Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Clean and Simple @ Inpsired Stamps

Good Mornings all :)

I'm sailing in today with an

I can not tell a lie ...
I was greatly challenged this week!
As Antoinette asked us to try our hands at some Clean & Simple cards!
And if possible make a set! 

You hyperventilating ?
I can tell you now, I WAS hyperventilating
Just thinking about this challenge!

I had about 4 attempts at this "Clean and Simple thing" until I finally settled on a design that I liked, that also worked with the challenge and was something that I was not going back to go back to afterwards and add more to.

And this is where Mr Mojo and I ended up :)
I am very impressed with how well these turned out! 
And I think they are quiet striking as a set all together.

Close up of Card #1. 

Close up of Card #2.

Close up of Card #3.

And back at the set together! 

This set started with the Joy to the world scripture from the Vintage Christmas set available from Inspired stamps.  I did my best to keep the embellishments minimal by only adding the touches of ribbon, bow and some red pearl sprays.  I then mounted it all on some pop dots and placed them on a base cut from the largest of the spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares.

 I fell in love with the first one, so I continued on using the The Lord has come sentiment, also from the Vintage Christmas set. I tried to change the color of the ribbon around, but I loved the red and white combo and kinda got it stuck in my head.  

For the third card in the set I combined the shepherds silhouette and the star, also from the Vintage Christmas set.  And again, followed the same line as the previous for the embellishments. 

I have absolutely fallen in love with this set! 
And I know they were orginally meant to be cards ... 
But all together they tell a lovely story
So I have popped them up on my buffet to use a display instead :$ 
I have also been privy to have a sneak peak at what the other girls have been up too! 
And they have some gorgeous cards to share with you too!  
So don't forger to stop on by the 

Thank you for stopping into see me today and sharing my Inspired Stamps creation with you!
I look forward to sharing another with you next Tuesday :) 
Happy Crafting till then! 

Recipe -
Paper(s) -   Hammed white cardstock
Tools - Spellbinders - Fleur De Lis Sqaures
Embellishment(s) -Ribbon, red pearl spray

Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Crimbo Crackers - #29 Anything goes Thurs 
Crafty Ribbons - Two ribbons Thurs 
Aud Sentiments - Bingo - Ribbon, joy & die cut Thurs
Word Art Wednesday - Encouraging / Uplifting Sentiment Wed E1/5
My Mums Craft Shop - #85 Inspired By a Song (Joy to the world) Wed
Whimsy stamps Challenge - #53 Traditional Christmas Colors Wed E1/3
Addicted To Stamps - #44 Christmas Time  Sun
Stampin' Sisters In Christ - Christmas Cards Sun
Less is More - #95 Glamour & Glitz Sat
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Black White & Red Tues
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34 Treasured comments:

Zippy said...

Beautifully elegent cards, I love them all! xxx

Caroline said...

These are all gorgeous I think you've done a fabulous job. Caroline xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Lovely colection.

May said...

Gorgeous collection of elegant cards... Beautiful designs... Hugs May x x x

rachel said...

great work Leesa - really lovely xx

Deneen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the simplicity of them, but they're also elegant at the same time.

Lisa Jane said...

wow love them especially the die cut
Lisa x

Karen Letchworth said...

Wow Leesa, you've been a busy little crafter! I love the red metalic sprig accents on these cards. You're doing a great job of getting your Christmas cards finished (not me so much...LOL) Thanks for sharing with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. So glad when you do!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

KandA said...

These are so elegant and the colour combo is stunning xx

Jen Nelson said...

fab cards Leesa xx

thanks for joining us this week

Jen x
"Less Is More"

Ульяна и Полина said...


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh wow, like you cas sned me in a panic but these are gorgeous. Love the pearl sprays. What's a buffet? This language difference is making me smile.

Sandra H said...

Awwwwwwwwww Leesa they are stunning totally!! x

Canonbury creations said...

Stunning set of cards Leesa, love the design!
Val x
ps love your blog header!

Unknown said...

Leesa, The red ribbon and accent are so vivid, it's so beautiful. Yes, it sure does tell the story. Your work is so fine and intricate. Fleur De Lis has always been a favorite of mine as my Grandparent lived in Quebec and that is where we have our cottage. Thank you for sharing that beautiful set of cards with us at WAW.
Psalm 103 Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson,
Word Art Wednesday

Chrissie said...

These are great cards Leesa, but sadly you have linked them to too many challenges for us at "Less is More" where we have a maximum of five which may be combined!
Do join us next time.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Regena said...

Gorgeous set of cards!!

Confiseries Papier said...

Striking,thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Sue D said...

Great display to tell this story.

Anke said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. hugs Anke

Tracy said...

These are indeed very beautiful and very striking.

Thank you for joining us at Whimsy for our Traditional Christmas Colours Challenge.

Chana Malkah said...

Your cards are stunning! I love the elegance and clean, crisp design! Wonderful take on our color challenge. Very nicely done! Thanks so much for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions. Good Luck!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Wow! I think you nailed the CAS/make a set challenge! These are great!! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week!

Viv said...

What amazing cards Leesa, lovely colour and images too :) Viv xx

Kris said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL as a set and individually as well! Love that fancy frame and how you made them each look like pressies with the ribbon wrapped like that *Ü* These show the real meaning of Christmas, love it! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges this week.
Many Blessings to you and yours,
Kris (SSiC)

Jamie M. said...

These are very pretty! ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

Roberta said...

These cards are deliciuos!!!

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Stunning cards Leesa and they make a fab set!
Helen x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What beautiful cards you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Teresa said...

Superb card for our Christmastime challenge at Addicted to stamps thanks for playing along.
Teresa x

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Love the ribbon, the red and white tones go great together! Fab!

Thank you for sharing this at Aud Sentiments!

Mel xx

cebelica said...

Simple, but very beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Kjersti said...

A gorgeous Christmas card!
Thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps Christmas challenge this time!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Tip Top said...

Ah, another set of dies to add to my list!! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

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