Saturday, 26 April 2014

Christmas Card Club - # 9 - Black, White & One Other Colour.

Good morning to all my friends and fellow blogggers.  It is time once again to feature a card for our happy little club.  This time it was Karen P's choice and she asked us to use black, white and one other colour.  Might sound fairly innocuous but I must say that I really struggled with this one.

My Card

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My card is 7" x 5". I managed the black and white but I struggled with another colour so I kind of cheated and placed a a mat of silver mirri card between the base card and the black mat. I used a CB snowflake embossing folder. I used a Hero Arts snowflake stamp from a set that I have had for many years. I stamped it onto black card with Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White. This was die cut using SB Standard Large Circles and matted onto white card die cut with SB Lacy Circles.  I wanted to add a layer of black ribbon but could only find very narrow opr very broad so I compromised and used a strip of black card.  I die cut a white and a black snowflake from Marianne Creatables Swedish Ice Star snowflakes.  I then just added some diamond gems to the snowflakes to match the silver mat, and added a peel off greeting to finish off.  A fairly simple card but it works for me.

This is one that I made when I was trying to come up with some ideas.  Not brilliant but it can go in the box and I can use it if I run out of cards closer to Christmas.  It's 6" x 4" and like the other one has a mat of silver mirri.  The dot embossed card was in my bit box. I just cut out some bauble shapes free hand from black glitter card and added a little bow to each.  Another peel off greeting, silver to match the mat, to finish.

Hope you are all keeping well.

Entered into: Rudolph Day


  1. Morning Christine, two gorgeous cards, love the snowflakes in the first one...very sophisticated, have a good weekend, hugs Carole Z X

  2. Good morning Christine,
    Love these stunning cards. The first one is so decadent and luxurious, I love it.
    Second one I love as well but the first has the edge for me.
    Have a wonderful weekend

    Patricia xx

  3. Morning Christine,
    Great cards, seems strange to looking at Christmas cards, but not a bad idea ti make them through the year.

  4. Gorgeous card Christine, very stylish
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x

  5. These are both gorgeous Christine. I always thing black and white cards looks so stylish and your designs looks fabulous.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Two beautiful cards Christine.

  7. hiya christine. your cards are beautiful. it doesn't look like you had any trouble at all! have a great day. hugs rachel x

  8. Hi Christine,

    These are both fabulous, love them. Great designs and you have done well with the theme. i really need to start making more Christmas cards lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  9. Two very beautiful monochrome cards which fit the bill perfectly Christine.

  10. Hello my wonderful friend!!! These are two gorgeous cards:)) I have to admit I struggled too and a couple of ones I had brill ideas for ended up in the bin then the panic set in anyway I managed to just shot one together as I normally do hahahaha hope you and John are well take care and lots of huggles from us all here Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. They are gorgeous Christine! You are being too hard on yourself. Neutrals and metallics can be used provided they are not the main focus. I adore both of these and the use of the blue is inspiring! Karen x

  12. Beautiful cards Christine. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  13. Love your two black and white cards Christine two totally different cards but both equally fabulous


  14. Gorgeous card Christine. I struggled a bit myself. Hugs Rita xxx

  15. Hi Christine
    Both cards are great but I do favour the first one. Love the layout and why can I never find peel offs like that? The snowflake stamp is divine.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  16. Hello again Christine, both of your cards are stunning, your colours are fab, really striking and so elegant. The diess you've used are beautiful, hugs Kate x

  17. Brilliant cards Christine - love 'em both and couldn't choose a fave to be honest. I also struggled with this one, but just didn't know what 'colour' to choose. I think both your designs are super. Forgot mine yesterday so it will be there tomorrow.

    Hugs to you both - Sue Pxxx

  18. Two great cards but the first one steals the show! That snowflake on the black circle has the look of chalkboard which is all the rage and the pretty blue you used is just perfect. I struggled a bit too but thoroughly injoyed it once I got sorted! lol

    PS Because you have 2 Xmas cards on the same post, you could pop over to Rudolph Days with this is a lot of fun and really friendly girls who visit and leave you lovely comments and encouragement. Lots of ladies from Pixies Crafty Workshop enter there.

  19. Two great cards. Both elegant in their designs. I think we all struggled a bit with the extra colour concept. hugs ValeryAnne( aka Mrs a. )

  20. Two STUNNING card, Christine. Hard to choose fave. Both are very elegant and classy.
    hugs, Asha

  21. Two lovely cards for this challenge them both. Anyway silver is a colour so you've nailed it!

    Karen x

  22. Love both of them Christine...I love snowflakes and they lend themselves to this lovely clean card ....really special xxxxx

  23. Hi Christine
    Love your card....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  24. These are very elegant and beautiful - perfect for Karen's CCC challenge (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

  25. Christine, these are both just as beautiful as can be! I'm glad to be reading that others in the group struggled with the B&W combo as I did! Not sure why it's so hard, guess because I was thinking "Christmas", and I'm basically a red & green person for that holiday. Both of your cards were extremely elegant & classy. Loved that silver mirro paper with your design too. It glitters (yep, Christmas), and we must have been of the same mindset with the white embossing on black for the focal. I have some Wow - but just grabbed the 1st white my hand touched. The WOW really sparkled against that black. And Loved the black glitter on your ornament card too. Well done! TFS & Hugs - apologies for the late visit.

  26. 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...
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  27. Hi Christine and welcome to Rudolph Day. Thank you for entering these two wonderful cards featuring pretty die cuts and embossing.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  28. Fabulous Christmas make and ty so much for sharing with us at Completely Christmas very good luck x

  29. 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 x


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