Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Clean and Simple

Good morning to you! A big welcome to my newest follower Denise thank you so much for following my little blog!

We had a lovely time yesterday when our friends came round. Sat in the garden and had a lovely BBQ.  Today we are going to see Dave's grandchildren Emma and Max in a school play and then they are all coming over here.  I bought a water slide for the garden so they are going to play on that and then have a BBQ - make hay whilst the sun shines I say!!

Today sees the start of a brand new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge and the theme this week is Clean and Simple.  Now I have really struggled with my mojo and card making since I got back from my holiday.  I am usually a month ahead with my DT cards but at the moment it is really a case of making them when they are due!! I really hate to be like this so I'm hoping it soon passes and I can get ahead again.  So I have to admit this card was so simple to make and I feel a bit like I have cheated!


Apologies for the rubbish picture I seem to have a big shadow on it!!  As I said this card was so easy to make.  I used a pre-coloured image Extreme from The Paper Shelter here.  When you purchase an image from The Paper Shelter you get a plain one to colour in in JPEG and PNG, a pre-coloured one in JPEG and PNG, a background paper and a background paper with the coloured image on it - a brilliant buy!  I opened my image in Word and then added the sentiment and the frame, changed the colour of the frame to match the image and printed out on White Linen cardstock!  I do feel I have cheated a bit but I think it does show the versatility of the images and we are all pushed for time sometimes!

I hope you have a wonderful day whatever you do! Thank you so much for calling and take care xx


32 comments:

Jacki Daniels said...

Why feel like you've cheated the theme is CAS and that is just what you have done and done beautifully by my reckoning gorgeous image and like you say we all get short of time at some point and the provide you with a coloured image so why not use it
the finished product is gorgeous so feel proud about it

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely CAS card Susan love this image also loving the gorgeous photos in the post below. Just breath taking.xx

coops said...

stunning boys card susan.i love the cas design and fab fun image :D

xx coops xx

Lori Aragon said...

Very nice CAS card!!! Sometimes those turn out to be the best :) Yours rocks!!!

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card design Suzie, I love it, I dont know what you worried about, its just right for a young lad they dont like to much on their cards and this one is perfect. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Wendy said...

Fabulous CAS card Susan, such a cute boy image.
Hugs Wendy xx

Chris x said...

Hi Susan your colouring is perfection I luv this card, someday I am gonna try a cas card.
Chris x

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant card Susan, great little boy image, love him, great clean and simple design.

A water slide sounds so much fun, have a lovely day, Kate xx

julie_woolston said...

Love this CAS card Susan, love the skateboarder,enjoy the play and have fun in the garden.

Hugs Julie xxx

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you have a fun day planned - enjoy! In my humble opinion, a card can never be too simple, not when it's this good! :) x

rachel said...

this is just wonderful Susan - what a fabulous card - hope you're enjoying the sun! I just about melted on my run xx

Rebekah said...

Love the simplicity of this Susan! Hugs Rebekah xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Susan love your image and the CAS design
jacqui x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image .xxx

Sue B said...

This is fab Susan! what a cute image… he looks like he is coming out of the card - great perspective!
Ooh the water slide sounds very tempting!!! LOL - I have just put my Fan on highest setting… it's like being in a Force 10 Gale but oh the relief!!!
Hope you have a lovely day hun!
Hugs Sue xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous CAS card Susan, I love the image and the red frame looks brilliant.
hugs Sue xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card Susan - and you're right about how good these images are to use in a hurry - I never apologise for using pre-coloured images (although I DO love colouring - there's always room to make some quick cards using other peoples colouring skills!!!)

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, how cute is he, love your colouring, fab CAS card.
Sounds like your social calendar is pretty full at the mo, ain't it great making the most of this fab weather. Can't believe how well we're doing with it!
Hugs Sue W.

Hazel said...



You card may have been simple to make but it's just great.

Hazel

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, hugs Pops x

Ira Huberts said...

What a fun card Susan, love the matching colour of your frame, too! Hugs, Ira xox
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Vicky said...

Super simple and super effective, I love it Susan

hugs Vicky xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wonderful, I love it...Hugz, joann

Chrissy said...

It is a gorgeous CAS card Susan..I struggled after my wee holiday too, so many new goodies I had, and could not think at all..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. The image looks fab and I love the cas design.
Lorraine x

Susan said...

Wow - CAS it is and just perfect for a young boy.....love the colours Susan.
Hope you are well....xx

chrissy xx said...

A Super CAS card Sue..
Cutest of cute images too..
Chrissyxx
Sound as though there's going to be lots of fun today lol..don't you be going down the slide now x

karen said...

Welcome to my world Susan,!! lol! Well is may be CAS but still fabulous, hugs, karenxx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A great CAS card Susan and I love the great image you have used.

Hugs Sarahxx

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant card Susan, great image and fabulous CAS design.
Pauline
x

Judith said...

Fab Cas card Susan - definitely not a cheat - it's exactly what the challenge says clean and simple! Reading your post makes me feel so much better! - I'm scraping through my cards by the skin of my teeth too! Enjoy the sunshine hugs Judith x

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome CAS card, I love the image and the background shading! No mojo problems with this one, it is CAS at it's best!
hugs
Glenda