Friday, June 17, 2011

Black & White for Christmas

This time of year I look for any excuse to make a Christmas card so I don't have to scramble in December. OK, OK so if the truth be known, I still have to scramble but the plan sounds good in theory.

This week the challenge at Phindy's Place is to make a card in Black and White with just a bit of colour. I chose to put the colour on the image since the Christmas ornaments were perfect for that. You could colour your image in shades of black and put a little pop of colour in somewhere else on the card.

We have an exciting change coming up on the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog:

Starting in July we are having Phabulous Phindy Phriday on the first Friday of each month. This will be an Anything Goes Challenge with a twist - you can make absolutely anything, combine it with as many other challenges as you like, as long as you use a Phindy's Place image and have made a NEW project for the challenge - no backlinking please!

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop  - Seeing Spots
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Things with Wings
Hooked on Crafts - Anything Goes

Image: Peace & Cheer (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: My Design
Card Stock: White (Staples), Black (Recollections)
Papers: Polka Dot (Recollections), Damask (GCD), Stripe (My Design)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Gold Star, Clear Star & Purple Star Pens (Sakura), Black Gems (Michaels), Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Label 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)


  1. Cec, funny...I have that theory also, but it just never seems to work out. I would love to be done with my cards and could just slip them in the mail on the 1st of December, ahh what a dream. But this one is beautiful and one more down on your list. Love the b/w with all of those beautiful colored ornaments. What a fun challenge.

  2. Phabulous card, Cec. Love the design and the image looks beautiful with the pop of colour on it. Hugs...Mona

  3. Hi Cec. The image really pops with the vibrant baubles. Lovely card.
    Tine :)

  4. Ah, Cec, this is beautiful! Who would think of a black and white Christmas card, but it so works!

  5. Gorgeous card love your image. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyx

  6. This is just gorgoeus! The black and white background makes the colours of the baubles really 'pop'!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges!
    Kelly (Hooked On Craft DT)

  7. A very special Christmas card, love the colour theme. Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

  8. Lovely. I like how everything except those ornaments is black and white. Makes those ornaments stand out. Looks great! Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges this week!


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