Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Just Blossom...Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #239~CAS, The Heart Desires Challenge #11, STAMPlorations April CAS Card Challenge~Anything Goes (Optional Twist: Pastel)

Hello,

Well, it's snowing again. 'Nuff said about that!

Welcome to Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #239~Clean and Simple.


For those new to what *Clean and Simple* entails or those needing a refresher (pick me, pick me!), we've provided guidelines for what we're hoping to see - or perhaps, 'not' see -  in your cards/projects. Yes, sometimes it's challenging to hold back on the good stuff - layers, embellishments, patterned backgrounds - but hopefully, this reminder, as well as the DT cards, will offer inspiration.  The adage of 'less is more' holds true here, so let that focal image be the star of the show, the diva on the stage, the solo performer, the 'one and only'....


The spark for my card rests solely on the creative shoulders of ever-so-talented Toni, of Frankie Helps Craft fame; indeed, she "made" me create this card, after I saw her bunny-delight here *grin* which she designed for the current Cards In Envy~Pretty Pastels Card Challenge (my butterfly will be joining the gallery, too):


So easy to create and with a change of paper/sentiment, this simple design could be multi-purposed for an array of occasions! Thank you, Toni, for the idea!

Please visit the other members of the DT to see their creative ventures, then join us with a sampling (or three) of your CAS-iliciousness.  Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

The Heart Desires Challenge #11~


Cards In Envy~Pretty Pastels Card Challenge

STAMPlorations April CAS Card Challenge~Anything Goes (Optional Twist: Pastel)


Allsorts Challenge #412~I Spy something beginning with *B*

Thank you for dropping by; your visit is both welcomed and deeply appreciated!




28 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about the snow. But I'm guessing your weather is like ours - if you don't like it, just wait five minutes because it will change that fast! Adorable card! LOVE that plaid panel with your stunning lacy butterfly. This is a sure winner if I ever saw one!! Great card. xoxo Bev

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  2. Can I say "love" enough? I think not! perfectly simple and yet so eye-catching.

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  3. woow
    that PLAID
    love it against the white umbrella
    adorable CAS Card miss C
    see you soon
    hugs from teamie
    Monika

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  4. So pretty Carol, love the DP.
    Snow here as well and it's May on Saturday! The world has gone mad. :)

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  5. Loving your card! The plaid just pops against the white. I love that butterfly too. It always makes me smile to see your cards, but even more so when it features a butterfly. :)

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  6. This is such a pretty design Carol and I love that stitched frame - so gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  7. Thud! What a fantastic, fabulous card, Carol! I LOVE what you created! I'm gonna case it for sure(cuz I know I have that frame die and a stithed die)! Thank you for even more inspiration using this die set! Keep the ideas coming. ;) Oh gosh, I'm sorry you have more snow. Mother Nature...please change it to sun! Yea, right, like I have any influence! Hugs!!

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  8. Charming!!! LOVE the plaid with the stitched frame. Perfect behind the beautiful butterfly!

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  9. Beautiful card...sherbet colours saying sunny summer.I am in die envy!! Wish we were having a sunny summer and sounds like you wish it too..snow!! well yesterday we had hail storms and freezing temperatures again! xx

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  10. A lovely creation and a super design, many thanks for joining in with our 'I spy' theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  11. I WANT that peek-a-boo window die. It frames your beautiful plaid paper so well, Carol, and gives a place for the lacy butterfly to rest.

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  12. Such beautiful creation, Carol! The colors in the window are so sweet, and the butterfly!!! What a beauty!

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  13. Beautiful and stylish card!
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

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  14. I am a big fan of Toni, too, but your CASE of her card is just jaw-dropping! Love that PP and the delicate butterfly! Swoon..........

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  15. I just received this frame die in the mail! Absolutely adore that pretty plaid behind it and the delicate, white butterfly!

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  16. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  17. Love your card. The stitched frame looks great with the plaid and beautiful butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Love the bit of pretty colors with that gorgeous white butterfly!Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

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  19. I really LOVE this CAS card, Carol! Your butterfly is so delicate and lovely, and I love how you placed the plaid pattern! Such a great layout...in fact, I'm tempted to CASE your idea, if you don't mind :) Sending hugs ~ Barb xo

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  20. This is sooo stunning, I love that intricate butterfly and the way you contrast the white agains the rainbow coloured paper is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  21. Oh, now this is so SWEET! Love the bit of plaid!
    Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires Challenge #11!

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  22. Very sweet! Thanks for joining us at the Heart Desires Challenge

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  23. I love the idea of your card that you could make multiples of using different paper. This paper is so pretty with the white surrounding it. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

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  24. What a delicate filigree butterfly, Carol ... just so pretty against the slip of plaid DP! Hugs, Anita :)

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  25. CAS fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires Challenge!

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  26. Congratulations on your well-deserved STAMPlorations win. Yahoo!

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    1. Thank you soooo much! Your enthusiasm warms my heart!
      Hugs~c

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  27. So classy and elegant. Absolutely love the plaid against the white...stunning x Congratulations on your so well deserved top pick x

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