Good Morning Ladies,
Michele set you an Amazing Challenge last Monday, that Challenge was to make a Black & White 'Monochrome' Card.
As usual, you amazing ladies totally 'aced' the Challenge, so I won't make you wait any longer, here we go..........
Janet has entered 5 cards into this week's Challenge, 5 very different, stunning works of art!
The first card is a gorgeous birthday card, I love how you have
cut some of the flowers into the card and then added the large matching black flower for balance, a gorgeous design Janet.
The second card, is a WOW, I adore that 3D Embossing Folder from Crafter's Companion, it actually looks like a stitched appliqué! It has enough detail to be the main focus of the card meaning you really don't need anything more that a pretty background and a sentiment.
No.3 Is a beautiful 'Art Deco' style card, such a beautiful image, I love the accent stamps too. A real timeless card Janet, my MIL buys me an Art Deco card every year, I'm not sure if it's because she likes them or she thinks I do, they are always stunning cards, maybe I should design an Art Deco card for her next year, I have one or two Debbie Moore CD-ROMs gathering dust!
A man card for No.4, using one of Janet's newer stamps, with a wood grain effect embossing folder.
Last but not least a stunning Silhouette Card, just gorgeous, I love that black lattice background too Janet, the bow and Stick pins are the perfect embellishment for this card.
Janet, you are amazing, thank you so much for sharing so many fab cards with us.
Karen has entered 3 beauties this week, the first card Karen has made features one of the original and one of our favourite Sue Dies, "Lyra", I think so many of us have this die but we just don't remember to get it out, so thank you Karen for reminding us how fabulous it is!
Karen's second card is a fantastic design, that works perfectly, the different papers that you have used for the flowers mix and match brilliantly. The squares Karen cut with her Scan 'n' cut, the flowers are SW Camelia dies.
The third card is a blast from the past, a 'Spirelli' card, I haven't seen this technique for a long time, it is so effective, it looks like it takes ages too, the Daisy and ribbon finish the hat perfectly!
Thank you so much Karen, for 3 Fabulous cards.
Brenda, OMG, such a gorgeous card, it's striking and beautiful at the same time. Brenda has used 'That Special Touch' 'Wavy' mask, with some Black texture paste, it looks amazing, another thing I purchased and have never used!
The gorgeous spray of flowers in the corner is just the perfect contrast, adding softness to the striking background! I love it !
Thank you so much Brenda for taking time out of your room removals to make a card for this week's challenge.
Lynda, despite going through so much has managed to make two cards, two gorgeous cards at that!
The first card uses some beautiful black lace (i can't use those two words without thinking of the 'Agadoo' song) !! , With a beautifully detailed SW Butterfly die cut in black and white to match tie the colour theme together.
Lynda's second card uses some of the dies Lynda bought from 'China', that butterfly frame is gorgeous Lynda, the butterfly and foliage are beautiful.
Thank you so much my lovely.
Michele, two more amazing Challenge cards from Michele, the first a Fab Halloween card, the second a Super Pretty card, so delicate which can be hard to achieve with Black and white cards.
Here is Michele's description....
" These are my challenge cards. The first one I think was made using a Memory Box Die. On the he second one I've used a Darice embossing folder & the spider is a die from a set (spider & Web) off EBay, very cheap."
Thank you so much Michele for two (actually 3 ) stunning cards.
Lilian, wow, I love this card, I have this die so will be having a go at this card, I absolutely love the black and white heads on the poppies! Setting them in the frame really showcases the whole of the die, I would love this framed on my wall!
The black and white ribbon bow, works so perfectly with those flowers too.
Did you stamp the poppy heads or is it paper?
I know you have been really suffering this week Lilian and I want you to know how very grateful I am that you still made time to make a card for Michele's challenge, but please don't ever feel like you have too.
Maria got out from under her fleece throw to venture into the kitchen to make two lovely cards for this week's challenge.
The first is a die cut 'Tea Cups' card, I believe it's a Crafter's Companion die (but I maybe wrong), the way you have mixed and matched the layers highlights all of the lovely detail in those cups Maria, so hard to achieve with just two colours.
Your second card features a stunning Stamp, oh Maria it is so pretty, I would love to see this one coloured in too! Such a beautifully detailed image, the embossed background works really well too, which E folder did you use please??
Thank you so much Maria, I hope you are snuggled back under your throw as we speak.
Val, now Val two fab-u-lous cards from you this week Darling!!! You get a 10 from me!! (Oh I am excited that Strictly is back)!
Seriously though you have used some lovely monochrome decorative papers in two completely different ways, both work beautifully, you really have an eye for detail, every detail is perfectly spaced and sized, your edges and layers are always finished to the highest of standards. So no 'E' for Effort (as you say), reality is actually 'A' for Effort for sure!!
Thank you so much my lovely for taking part.
Margaret has made two cards for this week's challenge despite it not being her favourite colour choice, which is dedication !! Thank you my lovely for stepping out of your comfort zone to create two amazing cards, the first has a beautiful bird image stamped on it, with a brilliant sentiment. The second card has a gorgeous de-bossed tree as it's focul point, something that you could use for so many occasions. It really does make a perfect Sympathy card, it's such an simple image that could have very deep meaning, a tree is a very strong image. I love this card Margaret.
Thank you so much my lovely.
Thank you so much ladies for going to such great lengths to make Michele's Challenge a success, I know she will be thrilled when she opens up today's post and sees so many amazing cards.
Michele thank you so very much for giving me three weeks off of choosing and making cards for the challenge. It has been fantastic seeing someone else's challenge ideas, feel free to take the reigns at any time my lovely!
The same goes to any of you, I am happy for anyone if you to choose the weekly challenge, even if you just want to suggest an idea, just let me know.
Now I am so Bloomin' excited to share with all of you a photo of our very Dear Lynda & Capt Underpants new arrival.......
This darling little Chihuahua is "Baby", I know she will never be able to replace Annie or Bambi, but she will help fill the huge hole that they left in your hearts. I think that the silence is as much of a reminder that you have lost a beloved pet as anything else, I am guessing that silence will be long gone. You have the added bonus of knowing that you gave Baby a loving home rather than her having to go to a shelter.
Give Terry a huge hug and tell him to not blame himself, nobody could have guessed that they 'may' have been the cause of Annie and Bambi's breathing problems.
I wonder how many times you will call "Baby' 'Annie or Bambi !!
Thank you so much for allowing me to share your happy news.
Have a fantastic day ladies,
Love and hugs to all of you,