Saturday 21 January 2012

Sweet Stampin' - white on white

Our challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week is 'white on white' - a huge challenge for me, I just can't work without colour at all!  We're sponsored by Bunny Zoe's who are providing our lucky winner with a £10 voucher to spend in their shop, and our monthly sponsor is Joanna Sheen.

You wouldn't believe how long I spent on this card, and I'm really not happy with the result.  I've used an image from one of my favourite DigiStamp Boutique sets - the Valentine Bird collection.  I made the card using go-kreate circle dies and nesties for the smaller circles.  One layer is embossed with the 'swiss dots' folder, the border was cut with the MS scallop dot punch.  I added a strip of lace from The Stamp Basket and glamour dust around the edges.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up.

Sorry I've not visited many of you over the last couple of days.  On Thursday night Dex started with a tummy bug, and we were up all night with him - I think we used every available sheet, pillowcase and pair of pyjamas in the house!  He was still poorly yesterday, but thankfully stopped being sick by early afternoon.  He's spent most of today dozing on the sofa and he won't eat, but I think the worst is over.  Morgan set off for Mexico yesterday and I'm just hoping he won't get it - that would be no fun on the plane or in a hotel for that matter!

I'll be back soon with my DT card for A Gem of a Challenge, and fingers crossed I'll be able to catch up with you all this evening :o)


Denise said...

Oh poor little Dex - I hope he feels better real soon.
Love your card - that little bird image is just gorgeous and the glamour dust looks fab.
Denise xx

Carol said...

Your card looks great Lisa, love the image you've used. Hope Dex feels better soon and no one else comes down with the bug. Carol x

G Peplow said...

Well Lisa, I think it was time well spent it's a very pretty card:0) Sorry to hear that Dex is not well, he has the right idea tho, don't eat till you feel like it. I hope Morgan's journey is good and he doesn't get the bug at all, take care you don't want it either, Gay xxx

Louise said...

This is such a beautiful card - love the layers, texture and of course, the image.
Hope Dex is feeling better soon x

Debs said...

Poor Dex - hope he is now on the mend :o)
Your card is fab as always Lisa - great shape.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

Vicky said...

Awww poor Dex...hope he is feeling a little better now....and your card is truly gorgeous sweetie..

have a lovely evening hun and hope you have a wee rest too....big hugs Vicky xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Lisa. This is gorgeous, and I love doing white on white. Lovely detail and image. Happy crafting sweetie.
Love Sandra xxx

CraftyC said...

Its beautiful Lisa, love these white on white cards. Hope Dexter is alot brighter tomorrow and your laundry is out of the way! lol

heidy said...

Oh poor Dex hope he's feeling better soon hun!
Your card is gorgeous as always,can't see anything wrong with it!
Hugs Heidy

Jo said...

Hope Dex feels better soon! Beautiful card, love the image, too, and the embossing looks fab'
Jo x

Anonymous said...

Poor little Dex; I hope he's soon feeling better. xx

Lisa, I've never come across anyone else so talented who can't see it!! This is beautiful! I struggle with WOW cards too (and everything else!)but you've done a brilliant job.

Jo Street said...

It's a gorgeous card Lisa, perfect for an anniversary. Hope Dex is feeling better soon.
Jo x

Claire said...

This is a beautiful card, love the wow and the black image and gorgeous shape too. Hugs, Claire x

Jenny said...

It is so different to not see your usual colourful creation but I think you worked this perfectly Lisa and all that sparkle is the perfect accent too :)
Poor really takes the stuffing out of them at such a young age! Hope he's better soon and Morgan escaped the bug!
Jenny x

Unknown said...

This is stunning Lisa, love the shape and sweet image, really elegant and stylish :) .. sorry to hear about Dex, hope he is better now Hugs xxx

melsanford said...

What a sweet little card! Gorgeous :-) Hope Dex feels better soon... Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Christine L said...

Awww hope Dexter is feeling better today (Sunday..).....

Love the shape and the sparkle of your card!

Christine x

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, I love white on white with a smidgin' of colour :o)
Jackie xx

mixamatoasties said...

That's lovely. I am really liking WoW cards now after having done a couple.


Rachel said...

Ah, poor Dex...hope he's feeling much better today. Gorgeous card...I found this one difficult too. Wedgie xxx

coops said...

aw i hope dex is better soon your card,fab sweet image and the white on white is gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa, hoping that Dex is recovered or recovering by now (it's Sunday eveng) I hate it when Em is sick - there is so little warning then it goes everywhere - yuk!

Ems come down with a cold this weekend, that has now been passed onto me - oh the joys of children, eh!

Gorgeous card, by the way, I think you've done a great job of White on White - love the image and the sparkles around the edge.


♥Gemma♥ said...

Gorgeous card Lisa..
hugs and xxx

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, sorry to hear about your poorly little man x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa this is so lovely that shape and the sparkle look fabulous the lace, embossing and punched top look terrific and that image is a little beauty, I love it.
Lorraine x

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Lovely bird and glitter touch.

Pamela said...

Beautiful card Lisa, great image.

Pam x