Saturday, 18 February 2012

I finally did it! (I think)

Happy Saturday to everyone, hope you are ok.  I had a lovely day yesterday with my daughter in Manchester. We did a bit of shopping and had a nice lunch and natter.  Then last night my stepson is up from London and he took us out for a lovely meal.  Today I am just waiting for my husband's grandchildren to come over and they are staying the night so more fun on the way!

Today's card is (I think) CAS - the first one I have ever done. And it is so hard to make yourself stop, I asked my DH if he thought I should just add a ribbon but he said no so I held myself back lol.

I bought the stamps at the Trafford Centre the other week they are by Inkylicious.  I made the back ground by tearing some paper and sponging over with some Cut'n Dry foam and various inks.  Here is a close up:

I cut the aperture with my Nesties, the sentiment is from the same stamp set and I stamped it direct onto the cardstock. I'd like to enter the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge - Create Your own Background
Less is More - Die Cuts/Punches
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - No Designer Papers
Sir Stampalot - In the Garden
Through the Craftroom Door - CAS with Sentiment

Well that's it from me for today I will try and get round everyone's blogs to see what you have been coming up with later.  Thanks for looking and take care xx


Sylvia x said...

simple and stunning...well done susan

Sylvia x

julie_woolston said...

Susan your card is gorgeous.

Hugs Julie x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Hi Susan, I love this stamp and the background you have created is amazing. I also went to the Trafford with my daughter and a friend last Monday. I love it there! Where did you get the stamp from I didn't know there was a craft shop at the Trafford.
Those images from LCI...I also have bought the whole set. I can't wait to go and have a play with another one of them later. I could never find garden/flowery images I like and when Kerry brought these out I was in my element.
Have a lovely weekend and happy crafting!
Diane xx

Doreen said...

A stunning card Susan,love the

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, I love this, you really showcased the stamps. Fab.
Hugs Sue W.

chrissy xx said...

WoW!!!!!Stunning! LOve your colours! No! It didn't need ribbon lol...That's the fault with CAS's you always feel that you need to add 'just a touch'.

Sue B said...

Wow! this is awesome Susan!! I love the beautiful background. Those colours are So pretty!! and what gorgeous stamps! It doesn't need any more embellies - it's a perfect C & S Card!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Sue said...

You are very clever Susan,I love your cas card.
Sue x

Vicky said...

It's just perfect Susan... :o)

have a lovely weekend hun...big hugs Vicky xx

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful Susan. I love the stamps and the wonderful colours.
Debbie x

Carol said...

Beautiful card Susan, love your inky background. Carol x

mags said...

Beautiful card Susan. Love the background. Really must try a CAS card but not sure I would know where to stop.
Glad you had a good time in Manchester. My daughter is at Uni there and love going visiting her.

coops said...

wow this is stunning susan.really beautiful ;D

xx coops xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Hi Susan, my sister went to the Craft Fair at the Trafford. She wanted me to go but I couldn't make it that day. I'll try and get there next time and I might even bump into
Diane xx

Berry said...

Stunning work Susan what a beautiful background hugs Rebekah xx

brenda said...

This looks perfect CAS to me Susan and a wonderful fusion of colours.

Thank you so much for joining us In the Garden at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope you will join us again.

B x

GinaA said...

Totally gorgeous, love the dandelion stamp and the sentiment is perfect. Stunning landscape background.

Viv said...

Great CAS card - can't beleive it's your first one! I am now actually enjoying doing them and look forward to the LIM challenge every week!
Didn't make it to M'cester either -was having carpet delivered on my free day - would have sooner been buying stamps than arranging furniture!

Stempelomi said...

absolutly great work!

Aileen said...

Beautiful card. Love the scene with the dandelion and super sentiment to go with it. x

Francesca said...

Absolutely beautiful, thanks for joining us for our IN THE GARDEN challenge
over at Sir Stampalot this month
and good luck !


Chrissie said...

This is simply gorgeous and great CAS design.
Your inky background is beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining us and we hope to see you again next time.
"Less is More"

Scrapmate said...

I love these stamps & you've made a fab CAS card.

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card and your have created a lovely background.
Avril xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Stunning, perfect just how it is!

Sally H said...

Wow, Susan! Stunning card! Thanks so much for joining us in the Garden at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Craftychris said...

oooh gorgeous! Love it. The background is brilliant. Your husband was right to stop right there! xx

Jo Price said...

This is a lovely card with a great background, thanks for joining us this week at OSCC.
Jo xxx

pinky said...

Stunning creation Susan! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Mau xx said...

Stunning!!!!! I love it xx

Mandi said...

Gorgeous card, superb inking
Thank you so much
"Less is More"

Squirrel said...

How beautiful, those colours are just gorgeous. Happy LIMing!
Rosey x

Teena (AKA Teens, TeeBee, Wee Hen, Mum) said...

I love so much about this card so in the spirit of CAS I will simply say beautiful!

Sandy said...

Susan this is gorgeous and so arty! I love what you did with this - so creative. Now tell me, if I were lucky enough to have a natter with you, would that come with scones and clotted cream. Oh I do hope so!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ruth said...

Beautiful garden themed card.Lovely inking.Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot! Ruth :)

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