Friday, 13 May 2011

CASsy, Scrappy, Krafty

Hello!!  Phew, blogger appears to be working again, even though yesterday's post disappeared, but I have reposted it below!  Actually I'm gutted because I had a good trawl and looked at loads of things last night and commented too (I was so behind!!) and I think they have all gone :-(  I'm so sorry if you are one of the people who's comment has got lost!!

Anyhow, I'm soooo glad it's Friday but oh my word another week that has flown by!!

Today's card uses the same Paper Shelter image as yesterday but a much simpler design

I've used the sketch from the Sweetest Thing

but made it rectangular not square and made the image portrait not landscape, so hope it still counts for the challenge!

I coloured the Paper Shelter image in duck egg blues, and then used some scraps from recent projects, no new piece of paper cut here!!  I don't know about you but I have bags full of scraps that are generally too small to use on a project, but I feel so guilty chucking them out, not even into the recycling bin!!  I think this sketch is an excellent way of using them up!!

I stamped round the edge of the image with a freebie stamp I was given at one of the stalls at Ally Pally - a pretty useful stamp so I'm really pleased :-) - and used the same caramel chalk eye to ink the edges of the papers.

The gingham ribbon is from Scrapbook Sisters and is left over from this weeks DT card.  The swirl has been stamped directly on the card (I hate doing this, I am ALWAYS convinced I'm going to muck it up!!) and is by Autumn Leaves and the sentiment is by Woodware.  The blue paper is the reverse of one of the papers, but I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss dots embossing folder for a bit of dimension and interest. 

Hope you like it!  I'm really pleased how it turned out :-)  As much as I *love* piling it on a card, I do like the CAS look too :-)

I'd like to enter these challenges

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous .. love the colours again and that fab flourish
Lisa x

Mary J said...

WOW!! I love your take on that sketch Sue and what great use of kraft!!!

Jodi said...

This has amazing impact. I actually love the simplicity! Great job!

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Anonymous said...

Oh love your card so simple and stylish! hugs Samantha :)

Whimsey said...

What a great image; LOVE that flourish! Beautiful!

Amanda R said...

Love this card Sue! I like the kraft cardstock and the blue colors together, nice pop of color.

The Spotted Chick said...

OMG!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card Sue!! The image, the flourish, the colors... WOW!! Perfectly done! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is a gorgeous CAS card and also fits the current challenge at The Kraft Journal... we hope you decide to enter ths fabulous project there as well as we would love you to play along with us! :-)

Priscilla said...

GORGEOUS card, Sue!! Love those colors!! Congrats on winning Jeanie's TKT Challenge this week!!