Just for Fun " Black and White "

What a week this has been and it’s not over yet !!! What with new DT work, winning blog candy receiving fabulous mail art  and making 250 thank you cards and envelopes all in the space of three days and trying to keep up with you all ! I was under the gun as I am about to leave or at least trying to for a little holiday , Something had to give , hence the return of bloggers bum, knee and shoulder !

Because of all this I have been a little remiss as for as commenting is concerned and had to miss the recent Just for Fun challenges which I love .I did pop by and saw all of your wonderful contributions ladies even if I didn’t manage to say hi ! Today I am trying to put that to rights as I have made a few cards for this weeks challenge chosen by the lovely Sam . The theme this week is black and white which I adore and after days of making 250  of the same thing well 500 if you count the envelopes I wanted to try something new. Not that you can tell but if you look really really closely , like with a magnifying glass and close one eye you will see crackle paint and shrink plastic elements !

Big deal you may think well for me if is,  have never used them before and the shrink plastic especially was an eye opener I came over all giddy when it started to shrink , hubby was not impressed when I showed him at 2.30 this morning, he was however slightly more receptive when I showed him again at a more respectable hour !

Anyway that’s enough gabbing from me I’m supposed to be packing !

I know this is really simple although it took ages to do.  I printed the blind image onto acetate and then behind it in the frame I have stamped one of little Timmy’s eye stamps onto white card and then mounted it, it real life it looks really effective.

Hero arts flower stamp embossed with SU white embossing powder , glossy accents in the centre and glitter , time for magnifying glasses me thinks ! the hounds-tooth stamp also embossed, black ribbon and a couple of pearls and white card base.

 Hero Arts swirly image, Silhouette doily , stampin up flower with crackle paint and a little heart from shrink plastic.


Blogger seems to know that I am in a hurry today and has taken matters into his own hands ( He’s definitely a male ) Uploading what he sees fit and where he wants it !!!!!!

The black and white swirly engraving is Hero Arts and the little heart is made from shrink plastic stamped with SU swirl in black Stazon.

Last but not least none of my posts are complete without a flower ( the above does not count ) so here is one I made for a friend it’s on a box that I decorated for her.

Do pop over to Just for Fun and see what the gorgeously talented girls have come up with and check out the other loyal and fabulously created followers creations some beauties there !


44 thoughts on “Just for Fun " Black and White "

  1. After completing the 250 cards I'd have gone bluuuuur but not you, Wow how effective is the card with the blind ! 🙂 you have obviously enjoyed this weeks challenge with such a variety of cards 🙂 Thank you Marie for sharing with us at Just for fun Von xxx

  2. Wow, these are all absolutely fantastic. Initially I thought that was a real venetian blind – it's fab-u-lous and you've had much more success with the shrink plastic than me. Maybe I'll have to dig it out and give it another go. xx

  3. 250 thank you cards! goodness that is serious production. Would stifle the creative impulse in a lesser woman but not you! Great work love the top one the blinds are awesome. Another little holiday! have fun and thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

  4. You are amazing to have so much on your plate at any one time and make 250 cards!!The card is incredibly effective and unique. To come up with such an idea shows the level of your creativity.Great work but I expect nothing less when I visit your blog.WishesLynne

  5. I'm in love yet again. You sound like you are in 'fast forward' an yet you can turn out gorgeous work like this! I'd be a basket case. I think my faves are the very black cards with swirls, hearts and doilies. Very dramatic. Hope you get away this time. Have a really relaxing time, Marie. xxDonna

  6. Hi Marie, Hope you've recovered from all that stress, LOL Fabulous cards here today, as usual:0) Love B/W and each of these is gorgeous and the flower, yum! The blind card is so striking I love your inventiveness, go you!!!!If you really would like some Canvas the Craft Barn post all over the world, just sayin' LOL Hugs Gay xxxp.s have a great holiday xx

  7. Marie, you are off your head!!! – sorry but 500 cards and envelopes within 3 days, crikey, you should have some machinery installed before your bum is too big for your chair (like mine).The projects are just gorgeous, love the shrink plastic heart as well as everything else.

  8. Hi Marie. Wow! your "blind" project is amazing. Fabulous work as always. Have a great holiday.Regards Florence x

  9. oh wow hun how amazing are you these are all just fantastic hun,your detail and designs always impress me,but that eye with the blind hun its just wow wow love it hugs cherylx

  10. Υπέροχες όλες!!!!!!η πρώτη καταπληκτική δεν έχω ξαναδεί!!!!αριστουργήματα!!!!μπράβο!!!Χρόνια Πολλά για αύριο αν γιορτάζεις!!!

  11. Oh my Goodness! You have been busy and such beautiful work too. Afraid mine would have been 'less is more' if I'd had to do so many. Or maybe shop bought!Love them all but that one behind the blind is fantastic. Wow oh WOW! Thanks for joining us at JFF again – have a nice holiday.Hugs. Neet

  12. Fabulous projects Marie – love them all. The eye looking through the blind is superb.Hope you have a relaxing holiday – you deserve it after making 250+ cards!Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  13. Hi Marie, I couldn't believe that blind wasn't real and life size…amazing piece of art!Love all your black and white beauties :)Shrink plastic is such fun as long as it doesn't curl and stick to itself!Jenny x

  14. Sounds like you need a holiday Marie! (Me too – and I could fold up very small and pop into your hand luggage!) Your cards are amazing as always – my favourite today is the incredible one with the blind. It's such a strong, graphic image and perfect in black and white – I love it! The flower is gorgeous too and I daresay you're looking for the perfect top right-hand corner to pop it onto! Happy packing! Vx

  15. Marie, you are probably long gone from your computer now and having a wonderful holiday somewhere. I want you to know I love your B&W cards. They are all elegant. I have never done shrink wrap. I was afraid to invest in the packet in case I didn't like it. Michael's carries it so I may just get some. Sorry you don't have Michael's. They don't carry everything, but they do carry Tim Holtz and Martha Stewart stuff as well as loads of other brands. Please tell me what "chars roe" means in reference to my Mae West entry. Have a great trip.

  16. Marie I don't know where to start from! There are too many beautiful and unique cards. I adore your try with the shrink plastic, I think it's perfect. And this colour combination worked so work for you (I mean you made it work!) By the way, is it your name day today! If so my best wishes for health, joy and creativity! Take care and have fun on your vacation!

  17. Hi Marie, I love all your black and white creations….that Blind is awesome, what a great idea! I really love your pretty card for Sassy's on the previous post.ps. thankyou so much for taking the time to visit me. I have been finding it difficult to visit everyone lately…I'm trying to find a routine????

  18. dear Marie,All your black and white creations are fantastic!Love that blinds one, incredible. Just back from a great vacation.Had a marvelous time swimming, eating, reading and shopping. Hope you are will be having fun, whereever you are packing for!take care, gerri

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