Monday, 8 November 2010

I'm Nearly All White!

This started out when I saw the challenge at Simon Says Challenge, which this week is to make a card which is all white, with the exception of colour on any image that is used.  Gulp!  I found this really tricky and I will admit that I have cheated a little and my card may not be eligible.  I have two white dry-embossed pieces of card on here and it was just impossible to tell one from t'other, so I edged the snowflake embossed piece with Weathered Wood grey Distress Ink and ever-so-gently sponged some onto the diagonal grid that I'd put onto the larger piece.  In my defence, it took ages to make the grid with my Scor-pal and I couldn't bear it if all that hard work was invisible LOL!
The stamp is by Sheena Douglass and is one I bought at the NEC, stamped in Distress Ink.  I've used a brush and a little water to shade with the ink.  The snow on the rooftops and in the sky is Liquid Pearls and I've sprayed the whole image with iridiscent Spray & Sparkle by Crafter's Companion.  I suspect this is one of the aerosols one is not supposed to inhale, it smells just like Pear Drops - mmm! LOL.  It gives a lovely soft shimmer, hard to show it in the photo.  The gems are from stash, the sentiment is Craftwork Cards and the snowflakes were from a Woodware punch and a Spellbinder, both have clear Stickles on them.
I'm entering the following challenges with my card:
Simon Says Challenge - are you all white ?
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Paper Sundaes - let it snow
Pile it On - Christmas with animals (reindeer in sky!)
One Stitch at a Time - winter wonderland
Allsorts Challenge - the night before Christmas
One Stop Crafts - embossing
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - dry embossing
The Creative Cottage - embossing
Winter Wonderland - sing a Christmas carol (Silent Night)

Craft Your Days Away - all white
CCEE Stampers - create a winter scene
Patty's Creations - Christmas card


  1. Beautiful card, that image is just gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

    Rose xx

  2. Anne - very pretty!

    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ☺ Sandi
    DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  3. Amazing - love the white - beautiful desing too. Thanks for entering Pattie's Creations Design Challenges.

  4. Wow! What a gorgeous scene! I love the different textures!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  5. Lovely image and card.
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  6. Nice image! Thanks for entering Pattie's Creations Design Challenges.

    DT Member, Team 2

  7. Hi Anne. Sorry I've been such a poor visitor lately. Your puchases at the NEC caught my eye. I bought the shaving brushes at the Harrogate show and love them too but so many people have asked me what they are for. I think they are a well kept secret.
    I love how you've used Sheena's stamp. I treated myself to this one too but only stmaped and white embossed the roofs. I much prefer how you've stamped them. I love the street scene. It reminds me of The Shambles in York!!
    Glad you enjoyed the NEC.
    Hugs Lisax

  8. Anne this is BEAUTIFUL you did an AWESOME job witht his sketch!

  9. Super card Anne!!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too

  10. wow this is that winter scene. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  11. what a beautiful card, love the softness of it, thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland this week, and hope you will join us for our next challenge
    Hugs Kate x

  12. A great card, really love how you've used the stamps. Hugs x ChrisB

  13. A very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge this week. Hope you join again.
    You should go to my digitaal image store to check out my cute & whimsical images.
    Pattie ♥

  14. Lovely card, just love the colors!! Thanks for joining us over at Patties Creations!!!

  15. Hi Ann

    So you got drawn in by Sheenas stamps as well, I had to ahve that treescape and poppy.

    What a super Christmas card.

    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

    B x
    More Stampalot candy here

  16. Oh gorgeous card, beautiful details and fab image.

  17. This is brilliant thanks so much for joining us at the creative cottage this wk hugs Rebekah xx and thanks for joining in at OSAAT too! xx

  18. Wow, this is lovely, all the wintery snowy white. Delish card. I think the gentle touch of edging with distress ink really shows off the different embossed panels.

  19. Yummy card lovely lady!


  20. All white is hard, but it shows off the embossing perfectly! You did a fab job! Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes this week!

  21. Fab textures on your white card !
    Love to see you at my Christmas Card Challenge

  22. Great crad love the textures you have used

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  23. Gorgeous card i love white on white. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  24. pretty card, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. x carol

  25. This is so beautiful. Thanks so much for joining One Stop Card Craft Challenge this week.


  26. Great embossing on this one Anne... worth all that effort!
    Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at One Stop Cards and Crafts.

  27. Beautiful elegant card! Love the golden details!

    Thanks for making this great card with my sketch at Sketch Saturday!

    Leonie xx

  28. Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week Anne with such an elegant and classy card ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

  29. Fabulous card - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Debbie x

  30. A lovely card with such a pretty Christmas seen. Thanks for playing along with our all White Challenge at CYDA.
    Carol Ann xx

  31. What A wonderful card , Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck !

  32. Very beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at craft your days away!

  33. I love this!
    Thank you so much for making the stamps look this good! :-)


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