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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Classic Black & White

I say it everytime, where does the time go.

I have fully recovered from my little outing to the NEC on Thursday.  It was lovely to meet up with friends again and have some crafting fun.  Actually did behave (a little bit) and didnt go mad with my pennies although there was lots to see.

Thought I would have another go at some challenges and here is my little offering.  Not a drop of distressing in sight, thought I would try and keep it simple and hopefully elegant as well.

Purchased these lovely Heartfelt Pointsettia Ornament Stamps which fit nicely into the Spellbinders Heirloom Dies and just had to use them.

Stamped and embossed the images with Cosmic Shimmer Black Sparkle.  Cut them out using the dies.  Stamped the pointsettia images a couple of times with Stazon onto Mirri Card and decoupaged them onto the main images.

The background was created using a cuttlebug embossing folder and black card, matted and layered onto silver mirri card then onto black.  Before placing the mats onto the main card attached some silver thread to the ornaments and attached them to back of black card then mounted it all onto embossed snowflake card.

I have entered this card into the following challenges

Allsorts Challenge - Black & White Plus
Cards For Men - Its Nearly Christmas
Papertake Weekly - First Christmas
Sweetstamps - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
Stamptacular - Punch It
The Pink Elephant - Embossing
Make It Monday #63

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  1. Lovely card, I especially like the poinsetta colours, A good blend of colours :)

  2. Absolutely stunning card! I have the heirloom dies and you have inspired me to go off and do some stamping. Love the way you've used the poinsettias! Gorgeous. Hugs, Jayne x

  3. What a gorgeous creation, it certainly has the wow factor, I love every bit of it! The shape is beautiful and those heirloom dies are amazing!
    Had a quick look at your blog and love your work so had to become a follower!
    Thanks for entering my Black/White plus one challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  4. What a gorgeous card Maria. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  5. Wow, I am so pleased I saw this on MIM it's great! xx Jan

  6. Very elegant Maria...love the dies and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  7. Stunning Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Click Here to enter

  8. Very elegant! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! To win this week's fabulous prize, just leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  9. lovely card yet again maria,lovely way of using the mirror card with stunning results.

  10. that is amazing Maria a wonderful combination of different techniques and the result is pure elegance. good luck in the competitions you have entered.xx

  11. Hi Maria,

    Loved this card Christmas without the Santa and reindeer and reds & greens.

    As I've said before I'm filled with admiration for your designs, I wish I had some of your talent.

    Lots of love

    Aperture Lady

  12. Wow, Maria, this card is stunning, and well deserving of the "top 5" choice on the Allsorts blog. Well one you!
    Good luck with the rest of the challenges xx

  13. Gorgeous with your beautiful details.Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps.


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