Saturday, September 10, 2011

This week it's been Black and White...

and I love the clear lines and simplicity of these cards.

I am always a bit unsure of using only black and white on a card but every time I pluck up courage I am pleased with the results...hopefully you will agree...but if you don't do let me know...I welcome constructive encouragement...ha ha!

I am also out of my comfort zone when using gold and silver together but I think it works.

My starting point for these cards were some sale items I bought on one of my trips to the UK. I saw the pack of silver and black Christmas trees and they were so cheap I couldn't resist them...

I have saved some for my card class...I am looking forward to the reactions for a monochrome card... my girls really like the traditional colours for Christmas...reds, golds,greens etc.

Card Supplies.
Trees: I think they are from The Range.
Ribbon: From Ollie Doodles, Costa Blanca and my Mum's stash.
Greetings: Docrafts SeeD's and computer generated.
Circles cut using Big Shot and Nesties.
Memento ink.
Backing paper is a black & white photocopy of a coloured paper.
Bling from stash as is all the card.
Copious amounts of Stickles Glitter glue...mainly Icicle and Silver.

I would like to enter the following challenges.
Blog-a-Doddle: Anything Goes.
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Circles.
Ribbon Carousel: Anything Goes.
Little Claire's Challenge#13 Black and White.
Catch the Bug Punches or Die cuts.

Thank you for stopping by...I value your encouragement.

Have a wonderful week...I am off to see my Mum and precious daughter.



  1. I too love black and white Sandra :) It always looks so classy and elegant.

    This is a fabulous collection of stunning cards. :)



  2. Wow these are gorgeous and you are right the gold and silver works so well together.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges xx

  3. SO pretty! Thanks for playing along with this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge!!

  4. Oh I love black and white Christmas cards, these are just gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge. hugs Donna x

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  6. Your cards are lovely, no need to worry,thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  7. Gorgeous cards! I love the black and white look! So stunning and elegant!

    Thanks for joining us in this weeks punch challenge at Catch The Bug!

    :) Becky

  8. What a GORGEOUS card. I love all the detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug for our Get Punchy Challenge!

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  10. Wow,your cards are stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claires x

  11. Great cards, very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

    Helen x

  12. Oh such awesome cards; very elegant! I am loving the monochromatic colors and all that glitter is just fab! I do like it when you find a bargain...but love it when you get around to using it!


  13. OH WOW, those are just LOVELY cards... totally kool ...
    Cheers* Claudia W.