Good morning Duckadees. Sooooo sorry I have been MIA. I had sorted a card and thought I had scheduled it but hadn't, doh!!!
By the time I had realised, I was having to sort this one for my DT and doing extra hours at work and then the NEC. . . . . .phew!
Thank you for your smashing comments on my last card. I am particularly fond of it so it makes me happy that it is liked by you all.
Before I forget, may I extend a warm welcome to The Pond to Di and Joy. Thank you for joining us ladies. Hopefully you will feel free to leave a comment or two. . . . . .keep em clean, its a family show lol !!! I shall pop over and visit your blogs asap.
Well, its my debut as a DT member at Hobbycutz. I hope you can pop over to the challenge blog and have a look and hopefully enter the challenge. Its our Wendy's debut today too so its all go.
This challenge is "Girlie but no pink". I thought I would go to the extreme of no pink with a monochrome look, mainly black rather than white.
Now, I started with a white A5 card base and topped this with an embossed black PMD card layer. The embossing folder was Couture Creations All a Flutter and I had to extend the pattern. I wrapped some white organza ribbon around this before affixing it to the base.
I white heat embossed 3 Hobbycutz butterflies and dotted the largest one with black marker pen.
Then I cut 3 layers of the SB Decorative Labels 28 from white and black card, stamped the top layer with the sentiment, then layered them with foam pads onto the card.
I also cut some of the SB Delicate Asters in black and white, shaped them, glued them up and added them next to the labels. I had no black bling for the centres so I coloured some clear with a black marker pen and stuck them on.
The butterflies were added at jaunty angles and then I finished off with a CE white silky crush ribbon bow and some more of my coloured bling on the ribbon and top label.
I haven't attempted a monochrome before, well not on the blog I don't think, but I think it fits the bill.
Had a wonderful time at the NEC on Friday. Met up with Christine (don't try ringing her mobile phone lol !!!) Sue (Olliesmam) and Sue (Planet Susie). The two Sue's (I think it was a BOGOF offer that day hahaha) brought hubbys with them. . . . . . .brave men. Mr Duck gave me some pennies for an early birthday pressie but I would have had to drug him to get him to a craft show again after the Disaster at Donnington (as the Hunkydory craft show 2 summers ago is known in our house). We had a chuckle and I was given some lovely gifts. We all had a nice chat with Dawn Wheeler too. What a genuinely nice lady she is.
I bought mainly sentiment stamps this time from Inkylicious as that's what I wanted and some more bling from Every Crafts a Pound, ribbon from Mei Flower and A3 and A4 card. I remembered to get my free bag from Crafty Bob this time too.
Well time to pootle off now. Have a great Sunday all and I promise not to leave it so long next time. . . . . . though you may wish I had when you get Sue Wilson Stripleted again hahaha!!!