Saturday, 9 July 2011

Clean and Simple

What's in store for this week at Catch The Bug's Challenge? Well, it's
Yep, that's the challenge, keep it clean and simple - strip back all those embellishments and and go for the sleek look.

My card uses the Stocking Santa with Present image. It has then been punched out with a circle punch and mounted onto my new Papertrey Ink die and stamp.

Two thin black lines were drawn around the edge just to tie the whole thing together. It looked a bit too bare without them.

Although this is a challenge in conection with Bugaboo Digital images, it is not essential but we'd love to see you using the images. If you haven't got one, check out the shop as there is a freebie each week. Now you don't have any excuse : )   And make sure you visit the challenge blog at CATCH THE BUG for all the details and more inspiration from the Design Team.

Also entering into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Christmas in July
Digis With Attitude ~ Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays ~ Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon ~ Christmas in July
Craft Us Crazy ~ Christmas in July
Moving Along With The Times ~ Christmas in July
Stamp Insanity ~ Anything Goes
House That Stamps Built ~ Christmas in July
I Love Promarkers ~ Clean and Simple
ABC Christmas ~ Nonsense (No DSP)
Little Red Wagon ~ Christmas in July
The Paper Variety ~ Christmas in July
Craft Your Passion ~ Anything Goes
KP Cute Monday ~ Anything Goes
Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes


Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I so want that die cut and stamp background stamp. I've been admiring for some weeks. After seeing your card, I want them more.

Pam Pritzl said...

Great job with this card! Love the stamped santa! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Variety!

Benzi said...

Super Christmas card. I really like the shading and doodling around Santa. So glad you joined Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Tammy Miller said...

Love it Paul very nice!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Paul, Ah this is super and what a great card for our Christmas challenge on MAWTT, Thanks for playing, hope all is well with you xx Hazelxoxo

Suzy said...

What a super sweet & simple card. Thanks for celebrating Christmas in July at TPV this week :)

Lisa Jane said...

Fab CAS Christmas Card - love the little santa
Thanks for joining s at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oops - forgot to say ...Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday this week
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely GREAT job Paul - love your card!

Carrie said...

Thanks so much for popping by my blog and for your lovely comment.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and love the colour choice, thank you for joining us this week at Stampin with the Dragon. I have candy if your interested.
Hugs Kate xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card, I like the colours, Thanks for joining in with us at Stampin with the Dragon.

Stephanie said...

Very cute paul...

DesignerDiva said...

I love Bugaboo and this ones gorgeous!! Fab name for your blog - lovin it!
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT and good luck with the challenge

Merry Christmas (lol)
Laurie xx

Kerrie said...

Great CAS card... love the image!

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

xxxtglxxx said...

This really is a lovely card! Great colours, so warm and traditional and a fab image too.

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



Karen Howard said...

What a fabulous christmas card, I love how you drew the lines around the image, it really does bring everything together! I really like your creative style and am now a follower! Hugs, Karen

ladyjanet_56 said...

Paul thank you for the lovely comment & ivite to this CAS challenge only I can't play all my toys are packed away in a different location, althogh I will be there in thought good look with your challenges. Janet

Love the wicked humour I have encountered through your cards.

Hannah said...

Great card Paul, lovely design. Love that cute little santa stamp. Thanks for playing along at TPV this week :)

Doreen said...

This is fabulous

Anonymous said...

Hi Paul! Great to have a male crafter join us! there are not many off you! I have to say I love your card and I love the stamp background you used too! great job! and Thanks for playing the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, really hope we see you next challenge too! hugs Samantha

Jayne Hayward said...

Lovely creation. Adore the image and beautifully coloured. Love the dp and the fancy shape.

Thanks for taking part in our challenge over on ABC Christmas

Jayne xx

Carissa said...

Great card. Love the beautifully coloured image. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge.
Carissa :)