Monday, 28 April 2014

CCC(9) - KAREN P'S THEME - USE BLACK, WHITE AND ONE OTHER COLOUR


Well peeps - the blogger didn't schedule me post AGAIN!  This was supposed to post at 8.30am  - it's a good job I'm up early!!!

Good morning peeps - that is if the blog scheduler works, 'cos it didn't yesterday.  I hope you are all well and crafting as much as you'd like to.  I have been decorating supervising the decorating of the dining room, unfortunately I forgot to schedule my CCC card on my blog for Saturday.  This is so it doesn't clash with my DT card for One Stitch at a Time challenge.  This time Karen P chose our theme - make a Christmas card using Black and White plus one colour.  I chose green as my 'colour' and the only black I used was for the sentiment - which is actually dark grey 'cos me black ink is running out.  Ooops.


 Graham had a lot of trouble getting the white to look white, especially because I had used white pearlescent card.  He said he tried loads of times to sort it and also to get the glitter to sparkle (it does sparkle if you get close enough to it!!!).  I do understand, and know that he isn't the only one to have problems.    To see the glitter, it's best to open this in a new tab and then do a close up - then it sparkles and twinkles!!!  This is an aperture card so he also took a picture from an angle to show the inside.

I found the sentiment on a site where there were free verses etc and thought it was just the one I wanted for this card.  I was going to make a card using a stamp of a Christmas village but I've put it somewhere safe!!!!  I hadn't a clue what colour to use with the black and white until I decided to use an ivy corner - light bulb moment - use green!!!  Here are the ingredients -

Ingredients

7" x 7" white card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Sentiment - T'internet Free Verses site
White pearly card - Crafters Companion
Green card - 12" x 12" AC Textured Cardstock
Adorning Squares die - Spellbinders
Ivy Corner (SD066) - Joanna Sheen Signature Dies*
Garden Sprig/Small Garden Sprig dies - Poppy Stamps
Snowflakes dies - Impression Obsession
Holiday Holly Emb. Folder - Die'sire Embossalicious
Glamour Dust - DecoArt

*  Apologies, I forgot to add this lovely die to my ingredients.

Apologies to my CCC friends for the delay in showing my card but I know you understand because I am usually a day early!  Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope you have enjoyed checking out my cards and if you have left a comment well good on yer!!!  I am grateful to you all.

Take good care of yourselves and I will be seeing you soon.

Big hugs to you all


35 comments:

  1. A very beautiful card Sue and a lovely sentiment. The design is fab and I might have to hunt down that ivy die, I think it's gorgeous.
    Lorraine

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  2. Stunning card Sue, love that sentiment. Hazel xx

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  3. what a cracker Sue....just love that ivy corner...so which die is that?.Lorraine and I have a need......a really classy card....hope the decorating is all but done now?......that supervising is soooo tiering....xxxx

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  4. Beautiful card and very very elegant. Right gotta go cos need to get my paws on the ivy die before Lorraine and Margaret do!! hugs ValeryAnne (alka Mrs A. )

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  5. Oh wow!! This is truly gorgeous Sue! I absolutely love it!! I really love this die too and use it quite a lot. Love and hugs Christine xx

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  6. stunning card Sue - really fabulous dies - gorgeous words too! Big hugs to you! Rachel xx

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  7. Oh wow this is just beyond gorgeous. I just adore the holly frame around the beautiful wording.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  8. Gorgeous! I am in love with that ivy die and I have a sinking feeling that it is going to be sold out since you posted this card! lol
    It is a corker! You should ask for a commission on that die...I loved the corner die on your previous post too! I have a new addiction at the moment...buying dies! I have put myself on a consumables spending freeze till I get all the ones I need! hahahaha
    Gorgeous card...so elegant and stunning. Thanks for the lname of that verse site...off to check it out!

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  9. Don't stress about it Sue - we all have posts we have to schedule and I have to admit when I didn't see yours I wondered if blogger had been a naughty little b***er!
    Absolutely stunning creation, so very elegant with the silver, black and white, grey is black with a bit of white added to it lol! I am suffering from severe die envy! Gorgeous creation Karen x

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  10. Hi Sue, this is stunning! absolutely love the way you have framed the verse, the ivy die is fabulous! Hugs Carole Z X

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  11. Hi Sue
    Fabulous card.... Fabulous... Thanks for your help.... Sue
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  12. Ellooooo!! well this is an absolute corker!!! I lurveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!! lots of huggles from all of us here :))) Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx see you sooooon

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  13. What a gorgeous response to Karen's CCC challenge - it is adorable! (don't forget that you could add this for CHNC challenge extra for April and also for Completely Christmas - we'd love to see it there too) x

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  14. Oh.My.Goodness! What a splendidly beautiful card. I am so loving the pearly gleam on the card front. The S/B die showing through the window is a perfect accessory to show off the card front & your sentiment. The dark green was wonderful with the sparkling card front, and that is one gorgeous EF you used. Love that JSheen Ivy corner too. Simply gorgeous card, Sue. Well DONE! TFS & Hugs

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  15. At first glance this card is a beauty, hands down, no argument. At second glance you know there will be a 3rd or 4th . I always open cards in a new tab. The staggered snowflakes and fern pieces are outstanding. The ivy die cut is so shiny and eye friendly. The green rocks and you did good!. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Abundant Blessings, Carole

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  16. If there's one thing I LOve to see it's Christmas card!
    This one's Stunning!
    LOving your colours, dies,design,sentiment!
    In fact everything..
    Chrissyxx

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  17. Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Completely Christmas it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week.... Good luck in the draw...
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
    Xx

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  18. This is such a stunner Sue. Really beautiful sweetie.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  19. This is absolutely STUNNING! LOVE all that glorious white on white! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and have a great rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

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  20. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 9 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  21. Oh wow, this is so wonderful. Love the attention to details and the embossing. So blessed to have you join our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again for a new Challenge that started today. Leaving you with God's Word in John 6:35, "Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." Hugs always...

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  22. What a elegant and beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  23. Pretty card! Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

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  24. Elegant card and design, thanks so much for entering the Craftitude Challenge - Good Luck!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

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  25. a beautiful card with a great verse, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz challenge
    Tilly

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  26. Wow - a stunning and gorgeous card! Just wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  27. Absolutely beautiful Susie - a real sparkly stunner! I love that it's an aperture card and the verse is so heartwarming! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT, I hope we see you again soon! Ruth x

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  28. What a gorgeous glittery creation! Thanks for playing along at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

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  29. Wow!! This is stunning - love all the beautiful details. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  30. Love all of that fantastic glittery sparkle ... so very pretty ... so glad you got all bundled-up with us at jingle belles.

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  31. SO enchanting, SO elegant and SO Sue! LOVE everything about it... all the lovely details ... SO very Sue! Thanks for joining the April Stash challenge at 52 {C}CT and have a great weekend, my friend.
    hugs, Asha

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  32. *LOVE* that fabulous fancy framed window, what a beautiful and elegant card! thanks for "bundling up" with us at JINGLE BELLES!!! :)

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  33. Gorgeous card Sue! The wording are so beautiful!

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Hugs Sue Pxxx