Saturday 16 February 2013


Good afternoon - hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I was intending to go out shopping this afternoon, but I'm full of an absolutely stinking head cold today, so I decided to stay indoors and do a bit of crafting instead!

This week's Simon Says challenge requires a White on White card - always love these thought I don't find them very easy to make. Anyhoo I thought I'd have a go, and here's the result.

I think it's true to say this is my first ever absultley totally 100% WOW card - there is not a single breath of any other colour anywhere!! I did my best to introduce interest through the use of texture, die cuts and dimension rather than colour; and used an extremely pearlescent white card throughout except for the mounting behind the frame (which is a piece of pre-embossed white card) .. though the poor light here doesn't show up the pearlescence all that well.

This may look like a very simple card, but making the frame was a real performance. I recently bought the Spellbinders "Decorative Labels Eight" set of dies, and I can honestly say that they are the worst for cutting and releasing the finished die cut I have ever had! Despite using shims and very patiently prodding out every hole to release the card from the die, there was still a bit of ripping on the corner of the frame (on both the first and second attempts!!)  - in the end I just smoothed it down with glue as best I could!!

Supplies: 3mm and 4mm pearls from The Hobby House;
Tools: Memory Box "Prim Poppy" die; Simon Says "Meadow Rue" die; frame made using Spellbinders "Decorative Labels Eight" (outer) and mega "curved rectangles" (inner); Cuttlebug "Floral Fantasy" and "Stylised Flowers" embossing folders; Cuttlebug "Butterflies" cut & emboss folder.

Simon Says - White On White
Allsorts #194 - Things With Wings
Daring Cardmakers - Fly, Fly, Butterfly
Crafty Catz #170 - Bingo! (Embossing / Dies / Flowers)
A Gem Of A Challenge #67 - Dies & Punches
Incy Wincy - Add Texture

That's all from me for today - thanks for visiting, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Janice said...

Doesn't look simple to me at all Pauline, but it does look stunning. Jx

Debbie said...

Hiya Pauline.
Sorry you are not feeling 100%, get well soon.
Gorgeous WOW card wonderful detail.
Hope I will see you in May at Port Sunlight.

Anonymous said...

Perfect and absolutely STUNNING, Pauline!
Hope you feel better soon.

Donna said...

Hi Pauline.
Thank you for your lovely comment.
Your creations are gorgeous.
You must get creative with those papers as they are really pretty and coordinate so well with each other.

Donna xx

ribenaruby said...

Lovely all white card! Great die work. Hope you feel better soon. Ruby x


Gorgeous and beautiful card Pauline thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

brenda said...

WOW indeed Pauline, excuse the pun, but you really have nailed it fabulously. WOW always terrifies me I have to admit.

Thank you so much sharing your inspiration with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Jennifer said...

WOW Pauline, your WOW card is totally WOW!!! I love it.

Jennifer. x

Jennifer said...

P.S. Sorry Pauline, I meant to wish you "GET WELL SOON".

Jennifer. x

Sarah said...

Stunning card Pauline, it's just beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Things with Wings challenge x

Sheryl said...

A really pretty card, love the embossing!
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week, hope we see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Naomi Johnson said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at crafty catz this week. Naomi x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Unknown said...

Lovely card, love all the embossing. Hope you cold has vanished :)

Zuzana Obert said...

Get well soon Pauline! Your card is absolutely elegant and pretty! I love the cuttlebug butterfly die and emboss. Thanks for sharing it with us at Daring Cardmakers. Zuz. x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card pauline, Thanks for sharing with us this time at Allsorts and also Incy Wincy Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

Donna x