Monday, January 17, 2011

Love Without the Frills

I'm still on the quest to create Valentine's Day cards for my son's Army unit -- with a goal of 75 cards, I've still got a bit to do to get these in the mail by the end of the week so they have time to mail them back to their sweeties.
So these have to be quick, clean and fairly easy. No bling, glitter, ribbons or anything too fussy.... the military isn't too fond of lumpy envelopes. I used this stamp from Designs Unlimited to create several cards using this image.  Even with a bit of copics coloring, they were fast to make and I love this no-fuss, tailored look. Here's just one version.

Clean, simple, elegant... that's my take at least.

I'm entering this in these challenges...
PIO - Anything Goes
AIFactory - Anything Goes
SSDS - Anything Goes
Pixie Cottage - Fave coloring method
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Simply Create - Use punches
2 Sisters - Flowers
Copic Creations - Something New + Use Copics
Wags 'n Whiskers - With Love
Southern Girls - Totally Loved Up
Sassy Studio Design - Something old from your stash (stamp and sentiment)
Lexis Creations - Say it with Love
Bunny Zoe - Love is in the Air
Scrap Creations - Love is in the Air
Patties Creations - Anything Goes
Phindy's Place - Valentines or For a loved one
Stamp Something - Anything Goes (w/Stamps)

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! Have a fantastic day.. I'll see you again tomorrow.


Zulma said...

This is pretty! love the colouring this flowers and the color combo is fab. Thanks for playing with us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week, hope to see you next time.
Zulma DT

eiyiyi said...

this is beautiful Peggy! You know clean and simple gets my vote every single time. never fails to be elegant and timeless. hugs, eileen

Annette22 said...

in deed simply & elegant, wow

thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale


Sandi said...

Peg - simple, yet elegant!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Rainmac said...

Hi Peggy, what a stunning Valentine's card, I love the bold paper and the image is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Days Away for our first challenge of 2011, good luck xxx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

super cute card that anyone would be proud to mail to their sweetie! What a wonderful thing to do for our servicemen... TY for playing at AiFactory this week!

downrightcrafty said...

oh gorgeous and a great interpretation of our Love theme at the SCSC thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us
Hugs Kate xx

Sadilla said...

I find your card very very elegant! =) the image is so smart, and the paper gorgeous! Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage

Payne Holler Cards said...

just perfect!!! hope you make your goal - they will love being able to send this to their loved ones..

Payne Holler Cards said...

oops, forgot to say thank you for joining us at Phindy's Place this week,
hugs GF!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful "With Love" card

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

Gina said...

Clean, simple, elegant and BEAUTIFUL! I am sure these cards will be so appreciated.

Pattie G said...

Peggy, What a simply beautiful card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
hugs ♥

Cindy said...

Hi Peggy,
This is a wonderful card. SInple, yet lovely!! Good luck making all of those 75 cards!!! many challenges!!

Cec said...

Fabulous cards Peggy and something a guy would be happy to send. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Angie Williams said...

This is so nice. I love that is is simple in design but it is far from plain! It is really pretty.

Suzi said...

A very striking and elegant card. love the papers and image. Thank you for joining us this week at The Pixie Cottage.
Suzi x

Anne said...

Sounds like you're going to be busy Peggy! Great card and what a kind idea.

Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

Bianca said...

A wonderfull idea! I really lovel it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

artish said...

love the contrast of the black/white and yellow! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!

Nanda said...

Simple looking card, no things like embellishments but just beautiful! Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

Katie said...

Great card, you rock the CAS style!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage and Piling It On this week :)

Anne-Marije said...

What a nice card!
Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
xxx Anne-Marije

Barb said...

Peggy, this is awesome!!! I can hear the "OH, WOW" as someone pulls it from the envelope! True to your style! Love 'n' hugs...Barb

Debs said...

this is gorgeous :0)...thanks for joining us at WNW...Debs x

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous CAS design!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something!!HUGS

LindaS said...

Waw I love the design - black/white and yellow. Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. LindaS - DT

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for creating such a beautiful card to add to our challenge on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge this week.

PC Design Team 1 Lead

Karen from PA said...

I love this color combo and that paper is amazing! Stunning card!

lalkygirl said...

stunning creation ,so elegant and stylish
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC & Pile It On!
Helen x

Scrapaddict said...

Lovely and such a sweet thing you are doing for the unit. Good luck and thanks for playing Simply Create this week!

PokSa said...

Fantastic card. I love your simple style.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Sandra

Autumn said...

Simply Elegant! Lovethat DP! Thanks fgor joining us at SG!

darling Ho said...

Pretty CAS card! Love your DP.
Thanks for join us at FTL & 2SC,hope to see you soon.
~hugs~darling Ho~

Mina said...

stunning card Peggy, I love the papers and colour combo you used...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

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