Thursday, 16 January 2014

It's clear and simple, eat more cake

C&S is not usually my style, but I'm actually really fond of this version.  The die cut creates a bit of interest but has relatively no other embellishments.  Plus it's also almost completely flat, which is ideal for posting.  I've made a few cards in this style now, and really like it.

My Christmas versions of this style used the Frostyville snowflake border die, but today's birthday version features a Memory Box Nottingham Flower border die.  I am really liking this die at the moment, and snagged it in the sale at The Stamp Basket.  There are some dies that I buy and then wonder how I'm going to use them, but this is one that I predict will get a lot of use.

The only embellishments are some liquid pearls on the flowers of the die, and a thin pink satin ribbon, tied into a double bow, with my newly acquired bow maker, which is another tool I'm using a lot lately.

I debated whether to add a sentiment, or some pearls, but decided against both in the end.

I've been super efficient because this project is to support the 'favourite C&S style' challenge at As You Like It Challenge and also the 'In the Kitchen' challenge at Crafty Little Fairies.

And if you're doubting this is my favourite C&S style, then take a look here and here for some of the previous versions.  :0)

Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Squirrel x said...

Oooh, gissa slice then! Super gorgeous CAS card hun, that border is so pretty (and tempting) and let's face it, who could resist a bear with cake?! Brilliant. Hugs xx

Sarah said...

You do that layout sooo well Annette and that die is a bobby dazzler!! That darling bear is coloured so beautifully and she looks ever so chuffed with her cake (rather like me yesterday with my brownies and carrot loaf!) xx

Gail Townsend said...

gorgeous card, I love the clean and simple look. Gail

Judith said...

ooo I love this - what a great design -I love how you used that die to create the top of the card hugs Judith x ps not to mention the cake lol

agapanthus said...

Fab card, Netty! I really liked your Xmas ones too when you posted them in Dec! Just wanted to say thanks for the sentiments freebies in your freebie section. I've used one on the card in the link below.
Best wishes Karen x

Carol S. said...

Hi Annette, Wow! A stunner today. Loving the C&S style. Hugs, Carol S.xx

MichelleZ said...

That die cut is gorgeous. You made a good design choice by not adding any more. The die and your image are both gorgeous on their own. Thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. Happy Stamping! ~Michelle

Kat W said...

It's a super CAS design so keep on using it I say! I think this might be my fave version but just because of the pretty pastel colours...and the cake - yum!
Hugs, Kat x

Mojca said...

oh looks so so gorgeous Annette. love the cute image. hugs! MOjca

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card, such a sweet image and love that die!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Annette this style of card is AWESOME and I love how you make this one too! this style totally suits this image too! love it hugs me x

Jennifer said...

Totally gorgeous, Annette. Love your CAS design, and your colouring is amazing!

Jennifer. x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Annette this is gorgeous card and so bright and cheerful. Love the detail at the top.
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Julie Kitchener said...

Wow so gorgeous and very cute!

Christine L said...

It's Clean and Simple and totally gorgeous Annette.... and I agree totally with you, needs no sentiment or gems... which only detract from the fabbie image and colouring..

Christine x

Carissa said...

Gorgeous colouring. Lovely layout too.

Iris said...

Beautiful card Annette! Thanks for joining us this week over at the Graph'It color challenge!


Anne said...

This is gorgeous Netty, beautiful colouring and layout ...and lovely to see the older stamps still being used.

Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge - good luck!

Anne x
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Cindy Groh said...

Love it. The image is adorable and your coloring is amazing. Well done.

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