Sunday, 20 May 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 202

Hello my Blog Friends

This challenge was too good to pass up.  The challenge which you can see described in full over at is all about Recycling.  Now, I don't know about you but I can never throw anything remotely craftworthy away - in fact my 'odds and ends' box (boxes) threaten to take over my craft room completely!  So doing this card was both a treat and a challenge.

I took a plain 6 inch square card and matted a piece of scrap Bo Bunny paper which I ripped around the edges and inked with Broken China DI.  The stamped image (Penny Black fireworks) was one that I had done previously and was a second generation stamped image using the Tim Holtz distress markers.  I did not believe Tim when he said that you could get a second and third image by 'huffing' on the stamp - he was right (oh ye of little faith) and this was the second stamping.  I coloured part of the stems in with a water brush.  The ribbon was some badly marked cream ribbon (from a gift box) and I used Broken China distress stain on it and then scrunched it up.  The butterfly was cut from another Bo Bunny paper and had been languishing in my bits box and the pearls were just three lonely odd sized pearls that I had in my stash.

If you do visit, I hope you will leave me a comment as I love to read them and if possible I will return the compliment (I am not on Facebook or Pinterest).  Thanks for looking.  Crafty hugs, Anne x


  1. What a beauty made from scraps of this and that! remarkable job! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  2. A gorgeous card, its really beautiful and such pretty colours :)

    Hugs, Karen xx

  3. ...what an absolute delight Anne, your use of 'recycled' materials is just fabby, the shabby background texture is such a cool contrast to the delicate 2nd generation stamping of those rather scrumptious flowers, add a flutterby and some vibrant ribbon & there she is - a winner in my eye!...loVely work Anne tis a gorgeous card indeed...Mel :)

  4. This is so delicate and those flowers are beautiful. You would never know it is second generation. Another stunner Anne. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. Hello Anne... this is gorgeous...a fab image and I love the

  6. Wow Wow Wow Anne, Absolutely fantastic. The colours stand out so well and those stamps are one of my favourites too. Perfect card. You are so very talented my friend. Hugs Rita xx

  7. Such a beautiful card Anne, love the blues such delicate colours... Love that stamp... o dear I feel another wee spend coming on!! Just perfect... Hugs May x x x

  8. Hello Anne,
    I've just been having a look at your card, it is lovely. The first to strike me were the colours then the composition. The flowers are beautiful.
    You must be very pleased with it, well done. It's nice to see Mel, Rita and May here.
    Have a good week.
    Lynn xx
    One I Made Earlier Today

  9. hi Anne, thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog. I've just had a wander around your blog and your cards are gorgeous!
    Claire xx

  10. Beautiful card! Love what you've done with the ribbon!! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! x

  11. Gorgeous card and such pretty colours


  12. beautiful job on the recycling anne...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  13. Beautiful card Anne, love the distressing, colours and image. My kinda card, love it. Carolxx

  14. Absolutely lovely card Anne, really love the colours. Yes, it did take ages to cut those snowflakes out which is why I only cut the three of them and left the others on the card for another time! Worst bit was how sweaty my hands were as it was 86F, the scissors kept slipping and I was afraid I'd slice the snowflake in half!!


  15. Beautiful card - great recycling!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  16. This card is so pretty Anne - the colour is gorgeous & you've made excellent use of bits & pieces. Love that stamp. I shall be getting out my scrap box now! Sx


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