Category Archives: black and white

Random zentangle card


I did try to make this zentangle pattern random but it is very difficult not to end up making a pattern, not that it would have mattered in the slightest.  I shaded in the wide areas rather than the pointy areas just to get a different look.  The photo is taken from above and it looks curved because my card wouldn’t lie flat.  Instead of black and white I might do this one again in colour next time.

Zentangle birthday card


Another zentangle birthday card, they are great for guys cards and you can make them as intricate and fussy as you like.
I stamped the greeting first then drew in the rectangular border.  Masked it then stamped some cogs and some dots.  The rest is doodled zentangle.

Inks:  Black document ink
Card:  black, white,
Stamps:  Stampin up Cheers and wishes, Sense of time and Circle of friendship
Other:   black Pitt pens, masking tape

Black and white birthday card: cooking


I love this image of a woman baking a steaming hot pie and it was just right for Grace to go along with the cook book for her birthday.
Hope you had a fab birthday Grace!

Inks:  Distress ink Black soot, Memento Tuxedo black
Card:  white card, black card
Stamp:  Stampin up Polka dot background
Other:  Image from Karen’s whimsy , Black velvet ribbon, black button, black nail heads, white silk flower, glitter pen, Plastic doily used as a stencil

Tegan’s birthday tag

I have been rather busy and am just catching up with posting my crafty makes here so I hope you had a fantastic birthday Tegan! I made her a tag for her growing collection and I love this little Japanese girl stamp.

Inks: black document ink
Card: white and black
Stamps: Hero Arts four dolls, Judikins bamboo, Dorrie doodle Oriental cherry blossoms
Other: heart brad, lucky rabbit sticker and tiny flower sticker, glitter pen, black tassel

Black and White ATCs

Happy New Year!
I wish you all the very best for this coming year and I would like to thank you for all your comments you have been kind enough to leave over the past year. I get inspiration from visiting other crafter’s blogs so I hope in sharing my crafty work (and my mistakes) that my blog gives some inspiration and tips to others too.

This is the my first blog entry of 2010. It is soooo cold just now and my craft room is the coldest room in the house so I haven’t been doing much in it recently.

Here are my 3 ATCs for the ukstampers swap – this month’s theme is black and white with a twist: the twist being that we have to make a tag too. Now I have just kept to the black and white theme for my tag and there is also a floral thing going on in them all too (not intentional at all!). The doll ATC was inspired by Gail Milburn’s article in the Craft stamper mag Feb 2010 issue.



Inks: Black document ink, Versacolor white pigment ink, Distress ink black soot
Card: White card, black textured card, piece of black textured paper (from inside of chocolate box)
Stamps: Hero arts four dolls, Stampin up sense of time, The artistic stamper hound’s tooth, Tapestry stamps Yummy garden (plus others), Clarity stamps corner, Michael Strong Cloisonné vase
Other: brad, square button, paper rose, blossoms, pearls, black sequins, lace, crackle glaze, ribbon, black mesh, sparkle pens

Sleepy cat black and white ATCs

sleepy cats B_W

Black and white is the theme for the UKstampers April ATC swap so I have gone with; the same stamp, same colours and the same embellishments but keeping each one unique.

Inks: versamark (with white opaque embossing powder), Brilliance graphite black, alcohol ink pitch black
Card: white glossy, plain black, plain white
Stamps: Michael Strong’s Cloisonné cat, Stampers anonymous Urban tapestry
Other: gelly stardust pens black and white, black gems, black feathers, black velour cord

I used compressed air on drops of black alcohol ink and glossy white card to make the black and white splatter background ( Tim Holtz technique) then randomly stamped the tiny splatters.
Can you spot the mouse?