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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's all white

Hi all,

Martha hasn't been too good today. She has an awful cold and hasn't been able to sleep so was tired as well. I'm not sure if it is just a cold or the start of more teeth, so she's had medicine and hopefully will get a bit of sleep tonight. Daisy went to ballet this morning and then we went to soft play. She's been so good helping me today as I've had to do most things with Martha on my hip.

I've seen quite a few wonderful white on white cards around. I've never made one myself beause I think they look hard to pull off and I do love my colourful papers. Also, if you are to use all one colour, I think some texture - embossing - is needed to break up the look and I don't have a die cutting machine, embossing folders or stencils, so I have stayed clear. Not any longer! At the Stamp Fairy challenge the theme is basically white with a touch of colour so I thought I would have a go. I was really surprised to find out I was one of the winners last week for the double easel card - thanks girls! Anyway, I used a gorgeous image called Baby Dotty and Teddy. The lace is from Wild Orchid and the ribbons are from my stash. I did find a way to emboss the top white card. I read in a magazine how to use a big bite on the eyelet setting to make dots and it really works (but I'm not sure if it shows that well on the picture)! Although I may not be making many of these, I do quite like how it has turned out.


Mandy said...

Oh hun this is stunning, the lace, the sweet image and the touch of soft pink are all gorgeous, well done you with being creative with the embossing and also your challenge win :)
I hope little Martha is better soon Nikki, it's horrible when they are poorly and isn't Daisy a sweetheart helping out
hugs Mandy xx

Susan.... said...

Morning Nikki,
l do hope martha starts to feel better soon. How lovely of Daisy to give you a hand,bless her.
Thats a delightful card ! l think you have done a good job there,love the image too !
susan x


Hi Nikki
A gorgeous card and a cute image love the colours,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Nikki I do hope Martha is feeling better soon and you get some sleep as well.
Beautiful card and love your white, superb, such a lovely image too.
Hugs Linda

Mary J said...

Poor Martha - I hope she is better soon!

I love your card, so fresh and delightful!

Mandy said...

Hi Nikki,
Beautiful card...I like the white on white too..sweet image and i love the lace...Hope Martha get's better soon...
Mandy x

Michelle's Blog and Cards said...

Hi Nikki, I hope Martha is feeling much better soon the poor love :0)
Your card is lovely and you have pulled the white on white off brilliantly. I thought it was really clever using your big bite to do embossed dot!! Well done you!! Michelle x

karen said...

Really pretty, love the flowers and lace, Karenx

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Nikki - I think this is such a sweet and special little card! It would make such a touching new Baby Card or even a baby shower of little girl's birthday card! The delicate pink and white combo is so pretty!!!

I also thought this challenge would be hard, but once I started my card, it came out better than I expected. It's now a fun technique that I think, I'll use more often!

I love all the fabulous details you added to your card and think the flowers and lace are such a nice touch! It's really a lovely card!

Thanks for playing again and GOOD LUCK!!


Dora said...

Wow this is awesome, so elegant and sooo pretty. Love this style it's fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Stamp Fairy and good luck xxx

Donna said...

Wow Nikki, you've done white on white brilliantly, love the pretty lace too :) Donna x

Sharon Basel said...

Oh this is so adorable and looks so lovely in all white. You've done a great job adding texture with the flowers and lace and pearls in the absence of embossing folders, etc. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at StampFairy!
Sharon, SFDT