Friday, 16 September 2011


Morning everyone and no, it's not snowing! It's just the theme for this week's challenge at Polka Doodles chosen by Enfys. It actually looks more like rain here this morning as it's sunny at the moment but there was a very red sky earlier and the old saying about the shepherd's warning springs to mind.

Before I go on to the challenge, I'd like to welcome Joan, Debbie-Anne and Jane to my blog - lovely to see you here ladies.

This week's theme is Whiteout and Enfys would like to see your all white creations although black outlines for stamped images are allowed. I have to say I was a bit stumped by this one as I do love my colour and although Christmas did pop into my head for a moment, I decided against that and made a romantic vintage style card with loads of texture instead.

I actually photographed the card against a pink background as my usual white one made it disappear! You may also need to click on the pic to see the card properly as a white blog background dosen't help either!
As you can see, I've used embossing folders to add texture and made 2 panels, trimming the dotty one with scallop scissors to add detail. I die cut a white glitter scalloped circle with a Nestabilities die and some letters to spell love from the same card from an old Quickutz set.
My frilly flower is made from some of the black and white flowers from the All Around & Everywhere CD and I cut them out inside the black lines. I scrunched them up and then layered them up to make the flower, adding a vintage pearly button centre. The finishing touch is some lovely crunchy white crochet lace.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Lace
Everybody Art - Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Embossing

This is also now linked up to the lovely Cindy Adkins Shabby Chic Girls Club - click HERE for details.  Well worth a look if you love shabby chic and vintage.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend,
Fliss xx
PS: Do check out the Polka Doodles website as there's a brand new mini CD on the block and it's adorable! I got my hands on it yesterday and the papers on there are to die for, plus there are loads of really cute images too.


Claire Phillips said...

What lovely texture Fliss - fab card! Cheers Claire x

Irene said...

Hi Fliss.
Gorgeous card, I do love the all white and textured look that seems to be quite popular at the moment. Particularly like the swirly dots embossing you have on your card, is that a folder?
Irene x

Dezinaworld said...

You did a fantastic job on this theme Fliss, love how beautiful the white on white is.
have a lovely day and if you get chance,please feel free to grab my autumn background freebie today at my Dezinaworld blog
hugs June xxxxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is simply stunning,such a gorgeous card love it hugs cherylxxxx

craftattack said...

Beautiful card Fliss, love the embossing and lace and the flower, very pretty! Hugs, Valerie

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our Embossing Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful and elegant card.

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Fliss, just a little while to catch up with a few people.
Love this white card and fabulous textures.
Are you going to Sandown or Ally Pally?
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lori said...

This is such an elegant CAS card - that embossing behind the ribbon and flower is perfect - thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week, Fliss!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh what an elegant card, Fliss!! I'd love for you to link it up at The Shabby Chic Girls' Club Party (It's on all week.)

I hope you're having a great weekend...and oh, I read something about getting free software to read ebooks on the computer--I have to find out about it!


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Fliss,
Thanks so much for linking up to The Shabby Chic Girls' Club!!! I'm so happy you came to the party! XO Cindy

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo lovely, so elegant. Kim

Cazro said...

it's a simply beautiful card. Caz

Enfys said...

Hiya Fliss, sorry I made it difficult, but well worth it really because this is a totally gorgeous card.
big hugs
En xx

Tamie said...

Clean and Simple and oh so elegant. I just love the flower and the embossing is fabby! thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Jenny said...

A simple card with lots of texture. Love it.
Thanks for joining EAC.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a gorgeous card, beautifully created. Love the dry embossed background. So excellent.

2amscrapper said...

Stopping by from Cindy's Oh La La Link Party. love your card!