Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Less is more challenge and my Charisma Cardz challenge win

Afternoon all, hope you're well!

This is my card for this week's challenge.  The theme is to use pastel.

I'm later than usual with this one and have to admit to struggling a bit with it.  First I had a loss of mojo - I just couldn't think of what to do, and then when I decided, I just couldn't get the positioning of the petals right.  I've chucked away 3 or 4 pieces of card. I nearly threw in the towel!

The stamp set I used is Stamping Up's Pick a Petal - stamped in Versacolour Orchid and black for the outline stamp.
The sentiment is also Stampin Up.
I used my Scor Pal to emboss the lines around the edge of the card and a saucer to create the stem of the flower.

I just have to share this with you.

I was lucky enought to win last week's charismacardz challenge for this card, and here's what a won:

Modern Flowers (3)
Quirky flowers
Alf and beer
Cute nativity kids
Milly singing carols

Six fabulous stamps from the digistampboutique.  Aren't the fab!   I'm dead chuffed as I love Sally'Ann's images.  Can't wait to have a play with them.

Bye for now, and thanks for stopping by.



Linny said...

great card Sue. Love the simplicity of it. Balanced out by the frame.
Congrats to on your win. Linda x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I like the flower, congratulations on your win, enjoy your stamps.
Kevin xx

mckinkle said...

Fab card and great prize, well done you! Look forward to seeing them appear on your cards over time!
Keryn x

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card Sue, love it! Jo xx

Vicky said...

Beautiful card Sue and I love that flower hun :o)

have fun playing with your new digi's ~ they look fabulous hun :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Its lovely Sue and congratulations on your win........k x

Elaine Stark said...

fabulous card, glad you didn't give up. A fantastic prize too, congratulations. Elaine

Faith A said...

I love this card, it's simply beautiful and you are so lucky to have all those stamps, now that must get the mojo working :)

Mandi said...

Stunning card /sue, I love his SU set
Thanks for entering again
"Less is More"

TAM said...

A brilliant card perfect for this challenge.
And congratulations on your recent win, having looked at your entry it was a worthy winnder - look forward to seeing what you create with your new digi's

Kathleen said...

Love the card, really my type of card.

Kath x

Chrissie said...

This is fabulous Sue, what a brilliant idea to use a saucer for the stem... I'll have to remember that one!
I think that this stamp set will be my next purchase!
Thanks for joining us again. See you next week!
"Less is More"

Julie said...

Well your efforts paid off in the end Sue - a lovely card.

joey said...

Sue this is stunning, A gorgeous design and beautiful bloom. Joey x

massofhair said...

Congrats on your winnings some fab images there for you:-)

Stunning card so elegant and very contemporary. Thanks for sharing the saucer idea, i'm sure it will come in handy:-)

Susan said...

Your placement is perfect and I love how you did the stem! I would have tried to freehand it and messed it up! LOL!

Jan said...

Great card so elegant xx jan

Jackie said...

What a beautiful CAS card, very classy :o)
Jackie xx

Jane said...

Beautiful classy card xx

Kathyk said...

Fab card which just proves that less really is more!


Jenny said...

Love it and I have just bought this stamp set. Very interested to see you've used a saucer for the stem...what an inspired idea x

Wishcraft said...

Ooh this is gorgeous! Love the flower and fabulous design :o) Congrats on your win too, love the images you chose. Lisa x

Shirley-anne said...

Quite elegant really . great improvising for stem . congrats on you win too.

Lynne said...

Really lovely card.
Lynne xxx

Anonymous said...

Well done on your win Sue! I absolutely love this card (wish I'd made it!!) STUNNING! xx

Aileen said...

A lovely card, stunning in it's simplicity. x

Shaz said...

Love your card Sue, it's just perfect. x

Anonymous said...

This is fab Sue love it

Ali x