Saturday, 7 May 2011

Week 14 - Colour Challenge - White on White

Well here we are again, it's Saturday and that means a new challenge. Before we tell you what it is we want to say huge thanks for all your continued support and encouragement week after week. The multiple entries prove the LIMette dedication and loyalty.
So it's week 14 and the first challenge of the month which means 'Colour'
This week we want to see 
WHITE ON WHITE
You will have come across this before, but we want to stress we do mean WHITE on WHITE, no
coloured images or additions, with the exception of outlines!

These are one of the most difficult to photograph, but photos still look better than scanning, as they become so 'bleached' and seem to have no life,
We are sponsored this month by 
The owner, Cathy is generously offering 3 digi sets from her fabulous range for this month's winner.

Here is Mandi first this week

My card is A5 [A4 folded in half] I added the embossed panel at the bottom and added the 'Wedding' die cut letters. They are from a Sizzix set called Cherish. I think they work well with the style of the rolled roses. 
They alphabet is rather 1920's and the alphabet is too!
They roses are my FAV at the moment, they are so effective.
The way I prepare mine is to cut the die swirl shape and then curl a bit with my scoring tool to slightly shape the end to assist in the commencement of the rolling. I then roll it around my Piercing tool as it makes for a more even roll with no creases. Once fully rolled the flower sits on the little centre. I glue it together with a blob of PVA.
The centres have a 'branch' of a pearl stem I cut one in four and added 3 to the first flower, then one to the  smaller rose. A brilliant glue to do this is Tombow.
The leaves are Crealies
For this card I used an image from Paper Garden Projects, our sponsor for this month's challenges.
 This image is from the Spring Trees set and is of dogwood.
As you can see EVERYTHING is White on White!
To add interest, there's lots of embossing and I have actually painted with Pearly Paints and white watercolour as well as  adding Crystal Glamour dust to the petals.
The dies used are Marianne's Creatables and a Cuttlebug die with Cuttlebug embossing folders.

I used my Swiss Dots embossing folder extended to fit a wider area of cardstock.

  • Insert the card close to the left edge of the folder centralising the design at the top and bottom of the card

  • Run the folder through the machine with the appropriate sandwich for your make of die cutter 
  • DO NOT WIND THROUGH COMPLETELY only wind as far as the second edge of the folder, then WIND BACK.
  • Take the card out of the folder and re-position it at the other side of the folder matching the already embossed dots with those in the folder, where they overlap.
  • Run through the machine once more only going as far as the the middle of the folder then WIND BACK

The reason for not running the folder through the machine completely is to avoid  an embossed line on the card from the edge of the folder, hence the reason for rolling through up to the edge and then back again.

Now it's your turn... remember we want WHITE ON WHITE... no extraneous colours, we know you can come up with the goods!
To all those of you who visited our personal blogs to leave comments, thank you SO much, it means a great deal to us.

77 comments:

  1. Lovely cards ladies - lots of inspiration there. And I can play this week - off to have a think now!!

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  2. Awesome card, this... love it's pristine appearance. By the way, I am a big fan of Less Is More... I think it could be voted as one of the best challenge blogs if not THE best!

    I have still not participated but will do for sure... but I have managed to comment on many of your participants and I do enjoy seeing the cards entries.

    Happy crafting and may your blog grow from strength to strength...

    xxx Monica

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  3. Wow, what absolutely stunning cards ladies! Fabulous challenge, thank you! xx

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  4. Hi Girls
    Two beautiful cards.....will have to get my thinking Cap on .......Oh!!!!!!!
    hugs
    sylvie xxxx

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  5. Gorgeous cards again, ladies.Yes I think this is my favourite flower die at the moment too, Mandi!Another brilliant challenge, thank you both.
    Diane xx

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  6. mmm fabulous challenge. So glad I can use embossing folders and die cuts now or I'd be struggling. Might have to challenge myself to make a card without using either now!

    Love your projects, beautiful and inspiring
    Victoria
    x

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  7. What a fab challenge! I love WOW and I love to see you'vr used that lovely offset circle Chrissie! :)

    I wonder if a very kind LIMette might do me a favour pretty please? I am without a laptop at the mo but I have created and posted my frst entry. I just can't link it! I would usually ask Jen but she had some bad news last night and I don't want to disturb her. I would appreciate it if someone could please link it?
    Thanks in advance!
    Lizy x

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  8. beaten to it Lizy - someone has dne it for you already
    x

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  9. I was up early this morning and have been waiting with bated breath for todays challenge! Keep up the good work, joining in is SO improving my cards/skills/designs! ...off to find my embossing folders!
    Donna :-)

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  10. These cards are gorgeous!I must admit to panicking when I saw this challenge-wot no colour!I'd rather have acetate!!!!

