Saturday, 12 November 2011

Black & White Plus 1 at Allsorts

 Good morning. Thanks to everyone that joined in with Jill's 'Anything But Square' challenge at Allsorts last week - we had some gorgeous entries and I'm sure it wasn't easy for Jill to pick her Top5 - check out the main challenge to see if you are one of the lucky ones :o)
This week it's the turn of the lovely Nicola to pick the theme and it is


 I chose RED as my PLUS 1:
I started by embossing a square of white card using a Creative Expressions That Special Touch Mask - 'Delicate' and then added dots of red Stickles.
I stamped the Creative Expressions Christmas Tree and heat embossed with clear EP and then added dots of red Stickles to represent baubles.
A touch of sheer black ribbon and a red ribbon bow added to the corner for the finishing touch.
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards - edged with red ink.

Here's a close up of the image:

Some simple mat and layering and job done :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

 Crimbo Crackers - Make it Sparkle
Creative Craft - Minimalistic
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Christmas Goes
Karens Doodles - Black & White +1
Squigglefly - No Patterned Paper

The assessment went well at the gym and I have an induction next week when I can 'have a go' at the routine that the trainer is devising for me - I'm really looking forward to it :o)

I'm also looking forward to seeing John and Jack later today as they stayed over in London last night - they went to a WWE event at the O2 - I didn't like being 'Home Alone' :o(

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous weekend.


Lisa Jane said...

oh this is beautiful Debs .. gorgeous tree and i love the red accents
Lisa x

Fleur said...

A beautiful, striking Christmas card Debs. Have a lovely weekend
HUGZ Fleur xXx

brenda said...

Very striking and elegant Debs.

Was lovely to chat earlier, have a good weekend.

B x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love your ever so stylish card, the dash of red really makes it pop.


Holly said...

Stunning - just stunning! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Heather said...

What an elegant card- love the touch of red and the embossed background with the faux jewels. Thanks for joining us for the Squigglefly challenge this week.

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely clean and simple card. I love it. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Claire said...

Stunning card Debs, love the colour combo, always a fave of mine and loads of sparkle too. Glad the assessment went well hun. Have a great day. Hugs, Claire x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debs.

Hugs Riet.xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous! Love the embossed background with the splash of red, fabulous tree too. Have a lovely evening Debs :o) Lisa x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie I love the tree it looks fabulous hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Tip Top said...

Wonderful and love the sparkle! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Liz, said...

Hiya, gorgeous, love the touches of red sparkle,

Liz x

Nicola said...

Stunning card Debs, I love this colour combo - a perfect sophisticated Christmas card!
Love Nicola xxx

ribenaruby said...

Oh Debs, wonderful festive card, love that great embossing detail. I know what you mean...'I don't like being home alone too!' Take care. Ruby x

Sue said...

Wow! this is beautiful !! Love the CAS layout and the tree with the red stickles and the white card with the embossing is just perfection! Love it !!
Hugs Sue xx

Carly said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Creative Craft Challenges.

xoxoxox Carly

bettand said...

Wow this is a beautiful christmas card. I love all the pearls and the embossing. The three looks beautiful with all those red pearls on. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Annette said...

I love the simplicity of this elegant card. It is so effective. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Annette xx

alethea said...

Beautiful Christmas card!!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our embossing challenge!!

alethea said...

Beautiful Christmas card!!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for our embossing challenge!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is simply stunning the detail is just fantastic,just adore this to bits,
bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love it!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Debs this is beautiful, the embossing and that tree look stunning, the touch of colour with the gems is perfect.
Lorraine x

dragonllew said...

Fab card love the red on the tree thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
Jenny x