Friday, 3 April 2015

Plain and Simple

Hope you do not think this card is too plain and simple to be posted.

The image is UPcycled from a thank you card we received from Anna, a family member in England.  I loved that adorable puppy so saved the card front and die cut it once I got home. Yes, you know where it ended the homemade card kit box! It has sat there for a couple of years now...shame on me....

I assemble my card kits in 6x6 clear sleeves. I tossed in the image, a kraft large scalloped circle die, a snippet of jute type cord, and this tag from a package of goodies I won some time ago.

I merely ticked some teensy diamonds onto the flowers on the tag, mounted that on a snippet of unknown  DP from my bits box, and then added the matted puppy image. A snippet of jute cord tied in a bow and this card was finished.

Funny how the angle of the photo makes it look like I tilted the tag...I did not tilt it as I felt the DP dots looked  weird that here it is in the photo looking very tilted indeed!  lol

Another card into the finished cards box and best of all., well under a half hour from start to finish!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets


  1. Too plain and simple? silly girl - this is adorable! Every detail is wonderful!

  2. This looks gorgeous as it is the cute image and lovely colours. Carol x

  3. This is gorgeous,lovely design and

  4. the best kind of card....memories,up cycle and simple to conceve's just lovely xxxxx

  5. Oh Mo, never too plain and simple. this is just gorgeous as it is! The image and tag go together so beautifully too - especially with the dusky pink spotted background.

    I know what you mean about things sometimes looking 'wonky' in photos - yet you can see how perfectly you've got those dots lined up with the tag. I could be s wrong but sometimes, if a card is leaning back even just a little bit, the top can look marginally narrower in a photo which can give the 'wonky effect'. Since we changed things round here I often shoot my photos with the card lying flat - not as interesting I know and even then I have to be sure the camera is absolutely flat downwards to avoid narrowing at top or bottom.


    Di xx

  6. Such a sweet and adorable card Maureen.

  7. Aww this is so cute!! I bet it was lovely and quick to make too and it looks fab! Perfect colour match with the flower and paper!!
    Lucy x

  8. I think it's a great card layout and no wonder you kept the puppy image to use at a future date . . . it's SOOOO cute.

    Happy Easter.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  9. This is full of sweetness and adorability Maureen, such a cute image I love the CAS style design, excellent make.
    lorraine x

  10. Maureen - you have got to be kidding me!!! The first rule in art is KISS.
    Keep It Simple Sugar!! I follow some people that all that they do is Clean and Simple. It is really harder than a lot of people think. Your card is wonderful!
    Sandy xx

  11. Such a pretty card Maureen, an adorable image and lovely soft colours.

  12. Plain and Simple is beautiful. I love this. I wish I had your creativity in being able to use your snippets and stash to create such a wonderful new card. I love it Maureen. Hugs, joann

  13. Not too simply at all!!!! I love it! The colors are so pretty and love the way you used the tag on here. Precious, precious puppy too!

  14. I certainly don't think the card is too plain and simple because it is just up my street. Cute image and layout.

    Kath x

  15. This is beautiful Maureen such a lovely card huggles Sue xx

  16. This is gorgeous Mo, I like the sweet image and the tag
    Kevin xx

  17. Aww, he's adorable, beautiful upcycling, it's a gorgeous card.

    Happy Easter sweetie!


  18. Not too plain and simple for me! This is so cute! What an adorable puppy! The tag looks wonderful with the added sparkle! And such a quick and easy make - I love those! You are brilliant to put together these card kits ahead of time and then everything is ready to go - I would never think to do that! So clever!

  19. Oh this is so cute, absolutely perfect!

  20. Not too plain & not too simple! this is one of my favorite cards--absolutely darling!

  21. I think it is super cute. I can see why you saved the puppy. He is adorable. Very sweet card.

  22. Oh my goodness, what a cutie! This lovely card made me smile x


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