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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Almost White Challenge

Hi Folks
Hope you are all having a good weekend.  It is so nice to have a weekend with some lovely weather attached to it.  Believe me, here in the UK, that seems to be a rarity.  It is a quiet weekend here as the eldest daughter went to Turkey on her holidays yesterday and the youngest daughter has gone away for a girly weekend with some friends.  So hubby and I are having a quiet night with an Indian takeaway.  Smashing.

Anyway, I have been having a little play today.  The lovely Linda over at Creative Harmony has a little challenge going on at the moment.  The challenge is Almost White and you need to create a card that is mainly white with only two other colours, one of which should be a hint of.  The card base should also be white or cream.
I am desperately trying to use up some of my old stash at the moment.  I seem to have so many bits and pieces lying around.  One of the items that I have lots of and never use are peeloffs.  When I first started making cards I bought loads and loads of peeloffs.  I think a lot of crafters can relate to this.  But as my crafting has developed I seem to use them less and less.  So I decided to rectify that and see if I could use peeloffs in this creation.

Here is what I came up with using the colour combination of white, black and a hint of blue.  Hope this fits the challenge criteria okay.

As you can see the peeloff is a black silhouette of three cats sitting in a window.  I mounted this onto some white card and then matted onto black.  I added a touch of blue distress ink to the window panes and then added a bit of flower soft to the bottom of the window sills.  The idea was to make it look a bit like snow.  For the background I cut out a piece of white card and pierced around the edge.  I then matted another piece of white card on top which I embossed using one of my embossing folders.  I also added a touch of blue distress ink to the edges.  I cut out some snowflakes using a Marianne die.  The little tag is a stamp from Little Claire Designs and I was lucky enough to win a set of these sentiment tags from them.  The finishing touch was some little blue pearls to the centre of the snowflakes.  Also added a couple of punched christmas trees, some ribbon and a pearl heart.
I think it came out okay although I am still not too sure.  It certainly gave me the incentive to try and use some more of my peeloffs.  But would love to know what you all think.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
A Blog Named Hero - Who's the Boss (embossing)
Great Impressions - Sentimental Journey
Ribbon Girl - Add Pearls
Cutie Pie - No flowers
Forever Friends - Embossing
Anything Goes - Early Christmas
Papertake - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas is coming
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Pets
Allsorts - Layers
One Stop - No floral embellishments

Thanks for popping by.


Desire Fourie said...

Mags I just love this. So much eye candy here. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image.xxx

Sarah said...

Mags you have given me some great inspiration here. I have these peel offs and was wondering how I could use them the other day. Your card is amazing. I love the tint of blue you have added aswell. A beautiful card. Enjoy the peace and quiet and your takeaway.

Sarah x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Mags. I love the design and the delicate colours.


Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Mags, love the beautiful embossing and snowflakes.

Donna x

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Mags, love it.
Wendy xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aw this is so pretty. I had hundreds of peeloffs and sold them all at carboot sales. The cats look great though.

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card, such a gorgeous design! You've managed to make a peel off look very stylish :o) Memories of battling with the blimmin' things, trying to get them off the sheet in one piece without all those little pieces that won't come away from the image... ooh makes my blood boil just thinking about it lol! Hugs, Lisa x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Mags
Thank you so much for entering the challenge, it is great to have you join in.
Your card is lovely and a perfect use of peeloffs. I love the way you used the diamond white flowersoft for the snow, it is very dramatic.
You have created a perfect balance of the colours required.
I hope you are enjoying your bit of peace and quiet. Hugs Linda x

MagsB said...

Mags, this is just so cool and chic! I love the contrast between the peel-off (such cute cats!) and the embossed background and the fab snowflakes!

love Mags B x

Linda Palmer said...

I love this card, it is so clever and so cute yet it is kinda elegant too! Beautiful job on a beautiful card.

Shelby said...

Glad you're having a quiet weekend and ever better that you're having warm weather. This is a gorgeous card with all of the different textures and patterns with the silhouette image.


downrightcrafty said...

so classy love it, thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

sassy said...

this is such a very beautiful card mags....stunning card..thanks for playing along with us over at Crafty Catz....sassyx

marion said...

Just my kind of card :), love those cats, they fit so well to this card.hugs, Marion

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous! (WIsh this image was a stamp instead of a sticker) I'm definitely a cat person and have lots of cat stamps ;-)

Ellapu said...

This is beautiful, thanks for sharing over at CCC this week
Elaine DT

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is fabulous love the colours too looks so posh, a fabulous creation, huggles Pops x x x

Vicky said...

A beautiful creation sweetie. Love the snowflakes & the WOW.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

This is a lovely Christmas card. I love all the white and the way the window looks all misted up .. .. just like they do in winter.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at FF challenge and hope to see you on our next challenge.
Shirl DT

Joanna said...

Love the simplicity of your card. Just beautiful. Thanks for joining in Creative Card Crew's "Christmas" challenge.

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Mags, the hint of blue just complements the black and white perfectly.

Annie said...

Hi Mags as a mahoosive cat lover this is right up my street. A gorgeous Christmas card x brilliant too that you are using items you have had for some time....Definately something I need to do. Hugs Annie x
Ps thank you for your lovely comments.....so appreciated x

Debs said...

Fabulous card Mags - love the embossed panel and stunning snowflake.
Very elegant.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

carol said...

lovely gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Diane J said...

Gorgeous Chritmas card Mags... it looks so stylish - lovely embossing and love the sentiment. Thanks for joining Forever Friends 'Embossing' Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Hugs Diane xx

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Angi Crandall said...

So pretty! Love the subtle touch of blue on the edges.

So glad you could join our September Challenge at Great Impressions Stamps!


Jan said...

a striking card. i am sure your cats loved it, too!

Sweet Fairy said...

What a sweet card. So beautiful design. I am working for the Print gift cards company and i like such cards. I would like to try to design like this, if you don't mind. I appreciate this.