Friday, 7 February 2014

Black and White

Good morning to all you lovely friends and  followers. Hope that you are all keeping safe from this awful wet weather and hoping none of you have flooded homes. I've had a quieter week than last and  enjoyed a night out last night with my Golden Girl friends. We were one missing as Lorna is on her world tour currently in New Zealand and my friend Margaret just got back Wednesday from visiting her daughter in Dubai. She had a great time seeing her granddaughter who is two and enjoyed some lovely weather not that we are envious not much !!

Today my card is something a bit different. This stamp was one I got when I took out a magazine subscription last year and its by Indigo Blu and its called Ella Bella. I've made it all black and white and made some paper flowers for a change and  also used a shaped card as its quite a big stamp and  looked a bit lost on my normal 6x6 cards. Let me know what you think.

Card Recipe

8x8 Elegant shaped card Craftwork cards
Spotted paper internet freebie
Black card from stash
Stamp Ella Bella Indigo Blu
Sentiment stamps LOTV
Magnolia Doohickey Doily flower die
Resin roses from ebay Moon Jewellery
Punch Martha Stewart from Michaels in Florida USA
Black lace from my local craft store Boyes
Gems Kanban
The spotted ribbon lace was from a shop in Northallerton cannot remember the name
I hope you enjoy this card I quite enjoyed making it but it seemed strange not painting the image after stamping. I've seen this stamp done with gilding flakes so one of my challenges when I get some  time.
I hope you have some nice things planned for the weekend hubby is at football match tomorrow so  hope I can spend the afternoon crafting.
I'm entering this in Crafting by Designs February Challenge 'Anything goes'
Just wanted to also say a big thank you to my followers who always take the time to comment on my cards I really do appreciate all of them it makes my card making so worthwhile. Thank you all hugs Carole x




  1. Hi Carole this is gorgeous love the monochrome look, I have this stamp and it looks fab done with gilding flakes. So envious of Lorna and Margaret getting away for some sunshine, and she must have loved seeing her Grandaughter, I always blamed her for me getting my job in the department LOL she interviewed me. I bumped into her in Beamish Museum last year with my family. Anyway enough waffling have a great weekend lots of huggles Sue xxxx

  2. This looks so fabulous. I love the black and white colour scheme and the stamp is gorgeous!

  3. Wow Carole, what a stunning design, the black and white colors with the pretty stamped image is wonderful.

    Hugs diane

  4. Well Carole, I think this card is fantastic, love the monochrome, gorgeous image, those fabulous flowers and card shape.
    hugs pam

  5. This is beautiful Carole. A gorgeous stamp and love the monochrome look. Very elegant.

  6. Hi Carole, Hope all is well. Love your monochrome card, I especially love the Doo Hickey flowers they are very effective. I am watching Lotv craft show & catching up on blogs after a busy weekend.
    Happy crafting Karen x

  7. Hi Carole. How did I miss this card? It's really lovely in black and white and I do like that stamp. Your flowers finish it off beautifully. I can't wait to see it done in gilding flakes. Debra x


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