Monday, 7 May 2012

X-mas Games !


Well what an amazing Bank Holiday, weather wise we have all had - NOT, in fact the flipping sun had the cheek to show it's head for the first time at 2pm today !!!- gee what use is that i ask you ??? We went out yesterday in the drizzle to a Food Fair and today we went for a walk in an Arboretum, as they had a Bluebell walk on and we could take Whisper on the lead.

I must confess for an Xmas card, this is not the first one i normally pick up, but as there are a couple of Black And White Challenges on at the moment, it was ideal. I've embossed the 2 different sections with CB 'Ice Crystals' and 'Snowflakes' onto white pearlescent card corners and border are an MS 'Snowflake' punch - black card is Bazzill bling and sentiment is PB 'Crystalline'

Today's Card And Challenges :

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 153 is 'Black And White'

My Mum's Craft Shop - where Challenge No: 55 is 'Embossing'

ABC Christmas - where 'I is for Icy Inspiration .......'

Jingle Belles - where the Challenge is 'Embossing Round The Christmas Tree'

Penny Black Saturday Friends - where Challenge No: 200 is 'Case It and this time it's Jenny's design'

Stampavie And More - where the Challenge is 'Monochrome'

Image - Penny Black - 'X-mas Games'
Sentiment - Penny Black - 'Crystalline Transparent Set'
Embossed - CB - 'Snowflakes' and 'Ice Crystals'
Punched Border and Corner - MS - 'Snowflakes'
Snow - Flowersoft - 'Polar White'
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Catherine said...

Fab card, love the embossing...

amanda stokes said...

Hi Sam,
Gorgeous card,fab image and details :) x

Fluffles said...

Not seen this guy before, but he's cool! Love black & white & you've done a great job casing Jenny's card, Jx

susiestacey said...

perfect for the weather at the mo.....blooming freezing, Great card Sam x Susan x

Sue said...

This looks amazing, and I wouldn't have ever picked black and white for a Christmas card!
Love the penguin and all your details.


Claire said...

Delightful card Sam - looks fab in black and white. Hugs, Claire x

kay said...

this is superb sam,hope we get some sun soon,x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sam, I love the black and white and the sweet penguin.
Kevin xx

brenda said...

Wasn't the bank holiday weather appalling Sam, in fact when it started raining here yesterday lunchtime it forgot to stop until just now and it still looks like more to come. Florida or somewhere similar sounds a very good option right now.

On to your card and it's just great, beautifully clean and crisp.

Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Sam

A fab layout and I love your punch work! The corners look great.

Your image, as you say, is just perfect for monochrome challenges.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

The hehehe fabulous card and great take on our icy inspiration pictures, glad you had a good weekend that bluebell walk sounds brilliant too! Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

coops said...

gorgeous card sam,fab embossing and i love the fun penguin :D

xx coops xx

Clair said...

Lovely card...just perfect for the weather we're having at mo! xxx

lauren bergold said...

what an utterly ♥GORGEOUS♥ take on the b&w xmas card challenge... as well as being a brilliant use of those two e/f's! (& BONUS POINTS for perfect use of flower soft to make totally REAL-looking snow!!!) :)

Lee said...

Love this lil pengi.Great card.hope you are ok hun.Hugs xx

Carissa said...

Aww, how cute is that snowman. Lovely card. Thanks for playing on the ABC Christmas Challenge. Carissa :)
PS – I have candy on my blog

SmilynStef said...

Love the monochromatic design ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

kath said...

Hi Sam loving your monochrome card..that penguin is so adorable...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card Sam and its so cute.

tilly said...

love this in black and white, a real wow factor, more rain and frost to come lol