Friday, 16 September 2011

Whiteout

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It was my turn to set the challenge over on Polkadoodles this week, and as I love all white cards, my challenge is

WHITEOUT

Use all white on your card. Embossing, bling and glitter allowed but the very minimum of colour

This is what I came up with. I used one of my favourite Polkadoodles stamps, stamped it twice and layered one tree on top of another to give dimension. The whole thing was glittered. I used a scallop edge base card by Craftwork Cards, and for quickness, chopped off the scallops from another card for the top. The labels are by Nellie Snellen, and that layer was embossed with the Kars Snowflake embossing folder. Some snowy white card candi and I was done. Be sure to pop over to the challenge blog HERE to see all the gorgeous glittery snowy creations


I have been really busy finishing a few projects (can't-share-with-you-yet kinds of projects), and melting in the heat of the garage as I did so. I have one of these tower fans, which is quite efficient if it is close enough - the downside of that being if it's close enough to feel, bits of paper get blown all over the place, not to mention the glitter. What is it about glitter? How does the stuff get into impossible places? How does it settle so easily on my nose, eyes and chin so that I look constantly as if I am about to go clubbing, and yet is impossible to remove? How can Mike, who never ventures into my craft space, have little sparkly cheeks? How did the lasagne I made for dinner have an extra ingredient? It's a mystery......

40 comments:

martina's kaartjes said...

love this one, great !
greeting,s martina
x

Basteltante Ursula said...

wunder wunderschön.

Liebe Grüße
Ursula

kath said...

absolute white out gorgeousness...big hugs kath xxx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
i just love white cards
there always so elegant, you know
yours is gorgeous and i love the glitter, one of my favorite things
the special ingredient for the lasagne is love, hihihihihihi
hugs angelique

Glennis said...

Very elegant - there is something about all white!

Jessica said...

Lovely card En. You always do such a beautiful work...play actually! TFS

Claire Phillips said...

So agree with you about glitter En - Reuben swears I rub it on his beard in the middle of the night to give his collegues a giggle! Fab card - here's to a white Christmas! Cheers Claire x

Carol said...

Love the absolute beauty of your card enfys ... I am so glad that you selected "whiteout" as the theme ... like you, all white cards are my favs too. I simply adore the sheer elegance of them!

I know exactly what you mean about glitter and how it seems to get into the most impossible places, and "how" it gets there is a total mystery. At this very moment my poor kitty is all a twinkle from those glittery particles ... now how did that happen?

Hugz,
Carol

Nana Jo said...

I love all white cards too - so elegant.

mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

btrthaneva said...

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas! Really! It was only 38 degrees this morning - winter can't be far behind!
Beautiful whiteout card, Enfys...
RE: Promarkers, I'd love to start with the basic PMK1 set if Santa decides to come early!
Ho Ho Ho!!!
Seasons greetings,
Christelle
BtrThanEva@gmail.com

AShu93 said...

I always come home from SU with glitter on me (even if we don't use it on a project that night!) Something about the static.

marlene kiley said...

this card is stunning, can't beat cards made with simply white techniques.

Anonymous said...

I adore your "white" cards. Always so elegant. Just beautiful. Cheers. Joan

Donna said...

Hi Enfys!

Love the Whiteout Card and I did check on the other lovely's at Polkadoodles.

Your new blog look is absolutely adorable! Great job!

Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

misteejay said...

White always looks so elegent; doesn't it.

Beautiful card.

Toni xx

julie said...

gorgeous just gorgeous i love the white you make some lovely things hugs julie xx
julielazenby@ymail.com

Miranda said...

So Pretty!

southerncricutlady said...

Such a beautiful, elegant card! I added to you my blog roll just so I can always come back and visit. This is my first comment on your site but that doesn't mean I haven't enjoyed viewing your blog for a while now! Your cards are so inspiring.

Kim. said...

Firstly I love the new blog background and buttons.
Secondly the card is gorgeous, I am really loving these white on white cards.
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

I love the white on white...very pretty card...TFS! I've not seen the snowflake embossing folder...I'll have to add that to my never-ending wishlist. Thanks for sharing your talent w the rest of us!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten

Poots said...

Beautiful card!! It's amazing how much you can do without much color!! I am going to try this challenge myself!


peifert88@gmail.com

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful card! I love white on white. About that glitter, I have wondered the same thing. I also wonder how my great niece came to my house with a beautiful dress with glitter all over it, left it everywhere she sat and yet the dress looked like nothing was missing. How does that work?

The Miners said...

Very simple and easy to navigate! Great job!

DAwn M.

Patty said...

Loving the all white! It's one of my favorite colors or non colors! I'm a retired nurse and absolutely loved wearing my whites all clean and crisp....I miss it!
Love the crisp and clean look to your blog too!

Patty aka SouthernGypsy

Pamela A. said...

I really love this card Enfy's. I am going to try and make something simular for winter cards. Thanks for the inspiration. Your card is gorgeous! God bless and Smoochie hugs to you

freetimegone said...

I love the all white card. I also like the changes in your blog. You are so creative.

Diamond Doll said...

This is gorgeous Enfys,love all the sparkle.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Debbie said...

What a beautiful and elegant card, Enfys. Just lovely. Thanks for the inspiration and all your inspirations.

kisatrtle said...

this is a beautiful card

Staying Crafty said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Melodie said...

This is really a masterpiece.
Wonderful!!!!
Hugs
Melodie

cardchick's world said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!! I also luv all white.....you are so right...how come glitter will stay on and lipstick won't???

Tracey said...

I absolutely LOVE IT!!! The white out card is gorgeous too. X

Jillykins said...

Really like it very effective x

Ruby Taylor said...

This card is stunning! I can sympathize with the glitter...my two fur babies run around sparkly all the time!!!

Neesey said...

Liken the look a lot. Your new blog set up is pretty nifty too!

kathr said...

This card is gorgeous Enfys, I love the white on white look, and you have caught it perfectly...love it...
hugz KATH..

Nana Donna said...

What a stunning Christmas card. I love the all white. And you are too funny about the glitter but I know what you mean

On another note thank you for commenting on my blog for the flower card I did not care much about. I love love that you said it was "funky" and that is exactly what it is now I feel it better about it as it now has it own word LOL Thanks so much
Hugs Donna
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Marty said...

This is a gorgeous card I love the white out concept.

Carol said...

would love to win the Christmas CD, love reading your blog each day, brings a smile!!!! See you next week, Carol