Monday, 14 February 2011

I've discovered CaS!!!!

....I wonder each time I write it.........should it be CAS, should it be CaS or even C&S???

Whatever it is I LOVE Clean and Simple!

And a HUGE thanks to the wonderful twosome who have bought us the Less is More Challenge Blog! They have opened my eyes to a completely new way of card making and I'm loving experimenting....although a few more do now go in the bin (...or just get cut up or stuck over!!!)

I wasn't able to find the time last week to join in with their first challenge - well to tell the truth I was a bit busy with all the experimenting and the only ones I got to look half decent weren't in black and pink!

But this week I found everything at all Flower or Tree related and played!

Daffodils are my favorite flower and this is the first time I've used my Prisma's properly too - haven't I had a good weekend!

Everything is printed/coloured directly onto the kraft card blank.

My colouring will take a little more practise to get somewhere near as good as I'd like - but I quite like the effect - although hubby still thinks it's an awful lot to pay for 'pencils'!
...I think he pays an awful lot for a bicycle too ;)
(mind you, I did buy the full set of 132!)

Here's a set I want to show you too (...yes, 'set'), they are all made with some gorgeous digis I bought only yesterday from Digital Stamp Boutique - aren't they sweet!

Challenges .....

Simply Less is More - One Layer and a Flower or Tree

Thanks for visiting and hope you like my CAS/CaS/C&S cards!


  1. Carol, I think your coloring looks great! BTW, I think boys toys are much more expensive than girls toys! LOL!! All the cards are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Awww Carol - these are absolutely fabulous hun! I LOVE them!!

    Leanne xx

  3. Carol, what can I say?
    Your cards are amazing. I love the placing of the images and in the daffodil one I like how the sentiment overlays the image.
    Certainly a LOT of time and care went into the composition and construction of these cards.
    Some people say that C&S? CaS? CAS? (any abbreviation will do)are a quick 2 minute job, but unless you have an eye for positioning, and don't do any colouring, they CAN take some time... and as you say, many end up in the bin because something was just not quite right.(At least they do with me)
    Thank you for these, I'm sure they will be an inspiration to many!
    See you next time!
    "Less is More"

  4. Fantastic cards Carol. You have caught the bug well adn truly me thinks!
    Love them all, I particularly love the kraft card as the bases, they look stunning
    You have got the placement of everything perfectly!

    Can't wait to see what you come up with in the coming weeks
    "Less is More"

  5. Wow they are fantastic. Love them all. Cute images.
    Kathleen x

  6. Your cards are all lovely... you certainly are enjoying the C & S challenge...


  7. Wow.... I love the daffodil card, it is just beautiful. And the others are just so cute. I just love, love, love the kraft card used.
    Regards Sue

  8. Hi sweetie these are absolutely stunning I love kraft card I think it has a gorgeous effect & your colouring is fabulous. I love all of these.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  9. Excellent colouring. Haven't you been having fun?! Keep up the good work.
    Hugs, Sandra

  10. They are all fabulous. Gorgeous images beautifully coloured.
    Lynne xxx

  11. Hi Carol,
    What a fabulous gallery of beautiful simple cards using this set of stamps. Wonderful crafting.
    Fiona x

  12. This is just simply stunning :) Beautiful image and perfectly coloured.

    I cant 'do' CAS.... (I just cant!) but I really admire this style of card. You have done this amazingly well.

    Good luck



  13. Such a pretty set of Easter cards - soft, subtle colouring - lovely!!

  14. Rob is such a philistine! I'll sort him out on pencils if he gives you grief hun, lol! Absolutely gorgeous cards hun,totally love the effect you have achieved. Brilliant. Hugs, Sxx

  15. Men!!!
    Love your cards Carol & your colouring looks great. Have fun playing with your pencils.
    Kaz x