Sunday, 23 March 2014

Hobbycutz Challenge. . . . . .Girlie But No Pink

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!!!

Ang x


  1. Beautifully dramatic and dramatically beautiful! John xxx

  2. Ang I just love this card, as John has said it's dramatically beautiful, glad you had a great day at the NEC. Hazel xx

  3. I agree with the above Ang ,i especially like the flowers ,i must look for the die

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  4. Great card Ang, love the drama, also love the way you have detailed your butterflies. xx Flora

  5. Lovin' it Ang, gorgeous flowers and great design, Love your fellow teamie!!!xxxx

  6. Stunning card Ang, love the embossing, design, dies and the flowers are gorgeous. Great job on the gems in the center of the flowers you would never know lol! Great monochrome card.

    Sounds like you all had a fab time at the show.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Fabulous and love the monotone effect! Gorgeous asters too. No way would I| get John there with me either. Not sure I would want him actually - doesn't that sound dreadful? Lol! But we did have a great day. Hugs Christine.

  8. Morning Ang
    Stunning! I love monochrome cards and this really fits the bill.
    Lots of work in this one.
    Hugs Sue C x
    P.S. I now have a blog page! Woohoo finally able to work out how to do it! Haha!

  9. I think this fits the bill perfectly. Actually, I dont think any of my girl friends are 'pink girls', probably something we grew out of decades ago, but they would love this
    Janice W

  10. Stunning Ang, I love the the mono theme and your design is fantastic, lovely dies and embellishments.
    Pleased to hear you has a great time with fellow crafters, and look forward to see your new creations with your latest goodies, hugs Kate x

  11. Good afternoon Ang - it is probably evening there now. Your card is so elegant and your flowers are really smashing. Congratulations on a wonderful debut!
    Sandy xx

  12. Hellooooooo Ang!!! your card is totally fab and congrats on your debut!!! I still haven't recovered from the NEC now I know I'm getting old!!! I decided to put my new stash away but tidy up beforehand oh my wish I hadn't bothered I still haven't finished LOL you take care and lots of hugglessssssssssssss Sue xxx

  13. Hello there Ang - great card in black and white and your die cuts are gorgeous, I really do love those flowers. I've put my new stash away - on the table at the side of me! I will do it soon - honest, lol! I've never thought of me 'n' Sue as a BOGOF offer but now you've mentioned it, it really is a corker. Set me off cackling again.

    I shall put our piccy on my blog, oh and I will keep trying to follow you (I'm keeping a list of peeps) and hopefully someone somewhere at Google will sort it for us.

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  14. Oh! Wowser! I just LOVE that stunningly beautiful card. Everything you have done on it is wonderful.
    Glad you had a good time at the show.
    We need to see all the Goodies

    Patricia xxx

  15. How clever! Black and white is so striking. I love the flowers and I over the composition. What a great debut card. Best wishes. Anne O

  16. Awesome card Ang, hey lol would send you sunshine but it's ruddy raining today...still not cold though, got the fan above me in my craft room....take care.xx

  17. Love the mono theme to your card and good luck with your DT at Hobbycutz. Your debut shows why you were chosen. Looks like you all had fun and the NEC.

    Wilma x x x

  18. Hi Ang. I think you have created the Little Black Dress of cards. Congratulations on your DT with Hobbycutz. Have a great day.

  19. Hi Ang, bit late as I have been at mums but better late than never as they say. Congratulations on your first DT card for Hobbycutz. It certainly fits the bill, after all it has butterflies!! Glad you enjoyed the NEC, I'm going to Thetford on Sunday and the list of exhibitors seems to be growing so should be very enjoyable!! Best wishes Jackie

  20. Morning Ang,
    Lovely your card, very classy. Sounds like you had a great time at the NEC.

  21. Wonderful colors, die cuts and layout.

    Hugs Diane

  22. Gorgeous and so classy! I must look out for those butterflies - I think I can order my prize from Hobbycutz soon and am looking forward to getting my mitts on some of the gorgeous embellishments! Those flowers are stunning too, love all of it which is unlike me Karen x