Tuesday, 5 June 2012

CAS at The Crafty Pad

Good morning, it's time for some fabulous new releases at The Crafty Pad. We are giving all our readers the opportunity to win the entire set, read on to find out more.

I was lucky enough to be given this gorgeous image called 'Bird Silhouette' to work with. As soon as I saw it I just knew I wanted to make a CAS card, as anyone who knows me will realise this is something quite different for me. My inspiration came from last weeks sketch over at Clean & Simple Stamping, unfortunately I'm to late to enter my card into their challenge.

I copied the image into word and changed the colour to match the Core'dinations card stock that I had decided to use, I then re-sized the image to fit inside my Spellbinders Scalloped Oval die. I did things the hard way and printed the image, cut it out and then placed it behind the die cut frame, when I thought about it later I realised I could have printed the white panel with everything on it in one go and just placed the die cut frame on top - I'll know next time.

The 'Thank You' text was created in word and printed directly onto the white panel. I cropped the little bird from the main image and re-sized it before cutting it out and adhering it to the finished card. The scalloped edge at the bottom of my card was made using a Martha Stewart edge punch.

I decorated the inside of my card to complement the front making sure that I left plenty of blank space to write my thank you note.

I did enjoy making this card, but although the style is clean and simple they certainly are not simple to make, you have to be really accurate in everything you do because the slightest imperfection really does show.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Card Makin' Mamas Challenge 46 - Feeling Punchy!
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 92 - Branching Out
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 36 - Rainbows, Clouds or Wings
Shelly's Images Challenge - Pick at least Two (Blue, Digi, Monochromatic, Punched Border)
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 116 - Use a Digi
That Craft Place Challenge 12 - Trees and Nature
The Secret Crafter Challenge 188 - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge 19 - Die Cuts & Punches
Quirky Crafts Challenge 12 - Up, Up and Away (or The Sky's the Limit)
Divas by Design Chalenge 37 - Anything Goes

Make sure you pop over the The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and look at all the DT inspiration and then make a visit to The Crafty Pad Designs Shop and check out the new images.

For your chance to win the entire set, all you have to do is leave a comment on the Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and your name will go into the draw - for a second chance in the draw become a follower of The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog and leave us another comment telling us you are a follower, it's that easy!

Commenting will close 12pm BST on Monday the 11th of June and the winner will be announced on Thursday the 14th of June.

We hope you love the new release as much as we do. Don't forget, there is still plenty of time to get your entries in for this weeks Ribbon Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today, please visit again soon.



Victoria said...

Absolutely stunning! I found CAS so difficult when I first started but I've learned so much through doing it that I think my layered cards are better now!
You look like you do these cards every day! You've made it look easy!

Seafield Jo said...

Wow Pauline, this is gorgeous.

Jo x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Pauline,love the image.xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is just stunning Pauline, really pretty. Hugs Susan x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning creation hun, perfectly CAS!

Thank you for sharing with us this week at Divas, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx


Hi Pauline
A beautiful card love the colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Sue said...

Hi Pauline, this is stunning, that image is just so beautiful and I really love the design
All the best

Josephine said...

What a beautifully elegant card!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Pauline I love your card, that simple design with that gorgeous image is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Dawn Louise said...

Simply fabulous very effective thanks for entering our challenge at that craft place x

Carol said...

Stunning card Pauline, love the colour you've used. I think you just nailed CAS! Carol x

Sue B said...

Oh this is a great design Pauline! I love the image and how you've made it match the cardstock. It's a fab CAS design!! :-)
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card.

Wendy Fraser said...

Super CAS card, so classy. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Darlene said...

This is just perfect and SIMPLY beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our "PICK 2" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Tamie said...

Gorgeous colors and truly a beautiful clean and simple card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Pauline, what a gorgeous card you have made. Know what you mean about CAS but you have done a perfect job.

Congratulations by the way:


Best wishes, Kym xxx

Lori Turner said...

Very pretty CAS card!! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Diane said...

Lovely clean and simple design. Thank you for entering the latest challenge at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

lis-m said...

hi Pauline.. how ya doing?
really elegant card.. love it !
thanks for joining us at Miss Muffet Challenges this week... good luck!
Hugs xx

Deb said...

Beautiful and very classy creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at our One Stitch at a Time challenge this week

That Craft Place Ltd said...

Simply stunning..... so clean, yet effective. Thanks for joining us at that craft place challenge this time!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous and elegant, thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

Mary J said...

I love your CAS card, Pauline! Thanks for joining our "Rainbows, Clouds or Wings" Little Miss Muffet challenge!

Mary J x

Caro said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Thanks so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog