Friday, November 8, 2013

52CCT - Color Challenge #23 (Black, Grey and White) & CCAYR November Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Hello friends and followers - happy weekend!  This week at 52CCT our fabulous and fun hostess Louise has a color challenge for you to try.  As much as I love this color combo, I must admit that I was a tad intimidated by it.  I kept feeling like I needed to make an elegant, classy card but my MOJO just wasn't showing up for that. I had lots of ideas, fretted a bit, and suddenly inspiration struck and I decided to stick with my comfort zone of  CUTE.  Take a look:
 And the inside too (for you Ruth) ...
I stamped the grey base layer on the front with VersaMark ink to add a subtle background. I wondered if I would like it better if they were darker so on the inside I used tone on tone with the Smoky Slate ink.  Hmmm... still not sure which I like better.  The snowflakes and sentiment (front) are stamped with Smoky Slate ink.  Added some pearls & rhinestones - just because :o)  

I am happy with how it turned out, and of course now that I made this one I suddenly can think of all kinds of other ways to use this terrific color combo in an elegant fashion - funny how that works :o)  Sometimes our brains just need to give something a go to see all the other possibilities. As you can read here, the challenges don't always just challenge you - sometimes they help challenge us too ;o) 

I got a peek at the other lovely ladies amazing creations using this color combo and am delighted to see all the different styles and takes on the colors.  I hope you'll go visit them too and check it out. 

What will you make with the 52CCT Color Challenge #23?  I can't wait to come visit you and see.  

I am also entering this card in the Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - November Challenge -Winter Wonderland and Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - challenge extra for November (Thanks Hazel :o) ). 

Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D


  1. I do like your pretty falling snowflakes and that cute little snowman! I love the addition of the pearls - very pretty! Great card!

  2. TOO CUTE!!! LOVE that little snow-guy and I adore the fun cut of the focal panel! HUGS and have a great weekend! :) Mynn xx

  3. Love it! It's definitely cute and the different tones you used are fab.
    I admit grey is one of my favourite colours.
    Caroline xxx

  4. Your card is super cute!! I love the layout and your sparkly snowflakes!!
    Gives it a very frosty look!!

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  5. This is so sweet, and I really like the detail of the curved border - it's such a great way to add interest to a clean design - love it!

  6. Hi Danielle. As you can see, I'm WAY behind on visiting blogs. So glad I didn't miss this sweet card. LOVE your beautiful snowflakes and your cute snowman ... the curve at the bottom is a fabulous design element to mimic a snowbank! :) Loll xx

  7. I think it works just as well for cute, as you've shown here. Your snowman is adorable - he makes me smile every time, and I think you should always add pearls and gems to snowflakes ;)
    The curved border adds a certain elegance too!
    I hope you had fun experimenting with my monochrome choice!

    Louise xx

  8. Very effective monochrome. Thanks for sharing this for CCAYR 'winter wonderland' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  9. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

  10. The snowman is darling! The gems on the snowflakes are a perfect finishing touch. You did a super job with this color challenge!

  11. Thank you for the nice comment, Danielle
    Your card is gorgeous, I love this snowman and how you've staged! I like the little wave at the bottom of the card, which looks like a snow hill ...
    The beads are a perfect finish!

    Rosi x

  12. I think you have achieved the desired effect perfectly. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

  13. a super card! Thanks for joining our challenge at CCAYR this month and good luck xx


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