10 January 2015

Week 206 One Layer Challenge

It's back to 
One Layer Cards 
once more and this time our theme for your cards is 
New Beginnings.
Anne is making a new beginning in her new home, but packing cases still surround her and she may not get a card posted for this challenge... also her camera cable is yet to be located! However she has internet coverage and hopes to be back visiting you and commenting again this week.
I wanted
to do something a bit 'off the wall' but was struggling if I'm honest.
So who better to ask ... the family!
My son decided a new leaf could be a new beginning so 
here's a card showing 'turning over a new leaf'
Now this is a bit too CAS even for me so couldn't resist adding a little bling!

Card Recipe:
Paper Smooches: Botanical Stamp set
Uniko Studio: All Occasion Sentiments #1 (NBUS)
Twine & gems from my stash

I wanted my little scene to appear as if the recipient was
leaving for a sunnier and brighter climate with the graduated sky colour
and clouds of course!

Card Recipe:
Paper Smooches: Metropolitan Stamp Set
Clearly Besotted: Say it In Style Sentiment stamps 
Derwent Coloursoft pencils and glossy accents

The  stamps here are from Stampin' Up. The tiny hearts from the Confetti set and the sentiment from Love and Laughter.
The frame was embossed with Sizzix dies and the 'minimal embellishments'... the tiny birds, cut from a Memory Box die.
Here are stamps from Clearly Besotted, surrounded by a Simon Says Stamp embossed frame.
One Layer Cards are so useful these days when postal costs are so high... for even smallish envelopes which exceed a certain thickness, so the better we become at them, the more economic it will be!



  1. Gorgeous creations here ladies!

  2. For once, I had no difficulty working in one layer! Nice theme!

  3. beautiful inspiration..especially the wedding card!

  4. I love the idea of keep it simple.. great designs.

    Thank you

    be sure to visit my blog too:

  5. Thank you for another fun & "challenging" challenge! Ladies your cards are simply beautiful and stunning!

  6. Another fun challenge and super DT cards!

    Di xx

  7. Hi I deleted my card...my first CAS as it wasn't one complete layer. .Thanks for clarification and I hope to enter in the future. Hugs x

    1. HI Jane, I shall look forward to seeing your work in future!
      CAS is tricky at first, but you'll soon get the hang of it! By the way, although al our challenges are for CAS cards, not all of them are for one layer cards, just the second Saturday of each month.



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