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

A card that hits two challenge buttons today. Firstly it uses the lovely sketch over at BasicGrey Challenge blog and then it incorporates embossing for the Penny Black Challenge blog. Sorted 🙂

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. BasicGrey Granola papers were used too 🙂

Papers – BasicGrey 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


Hen Nights

How about a card celebrating a hen night? Well, here is one that I made with Kaboodle Doodle papers for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, which has a Stars and Stripes theme and, coincidentally, an engagement announcement 🙂

Stamp – Penny Black
Papers – Kaboodle Doodle All Star
Colouring – Watercolour pencils; Letroset Aqua-promarkers
Inks – versafine black; distress ink walnut stain
Other – fine marker


Cupcakes again

OK, I confess – no, not to a cupcake obsession but to not having that many Penny Black stamps at the moment. So for this week’s Penny Black Saturday Challenge, I had to be a bit creative as I have now used all the stamps I have, all two of them! So for this week’s challenge, which is ribbons, I have only used part of a stamp 🙂

Can you guess which stamp it is from…?

Stamp – Penny Black; HOTP
Papers – Basic Grey Recess
Colouring – Watercolour pencils
Inks – VersaFine Black; Rangers Distress Inks Walnut stain
Other – Ribbon


My first…

Penny Black stamp was actually this ‘Bare Tree’ one, a recent buy that I’ve had my eye for a while and wanted an excuse to use it. Thought I would use it to have a go at the exciting first challenge from the new Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks guys for an excuse to use the stamp 🙂

The Challenge over at Tag You’re It this week is a fab colour scheme of Aubergine (eggplant), Olive and Ivory. What a great colour combo. Hope you like what I’ve done, it was fun to do.

So this tag was put together by stamping the image in aubergine onto white paper coloured with an olive ink pad. The corners were curled with a knitting needle and then the image was layered onto aubergine-textured card. The corners of this layer were also curled. This was then in turn layered onto an olive, textured card stock tag and the edges coloured with a dark olive ink pad. Aubergine and ivory buttons and embroidery thread were used to embellish the tag. An aubergine-coloured eyelet and some ivory, aubergine and olive ribbons and rickrack finishes the tag off.