Monday, 23 May 2016

Baby Card, Panda on Vine, New Arrival

When is a CAS card not a CAS card?
Well...  When it looks like this, of course!






I wonder who agrees with that statement?  I would certainly say that this card has a CAS 'feel' to it...  It has that all important 'white space' after all.  But then...  I did add an extra layer, a smidge of 'paper piecing', white twine as well as Dew Drops...  Do you get my point?

Perhaps this best fits Loll and Bonnie's CAS/Mixed Media Challenge style?  (If you don't know what I'm talking about then all I can say is 'where have you been')?  I know others use this style, too...  but kudos for them for coining the phrase.  Or was it already coined?  If so, I hadn't come across it...

Or maybe this best fits a CAS with layers category?  (Another challenge blog ran this for a while...  Not sure if they are on a break or whether they closed that challenge down).

Or maybe I should simply rephrase the question and ask, 'when does CAS stop being CAS'?

These are just my thoughts on the topic.  Feel free to let me know yours...  if you want to, obviously!

Anyway...  enough rambling...




Here's the inside...






Now I don't always decorate the inside of my cards...  but sometimes I just like to carry over the design a little.  




Supplies Used:

Stamp:
Crafter's Companion 'Baby Bamboo'
(Sentiment  - also by Crafter's Companion.  Discontinued)

Dies:
Memory Box 'Grape Vine'
PaperSmooches 'Gift Tag 2'

Ink:
Distress Marker 'Black Soot'  (Used to watercolour image)
Stazon 'Jet Black' 
Memento 'Expresso Truffle' (Stencilling)
Memento 'Tuxedo Black'
Ranger 'Perfect Medium' Embossing Ink


Stencil:
Creative Expressions 'Birch Tree'

Other:
Dew Drops (One clear, two champagne)
White Twine
Foam Pads
Stampendous 'clear' embossing powder



Challenges I'm Entering...

(An 'all snippets' card this week) 



'Stencil'


'Use a Stencil'


'Anything Goes'


(Challenge #36 - Keep It Clean & Simple)


'In the Garden'


(Challenge #57 - 'May All Your Weeds Be Wild Flowers')

 



Have a good week...

Donna.

40 comments:

  1. Hi Donna, yes your card does have a CAS feel to it. Itreally is so pretty. I love all the little embellishments. What a beautiful new baby card. Barbxx

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    1. Thank you, Barb.
      Have a good week :)

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  2. Well the inside is certainly CAS! Love the outside too. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. That's funny... the inside being CAS, I mean :)
      Donna. x

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  3. I've seen so many explanations of CAS, that I still don't know, it seems to be different for everybody?!! Personally, I would class this as CAS, because it has a very 'airy' feel to it with all that lovely white, but, of course that is just my OH. Whatever you class it as, it's . . . stunning!! I also love what you have done inside! Have a wonderful week my sweet friend! Hazel xx
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    1. Hello Hazel :)
      How long 'til your holiday?
      You've hit the nail on the head, my friend. So, so many variations on what CAS means, is, can or cannot be. I personally think it could do with some sub category definition. CAS 'max' for the CAS purists out there, CAS with layers, Mixed Media CAS... BUT even then I still think the overlap would cause issues!!!
      But what do I know!!!
      Take care :)

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  4. What a beautiful layered card Donna! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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    1. Thank you, Sherrie.
      I wasn't sure if this fits CASology's definition of CAS or not, but it looked like I could see the odd layered piece from your DT so I gave it a go anyways :)

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  5. Donna such a sweet card. By true definitely a CAS card has lots of white space, minimal layers and not too much activity going on--loud colours and too many patterns. CAL is clean and layered, layers but still a clean look. That is what I would classify this as. Is there truly a right and wrong in card making--no way says me. Do what makes you happy! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

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    1. Thank you for not sitting on the fence on this one, Tracey. You'll notice from my comments that CAS seems to be a bit of a mystery...
      I'm a CAS 'ish' girl at heart, I think... but not a CAS purist!
      PS. Where does CASology sit on CAL? Does it fit in with your criteria or is this more of a CAS purist challenge only?

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  6. This is so sweet, Donna! Love how you use neutrals for baby cards!

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    1. Pastel colours are not my cup of tea at all... But I do LOVE my neutrals :)
      Have a good week, Olga :)

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  7. Stunning adorable baby card Donna, whatever you card design is I love it, sweet image and beautiful layout dear friend.
    Hugs Pam x

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    1. Thank you, Pam :)
      This is my second card using the hanging panda. Layout's not that different from last time... just streamlined, I guess.
      'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' I believe's the phrase!!!
      Did the postman make you a happy lady today?

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  8. CAS or not, it's a wonderful card! Instead of clean and simple, maybe it's clean and layered (CAL). I can never resist dimension on my cards so that's my style.

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    1. You and Tracey are of the same opinion :)
      Thanks for stopping by, Kara.
      Have a wonderful week...

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  9. CAS or not, it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  10. Whether or not it's strictly CAS is open to interpretation, but it certainly has a FRESH CAS feel about it and there is plenty of white space. Personally I LOVE IT.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. Thank you, my lovely playground friend :)

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  11. I love this card Donna! As Sarn says, it's so fresh and open! And I adore the wee panda of course :) Well done!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. Thank you, Di :)
      I'm fairly sure Crafter's Companion have ditched this little guy... unless you buy their CD Rom version. I think that was still available last time I checked.
      It always surprises me how little cuties like this don't make the cut and stay as part of a main selling line.
      Just goes to show what I know!

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  12. People's idea of CAS certainly does vary. I make mainly CAS cards and I can totally see this as a CAS design! Love the panda image, its so very sweet and really pops against all the white background. And the pop of rust brown with the leaf die-cut is such a cool idea. I love this card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!!

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    1. Hello, Shona.
      Thank you for stopping by :)
      You are so right... CAS certainly seems to be up for a lot of personal interpretation!
      I do adore my little panda stamp. Glad you like it, too...
      Donna...

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  13. I love it Donna! Perfectly CAS and CUTE!

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  14. Really pretty and cut and the layering gives it a sense of movement. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

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  15. It is CAS to me! I love the neutral colors and all the small details. Great card.Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining us!

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    1. Thank you, Nonni.
      Glad you like it :)

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  16. Deciding when CAS stops being CAS isn't clear cut and very much dependant on one's view. If you do get a definitive answer please share it, I for one could do with the guidance! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month.

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    1. Only one person gave a very definite answer as opposed to sharing their opinion. If you check through my comments and look out for the name Tracey McNeely you'll see what she states. Not sure if that'll help you, but at least it's something!

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  17. I've no idea about CAS, more is always more to me lol. This is a very lovely card whatever it's genre. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts, and have a fun weekend. Sue xx

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    1. Thank you, Sue :)
      I shop at Country View Crafts, so it's nice to be able to join in with the current challenge when I can.
      Have a lovely week...

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  18. What a lovely card!!! Thanks for joining the May Challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!!!

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  19. Such a sweet card, and an adorable image. Thanks for joining Stamping sensations. Good Luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  20. So adorable Donna! Great CAS design! Hazel xx
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