Saturday, 2 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 204

Hello Blog Friends

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  I am entering this challenge because I actually have a Penny Black stamp which I feel suits the challenge this week and it is one of my favourites.  For more info on the challenge please pop over to where you will find all the details.

The challenge this week is 'case it' where you are given a card, this week the card is by the lovely Kath Stewart (the lady who inspired me to start my blog) of and this is my take on Kath's card.

I stamped the PB Mixed Media stamp onto white card and coloured it with promarkers.  I cut away about one third of the stamp to allow room for the other elements.  I decoupaged the top two flowers.  I embossed the background red card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, in music to match the music in the stamp and sanded it to make a feature of the music.  I had to cut out the circle freehand as I cannot get my Martha Stewart circle cutter to work (!).  The middle strip is cut in two, edges rounded, holes and red eyelets added.  I distressed the edges of all the pieces with fired brick distress ink and assembled the card.  The sentiment is a stamp from Sam Poole.  The flowers were from my craft box and I put Swarovski crystals in the centre of each flower.

If you do visit, I hope that you will leave me a comment and I will do my best to return the compliment (not on Facebook or Pinterest though).  Thank you for looking, crafty hugs, Anne x


  1. love your card, so much detail,I like the strip with the eyelets and thats a great freehand circle! fabulous card.Now I'm off to PB site to see what inspired it.


  2. I love all the layering and detail you add to it! Your such a wonderful crafty person!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  3. wow this is stunning, love the stamp image and the circle frame really makes it pop

  4. ...Anne what a delight this is, loVe your embossed backround with the music notes, great stamping & inky work, you have a very steady hand indeed as thats a perfect circle...simply superb!...Mel :)
    Kath is a very inspiring talented lady & so glad you did start your wonderful to look at blog...xx

  5. This is gorgeous Anne,love the stamp and your wonderful

  6. Beautiful card Anne - I love that stamp too and your use of texture is just fabulous! Hope you're enjoying the weekends celebrations! Hugs Rachel xx

  7. Anne, your card is just Stunning. I love the stamp you have used and the way the frame brings it all to-gether. Hugs Rita xx

  8. A stunning card, Love the image.
    Your freehand circle is brilliant - must have a steady hand! Love the eyelet strip at the back, really sets it off.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  9. Have you realised how professional your cards look? Next step will be a design team I fancy. This is a bit of a masterclass and I love the lacing/embossing. Congrats Anne - you are so talented. Hugs, Buttons x

  10. Wow! This really is a stunning take on Kaths card. Hoping to join in the challenge later in the week. Love Michele xx

  11. Gorgeous card, Anne! I love the brilliant red and white with the little touches of black. Thank you for your lovely post on my blog about the giveaway over at The Artistic Stamper.
    I so enjoyed reading of your experience watching all of those boats on the Thames. I can only imagine how glorious it was. The Queen stood then entire time....she is amazing!! I am proud and I am not only not British...I'm sitting in my craft room in middle America! haha Enjoy the rest of your day. <3 Candy

  12. Hi. Anne
    Fabulous take on the challenge ... Love the pstamp you have used ...
    Hugs sylvie
    XxI am your new follower x

  13. You are so talented Anne. I love how you put things together.
    Hope you are having a nice Jubilee weekend.
    Love Lynn xx

  14. Wow, such a beautiful card! Fantastic work.

    hugs Zimtschnecke

  15. Fabulous card Anne I love the stamp and colours. Stunning !! The queen and her family were amazing. I was so sorry to see such poor weather and the philharmonic orchestra choir were soaked but did an amazing job. Enjoyed the concert at night too. I have friends who were lucky to get tickets for the concert at BP. Looking forward to watching it on tv. Xx

  16. Gorgeous card Anne, I love the design and colours.. adore that stamp.. your creations are simply stunning..Hugs May x x x

  17. How fabulous is this Anne…….
    What gorgeous details, fabulous stamping and the colour is superb, well done.
    Great work Hugs Elaine

  18. Hi Anne, this card is just perfect. Great colours, great colouring, great layout, great take for Case-it!
    Hugs Claudia

  19. Ooooo Adore this card Anne.It is well balanced, striking and warm. BJ

  20. Hi your take on my card and are you saying it's my fault that you are now an addicted blogger.....thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  21. Hi Anne, Love your take on Kath's card, it's stunning. The embossed background looks fab and the colour is perfect. xx

  22. Absolutely beautiful, love how the flower stands out.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

  23. Love this Anne - perfect image and love all your details. Fantastic hand cut circle too - great job! Thanks for joining in this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
    Pauline x

  24. Beautiful card Anne. I love the colours and the way you have incorporated music into 2 elements. Very stylish. PS thanks for leaving a comment on my blog -appreciated. :)

  25. What a great take on Kath's card both in the layout and musical theme. The red flowers makes the stamped image pop.
    Liz xx


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