We are Neet and Wendy and we would like to welcome you to our fortnightly challenge, ‘Artful Times’, where we are offering a variety of challenges to inspire you to create in whichever style or medium of crafting you enjoy. You never know, we might even inspire you to create something out of your comfort zone and try out something new.

Yes like all challenge sites we have rules and guidelines. We hope you will read and follow them, we have Oyster Stamps as our sponsor, and of course, a winner and runner up will be chosen each month. We may also have the occasional guest designer.



Friday, 26 April 2013

Challenge 28 - Clean and Simple

Well, I am sure there are lots of you out there who have visited the challenge site "Less Is More" and enjoyed their challenges and maybe even taken part in some of them.  As you know they ask for you to leave the majority of your card white (or a plain colour depending on what you do - to put it simply, not decorated).

This challenge is just about that, leave your card "clean and simple" but do include some stamping.  The image you use can be placed anywhere on your card, top left, bottom right, centre, whatever but it must be surrounded by a nice area of 'nothing'.  You can put a simple greeting (Thank you, Happy Birthday etc) on it as well if you wish but not cluttered up please.

However, it does not have to be a card, it could be a tag, a canvas or whatever you think to use as long as you keep it Clean and Simple.

Incidentally, I did contact LIM to ask if they minded us doing this particular challenge and the answer was that it was fine.

Here is what Von did (I want that lettering set)


and here is mine
Neet


Strange we both chose to do a square card - mine was going to be a canvas but as usual, I ran out of time.  Look forward to seeing what you all make.

You will note that the thumbnails we had in the past have disappeared.  We are now just linking with your name - hope this does not put some of you off.

Please remember to read the rules, link to the actual challenge and not just your blog, a maximum of four other challenges may be entered (no more please), link back to this blog, include a description of what you did/used etc.  Rules and Guidelines are at the top for you to read.

13 comments:

Redanne said...

Both cards are beautiful! x

Sandra's Spot said...

Great theme and wonderful makes from you both. This will be a challenge for more as I am a clutter bug :) I shal have a go tho. Hugs Sandra X

ionabunny said...

Lovely cards both. CAS is a fun theme. It's a pity you are only linking names. I think the picture things are a bigger incentive to pop over and have a look. If you are short of time having to go through all the names to see what people are doing can be time consuming. I do try and look and comment on other entries when I am joining the challenge but sometimes there just isn't time, especially when the computer is on a go slow......

Neet said...

Thanks for the comment (ionabunny) we will take on board what you have said. Can see where you are coming from. We will definitely think about this but there are one or two deciding factors to look at first.
Thanks so much for being open and honest. It is appreciated.

My name is Cindy said...

I guess it was the C & S that freaked you out? LOL, I must be psychic. Cindyx

chrissies said...

Lovely cards girls. I find CAS cards quite difficult to make as I am a bit of a clutterbug as well, thinking cap on lol

I always try to visit all of the entries to find out more about how they were made and to leave a comment so having only the names is fine by me.

Thank you for the lovely challenges you set

Love Chrissie xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Both cards are wonderful inspiration pieces!

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful inspiration.
Rosie x

Elaine said...

Great cards. Love that Mackintosh-style alphabet too!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful example cards! GREAT!

Heather Alger said...

Love your designs, this was such a Beautiful challenge to do x

butterfly said...

Always a challenge for me, CAS, but I'm hoping my offering qualifies! Thank you for the lovely inspiration, as always...
Alison x

Ann said...

Loved the theme & managed to squeeze in a little card earlier this afternoon.....Thanks for the challenge & inspiration girls :D
Hugs Ann xx