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Wednesday 14 August 2013

Monochrome at Creative Inspirations

Morning all! Hope you are well - and if not here's a big hug xxx Feeling a bit shattered imyself if truth be known. Lucy had a lovely day yesterday though and thanks so much for all the well wishes you sent for her! Here's a picture of her at her birthday tea last night - with her shop bought 1D cake!!! Its what she wanted - who am I to argue?

At Creative Inspirations (cinspirations) this week's challenge is Monochrome!
Use the original black and white theme on your creations or just shades one colour with white!
You can also use Hair / Skin Tones but NO OTHER COLOURS. I have to confess - this was my choice of challenge! Just love monochrome!

This week we have 2 prizes to give away!
The first is from CRIMSON CLOUD who are offering 1 Winner

The second of our prizes is from KENNY K DOWNLOADS who are giving another winner

We are sponsored by Kenny K and I used an image called Farmer's daughter and this is what I did:

Been using the meltpot again with those flowers - tee hee - love it - will need to get one of those ginormous pots of UTEE I think!!!!! The image was coloured with promarkers and fussy cut before sticking on to a spellbinders diecut. The papers are from the linen papermania colourcapsule collection and kraft. The leaves are crafty emblies and the words come from a dylusions samp set.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Totally Papercraftstotallypapercrafts: Summer fun
Fussy and fancyfussyandfancychallenge bingo - flowers, free and diecut
sweet stampin sweetstampinchallengeblog- kraft it
2 sisters2sisterschallengeblog: fave embellies - flowers dipped in UTEE
Card maniacardmaniachallenges: Fave embellies: flowers dipped in UTEE
simonsaysstampblog: Monochromatic

Thats all for today folks - thanks for visiting and for all of your wonderful comments which I enjoy reading so much! Hope to see you soon! Hugs Rachel xx


  1. Beautiful,love the image and fab

  2. Such a beautiful card Rachel. I love the image and gorgeous detailing.
    Glad Lucy had a good birthday, a beautiful photo of her too.
    I'm not surprised you are shattered, you always seem so busy. I hope you find some time to relax and recharge your batteries today.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. wow this is fabulous love the colour and the design and love the photo and the cake looks great
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. Such a gorgeous card Rachel, adore the colours. We had a lovely time at yours yesterday and Lucy certainly had a good day

  5. Good Morning Rachel. What a beautiful card, only upstaged by the wonderful picture of Lucy. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. A beautiful card Rachel and lovely colours too. I'm glad your daughter had a wonderful day yesterday.

    Sue x

  7. Ahh, Lucy looks gorgeous with her 1D cake - at least it saved you baking one (although I bet you did do some baking....). Love your card, the utee flower looks amazing and I just adore those Dyan words, they are so perfect on your lovely card. Hope you get a bit of a rest today ... Hugs, Anne x

  8. Looks like Lucy had a great birthday. Super card as well with that lovely flower, UTEE really does give an added something.

    B x

  9. Lovely photo of Lucy and pleased she had such a fab day.
    Love your card too Rachel, wonderful image and great colours.

    You need a bit of unbusy time to recharge, take care, hugs, Kate x

  10. Such a sweet daughter, happy birthday to her! Great card, love the image!

  11. Such a sweet photo of your daughter. Great card and your Utee flower is so pretty.

  12. It was what she wanted and she was happy and that's the important thing. Personally I think they are one dimensional - yucky lol!
    Gorgeous card Rachel, love the melt pot flowers and you've coloured the Kenny K image beautifully Karen x

  13. Wowzer - love the colours and those melt pot flowers are delish! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog :)

  14. Such a cute card, love your fab flowers! Lovely photo of your birthday girl too. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  15. Love the sentiment and the image is gorgeous. Love the flowers.

    Linda xxx

  16. Great card Rachel. Super image and design. Love the flowers done with the melt pot.

  17. great card love the papers and all the texture,great embellishments -Lucy looks well pleased with her cake
    carol x

  18. This is a fabulous card Rachel, I love your gorgeous flowers.

  19. Fabulous card Rachel...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  20. Lovely card, I especially like the digi you picked, its super cute! Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin' Challenge & good luck!

  21. Beautiful card! Cute image and the flowers are very pretty! Very well done! :)
    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge!
    Laura :)

  22. Fabulous, love the image and the papers, my favorite colour for monochromatic cards too, (lol as you will probably see in one of my dt projects later this week)
    Lindsay xx

  23. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

  24. super cute and fun! fab work! thanks for joining in with us at sweet stampin this week

    kirsty x Pearly Pop Cards

  25. Adorable and sweet card!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!
    Smiles, Kaly

  26. Wow! This is fantastic. Loving your meltpot flowers. I bought some UTEE years ago. It's still unopened. Maybe I should use it.

    Susan x

    PS Loving the photo of your birthday girl :)

  27. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining in the fun at Card Mania! Good luck!


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