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Sunday, 4 January 2015

It's Quirky Clean and Simple for the New Year.

I am hosting the first challenge of the Quirky year, and it is Clean and Simple. Now I think I am normally a CAS sort of gal, some folks put everything including the kitchen sink on their cards so CAS might mean something different to them!
So here is my even cleaner and simpler card, our sponsor is the wonderful Stitchy Bears Digital Stamps, and I used two images together, the Blue Tit 4 is by IkeSart, and the bird house is called A Sign of Spring and is by Lil Diva. The image is coloured with Promarkers, I tried hard to get the colouring right on the bird, I cut out the panel leaving a lot of white space with a Spellbinders Grand Labels 1 die then edged it with pink Promarker. The Grand Labels 1 die set is one of my Christmas presents to me, and just arrived from the USA - perfect timing) and this is the first use so I guess I can enter Darlene's NBUS challenge with it (also the images are new courtesy of Stitchy Bears Digital Stamps). I used a bigger size of the die to make the card blank in yellow, and the blue panel to go on top. Darlene's plan is to get us to use that NBUS and convert so - this is officially now ABUS (Already Used Schtuff). Does it matter that I haven't used all sizes of the dies yet?

No sentiment, so it is a multi purpose card, and even simpler and it is Spring like to cheer me and everyone else up, I might take it to the hospital for Mother in Law, or get Shaun to take it as I have a really awful cold or virus so haven't been able to visit for a couple of days.

I am working on another version of this, if I could only find my Sansador I would finish it!

 I love Blue Tits and we have many of them in the garden visiting the feeder, and usually nesting in our next box which is high up on the apex of the garage roof, and never gets cleaned out by us - but they seem to survive.

My definition of CAS is very few or no embellishments, clean and simple lines, lots of "white" space, this can be any colour but lots of plain unprinted, unstamped, undecorated space of any colour. It will be interesting to see who can actually do this, including my teamies!

Come and play Quirky CAS with us, and maybe you will make top 3 and win one of our wonderful prizes, or you can just come and see the wonderful examples we have from the team and heap of guest designers this time at Quirky Crafts Challenge blog.

This little birdie has flown into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes (6th Jan)
I love Promarkers - anything goes (Tues)
ABC - A for anything goes (Thurs)
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
My Time to Craft - #273 all things new (Sat)
Pink Gems - Something new (16th Jan)
That's Crafty - blue is the colour (16th Jan)
NBUS 3 - use your never before used Schtuff, cos Darlene said! (22nd Jan)
Pan Pastels - CAS (17th Jan)
Die Cut Divas - Anything goes (month of Jan)


  1. Such a darling card! Glad you love your new dies-thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Anything Goes challenge.

  2. So adorable is your image xx

  3. Gorgeous image on a gorgeous card! It makes me dream of Spring! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week and please join us again very soon!

  4. Your card is CAS and, oh, so lovely Cazzy! Your coloring is outstanding!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3!! I hope to get a chance to play in your challenge, too! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Beautiful card- reminds me of Spring! Thank you for sharing it with us at My time To Craft!

  6. Lovely card.Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at I Love ProMarkers. Hope to see you back for new challenges. Good luck, hugs from Lisbeth.

  7. Very cute an a promise of spring! Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck and please join us again for our next challenge!

  8. Love the fab design,this is just gorgeous, Thanks for sharing with us at PanPastel.xxx

  9. Stunning, thank you so much for having me as a GDT
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  10. Lovely card. The birdhouse is delightful.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

  11. Beautiful cas card Cathy, so happy you joined us at Pan Pastel UK xxx

  12. A beautiful creation :-) I really miss the little BlueTits - we don't get them out here :-(
    Thank you very much for using one of my images :-D

    IKE x

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  13. It looks really pretty. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca


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