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23 July 2014

ALWAYS {DigiStamps4Joy Challenge 97}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #97}

Another design team project for our  challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog.  I had the honour of choosing the theme for this challenge, and went for BLACK AND WHITE.  Never did I realise how difficult black and white actually is, lol. 

I have used the following images from DigiStamps4Joy:
  1. MISTERI AFRICAN QUEEN
  2. ZEBRA
The images have been coloured with Copics.  The brads are from my stash. The design paper is from BasicGrey and FabScraps.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC .

Looking forward to seeing your BLACK AND WHITE creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #97.


Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:
A big welcome to my new Followers, hope you will enjoy your visits here.  Also thank you to my loyal and faithful followers who always leave such wonderful inspiration here for me to feast on.  Leaving you with a wedding layout I did some years ago using the same BasicGrey design paper I have used on my card above. The couple is Angie and Enrico Nel (my SIL's son).


Crafty hugs

70 comments:

Gitte said...

Beautiful card and pictures. :-)

hellerlittle said...

Love your b/w Card... it´s so true !!!
And your LO Looks perfect with the craft behind !!!
CU hellerlittle

Pia S said...

Your card looks fantastic in B&W and with that Zebra as background! And yes, B&W cards can be quite challenging to make, but you did so well with this design.

Lexie said...

Fabulous monochrome card, Sweetie. Absolutely love that Misteri African Queen image...stunning. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and a fab design.xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

WOW what a beautiful card here today again DesirĂ©, really gorgeous work. I´ve always admired these black and white cards, because they´re sooo elegant, but I agree, they´re not that easy to make as they might seem, but this one has definitely turned out succesfull, that´s for sure.
Have a wonderful day a and week ahead.

Carole Z said...

HI Desire, a gorgeous card, as always beautiful coloured - love the monotone, it makes the girl really 'pop' - wonderful sentiment too, so true! Hugs Carole Z X

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Desire, I love your colouring of the image and the pretty embellishments. Anet x

Irene Watson said...

Stunning card!i love the black and white and all those wonderful elements you have added!inspirational!xx

brenda said...

Delightful work as always Desire and a lovely sentiment.

B x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Desire. I love the images, fabulous card shape and beautiful detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

fabulous card Desire and love the fold and black and white,great papers and embellishments-and amazing photos
Carol x

Janice said...

What a stunning card Desire and a super sentiment, love it, Jx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Desire. Love the image and colour scheme.
Lorraine x

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous card as always beautiful design and full of lots of lovely details x

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Desire, I love black and white. Looks sofisticated I think.
Hugs from Veerle x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Fab! I love the limited colours. Very nice x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Awesome card hun, love the image & the scrapbook layout is fabulous!
Hugs Shell xx

Stef H said...

this is simply beautiful! i love that you did it in black and white. i thought it was a bride. it's just gorgeous!

sgc said...

This is an adorable card! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's challenge.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Desire, I love it!!
Kevin xx

Debbie said...

Love this and such a cute digi. The zebra background is brilliant! Good luck in our challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps and thanks for joining in the fun!
DebbieM - PMS DT

1CardCreator said...

But you did it so well, love your card! Wow, your album is stunning, I love that black and white, what a gorgeous layout! ~Diane

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so unique and gorgeous!! I love the beautiful image!! Your folded embellishments look amazing as always!! Stunning card!! And beautiful layout, too!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Gideoni said...

Beautiful projects!!

chilli pip said...

Love the card and the wedding layout is so stunning.Black and white is always striking when done well

Lola said...

Such an inspirational message to go with your lovely, and unique beauty.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Desire.
Gr Karin

Chris said...

Gorgeous monochromatic design, sweet image, beautifully coloured and a great sentiment- another lovely card!
Your scrapbook page is fantastic, so many beautiful photos and memories.
Chris
x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This card and Wedding Layout are both really gorgeous. Those papers you have used for both are fabulous.
Hugs.
Cathy
Xx

Petra Swart said...

