Tuesday, 31 May 2011

CFC #4 - Congratulations and Pick a Square

Another combined challenge and 2nd post of the day. This one's for CAS-ual Friday on Graduates/Congratulations and simply Less is More Pick a Square (3rd and final...promise)!

My first LIMette entry was inspired by Chrissie and this one, my 3rd, is inspired by  Mandi. She is so right that Stampin Up products coordinate so well together and here I've used colours from the Brights family: Tempting Turquoise (ink, card), Regal Rose (ink, card), Daffodil Delight (ink, DSP) and Old Olive (ink, ribbon). I reversed Mandi's idea such that instead of using coordinating paper as matting/background, I used them in the foreground, right in the middle.

I very nearly decided to give this CAS-ual Friday challenge a miss as I really do not have any graduates in mind (oops, I just thought of a couple - yay!). Anyway, the DT had samples along the  Congratulations theme which also fits and more generic so here it is.  I'm glad I did it.

For this card, I also attempted to make an accordion-pleat rosette - looks like a medal, doesn't it? It's the first time I tried using this technique of using a strip of card though I've done similar using Stampin Up scallop punch for a Christmas card (see image on the left; click on link for more deets). That was only a few months ago but look how my style is evolving and leaning towards CAS more and more.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting everyone!



  1. I love how've created your own rosette! The patterns and colors look amazing together :) Glad you thought of someone to send it to and I'm happy you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. This is wonderful Malyn, so pleased Chrissie and I inspired you this week
    Thanks very much again
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  3. I love your innovation in creating a graduation card. That rosette is super cute and clever!! And you're right - congratulations definitely fits the category and theme. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll join us again!

  4. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Beautiful work and just love your rosette.


  6. Hello again Malyn, You really have got this challenge nailed, love these pretty cards:0) xxx
    p.s, Have you done heat embossing at all? Only it's what got me into crafting in the first place:0) xxx

  7. Beautiful lovely colours and rosette, Love your previous entry too, those scotty dogs are adorable!

  8. Smashing idea this is a real treat XOXO Zoe

  9. Two fab projects and I particularly love the one with the red ribbon but your LIM entry is just great


  10. So beautiful. Your rosette is lovely!!

  11. You are really on a roll at the moment.. another charming card.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  12. Wow, I'm so glad that YOU DID IT!! This is such a delightful and creative take on the CAS grad card challenge, Malyn! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  13. Oh my! This is really cute! Love the "award" ribbon!
    My card is HERE

  14. Love th e way you've made a rossette Malyn, fab card :)
    Jenny x

  15. What a beautiful focal point! Love the soft colors on this grad card, lots of texture and yummy details :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  16. What a cute take on a grad card - such a pretty ribbon. Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week.


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