Monday, 21 July 2014

Tuning up for your birthday

Happy Monday morning folks
This is my last Monday at work before the summer break - lots of cleaning and tidying to be done today. Display boards to be backed and fresh new displays to be put up ready for September. Books are all labeled so I am feeling very pleased with myself. I can finish tomorrow knowing that we are all set for the new school year in September.
The challenge at Penny Black and more challenge is Dies and Punches and seeing as I have just a few of those I decided to give it a go. Here is my card for the challenge - 
I began by covering a 6 inch card blank with a striped paper from a new LOTV paper pad called up, up and away (this is soooo gorgeous and will probably become one of my favourites). I then cut another of the papers with Tonic's Happy Birthday sentiment die set and attached it to the card with foam tape. I then cut the striped paper with the smaller 2 dies in the set and attached to the card as a diamond with foam pads.
The image is from Penny Black (a prize from last months challenge) which I have coloured with the following Promarkers - 
  • dog - sandstone, caramel, burnt sienna and henna
  • overalls - denim blue, polar blue and twilight sky
  • box - cinnamon and cocoa
  • car - oasis, rock pool, ivory, pastel beige, ice grey 1, ice grey 2, ice grey 3, ice grey 4 and ice grey 5
  • ground - warm grey 1 and warm grey 3
  • sky - pastel blue

I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set along the bottom of the image and then cut the image out with one of the dies from the Tonic die set, inked whilst still in the die with tumbled glass distress ink and attached to the card with foam pads.

The happy birthday sentiment is from Tattered Lace and began life looking like this - 
After I attacked it with a pair of scissors it looked like this - 
The joy of Tattered Lace dies!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - 
- July challenge - punches and dies

Thank you for stopping by and reading my ramblings.



  1. Lovely to see you using your prize and you coloured it perfectly.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  2. Please you like your new PB stamp Lesley and he looks great in the pretty frame and so nicely coloured as well.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Dies and Punches theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. This is fab! My fave colours and that stamp would suit my dad perfectly!!

  4. Lovely card and a great fun Penny Black stamp.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ allsorts and good luck x Susan x