Monday, 24 November 2014

Black and White With A Hint Of Red

Hello folks and hope you had a good weekend. I had a bit of a difficult time on Friday as I managed to end up totally contact lens less after a complete disaster first thing when trying to put them in! I can't really explain what happened - it was just extreme clumsiness after a week of sleeping badly.

As I'm blind as a bat without I had to phone in to work and say I couldn't go in (owing to the fact that even if I'd got there I'd have to work with my face 6 inches from the computer screen :)

Needless to say, I had a horrible day as I couldn't see to do much at all. I did see the optician on Saturday and she's rescued me with some permanent soft lenses until my new gas permeables get fitted. This was just a well as we had booked to see The Imitation Game that evening and I was able to go. If you haven't seen it, I can highly recommend it although I might be slightly biased as I adore Benedict Cumberbatch - such an amazing actor!!!

Anyhow, enough waffle and on to the reason for today's post which is to let you know that we have a new challenge today over at Make My Monday chosen by the lovely Suzi B who has picked Black and White with a Hint of Red.


Quite clean and simple for me although that could just be the abundance of white!
I stamped the cute penguin by Stampendous with Archival Jet Black ink and coloured his scarf with a red Aquamarker. I then trimmed the image to a panel and added a red mat.
I dry embossed the card blank itself with a Darice snowflake flourish folder. I then stamped the sentiment (Lindsay Mason) with the black ink, adding a red mat as before.
I assembled the card as you see, adding 2 glittery trees die cut with a Crafters Companion Die'sire tree die set.

Have a great day and a lovely week.
Hugs,
Fliss xx

Some challenges I'd like to enter:
Come and Get It - Winter
Allsorts Challenge - No Designer Papers Allowed
Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Cute Christmas
Animal Friends Challenge - It's Cold
Card and Scrap Challenge - Chistmas Card or Box
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No Patterned Paper
Dies R Us Challenge - Christmas
Scribbles Designs Challenge - Penguin Paradise
The East Wind Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like a tedious couple of days Fliss, hope things have now improved.

    A different card for you but it's very stylish and elegant.

    B x

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  2. And then I forgot to thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  3. Beautiful card, sorry about the lenses, things like that are a nightmare! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Sorry to hear about your lens difficulties - your card making hasn't suffered though this one is gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

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  5. Oh dear Fliss, you are having a time of it, glad you got sorted out eventually. Love your card and I really like that sentiment!

    Joan

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  6. Simply adorable Fliss!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  7. Nice coloring and embossing. Cute penguin. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

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  8. He is such a cheery chap .... makes me smile!
    Fliss, I can relate because I am extremely short sighted. I wear gas permeable although I do have glasses as back-up when not wearing lenses. It is only when someone is extremely short sighted that they appreciate what it feels like not to have lenses/glasses, it can be a frightening world. Glad you got replacements to tide you over.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  9. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

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  10. Lovely card, fab design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

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  11. What a wonderful card.
    Thanks for joing us at the Animal Friends challenge and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  12. Så fint julekort.
    Tusen takk for ditt bidrag til Card and Scrap.

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  13. Ganz toll! Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

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  14. Super card Fliss. What a nightmare with your lenses! I always had my glasses as a standby when I wore lenses.

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  15. Love the embossed background and that penguin is just too cute.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers. :)

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  16. Your card makes me smile....loving this cute image. Such a sweet project .Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

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  17. What a charming card, love how you've done your window and placement. Thanks for joining us at the Come And Get It challenge blog. Barb

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  18. Really cute penguin - the colour combo is perfect for this and I love your embossing and die cuts.

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  19. Love this card!!! The embossing, die cut trees and the penguin all go together so beautifully!!

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  20. Ein richtig hübsches Werk hast Du da gezaubert.
    Hab ganz lieben Dank fürs mitmachen bei Animal Friends
    Liebe Grüße
    Vanessa

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  21. Love everything about this! Cute image, gorgeous embossing, and just enough embellishment - bbbbbrilliant!Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers this fortnight. Cindy (DT)

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  22. Love your cute Christmas card, Fliss - the pop of red compliments the CAS design brilliantly. So good to see you at Fantasy Stampers, hun - thanx for sharing and good luck.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  23. Hi Fliss, Long time , no see. I'm loving your gorgeous card. It has such class. Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Challenges. Happy Christmas. Caz

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  24. Super sweet card! Love the red accenting...

    Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs - hope you join us again... Good Luck!

    Sandy S
    (Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your thoughts mean a great deal to me.
Fliss xx