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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Clean & Simple - Thinking of You

Hi fellow crafters and followers.  Hope you are all well today and enjoyed your Bank Holiday. Gosh I have had a busy one this time.  No crafting though, much to my dismay but we are in the middle of decorating our lounge, had a skip to empty the loft and met my nieces wife who has bravely moved from America to here.  Yes I did make them a wedding card and yes it will appear on my blog at some stage but it was good to meet her and see Sara since her wedding in America.  Hopefully will get some crafting done tomorrow -no decided - will definitely get some crafting done tomorrow. or should I say today as it is now Tuesday. 

Today's post is a card I made for the Craftateers blog. The challenge was Punches and Die cuts and was Sheila's choice.

This was an easy one for me as I use spellbinders on every card.  I always struggle with layouts and went to Paper Playful to find a sketch.

I began with a C5 card in centura pearl.  I then matted another piece of centura pearl after pricking around the edges in Sue Wilson style.  I found a suitable size piece of sea green centura pearl in my 'bit box' and embossed it using an embossing folder from Couture - Encaustic.  I then die cut a piece of white centura pearl using Blossom 5 spellie and before embossing I placed a stencil from Imagination Crafts - Butterfly Blossom - under my die and then ran it through to emboss.

My punch is a Martha Stewart border punch.  I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment and finally found a small flower which I had made from the Martha Stewart paper clay, covered it with perfect medium and put some WOW White Twinkle embossing glitter on and embossed that.

The sketch was from a Clean and Simple Challenge 248.  If you follow this link to the website there is a PDF facility to access sketches from previous challenges.  So if ever you are stuck for a layout that would be a good starting point.

Thanks for stopping bye.  Take care.

I have entered this card into the following challenge: -


  1. Wow, that's so beautiful. I love all the gorgeous embossing on it. Lovely combinations. Cheers, Holley

  2. Kandy I love the CAS design, beautiful blue for this monochromatic card and I just love the embossing and dies! So elegant. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  3. Really beautiful card Hun, love the embossed background, very elegant xx

  4. Beautiful Kandy, love the embossed background.

    Linda xxx

  5. A lovely card, gorgeous embossing

  6. Lovely layout and colours, great shapes and embossing, love the punched border! Great card!!

  7. This is very Elegant Beautiful Hugs Sandra xx

  8. This is beautiful...so elegant! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  9. I love the embossing folder you used and find your blog from the Craft Galore facebook group.

  10. I love the embossing folder you used and found your blog via the Craft Galore facebook page

  11. Gorgeous simply elegant card,

    Thank you for your comments on my blog.

    Moira xx

  12. Great CAS card! I love the embossing! xx

  13. Beautiful execution of the CAS design style! Your focal elements are visually interesting and the embossing adds depth and elevates your design! Thanks for dropping this off by 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  14. This is a very pretty CAS card....really like the soft colours and the lovely embossing xx

  15. Beautiful CAS card Kandy. I saw this on MIM..LOz

  16. Such a pretty card, love the embosing and colors xx