Friday, 21 August 2009

Keeping it simple...

In complete contrast to my last post, I have created some very minimilist cards and bags, with only a little stamping and some gorgeous flowers...

The scalloped card below was made using a Sizzix Bigz die..I really love this die and know I will use it a lot.

I then used a black background to make some contrasting cards...

By coincidence I had recently bought some scalloped blank DL cards which fitted with my theme.

More shots of the black contrasting cards...

To make the bags I used one of my own templates, but I also found some fab templates on Splitcoaststampers, and another fantastic blog I stumbled across recently Melstampz. If you have never seen this lady's blog you really must check it out as it is crammed full of amazing creations and Mel very generously creates all sorts of fantastic templates for others to use.

Well, I'm off for some retail therapy today, and I can't wait to watch X Factor tonight...I know I'm sad but I love it! Bye for now..and have a great weekend!

  • Leafy Stamp from
  • Flowers: Prima Fleurs "Daisy Dreams"
  • Sentiments: Stampin'Up


Mandi said...

These look completely fantastic Sarita

Enjoy your shopping
Im a BIG fan of x factor too, so we be sad together hehe

Have a good weekend hun xx

Jules said...

Hi Sarita

Wow .. .. these are gorgeous.

Those gorgeous flowers are very striking alongside the black and white backgrounds.

Love the little bags too.

Hope you have fun with your "retail therapy".

Dare I admit that I too like X Factor.

Love Jules xx

Sue C said...

Wow these are gorgeous ! So simple but really elegant. Sue x

Karen said...


Love Karen x

Steph said...

They are all really gorgeous, well done x

Tara said...

Sarita, you have no idea how inspirational you've just been! These projects and cards are AMAZING! I need to make a card for my Nan who is 90! and won't appreciate I know exactly what to do, thanks!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs Tara xx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

These are beautiful Sarita. Simple and very stylish.
Clare x

Suzanne said...

These are Fab. Really dramatic.
Love Them!
Suze x

Marimer said...

Me encanta, tus trabajos son la elegancia en el scrap, son super delicados y creativos, que gran paso he dado entrando en tu blog, porque tienes otros diseños y perspectivas de la creación y eso siempre enriquece. Saludos.

Biscuitlid said...

These are just gorgeous Sarita, love them to bits.

Enjoy your shopping trip!


Debbie said...

Love your creations. They're always so classy and elegant. Love your colors, simple but stylish.

I'm sad too I suppose, as I love X Factor too. I'll be watching with a tub of pringles and a glass of something nice...

Hugs Debbie xx

Lynne said...

Beautiful, as usual Sarita. Theres nowt wrong with liking x factor. Enjoy your r/t and evening
Lynne X

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Sarita, these are so beautiful! Simple but very effective and elegant! Hope you had fun shopping, I will be watching the X Factor too this evening, I do feel so sorry for these peeps that think that they have talent! Good TV though, lol!! Have a great weekend, Heidi xxx

Juls said...

wow!! these are just so gorgeous!! love the colour combo, the whole look is just so striking!

Kim Piggott said...

Sarita these are so wonderful!
Such beautiful creations I just love your gorgeous designs and wonderful colours and detail!
I will be with you watching x factor!
kim x

Michelle said...

Wow Sarita, you've done it again, managed to come up with yet another beautifully simple design which blows me away! Can I lick your shoes!!!!
x Michelle

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

I love these matching cards and bags! Your style is simple but striking. I love your colour combos..just so elegant. Very inspirational !! Enjoy the telly tonight!!
Hugs Judy xx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Sarita,what a BEAUTIFUL creations,i love the images and colour.

Hugs Riet.x

fiona said...

As usual Sarita, these are fabulous. The colour combo of black/white is stunning against the vibrant Gerbera's. (I think that's what they are)- So stylish and elegant.
Fiona x

Faerielore said...

Sarita these are stunning!!! simply beautiful and so elegent i love them xxx

gina g said...

Wow Sarita these are stunning, i watch the X factor too. luv gina xx

Jackie said...

Superb set, beautiful in their simplicity :o)
Jackie xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Don't take this the wrong way, Sarita, but I think I'm in love! You never fail to set my heart all pit-a-pat! Your designs are beyond exquisite!! Thank you for the inspiration.

Chris xx

Tracey said...

These are absolutely stunning Sarita :-)

Hope you're having a good weekend.


Ree Ree Crafts said...

Wow!! What striking colours! They are all beautiful! xx

Sue said...

These are beautiful, Sarita. So classy looking.

Chris said...

Fabulous creations Sarita, I love the minimilist style and the flowers stand out even more and are so pretty. Really gorgeous set. Hugs, Chris xx

Georgia said...

Hi Sarita,
I love love love everything! The flowers are gorgeous, they look really eye-catching and I really like the scalloped theme!
Yay, another X-Factor fan, lol! :)
Love, Georgia xx

sandra said...

I love this matching set!
It's so elegant!

Beth said...

These are so beautiful Sarita and I know I say it every time but I love your style, I would never even think these were handmade, they look so professional and well made!

Beth xx


Stunning cards - love the pink and black colour combo. Fabulous!
(I love the x-factor too)!!
Sylvia xx