Thursday, 2 February 2012

Grey, red and white - just because

I was determined to enter a card for Enfys' first challenge - the theme of which is black, red and white or grey, red and white. I saw that a few entries had used black so I plumped for grey 'just because' - I sometimes do things 'just because' :)
I took umpteen photos of this flipping card because to me the image looks 'wonky' - I even got the ruler out again to double check but it's absolutely straight. So, I'm just gonna have to live with the best I can do - this camera is likely to take a trip into space with my toe behind it before long!

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- backing paper from a Papermania Capsule Collection Mono Paper pack - which looked like lace to me so I punched one edge using a Martha Stewart deep lace edge punch

- the lovely heart stamp is by Penny Black, called 'Love Is the Message'. Shame on me, I've had this for ages and might have used it just once before :( inked it with a Brilliance Dewdrops Ink Pad called 'Pearlescent Poppy'

- the red backing card came from my stash of Core'dinations card stock

- grey ribbon from stash

- red pearls also from stash, bought in Hobbycraft

I've spotted a few challenges currently running that I'd like to enter this into, although usually I just go for one challenge at a time. They are:

Going Buggy challenge - Black or Grey plus Red and White

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Floral Frenzy
For this challenge you had to use a PB stamp and have flowers somewhere on your creation, either the image itself or the card. I hope I covered that OK :)?

Oldie but a Goodies Challenge - Have a Heart
The stamp I used is well over six months old, yikes - as well as everything else on this card!!

Allsorts Challenge - One or more Hearts 

Edit: My watchful buddy Sarn has alerted me to the fact that this would also cover St. Luke's Hospice Challenge for this month which is Love and Lace



Cath Wilson said...

Stunning colour combo - love this x

Annie said...

That is really stunning Di. I love the colour combo.
A x
ps please check out my today's post

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous with a capital 'G'...I love the grey red and white! Fabuloooooooous, has the camera reached the moon yet??? xxx

mamapez5 said...

I love your card Di. I think black can be a bit harsh and grey is much softer and warmer. Yours is the second card I've seen this week using the lovely Penny Black stamp. It is gorgeous, and yours looks straight enough to me (That's from someone who is renowned for having something wonky on all her cards!). Kate x

Sarn said...

Totally fab card Di.

You can also enter this one into St Lukes' . . . Love and Lace theme this month and this is perfect for it.

Enfys said...

Stunning card Di, love that you used the grey option, and the little gems on the punched border. Thanks so much for entering the challenge, and good luck

Irene said...

Brilliant and beautiful card Di. I love the colours and the punched edge. The little sparkly gems add the perfect touch.

Tara Cardwell said...

What a gorgeous card! So glad Sandra pointed you at our challenge - hope you come back to play every month :-)
Tara (aka Craftilicious)
St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

Carol said...

Stunning card Di, love the colour combo. Carol x

Hettie said...

A very beautiful and striking card Di. Grey paper is not something I use alot. You have used it to perfection!
Odd question for you, how is it that our homes are filled with multiple colours yet when we empty the hoover/dyson or whatever, the dust is always grey - oh and a little glitter even if we haven't used it for months?!!

Gill xx said...

Lovely card the grey and red go so well together, not so harsh as black. It looks straight to me, so be kind to yor camera!!!

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Try putting it on your scanner and copy it from there. It should look straight the. the only time you can't do that is if the card has thicker embellishments. Then it goes out of focus. xx Maggie

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Di,

I will have to look for silicone glue as I don't have any. Thanks for the "interpretation".

Your card looks so lovely. I like the grey with the red and white. Very nice.

You'll have to put Guadlupe Rubber Stamp Co. on your list when you are in Santa Fe. If you click on the name on my post it will take you to their site.


PS I saw Annie's post where you offered to help her with the wedding invites -- how I wish I lived in your neighborhood -- hopping back and forth between you two!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Di
Gorgeous card...i hace only stamped this in Black .....gorgeous in RED.....Must try it ....
Thanks for taking part in St. Lukes Challenge...
Hugs sylvie

Bernie said...

This is breathtaking Di! Love the color combo and that heart is stunning!

Peggy said...

Hello Di. I love that stamp and what you have done with it. Gorgeous! Wish I had seen this before I made my Valentine cards.
Hugs Dee xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Di, love the red heart and the grey papers, all looks stunning.

Kath x

DesignerDiva said...

I love your little card Di, the punched edge is perfect!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie this challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie xx

Sandra H said...

Stunning card Di, l like the 3 colours and the image is beautiful and your die cut is striking and just finishes the card of perfectly:) Sandra H

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, you're my last stop for today, goodness knows why it's taken me so long to get here, but here I am and your card is gorgeous - love the grey/red/white combo and the punched border is beautiful. I spend ages trying to get the shot right too ... it's the cameras, it's definitely not us :)) Elizabeth x

Deborah Frings said...

This is so elegant - I do like the grey - more subtle than black. The heart is really pretty and the punched lace border is super! So glad you joined us at St Luke's!

Gillian R said...

Fabulous card Di. The stamped image is gorgeous.

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous card your floral frenzy...why does the camera sometimes do make things look wonky...thanks for joining the Penny Black Saturday gang this week...hugs kath xxx

Mummylade said...

this is such a classy card! Thank you for joining the Allsorts challenge and good luck!

Laura said...

Gorgeous card Di, its so annoying when you can't get the photo right when the card looks perfect in true light isnt it!? This still looks great though and the colour scheme works brilliantly with the theme xxx

jenny said...

Lovely elegant card......gorgeous colours.
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny xx

MicheleV said...

your card is beautiful - i love everything about it!

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Gorgeous card, love the lace effect of the border :)

sara said...

beautiful card love that heart stamp thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
hugs sara x

Lynne said...

A gorgeous card and so pretty in grey. Good old Sarn eh, pointing you in our direction. Thanks so much for joining us at St Lukes. See you next month?
Lynne xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

I love this stamp and what a beautiful card. Thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes


Jenny said...

Your card is beautiful, grey makes such a soft alternative to black! Love the lacy border too.
Thanks for joining us at St Luke's this month :0)
Jenny x

Zoe Tant said...

Lovely card Di and perfect for all those challenges. Zx