Paperplay Challenge " Use Something Black "

As my regular followers will know I have been missing of late ( well I hope they know ! ) Have just returned once again from London where I am trying you support my friend Dolly and her family through a very difficult time.  Once again my mews has , to put it bluntly  ” Done a Runner ” Although I have been back a few days am having great difficulty in the creative and blogging department !, so I thought I would ease myself gently back into the swing of things by making a few cards for myself when I saw the challenge by Paperplay which fitted my frame of mind perfectly. Their theme this week is ” Use Something Black ” Can I use my mood ??? No ? Well OK then I hope this  card fits the bill !

Actually its a card and envelope together . My TH on the edge dies are getting a real work out lately if I’m not too careful they will become blunt !! Is it possible to sharpen them !?  Using various DPs from my stash I made a pocket and sewed around the edges and made another  little pocket for the front which could hold a little tag  . I used one of my Hero Art flower engraving stamps on the front and cut out the frame with my Silhouette.

This is the little card that sits inside the envelope which I have  embossed and added a little pearl .
This is the inside of the card and the envelope together  ( well that’s obvious now isn’t it ! ) The back of the envelope is a different coloured paper but forgot to take a picture !! 
Variations on the above , a little extra bling well not exactly bling , can pearls be classified as bling ? I should know I own a jewllery shop !!! Oh dear please excuse the rambling . 
Why not pop over to Paperplay and feast your eyes on the wonderful inspirational pieces by the DT definitely something for everyone’s taste there .
I myself am off to pay you all a visit and catch up as best  I can before I disapear once again to london. I have missed you all so much in the last ten days and am looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful art. Who knows  I may even recapture my mews……better get my running shoes on then I suppose !
Take care

P. S Do pop by on Monday when It is my turn to set the challenge at Get Creative there are some super prizes to be won !

41 thoughts on “Paperplay Challenge " Use Something Black "

  1. Marie είναι τόσο σπουδαίο να μπορείς να στηρίζεις τους φίλους σου και να τρέχεις κοντά τους όταν σε χρειάζονται! Τι να πω? Μπράβο σου, που το καταφέρνεις! Η κάρτα σου γι άλλη μια φορά είναι όχι απλά όμορφη, είναι αξιοθαύμαστη, όσο και ο χαρακτήρας σου!!!! Ευχαριστούμε πάντα για την έμπνευση που μας δίνεις!

  2. Hi Marie, you must be worn out with all the stress and travelling backwards and forwards! No wonder you don't feel very creative, but you'd never know from this gorgeous card and envelope as they're just stunning!!Take carexxx

  3. Hi Marie, thank you for leaving a lovely comment on my blog, it enticed me over here and I am so glad I did. I love the pocket card and i know what you mean with your dies. I cut tin foil with a die if I think it's going a little blunt so you could try that! Let me know how it goes! xxKate Ps. take some rescue remedy, it's great for those kind of days!

  4. Loving your project Marie. To be honest I didn't think you would be able to blog with all the strikes going on in Greece. Hope you haven't been badly affected. Take care, Annette x

  5. Hi Marie. I was thinking about you today. Lovely to see you back. Hope you are ok. Beautiful creations.Regards Florence x

  6. oh hunny welcome back have really missed your work,just love all your work hun its just brilliant great embossing too,hope you are keeping okay hun,and hope things settle for you soon hun stay in touch love hugs cherylxxxx

  7. Oh Marie! I really want to come over and play. You could teach me soooo much. Your cards are so beautiful! My muse ran away with your muse. I just know it! Where could those little muses be. They are up to no good.As you know, my thoughts are with you on your journeys. Take care of each other. xxDonna

  8. Hi Marie, good to see you back! And with such a stylish card too – your creations are always gorgeously unusual. You really are going through a tough time aren't you. Sending a big bloggy hug. Vicky x

  9. Hi Marie and welcome home, Your beautiful card and envelopes are so different and inspiring, I see no missing muse, fabulous as ever:0) Thank you for your kind comments on my blog you really say the nicest things:0) I hope the distress you are having lately doesn't last and your life can return to normal very soon, big hugs Gay xxx

  10. Hi Marie, I'm sure Dolly appreciates the support you are giving her at this time. Love your envelope/card/tag and I'd say your muse is back judging by this super project. Love the embossing folder you've used for this. Elizabeth x

  11. Hi Marie. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I so appreciate it. I was so sorry to read that you have a friend in distress. But I am sure she is thankful to have a very caring friend like you in her life. Your card/envelope creation is beautiful!I love the die cut edge, the stamping…all if it. Thanks for sharing! Hugs,Candy

  12. Take care of yourself my incredibly talented and kind friend. I am sorry about your friend and I am sure you are a big support. How are things for you in a country that has so much going on. Your tag holder card is lovely and what a great idea….hugs..Donna

  13. Oh Marie~I am sorry about your friend, and your mood. I'm not in any better shape!! I am so lost and messed up with creating and my blog!! What the heck is going on!!Your creations are so awesome!! Clearly, you are back!!xxDaniella

  14. Hi MarieElegant, sophisticated, beautiful, yes of course I am talking about you LOL. Is that cheeky of me!!!!!Honestly it is hard to believe that you have been creating for such a short time when time after time you share the most amazing creations with usWishesLynne

  15. Μας έλειψες Μαρία,αλά μας αποζημιώνεις με αυτή σου την κάρτα που μας δίνει έμπνευσει και μας αφήνει με το στόμα ανοιχτό για ακόμα μία φορά!!!

  16. These are wonderful, Marie. Just love what you've done with the on-the-edge dies – so elegant! I hope your muse is back. Give yourself time. Thanks too for your very kind words on my blog!

  17. Fab work Marie – those ornate patterned papers with the black backgrounds are wonderful. And the b/w card is gorgeous too.Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.Julie :o)

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