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Monday, 8 July 2013

Ebony & Ivory

Good Morning All!

Did you all have a good weekend? We had great weather all throughout Saturday and Sunday and we took full advantage. We had a great bike ride on Saturday and we had dinner in our back garden under the cherry tree, which is full of ripe cherries at the moment. I'd better come up with a couple of ideas to use those cherries up, as hubby isn't much of a fan of fresh cherries and I seem to have a slight allergy for stoned fruits. Cooked is okay though, so perhaps I will be making some cherry sauce or pie filling to stash in the freezer. 

Anyway, let's get back to paper craft: I have a vintage make to share with you. Our Challenge theme this fortnight @ Ooh La La is "Ebony and Ivory". When I was preparing for this challenge, I realised I really don't have that much black and/or white items in my paper stash, so I cheated a little and also used greys. I tried using more layers & embellishments this time than I usually do and I'm pretty happy with the result.


* Ooh La La Wedding Day from the Yesterday's Memories CD
* Echo Park For the Record & Kars Wedding DPs
* EMP Die Cut Paper (used for the base)
* Memories Direct & Prima Flowers
* K&Co Smitten Chipboard heart
* Eline Vintage sentiment stamp
* Pearls & Brads from stash

* CRAFT (Here Comes the Bride/Wedding/Anniversary)
* Fashionista (Wedding or Birthday)
* A Gem of a Challenge (Lots of Layers)
* Hobby House (Vintage)
* One Stitch at a Time (More than 1 Fold)
* ABC Challenge (Lots of Layers)
* Card Makin' Mamas (Monochrome)
* Crafts Too Challenge You (Choose a decade or an era + twist Anything Goes) I am guessing this image is from the twenties?
* It's All About Vintage (Black & White)
* Bearly Mine (Anything Goes)


  1. This is such a pretty and romantic card! Love the vintage pic and the gorgeous details! Thanks for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge. Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  2. Beautiful card and great layering of papers! Thanks for taking part in our challenge over at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

  3. Stunning card, great layout and image
    Beautifully put together
    Thanks for joining in with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

  4. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage

  5. gorgeous design to the card and super image a great vintage piece, thank you for joining us for our 2nd challenge at the Hobby House
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. A beautiful card with lots of folds for our theme at OSAAT. Thanks for joining us. Hazel x

  7. Absolutely gorgeous easel card! Wonderful layout!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at It's all about the Vintage and Beauty this time. Hope to see your lovely creations again soon!

    I am offering a blog candy on my blog if you are interested.

    Hugs, Sande xx

  8. A wonderful image and a beautifully designed card Ciska. Thanks for linking to the Crafts-Too Decade/Era Challenge for this month.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  9. This is a stunning card, love the image, fab layout and colour tones. Hugs, Claire x

  10. Beautiful creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFT x carol

  11. such a lovely card and thanks for sharing with at CRAFT in our Wedding and Anniversary Challenge

  12. Beautiful vintage work Thanks for playing at Crafts too this time hugs Rebekah xx

  13. Absolutely Beautiful. I love this vintage era too. Hugs Rita xx

  14. Such an adorable card Ciska..Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'More than 1 fold' challenge.. Good luck and the draw and hope to see you back soon..

    Choccy x

  15. A lovely vintage look to your card and the perfect combination of colours for the image. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

  16. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage

  17. What a stunning card you made! It is very elegant; love the images too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  18. Elegant and all style. Thank you for joining us at ABC's Challenge! Good luck!

  19. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Hobby House :)
    Amanda DT