Wahoo – I’ve found my scissors! They were hiding in my ribbon box and I looked everywhere for those naughty Minkeys πŸ™‚

A card that hits two challenges’ buttons today. Firstly it uses the lovely sketch over at Basic Grey Challenge blog and then it incorporates embossing for the Penny Black Challenge blog. Sorted πŸ™‚

Details – the embossing used my cuttlebug and embossing folders and Core-dination card which I then sanded to show the core colour. The teal-coloured gems on the image are actually plastic beads that I cut in half with a button shank remover. The Penny Black image is coloured with Marvy Le Plume watercolour pens and cut out and shaped. I used a fine marker to add the extra stamen-like bits to the flower. Basic Grey Granola papers were used too πŸ™‚

Papers – Basic Grey Granola
Stamp – Penny Black
Inks – Distress inks
Colouring – Marvy Le Plume water colour pens
Usual Suspects – Silicone glue; 3D-glue; Double-sided tape; Paper Trimmer
Other – Button; Hemp string; Core-dination Black Magic card; Button Shank Remover; Fine Marker; Fine marker pen; Cuttlebug and embossing folder



  1. January 5, 2009 / 10:55 am

    Wow Kim this is stunning. Love the colour combination and the embossing.
    Cathy xx

  2. January 5, 2009 / 11:08 am

    Wow this is gorgeous, wonderful PB flower and adore the pearls.

  3. January 5, 2009 / 11:45 am

    Really luvly card Kim :o)x

  4. January 5, 2009 / 11:50 am

    Fabulous card just adore that classy PB flower
    Hugs Jacqui x

  5. January 5, 2009 / 12:00 pm

    beautiful card!!!!!

  6. January 5, 2009 / 1:40 pm

    Beautiful card! Love the dew drops and such striking color combo!

  7. January 5, 2009 / 1:43 pm

    Hello Kim, i am glad you found your scissors, i am always losing my small tweezers!! drives me mad when i can’t find them. I had 3 pairs but am down to only 1 now!! This is such a gorgeous card, love the colours and the detail in it. Hugs Lind ax

  8. January 5, 2009 / 2:35 pm

    What a fabulous blog. Congrats on winning apercrafter of the year. I’m sure it was a lovely pressie. I just stopped by to say thank you for your lovely comment and I am engrossed!

    Suzanne x

  9. January 5, 2009 / 4:06 pm

    Hi Kim, have just found your blog and its lovely. So full of inspiration. I just love this card, the stamp, colours and especially what you have done with the beads, it all works so well. Thanks for the comment on my blog, will pop back again soon, Heidi xx

  10. January 5, 2009 / 4:16 pm

    wowee..this is stunning…love everything about it and congrats on winning Papercrafter of the year
    on Papercraft Essentials.

  11. January 5, 2009 / 4:32 pm

    Fabulous card, so elegant, love the colour combo and that gorgeous flower stamp
    hugs Gill x

  12. January 5, 2009 / 4:55 pm

    Oh `Wow` Your card is `gorgeous` that Lilly is beutiful..I love your blog it`s full of the most beautiful!!!scrummy goodness..TFS…
    Thanks sooo much for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments!!!!:)
    `Congrats` on Papercrafter of the Year….Yaah!!!
    anf hey glad you found your scissors…I always loose mine…end up sitting on them loads of times..LOL…
    Have a lovely Evening:)~X~

  13. January 5, 2009 / 5:07 pm

    Firstly, congratulation on being Papercraft of the Year – how fantastic. And I love this card, it’s so striking.

  14. January 5, 2009 / 5:10 pm

    Kim this is beautiful! Love the pretty gems and what you did with the sketch, will have to check that one out. Hugs, Tammi

  15. January 5, 2009 / 6:13 pm

    Stunning card Kim, the image and the colours are beautiful. Debbie x

  16. January 5, 2009 / 6:31 pm

    woohoo!! glad you found those scissors!!! stunning card kim love the teal colour, beautifully put together. wishing you a fabby 2009 hugs mx

  17. January 5, 2009 / 6:54 pm

    Absolutely stunning card Kim, I love it :o)

    Have a good week.


  18. January 5, 2009 / 8:09 pm

    Kim this is stunning! So classy and elegant – gorgeous colours and I love the teal gems, they finish the card off perfectly

    hugs Bev x

  19. January 5, 2009 / 9:52 pm

    This is gorgeous Kim – love your colour combo and embossing with that v stylish imnage
    Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week
    Pauline x

  20. January 6, 2009 / 4:40 pm

    Big sigh! Wow Kim this is an incredibly beautiful card and I could stay here for a very long time drooling over it LOL! The flower is so beautiful and beautifully shaped and the little buttons look wonderful. Your choice of colours is stunning too. Chris x

  21. January 6, 2009 / 8:58 pm

    Oh wow Kim this is absolutely stunning, the flower is so elegant ~ I love it.
    Thanks for joining us this week.
    Happy New Year
    Tracie :)x

  22. January 6, 2009 / 9:46 pm

    Stunning card Kim and the flower is gorgeous. I love the bead detail, Hugs, Nikki x

  23. January 7, 2009 / 12:07 am

    Hi Kim, ooooooh this is just stunning, I love it, that flower is

  24. January 7, 2009 / 9:34 am

    Stunning card

  25. January 7, 2009 / 12:36 pm

    This is so beautiful! I love the stamp and fresh colours you’ve used! Thanks for joining in the PB challenge! xx

  26. January 7, 2009 / 3:53 pm

    Very elegant, Kim! I love it! I wasn’t sure about the Granola papers to be honest with you so I haven’t bought any but your beautiful card has me rethinking that decision. I just may have to get some after all, smile! Love the embossing of the Coredinations cardstock!

  27. January 7, 2009 / 4:06 pm

    Ohh I am so loving this one, love the colour love the beading its gorgeous



  28. January 7, 2009 / 4:09 pm

    What a fabulous card *wow*

  29. January 7, 2009 / 5:12 pm

    wow this is stunning gorgeous stamp and colours!

  30. January 7, 2009 / 6:46 pm

    Absolutely STUNNING Kim. Your take on Martine’s sketch is amazing. I love the Granola papers, they are so adaptable and you’ve adapted them beautifully and that flower is ‘to die for’.
    hugs Heather xx

  31. January 8, 2009 / 3:27 am

    Kim, what a beautiful card!!! I love that flower and those glass beads in that color just makes them pop!!! Great job on this challenge!!!

  32. January 8, 2009 / 8:23 pm

    Ooh yum, love the colours on this one. Love, Clare x

  33. January 9, 2009 / 2:04 pm

    This is beautiful Kim. Love the unusual colour combo. Hugs from Desire

  34. January 9, 2009 / 11:48 pm

    Your card is so striking and beautiful!
    Super job on the sketch interpretation!

  35. January 14, 2009 / 1:18 am

    I had to say I love this one πŸ˜€ Juliet

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