Thursday, 2 June 2011

CAS, really, really, CAS

Good morning!!

OK, deep breath!!  This is so much of a tough challenge for me, cos even my CAS cards have layers of some sort on them, but I've been looking at some of the work my friends Jeannie and Julie have been doing recently, plus other stuff from around blog land I decided to challenge myself and give it a go... and enter the Less Is More - Pick a Square Challenge at the same time

And wadda you know, two cards!!

So I picked a square and made a card with a die cut florish, and die cut and punched butterflies. The butterflies have been inked with a Bundled Sage distress ink pad, and the florish is from a scrap of

Bo Bunny Double Dot CS

The second uses some new Bo Bunny stamps I picked up the other day when I popped into Scrapbook Sisters - honestly I should wear a blindfold to stop myself being naughty as they have some lovely stuff in at the moment :-)

I wanted to send my friend Ali a card, as she had ordered a Christening card from me and I know she stops by my blog every now and then.  We first met when we started primary school when we were 4, so I have known her... OMG 34 years this year!!  That's a long time!!  I think she is as stunned as I am at me being able to create things as we always hid at the back in art classes and she was one of the fellow recipients of a tut from whichever art teacher was trying to teach us.  Maybe with hindsight there was talent there, just the teaching didn't allow it to shine :-)  Anyway, we have been going on for ages about how we need to meet up for lunch and haven't got round to it for one reason or another.  A poor excuse I know, and as I was thumbing through some old pictures the other day I found quite a few of her in my birthday photos... always with a silly face on... LOL!!!  It really doesn't seem like its been 34 years, so this image and the Sandilion sentiment seemed appropriate.  I stamped the sentiment and then masked it to stamp the pocket watch and corner florishes.

I do like the simplicity of these cards as they really make you think about the composition and there isn't much room for error as you can't cover it up!!  Not that I ever have to do a bit of quick thinking to cover up something that hasn't worked as I'd intended, oh no :-D.  I'm not sure anything will prise me away from the more-is-more technique, but it certainly makes a nice change :-)  And it does make for a lovely quick card (think half an hour instead of my usual 2-3 hours!!)

I'd like to enter my cards for

Before I go, I got a mail the other day (OK last week, but time flies when you're having fun huh???) from Jeanie aka The Spotted Chick to say that I was one of the winners from her That's Krafty Thursday Challenge - which makes me a Krafty Chick, with even the badge to prove it, LOL!!  Thank you Jeanie, I was doing the clappy hand dance for ages after reading your email... which got me a few odd looks in the office but hey!!

now if I've worked it out right, I think today will be the start of the next Krafty Thursday, so why not stop on by and share you Krafty creations?

Thanks for looking!  More tomorrow

Sue xx


pinky said...

Hi Sue, great job with the CAS cards, are they hard or what. But yours are just lovely, two beautiful stamps used. Well done on your win at Jeanie's challenge;) I got your gorgeous card yesterday, loving that big PINK bow. Thanks so much Sue:)

Lisa Jane said...

Fab CAS cards - i love the butterfly
Well done you Krafty Chick!
Lisa x

Rusty said...

Beautiful, and I love the colour!! well done on being a Krafty chick x

Marlena M. said...

CONGRATS! Lovely swirlies and soft effect! ;)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Great cards I think you can let your breath out now ! Both are gorgeous and very stylish.


Susan said...

Two great cards! Love the butterfly die on the first card...and the second card is just FUN! Your friend will surely love it!
My card is HERE

Kathyk said...

Two fab cards and I LOVE the clock card


Lynne said...

Two great cards,love the second one.
Lynne xxx

Angela Weimer said...

Beautiful cards especially the clock. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Mary J said...

Well done krafty chick! And your two cards are amazing! I gotta try CAS more often!!!

Chrissie said...

Two sweet cards here Sue, that's a pretty flourish on your first card and the butterflies are lovely!
Thanks so much for joining us and stepping outside your comfort zone!
We'll hope to see you next time!
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Zoechaos said...

Love the first one and that you have done it in green magic! Then scrolling down the second card comes into view WOW this one is special perfect placement and wonderful stamp XOXO Zoe

Zoechaos said...

Love the first one so glad you have done it in Green. The second one is a real WOW that stamp is wonderful and the placement perfect. XOXO Zoe

Pami said...

Congratulations on becoming a Krafty Chick!! I am so JEALOUS!! Your cards are fabulous, I am too scared to try CAS!! Pami x

Liz, said...

Two gorgeous cards, and hey, I'm a Krafty Chick too!

Liz x

Sally H said...

Wow! Both beautiful cards! I love them

Anita said...

Love your CAS cards Sue. They look lovely.

Pauline said...

Two wonderful cards, love the watch image.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Krafty Chick eh? Congratulations! Well I'm impressed, LOL Love your CAS cards brilliant stuff:0) xxx