Thursday, December 29, 2011

Clean and Simple One Word Thank You Card

Hello my crafty friends! Wow, it has been a long time since I last posted. It was a busy holiday season for me. Finally starting to unwind though and looking forward to some serious crafting time in the coming new year.

I am entering my card for this post into two challenges:
Less Is More Challenge Blog - the challenge is "one word" on the front of your card.
I have been following the Less Is More challenge blog pretty much since the start of the blog but this is my first time to enter one of their challenges. I have plans to enter many more in the coming new year. If you haven't checked out Less Is More, you should. The talent and inspiration is amazing. Every Saturday I look forward to a cup of coffee and checking out the new challenge for the week. I am always amazed at the beautiful cards that are posted for the examples. Then I enjoy going back during the week several times to see all the wonderful cards that are posted for the current challenge. I hope you will take some time to check them out. Here is a link to Less Is More and you can also find a link to them on my right sidebar.

I am also entering this card into the weekly member challenge over at CardMakers on the Card Swaps forum. This week the challenge is hosted by Golda and she asked us to make a clean and simple thank you card. You can find the challenge HERE. While you are there checking out the challenge, check out the info about the upcoming crop in February. The theme is "Winter Warm Up". There will be loads of challenges, fun , inspiration, games and prizes. Oh and did I mention that the crop is being sponsored by Elmers and Spellbinders? You won't want to miss the blog hop that also will be going on during the crop. It's over a month away but time flies by fast so be sure to mark the date on your calendar, February 8 - 11th.

The details on my card:
For the exception of the flower which is cut out and pop dotted, there are no layers, just the card base. The blue flower image is Fresh Bloom by Stampendous. I colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils and used some gold Stickles on the stamen. The spray of swirls and flowers are a clear stamp by Heidi Grace and stamped with Memories Ink. The flowers are colored with Prismacolor color pencils and a yellow Basic Grey rhinestone glued in the middle of each. "Thanks" is computer generated and cardstock is by Bazzill.

I hope everyone had a happy and wonderful Christmas. Wishing you all the best for the New Year and may it be a crafty one!

Thanks for stopping by!


Chrissie said...

Hi Susan,
I'm so glad that you decided to join us this time with your fabulous card. It's simply stunning!
I hope that you will share many more of your designs with us in the coming weeks and months!
Thanks so much and a Happy New Year to you and yours.
"Less is More"

Janice W. said...

Beautiful card Susan! I will have to check out the Less is More spot! Happy New Year!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card!

Karen said...

That is stunning and quite simply gorgeous Karen x

Claire said...

This is a beautiful card hun. Hugs, Claire x

Jenni's Jems said...

Gorgeous card and love the colouring in x

Mandi said...

This looks terrific
I have this flower stamp, I love it
Great to see you here

Thank so much
"Less is More"

Stamp In Style Suze said...

Beautiful .. Love that Flower!

Seleise said...

how pretty! I love the card - the colors are stunning and that bit of bling is perfect! beautiful job!

Fiona said...

Great CAS and a gorgeous card.

Jen said...

Gorgeous! I love the addition of the gold stickles.

Becky said...

This is a gorgeous CAS card.
Have a Happy New Year.

Viv said...

Beautiful card Susan :O) Viv xx

Julie said...

Stunning and fabulous. Great work!

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card, love the image and colour.
Avril x

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is so very lovely, Susan.