Friday, 16 November 2012

Clean & Simple!

Good morning and the week seems to have passed in a flash once more! I can't believe that it's Christmas in just over 5 weeks - how scary is that???
Anyway, as it's Friday it's time for a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts.  And this week was definitely a challenge for me!  Our Lovely Lisa has chosen the challenge 'CAS - Black & White'.  Now I browse around lots of blog out there in Blogland and some people do fantastic CAS cards, but when I try it mine always look unfinished!  But, I thought I'd be brave and have a go...

I think I managed the Black & White - but the CAS is probably a bit dodgy.... I don't think my crafting brain is geared to a clean and simple layout. 
Anyway, I've used a tree stamp and sentiment both from Chocolate Baroque, with some added pearls and gems on the tree. These are matted onto silver mirri card, with some b&w gingham ribbon (from Joanna Sheen).  The die cut flower was made with a Sizzix die. 
So after all the huffing and puffing while I tried to decide what to do, I was quite pleased with it when I'd finished, although it's perhaps a bit on the simple side! 
So I do hope that you'll join in with us this week at Totally Papercrafts.  I'd love to get some more CAS inspiration from everyone! 
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I'll be back soon, 
Kim x 
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafts and Me - non-traditional Christmas colours
PennysPaperCrafty - anything goes
CraftySentiments - christmas


  1. JUst GORgeous! A FABulous design. LOve the mirri card and this pretty flower. LOve your pearls too.

  2. Lovely card and wonderful detail Kim.

  3. CAS and beautiful. Love that tree and black white and silver work so well together
    Eileen x

  4. This is a gorgeous CAS card Kim. I love the tree and the the beautiful flower


  5. Hi Kim..lovely CAS card, have a good weekend, x carol

  6. nothing simple about it at all, its just perfect! xx

  7. This is gorgeous Kim and looks really classy.


  8. Gorgeous CAS card Kim, love the B & W, fab design? Karenx

  9. This is gorgeous Kim, love the tree and fab flower.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  10. A beautiful tree tree & a lovely card - I do so love black & white! Jx

  11. Fabulous card Kim, I love the silver with the black and white, very classy card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Lovely! This was a toughie eh?!

    Susan xx

  13. Such a fab card, !!!Thanx for joining us Penny's challenges.

  14. This is just stunning. I love that tree stamp!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  15. Wonderful Christma card -Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  16. Hi Kim, I love the tree stamp it's fabulous. I know what you mean about CAS I nearly had a fit when I saw it, I don't do less but I must say I really enjoyed it, though I still think mine was a bit 'busy'.
    Hugs Sue W.

  17. This is simply stunning. I love the way you worked with layers and the negative and positive spaces. Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  18. Kim your christmas card is so elegant in white and black !! Just fab !! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  19. A lovely black and white creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  20. stunning design Kim, I love the monochrome it works so beautifully...thanks for joining in with the Crafts & Me challenge
    Mina xxx


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Kim x