Black & White & Red All Over – PDCC97

We have a challenge this week from The Play Date Cafe and, since the Mojo Monday folks are on vacation for two weeks, I had to do it.  Each month there is a challenge at The Play Date Cafe involving the use of black & white with a splash of some other color.  This month it is red.  

I have been wanting to use my Cheery Lynn dies and this was my big opportunity!  I feel that when you don’t have color to make a statement you need detail.  Of course, this red does make quite a statement!

Spellbinders newest dies will take some time and coupons to acquire but I did manage to get some of the Fleur de Lis dies and the Scalloped Circle while HL had them all for 40% off last week.  The rest of the recipe is plain black and white cardstock and some ribbon I had in my stash.  And, if you look closely, you can see that I embossed the white background with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder.

Ah, yes, and before I forget to give credit where credit is due I must thank Becca Feeken at  She has a tutorial on how to make your own bow maker which I have done (made one as an RAK for Milu, too!).  She also has several tutorials on different bows to make with this device.  I usually have to go to her website to review the tutorial every now and then for the more complicated ones.  Her bows are so easy and so lush.  Thank you, Becca!

Here is our challenge photo from The Play Date Cafe:

Those cupcakes are making me hungry for chocolate.  No surprises here; I’m pretty much ready for chocolate any time!

Let me hear from you.  Your kind words mean so much to me and I truly appreciate the time and effort you put into supporting my creativity.

About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired, never been so busy..! One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! And, actually, all the rest of our home is built around that craft room. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty-five years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg with our circle of friends are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren and four great-grandsons. Two of my three grown daughters and one of my two grandgirls live right across the yard from my husband and I. The youngest daughter, her husband, and our grandpups live in our same town. I have been teaching a paper crafting class for over three years and the ladies in the group have become a second family. We are well and truly blessed with people and critters to love..!
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3 Responses to Black & White & Red All Over – PDCC97

  1. Ann says:

    The scroll work is beautiful. Reminds me of New Orleans ironwork. And I sure do love your ‘signature’ red bow.

  2. Dana Braun. says:

    Love, love, love this one. Black and white are always a favorite with me and then when they’re accented with that splash of red…..pizzazz! The photography of this work of art is especially nice also.

    • Thank you, my dear. I would never have thought of you as a black&white enthusiast! The photography gets a little trickier with the cloudy days we’ve been having. This old dog is learning lots of new tricks!

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