Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Best of luck ....

... Good morning!  This morning's card came about because I've been re-organising how I store my cards.  I used to put them into a large box, but it wasn't working.  So I decided to re-purpose the recipe box that I made last year (and didn't actually put any recipes in) into a card storage box.  It's just the right size for all but the largest cards.  I've made little dividers so that I can easily find cards for specific occasions.  One of the sections that I have is for New Home, but it's empty, so this is what I made:

Best of Luck - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampendous - House & Home; Waltzingmouse - Compact Sentiments
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral
Dies: Lil' Inkers - Stitched Rectangles #2 & 5
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Island Indigo; Brown Twine


It's been a while since I played along with CASology - CAS#88 and Addicted to CAS - ATCAS#34, and, as luck would have it, they have the same theme LUCKY/LUCK.  Did you see what I did there?  Sorry!  I've used the colours from CAS - Colours and Sketches - CASC&S#66.  My best of luck card is for moving into a new home.  I used the stitched rectangle to die cut a white panel and in the centre I embossed a smaller stitched rectangle.  I adhered the white panel to a dark teal mat, leaving a very narrow border.  I stamped the sentiment in dark teal.  I stamped a couple of house keys onto white card, fussy cut them, tied them together with twine and adhered them to the card with dimensional tape.  On the inside I have a mat layer of dark teal and on the white panel a simple greeting and another house key.

Best of Luck inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Yesterday morning I was checking through various challenges and saw, to my huge delight, that I'm the Featured Stamper at The Colour Throwdown with my very CAS birthday card - this one here:

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I am thrilled to bits.  I love the clean and simply style of card making and I try very hard to achieve good CAS cards, sometimes it works and sometimes not so much!  But I did it with this one.  I think you could have heard my happy dance around the world :))  I think taking the Clean & Simple 3 class has helped a lot!!   That's all for now.  See you soon.

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9 comments:

  1. Love the keys--so fun! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

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  2. I like ur idea of sections for cards, and ur card is amazing, I like the embossed frame and congrats on ur featured stamper winning :)

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  3. That is great fun!! I am always in need of organizing tips, thanks for that! Super keys and die stitched mats!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week Deborah!

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  4. Fabulous interpretation of the key word. And, your card truly is CAS perfection--so much wonderful white space, a dramatic sentiment, and clear focal point. Great job. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week, and a big Congrats for your feature at Color Throwdown. I remember pinning that card last week.

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  5. Great card - great use of the color (and theme)...love the stamping inside too! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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  6. This is a beautiful CAS card x

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  7. Love your very CAS new home card using the colours from our challenge this week, Deborah. The inside looks great too. Thanks for playing along with CC&S

    Louise xx

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  8. I love those stitched mats and your keys! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at ATCAS :)

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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and check out my creations. I'd love to hear from you. Deborah x

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