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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Keep It Clean And Simple with Squigglefly

Squigglefly Challenge blog offers the perfect challenge for the new year--a CAS or Clean And Simple card. I want to live a clean and simple life.  I'm cleaning out cupboards and closets and drawers and (gasp) my craft room.  (No one should have a whole room for crafts and it NOT be enough room!)

So I used a January release from Squigglefly for this month's theme.  It's called "Basset Hound" by artist Enid Barnes.  Now, my allergies keep me from owning pets other than the occasional fish, so forgive my coloring.  I just don't know dogs that well (and my allergies to flowers extend to the drawing and coloring of them as well--a psychological issue, perhaps?).

I colored this cutie with my trusty Copics, then framed the image with coordinating cardstock.  I kept the card CAS by using circle punches to form a border. I stamped THANK YOU once, but it was skewed, so I stamped more at other angles to "hide" my boo boo.

Inside the big circle I stamped hearts on a smaller circle. I adhered a leftover piece of pink paper on the inside of the card for contrast and my CAS card is complete.  Do you need to simplify your (life) crafting? Try this week's Squigglefly challenge for your chance to win free digi's.  Make sure you use a Squigglefly image to play for prizes.

Now it's time to go back to cleaning out with my new year's mantra "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle."  I have two bags for Goodwill so far and a trash bag full of rubbish.  Why ever did I keep this stuff? LOL


Holly Young said...

This is really darling Pat. I love how you covered up your mistake! No one would have known if you hadn't told us!

So sad that you are allergic to pets! I really don't know what I'd do without some kind of pet in my life! You did a great job coloring him though!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Lovely work for this week's challenge. Fun that you shared your little correction for people so they know they too can make a mistake and still fix their cards too! Cheers, holley

Steph said...

I love this basset hound image - very nice coloring!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Pat! Like you, I enjoy cleaning things out and getting rid of "stuff" which has been hanging around unnecessarily. Love your darling little guy saying thank you so much. And your card on PoP is wonderful with your rainbow cupcakes and wonderfully rainbow-ish background! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

bumblebee creations said...

I love this Pat!!