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Monday 29 November 2010

Challenge 35 - White & Splash

Good Afternoon from a chilly UK!  How are all the Christmas cards coming along and are you starting to panic yet as its nearly December!  Thank You for your beautiful entries for the card & matching gift challenge, so inspiring! 

Our new challenge will also help out with the christmas card stash and it is to use WHITE & A SPLASH.  That means the card and embellishent are predomnately white with just a splash of colour(s)  The team have done an amazing job of this one so please leave them some loves :)

We are sponsored once again by our regular sponsor JOANNA SHEEN who is offering a £10 voucher to her excellent online store.  Check out her latest products including the stunning Enchanted Dreams CD and Enchanted Forest rubber stamps (Oooh fairies!  I know whats on my xmas list!)  Please do pop over and check out her shop as there s something for everyone!

Onto what the girls have made for this challenge, well done ladies they're gorgeous!

Inspired by a blog called Simplicity (and the fact that I haven't started my Christmas Cards yet!!!) I decided to go for CAS with my cards this year. I used stamps from Elusive Images and stamped them with Brilliance Pearlescent Purple, adding a little bit of matting and layering and, of course, bling to my star.

I knew that apart from making something Christmassy a box would be perfect for this Challenge! So I decided to make a wee Silver Wedding Anniversary box! I used plain white card for the base and loads of silver tones for the layers! All the embellishments are handmade, with added printer verses and lots and lots of glitter and wee flowers.

Whenever I'm limited for colours, my mind turns towards punches, die cuts and embossing. I started by using the Craft Tonic border punch system with both scallop and a snowflake punches. Then, I embossed the white card with a Papermania snowflake embossing folder in my Wizard before matting the result onto my 'splash' colour. I added die cuts from Spellbinder's Lattice Medallion, Labels Three and the large snowflakes. I also cut some small snowflakes using a Cuttlebug die. I hand-wrote the sentiment and matted it on a further bit of the 'splash', glittered and layered the snowflakes and finished with some sparkly brads.

For my card I have used a Kanban stamp for both the image and the sentiment. I have watercoloured the poppys.I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the background (swiss dots folder) Then I used lots of layers of red card and white pearl card. I finished it with an organza bow on the side, I have added stickles to the ends of the ribbon to stop it fraying and add a little bit of sparkle :o)

A very simple card from me. I used two Cuttlebug embossing folders instead of DP. Thank goodness for LOTV cute squares - no need to colour. I cut one out with a circle nestie and added lots of glitter. I also glittered round the edges of the background and the image. The large snowflake is made with a Martha Stewart punch and the little ones a punch I've had for years, all glittered too.

For this challenge of white with a splash of colour I have used a very pale blue. This is a large card at 8" square and the starting point was the word 'snow' which is a Christmas tree decoration from ASDA. It is very textured and had flat white sequins which you could hardly see so have been covered up with bling :) The blue card has a punched border and a strip of metallic trim ribbon. The snowflakes are from Craftime and the card is finished off with loads of Card Candy.

Wintertime is a really easy time to do white with a splash cards don't you think?  This is a card I have made for my mother-in-law whose favourite colour is lilac, so that is the splash I have used.  I stamped acetate with Funstamps - Let it Snow stamp using white stazon then cut it with my deckled rectangle nestie, then cut a slightly larger one with lilac paper and stuck it on with a touch of tacky glue.  A lovely piece of purple ribbon from stock backed the topper and then I decorated with some die-cut corners and punched snowflakes.  Simple, but very effective I think!

Please note we have a new linky as froggy is starting to charge so please click the link below to enter on the new linky tool.  If for any reason it's missing please leave your entry details in the comments field.  Thanks for playing and good luck!


  1. WOW Stunning DT work!!!! Jaqui x

  2. I have just entered my card, but could not get the dimensions correct, so it has cut off the edges - sorry

  3. Stunning DT cards and great challenge :o)

  4. Amazing DT projects. Very, very jealous of your talent!!!! xx Clare x


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