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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Whipping out a Quickie


I haven't spent a lot of time in my craft room this week. Not that you'd guess from the state of it. My desk certainly had the "exploded bomb" look. I say "had" as I have gone round and done a quick clear up before embarking on this card for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge.

It was a beautifully elegant selection of blue, purple and white this week. They are commonly associated with regal or mystical themes, especially if combined with an accent of gold. And I have to admit I have a soft spot for blues and purples.

It's another minimal, graphic-styled card and I've used my new Fleur de Lis dies from Spellbinders. The sentiment is one I generated on the computer. I tried adding extra embellishments but it generally took away from the design rather than added to it, so I gave up and left it as is. Clean and simple.

11 comments:

Michele said...

Fab card, Paul! Love the layered nesties - very stylish x

JoZart said...

Gorgeous card, great colours and balance, a lovely compilation.
Hope to see you Sat so if I do ... remind me to give you your tiny sewing machine brush I found at Padgate and your dosh too.
Jo x

Dotpat said...

Well it looks great clean and simple, really like it

Fiona said...

great CAS Paul - love the textured background - thanks for joining in the fun at the Play Date Cafe :)

alexa said...

Very elegant - something you do really well ...

Maria said...

A lovely elegant card...great job!

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Paul!!! I so need to get those Spellbinder dies...love how your layered them! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooo! Sshh! But I think this is my favorite so far! Am I allowed to say that? So perfectly CAS with an elegant spin on our color story! Yummy! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

No need to smoosh this up, its perfectly CAS! Loving those nesties layered up like that :) Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Ruby said...

LOVE this Paul, as Michele said, really stylish. I 'need' those nesties now, oh no, my bank manager is going to hate me! Thanks for playing along with at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH Paul--this is FUN! I love the embossing...the frames with the sentiment--I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! You rocked this color challenge--and I LOVE that you say this was a quickie! It looks so elegant! BEAUTIFULLY done:) Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC!