05 January 2016

Casology : SIMPLE

Hi there!

We start off the new year with a SIMPLE challenge at CASology !

                                                               

Clean & simple is not always as easy as it looks , because each and every element and decision made in the design counts! (Almost like real life, where something that sounds as easy as  "live life" , isn't easy either!) But I am going to try in 2016 anyway!

 I kept my design really simple with a message to myself...








The live sentiment (without the leaves) is a silhouette bought sentiment. It is part of a design with the words live, laugh and love. I replaced the dot on the "i" with 2 punched leaves, and created the "life " part of the sentiment digitally.

Our sponsor this week is : Cindy B designs

For more inspiration please visit the rest of the team at the links listed below.

A special welcome to our newest team member Sherrie !


Guest designer : Rachel



Thanks for visiting me today... I can't wait to see your simple creations in the gallery this week!





31 comments:

Joan B said...

perfect. you are so clever!!!!

Lynn said...

Love...the subtle pop of green is perfect Hannalie.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Yep, simple is not always simple ... But not for you :) Love this card, simple, with great sentiment, those tiny green leaves are a perfect company to black sentiment. Happy New Year, Hannelie!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

A breath of fresh air, Hannelie! This is so beautiful, and those little leaves - so perfect. Absolutely LOVE your colour combo for this too. Happy New Year to you too!

Shelly said...

This is perfect!! Love!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous CAS design, Hannelie! I love the swirls in the die cut word and how you added a pop of color with the green leaves! Awesome take on the Cue Card!

Ardyth said...

Absolutely perfectly simple!

sandie said...

Perfect, Happy New Year and your message here is one we all need to remind ourselves!

Suze said...

Beautiful. You do CAS so well.

Joyce said...

What an inspired design. Love your little pop of green and your fabulous die cut that extends off the page.

cards said...

Love the word extending off the card. Brilliant!
Heather T

Cheryl W. said...

I love the bold preciseness of your card. It's clean and crisp and makes a great statement. The two little leaves help us visualize your sentiment and add a lovely little pop of color. Wonderful card, Hannelie.

Happy Dance said...

And you'll succeed in your goals too, I'd imagine. This card is simply lovely. I love the green leaves for the "i" dot. The little bump in the end of 'live' really was made for that circle of life, wasn't it?! Brilliant card. Love it!! Bev

TK said...

How perfect! I love how you accented the i with the "life" of a green plant! Sooooo clever!

Aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful card, love how you have used the sentiment across the whole card and over the edges. Perfect

Marion said...

Cute! Great card :)

Marjan Küppers said...

Een mooie en sterke kaart, pittig door het zwart wit met vleugje groen!

maria f. said...

Poifect! And wonderful message! Happy 2016 to you and yours.

Kristie Goulet said...

Perfection!!!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Pragtig Hannelie! Die groen blaartjies is soos 'n vars briesie op die kaartjie. Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar vir julle daar ver.

Jen W. said...

This is absolute CAS perfection, Hannelie. I love the little leaves - they compliment the sentiment so perfectly and the over-the-edge lines remind me to have a little fun with life! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Hannelie this is so perfect!

Dana & Glen said...

Hannelie, you are so right that every design decision counts and your decisions are so perfect here. I love that the sentiment floats of the page, how the "life" nests in the sentiment tail and the sweet leaves to dot the "I". PERFECT!

Anita in France said...

Perfect in every way, Hannelie ... card and message! Hugs, Anita :)

Gerrina said...

Het is een mooi motto! En inderdaad niet het makkelijkst... Je kaart is prachtig; echt minimalistisch en toch weer sierlijk! Hoop dat je weer gewent bent aan een rustiger huis en dank je voor de zonneschijn; het is hier al een paar dagen een aantal uur lekker licht! :) Groetjes, Gerrina

Geri said...

Agree with everyone above....PERFECTLY clean, simple and soooooooooo effective!

I am printing a picture of your card and hanging it on my wall in my craft room and beside my desk at work...such a simple message that I really need to start focusing on too :)

Bellule said...

Oh la la j'adore !! Ta carte est simple et parfaite !!

Bises ♥

Judy1223 said...

Yep, I need to remember that message, too! A brilliantly CAS card, Hannelie!

Deepti said...

Oh my God ! I love this :) I want this card !!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Hannelie!! Your sentiment is an awesome reminder for me. We have to live life everyday. Super simple and effective. Nicely done.

Petra Swart said...

Fantasmagories, vrou!!! Daai blaartjies is so, soooo oulik en die hele kaartjie is eenvoudig CAS op sy beste!!!! So simple en tog se dit so baie!!!! Mal oor die puntjies wat so oor die rante steek!!!! En, ja, kan die lewe nie soms so moeilik wees nie, ne, maar kom ons leef voluit vanjaar en laat nie toe dat enige iets ons onderkry nie!!!! Ek gaan hierdie kaartjie as inspirasie saam met my dra deur die jaar, vrou!!! Wonderlik goed gedoen!!
Groete