Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Earth Tones

I'm gradually getting back into the swing of things after being poorly and then going away for a week.  I've managed a card for the Less is More Challenge this week - the theme is Earth Tones.

I decided to make a Thank You card - Laurence will need a few of these to say thank you for his Birthday gifts.

I have been wanting to try the inset die cutting technique for quite some time now so I thought I would give it a go on this card.  The papers are from the First Edition J'Adore collection and the beige card stock is from my stash.  The 'thank you' is a Die-namics die cut and I have punched a border with an EK Success punch.

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

Less is More Week 179 - Earth Tones
Everybody Art Challenge 286 - Monocrome
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 43 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 26 - Anything Goes

Thank you for calling this morning, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.



Michelle said...

Glad you are getting back into the swing of things Pauline - it takes time but you do get there. This CAS card is gorgeous. I have that paper, it's gorgeous isn't it - Michelle x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Morning Pauline. Loving the new profile piccie. Great card. I love that technique. So effective and great for those cards you need on the hurry up. Glad to hear you're back on the up and up after your holiday. Looks like it was exactly what you needed :oD


aussie aNNie said...

You are one of the CAS card Queens, love this colour combo and that lovely DP.. x

The Journey is the Start

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous cas card Pauline. Fab colours and layout
Lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Pauline love the earth tone colour and the lovely simplicity of it, so glad that you are feeling better.
lorraine x

Anet's Crafting said...

Hallo Pauline, I am so sorry to hear that you not feeling well. I hope you will get better soon. Your card is beautiful I love the inset die cutting technique. The paper is pretty. Hugs Anet x

Desire Fourie said...

So beautifully elegant and a great technique.
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Michelle J M said...

Great card, gorgeous colours and that die is fabulous. Michelle x

rachel said...

this is stunning - beautiful Pauline xx

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Hi Pauline,

Fabulous card, love the design and nice earthy tones. I too have always thought about doing the inset die cutting but never got round to it so maybe I shall have to give it a go sometime, it looks great.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. I love your CAS design and beautiful papers.
Sue xx

Sid said...

That's a lovely card and glad you are feeling better now !!

Beth said...

absolutely gorgeous Pauline love that rose designer paper...great choice.

Anne said...

Glad you're feeling better Pauline, your inlaid sentiment looks great!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More
LIM Designer

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Pauline lovely design, very elegant.
Hugs Julie xxx

KandA said...

Gorgous card Pauline. Love the design and paper - very stylish xx

Debs said...

Glad to hear you are getting back into the swing of things Pauline and this is another fabulous CAS design - love it :o)
Debs xx

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT this week Rachel dt

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT this week Rachel dt

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Sorry to hear you've been unwell Pauline but seems you've bounced back with a superb CAS card and great use of the earth colours too.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Hanny said...

This looks great Pauline, lovely paper and I like the color. So nice with the die cut words.
Hugs from the Netherlands, liefs Hanny♥, http://tierelantijntjes.blogspot.nl

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

I am pleased you managed some time away .. .. it will hopefully have done you the power of good. Hope you didn't bring too much washing home with you!!!

I love the inset die work you have done .. .. super friendly for the post too which is an added bonus nowadays!

Love Jules xx

Unknown said...

Great Design...perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday...thank you for joining us it is much appreciated....I do love to see all of your fantastic creations, thank you for taking the the time to stop by...
Suzy B ( Owner )

Anonymous said...

Love that pretty paper, glad you're feeling better
Hugs Julie P

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pauline.. such a simple design but SO pretty! I love the sentiment and pretty border!
Hope you had a lovely holiday and are feeling lots better now!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Jan Ltc said...

This is great Pauline. Thanks for joining us at LIM xx Jan LIm GDT

Dawn said...

Oh Pauine, this is fantastic! Those papers are jus t gorgeous too! I haven't seen them before!
Dawn xx

Pia S said...

A very successful combination of clean and elegant! Beautiful papers for such a design!

Donna Mosley said...

Very beautiful card Pauline.

Donna x

downrightcrafty said...

very classy again Pauline and love the colour
hugs Kate x

Unknown said...

Hopefully you're feeling much better now Pauline! Your card sure is very elegant with these pretty word die cuts on it! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Unknown said...

nice to see you crafting
Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
Less Is More

Chrissie said...

This looks fabulous Pauline, glad you're feeling better!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Heather said...

Hi Pauline, a gorgeous card - I love your design and pretty papers - a fabulous die cut sentiment!!!

Thanks so much for joiningEverybody Art Challenge
Heather xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is gorgeous - the inset die-cutting looks so effective!

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely project, love the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x