Friday, 21 January 2011

Quick, Clean and Simple - well for me! :)

This must be one of the quickest and easiest cards I have ever made :) Now, i'm not sure whether it was because I knew what I was doing beforehand, and had it all worked out in my head, or whether just some days it all seems to just go together?  :)  Anyway, its a good thing, as due to my rubbish internet connection, it will probably take me about 3 hours to upload the picture! ;) lol.

This is using another new digi-stamp by Funky Kits called Verity and she was an absolute blast to colour.  My top tip for digi images is always print digi stamps out a good day or two before you are going to use them - it really seems to make a difference.  I quite often just print digi-stamps out as soon as I have downloaded them, I get my inspiration for them easier that way. ;)

I used some pearl paper from stash, MS 'punch around the page punch', pearl white card candy, and die cut flourishes for texture and relief in the background.  This really, really is 'clean and simple' for me.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

The Sugar Bowl - Fab sketch by Kiki
I love Promarkers - KISS - Keep It Simple and Sweet
Shabby Tea Rooms - Bright and White
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Heart and Ribbon
Paper Playtime - Use the word 'Love'
Totally Papercrafts - Add a Heart
Creative Craft Challenges - Monochromatic Madness
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Heavy Metal - use metal on your project.
Paper Sundaes - Birthday Celebrations - Pick a Challenge  - 38 Something from stash.
Sundays with Crissy - Digi stamp with ribbons
Die Cut Dreams - Digi and rubber stamp - sentiment is LOTV rubber
Stamp Something - Cute Somethings
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - With Love - I have used the words 'with love' in white on the top right hand corner of the backing panel.
Top Tip Tuesday - Get sentimental - 2nd entry for this challenge, and a tip too! ;)
Challenge Up Your Life - Clean and Simple - This really is clean and simple for me, and so was quite a challenge :)
The Crafty Pad - Use something new - this is a new digi-stamp
Crafts and Me - Monochrome
Double Dutch - White Wishes

Thanks so much for looking, and good luck if you are entering the challenges.

Have a great start to the weekend :)


weewiccababe said...

well all I can say is WOW! absolutely stunning card nice to meet you - I got the link from your post on the SN FB page

~ Ali ~ said...

Fab card Alison deef my kinda card lol. she really is simply adorable.

Have a super weekend

Ali x

bridget said...

HOLY COW! Best lookin' card I have ever seen! You absolutely out-did yourself! TFS

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is really beautiful alison.
I have seen a lot off this digi in blog world, but it stay's a beautty.
your card is absolutly stunning, all in white just great.

greetings karin

McCrafty's Cards said...

It may have been a quick make, but is absolutely beautiful, I like everything about it, Have a lovely weekend.
Kevin xx

Heidi said...

Wow Alison!
This is so beautiful. I love it:)
The image is adorable.
Have a great weekend,
Hugs, Heidi:)

Suzilou said...

Oh my gosh Alison - she is stunning! I love the all white cards, have seen this image a few times now and thought she was lovelly, but what you have done with her is exceptional!!

Thank you for the email, will go have a look later and see what I can spend my voucher on :)


Louise said...

Stunning card and so very elegant!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Wow!! This is absolutely stunning. 'Adorable' image and love the clean and simple look. Really effective. The flourish is gorgeous and I love all the little details. Good luck in all your challenges, can't believe how many you have entered. Hope you have a good weekend. Donna

Curlybear said...

OMGosh stunning card and fabulous image,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 117: With Love,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

WeirdCat said...

Oh my, this is absolutely wonderful, beautiful in every way, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

mycardz said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I just love this image and you've colored her perfectly. Glad you could join us at Sundays With Crissy! Thank you! hugz, Mary

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

kaylou said...

This is amazing Alison, it's just totally gorgeous.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Patricia Garcia said...

This is stunning, beautiful image and the colors are perfect! Thanks for joining us this month at Sundays With Crissy!!


Glenda said...

Beautiful card! Love the image, coloring, punched edges, and all the gorgeous details!
Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime!

Paula said...

utterly stunning - such amazing colouring & softness with the interweaving of the edges. I just sat & looked & there is so much subtlety that draws the eye to look & look. She's stunning, so good to see your work again. Let's hope your ISP improves or you're able to have more choice soon.
Paula (PEP)

Tine said...

Fabulous card, Alison. She looks stunning all in white. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.

Anne Bente said...

it is beautifull


alicaz said...

Wonderful! The image is sweet and your coloring wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

mum of two said...

What a fabulous card! I think it's "love"ly. You chose a beautiful image, and did such a wonderful coloring job! Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime :) Hope to see you again soon!


Kim Piggott said...

Alison this is utterly exquisite!
Such a stunning piece of work!
kim x

PapierGirl said...

I'm speechless - absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Caroljenks said...

Another gorgeous card Alison - that sentiment is fab...I so NEED it! ...By the way did you know you can have up to 3 entries into our Top Tip Tuesday challenge ;)

Carol x

Mel X said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love everything here.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.

Mel X

Bernd said...

Your Card is gret ! thanks to play with us on Cutie - Stampers !

hugs, bernd

Karen said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Nicole said...

Beautiful - so elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Dawn said...

This is really just so beautiful! If only I could make a quick and simple card this beautiful!
Thank you for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Caroljenks said...

Great to see you've linked this gorgeous card up to TTT :)

Thanks for the visit to my blog and the lovely words you left :)

Carol x

Maya said...

Ohhh my, this is gorgeous!
I so love WOW cards, and this is just stunning!!
Thank you for joining in at SC,
hugs from Maya

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely a stunner!!!
Gorgeous colouring on this sweet image!
Thanks for sharing with us at TMS!

Ms. Jen said...

This image is one of my favorites and you definitely colored it to perfection. I love how you layered used your white as well.

Lorraine said...

Stunning. Straight into my inspiration folder. Love it. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Debbie said...

WOW WOW WOW! Words truly escape me - this is so breathtaking. You have an amazing talent!

Angela said...

The white on white is stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

cbuswell said...

beautiful! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!

Melissa Craig said...

This is really stunning!! Love the this card, doesn't look like one that would go together so quickly. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Anonymous said...

Amazing, stunning, gorgeous and everything else!!
Love the soft shades hun, so classy and romantic!!

gina g said...

Wow this is stunning i love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

Nancy said...

Absolutely stunning, Alison:O) WOW!!!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the cute image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

PaulaM said...

Alison - this is beautiful. Don't you just LOVE those sweet images that SN had out now!! Thanks for joining the challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week too.

My name is Wynneth said...

This is absolutely fabulous, such perfect colouring of an adorable image. Gorgeous layout and I love all the white elements - awesome ! Thank you for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Alison. Debs xx

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Karin said...

I love your card, it's beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Double Dutch!

patty said...

your card is so beautiful, wonderful, I am proud about your entree!!!!
Thanks and good Luck, Patty

Anonymous said...

Oh wowzer!! This is so gorgeous!! LOVE the white on white!! So elegant!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something!!HUGS

Jane said...

wooooooow your Card is a dream! So wonderful! Very nice!

Thanks for stamping with Cutie Stampers

hugs Jane

sandra's crafty corner said...

wow lovin it,
i have candy on my blog if you would like to pop over have a nosey,

hugs sandra xxx

Shaz said...

OMG.. this is absolutely beautiful. The colouring is fantastic. Love the fact you have only used shades of grey . Really stunning. x

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card - so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Hugs Bev x


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