Monday, 15 November 2010

Black and White Christmas (with a bit of pink!)

Ok so I thought I would try something different and hopefully get a few Christmas cards done in the process. I have made my own background using a snowflake from the Elusive Images sheet Snow is falling. I embossed them using my new NEC purchase of WOW embossing powders Christmas kit- I saw Sheena Douglas show them at Create and craft so I knew they were good. I used the Sparkling snow for everything in white. I found this particularly fun especially as this is what got me into card making in the first place - embossing.

The Christmas Tree was a freebie when I started subscribing to a crafting magazine and it is from Penny Black and called Starlit. I have used Spellbinders large and small rectangles and the Create a Flake 2 - pink pearlised card and white glitter card. I couldn't leave it just black and white though, I had to add some pink!!! The sentiment is from a Buzzcraft Fairy Doodles set.

So a few challenges to enter!!!!

Saturday Challenge - Sparkle and shine,

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Favourite things (Spellbinders and glitter card),

Marks Finest Paper and Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - Snowflakes,

Crazy For Challenges - Christmas Card,

Creative Inspirations - Christmassy/Winter,

Craft Your Days Away - Christmas Trees,

Crafty Calendar - Winter and snowflakes,

Lili of the Valley - Anything Goes,

Delightful Challenges and Crafts and Me - Glitter,

The Crafty Pad - Christmas sparkle,

ABC Challenge - H is for Holiday and,

ABC Christmas Challenge - Winter Wonderland.

Phew and yes, I have my computer back - now trying to recover everything I have lost!!!!


coldwaters2 said...

Oooo that embossing looks awesome, I used to do this lots when I first started crafting as well, I love the brilliant white against that black it really stands out and just adore that snowflake.
Lorraine x

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card...thanks for sharing your favourite things with us all at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Karen said...

Really lovely, and sooooo pretty, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

Cor* said...

Yes< i agree, that embossing looks absoutely stunning. Super creation. Thanks for sharing your Wintery/Christmassy chilly whilly creation at the Creative Inspirations challenge this fortnight!! Good luck.

Cheryl said...

Very elegant! I love the embossing.

redwasher1 said...

Stunning in the black and white with your touch of pink!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Becky said...

Beautiful embossing, love the colors. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Ali, so elegant and really striking
hugs Mandy xx

Debbie said...

Oooh gorgeous card and fabulous christmas sparkle. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

Becca Fabozzi said...

Very pretty. Great job on the embossing. Thanks so much for joining us at DCD Christmas Club

Cec said...

Gorgeous card. I love the black and white and that little pop of pink Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

downrightcrafty said...

wow love all the sparkle and shine on this lovely creation, thank you for sharing with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

jackiescrafts said...

What a gorgeous card I love it
Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the touch of pink~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge & SCSC!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Ohhh really stylish card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Samantha :0)

Wanda said...

beautiful Card.Thanks for playing along on Delightful Challenges! Huggles, Wanda

Barbara said...

This is gorgeous! I love white embossing on dark papers, and your touch of pink is perfect!


Elizabeth P said...

I love your card!!! it looks so modern and elegant! pink, black and white work very well together ;)

Kendra said...

This is gorgeous! My daughter would just love it! :)

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, beautiful card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Calendar.

Liz x

Spyder said...

Fabulous card Ali, love the choice of colour.... hope all is well!

Beth said...

This is such a beautiful and striking card! Embossing is what got me into card making too - it's like magic! Thanks for joining in with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Love Beth xx

Anonymous said...

Wow great card Ali! with great embossing. I need to do more embossing too, just need to buy more powders :)
Have a great day and thank you for visiting my blog, it was a nice surprise.
Hugs xx

melsanford said...

This is gorgeous. Love the colours. They look so effective. And I love the embossing too - really must give it another go myself! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Sarah said...

Wow, your card is stunning, I love the colours and the embossing. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away with our Christmas Trees challenge, good luck xxx

jaine drake said...

wow how unusual and brave too using black. It's beautiful. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.

Mel X said...

A fabulous creation.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck.

Mel X

Unknown said...

OMG sorry buddy, missed another one haven't I?????? Bad Blogger Kitty!!!
Anyhoo, fabulous card hun, love the embossing - I have to confess I have only used one of my colours once - must get them out and use them. Black and white always look so stunning for Christmas and this is no exception.
Dawn xx

Juls said...

I love this one Soooooooooooooo much!!!! The colour combo is just fabulous!!!! Pink snow how perfect!!!!....its a shame we could not have that in reality..might have made the last week or so more bearable! Hugs Juls