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Crafty Bloggers Network Guest Blogger

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a little bit of news, I am Guest Blogger at Crafty Bloggers Network this week so please pop over and have a read and let me know what you think, I really appreciate it :-)
For this post I made one of my favourite themes of cards-a Monochromatic card! I used a Stampin' Up stamp which I adore and stamped it with blue ink to match the papers which are Papermania Burleigh Blue Collection. I then cut a nestie for it and set it on a panel of blue patterned paper on an angle to add interest. I then mounted this panel on shimmery coredinations card in white. I then made my card base with two other blue patterned papers. I then embellished with ribbon and a matching bow from Papermania Portobello Road collection, and lastly added three coordinating pieces of card candy.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Joanna Sheen Challenges: Going Dotty
Panpastel UK: All about Stripes
Unique Crafters Challenge: Anything Goes
City Crafter: Monochromatic
Sassy Cheryls Challenge: Got the Blues
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything Goes
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge: Use Patterned Paper

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)


  1. Congrats on being a guest blogger,Elaine.Your monochromatic card is stunning! Beautiful flower image as well.
    Michaela xx

  2. Stunning card Elaine, I love the image and such a gorgeous shade of blue


  3. Gorgeous Elaine! I love the blue tones and the papers are stunning. The image is beautiful.

    Linda xxx

  4. Oh elaine, this is stunning, I love the blues of the different papers you have used, and the image is beautiful.

  5. Beautiful card - love those blues -looks a bit like willow pattern china at first glance.

  6. A fabulous card, love the papers and the stamp is gorgeous x

  7. Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

  8. This is gorgeous,lovely colours and

  9. What a pretty card, I love the colourscheme and image you used.

  10. This is beautiful, I love the choice of papers you've used to coordinate, just really pretty xxx

  11. Gorgeous card, it has that 'willow pattern' look. Lovely image too.

  12. Wow Elaine, Many congratulations on your Guest Designer Spot you have done them proud Your card is absolutely gorgeous and l like the monochrome colour and image its stunning xx

  13. Gorgeous card:) Beautiful color used and lovely stamp:)

  14. OH I'd love to have this card, it's Gorgeous, I love it..... 1st it's my fave colour :)
    2nd, it's one of my fave flowers :)

  15. Hydrangeas are my fave flower! the perfect flower for these awesome colors of blue!
    thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl Got the Blues challenge this week!

  16. Gorgeous background papers, and that stamp is fab. It looks so good just left 'inked' xx

  17. beautiful, that stamp is stunning

  18. wow so beautiful elaine.stunning image and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  19. what a beautiful creation!!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  20. What a beautiful card ... this is just like wedgwood china ... gorgeous ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

  21. This is so beautiful, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  22. Beautiful card

    Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy
    *hugs* Shell x

  23. Beautiful colour and ribbon. Thank you for playing along with us on the Joanna Sheen Challenge & good luck. Jane x

  24. Absolutely stunning hun, I love those gorgeous shades of blue, the image is beautiful and the layout is fabulous. Thank you for joining with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  25. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week it's a really pretty make.

    Kerry DT Leader

  26. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118, #119, #201, # 258 and # 279.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  27. Oh WOW.. What a pretty card. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

  28. I saw your card on the Joanna Sheen blog and thought it was absolutely stunning! I love the colours and the image, in the blue, is simply beautiful. The monochrome effect is perfect Hugs, Jayne x

  29. Love the monochromatic color theme. It let's me focus on all of the lovely details! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


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