Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Black and White Bling

 It's ages since I played along at Mojo Monday, but I happened to see this week's sketch and really liked the look of it, so decided to think about combining it with Cupcake Craft's black and white Christmas challenge.  I bought these black, white and silver sheets of paper some years back, very early in my cardmaking and thought they would be great for this.  I just hope all the silver is allowed!  I stamped the Mini Snowy Village from Stamp Addicts and brushed a bit of Black Soot Distress Ink onto the sky.  Then I sprayed iridiscent glitter spray and left it to dry.  Following that I added some Viva white pearl to rooftops and snowdrifts.
It's interesting that the papers, the cardstock, the ribbon, the sentiment and the pearl pen are all slightly different whites though you have to look closely to realise.

I'd like to enter my card for the following challenges:
Mojo Monday - sketch
Cupcake Crafting - black & white Christmas
Kelley Kids - black and white
Simon Says - sparkle and bling
Little Claire - black and white
Sparkles Christmas - Christmas song - In the Bleak Midwinter, my favourite carol fits the stark colouring
The Ribbon Girl - Christmas
Paper Sundaes - lots of layers
Dream Valley - monochrome
Papertake - anything goes and Happy Birthday to them!

Finally please can I ask for your positive thoughts for Red-dog our much loved greyhound who is very ill with what is thought to be a spinal cord infection.  Here he is patiently wearing a paper crown:)


  1. Great addition to our black & White challenge!

    DT Coordinator
    Kelley Kid's

  2. Great card! Thanks for joining our Monochrome challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  3. love the monochrome style Christmas card fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x

  4. Hi Anne, thank you for your thoughts, so sorry to hear your beautiful dog is ill. I hope she gets better soon. Your black and white Christmas card is lovely. Love the little scene. Hugs x ChrisB

  5. What different colours to use for a Christmas card and they look so wonderful.
    So sorry to hear about your beautiful dog. Positive thoughts coming your way...hope she makes a full recovery..bless :)
    Jenny x

  6. Very smart Christmas Card! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Christmas challenge and hope Red Dog recovers soon, Mary G x

  7. Lovely card, great song choice thank you for joining us at SCC hope you can join us again soon, good luck x

  8. Great black and white card,thanks for joining us at Cupcake crafting this week
    Hugs louise xx

  9. Lovely card! The simple colour scheme works so well with this card. Sending positive thoughts for your doggy, I love the way he wears that hat. Suits him lol Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley for our monochrome challenge! *Hugs* Sarah xx

  10. Wow what a super the backing paper especially.
    Thank you for joining the Cupcake Craft Challenge.
    Hugs for doggy too.

  11. Beautiful card Anne - love the way you have put it together and that delightful scene.

    Sending lots of love and hugs to Red - I hope he recovers soon.


  12. I'm soooo sorry to hear about your beautiful greyhound.... I have had 4 greyhounds and they are the most gentle and wonderful pets.... hope he gets better soon....

  13. Very sweet, love the black and white, Thanks so much for joining our 'layers' challenge at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  14. This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's for our monthly challenge. x

  15. Pretty card, I love the bow across the corner and the black and white color scheme. I hope your dog is doing better. Thanks for playing along this week at Paper Sundaes!

  16. Your card is really gorgeous!! I love the color scheme you created it in!! So sorry to hear about your dog. I sure hope things go better for him soon. He looks like a super sweet dog. Love the crown!
    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  17. Absolutly adorable x-mas card! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

  18. Love your card Anne, the black and white is just so stunning together.... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog


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