Hi Desire, jou kaartjie het so 'n heerlike Afrika gevoel en werk so goed in die swart en wit. Ek hou baie van jou sentiment! Pragtig!!!

Groete en 'n lekker Donderdag vir jou!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous monochrome card and love the image. Beautiful photographs too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Penny said...

Gosh, Desire, this is so dramatic! Love it! Wonderful design & bg for that sweet image! Love the DP you used, as well! :^)
And your SB pages are really pretty with this DP and the fab b/w photos! :^)
Hugs, Penny

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous monochrome card Desire, I love you image and wonderful design.
Pauline
x

Sue said...

Stunning card and gorgeous pictures..huggles Sue xx

~Tammy~ said...

So unique....so cool!

tampatha said...

wonderful card and a stunning layout! Great layers! Thanks for playing in our layer challenge at UYS and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT

JenniferD said...

Your Card is Amazing you just can't beat Black and White. I just noticed the Zebra how very very clever!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful coloring!!! Love the layout, too!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Dies/Punch" challenge!!
Diane TSH DT

Dortesjs said...

it looks fantastic great layers and all

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my dear Desire ... you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! This is fabulous and I also love the wedding layout you shared at the bottom of your post! Just fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Jacquie said...

Beautiful creation, love the Black & White. Great sentiment too.

Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz Challenge this week.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

downrightcrafty said...

wow this is fabulous Desire love mono
hugs Kate xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty!!!!!

Creative M said...

Fabulous & Creative card! Awesome pictures!!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*


Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous card Desire & a beautiful Layout!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog & leave a sweet comment!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Ellis said...

Fabulous card and great to use the zebra for the background! =)
Hugs, Elenor

sgc said...

So cute. Love the image and the sentiment! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's challenge.

Mrs A. said...

That's an amazing card shape. Love the image you have used. Hugs Mrs A.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...gorgeous card! I love your images and coloring, just stunning. Your photographs are just as beautiful, you really have an amazing gift.

THE BLUEBERRY BEAR said...

Your monochrome palette and the folded corners are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for BINGO! at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog. Good luck and please join us again soon!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
BUGABOO DT

Janine said...

Love all the black and white and your unusual shaped card. Thanks for joining us at FOSTV.

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card with a great monochrome image. Thanks for joining us this week for our monochrome challenge.
Karal DT for Eureka Stamps

Monica Taylor said...

Desire, your cards are always wonderful. Love those circles you put at the bottom of your cards. Monica, DT 613 Avenue Create.

Emily said...

Ooo, this is very nice! I love your folded paper accents. Thanks for joining us at Eureka and sharing your talent.

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is fantastic! I love the beautiful image and the striking black and white colour scheme. Your sentiments are always so inspiring too.
Rebecca.

Elaine said...

Beautiful card, and amazing wedding photos x

Flutterby Trina said...

Love the Black and White! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon xx

Diane said...

Another stunning card Desire !! Love it !! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a cute little card! I love the little African queen and feel of this card! The sentiment is amazing too! Super double page layout...black and white photo's against the kraft background is amazing! ;-)

Deonna Bemish said...

I love all of rhe black and white. The design is awesome. Thank you for sharing your creation with Through the Craftroom door this week.

craftybunny said...

Beautiful card.Clever idea to use the zebra image as a background.Love your folded paper embellishments,a nice touch.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x (GDT)

Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer said...

LOVE your beautiful card, Desire!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
Mags
x

Laurian said...

This is gorgeous Desire, I love your design!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!

Hugz

Laurian

Deborah Adams said...

What beautiful card. I like the color theme you chose for your image. And your layout is beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Scribble and Scrap Challenge.
Deborah DT

Lynette Jacobs said...

Beautiful card...love the folding techniques...and stunning 2 pager.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This black and white creation is really captivating. I see them all the time and don't really see one that is so intriguing and eye catching and so detailed. I love the mix of papers and designs. Fabulous design.

Emily Thubbron said...

Desire, your card is amazing. I love it. You amaze me.

CreatewithTlc said...

What a unique card....love the eye in the background.
Paulette