Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Clean and Simple

Good morning friends

I bought a new Spellbinders die on Saturday and I have been playing with it.   Many years ago I used to do Lacé work and still have  a number of dies.   I loved the look of it but  it was extremely fiddly and sometimes you'd get right to the end and then your blade would slip!!!    Dis-ars-ter Dahling - as Craig Revel-Horwood would say!!  Anyway, when I saw this Spellbinders Diamond Strips and Accents I just had to have it!!  And it didn't disappoint.  I kept this card very clean and simple to show off the lovely cut and fold corner - but then I used lashings of pearls!!!!

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This is a 6 x 6 card layered with a  pearlised pink card to show off the cut work.  I computer generated the sentiment, using Freehand 591 font , onto Labels 16 die.  I love this font and use it a lot.  The pink flower pearls were from WOC and the other pearls are from Hobbycraft.

I know Clean and Simple is not to everyone's taste but I've never been one who has to fill every little bit of space so I quite like it.  It has been very dark here today but I did my best with the photograph.

Have a good day everybody.

With love from Christine xx

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14 comments:

  1. Christine this is just awesome, love the pretty pastel colour and that die is very decorative just right for a CAS card.
    I love that font too which reminds me to fish it out of hibernation.
    Cheers for a crafty week.
    Elaine

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  2. Hi Christine, I agree with you, less is more..love the colours too, hugs Carole Z X

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  3. Really lovely card Christine. Love that die - it's really different. The pastel colour is very elegant.

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  4. Good Morning Christine,
    Love, love, love everything about this and your work with the new Die.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia

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  5. This is gorgeous Christine. I love design and beautiful colour scheme

    Sue

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  6. Christine what beautiful card Hazel (Patricia summerhousecraft sister)

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I did wonder who Hazel was on my list of followers! Glad you are progressing so well on your journey back to good health!! Christine x

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  7. This is beautiful Christine love your colours for this card and sometimes you need clean and simple it just fits the bill

    jacqui x

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  8. Hi Christine,
    superb card and of course it's pink. Love both the dies you have used. So superbly designed.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  9. Hi Christine, so simple and elegant, have thought about buying these dies, and now I see how you used them will have to look closer at them.

    Wilma x x

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  10. Hi honey! Wow these dies certainly do make a card stunning! I love the peachy colour underneath and the tuck and fold corner - wow! The detail is stunning and so beautiful! I have spellbinder dies but I don't use many of them at all, I don't know why - I know the shame of it lol. Hugs xx

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  11. Morning Christine, sorry I'm late commenting trying now to catch up on the blogs.
    Beautiful delicate pink and so fresh and clean looking. Your design is amazing and I have fallen in love with that die, another to add to my ever growing wish list.
    I love the pearlised card you use in your designs the colours are so delicate can I ask where you obtain your stock from? I bought some ages ago,I think from Johanna Sheen, with papers to match and I have used up my favourite colours and I can't see them any more on her site.
    Hope you are having an enjoyable Wednesday, just had OT visit.
    Love & hugs Christine H xx

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  12. Hi Christine, late night blog hop to catch up! Lovely card, the layout is really eye-catching, love it! Carole Z X

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  13. This is a glistening show of excellence. A beautiful showcase for the Lace effect corner. Like you I have done the Lace work but gave it up when my grip started to make it harder to do all the cutwork(from the damage to my spinal cord).
    Anyway, I love this alot, especially Pink. I love the darker tones of teals and navy but at heart I am a girlie girl and love soft pinks.
    Hugs Linda xx

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