Monday, 12 November 2012

Craft Your Passion #136 Clean and Simple

Its another Monday so that means its time for another Craft Your Passion Challenge.  This time we are asking you to create a clean and simple project.  Here is what I came up with:

Clean and simple is not my usual go-to style but, I do like to make CAS projects from time to time.  This, however, usually only happens when I am inspired to make a CAS project, so creating one on demand is a bit more difficult for me.  Once I got going though everything came together nicely.  I started with an image from Bugaboo Stamps.  They have a series of stamps called "Love Blocks", and I chose the one called "With Love".  I thought the pretty simplicity of it would be perfect for this challenge.

I printed the image on white card stock, trimmed it out and corner rounded the corners.  I inked the edges for a bit of interest and added some glitter pen to the image.  I decided to keep the colour scheme fairly simple, so I chose a white card base and cut a panel of white that I dry embossed with my Cuttlebug.  I inked the edges of the panel and the card front, and added some ribbon to the panel before adhering it to the card base with foam squares.  I added a bow to the middle strip of ribbon and added a few hat pins.

I love how this card turned out, which leads me to believe I should make CAS cards more often!  :)

Now its your turn.  Simply create a project using the CAS style and link it up at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Sunday, November 18th.  There are lots of prizes to be won so make sure to visit the blog to what they are.

Also, don't forget to visit the rest of the DT. They have created some beautiful projects this week so make sure to visit for some challenge inspiration!

I used the following products to make my card:

Card Stock:  Gina K Designs Pure White, Neenah Solar White.

Stamps:  Bugaboo Digi Stamps Love Blocks - With Love

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown.

Embellishments:  American Crafts Premium Satin Ribbon, Mark's Finest Papers Hat Pins

Adhesive:  Glue dots, foam squares.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart score board, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Ranger blending tool, Cuttlebug, Lifestyle Crafts Bloom embossing folder set.

I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:
  1. One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
  2. No Matter Which Challenges - Photo Inspiration
  3. Pretty Little Ribbon - Die Cuts/Punches, Ribbon, and Charms.
  4. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
  5. Everybody Art - Embossing
  6. Fussy and Fancy Friday - Pearls and Flowers


  1. very pretty, love the pins!

  2. Beautiful creation and interesting take on our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at NMW Challenges, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  3. Very elegant card, beautiful! Thanks for sharing in No Matter Which’s *Inspiration* challenge and good luck !


    Tammy, NMWC DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

    I have some candy on my blog, you are more than welcome to join ☺

  4. Ganz und gar zauberhaft.
    Danke, dass du bei uns mitgemacht hast.
    Viele Grüße Doreen EAC-Team

  5. What a difficult challenge, clean and simple, yet you made an amazing beautifull card. Thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck. Hope to see you back in our next month challenge. Hugs, Marion

  6. Gorgeous CAS card - love the design, the pins and your beautiful bow!!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  7. Oh so gorgeous!! Love the pretty shimmer on your flowers!! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

  8. Lovely CAS style card, great colours, thanks for sharing with us at TPLRS, hugs LIz xx

  9. I love the CAS style of this card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  10. Beautiful card, such a different take on our photo inspiration challenge. Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

  11. Love the simplicity but yet very elegant card. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

    1. Thank you for joining the December Challenge at One Crazy Stamper! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake

  12. cute! Thanks for entering the OCS challange! =D


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