Saturday, 7 January 2012

Wags n Whiskers- White on White

The challenge this fortnight over at Wags n Whiskers challenge is white on white with a splash of one colour.
I have never made a white on white card and I was a bit nervous about making this card, especially since I wasn't using any designer papers!!, but I really enjoyed making it and I quite like the way it turned out, so I think I will have to make some more :)

 I only own a few embossing folders and never really use them, but I got two news ones for Christmas so this card was the perfect excuse to use one of them :)
I used the Cuttlebug swirl folder (not sure what it's proper name is) and the other one that my image is on is the one I got for Christmas. I had never seen this make before but Barry got it for me in a little craft shop in Stonehaven (after asking what I would like and me saying to get me a new die! lol. He didn't know the difference and bought me 2 embossing folders instead! typical man!!! lol), but they are really pretty. The one I have used is the swirl frame by Bringing Crafts-Too you, and then I stamped, coloured (with Promarkers of course) and cut out my WnW's image to stick in the frame.
I was going to stamp her in the frame straight onto the card, but she was a little too big so I had to cut her out and stick her on instead.

This little cutie is Wee Ones- Happy Day which is available to buy at Bunny Zoe's or if you are in the US or Canada, you can get her at Stamp and Create. I used the rubber stamp, but you can also get her and all of the other Wags N Whiskers stamps in digi form.
Oh and I just noticed that this little cutie is on sale at Bunny Zoe's right now with a huge 25% off!!! :)

I used some paper flowers from my stash, a pearl brad and some flourish die cuts made with a Marianne Designs die.

The gorgeous butterflies are all from Little Snippets. Aren't they gorgeous?!!
The beaded crotchet butterflies can be found here. The ones in the listing are cream, but Ger can do them in any colour for you, just ask :)
The lace applique butterfly I cannot find in the store just now, but there is all sorts of other butterflies and Ger has sooo many different patterns that it would be impossible to list them all, so if you really want ones the same as these (because let's face it they are gorgeous!! :)) you can covo Geraldine and tell her that you would like some of the ones you saw on my card. Edited to add: The white lace applique butterflies are not back in stock and you can find them here
The beautiful white double faced satin ribbon is also from Little Snippets and you can find that here.
I added a little ready made bow with pearls on top of my big bow.

If you haven't been to check out the Little Snippets store lately, you must go have a look! Ger had listed some lush ribbons, pretty rose buds, pearl trim, hat pins (which you could embellish with any of the snippets or beads etc), raffia and of course lots of lovely embroidered and crotchet "snippets".

That's it from me today, if you got to the bottom of this post, you really deserve a medal!! lol
Thanks for stopping by :)


Céline said...

HI Lora,
your card is absolutly amazing, i think white on white is so hard to do for me! that i found this card so beautifull! fab crochet butterflies !

Joey said...

Lora this is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous layout and lovely embellies. Joey x

Ellie said...

Super sweet card Lora. Love the all white and the embossing looks beautiful. And I love those crocheted butterflies.
Good for you that you got some new crafting goodies for christmas, even though it wasn't what you had asked for. I don't think there are many men out there that would know the difference between an embossing folder or a die.

Geraldine said...

Lora, this is a fabulous card - I have added it to the photos on the beaded butterfly listing on Etsy if you want to have a peep. The white butterflies were sold a few days ago but they are back again now!
Thank you for using my embellies so brilliantly.
Ger x

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful card! I love all the white and all the white details!

Jaspere said...

The idea of white on white terrifies me *LOL* How did you make it look so effortless? Its gorgeous.

Brigitte said...

WOW Lora, I love your white on white card!!! I have such a hard time with them but you did it justice. For the cheesecloth, did you ever try to look into the jam making part of a store? Hugs, Brigitte