Thursday, 30 August 2012

No embellishments

At Charisma Cardz challenges this week the theme is No embellishments - I didn't think it would be that hard but it really was tough staying away from the flowers, buttons, ribbons and all the other bits and pieces that usually go into the card design these days. When I started making cards - quite a few years ago now - I didn’t use much in the way of embellishments but trends have changed and these days it seems that more is well and truly more! We all have pots full of buttons, reels & reels of ribbon, boxes of brads, bunches of flowers, chipboard this and that - the list is endless really, but sometimes it's good to let the image take the spotlight and this is what I've tried to achieve today. 

I wanted a nice bright and cheerful card so chose some Basic Grey papers from the Life of the Party set, the image, which I coloured with my Promarkers, is from Can you Digi it and 10% of its sales are donated to charity and the sentiment is a freebie from Simply Homemade magazine.


The challenges I'm entering:
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Layers on layers
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything goes  
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Off the edge 
LEJ Designs - Anything goes 
Paper and Such Design - Wings’n’things 
365 Cards - Stripes 
Make it Monday - Always anything goes  
Whoopsi Daisy  - Two patterned papers


Elaine said...

How fabulous , what a lovely card ,I love that tape measure paper its fab thank you for joining us at The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week Hugs Elaine

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Hugs Nataliya

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Paper and Such!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining the "Wings & Things" challenge at Paper and Such.


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Cheryl said...

I also saw you on MIM

Kim said...

Thatis a tough challenge but you handled it perfectly. Gladyou could join us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Shirley-anne said...

Great card with fab papers and super image . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

coldwaters2 said...

gorgeous card loving those papers and the image it is super, thank you for joining our challenge at whoopsie daisy this week
lorraine x

Stephanie said...

Love it! That patterned paper was perfect for your card! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper and Such for this week's challenge!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that the dress form has a bingo card on it, what a unique combo of images. Many thanks for joining us at 365 Cards.

Bev Cole said...

what a cool card. I love the image with the wings. So artsy!

Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs this week, hope to see you often!


Karen said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Carol said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time. Carol x