Friday, 13 June 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards – Black, White & 1 Other Colour

Hello, how are things? Hope all you UK bods are enjoying this glorious weather we’re currently having! Fab isn’t it! Best get my toenails painted then!! J

I’m here today to let you know that there is a new challenge starting over on the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards challenge blog and our theme this fortnight is Black, White and 1 Other Colour!

Our sponsor this time is the wonderful A Day for Daises 
and they very generously allowed the DT to pick an image each to work with (what a task that was, I think I changed my mind 8 times!!).

So in the end I chose the uber gorgeous Pearls in My Hair
Now this design caused me quite a bit of heartache I must say. Why? Well it was all because I finally had to cut up (sniff) my yummy scrummy (sniff!) Eau de Nil papers (sniff!) from Papermania (blub!)! I have looked at them, stroked them, ooed and aaahed over them for the past week or so but always put them back safe and sound in the drawer! But not now! Oh no, I brutally hacked 2 of them to pieces with my dies and guillotine! What a monster I am!!!

Dies/Punches:  Tonic ‘Nesting Ovals’ & ‘Nesting Rectangles’ – Crafty Individuals ‘In a Gilded Cage’ – X-cut mini butterfly palm punch
Paper/Card: Neenah Solar White - Papermania ‘Eau de Nil’ (may they forgive me) – American Crafts
Colouring/Ink: Spectrum Noir markers and pencils – ‘Peacock Feathers’ DI
Others: White Silky Crush ribbon – Liquid Pearls - Gems

I hope you will join us for this great challenge. Check out the blog for all the wonderful DT inspiration and play along!

Thanks so much for looking and have a fabby day!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #22: Anything Goes
THE PAPER NEST DOLLS – Challenge#12: Anything Goes
DIGI CHOOSDAY – Week #23: Use 2 Papers
CRAFT-DEE BOWZ – June Challenge: Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow
CRAFTY BLOGGERS – June Challenge: Bingo (I've gone with column A)
GLITTER ‘N’ SPARKLE – Challenge #88: Use a Digi
SCRIBBLE AND SCRAP – Challenge# 20: Always Anything Goes
DIE CUTTIN’ DIVAS – Challenge #169: Black Plus 1 Other Colour
INKY IMPRESSIONS – Challenge #163: For the Girls
CRAFTY RIBBONS – Challenge #93: Anything Goes With Ribbon


  1. recommend Eau de Nil then?!! Fab card Jane, I love that image and your die cuts, as usual, look great. Have fun painting the toe nails, mine are teal at the moment!! xx

  2. This is beautiful,lovely design and

  3. Dear Jane...this card is so beautifu...I like the color and all details :))
    Hug, Jana

  4. Such an elegant and clever creation Jane. I love this.

  5. Stunning and elegant car, have a lovely weekend cheers Sue N x

  6. Wow this is just beautiful Jane, love the colour combo...did you put your name down for my candy on my new blog...xx
    The Journey is the Start

  7. Just gorgeous, Jane. Love the way you've double layered the dies.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x (GDT)

  8. Beautiful card Jane! Love (and might neeeeeed) those lovely papers, fab layout too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  9. Stunning card Jane, love your amazing colouring and those papers are so scrummy.

    Donna x

  10. Beautiful card,great image and papers.

    Thank you so much for joining us at G n S.

    Tracey DTxx

  11. This is gorgeous Jane. I love the image, and also the papers. Hey I work on the theory now, if I do not use my nice papers I have no excuse to buy more! Happy Sunday. Judy x

  12. so stunning jane.i love this beautiful image and your soft blue and black combo is fabulous ;D

    xx coops xx

  13. Great image and wonderful coloring. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ June challenge.

  14. This card is stunning! I like the way you offset the two dies, the choice of papers is also great! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz! Ingrid, the GDT x

  15. Stunning, stunning Jane. I'm so glad you did cut up your papers because now we get to see them and used in such a beautiful way :) (Throws you a tissue to wipe your eyes). I love the shadow effect on the birdcage. Hugs xx

  16. Beautifully done card Jane! The papers you chose are gorgeous and elegant!! Thanks for joining us this week over at Die Cuttin Divas!!

  17. Gorgeous! I adore the colours. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  18. This is beautiful the image is just gorgeous and the bird cage is fab!

    Vic x

  19. Thank you for joining in the CBN challenge with this stunning card and good luck.x

  20. Hi Jane, was about to mail you but I seem to have lost you details in the crossover to a new computer and your profile is Google Circles which doesn't seen to give mail info etc., like the normal blogger.

    So can you drop me a mail please

    B x

  21. A beautiful card. The image is wonderful. Don't feel too bad at cutting up the gorgeous papers, you've put them to excellent use.
    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

  22. OHH sweetie this is just gorgeous!! hugs Pops x x

  23. Oh, Jane -- how beautiful - not just the color combination, but the entire scene is gorgeous and peaceful. Love the black and white layers, creating the dimension and magic in your design, and the details like the little bird perched on the bird cage are amazing. I always envy your ability to shade and create highlights.

    Thank you for your recent, encouraging comment on my blog. I do hope that I can visit more frequently in the future! hugs, de


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. I read and appreciate each and every one. Huge hugs Jane xx