Thursday, 10 January 2013

Pastel Thank You

My boys need rather a lot of Thank You cards at the moment so when I saw the current challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays I thought I'd give it a go.  I love the clean and simple style but don't often make cards like this as my first love is decoupage and you can't get much further away from CAS than that.

I have recycled an old thank you card for my topper and just layered it onto some co-ordinating card stock.  I cut the flower and leaf using the same card stock and some white, another white layer on top of the same co-ordinating card stock, some punched corners and there you go - one thank you card, the most difficult thing is probably going to be getting one of the boys to write in it!

I have copied the same design on the inside of my card, leaving the central panel white for them to write on, I included a flower to add a little interest.

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

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 84 - Create a Clean and Simple Thank You Card
ABC Challenges #11 - Clean & Simple Cards
The Crazy Challenge 146 - Without design paper
Southern Girls Challenge 60 - Thank You Kindly
Hotshot Craft Challenge 14 - Clean and Simple
Allsorts Challenge Week 188 - CAS

I hope you like my attempt at CAS, having looked through the other entries in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge I obviously have a little way to go, but I am determined to make more cards in this style.

Thank you for visiting me today, any constructive comments will be gratefully received.



Seafield Jo said...

I think this is a lovely card Pauline, I find CAS quite a challenge too but I think you've cracked it with this card.

Jo x

Susan Flynn said...

Its a brilliant CAS card Pauline and what a great bit of recycling xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. I love the design and beautiful pastel colours

Sue xx

brenda said...

It very elegant card Pauline, thanks so much sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Pauline a fabulous card love the simple design and your layout. Dont forget we have a challenge next week. hugs Shirleyxx

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully elegant and the pastels work well.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sue said...

This is a beautiful design Pauline! I love the layout and the recycled flower is just perfect with the gorgeous Sentiment! I think it's a perfect CAS card !! :-)
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Carol said...

Great CAS card Pauline, love the design and colours. Carol x

Lorraine said...

Lovely CAS card Pauline. I love the die cut flower and pretty colour.
Lorraine x

kanda said...

This is gorgous Pauline. I love this CAS sttle and the design is super xx

Pia S said...

I think you've made a great thank you card and this CAS design works really well! Like how you've used different DPs and colors for the sentiment, yet you've kept the look simple and soft.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week. Tracy x

rachel said...

great card Pauline - lovely xx

Christina said...

What a great way to recycle a thank you card into something even prettier! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

Such a sweet card! I'm so glad you had some fun with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

simple design that is so pretty and looks perfect. janex

Siv said...

Less is more - this is absolutely gorgeous! :)
Thanks for joining the Southern Girls!
Hugs Siv

aussie aNNie said...

A fab cas card in the end, I too have problems making these as I tend to like to add more and more. Love this one..xx

Danielle Vincent said...

You did an absolutely fabulous job with this and I love how you carried it into the inside as well. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 'ABC' Challenges.

Patty Gorka said...

This is a perfect CAS thank you card and I like that you did the inside too! Thank you for joining us this week at ABC challenges!

Nelly's handmade said...

Love your card! It's so charming and romantic. Love those pastel colors you've used :)

I'm glad to see you playing with us in the Crazy Challenge! Good luck and I hope to see you again :)))


Eva Marie said...

Lovely card ♥
Thanks for joining us at SGC