Thursday, January 19, 2017

It's in Black and White.

We had  some  mishaps yesterday with the bathroom installation. Firstly the bath panel when taken from it's packaging was found to be broken both ends. Fortunately the store had one in stock so  installers were able to get another one. Then they unwrapped the bathroom mirror and we found that the manufacturer had misquoted the actual size it was in the catalogue and it could only be hung one way which would be the wrong way for the space available. The store only had one other mirror in the correct size but not one in stock so couldn't check which way the fixings went (which is critical ).
In the end I went on line and found a (near enough the same ) mirror the correct size which would hang vertically. Being delivered express delivery tomorrow.  Then to cap it all the road digger working on next doors BT line cut through the BT cable of the house opposite so now have two houses to fix. Watch this space for further updates!!!!!
Anyway onto todays cards which are my DT examples for the new  Perfectly Created Chaos challenge #9  Black,White + 1 colour. 

1st card is a Joy Fold Card.
I have used card card stock for the base and then layered up each section with black and red card stock. I bought the little Westie Dog by Britannia dies back at the NEC show last year and have been waiting for a challenge to come up so  that I could make using black and white for the dogs. 

 Inside folds of the card.opened up. I cut a small tag using my SU tag topper punch. The sentiments are Glitterations  by Papermania.

 The whole of the card opened up.

Entering above card into these challenges:
Tuesday Taggers #Anything but square. 
Fab 'n' Funky # Must use ribbon.
Inspiration Destination #120 Anything goes.
Creative Knockouts #177 Finish inside.
Craft Rocket Challenges #31 Add a bow.
Card Mania #88 Layer it.
Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.

2nd card uses a Dover Clip Art silhouette  called 'Lady with Dog' 079. Base card is made with black card stock and layered with red and then the image. I have given the little dog a  neck bow using red cord. 

Entering this card only into the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Crafty Creations #333 Anything goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty #312 Anything goes.
Country View Challenges # Anything goes.
Crafty Girlz Challenges # Anything goes.
Get Creative #54 Anything goes.
Love To Craft #6 Anything goes.


  1. You must be really needing to escape into your crafting, these cards are wonderful. I hope they've taken your mind off things. And I hope things start to go more smoothly for you. We've got somebody coming to draw up plans next week, but only for the cloakroom this time so it shouldn't be TOO disruptive (famous last words)

  2. What a nightmare with your bathroom! Keep reminding yourself that it will all be worth it when it's finished. Two brilliant cards, I especially love the first one with all the decoration inside as well as the outside. xx

  3. Such great card ! I think you should get away while you still can and only come back when everything is fixed !

  4. Love the cards Valery...fav is the brightly coloured first one...loving the die cuts.Hope things get sorted with the bathroom I just can't pluck up the courage to do ours....xxxx

  5. What a nightmare - just be thankful it wasn't your BT cable they cut! Not surprised you've been crafting! Great selection of cards.

  6. Just on a catch up Mrs A. Oh! you have been having a traumatic time with the bathroom refurb. Let's hope nothing else goes wrong.
    At lease you're still able to craft and great cards too - love the sassy lady.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  7. Hi Mrs A I hope your bathroom and phone get sorted out soon. Both of your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Oh my!! Such a horrible time for you! Seems that all the things for your home go wrong! Hope that you have your new bathroom soon!
    Your two black & white & red cards are both so striking!! Love expecially the design of the first one with the scottish doggies and the pocket with the tag, so clever!

  9. Look on the bright side Mrs A.... at least those pesky elves aren't around to try their hands at a bit of DIY! Two super cards and I love that little Westie xx

  10. Oh gosh, if I didn't know better I would think that the elves were back and into their mischief with all the things that are going wrong with your bathroom. Sometimes you wonder if "improvements and up-grades" are really worth the trouble they bring.
    Really gorgeous cards, love the doggie images and the Lady with dog, great colour choice too.

    Kath x

  11. Sorry your bathroom improvement has been so challenging. Your card designs are really lovely.

    Hugs Diane

  12. ah, these renovations, I hope all will go well in the future!
    your cards are lovely, great colour combinations.
    hugs xx

  13. Oh dear, how awful for you having things go wrong. But at least you managed to find something that would fit your space. I love both of your cards and the lovely little dogs on them.

    Sue xx

  14. Lovely cards Mrs A! And having gone through our en suite refurb with all the traumas you have my sincere sympathy! Told you we had the same with a damaged bath from W - it's always sorted out but hassle you truly don't need on top of all the upheaval! And, the eagles have landed back in Hampshire BTW :)


    Di xx

  15. I love black & white with a splash of color--just thinking about doing that, in fact. Your 1st card is absolutely darling--just love those puppy dogs! The 2nd card is really fun--sure isn't what I look like walking Fritz--haha! Hoping things improve with the remodeling--there's always something!

  16. oh those fun colors on your card make me happy, along with the black and white silhouette images of the doggies. I feel your pain on the bathroom issues - nothing like that ever goes smoothly anymore for anyone it seems. Glad you found a replacement online - whew!

  17. Great colours...bright and bold the combo with the black!

    Second one made me smile...we all know dog lovers like that!

  18. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge …………..

  19. Fabulous cards with the cute silhouette love this.xx{aNNie}

  20. Two lovely cards, I love black and red. Stunning.

    Lilian B

  21. OMG Valery what a carry on,bet you wish you'd never started it all, but I'm sure it will be fabulous when finished.
    Beautiful cards, lovely bright colours and designs, Kate x

  22. Two gorgeous cards Mrs A, I love the vibrant orange with the black and white too.

  23. Two wonderful cards, the folds on the first one are great. Thank you for sharing with us at TioT's

  24. What a drama! Breathe slowly and deeply. Love the cards, so glad you are still feeling creative. x

  25. Fantastic projects! Thank you very much for joining us at TioT.

  26. Neat image & card! Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges! Angie-Owner

  27. Lovely bold colours and striking colours. Thanks for joining in with our anything goes challenge over at Country View. Hope you get your bathroom sorted.
    Jane DT x

  28. I love the Scotty dogs and the black and white images and how you did the card. Very cute. The lady and her little dog is cute as can be and I love his little bow.

  29. Ooh I'm loving the striking black and orange colour combos! Fab designs!
    Lucy x

  30. Lovely card and a great design, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT xx

  31. Both these are fabulous and so striking! You will be so glad when your refit is over! Hugs! xxxxxxx

  32. Cute and stylish card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Craft! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  33. Wonderful cards. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  34. Gorgeous cards! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges! Hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Mary (DT member)

  35. A lovely card and great use of the ribbon element too. Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky.

    Sharon x

  36. Beautiful design! Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

  37. Ohhh so sorry for you!!1
    Love your creation..Love the design and the colours!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci,
    ciccividpennan {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  38. Oh no, what a pain! Why can't these things ever go smoothly?
    Your joy fold card is spectacular and so adorable! Love the color scheme, too!

  39. We are going thru bathroom renovations as well - what a pain in the butt!! Hope yours goes smoother! Great cards and I always like the Joy fold as well.

    Thanks for joining us @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge!! Hope to see you back again soon :)

  40. Gorgeous projects, thanks for sharing at TIOT, Valerie

  41. Fantastic cards! The inside is great! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts!


  42. Great cards Mrs A. And with my DT hat on thank you for joining us over at LTCCB.

    Pen x DT Member

  43. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  44. Very nice ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x


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