Sunday, 4 July 2010

A couple of challenges

Hi there! I've been a busy bee today, but I'm only showing you this card at the moment, as the others might be spotted by the people who are going to receive them! This is a birthday card for a friend, but I also made it with the new Penny Black at Allsorts challenge in mind, where the theme is 'A burst of summer colour'. I'm also entering it into the By the cute and Girly Challenge, where the theme is 'Warm Summer Days'.
Apart from a piece of orange paper used to mat the main image, every bit of this started life as a white piece of card. The stamps are all Penny Black as follows:
brushstroke flower - 2661K
corner - 3859H
paisley swirls - slapstick 40-011
This last one might be becoming my favourite stamp of the moment - it is so versatile. I used spiced marmalade, dried marigold, shabby shutters and mustard seed distress inks, and the leaves and flower are made using flower creations3 and assorted leaves shapeabilities. I hope the combination of colours meets the requirements for both challenges. Thanks for looking!
P.S. There is another week to go on my blog candy for followers and I've got 98 of you lovelies. Please pop your name into Mr Linky above if you would like a chance to win the two Tim Holtz stamps above x


  1. Hi Sally

    I like very much. Favourite stamps, colours and TH inks of course. Beautiful work.

    Hope you and the family are all well, only a cpouple of weeks to go now till the end of term, bet you are counting the days.

    Thank you for joining in our first Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  2. Fantastic colours, Sally - love everything about this and of course that's one of my favourite flower stamps. I love Penny Black flowers. Gorgeous.

  3. Fabulous card Sally - love the ornate patterns and vibrant colours. The Penny Black flowers are so stylish and so is your card!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  4. Oh wow Sally this is divine what glorious colours I so love that edge stamping and the flower is beautiful oh I do love this lots.
    Lorraine x

  5. Sally , stunning, Elegant all of these and more, its so gorgeous.
    hugs chris xx

  6. What a beautiful and stylish card!!
    Love it! :)


  7. I knew this was one of yours as soon as I saw the thumbnail! Gorgeous as always. Love that flower. x

  8. Hi Sal

    So beautiful - I have that corner stamp and felt pleased I had thought to use if to create a circle .. .. I would never have thought to use it like this. Wonderful.

    Those paisley swirls are looking a bit "needed" too!!

    I hope you had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  9. This is fabulous Sally. You are so creative. I love that you have made all the backgrounds yourself.
    Hugs, Clare x

  10. Stunning card Sally love how you created the border with the corner stamp and ofcourse one of Penny Blacks beautiful brush stroke flowers. xx Zoe

  11. Lovely card. Love that border, have a crafty day

  12. What a fabulous border Sally. Love the hot spicy colours on here. It's a stunner!

    Lesley Xx

  13. Well, you've done it again, Sally. I'm sat here drooling. This is stunning and what wonderful colours.
    I love how you've created the designs with that corner stamp.
    Hope all is well at your end. Not long until the Summer Hols now, although I know it's a busy time at school.
    Don't work too hard.
    Hugs Lisax

  14. Totally gorgeous Sall, I hunted high and low fr that stamp after seeing it done with cosmic shimmer powders a couple of years ago - love what you've done with it
    x Michelle

  15. Oh fabulous card, love the gorgeous work and sunny summer colours.

  16. Beautifully made Sally! Love the hot orange colour.

  17. Stunning card Sally
    Love the techniques and the colour are fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing thus with us on our first Penny Black at Allsorts challenge.
    Good luck in the draw.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  18. Beautiful card. Lovely colours and nice patterns. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna


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