Thursday, 13 May 2010

Penny Black 100th Saturday Challenge

Well, I have finally completed my card for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge. You wouldn't believe that I started this last weekend and it has taken me until today to fit time in to put all the bits together! This week's challenge is a special one because it is the 100th challenge set.

I bought a lovely Penny Black stamp last week called 'Greetings' (3706H) and decided to use it for my card this week:

I used a Craftwork Cards blank. The papers are set on Bazzill Basics 'Pirouette' card. Not sure about the paper at the back with small daisies on as it has no brand on the back. The papers to the front and around the image are Bright Grey 'Green at Heart'.

I added some pink gems and the sentiment is an English Stamp Company clear stamp (bought for me by my dear sis).

I'm chuffed I managed to complete another challenge! Thanks to Jackie for the inspiration I got from her beautiful card.

Sue x

Sunday, 2 May 2010

How Much Fun Was That!

Do you know, I love to look at the cards made by other bloggers each week for various challenges and some of them really are fabulous. This week I have finally plucked up the courage to join in the fun and have a go myself. I have looked at the Penny Black Challenge this week - Let's Get Punchy and I have made the card below.

Actually, as I type this I'm thinking to myself the first challenge will probably be trying to link this card to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge site so that it can be seen by anyone! If I can't work it out quickly this may take a few days to accomplish!

This was the first outing for my Penny Black Constellations stamp (3867K). I stamped it using Brushed Corduroy distress ink and also distressed around the edge of the card.

The backing paper is K&Co but not sure of the design. I used a Fiskars Threading Water punch on the pink strip behind the image. I punched 2 flowers using an XCut and a Tonic Studios punch and put pink self adhesive gems in the centre.

The Craftwork Cards sentiment has been distressed with Brushed Corduroy and I punched out 10 small pink hearts and fixed them on the back with the points sticking out to look like petals.

For the corners of my image I made 2 pink photo corners and put 2 chocolate candy pieces from Craftwork Cards.

I really enjoyed having a go at the challenge and wish I'd tried one sooner! Let's hope it's the first of many to come. After making the card I felt there was something missing so I added a touch of glitter and then wasn't sure that I liked it with the glitter! Never happy!

Thanks for taking the time to look and have a great Bank Holiday weekend.
Sue x