Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CFC55: Put A Bling On It

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is always a test for me. I look at the design teams amazing examples for inspiration and I see the clean and simple concept. There's a wow factor that the DT's create with just a few elements. I'll keep studying their art and practice restraint until I get it right.

This weeks sponsor is  "Simon Says Stamp.com" with a chance to win a $25.00 shopping spree and the winner will also earn a guest spot with the Girl Fridays for the July Challenge! Wouldn't that be fun?


Here's my clean and simple card  with some bling. OMG ...did I get carried away with bling? 

Let's try again....this time my butterfly is covered in glitter not rhinestones. It has sparkle and I believe the simplicity is the ruling factor. So this is my lesson. More is not always better. So maybe you too can understand why this tests my control. Lessons - learning - growing keeps me involved.

 I really liked the stamped images so I made one in blue too! I added some sparkle with a gel pen and the satin ribbon along with the butterflies stamped and hand cut for dimension. I am trying not to add too many elements

Back in March we lost our beloved dog "Beau". We actually received 2 sympathy cards and I found that very thoughtful and heartwarming. There is a deeper understanding from pet owners about the loss. We still miss Beau every day. So I knew I wanted to make a sympathy card to share just in case. This is clean and simple too! But I would have added a dog bone charm if I had one.

"Better keep yourself clean and bright: you are the window through which you must see the world." ~ George Bernard Shaw

Be well thanks for visiting. Carole 


  1. Carole - that glittery butterfly is FAB! It looks great with the background stamp! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. These are so pretty. Love the silhouette designs.


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