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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Monochrome and Sentiments

Hello to Everyone who visits my blog- lovely to have you here. Today we have a thick frost again after thinking that Spring had arrived at last. I am hopefully that it will be nice later though as the sky is beautiful this morning.

I have combined 2 challenges and also managed to make Vic's birthday card while he wasn't around. He usually keeps popping in to see what I am making which makes it difficult to keep things secret.

At  Rhedd and Rosies the challenge this time is Monochrome and there is lots of inspiration from the DT and the entries. Then at the Craft-Room Challenge the theme is So Sentimental and just right for what I had in mind for the card.


The poem on the front is by John Donne and one that we read often when we first met as no one seemed to think we should be together for so many reason and the words of the poem seemed to have the answers we were looking for. 

The stamps are from Chocolate Baroque and I highlighted some bits with black pen. The edges of the card I smudged with distressed ink.

Have a lovely day everyone

Chrissie xxx

21 comments:

  1. Great card Chrissie and love the stamps :)
    Von ♥

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  2. A great make , lovethe monochrome colours! Hugs trace x

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  3. Beautiful card, and love that you have used the poem from John Donne, a poet I love very much. Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Beautiful card, I love that poem as well.
    Yvonne x

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  5. Love how you incorporated that fine Donne poem in your card Chrissie, such fine use of those stamps, too! Hugs, Ira xox
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  6. ooh its gorgeous! He will love it! I am a big fan of monochrome even though I don't think to use it enough myself (note to self!!) A lovely poem too xx

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  7. Hi Chrissie, what a fabulous monochromatic card, very well laid out, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

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  8. Simply beautiful Chrissie. Xx

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  9. Fab love it thank you for joining us at rhedd and rosie. xxxxx

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  10. Gorgeous card Chrissie, I think the black and white looks fab and I lurve that love stamp!!!

    Sam xxx

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  11. Thank you Chrissie for sharing this beautiful and gorgeous card at Craft-Room's "So Sentimental" Challenge, welcome again;-))m

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  12. Great monochrome design, love the stamps:) Our weather is up & down too. Two days ago it was warm & sunny and over 20 and today it's 1 & snowing. Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

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  13. Such a special card and fabulous stamps. You have brought everything together here making a wonderful tribute to your dare I say forbidden love! Thank you for sharing with with us Chrissie XOXO Zoe

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  14. This is beautiful Chrissie, I love how you've added the poem. I remember reading John Donne many (many) years ago xx

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  15. What a wonderful card, Chrissie... the Donne is a brilliant poem, and the b&w treatment lets it stand equal with the images... Love that LOVE lettering, and the gears image in the corner too - altogether a great make!
    Alison x

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  16. This is really beautiful Chrissie, and so special because it's so personal. I'm glad your having some nice weather, it's not been too bad in Manchester either - the temperature is rising a bit at last! Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at the Craft-Room.

    Maria x

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  17. Chrissie, I think that your card works really well, could of been a bit tricky the black and white with the sentiment but you pulled it off to perfection, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  18. Such a great make Chrissie, love the images on your card...

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd & Rosies.

    Hugs
    Sandie x (owner/head designer)

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  19. This is beautiful, Chrissie and so lovely it has personal meaning for you.
    Marina

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  20. This is such a beautiful card Chrissie. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.