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Monday, 20 January 2014

CCM 108 Black and White

Welcome to our second challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Our second team is playing this week and Kim is hosting this challenge for us. She has chosen Black and White as her theme and you need to go check our her card because it’s a beauty and one she has had published in the new Spring 2014 Woodware Catalogue, and coicidentally Woodware Craft Collection  are one of our Sponsors today with a fabulous £12 to be spent at one of their retailers either online, or if you live near one, in store! Our other sponsor is Di’s Digistamps with $12 to spend in their fabulous online store.

CCM 108 Black White B

My card is made with all Chloe Endean stamps. Her loopy background stamp has created the background, which I embossed with clear embossing powder over black ink, and then glittered inside all the loops! The central flower is two stamps, each with three petals and I stamped them both twice and then cut them out and layered them up to make the flower. The fabulous sparklies also came from Chloe’s online store. The two ribbons and lace are from my stash and the corners are silver metal corners which I embossed with black glint embossing powder from Wow. The birthday sentiment is just a holographic peel off which I stuck on black card and trimmed round.

I also made an virtually identical card, but this time I reversed the colours of the flower.

CCM 108 Black White W

I wonder which you prefer? I did think I would prefer the mainly white one when I was making them, but in reality it appears I prefer the mainly black one! I know the embossing against the black looks silver, but it actually is just clear holo powder over Brilliance Moonlight White Ink!

I am entering this/these into the following:-

Addicted to Stamps – Flowers
Fussy and Fancy – #105 Monochromatic
Get Inky – #3 Handmade Flowers
Great Impressions – January: Something New (the Chloe stamps are all new)
Lacy Sunshine – #25 Bingo (Bottom left to top right, ribbon, glitter, flower)
My Sheri Crafts – #125 Delightful Digis
Sister Act Card Challenge – 40 Anything Goes
Stampin’ For the Weekend – Happy Birthday
Sweet Pea Stampers – Flower Power
The Squirrel and the Fox – #61 Show off your new stuff



  1. Absolutely stunning. Love the little bit of shine here and there.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. mmmh can't make my mind up which I prefer but I think they are both fabulous, it must have taken ages to glitter all those loops :)

  3. These are stunning.. I like the way they are opposite in the colors black and white. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers "Flower Power". We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. You can also enter this card at . This time the challenge is Black and White. Sylvia, DT-member

  4. I think black and white is so striking and this no is no exception. A stunning card Lin.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  5. Wow stunning card Lin, I do love black and white.

    Hugs Julie xxx

  6. SUCH a gorgeous card, Lin! LOVE that beautiful bloom! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS and have a great rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

  7. I prefer the black~er one but they are both gorgeous!

  8. This black and white card is super elegant. Totally loving it and the quote at the top of your blog.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  9. Both gorgeous Lin, but I love the darker one best, I think! ( hard to choose)!

  10. Love the monochrome. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'flower power' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  11. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Ann DT

  12. You are one crazy woman glittering all of those loops must have taken forever, worth it though as the out come is stunning. Both are beautiful but I think I prefer the 2nd one ever so slightly. Great to be back on the team.


  13. This is a very striking card. Thanks for linking up with us over at MSC this week.

  14. What a GREAT card!!! Love the color combo...and love your handmade flower. Thanks for joining us over at Get Inky! Challenge this week for our "Handmade Flower" Challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon!!!

    Kathy-Get Inky! DT

  15. I love them both Lin, but maybe the first one just has the edge. Love the loopy background and the glitter. Thanks for joining in.
    hugs Kimx

  16. Both your cards are beautiful! A lovely design and the back and white colours make them very elegant. Beautiful made! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, Marlies

  17. Meant to say great card positive and negative LOL. Cindy x

  18. What a stunning black and white card you have made. It fits our challenge this fortnight of “flower power”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  19. What a wonderful pair of b&w cards! Thanks for sharing them with us at My Sheri Crafts.

  20. These are just beautiful! All the shimmer is wonderful and you put a lot of work into that background! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  21. Elegant card... love all the glitter and embellishments

    Thanks for sharing at My Sheri Crafts

  22. Lovely card, thanks for join in the Lacy sunshine challenge


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