Sunday, 6 May 2012

Its very black and white

Hello! yep I'm still here just had quite a lot work wise and gall stone that has been less than joyful.    Pain under control now, work not so much but have been having a little play today.

The Saturday list sparked this card with two challenges both calling for Black & White.   One Challenge is Allsorts,  another is Suger Creek Hollow.

Using super smooth card and then some black and white Anne Griffin offset as a base mat.   Some sheer black ribbon ruched down the folded edge and black paper and white vellum die cut make a panel with the black pushing the pattern on the vellum into view.  An Aspects of Design stamp stamped and embossed with black ep then carefully cut out creates the torn effect topper.   Rather than distress the edges of the card a Fiskers stamp used over the edge.  Finally two butterflies cut with a Marianne die.

Not very inky perhaps but certainly got me in the grove.

Right the cats are all looking at me and licking their lips! think I'd better go and feed them.


  1. Beautiful card Zoe. I love black and white at the moment, it always gives such a stunning result.

  2. A lovely card

    Emma W

  3. Zoe this piece is so cool! I feel as if I could reach out and touch the dragonfly!

    I'm sending hugs and wishes for quick gall stone relief ... my boss had some troubles in this area ... it was terrible for her and finally resulted in surgery. I'm crossing fingers toes and everything that your experience is much, MUCH better than hers. :)

  4. Beautiful card Zoe! Sorry to hear you have been suffering. Hope it is sorted soon for you.

  5. Sorry you have been suffering with gall stones Zoe I hope you feel better soon

    I love your card the black and white colour combo is really striking

    Jackie x

  6. Great black and white layers Zoe.
    Can understand the pain you have been going through. Ken's had it and got to have his gall bladder out in about 10 days. Hope you get relief from it soon.
    Enjoy the BH Monday.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  7. OH i hope you feel a bit better soon.
    This is beautiful.. i love black and white and the buttefly die cut is stunning
    Lisa x

  8. Lovely delicate card Zoe...glad the gall stones are getting sorted..hope all goes well!


  9. Lots of nice things to look at on this card-love the way you have used the same butterfly shape in the different colours.


  10. Hello Zoe

    Sorry your are suffering, do hope it's calmed down a little.

    A fabulous card, as might guess I love everything about it, so clever how you have combined the different patterns which all look as though they were meant for each other. Then those butterflies finish it perfectly for me.

    Thanks so much for joining in with our Black and White them at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  11. I really love all the elements in this card just wonderful
    lizzi SCH

  12. Fab card Zoe

    I love the layered card and vellum it gives a great backdrop to that fab dragon fly...

    Thanks for playing in our black and white challenge this week at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

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  13. Hi Zoe - love this card, all the layers really create depth. Sorry you've been unwell, I had Gall stones and had to have an op in the end so am feeling your pain and have every sympathy ! Take Care, Esther xx

  14. Hi Zoe,

    Sorry to hear that you have not been well, but pleased that you are feeling a bit better now.
    Also pleased that you found a little time to play as this card is so classy looking, loving the layers and the butterfly brings everything together.
    Thankyou for joining in my Allsorts challenge this week.
    Bye for now
    Jo x

  15. Gorgeous card Zoe. Hope you feel better soon.
    Thanks for sharing it at SCH.
    Yvonne x

  16. Hiya Zoe, hope you're feeling a bit better. Good news that your pain is more under control. I love your card, the black and white is gorgeous.

    Maria x

  17. this is stunning Zoe, so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week

  18. Hi Zoe so sorry to hear that you have been unwell and hope you soon return to your normal self. What an amazing card had to zoom in to see all the deets and its just fabulous ! Lots of lovely layering and stamping gives this real depth.



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