14 January 2013

It's All White!

Well it is here in Staffordshire anyway - snow fell all morning. And my offering for today is all white(ish) too! Something different from me as I can't do white without getting mucky paw-prints all over things usually:)

At any point we are expecting to hear about the arrival of a new addition to my OH's extensive family - a first great niece/nephew (oh, now I feel ancient!!!) No idea which it will be, hence the 'bland' colour scheme.

The starting point was the central image, one by the uber-talented Mo Manning, which I coloured with Promarkers. You can see the nice thick frame around it is one of my die cut, embossed moulding paste creations which was covered in white acrylic paint and then dowsed in White Pearl WOW embossing powder to boot. Nothing like a spot of overkill!!

Like the 'stamping' in the background? (now, in my best Rolf Harris voice...) Can you guess what it is yet? Yes, an embossing folder!!! Whoopie, another use for them! I applied Versamark to the raised side and pressed onto the card, covering the results with the same White Pearl embossing powder. I'm guessing this can be used to add paint and ink to surfaces too... I now NEED those new Tim Holtz paints:))))

The gorgeous lace is some of my precious stash from The Funkie Junkie Boutique (SO glad I've got more of this on the way). A sprinkle of various buttons over the top with a little die cut flower and some punched leaves completed the top of the card in a more delicate way than I am used to, and I added a border inside again to turn it into an easel card - love that this way I don't disrupt the main layout!! Got one of my MS punches to do some extra lace work along the inside too.

Challenges for this include;
Our Creative Corner - Shabby Chic Style
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Lace Love
Make My Monday - Die Cuts and Punches
Hope you like my venture into the world of clean and careful... you won't find me here often!
Now, a quick heads up - Lynne at Adorn is having a give-away to celebrate her three years in blogland - and while you are there take the time to see what she achieves with lace as it is sublime.
Thank you so much for dropping by to see me to, including my newest followers. I'm always blown away by the lovely comments you guys leave and appreciate each and every one of them.
Hugs, Jenny x


  1. Just gorgeous Jenny. The texture is fabulous and love the pretty embellishing and sweet image.
    Know how you feel about the ancient too as I'm a great auntie 3 times over and my memories of my own great aunt stem from when she was around 80 - long way to go in my case, honest!!!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. Fabulous card Jenny and no mucky marks in sight!!!!

  3. Not what I expected to see here, but so lovely, Jenny! Clearly, you can turn your hand to anything... I love the sepia and cream accents giving the white more definition, and the colouring on the image is fab - enchanting!
    Alison x

  4. This is a stunning card, just beautiful!! I love the white on white, it's gorgeous.

  5. Adorable card you made, it looks wonderful! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  6. Hi Jenny
    What a sweet card such a beautiful creation for a new born.
    This looks so vintage and I love the buttons.

  7. I don't get the whole baby thing LOL but this is a lovely card - the selection of buttons, so beautifully arranged, really look fab.

  8. This is gorgeous Great Aunty Jenny :-) Goodness knows how you kept it so clean lol, mine would have had inky fingerprint before I started! I love how you have arranged your buttons - what a selection you must have xx

  9. Oh Buttons but I love your buttons!! I honestly do - they are so perfectly arranged! Your card is wonderful Jenny with such a lovely image. All the lace and edge punching so apt. I reckon you can do any style with aplomb. I'm appointing you Queen of Embossing - you are making those folders work their socks off (to wonderful effect!). Nicola x

    p.s. when you are embossing nesties does your emboss mat slide annoyingly as you manoever sandwich thru machine? I've only just bought a mat, there's no manufacturer name on it, but it slides between plates and I can see it bugging me. N.

  10. Beautiful card, love the texture around the framed die cut which also showcases the image beautifully. Your colouring is gorgeous, so,subtle and perfect for the image. Love the added flowers and buttons. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  11. Hi Jenny, well I wasn't expecting that! I though you just meant the snow...... You do indeed seem to be able to turn your hand to most things so very well. Love the baby card, it has such a vintage feel to it with the beautiful lace, the gorgeous buttons and finished off perfectly with the flower. Beautiful! Hugs, Anne x

  12. This card is really pretty Jenny, theres nothing wrong with a bit of clean now and again, I have been doing a bit myself just lately (Soon to be revealed). Thats a clever idea with the emboss folder must pick up on that one. Hugs Mo x

  13. Simply Stunning... Love it all... Hugs May x x x

  14. Just a wonderful card, great details. It's really difficult for me to create a white card

  15. A beautiful card, I love all the elements you have used and what a great use for an embossing folder. Fabulous.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  16. Hi Jenny This is beautiful.....just perfect for a new addition to the family. The image is so cute. Know what you mean about white cards.

    Sometimes I stick some of my card in a polly pocket...at least some of its clean and you can still distress on the smooth surface.


    Annie x

  17. Really gorgeous, love the layers of textures you have created..a really special card for a special occasion! Hugs trace x

  18. Hi Buttons, I love you card. I am fond of buttons and your card is great eye candy for my eyes! The focal image has been colored so delicately. Your embossed frame is incredible. Have a great day!

  19. Its lovely - I too need those new paints, will the madness ever end.....?

  20. This is a wonderful take on the 'all white' idea and I love the subtle touches of cream which just lifts it. Pretty image and great collection of buttons and lace.

  21. Morning Jenny, WOW, this is a beautiful 'vintage looking' baby card, I love it, the addition of neutral colours on the white are gorgeous. I adore your frame with the thick embossing, and the image is so cute. I too have a baby card to make for the end of this month 'ish, so this gives me lots of ideas, thank you so much for sharing.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. So gorgeous, Buttons! Love the monochromatic appeal of this. The pearlized embossed frame is amazing and of course the lace is fab! Totally exquisite piece.


  23. Sooooooooooooooo elegant, so unique , really adorable,,,,,,,Jenny.

  24. Fabulous card... the new parents will adore it! I love the white and cream...just perfect
    Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B xx

  25. Such a beautiful card, I love your Buttons, Buttons. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM challenges. Caz

  26. I could get lost in the abundance of gorgeous elements here. You have done a FABULOUS job on this card Jenny. I'm off to have another look, but wanted to pop in and say thank you so much for continuing to play along and support our challenges at OCC!
    Lisa xx

  27. love the monochromatic color scheme that you used. very pretty and elegant. the use of buttons is very inspiring! and just beautiful!
    thank you for playing along iwth us @ OCC

  28. I love all white! Oh my, this is a feast for the eyes...striking and uber gorgeous!


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