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  11. Another wonderful cahllenge LDL gorgeous cards and I can't wait to see what everyone makes.
    xx Jan

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  12. I love white on white, but have never made a card 'totally' white. A fab challenge!

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  13. I have no words for it. What a beautiful cards. So elegant and gorgeous. Very nce in white. Love it!!!!!
    Gr. Marja

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  14. White on white looks so elegant and both of your cards are stunning. This was a tricky challenge ladies!

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  15. Good morning and YES! another brill challenge (could regret that little outburst!) Fantastic cards ladies and a great technique Chrissy! Thank you both :0) xxx

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  16. What a fab challenge! I love WOW and I love to see you'vr used that lovely offset circle Chrissie! :)

    I wonder if a very kind LIMette might do me a favour pretty please? I am without a laptop at the mo but I have created and posted my frst entry. I just can't link it! I would usually ask Jen but she had some bad news last night and I don't want to disturb her. I would appreciate it if someone could please link it?
    Thanks in advance!
    Lizy x

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  17. What gorgeous dt cards ladies. Wow what a challenge. Thank heavens for our new toy the big shot or this would be very difficult. Zx

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  18. sorry I didn't realise that comment has re-posted
    ..that's what happens when I'm blogging on my phone!

    Thank you to the wonderful lady who linked my card! :D
    Lizy xx

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  19. Another great challenge this week. I have uploaded my card, hope it is okay.
    Maureen........x

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  20. Fabulous cards and a brilliant challenge - really must make some time to join in this week

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  21. Thanks for another lovely challenge! Your cards are so beautiful! I´ve added mine!
    Hugs
    Birgit

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  22. Absolutely stunning!!!! Mandi and Cathy.
    Haven`t been able to join in lately as I am Busy studying for a Diploma. Keep up the good work. Hope to join in again when the studying is over!!

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  24. I thought it would let me edit ~ oops!
    I love your example cards ~ the look is so elegant and beautiful, I can't wait to give it a try. Thank you! -Karen

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  25. Beautiful creations girls. I'm going to have to think about this one - not done white on white before.

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  26. Wow!! Stunning examples! This is going to be a fab challenge!

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  27. Brillant samples, what a talented couple of ladies you two are, how do you think of these stunning challenges beats me. Keep up the good work. Look forward to my Saturdays now.

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  28. Lovely cards again C&M and fellow LIMettes! Oooh never made a white on white card I think but I soooo love them, great challenge thanks again:O) Viv xx

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  29. Fantastic cards ladies Luv Sue x

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  30. Well I love white on white bit puzzled as to me it calls for layers and textures and embellishments but hay you two are the Diva's of CAS so if you say its OK think i might have to play more than once this week LOL XOXO Zoe

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  31. Oh wow you both have created such beautiful cards. The best I've seen.

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  32. Another fabby challenge girls thank you.

    Have a great week Limmettes

    ALi x

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  33. Wowowowwow! Gorgeous samples! This is going to be TOUGH for me! I am going to have to dig DEEP and ponder this! I have a couple of ideas floating in my brain, but sometimes they do 't come out well IRL!

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  34. Beautiful samples, Ladies! Everyone's submissions so far are fantastic :)

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  35. Well another first for me and definately a challenge. Great cards from yourselves as always. Carol x

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  36. Some fabulous cards appearing here...... well done Chrissie and Mandi on your superb challenge blog...
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  37. Wow, a new challenge today & already 59 entries & they are all so amazing, how on earth do I compete with them? But it is a challenge, isn't it? So I'll give it my best shot.
    Sally x

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  38. Slightly panicked when i read todays theme as never done a wow card before! Your two cards are StUnNiNg and look amazing. How do you add a white greeting on a white card, possibly me having a blonde and senior moment but i would really love some guidance please:-)

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  39. Ladies your card are stunning and so very different

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  40. Gorgeous cards ladies. My first go at this challenge so it's a bit rough. :)

    LIM is so scary when it's not your normal style but the cards all the girls post would make you want to adopt it! :)

    Edna x

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  41. A fun challenge. White on white is beautiful but also quite difficult!

    Anna-Karin

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  42. Fabulous challenge Chrissie and Mandi. If I had more time this weekend/week I'd make a couple more. Thank you for hosting this wonderful challenge. :)

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  43. Fabulous challenge this week girls. The standard of entries so far is amazing.
    Lynne xxx

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  44. Your cards are amazing and I can't believe how beautiful some of the cards are. I want to view each one. Aren't folks getting good with staging them for the photo too!!

