Saturday, April 30, 2011

Less is more -Week 13 -Thank you/Congratulations

Ok so today's challenge is 'Thank you' or 'Congratulations'. Checked this out before OH and I went out this morning and so the brain was churning out ideas and then chucking them away - much like I do most Saturdays!!!After a light lunch on the terrace (sun shining - not to much to eat -it clogs the brain cells) I came up to my craft room and ......................yup, you guessed it - blank!Does this only happen to me? I usually come up here and can whizz off a couple of cards, no problem.But Saturdays ..... AARRRGH!
Then a light bulb moment and I remembered a cuttlebug die that I've had a couple of years and found really useful when I had loads of thank you cards to do quickly when I retired (and was showered with pressies). Although this card is supposed to be CAS, just putting the die cut on the base card was TOO plain. So I've punched out the edges of the base card with  Martha Stewart corner and edger punches (can't remember the name) and just touched the edge with TH tattered rose for a bit of colour. I did the same with the diecut 'Thanks' (love the way the letters are arranged on this) and placed it in the centre of the card (no 'off centre' for me this week! - sorry Mandi and Chrissie). Three tiny pearls finished it off.
It's not so bad once you start is it - my brain's in gear now and ideas are flowing so watchout I may do another one.
Right now I'm going to look at the other cards and leave a few comments and then it's off to bed!
Thank you for looking


Lynne said...

This is so pretty. It reminds me of Broderie Anglaise.
Lynne xxx

Chrissie said...

I think I may have this die... it looks so familiar, I'll have to have a look! It would have looked great even without the inking!
Thanks for joining us again!
"Less is More"

Aileen said...

Love the jumbled thanks. Looks great against the white. x

Linby said...

What an unusual card you came up with it's lovely.
You should have bought that stamp, mine cost 9.99 - I doubt it was that at the car boot!

Vineyardstamper said...

Such a lovely card Diane.
Fiona x

Jose said...

Dainty looking card, very pretty, love it

Sandra said...

Fab card - love it. Sandra

dutchstamptramp said...

I love the lightness and delicate colours of your card, beautiful

Dolly Daydreams said...

Lovely delicate card almost lace like and just love how you did the thanks.


Irene said...

A fabulous card with such soft gentle colours. I love the wording of thanks.
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog.


Kathyk said...

Oooh pretty - love the punched border


Vicky Hayes said...

The centred sentiment looks great with your gorgeous die cut edging on two sides of the card.

mustavcoffee said...

So pretty, love the delicate edge and the soft inking:0) xxx

Sandra said...

very elegant, re: the pool - i'll get "his nibs" to boil a few kettles.

Margaret said...

Such a pretty card, love it!
Margaret x

Hazel said...

Very interesting card, I like it! Hazel x

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Zoechaos said...

This is a lovely card the edges are gorgeous, what more do you need? or yes the clever jumbled word! XOXO Zoe

Susan said...'re definitely NOT the only one that goes blank! I do it all the time! Love that pretty edge on the card...and the word die is awesome!

Mandi said...

Very pretty
Isn't it great how the brain instantly rads what its supposed to be
Thanks so much
Diva LIM
Less is More

Jenny said...

Such a delicate pretty design and love the die cut sentiment too :)
Jenny x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a pretty the die cut


Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

OOH I think this is so pretty.
Hugs, Sandra

Suze Bain said...

This is lovely, like that you've done something different. Fab. x

Jo said...

This is a really pretty card, love the borders. Jo x

Posh Tags & Tickets said...

Stunning card so simple and so elegant Diane
Thank you for the inspiration
Love Posh x

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card, love the border.
jenjoy x