Sunday, 11 January 2015

So special

Good afternoon folks.

How's your Sunday going. I hope the stormy winds have not caused too much damage in your area. At least it has stopped raining here now.
The challenge at Allsorts this week is new and cute and you can't get much cuter than a Penny Black Hedgie. Also he is a new stamp which covers the new part. This is the card I have made for the challenge - 
Apologies for the photo quality, blame the horrible, dull January weather
I began by embossing a piece of white centura pearl with Penny Black's Dotlets stencil and inking through the stencil with tumbled glass distress ink. I then matted it onto a piece of pastel blue centura pearl and wrapped a piece of blue ribbon (from The Hobby House) around the centre. I attached the whole thing to a 6 inch scalloped card blank.
The image is Penny Black's In a nutshell which I stamped onto watercolour card and then coloured with the following Spectrum Noir pencils - 
  • shell - 089, 091 and 095
  • flower - 056, 058, 047, 015, 020, 022, 065 and 068
  • Hedgie - 003, 005, 004, 009, 099, 096 and 104
  • sky - 066 and 112
I cut the image out with a Spellbinder's oval nestie, inked whilst still in the die with tumbled glass distress ink and then matted onto a Spellbinder's lacey oval cut from pastel blue centura pearl. I attached it to the card with foam pads.

I attached a piece of blue baker's twine (from the Ribbon Girl) to the top of the card, cut 2 Penny Black pennants from pastel blue centura pearl and then snipped them into singles. I then attached them to the baker's twine and added blue gems (from the Ribbon Girl) to the joins.
I stamped a sentiment from LOTV's sentiment tags onto watercolour card, cut it out and then arranged it at the bottom corner of the card with flowers from the Ribbon Girl.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - - week 293 - new and cute - January challenge -stencils, masks and embossing folders (stencil) - January - New (stencil, die and stamp)
Spectrum Noir Facebook challenge - January - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by



  1. A very quick visit, we've had no internet the last few days and sounds like it's going to be off again for server maintenance but just wanted to check on your latest makes and say hello. And also thanks for joining in at Allsorts and PB&M.

    B x

  2. Fabulous and so sweet card. Beautiful details.
    Thank you for sharing at my "new and cute" theme at Allsorts
    and Penny Black and more, good luck;-))m

  3. Adorable card, love the sweet cute stamp
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'New & Cute' challenge and Penny Black & More challenge and good luck x Susan x

  4. Adorable, I love all the details. Thank you for sharing this project with us at Allsorts, good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you again!

  5. Lovely card and beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  6. Awww...such a sweet card!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x