Thursday, 28 November 2013

Clean and Simple challenge!

Hi! welcome to my blog!

As you may have already read on my last post, we went to Dublin for a little break last week. It was actually a work trip for my husband. Having a meeting in Dublin on a Thursday meant we could join him and extend the trip to the whole weekend!

Dublin was amazing! we visited Temple bar (the whole area was so full of character and culture!), Trinity College (we couldn't get into the Library as it was a bit late, but it was really nice just walking around it), Dublin Castle, The Guinness Storehouse (a whole building just about Guinness!). The last day we just walked around the city centre, mainly Grafton Street. we had lunch at Bewleys Cafe (one of the oldest cafes in Dublin, a massive place and so busy!). We really enjoyed our weekend. I also met great people like my husband's work colleagues. I made this card for one of them, the manager at the Premier Inn Dublin Airport, and the whole team. They gave us such a warm welcome and took care of us with anything we needed.

And what a challenge I set myself with this card, CAS (clean and simple), really??? when making cards, I love lots of embellishments, flowers, different papers... etc. I really had to stop myself and stay simple. This is the best I could do!!!! I tried to compensate all the whiteness with a pop of colour in the cupcakes and flowery paper...

I decided to use cupcakes on this card, as the card is for a bunch of people and we all like cupcakes, don't we?  I've had these clear stamps for such a long time, one of the first ones I ever got, I think they came with a card-making magazine. 

They were 3 different stamps. I used the masking technique (another new thing for me, not sure why I've never done it before?), to make the cupcake tower. 

I coloured the cupcakes with my Promarkers and used some of Anita's 3-D gloss on the cupcake toppings. 

I embossed white card stock with the Cuttlebug dots embossing folder, die cut a scallop circle and put some flowery scrap paper underneath. 

I printed the greeting on the computer (I really love this font, it's called 1942 report). 
and finally, I added a blue button and some paper string. 

That's all!!!! CLEAN AND SIMPLE!!! I really hope it's CAS enough!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I really hope you like this card. If you do, please leave a comment below... 
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Thanks and until next time!


  1. What a delicious yummy thank you card. Love the cupcakes. Cute design. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  2. Lovely cupcakes!! Very sweet. love the cut out.

    Thanks for joining us in our Sweet Treats challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  3. You sound like you had a lovely time in Dublin and am sure this card will be appreciated! Achieving clean and simple can be very difficult so I understand what you mean about wanting to put lots of flowers and stuff on your cards! Thanks for linking up at Crafty Cardmakers and hope to see you again soon!

  4. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday.

  5. Hiya, sounds like you enjoyed yourself! It is very hard to do clean and simple cards, isn't it? Natural instinct is to fill the gaps! I really like that font too, looks great as a 'Thank you'.
    Shame you can't come to LOTV tomorrow, you will have to come down at some point!
    Emma x

    1. I was thinking today about the LOTV Christmas party tomorrow and how cool it would be to live near Leeds!!!! oh, well.... enjoy yourself tomorrow and buy a lot of LOTV!!!! I think I might do it on Monday when the 20% sale is online.....

    2. This is such a fabulous card. Love your design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good luck. Maggie - DT

  6. Adorable thank you card. Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps!

  7. What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  8. Yummy! I love those cupcakes and the cute images and design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps and you will not want to miss our black friday into cyber monday sale: until MIDNIGHT - Monday December 2nd!!
    You can save 25% off any size order!! Just use the coupon code:

  9. Such a yummy looking bunch of cupcakes! Great job with the CAS look! Those are so hard for me :) Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you play along with us again soon!

  10. Those cupcakes look yummy. It sounds like you had a lovely time in Dublin and I'm sure your thank you card will be much appreciated.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  11. Beautiful card! Totally sweet!! Love the cupcakes and colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!

  12. Nice fresh colours and a delicious Image yum ,yum! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers challenge ,with your nice piece of art.
    Hugs Gudrun DT

  13. A very cute Thank You card, I love the cupcakes.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week,

  14. Those cupcakes look so yummy! I love the colors you used on this card and the embossing. Great job! Thanks for linking up at Parade Your Crafts!

  15. Lovely idea, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx


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