Saturday, 7 May 2011

3rd post for today - just a challenge update

Me again,

Spent much of the day being stumped by the white on white challenge over on Simply Less Is More. My first instinct had been to put a sentiment using london fog grey ink but (when I read the challenge) it said no extraneous colours!! BUM! Plan B it had to be then! I've looked at most of the cards already entered and there are some GORGEOUS cards ladies - well done to you all for being so imaginative and so quick off the mark.

Here's my own take on the challenge ....


Materials used:
  • 12cm square white card and envelope
  • Marianne flower dies in two sizes
  • White card
  • Cuttlebug swiss dots and swirls embossing folders
  • Xyron sticker maker (to apply the glue for my crystal glamour dust)
  • Crystal glamour dust

Here's a closeup of the flower itself ......


Hope you like it - not sure whether there may be a second entry this week . . . depends whether I can come up with something else!

In the meantime - is it me? or has the sun gone in? It's looking awfully grey out there again!


66 comments:

Craftilicious said...

I love your flower - great texture and dimension and lots of lovely sparkle :-)

Mandi said...

You said BUM!! Better than acetate then LOL
Gorgeous flower Kathy, so glittery
Love it!
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Diane said...

Simple but very effective! Love it! xx

Hazel said...

It's a beautiful flower, Kathy. Love your card. Hazel x

Debs M said...

gorgoeus Kathy, w on w frightens me!

Sonia said...

Pretty, pretty flower love the glittery bits too.
Hugs Sonia x

Sylvie said...

What a Beautiful card!
Hugs Sylvie

Chrissie said...

Problem solved!
Another great card Kathy! You can't keep a good LIMette down!
Thanks so much!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

SallyB said...

Hi Kathy...
White on white is just a horrible mean ole challenge..why do that to us...Why???
You are very brave to enter!
Card and jiffy envelope arrived this morning!
Thank you.
It's getting closer.....xxxx

Helene said...

Gorgeous flower!

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Zoechaos said...

Lovely card love all the sparkle and texture. XOXO Zoe

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. Love the flower with all that texture.
Lynne xxx

Loli said...

Hello Kathy, i'm hppy to see you in my blog every week.thank you for your comments.
Beautiful card! good job.
A hug from Palma island

Ciara said...

You just can't go wrong with the Swiss Dots folder, it's perfect for this sort of challenge. I said a similar word to bum when I read that I couldn't use another colour too!

Katina said...

Hi Kathy, well Plan B is a great success; this is lovely! xx

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Great card, love the texture and sparkle.

Ali x

Carol said...

the flower is beautiful

Carol

Debgem said...

This is super - love the flower you've made with such texture and sparkle!

Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning card. Hugs Rita xxx

Carol said...

Lovely card, the flower is very effective. Carol x

Rosemary said...

your flower is so pretty! lovely card...

creativeseconds said...

ohhhh I love the glamour dust and all the texture on your flower ~ very pretty -Karen

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous glitter on that flower, the card is beautiful Kathy.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

My name is Wynneth said...

This is just beautiful mrs k - gorgeous sparkly flower. I succumbed to adding a sentiment stamped in black on mine, I hope it still fits with the challenge :O(
hugs
wynneth
x

Susan said...

Kathy, you've made a beautiful flower! I love the added sparkle!

massofhair said...

Your card is the most CAS from the entries i've seen so far, a beautiful and elegant card:-)

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Kathy, so elegant, love the embossing on your flower. Hugs xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kathy :-) the flower is beautiful and the glittery center is perfect :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Beautiful and definitely CAS.
Hugs, Sandra

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous flower , love your card. Yvonne x

Lou said...

Hi Kathy,

I just love the white sparkly flower! So pretty! :o)

So sorry I have not replied to your post on my blog until now! :o\

Everything is going well, thanks, although I still have plenty to make for the day! I am looking forward to putting it all up on my blog after the honeymoon as I am really pleased with what I've done! :o) And photos of the day too, of course :o)

Hope you get yo have your BBQ next weekend! :o)

Lou x

Aileen said...

Love the flowers and the embossed petals. x

Lisa said...

Love your flower and all it's texture! and you are right- a little bit of stickles can bling up anything :)

Hello From Texas said...

Well done Kathy!!!
I love how your flower turned out, it's wonderful. If you were stumped it doesn't show in the end product. Lovely, CAS, elegant card.
TFS
Carole

Katalytic said...

Just lovely, Kathy

kelly said...

Love your sparkle, thanks for sharing!
kelly x

craftattack said...

What a beautiful card! That flower is fantastic! Valerie

Margaret said...

Simple but beautiful Kathy
Margaret x

Faith A said...

Now that is some flower, I LOVE it, beautiful card

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card, oops I never noticed the no extraneous colours bit and printed my sentiment
Beryl x

Maureen said...

A Lovely flower!!

Suze Bain said...

Lovely CAS card Kathy, flower is fab. x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a gorgeous flower!

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Kathy, fab flower. I wonder if I've cheated then... my sentiment is silver! Lisa x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I found this week's challenge really tough - you did a fab job though. I love this bloom, you have managed to keep it simple, but also add texture.
Caroline xxx

Jenny said...

I love the layered texture of the flower and it takes pride of place on your card :)
Jenny x

Sallie's Place said...

Love the different textures on your flower Kathy

Pauline said...

Lovely textures here, a lovely card.

mustavcoffee said...

WOW Kathy this is stunning, just love your flower, brilliant card, love it:0) xxx

Karen said...

Beautiful card for the LIM challenge .. that sparkly flower is so pretty! Also, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbookingdotcom

Valerie said...

Lovely card Kathy so simple but such impact! Love the textured flower.
Val x

Kathleen said...

Great flower, especially with the embossed petals.

Kath x

Chris A. said...

Lovely sparkly flower great texture.

Emma said...

All your recent cards are fabulous but this is definitely my favourite...it's very classy and elegant!
Emma xx

Molecraft said...

Beautiful flower, love all the sparkle!
Helen x

fatmonica said...

Beautiful card-love the texture of the flower!

Babs said...

Gorgeous flower and the texture works well...

Babs x

IsaNorris said...

Great sparkly card, love the texture too
isa

Caroline Hallett said...

What a pretty card - really worked well. Glad to hear you are over the worst of the jet lag now and back into the swing of UK crafting! Best wishes Caroline x

Monica said...

What a pretty flower and I like the idea of embossing on the flower.

xxx Monica

Jo said...

Wow, this is very impressive.

Mrs.B said...

Love the simplicity of this one - gorgeous flower - doesn't need anything else - very stylish
Avril

Sally H said...

This is just fabulous! I love your sparkly flower

Gina said...

Not only was this challenge hard, taking the photos after was 'impossible'. Another success Kathy. embossed flowers look lovely.
Gina x

Lynn said...

Wonderful textures on your flower - how patient of you to be able to put it together so neatly! Lynn x