Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Sparkles Monthly 'Monochromatic' Challenge

Good morning all. I hope today finds you all well even though the weather is not being to kind on us and spreading lots of colds around. 

It feels like forever since I have been on here, what with some nice person hacking my blogger account and keeping my locked out for over a week grrr, they drive me crazy what do they achieve apart from deleting a couple of posts and the hassle of getting back on NOTHING so what's the point. We then had our son and his family moving from Essex to Lincolnshire, they are finally all settled and happy in their new home. Now all I need is to keep my daughter out of hospital and eating (she is pregnant and cannot keep a thing down so is spending most of her time in hospital attached to a drip) oh and if she lived nearer than the 3 hour drive it is to get to her that would help lol.

Anyhow, enough of the rambling back to the matter in hand. This month at Sparkles Monthly we are challenging you to 'Monochromatic' so make anything you like just as long as it is all in one colour shade. We have a great sponsor this month in Crafty Ribbons and here is a little about them.

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For my card I decided to make the base from a sheet of Bazzill cutting it down to 6" x 12" and folding it top to bottom. I then used the Kaisercraft 'Script' stamp on the top and bottom section stamping it with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink although it doesn't show up very well in the photo. I added a strip of Dotted Bazzill to the middle before adding this lovely Loni Leah Designs die cut with a Create With TLC freebie sentiment in the middle. A few gems to finish it off, this was really easy to make and yet I like the effect and simplicity of it.

Card Stock - Bazzill
Die Cut - Silhouette Store by Loni Leah Designs 'Dotted Flourish Label' i.d num 21566
Sentiment - Create With TLC 'Freebie'
Gems - Anita's Gem Wheel

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Mema's Craft - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - My Sentiments Exactly
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Keep It Simple
Creative Moments - Circles
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Silhouette Challenge - Anything Goes

That's all from me, off to catch up with a few of you.


shaz earl said...

Fabulous card Kim, love the diecut and colour
sorry to hear you got hacked hope you have managed to recover everything.
Fully understand how you feel about your Daughter mine moved a 4 hour drive away i feel so helpless when she is taken ill, hope your Daughter feels better and the sickness stops soon
hugs Shaz xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh its so good to have you back missus, have missed you! Even though I have spoke to you on the phone, real weird you not being on blogger xx

Gorgeous card, love the flourish is fab!
Hugs Shell xx
11 days to go whoop!!

Lesley said...

Great card Kim, a lovely shade of blue!

Sorry to hear your account got hacked, what a nightmare. Also hope your daughter feels better soon.


Claire said...

What a fab design and a great colour - love it. Hugs, Claire x

Unknown said...

Hi Kim, what a gorgeous colour and a really elegant card.

Sorry to hear your blogger was hacked, must admit don't quite understand what the hackers get from doing that - apart from annoying the blogger!!!


Jo said...

Fabulous that swirl! Sorry to hear about your computer problems & best wishes for your Daughter....hope she feels better real soon.
Hugs Jo x

Mema's Crafts said...

Fabulous Card Kim. Great use of the dies and color combo. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Mema's Crafts.

alex said...

Lovely design and a great colour combo, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

Alex (DT)

DesignerDiva said...

Wow Kim this is really stunning! If you keep this up I'm gonna want a silhouette! Lol it is totally gorgeous
Hugs Laurie x

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Nana said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges

Have a creative day.
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Migdalia said...

Absolutely Gorgeous as well as Stunning!
Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges
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CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
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Joey said...

Fab card Kim, such striking colours. Thanks for joining us at The paper shelter. Joey xx

Margie said...

Sorry to hear you've been having some problems - hope things are getting better now. Your card is really bright and cheerful - thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges and good luck.

Karen said...

So pretty! Love how you added the bling! Thanks for playing along at Silhouette Challenges! :)


Laurart said...

Such an elegant card! Lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx