Lil' old Me

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I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 23 and a daughter Emma aged 21. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 26 years. My passion in life, besides my family, is papercrafting, especially cardmaking, although I "dabble" in scrapbooking. I was introduced to Jewellery making in 2012 and found another addiction :) I have been cardmaking since 2006. I am also a bit of a tigger freak!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Less is More

Now as you guys who follow my blog know I love "busy" cards - the more embellies the better but I thought it was time I challenged myself to do a clean and simple card. My buddie ALI makes some wonderful CAS cards and she is my "target" LOL. She has also introduced me to a new challenge blog for these types of cards LESS IS MORE - which challenge 6 is "One layer and off the edge".

I never thought it would be so hard and so easy at the same time!!! I started 3 different cards before this one. First with coloured ink in corners and stamped ontop (but looked messy), second a line of stamps diagonally across the card (but that looked wonky) then this one which I am sort of happy with (never happy am I LOL). I am a "quick card maker" anyway so WENDY always tells me, but this was mega quick!

I have also embossed right onto the card using nesties for the first time too - so all in all a very productive experiment!

IMAGES:
Stampin Up - Cause for celebrations set
SENTIMENT:
Hero Arts from SECRET CRAFTER
INKS:
TH Distress Inks in Barn Door, Worn Lipstick & Tattered Rose from SECRET CRAFTER
TOOLS:
Cuttlebug
Lables 12 nesties from SECRET CRAFTER
OTHERS:
Sakura stardust pen

29 comments:

Susie Sugar said...

Jane this is so sweet I love your mix of stamps
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Cathy said...

Fab card Jane ... love that heart stamp and great embossing.
CAS is simples really :)
Hugs
Cathy xx

Mandi said...

Hi Carroll I've not been over to your blog for ages, I seemed to have a problem with my following ones at one time and must have 'lost' you
Great CAS card, as it is to see you
See you next week!
mandi
"Less is Moore"

Caroline Hallett said...

this is a beautiful card - very effective - love it

Laura said...

Lovely card! Works perfectly for the challenge.

Stamps and Paper said...

Jane your card is very pretty makes a great anniversary card.

Anne

Curlybear said...

this is so pretty and delicate, fab colours too.
Hugz Bridget:0)x

Lynne said...

Lovely card. So bright and colourful.
Lynne xxx

cebelica said...

This is very beautiful!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Jane,
This is a gorgeous card. I love the simplicty of the layout.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Katina said...

A beautiful card Jane! x

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Chrissie said...

It's great to see you trying our blog... CAS is not as straight forward and simple as some people may think and these cards are not just a quick alternative.
This looks charming!
Love those stamps.
We'd love to see you back next week!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jo said...

I love your card, the stamps you've used are lovely, and I really like the embossing too. Jo x

Cheryl said...

oh really adore this hun its really beautiful,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Susan said...

Jane, I love the hearts...and you've done a great job with this tricky challenge!!

starcyl said...

Such a pretty card, love all those hearts!
Jenny x

Kathyk said...

FAB card and well done on your weight loss too

Kathyk

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Aww . . . this is great! You nailed the CAS style here.
Hugs, Sandra

Linda said...

LOve thise hearts and the sentiment fits in beautifully . Well done Jane. Thanks for stopping buy and visiting my blog too xxxx

sharingthepassion said...

Wow wow wow Mrs this is STUNNING! Aw thank you lovely lady! Looking forward to seeing more although I LOVE your busy crds too :D

Mwah

Ali x

Faith A said...

Gorgeous card, love it

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Lovely card, and great embossing, well done.
Maureen........x

Michelle said...

lovely card xx

Sasha said...

Lovely card! The stamps you've used are fab. I really like the colours and embossing.

Tricia :O) said...

Gorgeous Card Jane :O)

Aileen said...

Your card works really well. x

Donna said...

Wow - great minds think alike! Your card is very similar to the one I've made this week! Yours is lovely x

Sonia said...

I see you have a SU addiction to lol.. I buy them then never use them!! Great card, love the scattering of hearts.
Hugs Sonia xx