Wednesday, 2 April 2014

All Dressed Up time...


Hi Ladies

I'm back yet again with another card.... this time it's for our Monochrome challenge at All Dressed Up.  Now I decided to opt for WAY OUT of my (pretty pink) comfort zone and go the whole hog - I chose to do Black and White!

I chose to use one of Wendy's fabulous March release images... called 'A Little Me Time' (she's available HERE)... and that looks like what she's having in the hustle bustle of the city... she's ordered a cupcake!! LOL!  I do hope she also ordered a cafe latte to go with it...


I coloured her with my Copics - all the C's were in use trying to capture the monochrome effect..  hope I did it justice.  On the whole - I'm not sure of this one..  but I gave it a go is all I can say!  

The skyline is a Memory Box Die...  the black and white dotty paper was from my stash, and I used the swiss dots embossing folder for the white.  The word dies are from Simon Says Stamp.  I just added a few gems and a bit of glitter here and there to give her some sparkle.

Pop over to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog to see what my lovely teamies have come up with for this one...  they've all got a little more imagination than me I think!! hehe!

Now... to change the subject and before I disappear (and also for those that didn't see this on Facebook)....  just take a look at what my lovely daughter Emma made for me for Mother's Day.... yes MADE!! 


She designed it in Photoshop using the chalkboard technique then had it printed out and added the buttons - then framed it!  I LOVE it cos she has me just right..... that's exactly what happens when I try to tidy up.  But isn't she clever doing the design???  A crafter's daughter huh???  Both of my lovely daughters have creativity in their souls....  Clare is more into baking and cooking...  I can't wait till she's back in this country so I get to sample her cupcakes again while she experiments... they're YUMMY!!

Big Hugs and Happy Crafting

21 comments:

  1. Fabulous black and white monochrome card! Looks like you had no trouble getting out of your pink comfort zone, lol!
    Your daughters card is fantastic! How sweet is that!

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  2. I think you should go out your comfort zone more often....this is seriously beautiful.
    Your mothers day present is fab ! Love it x

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  3. Wow, lovely card, very 'arty', and what a fab board your daughter has made. She obviously has your crafting genes!
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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  4. Looks like you and I had the same idea! Love all the black and white polka dots! SO CUTE and PRETTY!
    Lynn

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  5. Your card is fantastic, Christine!! Is that a little pink I see in her cheeks? lol My card is like her morning cupcake and your card is her evening cupcake...lucky girl! :o)

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  6. Missed that on FB, how fabulous, clever girl, takes after her Mum obviously. Love your city girl, that MB die is a must I think, looks fab with that image

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  7. Yeah, so now I need those dies! You are a bad friend! This is a gorgeous card. I like the black and white mono, you should come out of your box more xx

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  8. Great card Christine, I love this image, I like how you added the silhoutte background, Hugs Mandz xox

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  9. Fab card Christine, the image looks perfect with that skyline die! And isn't your daughter clever... love your Mother's Day pressie :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  10. Gosh Christine, I couldn't believe that this was you, great job you have made of it though, fab card love the image.

    Kath x

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  11. I love this Christine! Love the image, the skyline... all of it!

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  12. Clever card Christine! The Memory Box backdrop goes so good with the darling image. You did a wonderful job on the monochrome.
    Your daughter is talented just like you!!! What a special gift!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  13. Wonderful in B&W and your colouring is excellent. Love what your daughter made for you and it's so true!!!
    Jackie xx

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  14. Fabulous card, love all the black and love what you daughter made you its brilliant and so true.
    luv
    Debby

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  15. 'Stunning' just doesn't seem adequate enough to describe this amazing card Christine! SO beautifully thought out and executed. I'm in awe and as for your fabulous Mother's Day gift, WOW!! That girl has real talent! xxx

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  16. You should get out of your comfort zone more often if this is the result! The b&w is gorgeous and the overall effect is so striking.
    You know, if this was me, there would definitely be a large cappuccino to go with that cupcake :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  17. Stunning card, I love everything about it - so stylish and the skyline looks amazing. I really like the Mother's Day creation - I have the same problem when attempting to tidy up...
    Rebecca.

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  18. Such a pretty card Christine! Love the fancy cityscape paired with that beautiful girl! Such an awesome card from your daughter!

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  19. so stunning and stylish Christine.i love your black and white design and fabulous image ;D

    xx coops xx

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  20. so stunning and stylish Christine.i love your black and white design and fabulous image ;D

    xx coops xx

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