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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Clean and Simple


This week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges the theme is clean and simple. The general definition of this is clean white (or other colour) space and minimal embellishments. Put that bling and frippery (is that a real word?) away and show us something simple.

For my card I used the Calla Lily Set from the shop, included in the set is individual flowers and leaves so you get a selection of images to choose from!
Coloured with promarkers,
Embossed with cuttlebug strip.
Rik rak ribbon from the Ribbon Girl.
Corner punch by Martha Stewart.


I must admit to not knowing much about flowers apart from what a rose and tulip looks like, but I was convinced calla lilies only came in white! Before I coloured my image in my sister bought me this lovely gift…

Calla lilies in dark purple!! I googled the images and they come in all sorts of colours! I opted for dusky rose as I just love that colour!

Ok , you can use any image you want but if you use a Digi Doodle image your entry will count twice, and these lilies are just perfect! Don’t forget to visit the Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team have created!

I will be entering this card into the following challenges;

Less is More - circles (2 circles - the image and the backing)
Allsorts Challenge Blog - free and easy
KB Cute Monday - use a digi


Kathyk said...

Morning matey,

Fabulous card and, unless there are rules against it, this entry would work on the LIM blog too as there are multiple circles (around your image and the punched detail).

Happy Thursday


Karen said...

Really lovely Debs and a perfect CAS card too.
Love your punched corners too.

Donna said...

Very pretty card Debbie, I love these calla lilies and I didn't know they came in purple! Love how you've done the corners of your card. hugs Donna x

dj1952 said...

Great CAS card! I love the flowers, too. I also like how you punched the bottom of the card. Hugs, dj

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card Debs - I also did not know that Calla Lilies came in any other colour than white - that purple one is fab.
Denise xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Debs. I adore your colouring. The layout is just right for CAS theme.


Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous CAS card Debs, lovely image.

Re my promarker containers - they're just cheap tubs that I bought in Ikea, and when I'm finished colouring they hook on the rail you can just see on my first pic, under the shelving. Lisa x

Judy said...

Stunning card! I love how you've placed the flower. Very nice touch. XX

Cate said...

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. Love your creations! I especially like the corner punch you've used on this project.

NancyD said...

I love purple calis. I have several of these lovely plants in my garden. Lovely CAS card. Nancy

ahlers5 said...

Great CAS card. Love the punch you added.

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Debs and I love the deep purple flower to!

Mandi said...

Lovely card Debs
Pretty lily
i think it may have worked better nearer the bottom, just my opinion, no offence
Thank you
Diva LIm
"Less is More"

Julie said...

Love your color choice for the lillies.

Chrissie said...

Lovely card Debs, I have to agree with Mandi in that I think the panel would have been a little happier with a little more space above it.
It's great whatever.
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

skylife said...

Really lovely CAS card. Love the punched corners.


P.S. My image is not a digi, it's a Hero Arts stamp :-)

coops said...

gorgeous card debs.the flower is beautiful and i love your casd design ;D

xx coops xx

lostinpaper said...

Such an elegant card! Love your lily and that punched corner is such a wonderful detail!

Donna Mosley said...

Very pretty and elegant design Debs, the punched corners are gorgeous.

Donna x

Fleur said...

A lovely card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Jules said...

Hi Debs

A lovely card .. .. the punched corners are gorgeous and I love your pink lilly.

Your real purple ones look stunning. what a lovely gift.

Love Jules xx

Shirl said...

Don't know if frippery is a word but I love it.
Your Calla Lilly looks so beautiful and makes the card look so elegant.
Hugs Shirley x x

CraftyLoops said...

Absolutely stunning card, less is definitely more. Lee xx

fatmonica said...

It's a beautiful card.

Sarah said...

Hi Debs, such a pretty card. Gorgeous image and great detail with the punched corners. I like the word 'frippery' too! Sarah

craftybunny said...

Beautifully CAS.Love the pink and well balanced with the corner details.
Lisa x

WeirdCat said...

Perfect for the CAS theme, love the corners,
Ruth x

Karen said...

Please forgive my late comments hun, it was such a poorly household last week in our house. Love this CAS card so much!
This card is just perfect and I know I couldn't have got it so spot on!