Thursday 23 June 2011

Moving Along Clean & Simply

Good morning all, goodness knows what the weather will bring today but as I'm writing this we have a red sky here in 
'Sunny Hunny'
I'd like to say 'hello' and thank you to my new followers, you certainly know how to make someones day!

It's Thursday already which means DT time for me over at

Before I show you my card today I just want to thank everyone who played along last week with our
Inspired By A Song Challenge
I had the best time checking out all the blogs and songs. It was the most fun I'd had since I started blogging!

Today our Head 'Teamie' The one and only Hazel has chosen the theme and she chose
Oh my goodness these are sooooooo NOT simple!!
This was the hardest card I have ever made, and this is about the 7th attempt!
I cannot stamp directly onto a card, I know that now and have I finally come to terms with that fact! It's not that I didn't try
............I think I tried too hard!!
My little 'Janpanse Girl' (I'm still playing last weeks challenge) is a sticker! Is that cheating? It felt like cheating, especially when I tell you my sentiment is a rub on! With that knowledge you would think this card took all of 5 minutes to make, well think again because it took me days!!!!!
And trying to photograph it was another nightmare, I don't think the camera likes red!

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So pop over to MAWTT for all the details and to check what the fabby Design Team have been busy making for your inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by to have a look,  and for the lovely comments I receive

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Ladybugs Craft Ink  - Use Red
One Stop Craft - Stick It!
Creative Card Crew  - Asian Flair
Gingerloft  - Asian
Dutch Dare - Clean & Simple
Scrappy Frogs  - Simply Red


Christine L said...

HI Laurie.... I love your card! And no, it wasn't cheating... well at least I don't think so!! I love anything oriental, so this is a real pleaser for me. And I soooooooo know what you mean about CAS being CA (anything but) simple.... if you check out my latest creations, you'll know what I mean! They took me three days!
Christine x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOL I remember my first C&S I phoned Hazel n she just said take ya photos & then step away just leave it alone now!! LOL easier said than done!!
But hun this is fab! Love the colours!
hugs shell xx

Berry said...

T thinks this is so fab Laurie! I know what you mean about CAS I just don't do it! You have made a superb job of this fab colours and just brilliant little image love it! hugs rebekah xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol.. i can just imagine.... but it turned out perfectly .. i love it . And who says you have to stamp? Crafting is done i lots of different ways .I love the oriental theme .. and think it suits the theme . Your little lady is soooo cute, and a beautiful sentiment
Hope you have a great day .. and thanks for joining our red themed challege at LCI
Lisa xx

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Laurie definitely worth all the effort, such a beautiful card - I love it.
Hope you are OK.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sue B said...

Hi, Laurie, Aww bless, sounds like this card gave you some stress! the Clean and Simple & Less is More are the Hardest cards to make!!! I think stickers, rub ons or die cuts work very well with these types of cards!!

This is gorgeous - love the way the girl's dress matches pattern and the black twine is just right. I think you've got it spot on! Love the sentiment - it's perfect!

Thanks for the Le Mans, France idea btw - Brilliant !!!!!
Have a nice evening!
Hugs Sue xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh no I've started singing again now!!!! Love the card and stickers are definately NOT cheating!!!
Love Hazelxoxo

Claire said...

This is a lovely card, very oriental. Hugs, Claire x

Debs said...

Fab card Laurie - I love the little image - so cute!
Have a fab evening.

Pami said...

Your post did make me laugh Laurie, I was exactly the same as you!! I completely freaked out, although I enjoyed it once it was done!! Your card is fabulous though so no need to worry! I love the oriental theme, she is very sweet! Oh and thanks for joining in with us at LCI this week! Hope you have had a great day. Pami x

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, the colours are perfect for the sweet image
Hugz Fleur xXx

Val said...

I think this is fabulous - everything ties together really neatly.

Thanks for your lovely words.


Lynn said...

Wow! What a wonderful card, so clean and crisp with a splash of that gorgeous little geisha:)
Thanks so much for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges:)
Lynn xx

Whimsey said...

Totally adorable!!!

Thanks for joining us at LCI this week!!

Hugs, Michele

sandra's crafty corner said...


what a lovely CAS card,i think its is perfect, love that little oriental girl she is so cute thanks for joining us at dutch dare card challenges and good luck,
hugs sandra DT

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous sweet card.

Benzi said...

I must say you made a fabulous CAS card with your sticker and rub-on. Just couldn't be more adorable.

Anonymous said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love this clean and simple idea, sometimes less is better.
Hugs xx

Basslady said...

absolutely lovely!

the image and the paper fit together totally perfect!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

cowboydutrem said...

Wow I just love this CAS card!