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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Still trying new stuff....

I don't know what I've been thinking just lately but I've been trying loads of new stuff and as I've been quite happy with the results (so far!) I thought I'd have another go at clean and simple.... This is my absolute nightmare when it comes to making cards. I'm so rubbish at them... This is the first that I've been mildly happy with but I still want to go mad and pile loads of things onto it :-)
The image is a freebie digi called Vase Full of Love but I got it when I was new to all this stuff and didn't record where I got it from - if anyone can help me out, please let me know! I think this image is perfect for a CAS card.


I've coloured it with my promarkers and a little white gel pen. Then all I've added is a little bit of ribbon from my stash and a stamped sentiment from Clare Curd's clear stamps range. Another first - stamping directly onto the card! Although I have to admit I practised several times first and I didn't apply even pressure across the whole stamp as I'm sure you can tell!

My overall verdict.... It's ok but I think I need a bit more practice! Love the image though - I'll be using it again!
Challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Red, pink and white only (green stems/leaves are allowed!)
PaperPlay Challenges - Hearts and Flowers but not Valentine
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - A stamped flower
Let me know what you think :-)
Love 'n' hugs,

17 comments:

Melly said...

Oh oh I love it!!
So fab honey!! Looks brill! Go you!!
Hugs Melly xxx

Wishcraft said...

Great CAS card Mel, love the image :o) Stamping directly onto the card makes me nervous - I always practice loads before I do it! Lisa x

Sally said...

I like it a lot Mel. A nice CAS card which says so much. A very prety image as well.
Sally x

clare brown said...

check you out trying new stuff.I just loved your digi valentines card and the added detail of the gel pen is a fab idea.

clare x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mel,I think this is just lovely. Very elegant & pretty. Fab image, your colouring really makes it pop.

Donna x

Lynne in NI said...

ohh what a pretty card! Your CAS style is just perfect ... and I agree, its dead scary stamping straight onto the card!

Mags said...

Trying new stuff can be so scary, especially when stamping directly on the card! This is lovely, the image is great and the ribbon sets off your colouring beautifully!

luv, Mags x (who is terrified by CAS!!!!!)

Dragonlady said...

Hi Mel

Lovely CAS card, it is very effective. Keep trying new things hun.

Hugs Ali x

coops said...

brilliant cas card mel.the image is fab and great touch of colour :D

xx coops xx

uksharon said...

Simply effective.
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

NGCARDS said...

Such a beautiful card hun Thanks for joining in this week with our Colour Scheme Challenge over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday’s Challenge Blog! xxx

Suzanne said...

This is my idea of a card, Mel. Although I absolutely love embellies, I much prefer them on other peoples cards than on my own, lol. You have the CAS look down to a T here, hun x

shell said...

Brill CAS card hun, i really really struggle with it myself, love my flowers a little too much LOL..
Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations.
Shell xx

Liz said...

Wonderful inspiring work Thanks for joining the theme at Paperplay

Liz x

Sarpreet said...

go with your gut instinct

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Mandy said...

Mel this is gorgeous hun, I love this CAS look but I failed miserably at it lol
hugs Mandy xx