Thursday 17 November 2011

Black and White

I've made another Christmas card today - well the final countdown is on, isn't it?  It's one for a man i.e. my DH so I have made it fairly simple with not too much embellishment but I still had to have a bit of sparkle and bling, I think you can get away with it at Christmas can't you?

I have followed a sketch from Sketch N Stash.  The stash I have used is my plain candy which I have not used for ages and almost forgotten about but I wanted something plain for the tag and didn't want to use metal brads as I was trying to keep to just black and white (although in the end I added a little silver star to the tree).  The Little Clair stamp is also from my stash and I have only used it once before although I do really like it I have embossed it with Black Sparkle EP which I really like and don't have much left.  The papers are downloaded from Pink Petticoat which I got ages ago and I think this is the first time I have used them so really I have used loads from my stash!!  The snowflakes are a Whimsy die and Spellbinders.  I have used my Edgeability border and a Spellbinders tag, the sentiment is computer generated.  The black card at the bottom and for the snowflakes is glitter card which you can just about see what you can see plenty of is bits of glitter on the card from it!!!  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch n Stash - Sketch and use stash (see above for what I have used)
Cards for Men - Nearly Christmas
Craft your Passion - Let it Snow
Critter Sketch Challenge - Monochrome
Heart Song Inspiration - Gold or Glitter
The Pink Elephant - Embossing
One Stitch at a Time - Black and White
Moving Along with the Times - Let it Snow
Divas by Design - Monochromatic
Paper Pretties - Colour Challenge - non-traditional colours
The Paper Shelter - Snowflakes

Thanks so much for looking, take care xx


Macpurp said...

I really like this black & white classy combo. looks stunning.

love teen xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh love this little tree and the elegant black and white colour combo
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight and MAWTT
Lisa x

Unknown said...

well he will surely luv this card they are so hard to please, should have put wonderful husband, a gorgeous card luv the mono look.
Chris x

Carol said...

Great card Susan, fab colour combo. Carol x

chrissy xx said...

One Fabulous Christmas Card! LOve the colours! A girl can't have toooooo much glitter Susan!
Never used black sparkle lol...Will give it a go!

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Susan!! I love the black and white theme - so striking and yes you can get away with more glitz and sparkle with those colours even for a bloke !!! Love the tree stamp and embossing looks gorgeous. Beautiful design and love the the glitter border and snowflakes - it's a corker of a card and hubby will love it !!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

coops said...

so stunning susan.i love the striking black and white combo and the image is fab :D

xx coops xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just perfect, gorgeous hugs pops x x

Nikki Byrne said...

What a beautiful B&W christmas card. Thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. hugs


Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Susan,
What a gorgeous card, I love that monochromatic look, I love that snowflake die too, it's great, Your husband will love this, Hugs, Teresa x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

Love crafts forever said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

Laney said...

Super card !!
thanks for joining us at CYP and Diva's this time hope to see you next time too

DesignerDiva said...

Super card Susan love black and White - stunning

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with my Let It Snow challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Tracey Manderson said...

Hi Susan, wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter,and good luck with the Challenge.

Wenda said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Hugs Wenda

Jo said...

Wow, that's stunning! Perfect for a man, too.
Jo x

Jacq said...

Hi Susan,
Oh This is just Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the Gorgeous image, the dp, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Michelle Short said...

Gorgeous card, I love the black & white combo and all the snowflakes.

Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash,
Michelle xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous elegant card
Lindsay xx

karen said...

Gorgeous Susan, love black and white, perfect for hubby, hugs, Karenxx

Justyna Cieslinska said...

Hi Susan,
Gorgeous card and beautiful image.
Thank you for sharing with us at Critter Sketch, good luck.
Justyna x

Pami said...

I love this black and white card, the image is so cool, love it. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x