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Sunday, 14 December 2008

Willow Sketchie and Artygirlz (favourite medium) challenges

I combined two challenges for my card today, Willow's sketchie challenge which I haven't managed to join in with for a few weeks and this weeks Artygirlz challenge which is 'favourite medium'. So just before I drown you in Christmas pics I thought I would share this with you and give you a break(would share the kit-kats with you too but I've eaten them all...lol)
I rotated the sketch because I found it fit better with what I had in mind to do, but that's the beauty of sketches to me... a starting block to get the mojo going and a lot of fun too.
My favourite medium... well I don't need to tell ya really do I... 'BLING A LING A LING' doesn't get missed off a lot of what I create does it :D I am really loving curling the edges of my papers and shapes too, though on this card I stopped with the shapes.
More of my favourite things with chipboard, ribbon and Silhouettes just had me in a happy place making this card and the reverse silhouettes from Cen's Crafty bits are some of my favourites... really cool and printed out on A6 photo paper they are just the perfect size to use with a circle punch..whooohooo easy peasy.... and my ribbon box is getting some hammer lately too... d'ya think I'm over my addiction to stroking and stashing it...lol
Ok just before I go I have to say a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our well talented blogging buddy Kath who has recently won Simply Cards and Papercrafts magazine Card Designer of the year Competition 2008... really well deserved too as Kath's creations are stunning in every way. If you haven't paid her blog a visit... what are you waiting for :D
Kath is also having some blog candy giveaways in the lead up to Christmas... so pop by and say hello... I know she would be happy for you to.
Okay that's it for me tonight... am shattered after DG visit this weekend, 8yr olds have sooooooo much energy and I'm as sure as God made little green apples that DG runs on Everready (sp)batteries!!
See you soon
hugs
Chris xx

19 comments:

Shashi Nayagam said...

Beautiful!! Love the black and white and the silhouette theme

sharon said...

STUNNING INTERPRETATION..just beautiful!!, thanks for joining in the challenge this week Chris.xxxxxx

Kath said...

Oh I likey this one very much - my fave black & white and curly toes edges....thanks for the toot about my blog candy.
Hugs
Kath
xxxxx

Julie said...

Fantastic card Chris I love it!!

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz once again

Julie xx

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is so elegant.
Just beautiful design. Love them. Brilliant work Chris.

sesga loves 1950s said...

Soooooooooooo stunning !! elegant I love it .
Love from sesga xx

crissi said...

stunning card chris black and white always looks so stylish.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Kristen Hermanny said...

I love black and white. These silhouettes are stunning in the reverse. Another neat project from you!

Karen said...

A really great card....love the monochrome effect X

Yvonne said...

Beautiful card!! Love it!
Yvonne.

Linda Beeson said...

Breathtaking! LOVE the black and white of the card but that little silhouette image is just the best! Wonderful detials!

Terrie B x said...

Your card is simply `stunning` Chris...Hope you and yours are all well...only ten more sleeps before the big man in the Red suit is here!!!Love to you all:)~X~

Chriss Rollins said...

Gorgeous...just love that combo.

great take on the sketch...something I am hopeless at...lol.

chriss x

Sue Nicholson said...

I am so behind :-( I keep thinking I'll catch up BUT I don't and then you post and the number that are unread/not commented on increases!!! You know that feeling well, don't you? :-)

So I will comment here and read the rest . . . then I can move forward!

I tried hard to make Christmas cards this year and failed miserably . . . I didn't like anything I created :-( I am so glad you mentioned sketches, I think I'll join you in the New Year and try them out :-) I really miss it when I don't create BUT when I try and the mojo hides it's so disheartening. So thanks for mentioning it here :-)

And so to your card.Love it and love the angles you have used when photographing it. Black and white is truly beautiful.

Oh, yes and re facebook. I like it because I am alone a fair bit of the time and it is more of a "contact" than blogging. I only have "net" friends, mostly from HSMSHS, as my fb friends, I don't have any face to face friends, or people from my past etc. That works for me :-) I also play several games with different people of a game similar to scrabble, I usually play a word in each game a day, just enough to keep my brain working!

I'd highly rec fb, nothing ventured, nothing gained . . . seriously worth a try. Some names you will know that are their Rach x2, Anita, Kirsty, Bobs, Jenga, Maz and Shannon . . . that's of the top of my head!!!

Bye for now . . . Take Care . . . Love Sue :-)

Pearl said...

this black & white theme is just darling , Chris with that reverse silhouette image ! fabulous , grrl !

Dawn said...

Wowee I just love B&W this is stunning missus C!!
Better stock up on those batteries - xmas is a comin'!!!

Dawn
xx

June said...

Absolutely stunning work !!
Hugs June xxx

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Black and white art has always been something I am attracted to because of its elegance...this card is excellent! Love it, Chris.

Viola said...

Fabulous card again!