Thursday, 14 January 2010

Monochromatic coffee and cream

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.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love this image and the papers and embellies are perfect ! :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)

Lols x x

Tracy said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous image,love all the embellies too.
Thanks for joining us this week over at creative inspirations and good luck.
Hope school goes back in for you soon.

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the papers are definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Kath Stewart said...

fabulous card julye and thanks for joining in the fun at Craftwork cards...hugs kath xxxxx

Arianne said...

Great card!
Thanks for playing along with us at SS&S.

Hugs, Arianne
SS&S team

LORi said...

Oh Super Sweet!!
Thanks for joining in The Pink Elephant fun this week!!!

Pink Hugs - LORi

Unknown said...

Beautiful Card and so many challenges, wow, well done and good luck, I know what you mean about distressing, I have been practising so hard and most things end in the bin, as it is not me.....thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Iris said...

Great work, I love the Gorjuss Girls.
Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Iris and the DT

Kim Dellow said...

Very pretty card, love the image. Kim

Teri said...

Lovely card hun!
Thanks for joining in with my challenge at Sophisticats this week.
Teri (GDT)

Mummylade said...

It's adorable. Thank you for joining the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

cheryl said...

oh this is really gorjus thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week love cheryl xxxx

Karen said...

Lovely, swetet card. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Unknown said...

This is such a sweet card, love the layout

Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week & best of luck

Jan xx

Susie Sugar said...

This is stunning very pretty I love the GG stamps
Thanks for joining in this weeks DCD challenge
Love Susie xx
PS We have a new challenge blog you might like to join in its called the Susie & Vikk's Christmas club and it starts Today
Its to help us all get ahead with this years Christmas cards You can find a link to the new blog in my side bar
Hugs Susie xx

Mira said...

This is really lovely, love the colours :)
Thanks for joining us at SS&S.
Mira =)

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and you've done a great job with the distressing.
Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)