Saturday, 12 March 2011

Clean and Simple for One Stop Card Crafts

Good morning everybody

Two weeks since I last blogged - bad girl - but just had other things going on - life - I suppose.

Anyway, I have two posts today.  The first is my DT Card for OSCC, and we are looking for Clean and Simple, so that means "A card with clean lines, minimal elements, areas of white space and few or no embellishments".  So not my style, but I realised that I actually quite like the one I have produced for today.

Our sponsor this week Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps offering the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice.

I don't often do DL cards, but I felt this flower stamp needed something other than square.  The stamp is from a PaperArtsy Hot Picks Stamp plate, and there are lots of other elements as well, including a beautiful owl.  One of my many purchases at the ArtsyCrafts event I attended a couple of weeks ago.

For this card I cut a circle to use as a template and coloured it with a variety of distress inks.  I then stamped the flower with archival ink, and added extra colour direct from the pad with a paintbrush to enhance it.    Very quick and easy.  Why don't I do more of them - I don't know - I think it is the expanse of white that I just want to fill up and no embellishments!!

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Craft Us Crazy - anything that reminds you of nature
Crafty Sentiments - Just for you
Pixie Dust Studio - Thank you for being you
Less is More - One Layer and Off the Edge
Bearley Mine - Birthday Card
Creative Craft Challenge - Thank you
Top Tip Tuesday - Birthday card
Southern Girls - Use Flowers
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Use a Stamped Flower

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.


  1. Very striking, very gorgeous. xxx

  2. Very nice, perfect c&s

  3. Very effective Val, it really stands out well. x

  4. Beautifully stamped! Love that orange around your flower =) THanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week!

  5. This card is simply beautiful! Love the bold colors!

    Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge! I hope you'll do so again soon!

  6. Hi Val, I really like your card, it looks so artistic! Lovet he warm colour you used. Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy. Hugs, Frea

  7. Just shows how a more simple card can be equally striking.

  8. What a gorgeous card Val.Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly

  9. What a fabulous card.Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly

  10. Very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust.

  11. It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine....


  12. Great card thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge
    Jenny x

  13. Such a stunning card - I love the way you've stamped the flower on the edge of the card, and added the circle of colour.
    Love, Andrea xx

  14. What a fab CAS card! thanks for joining in at the just for you challenge at crafty sentiments hugs Rebekah xx

  15. WOW this is stunning, Thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxox

  16. really beautifull ! Thanks for joining the Pixies this week ! Joyce xo

  17. Beautiful creation Val. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

  18. LOVE Paper Artsy stamps and this is gorgeous... So you met Lord Tim and came home with some great memories how lucky are you... lol

    Fantastic card and so vibrant, love it:-)

  19. This is fabulous Val, I don't know why you don't do more CAS cards either!
    This is really very striking!
    There are a few too many challenges combined here for our challenge however, as we have a max of five.
    We hope to see you next time Val.
    "Less is More"

  20. Fabulous card - love that image, must look out for it

  21. What an effective card That is a super flower
    Thanks for entering our challenge
    "Less is More"

  22. I love the distress inked circle of colour as it really lifts the card, which is smashing btw


  23. Love your card Val, very striking. Jo x

  24. Very pretty love the flower, thanks so much for joining us in our Flower Challenge at Southern Girls. I hope to see you again.

  25. Wonderful card!!. Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Good luck
    xx Vee

  26. This is so pretty! I love the flowers. Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls.
    Alicia xx

  27. You do CAS so well Val, you should do it more but then again you got to get inky right!! Every time I get inky, my daughter tells everyone I have Tim Holtz fingers! It causes a few raised eyebrows to non crafters!!!!! xx


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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