Sunday, June 12, 2011

Clean and simple? Me? Yeah, right!

The challenge at Stampotique Designers Challenge is clean and simple, so I decided to have a go!

Stop laughing.

Seriously, it's not polite and I can hear you sniggering from here.

I know clean and simple isn't something that comes naturally to me (have you seen my house?), but it is certainly something I aspire to......well, if not aspire to, it's something I admire in others. Particularly in card making.

I can still see your shoulders shaking, you know.

Anyway, talk about out of my comfort zone... my work, as you can probably tell is usually messy, inky, layered and bright. Over the top, some might say, everything but the kitchen sink, but it's what I like to make. So this was one hell of a challenge. You get the picture, right? So, I'd better show you the picture....

Hopefully you're not still laughing...... I'm really, genuinely chuffed with it. I had the idea floating around my brain all day yesterday, so I got up and whipped it up in 5 minutes flat this morning. Quickest card EVER! The most difficult bit was holding the sequin waste in place whilst I found just the right shade of yellow ink (it pays to be prepared kids). In case you're wondering, Impress ink lemon yellow over the top of chartreuse green.

I am so proud that I have resisted the urge to glitter, add ribbon, distress, stamp, ink, rip, tear or otherwise gussy it up.

I'm going to enter it into the following challenges:

HD Macabre Monday- Pleasure and pain (Pleasure= Stampotique, Pain= Keeping it simple!)
Try it on Tuesday- Weird and wonderful
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge- Male card
Papertake weekly- Anything goes (with optional all white + one accent colour)
Crafts and me- Stamp something

Stamps- Stampotique Mort had a pin curl, Smirk You're awesome
Inks- Versafine Onyx black, Impress Chartreuse and Lemon yellow
Stash- sequin waste to ink through


  1. Aww this is awesome! Love the image, and the yellow and green work really well together!!


  2. What a funny and beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge # 32.

  3. This card is just amazing, have never seen anything like it :o)

    Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


  4. This is fantastic, Cus, ur very right to be proud of it! U've risen above this inability that must run in the family - have u seen our house too, lol??

  5. Well done! So far I've been unable to come up with something CAS for Stampotique. Great for our Pleasure and Pain challenge too. Thanks for playing along. xxD

  6. Fantastic card you should be chuffed with how it turned out, you did a wonderful job x

  7. This is a fab card, so lovely and bright. YOu should do more CAS! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

  8. go you!! this is perfect CAS, I love it. I'm really glad you took part in the stampotique challenge

  9. How cute is that! I love the whole idea. Thank you for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge!

  10. Brilliant

    Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  11. Terrific CAS card, love this one. Annette x

  12. Its a terrific card, love the image. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week. Yvonne x

  13. What a terrific card and fits the brief perfectly. thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

  14. I love this card, you did a superb job with the CAS challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  15. Absolutely gorgeous

  16. That's fabulous, wonderful card.

  17. I LOVE it, this is something I'm not got at either lol I had a plan of commenting and you managed to distract me lol and thank you for that, went to that Clean and simple challenge blog and was traveling in blogland lol abt 90 min later I'm here again lol and thanks playing along with TioT this week

  18. Hi Lisa
    made me chuckle, yep clean and simple is not at all simple but you've managed wonderfully weird and clean and simple, babe - you rock!!!! It's a great card Lisa love it! Thanks for joining us at TioT
    x Michelle

  19. Love this...certainly made me smile!! x

  20. Ooh this is great and the colour is just perfect. Thanks for joining the challenge.

  21. LOL! I just love him! I right with you there; I'm not a "Clean & Simple" gal either! Awesome card! Great job!

  22. This is one coooool dude..........great card!!

  23. you did it great, love the image and the color

  24. I LOVE IT!
    You could also enter this card here
    The theme is spots dots and circles!

  25. WOW! Amazing card. Well Done..looks like you had great fun :)
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  26. yes it is awesome ! i appreciate your thoughts and i like to add your card to my collection i am sure every one will like it .

    Plastic Card
    Plastic business cards


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