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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Monochromatic - Recycling

Today I have spent a great day with my husband. This morning we managed to catch up with each other as the weeks events had meant we literally said 'hello' and 'goodbye' on a morning as at night at least one of us was a sleep by the time the other got in from the hospital or meetings about school closure. It was so nice just to spend time with each other. Sounds soppy I know - hopeless romantic. Then this afternoon as he and a friend dug out part of our garden to put in a new gas tank I hid away and made cards for a Christmas stall to raise money for the children's trip to London. I had bought the Across the Miles Hunkydory kit as I thought it would make quite a few really sparkly cards we could sell easily. Some have bookmarks in them so are quite nice if you like that kind of thing.

Next I came across a bag of last years Christmas cards. Excited to try my new Nellie Snellen Circley die out I picked a pure white card with a small silver image on it and tried it out. It was brilliant and for the price a great buy. I can see me getting a lot of use out of it. There are a number of challenges at the moment that are for clean and simple or monochromatic. So using the sketch from Cupcakecrafters challenge I made the following card.- Its the first one my husband has actually commented on without me standing in front of him asking if the card I have just made is Hand-made or Homemade.

I cut the largest circle spellbinder die I have out of black card that was an insert in a packet!!! This was mounted onto a white card . The white paper was from stash as is embossed with snowflakes but from this angle you can't really tell. The image went through the Nellie Snellen. I used a piece of black ribbon from stash. In the corners I put outline stickers that I had coloured black with promarkers as I don;t have any black.

As a result the card can be entered for a number of challenges.

cupcakecrafters - sketch

winter wonderland - monochromatic

craftycardmakers - clean and simple


  1. Hiya Annette
    lovely design and colours, thanks for joining us at SCSC101: Anything goes, Good luck, Hugs Bridget x. SCSC DT

  2. Gorgeous work. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  3. Simply stunning love the classy look and perfect use of the nellie die
    thanks for playing along with us this week at Winter Wonderland and hope you will join us next Friday for the next challenge
    Kate xx

  4. Hi Annette. This card is so striking, I love the image and your colour scheme. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. xx (Glad you love the sketch!)

  5. Such a lovely design, I love the colours, so elegant...
    Thanks for joining our special launch challenge at SCSC, and good luck with the draw