Saturday, 4 June 2011

CES Challenges # 39...Clean & Simple

It's a lubberly jubberly day here...sun is shining and there's not a cloud in the sky...I'm already running for the garden to drag the hammock from the shed and I'm gonna lay and read my book...I don't think there'll be much crafting done today!

We've got a CLEAN & SIMPLE challenge for you today over at CES Challenges and the theme has been chosen by lil ole me! I chose it because I really struggle with CAS and I see so many gorgeous cards out there in blogland but mine never quite turn out the same...that said I'm quite pleased with this card coz I found some gingham in my paper box and it was a bit like pulling a pair of old fav comfy joggers out the drawer...a good old faithful friend that made me feel comfortable lol!

The girls have created some fantastic cards this week...I don't think I was the most popular member of the DT when I picked this challenge but I have to say they have totally rocked this challenge...yes...even you old mucker!

This weeks prize is a cool £10 gift certificate for the winner to spend in Crafty Emma's on-line store

Digital Sentiment Image: TLC
Design Papers: The Creative Cottage (Simply Gingham)
Card Stock: SU! (Wild Wasabi)
Embellishments: White Crossgrain Ribbon from my craft stash, Buttons & Bakers Twine from Crafty Emma's Store
Tools: Rectangle Nestabilities


Faye said...

Morning Hun, I think this is a scrummilicious card. The soft colours are perfect for the image. It's luuurverly. Sweet Cheeks wants his paddling pool out already!! Have a great weekend. xxx

Mandy said...

Your card turned out fab Donna, great layout and beautiful sentiment.

Once upon a time I used to do very CAS cards, now I seem to pile on everything around me on the desk !!

Enjoy the sunshine.


Nikbee said...

Enjoy the sun. It's gone back to being dull and cold here.
A fab card. I struggle with CAS cards too, but yours is fantastic.
Nikki x

Saskia said...

So beautiful and so elegant! :)

Catherine said...

This is such a beautiful and elegant card Sweetie ! Love the sentiment and the tiny buttons are so so cute ! Enjoy your reading in the sun ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Poppy said...

great card.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Donna.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, very clean & fresh, lovely design, have good weekend, sue,x

Georgia said...

Gorgeous card Donna, I love the gingham paper and the verse is lovely - the scalloped border looks so pretty! :) Love, Georgia xx

coops said...

gorgeous cas card donna.i love the gingham paper and the sentiment is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

You can't go wrong with gingham can you? I love it. The green is lovely and fresh, great sentiment too :o) Lisa x

Marion said...

Hi Donna,
I love this. You cracked the CAS.

Terry Oulboub said...

Donna, while you're out in the hammock reading a book and enjoying the beautiful sunshine there, we've got wind and rain! HAHA i don't mind at all though. Boy, what a FABBY card, girl! I love CAS - that's usually my style. The gingham is bold enough to make it lively and your sentiment with the scalloped background and that perfect knot fully make "simple" gorgeous! Love the little buttons too. This is too gorgeous and just my style - the subtle ink distressing adds even more; you're an excellent crafter girl! Have a lovely weekend!

Julie said...

I loved that you set this challenge, Donna!! Really enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone!! LOVE your card - the gingham background works perfectly with the sentiment and the ribbon!! Hope you enjoyed your day in the hammock!! Juliexx

Jennifer said...

Loved your challenge and love your card Donna! xx Jenny xx

Antonella said...

What a pretty card! Love the clean lines and the sentiment is "sweet". Hugs, antonella :-)

Basslady said...

stunning sweetness of your cas-card!

love the background-paper!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jemima's Jems said...

hi sweetie, i love your card donna, the papers and sentiment are lovely A great clean & simple card :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card Donna. Yes thanks I am keeping well, but still taking one day at a time.

Marion x

Sheena said...

A gorgeous card Donna - I love the sentiment. You do Clean and Simple so well!! Sheena xx

Rosietoes said...

Super card Donna.

Hope you managed some time in your hammock today!

Edna x

Donna Mosley said...

This is a fab card Donna, love the sentiment and gingham. Hope you had a lovely relaxing day and maybe a little snoozy in the hammock?

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Fab card, love the fresh colour scheme!
Helen x

Basslady said...

very beautiful and sweet!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Love the simplicity of this card, its so very stylish!!! Hugs Juls