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Friday, 18 January 2013

black and white cardswap

Morning lovelies - hope you're all well and more to the point warm! Wrap yourselves up if you have to go out there today!!!

Today I've got the card to show you that I've made for the Joanna Sheen Forum cardswap - the theme this month is black and white. I've been pondering for a while but I think you'll be able to see that I took the inspiration for this card from the Sarah McCrossan workshop I attended at the weekend. What do you think?

I've used the indigo blu stamp set bloomin great - and black paper - the stamping is with white staz-on. I've fussy cut and crumpled two of the flowers to give them dimension and added a button and bow in the centre. I've used the sketch and stash sketch 105 for the layout.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

twistedtuesdaychallenges - stamping off the page plus crumple
Anything goes challenge bloganythingchallenge - Buttons and bows
Sketch and stash 105sketchandstashchallenge - sketch only
Kaboodle doodleskaboodledoodles: Buttons
Divasdivasbydesignchallenge: Make it girly

Southern Girlssoutherngirlschallenge: Thankyou
Happy Campershappycamperscc: Buttons, beads or bows.

Have a fabulous Friday and thanks for popping over - hope to see you again soon.

Big Crafty Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Another great card, striking flower! Trace x

  2. One very dramatic card Rachel !! Fab stamping !!

    hugs Diane xx

  3. Good Morning sweetie, this is absolutely Gorgeous, warm hugs love Pops x x x

  4. Nice to see the stamps being used, great card Rachel love the black and white

  5. Very dramatic card today, gorgeous flower. Stay warm x

  6. WOW!! This is wonderful Rachel, such a dramatic colour scheme and the design is fabulous.
    Thank you, also, for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge
    Hugs Sue

  7. Hi Rachel, hope you are keeping warm too, it is snowing so hard here that it has gone dark! Your card is so striking and very dramatic - really beautiful. Love it. Hugs, Anne x

  8. So beautiful and stylish, love the big flower and the button
    Lindsay xx

  9. very chic! hope you and the girls are nice and warm too hun, take care of yourselves Karen x

  10. This is stunning Rachel, your backing paper is really effective.
    We have at least 6 inches of snow here, a snow plough just went down the road, that's a first and bearing in mind we live in a town I think the council has done a pretty good job! Hope you are all safe and warm.

  11. Very classy and dramatic! Love the color duo!

  12. wow someone is going to be so lucky to receive this one gorgeous and fabulous flower
    Hugs Kate xx

  13. stunning card love how you created the backing paper and gorgeous flower very dramatic -thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
    carol DT x

  14. This is amazing Rachel! Your work improves daily :)
    Dawn x

  15. Lovely card ♥
    Thanks for joining us at SGC

  16. Your card is absolutely stunning! Love the flowers and your eye for detail!

    Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

  17. Hi Rachel, a wonderful monochromatic card, the flowers are gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

  18. Indeed wonderful monochromatic card. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Buttons” Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  19. Classy back and white! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

  20. Wonderfully done card using black & white!

    So glad you found us to play this round at Southern Girls Challenge.

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    ((¸¸.•´ ..•´ Shell in Alaska♥

  21. what a great card... love the mono colour & the fabby flower in the centre :)

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash.... Good luck :)

    hugz Angie xXx

  22. Lovely monochromatic card. Very stricking.
    Thanks for joining us over at Anything Goes Challenge.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  23. I love black and white cards and this one is no exception! Stunning
    Thank you for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck with our "Make it Girlie' challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx

  24. Very striking colors for this card! It is very unique! Nice. Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday!

  25. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges!!

  26. Wow gorgeous card, really elegant. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x


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