Thursday, 14 February 2013

Reminder to Self!

Hi Folks!

Hope you're all ok and a little warmer than yesterday? 

Just a short post today as I want to get on with some colouring, but I wanted to issue myself a reminder and that is that there are such things as A6 cards (always use square or shaped) and also you don't have to spend hours making a card...CAS (clean and simple) cards are gorgeous too!  So...I've reminded myself, lol.

There you go...not an embellishment in sight!

The image, sentiment and backing paper (there is one...very pale coloured with pale writing on it!) are both from Docrafts Wellington Sunny Days Collection CD, which is absolutely gorgeous.  I've had it for ages and don't think I've used it more than once, which is a shame as it's stunning.  I have become so tied up in spending hours and hours on one card that I've lost the idea of making quicker cards using beautiful artwork like this.  So...you're going to be seeing more of these amongst the cards I make which take much longer to make.  

I love the CAS look and am always commenting on it on other peoples' blogs, so time I did more!

All I've used on this (apart from the Wellington CD) was some textured silver card and an A6 deckle edged card...and glue and foam pads, of course.  And that's it.  

So I shall consider myself well and truly reminded and told off!  Lol.

So...as you were!

Take care everyone & happy crafting!
xx

21 comments:

  1. This is simply gorgeous Lexie... I do love a nice simple card sometimes... I think sometimes we get lost in adding all the "goodies" that we forget what the card itself is all about... Just love it!!!
    xxx

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  2. Great CAS card. Love the image and you are so right that these look just as beautiful as the embellished cards.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. It's a lovely card Lexie and a gorgeous image. I forget to make CAS cards but they can be so effective x

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  4. This is gorgeous Lexie. I always struggle with CAS cards but your is fabulous.
    Sue xx

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  5. A fab CAS card, Lexie, love the image.....I love all styles of cards, but I still go back to CAS on a regular basis xx

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  6. Such a stylish card, I really must try A6 cards too, I've forgotten what they look like lol xx

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  7. A gorgeous CAS card Lexie. I love the cute little bear.
    Lorraine x

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  8. Gorgeous, Lexie! Incredible framing of the image. :-D

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  9. Beautiful card, simple but lovely x

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  10. Simple and clean. So cute.
    Laine
    xx

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  11. This is beautiful Lexie! I'm the same always try to do 8x8 square and sometimes make myself do a 6x6, dont like doing the smaller ones as can't get all I want on them!! lol
    Jill xx

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  12. You are quite right - this is so gorgeous, and the CAS style really looks classy in this way :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  13. Beautiful CAS card Lexie, love the image xxx

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  14. This is really pretty! I rarely use A6 (UK A6) cards these days. I started off using them, I think it was the "standard" size to buy when I started out card making, now I tend to use square cards as those work better for me.
    Mandy x

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  15. This is really gorgeous, love the different shape I am bad for automatically going for the square cards too I love the image and the CAS layout
    Lindsay xx

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  16. Beautiful CAS card Lexie. Love Wellington. I too rarely use an A6 card, I tend to go for the bigger cards. Will have to give it a go. Wendy xx

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  17. Kind of like that myself, Lexie, keep using square, and running out, but have loads of A6 and A5...must use them more often, LOL...fabulous card and yes sometimes Less is More, great work as always xxxx

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