Saturday 19 October 2013

Thanks for the Make-Over!

Dear crafty friends...

What do you think of the new look of my blog?
I've been thinking about having a personalized blog-header for quite some time, and contacted a couple of people who advertise that kind of work on their blog, with no reponse.

Then I "found" the multi-talented Jen Nelson, through the "Seize the Sketch" blog.
She is one of those very productive people who make Clean-and-Simple an art-form.
She dabbles in blog design, we emailed back and forth a bit to discuss colours and design elements,
Inspired by the colours of my favorite place to be...
and in a mere couple of weeks,
she had created and refined this new blog-header and accoutrements.

Here is my attempt at a Jen Nelson-style card, to thank her.
Seize the Sketch #6
Please pop by Jen's blog, The Tiny Blue Butterfly, and leave her some love.

 To further celebrate, I thought I'd offer a little blog candy, to help with your Christmas crafting:

Leave a comment on this post, and stop by Jen's blog to comment, within the next week. I'll do a random drawing for  this stamp set on Saturday, October 26th, for those who commented at both places.

Happy Crafting!

Card Recipe:
Cardstock in White Daisy, Grey Flannel and Black, CTMH
Chiyogami paper from Japan, courtesy of my husband's trip in June
"Thanks" word-die from Paper Smooches, cut 4 times and layered
Joy!Crafts floral flourishes die #6002/0157
Black sequins and grey bling, CTMH 
Home-made pink spritz 


  1. FAB new look & gorgeous card Caroline :)

  2. Morning Caroline from Australia...I love your new blog header and it's so personal when you have a special place in mind - like your rugged seashore and I'm guessing autumn - Nature's colours are wonderful (all year round) Your 'clean and simple' card is just lovely and Jen is an inspiration. Thanks for popping in on my blog with your comment too. Cheers and happy stamping Robyn

  3. Hi Caroline, I found your blog via Jens blog. She's done a great job on your header- I love it. Rebecca x

  4. Love your new blog header--it opens up your page quite nicely! Beautiful card too!
    :) Marie

  5. Fun header - Jen did good, and you in turn made a fabulous TY card!!

  6. Jen Rocks...your blog looks awesome! Super pretty card!

  7. What a talented pair - Jen with the blog header and your Thank You card - fantastic!

  8. Love the nod to PEI and Canada in your new header! Jen did a great job in 'capturing' your inspiration in a CAS way... if only I could get back to posting maybe I could use her services ;-)

  9. Great new look to your blog and the card is amazing! I love it.

  10. love your new blog look!! Jen is awesome :)
    fab card!!!! Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch

  11. What a beautiful card. What did you use to make the "Thanks"?

    1. Paper Smooches "thanks" die:


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