Monday, October 3, 2011

Black & White Christmas

Good morning crafters!

Can you believe it's October already? And with weather hotter than it's been this summer, you could easily forget that we're only 82 days away from Christmas, YIKES! I'd better get a move on with my card making!!!

Good job our challenge at Cupcake this week is 'Black & White Christmas'... a fab theme from Sandra who won our Choose The Challenge Competition recently! I have to admit though, I did struggle a bit, I just couldn't get my mind into thinking of Christmas with all the lovely, hot weather we've been having!!!

I dug out one of my older stamps, which I love, but forgot about. It's from a Canadian stamp company called Magenta, I stamped it with Memento and then used Distress Ink (Black Soot) to do the shading. The background paper was handdrawn with a white gel pen on black paper. I added a few bits & bobs and some sparkle and finally the sentiment tickets, which are freebies I found on the internet (sorry can't remember where from, I printed them last year).

We have some fab sponsors for you at Cupcake, our weekly sponsor is Simon Says Stamp who are giving away a $20 Gift Certificate. We also have TWO new monthly sponsors, Polka Doodles who are giving away A fab Pretty Sweet mini CD Collection, and our second monthly sponsor is my lovely friend Nadia from A Scrap Affair, who is giving away a set of 5 Promarkers! Pop over to Cupcake to check out all the details, and to see the fabulous DT cards! Now what are you waiting for... a Black & White Christmas?!

14 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Such a gorgeous creation hun, love it. Hugs, Sxx

sari said...

Good morning Shelly! Ooooh...I just love your vintage themed x-mas card! The tags aare such a sweettouch and the image... Have a fantatstic day! HUgs and sunshine!/Sari

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and your handmade dp looks fab. Love the sentiment tickets too.
Lyndsey xx

Violets Corner said...

This is fabulous Shelly, love the beautiful shading of the image and the background paper you made, it's stunning. The tickets are perfect for the vintage feel!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Lau W said...

Oh Shelly, j'adore ta carte, elle est belle ! Chic également ! Le tampon est sublime !
Je vois que chez toi le temps est magnifique également ! Oh j'adore cette météo !
Gros bisous my friend !
xxx

louise said...

Wow love this so much
Hugs louise xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Shelly, and so elegant! I love your image and I can't believe you actually drew your background paper! It looks fantastic! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Faye said...

82 days! I didn't need to know that. Love the image. Love your shading. Love your handmade backing paper. Love the tickets. I think it's fair to say I love it. xxx

Catherine said...

What a beautiful card Shelly ! The image is so sweet and I love those little tickets ! Hope you are well my friend ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Donna said...

Hey Shelly, your card is gorgeous and such an elegant design...I love the little tickets and your ace colouring :) Donna ♥ x

Sandra Stephens said...

Glad you liked the theme Shelly...love your card especially the image. It all goes together perfectly.
Hugs,
Sandra
xxx

having a {me} day said...

Hi Shelly, WOW! Your card is so beautiful. Love how you made your own background papers and your colouring of that beautiful image, doesn't seem like you had any trouble with the challenge at all. keeleyxx

Scrap Affair said...

OOO!!! Shelly-this one is just magnificient! I am in love. You are a magician with paper)

Ms Schnaderle said...

the paper is fantastic, I love specialy the two tickets.

Big Hug
Ms Schnaderle