Thursday, 22 March 2012

Life in Black & White


Hope you're all enjoying the fine spring weather that we seem to have at the moment ... it sure makes for a brighter day! Just a quick post from me this evening, as I realised I haven't posted for a week now :o(

This is the card I made for my husband's Birthday, which he celebrated at the weekend:

I wanted the card to be bold and masculine, and I think I've achieved that result!

My Card Recipe is as follows:
  • Base card - 300gsm Centura Pearl Black (part of the Darks pack from Crafter's Companion)
  • Design Paper - from Paintbox Poppets CD-Rom (Crafter's Companion), on which I changed the colour by using the built in "Colouriser" function. Having embossed the shape onto the paper, I then tore the paper to leave distressed edges.
  • Image - from Create With TLC . I just love the simplicity of this vintage image.
  • Equipment - my Ultimate Pro by Crafter's Companion . Every card I make starts and finishes with this piece of kit. For this card I used the Paper Trimmer to cut my card to the required size, and then used the Scoring Lines to fold it. I made my aperture in both the card and the design paper using one of the inbuilt Embossing Shapes. And I finished my project by making an envelope exactly the right size to fit my card! I considered whether I would really get my money's worth out of this, but I have to say I am not disappointed. There's so much more I could tell you about it ... but I promised this would be a quick post!

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:
  • National Craft Month Challenge at Jellypark Challenges My favourite craft product has to be my Ultimate - it does so much in a small package!
  • Challenge #31 - Sihouette at Little Miss Muffet

Hugs, Helen x

PS: Welcome to my newest followers - I hope you enjoy my creations!


  1. That is really a sweet card - I love silhouette cards! Thanks for joining us on our current Jellypark challenge. We're looking forward to seeing your creation in the next exciting challenge!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Jellypark DT

  2. Lucky husband love the card you made for him and a belated Happy Birthday :o)I can see why you love the simplicity of the image it is very striking. Thank you for joining us over at Jellypark friends. Mel :o)

  3. What a pretty card, thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends! :)

  4. What a lovely image so sweet! Great card, love the window with the image. Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends.
    Hugs, Heide JP-DT

  5. Helen your card is gorgeous, you have certainly achieved what you wanted too.

    Hope your Husband had a good Birthday.

    Hugs Julie x

  6. Wow Helen, just love your card. Great silhouette image!! Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Have a great weekend, hugs Frea, Dt Member LMM Challenges

  7. Todella kaunis silhutte!
    Kiitos osallistumisestasi Little Miss Muffet 31: silhouettes-haasteeseen
    Onnea arvontaan!
    Hyvää sunnuntaita sinulle<3

  8. This is lovely Helen! Lovely image and perfectly masculine for your hubby! Your Crafters Companion looks fun!

    Thanks for playing along in our Silhouette challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!


  9. I am sure he loved the card it is so cute Helen.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x


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