I do love monochromatic cards , black and white is very striking and often classy but its fun to use other colours monochromatically too , like this coffee and cream challenge at Die cut dreams #30 . Browns and creams work beautifully together and look so warm.
The monochromatic theme is also the challenge at Artful Inkables well unless I've missed the deadline which this week is soooo possible. It's really throwing my routine and cutting into my craft time him not being allowed into school for the health and safety reasons. Don't get me wrong he would be quite happy me being out of site and his hair so he can skip away from school work and revision and onto Sims or some other game, so I am spending alot of time pottering around doing nothing just to keep him on track.
Craftworks has a challenge to use some of heir candy on a project and that was so easy, I love their candy for flower centres and just on its own too.
sunday sketch and stamp #19 has or had a challenge sketch to follow and it worked really well for this card might be one to make a note of for future refence, me thinks.
Cup cake craft challenges #73 has a challenge to make something girly so hopefully my card will count, well I think its girly anyway, but I'm not a pink kinda girl.
The Pink elephant challenge has an easy theme this week of a birthday so I will be entering that challenge too.
Sophisticatz has a theme 'doth the north wind blow' well I didn't fancy a snow card and I haven't got a robin stamp so just thought I'd use wrapped up to keep warm against the north wind even when its been a north easterly thats brought us snow.
Cute Daisy May has a ribbon and flowers theme, this would normally make me think of spring but I have ribbon and lots of flowers on my card so hope the printed type count too. This blog seems to have dissappeared so will have to try and link late.
There she goes has a challenge to use 3 different embellishments , well I have used flower, craftwork candy brads, peel off and ribbon so thats at least 3 so hopefully I won't get penalised for the extra one.
Distressing is so not my thing I just like my clean lines and don't like tatty so for me to make a card look tatty is so hard, so as 3 challenges wanted distressing or shabby chic whic sounds so less hurtful to the paper I had to combine in one challenge as there was no way I could do more than one in a week.
The challenges for shabby chic / distressing are Simon says - shabby chic, Creative Inspirations #24 distressing and The corrosive challenge # 46 also want us to distress our projects.
Crafty cardmakers have a theme of whats new? well my stamp is new and the technique I used to distress my paper is something I've not tried before scrapping it with the scissors whereas I tear my card, so thats 2 things new to me.