Sunday, 3 January 2016

Cruising along, brain in neutral...

It's so easy to relax  when you are crafting, isn't it? I find it takes my mind off just about everything else - even food! And this was a lovely relaxing card to make, very undemanding and yet it made a big impression on the snippets box - everything I've used on it came from there.

A few years ago I wouldn't have thought of Kraft card as a "neutral" but we crafters seem to have embraced it as one, and it always works well with other neutrals, especially shades of cream. This card was inspired by the work of the talented Christine Emberson, who blogs at Creativity Continues  - I really admire her talent for creating CAS cards using dies. In fact the dies I used were from her online shop, Hope & Chances, Spellbinders dies Sprigs and Jewel Flowers, and the textured card I've used behind the aperture came from a lovely goody bag I won in one of her charity kit raffles, so she's inspired the card in more ways than one!


I'm sharing this with

Less is More - Neutrals
Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 210
Mod Squad - Anything Goes with at least one die cut
The Crafter's Café- Square Cards

17 comments:

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A gorgeous card with lovely textures Jane.

Love and hugs
Maarit

SARN said...

That's just GORGEOUS. What a fab snippets card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Wonderful card Jane! I love it!

Hugs

Di xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Elegant, striking and beautiful neutral dimension Jane. Thanks for playing along in our new year challenge at Less is More. Sarah x

UTs Hobby Time said...

Beautiful. love the flower.

Kathy Krug said...

Love this CAS design. The texture behind the circle adds so much to the design, and your flower and button are the perfect embellishments.

Claire Toplis said...

What a beautiful neutral colour card.

Deb Bradley said...

Love this,a really beautiful card Debbs

Christi Conley said...

Stunning!! What a beautiful CAS creation <3

Chrissie said...

This is SO pretty Jane! Love those shades!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Really elegant and stylish Jane, love it!
Thank you so much for joining us
Anne
"Less is More"

Liz said...

Somehow missed this when you posted it, but just spotted it over in the Playground. So classy, the neutral colours go so well together. xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Saw this as one of Di's Playgroud picks this week Jane - love it.

Neets B said...

Love your peachy/cream neutrals, so pretty.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Cathy said...

Very pretty card, love how you've used kraft card, Cathy x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on being a Playground Pick, Jane, and well done on your use of snippets! I love that texture behind the circle and it's got me thinking about mesh I have ... oh, and burlap ... and ... thank you for the inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

KandA said...

Really wonderful card. Very elegant CAS design xx