Wednesday, 28 April 2021


When I first started cardmaking, I was clueless as to styles and genres and it was only after I started my blog that I settled on my preferred style which is Clean and Simple. I bought all sorts of bits and bobs, and lots of the designer papers I bought have since been donated to a charity shop which has a craft section. I guess it took a period of experimentation to discover what really appealed to me. Now that the shops are opening up again following Lockdown, I shall probably be taking another contribution of stamps, dies and punches etc to the shop. I really need to de-clutter! I wish my room looked as clear as my cards!
For this one, I began by making a watercolour background, by splodging a little paint with some water on watercolour paper. I die cut a few delicate sprigs in plain white card and just one in gold. I wanted the sentiment to tie in with the other die cuts and so chose this one from Simply Graphic, a company in France (... hence the language). I think that the thickness of the lettering matches well with the delicacy of the stems. I don't remember the make of the foliage and I can't put my finger on the packaging either. I think that it is possibly Alexandra Renke.

Always Fun Challenges - Clean and Simple



  1. Gorgeous card - your style is fabulous! I seem to change styles all the time - I think its cause of my butterfly brain! Take care. xxx

  2. Beautiful Chrissie! Wish one of our many charity shops had a craft section, could do with slimming down some of my stash! Hope you’re both keeping well!

  3. Love your style and meshes a lot with mine...even though I continue to try to do more.. BUT I always come back to clean and simple...or at least I try. I just took a box of punches to a local thrift store that does have a craft section...felt SO good to donate them! Love this very elegant!

  4. Beautiful card, those shades of blue are so pretty with the gold. Thank you for joining us at Always Fun Challenges!

  5. Perfect for our Challenge!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC


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