Sunday, 29 November 2009

White Christmas for DCM

On Daring cardmakers this week, the dare is to make a white card, you were allowed a bit of colour on stamps or sentiments, but I set myself the challenge of trying to make a totally white card, and except for a bit of bronze inking to define the edges, managed to do it. The trees were cut from the Christmas Cheer cartridge at 4", 3 and 2". and all the layers were run through the cuttlebug, using the snowflakes and snow folders
I added pearls rather than 'diamonds' as they added to the white look

everything was 'popped' to separate the layers and give it a bit of dimension

and still the gorgeous handmade birthday cards keep coming, this lovely apron is from Eileen, an online friend who has become a 'real life' friend, as she lives just a few miles from one of my sons, so we have been able to meet up....

this lovely card is from Denyze (love that image Den), another blog friend who has turned from virtual into reality, she lives locally to me, so we have been on a couple of crafty shopping outings together..........

and lastly from Jules, a longtime blog friend, who recently became a teamie of mine over on Funky Hand, I love the symmetry of this card, so clever. Thank you all so much x


So the shopping frenzy is over, and believe it or not, I do not have a shopping experience to share with you, unusual I know - that is if you don't count the people in walmart at 5 a.m who had fallen out of bed and gone black friday shopping in their pyjamas. Oh and the horrible grandmother in another store who kept clipping her toddler grandson SO hard around the ear, poor little chap. When he reached over and hit her (which of course was what he was being taught to do), she gave him such a whack. I glared and glared at her, until I remembered that guns are legal here and she looked like the type of woman who probably had a big old gun hidden somewhere in her pyjamas, so I moved to another line pretty fast. Apart from that, it was all quite cheery, and quite good fun




35 comments:

melanie said...

wow!!! That white card is GORGEOUS! love love love it!

Kris L said...

Oh En I just all white cards and this is certainly beautiful...Kris

Lythan said...

I love that card so much. the inking just gives it, well, the edge!

Craftyanny said...

Well done with the all white Enfys, it's quite a feat isn't it and it's a fab card to boot
Anne x

Linda/Sanddollars said...

Another beauty! All white looks so elegant especially with the pearls. Your post made me giggle although I feel sorry for that little fellow too.

lisa said...

I love your white card En, it looks fantastic. White on white is great but can be quite scary to think about can't it.
You have a very talented bunch of friends, their cards are amazing.
Glad you had an uneventful shopping spree.

Lisax

Kim said...

I love the white card. It is great to see a card in one colour that isn't boring. Instead it is really nice.

Greetz Kim

Cheryl said...

wow hun love the card you have made its stunning love those trees,all the other cards are gojus too hugs cheryl xxxxx

Judith said...

Beautiful cards as always!
As for your shopping experience, how much would you have liked someone to come alone and give her a wack round the ear then cuff her and take her away whilst in the mean time that poor little child (who prob goes through worse behind closed doors) get show some real love and is treated in the way children should be. x

Loopylou!! said...

en i love your christmas card, its so pretty with those pearls on and your birthday cards look lovely too. hope you are relaxing and putting your feet up after all that shopping xxx

Kathy said...

All the layers on the White Christmas card work so beautifully. The card is stunning on screen and I bet it looks even more gorgeous irl.

Your birthday cards are lovely - you have some very talented friends

Melodie said...

Hello Enfys,
your new cards are again so beautiful. The white one is a dream.
Hugs
Melodie

cjsmom said...

beautiful white card! i love all the detail!

Margie said...

Oh my goodness, Enfys! That card is so stunning! Awesome take on that challenge! Love those cards that you are receiving, each one is so different and special. Let's all pray that Santa is keeping an eye on that wicked old grandmother!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

ROFL. Oh Enfys you so funny. I love the white on white card. And how fun you have met Eileen.

Lean said...

Lovely white card you made i like the 3d efect.
bye bye,Lean.

HCJC said...

This is more than 'All White'(all right)Love it! HCJC.

Kath said...

gorgeous card en and what a horrible grandma....poor little mite....hugs kath xxxx

Sue said...

gorgeous card hun luv the embossing, like the white on white cards, sue,x

Biscuitlid said...

love your white card, so clean and lovely

Victoria
x

aardvarkpest said...

Lovely white card. The pearls are just right rather than diamonds.

Glenda

Jan McConnell said...

Ens,another brilliant card. I have always loved the classic look of all white. And I just knew we could count on another story. Hey I think you have a few degrees on us here in Bradenton. Nice to freshen the air a bit, but it can leave before too long.

Tink said...

I love the white on white look. It came out beautiful.

Sheila said...

It's amazing how beautiful you can make all white look - a very lovely card.
God Bless!

Jules said...

Hi En

Loving your white card - I am quite into these at the moment and they have been very popular with my card customers too.

So pleased that my birthday wishes finally arrived with you.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful card, love it.
luv
Debby

Kelly said...

Love ALL the cards but the white card is simply stunning!

LisaRN499 said...

Your all white card is stunning!!!! The other cards are just beautiful and adorable!!! Thanks for sharing..and yes..watch out for crazy women shopping in their pjs..they can be a scary lot! ;)

PS..nothing to fear from me..my flannel pj pants have no room for a gun. (only to the dollar store, yes I know..still tacky, Stacy London would be having a heart attack if she read this!)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Enfys, I adore the white on white. Looks so classy. Also you're getting some nice cards coming! Firends are great!

Carol said...

WOW ... Enfys, I really love your all white card ... It looks so rich and elegant in all it's snow white splendor. In fact, all the cards are wonderful ... thanx for sharing all the special talent!
Hugz,
♥Carol♥

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card unusual but really lovely. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

DonnaMundinger said...

This is just stunning En! I just love the crispness of all white. I'm not one to brave the crowds on Black Friday, didn't go into SF until 4:00 PM. Lots fun though! People really shop in their p,j.'s? YIKES! xxD

Riet said...

Ohh Enfys,what a beautiful card,so chique.

Hugs Riet.x

SueH said...

Oh Enfys, your ‘All White’ card is just so beautiful.
The trees are fab and the pearls were a right decision I think, they look perfect.

Sue
x

Lea L. said...

This is beautiful...I just love those trees! Great job with the Daring Cardmakers white challenge!

♥Lea