Friday, 29 July 2011

Monochrome Christmas

Good morning, peeps!

Well it's Friday again and as much as I'm trying to get out of this habit, a week seems to pass by before I manage another posting - scary really, especially when this post is another Christmas card!

Anyhoo, here is my card for the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge this week, which is 'Christmas in July', a great opportunity for you to make a start on your Christmas cards and enter our challenge! Here's my sample card:

I'm in a bit of a black and white phase at the moment and rather enjoying it and I think it's quite striking for a Christmas theme, as here. All the stamps used in this card are from Clarity Stamps and the design is just stamped on to white card with Adirondack Pitch Black ink. I sponged the sky over a Post-it Note mask to create the moon and Embossed the 'Peace on Earth' words with gold detail embossing powder. The black layer that's behing the gold mat is cut from a Go Kreate die.

Well, things are going to be a bit chaotic here at Whitehouse Towers this week because the kitchen is being partially refitted and you can imagine how much I'm looking forward to that process!! However, I'm really looking forward to the finished result and all the improved facilites it's going to provide.

Do join in with our challenge this time- there are some great prizes on offer from Bugaboo Stamps and Inspired Stamps our joint, generous sponsors.

Thank you for visiting today and I'll see you again soon I hope whenever I surface from the kitchen!



  1. That is a real beauty Diane!!
    Hugs Kristel

  2. Love the card Diane. Spotted it earlier on the Challenge page. R u still on for tomorrow???

  3. Pure elegance Diane and there's nothing simple about your gorgeous design :)! I love the little scene you've created and the way you've done the sky and moon. Good luck with the kitchen re-fit, we had ours done last year so I don't envy you that at all, hope it goes smoothly anyway. Hugs, Chris x

  4. Gorgeous monochrome christmas card Diane with fab images and design!
    Love Nicola xxx

  5. Just popped over to say hello Diane and I think your calorie free cupcake below is fabulous,
    Looking forward to getting to know you.
    Fliss xx

  6. Hi Diane, like you I'm a newbie at Polka Doodles, looking forward to working with you and the rest of the team
    hugs and best wishes

  7. mmm ... that black and white is very striking. But then you always do it so well.
    Good luck with the kitchen.
    Hugs, Neet x


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