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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

TLT - Gaelle's Challenge - Monochrome

You know what today's TLT and we've got a cracker for you this week. I hope you'll all give this one a try :-D But before I go into the gory details I want to thank those that entered last week's WOW challenge. The numbers were down slightly but the quality was just as amazing as ever! Take a wander over to the Challenge Blog to see if you were a winner and get back to me at with your choice of stamp (value £6.50) :-D

On to this weeks was the turn of our lovely French Ladybug Gaelle and she chose monochrome. Now I don't know about you but to me monochrome is black and white... I've never heard it defined any other way...until now. Gaelle explained it better (I was going to copy and paste it but I can't find her description on the DT blog) but basically the way my small brain sees it, monochrome is shades of one colour. So basically pick a colour and keep your card to that except for hair and skin!!!

I really wanted to use Amber for this card since I've used the other 3 BFF's so that's exactly what I did....see what you think...

The light for these photos wasn't the best and I'm reluctant to bring out my photo tent because I know it will sit on the dining room table until I next entertain and that could be a while lol.

It looks like I've got everything but the kitchen sink on this card lol. I just kept going and going but I think it looks alright. I hope it's monochrome enough otherwise I'm in big trouble!

 I'm really enjoying cutting out the images ala Mary J. Apart from taking up less space than a mounted image it's looks flabulous!

She's just so purdy :-D

I wanted to use more than one sentiment but in a different way and since Amber's a cheerleader what better than having the sentiments coming out of the megaphone.

This is one of gorgeous new ribbons I am selling on my website and yes it comes this way. I've been wanting to use this one for's a lovely soft pink and would be perfect for a baby card.

The other Ladybugs have got some megalicious inspiration for you so make sure you check their blogs and while you're there why not leave some Ladybug Love. I know some of you might think what you have to say isn't important or worry your comment might sound silly but believe me when I say your comments push us to work that bit harder to bring more inspiration your way.

Have a great TLT and I'll...

Catch ya later x


Lisa Jane said...

Hey there .. what a fab card - its so full of fun and life!
The pink is so pretty too... and the ribbon is delic !
But there is one thing puzzling me .. whats a kitchen sing?.. sounds like fun!
Lisa x

Pami said...

hee, hee, just read Lisa's comment! I think this such a fun card too, so pink and girly. I love the scallops and of course the ribbon! I am cutting out my images a lot now as well, in fact it looks odd if I don't!! Pami x

theCook said...

Love ly card, love the several layers of scallops!

Lizy said...

Hi again Kerry!
Thanks for letting me in on what BFF's are...I've found them and they're GORGEOUS! I will have to save up for some now as I spent all my money in Harrogate on Sunday! (or win one!)

The offset circle is available at...

They have LOADS of other gorgeous dies too....I am going to be doing some serious saving and spending this year!

Thanks for popping by again...going to check out the challenge now...not gonna be late this time!!
Lizy x

Mary J said...

You clever little thing, Kerry! Adore how you've done the sentiment! all that pink - sugary sweet and scrumptiouslicious!!

M xxx

DesignerDiva said...

Fabulous card Kerry that ribbon is lush! I'm working my way through all the ladybugs and will be following you all by the end of the day LOL
Many thanks for choosing me as your winner last week, you have a great challenge blog
Laurie x

pinky said...

Monochromatic covered perfectly Kerry. Love that pretty pleated ribbon and all the pinkyness;)

Whimsey said...

Super cute; you did monochrome perfectly (unlike Mary Poppins who cheated and colored a PINK cake ***gasp***)!

Love the pleated ribbon and those gorgeous megaphones - oh yeah baby, shoutin' from the rooftop. :D


Anita said...

Your card is so pretty. I love all that "pinkness" and it's so girly! Love the scallops and that ribbon is so yummy looking!

Suzy Q said...

What I LOVE about your blog is that I learn something new each time I visit!!! I always thought monochrome was black & White too!!!! Who knew!!! Lol!
Love the card & that ribbon is just SUPER DUPER!! ;) I'm gonna have to treat myself to some of your scrummy ribbon & those lovely BFF images!! Xx

Amanda R said...

Your coloring rocks Kerry! And I love how you made the words come out of the megaphone, great idea! Need to check out your new ribbon selection, Mary used some beautiful ribbon from the store on her card too.

Diane's Card Designs said...

This is beautiful Kerry. I love this image and your colouring is fab. The ribbon and the layers at the bottom are very effective.
Diane :-) xx

Hayley @ said...

Gorgeous card Kerry, perfect for a little girl! Love how you've created the sentiment with the megaphone!!! Missed you all xxx