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  45. What a great challenge again this week! Someone said they think this challenge site is one of the best... there's no doubt in my mind - it is the Carling Black Label of challenge sites! (Remember those ads?!!)

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  46. Fabulous creations and inspiration...from you both and all the gals. I'm rather early this week as I just could not abstain a second longer!! Thanks as always.

    Sarah

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  47. Very beautiful and interesting cards this time. It is interesting how many people filled the card up with "something" instead of leaving spaces and how few used a stamp and heat embossing.

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  48. finally made it! Been a while since I managed to play along, but glad I did this week!

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  49. Thanks so much for the great tutorial on extending your folders. I can't believe I got it to work. :)

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  50. There are some real stunners this week! :)
    Lizy x

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  51. All I can say is WOW.... I can't believe how many different things you can do when just limited to one colour.... if you can say white is a colour, but that's another thing. I have had so much fun adding myself to all sorts of blogs that quite a few of the girls have, just so I can go back & see how they are going & see what they are creating. Love all the cards.... Just sorry I don't get to every blog to say something about each & every one, to those I didn't get to.... I love them all, didn't know there was so much talent out there!!!!
    Reggie XO

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  52. Beautiful, stunning cards Ladies. love the challenge too thanks...

    Babs x

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  53. Oh my goodness, this challenge certainly makes me learn new skills! I LOVE the tutorials :-) and the feedback is really helpfull x

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  54. wow, some amazing work so far!

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  55. I've just come across your wonderful site and can't wait to get in and enter. A great challenge this week and beautiful work from the DT. xx

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  56. I so loved joining your challenge,I feel so dissapointed that I never read the instructions properly,I'm usually so good! Thanks Mandi for letting me know :(
    Julie.x

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  57. Well I've finally took the plunge and had a go at your challenge, I always look and love the cards that are linked, I just hope I've done them justice. Janet M

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  58. Hi ladies .Thank you for your inspirational show pieces for this challenge . I love joining every week if only to see all the amazing entries .

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  59. Well took the plunge and submitted my first entry for your challenge.Many great idea's which have inspired me to join. This is not my normal style but fantastic therapy to be part of lol

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  60. OMG I am blown away with all the amazing entries for this challenge, they are all absolutely fantastic :)

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  61. Wow what a lot of entries this week, fabulous cards once again. Jo x

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  62. Lot's of beautiful entries and insperation, but I found this challenge really tough!

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  63. How beautiful - I LOVED this one! Making the card was wonderful fun, but photographing it.......? {banging head on table}
    Thanks for the LIM challenges! I enter lots but LIM is my current favouritest of all. ;-)
    Rosey x

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  64. Beautiful cards from everyone, it's amazing how great White on White looks. And I agree, taking photos is a nightmare!

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  65. Thanks for another fab challenge - one of my favourites... i love the effect of WOW - always striking
    Lisa x

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  66. Fab cards again Mandi and Chrissie, I have two cards on the same post so it won't let me link the same post twice but both are WoW. xxx

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  67. Great challenge again ladies - just loving LIM! Thanks for the tip with the embossing folder....

    Hugs

    Tina

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  68. thanks lady lim, i dont know what causes that maybe they oil them in the factory, they are new ones i purchased to aid me in my challenges i shall try your suggestion thanks x

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  69. The inspirational cards are stunning as always. thanks for another great challenge. Hugs lin

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  71. With blogger misbehaving I don't know whether all the comments I've made on blogs have been saved or lost - my apologies if they've been lost - FABULOUS entries this week.

    Kathyk

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  72. Well done everyone on such beautiful cards. Im sorry I didnt get around to everyone. Linda x

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  73. I have so enjoyed this challenge but boy has it been eventful! First I didn't read the rules properly and entered too many challenges,then I enter another card only to find that blogger has decided to swallow it :o I've now entered the same card again so that you can actually see it though of course it means it appears twice. Please delete 229,the origional post.
    Thanks,Julie.x

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  74. Loved this challenge. Made a card to play along but blogger was not up and running since yesterday morning and I missed the deadline. Here is my link anyways.
    http://marlenehandson.blogspot.com/2011/05/less-is-more.html

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  75. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for extending the deadline! You girls are AWESOME - this must take up so very much of your time... but I LOVE IT! Thanks again... in case I hadn't said it enough!
    kx
    www.kmacreative.blogspot.com

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