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Friday, 26 August 2011

It'll be all white on the night

Hi folks, I can't believe I haven't managed a single post all week, its been another hectic week at work and I don't seem to have had a minute. Anyway its time for a new challenge over at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog and I've got to say this one was a real challenge for me as our theme is 'It'll be all white on the night' so we just want to see colour on the main image only. I've used Crafty Ann's beautiful Morning Glory digi stamp (you can find it here in Crafty Ann's Digi Shop)

I've kept the card fairly simple, coloured the image with promarkers, cut with a nestie and inked around the edge with victorian velvet distress ink and matted it on another nestie inked with shabby shutters distress ink.

I've dusted off one of my embossing folders for the background and added some faux pearls from my stash. The gorgeous ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons  and to finish off i've added a couple of beaded pins made with head pins, crystals and pearls from my jewellery making stash.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
(my line is ribbon, glitter/shine - my pins and flowers)
Ooh La La: No patterned paper
The Paper Shelter: die cuts and punches
Papertake Weekly: dies to die for
Passion for Promarkers: No patterned paper
Scrapbook Sisters: flower, ribbon and gem
Sweet Stamps: White on white

I love Fridays and when i type my post for Crafty Ann's challenge it always reminds me that the weekend is nearly here and its a bank holiday this weekend so an extra day off work too :-) 
Thanks for calling by today, pop over and check out my lovely teamies blogs as their cards are just beautiful as always
Claire xx


  1. I always struggle with white on white cards too, but you have done a fab job on this one hun. I love the embossing and the distressed edging and the image really stands out with the colours you have chosen. Love it. Have a great day. Hugs, Claire x

  2. So pretty Claire, love the design and the coloured image.
    Have a great weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. This is absolutely beautiful Claire! Just gorgeous! :)

    Thanks for joining us at CFAS! :)
    Lizy DT x

  4. Love the simplicity in white . . . the pins and the beautiful bow and the great job on the colouring and inking. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  5. This is gorgeous Claire, the white background is perfect for that image. Thanks for supporting us at CFAS this time. Carol x

  6. Hi Claire, I think that you have layered up the white bits beautifully. A really gorgeous card
    Dot x

  7. This is a fab card Claire, a lovely image beautifully coloured and that ribbon is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  8. Utterly stunning Claire - you've made it look effortless.
    Ann x

  9. This is beautiful card, very elegant

    Hugs Jackie x

  10. Beautiful.. Love the vintage look.

    Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week

    Jen xx

  11. Oh my, what a sweet card. Thank you for joining us at PFP this week.
    Hugs, Anja

  12. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining in with my "no paper" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  13. Delightful ribbon bow with the pin & your matting of the image is a lovely idea bringing out the colours of your image. Enjoy the extra day off too.
    Paula (PEP)

  14. Absolutely stunning, gorgeous image and your bow is the perfect finish to your beautiful card Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Sweet Stamps

  15. Beautiful card, Claire!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you enjoy us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  16. How pretty and elegant!
    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la with your beautiful No Backing paper creation. We hope to see you again soon x

  17. a very pretty card Claire :0)..thanks for sharing with us at PFP..hugs Debs x

  18. A really sweet and wonderful card. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter Challenges! We love to see you back next week.
    Love n hugs

  19. LOVE the white on white and that ribbon is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining our 'Flower' challenge at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge.

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  20. Love your card, thanks for joining us at OLLCB challenge this week

  21. Gorgeous card i love the white on white. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our challenge this week. luv gina xx


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