Saturday, 11 January 2014

Black and white mystic

One sweet challenge for January is 'black and white'. Having had a package of loads of  Sweet Pea Stamps come through the post a couple of days ago I thought I had no excuse but to take part (well, I already had quite a few that I could have used anyway).

Here is the package I received - a grab bag of Sweet Pea stamps that only worked out at slightly over £1.00 a stamp, even accounting for international shipping - bargain!

So I used 'mysic' by Rachel Anderson, colouring with a combination of copics and spectrum noir pens. I also used a metallic silver pen for the moon and for touches to the wings. I used a double sided paper ' Wbony & Alabaster' Breakfast at Tiffany's by Black Market Paper Society, on to a black A5 landscape card that was cut away on the right front to reveal the inside, with the image half overlapping.  I put strips of Tim Holtz tissue tape down the left and right sides.The swirly netting flowers with pearls were from Poundland and the small shiny ones are prima spacers.

Difficult to get a photo that clearly shows the silvery wings:

I made this card for no other reason than the sheer pleasure of making it - and I enjoyed doing so.

This is also for:

Sunday stamper 289: dream
Fussy & fancy 105: monochromatic
LiaStampz 56: monochrome
Country view crafts January: monochromatic
Winter wonderland: monochrome
Emerald faeries 51: things with wings
Bunny Zoe December: wings
Whoopsi Daisy: make it girly
Sweet stampin: girly but no pink
Crafting from the heart 4: anything goes/use pearls or buttons
Open-minded crafting 1: use new toys
Pink gem 110: something new
Sugar creek hollow 77: something new
Inky impressions 141: something new
Try it on Tuesday: in with the new
The sisterhood of crafters: out with the old, in with the new - use new product
The house that stamps built DCC11: new to you
A creative romance: something new
Shelly: out with the old, in with the new
Great impressions January: use something new
Allways something creative 66: something new
The rubber buggy 15: anything goes
Little blue button January
One crazy stamper January: anything goes
Lacy sunshine 24: anything goes
Stamps & fun = creativity 184: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 37: anything goes
Inky chicks 20: anything goes
Loves rubber stamps 85: anything goes
Nutcrafters 59: anything goes
Stampotique 129: anything goes
Stamping dragon: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 120: anything goes
Penny's 159: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Sister act 39
Crafting by designs January: anything goes
Make it Monday 173


  1. Stunning card Hazel. Love the black and white. You'll have to tell me what other images you got. By getting these bargains over the years built up my Sweet pea Stamps collection. Enjoy!!! best wishes, kym xxx

  2. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin' with your lovely girl NO PINK card. Debbiex

  3. This is gorgeous Hazel I like the design and the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at Gem of a challenge and Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  4. WOW this is stunning Hazel! Great coloring/design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Out with the Old, In with the New’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  5. Really like this classy black and white card and sweet pea stamps are already a favorite.

  6. Fab monochrome card and a great shaped card. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. That is a great deal for all those awesome stamps! I just adore the way you have colored her up!!! The silver on the wings is just the perfect accent. Love the great embellishments as well!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  8. Lovely card Hazel. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy

  9. That sounds like a real bargain you got Hazel! Love your card and fab striking colour theme :)

  10. What a stunning card Hazel, beautiful image and your design is stunning. All those gorgeous stamps to play with..Hugs Lozzy xx

  11. A gorgeous monochrome piece just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland, thank you for joining us
    hugs Kate xx
    ps I have new release candy if you are interested :)

  12. Very nice. Love the black & white theme + all the layers and elements you have used. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  13. What a lovely image! Love the monochrome.

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

    -Angeline DT

  14. Gorgeous!!
    thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

  15. I love the black and white colors you used! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

  16. You have create not only an elegant card, but a piece of art, too! I just love this so much! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique "Something New" challenge this month!

  17. You have create not only an elegant card, but a piece of art, too! I just love this so much! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique "Something New" challenge this month!

  18. Gorgeous card Hazel, love the monochrome look
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

  19. What a fun card and a great design! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

  20. Very Pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at Inky Impressions Challenge Blog. Good Luck! - Sandy, DT Member

  21. This is a fabulous card Hazel, great design.
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.

  22. A stunning card, Thank you for joining the TIOT Challenge, hugs Bee

  23. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

  24. Beautiful card, Hazel! The silver wings are fabulous! Thanks for joining us again at Lia Stampz! :o)

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  26. Hi Hazel, What a lovely and beautiful card. And wow.. what a great stash you have now from the grabbag. Have fun with the stamps! Thank you for entering your card at One Sweet Challenge "Black and White". We wish you good luck and ofcourse we hope to see you back soon. Sylvia, DT-member

  27. lovely card :) thanks for joining Penny's challenge this week!! Steph DT -

  28. great monochromatic card, you did a wonderful job, loved this super cute, Thanks so much for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Loves Rubber Stamps, I hope to see more of your amazingly wonder projects in future events and challenges. Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

  29. Wonderful mono card love the layout, quite elegant. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  30. Beautiful card love the monochrome look and very elegant. Thankyou for joining our challenge at crafting from the heart.
    DT/co-owner x

  31. A bargain and a fantasic card love the black and white,gorgeous image and silvery wings,great papers and must look out for those gorgeous netting flowers-thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  32. Gorgeous card Hazel, love those papers too, I think I have some lurking in my stash from 193 years ago, you know, when you buy papers and cannot bring yourself to cut into them... that lol thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  33. This is gorgeous! Love those silvery wings.. stunning!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us for our first challenge at Open-Minded!!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  34. Such a lovely card Hazel. I just love black and white...a really classy combination don't you think? Thanks for sharing your card with us at Lia Stampz!

  35. Stunning card Hazel! I adore the image and such a tranquil card too. That was some haul of stamps too :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  36. Such a lovely elegant card. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  37. such an elegant monochrome card, thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow

  38. what a lovely card, loving the silver wings!

  39. those flowers! Thanks for joining us over at Nutcrafters, hope to see you next time!
    hugs Jo x

  40. Great mono work thanks for joining us at a creative romance hugs Rebekah xx

  41. This card is just perfect. I love the image and the mono look you have created. truly stunning work. Thank you for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon, Hugs Tina (DT) xx

  42. Lovely entry to our Monochromatic theme at Country View Crafts - thank you for joining us! xxx


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