Wednesday 18 December 2013


have I done tooo little do you think????

Hello blogworld,

Now then, you all know what a one I am for needing reassurance (just plain needy is what hubby says!!) but this time it is serious.

Have I gone too Clean and Simple with this card?  I'm not sure and it might be the Graph'It pens that are doing it to me!  After initially not being sure and huming and ahing over getting Graph'Its for ages (thanks by the way go here to those who very kindly gave me advice) I took the plunge.

I'm not used to skin tones being peachy - I'm more used to a mid-pink - but they are growing on me and I'm using them a lot.

So, cutting to the chase here!  I started colouring this image, found some left over card from something else I'd cut out and thought - hmmm tall slim, lovely colours, CaS - stop there!!

 But should I have carried on? Let me know!

The front shot:

The Arty Farty:

The close up:

I used:
Digi Stamp:
All Dressed Up - All Dressed up for Christmas
coloured with my Graph'Its

Wot no dies?

Anything else?
Twine, a pearl heart and Stickles glitter glue

And that's it folks - I have sung!


A challenge, or two:

All Dressed up Challenge blog: Challenge 6 - Clean and Simple

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Last Christmas.....Card of the year

Sweet Stampin: Last Minute Christmas (feels really funny to be on this side of the fence, ladies!  Also it's been ages - hope everyone is well! And, as you can see, I'm still doing last minute Christmas cards!!!)

26 comments: said...

Sarah leave it as it is it's beautiful less is more so they say and I really like the simplicity of this card.

Love Alison xx

Chris said...

I love it Sarah! No way is it too CAS -it's gorgeous. Love the way you've only coloured the skin, so effective!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Well I love CAS and I say Fab Fab Fab!!! What a great card, its so sweet, Love Hazelxox

Juls said...

It's just stunning!!!! Hugs Juls

Sarah said...

Very elegant Sarah and I know what you mean about the skin tones...I bought them and have put them away!! xx

Ali said...

Nope it's perfect - I'm umming about graphits???

Jo said...

Gorgeous just the way it is!
hugs Jo x

Wendy said...

It's gorgeous Sarah,fabulous image and CAS design.
Thanks for my beautiful Christmas card, fabulous CAS design.
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.
Wendy xx

Wendy said...

It's gorgeous Sarah,fabulous image and CAS design.
Thanks for my beautiful Christmas card, fabulous CAS design.
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.
Wendy xx

Wishcraft said...

Looks gorgeous to me hun, fabby CAS card and love the image :o) Hugs, Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is such a beautiful CAS card, love it.

Karen Petitt said...

It's perfect and so beautiful please don't do anything more to it xx

Unknown said...

Lovely Sarah, CAS! Take care.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Very many thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

coops said...

so stunning sarah.i love the cas design and fabulous image :D

xx coops xx

Jane Savage said...

Simply stunning, Sarah. Nuff said! xx

Sue B said...

Oh I love this Sarah… such a lovely image and your touches of colour are perfect… the twine detail finishes it off beautifully! :-)
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Kim said...

fabulous CAS card Sarah, love the effect. wish I could master CAS - this looks perfect!
Kim x

catherine said...

I think it looks fabulous Sarah. Love the pics of the new room too!!
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and all the best for the new year
x catherine

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Too CAS? Never. I LOVE this card x

Anne said...

It's fabulous, perfect CAS card
Thanks for playing along with All Dressed Up
Merry Christmas
Anne x

Pink Dandelion said...

Perfect CAS card and lovely colouring. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas.
Debs xx

Christine Riley said...

oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous, gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at the ADU Challenge Blog!
Hugs, Christine

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous CAS card and perfect for our challenge at ADU! Love how you have added small bits of colour and bling to this pretty card.
Thank you for joining us at the All Dressed Up challenge and I hope you will be back again.

Carmen Sheridan said...

Lovely CAS design and it's true what they say about 'less is more' because this is beautiful.
Glad you stopped by and entered our challenge at All Dressed Up.

Mary J said...

This is just beautiful, Sarah! And a brilliant example of CAS! Thanks for joining us at ADU! Hope to see you again for the next challenge!

Mary J x