July 8, 2013

Hugs & Kisses

Howdy y'all!

I hope your weekend was a good one!  I would have loved an extra day to sleep in, but alas, it's back to the bump and grind of a regular work week.  The good thing, is that I don't have to be at work all week, until 10am.  I don't mind going in a bit later, but working later has its disadvantages.  Thank goodness it's only temporary. 

Today is week two of challenges over at House of Cards.  Even though my cards aren't due until the third week of the month, in support of their first month, I will be attempting to create a card each week.  This weeks challenge is CAS.  Here is what I created.

The color combo is the same the first four weeks, but the style of card is different each week.  I love this shimmery paper, with distressed inks on it.  It makes the color shimmery as well, once you've added them.  CAS is a style that I have always loved, but haven't really been able to create well.  I always want to keep adding stuff to my cards, rather than letting them be simple and lovely.  I do love how this turned out, and I am going to continue to try to create more CAS type cards.  I used THIS sketch, even though it's from a while back.  I really thought it would be perfect for today's CAS theme.  I hope the recipient of this card enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it for her.

I've combined the following challenges in my card today:

2 Sisters #151 - Red, White & Blue
Totally Gorjuss #191 - Anything goes, with circles
The Shabby Tea Room #174 - Inspiration Photo

I'm off to get ready for work, and start my day.  I do hope you'll head over to the HOC blog, to see the gorgeous CAS cards that are posted for you today.  They're wonderful!  Also, I hope you'll stop by tomorrow.  I've got another post scheduled, with some interesting news.

Have a great day!


Craftilicious said...

Your CAS take on the colours is genius - what could be more simple than the moon! Love it!

Nonni said...

Really beautiful -I especially love the little tag! xx Nonni, your HOC DT sister :)

sue t. said...

Great CAS card. I too used to have trouble with clean and simple, but like everything I kept trying and trying. Now you rarely see a layer on my cards!!

Mynnette said...

Steph, this is fabulous!!! LOVE the simple masking and the ombre effect of your inks! The twine and simple sentiment are amazing! You are fabulous! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the week!!! :)

Donna Nuce said...

Wow beautiful card Steph! It has such a serene feel to it. Have a great week. See you next week for our great reveal.

Daen'Ys said...

Not always easy the clean and simple, but you have perfectly mastered! This card is superbly executed and I love the idea of the moon. Twine and tag are in perfect harmony!
I wish you a great week and thank you for participating in the CAS style ...
Hugs, Rosi ...your HOC DT colleague :)

Nancy Seed said...

Love this idea. May be a CASe for my own cards. Thanks for being first out of the block on our Clean and Simple week at HOC.

Aquarius said...

That is seriously CAS - so effective

Gale said...

Simple beautiful card. I love how you used the color palette. I also struggle to do CAS, but I think you got it. Thanks for joining the CAS style challenge this week at HOC. Hugs, Gale (fellow DT member)

Ruth M said...

A perfect CAS card Steph! I love how you shaded the inks and the masked moon is a beautiful touch! Ruth x