Monday, 9 April 2012

Two Challenge Entries

Hello lovely blog friends

I have seen two challenges that I would like to enter.  The first is Penny Black Saturday Challenge week 196 over at 

One of the Design Team, Helen has set a challenge called 'Case It' where you take inspiration from Helen's own card, it can be colour, design etc. The Design Team have come up with some amazing work.  Check it out if you get a moment.  Here is my card:

I have embossed on white and red card (the red card is co-ordinations and I have sanded it).  The red rose is stamped and water coloured using Tim Holtz distress markers, the ribbon is some beautiful vintage ribbon from Sam Poole and I added three tiny gems as an accent.

The second challenge is Challenge #19 - A Nautical Theme which is being run by Fashionable Stamping Challenges over at  

I decided that I wanted to do something completely different so I used an old sardine tin (cleaned of course)!  I coloured it in alcohol inks, made a small frame to fit the outside rim, which I added some glitter to.  For the inside I used distress inks to create my idea of an underwater colour, stamped some swirls to look like sea grasses and stamped and raised up the sea horse.  I put some corrugated card around the outside edges of the tin and added some twine to finish it off.  I stamped some starfish and a shell and added some beautiful faux pearls to one side.  It was a little challenging working in such a small space!  Here it is:

If you do visit, please leave me a comment, I love to receive them and always try to visit the blogs of those who do leave comments.  Crafty hugs, Anne x


  1. WOW! Anne, These are fantasic, love the card red & white ... Perfect.. Well! what can I say about the tin its just an amazing creation I adore it, great job, Fab, Fab, Fab, Hugs May x x x x

  2. Gorgeous card Anne love the embossing and a very clever altered sardine

  3. Hi Anne,Your card is a stunner love it and the sardine tin is fab :)
    Hugzz Val xx

  4. Not a fan of sardines but I might be now after seeing what you have done with the tin it looks good enough to eat now lol. Beautiful card as well.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  5. Love that rose stamp Anne, and your sardine tin made me smile. It's good to think outside the box (or inside the tin in this case!!)
    Good luck with these challenges. Hugs, Buttons x

  6. Hi Anne. What a fabulous card. I love the texture and your Rose/ribbon finish it off. Great recycling of the sardine tin too and a fab keepsake. Hope you are feeling better after your virus. TFS.........hugs Annie x

  7. Both your projects are fabulous! the sardine tin idea is inspired - I do love resycling! Thank you for your comments on my blog. I didn't do WOYWW last week either but will hopefully be able to do it this week. I didn't get your message about the stamps unfortunately. Have a good day xx

  8. Hi Anne, the sardine can is almost like a 3-D ATC! I love the amout of detail you have managed to get into a very small area...and it looks fantastic! ,
    And I think the swirls are an ingenious way to add seaweed.
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  9. Your altered sardine can looks wonderful, great idea.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  10. Just a very beautiful card, it looks gorgeous, chic, perfect.

  11. Wow, I love your altered tin, you have so many super details in such a small space. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  12. Gorgeous card - love your embossing...really elegant!
    Thanks for CASE-ing my card for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  13. These are both great challenge entries. The card is wonderful with the embossing and the altered sardine can is very well done. I really like both of these entries.

  14. I love your little altered tin....mmm? would look great in my mermaid book! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  15. gorgeous card anne..I love red and white...crisp and clean...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

  16. I love your card, the red and white is stunning. I am really starting to fall in love with the coredinations papers, its a great effect. TFS Cindy

  17. woooow what a wonderful creations
    hugs Pia

  18. I love, love, love that red and white card!!! Great layout, color combo, embossing... You won't mind it I borrow the layout, will you?
    Um, sardines... I'd feed them to my cats just so I could have the tin HA!!! Always a fan of re-using. Your creation is wonderful!!!
    You always inspire me. With your beautiful work and your sweet comments on my blog.

  19. Hi Anne, loving your altered tin, it is fabulous and such a great idea, it fits our challenge beautifully, thanks so much for sharing it with us at FSC. XX

  20. Love your gorgeous card.

  21. Great take on Helen's card - thanks for joining in this week at Penny Black,

    Liz x
    PS - love your sardine tin too!

  22. Beautiful nautical design, love that altered tin. Perfect for our challenge! ;) Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC! x

    Ps. Come and join my 2nd Blogaversary candy ;-). Hope to see you there and good luck!

  23. Love the alcohol inks, it is really cool looking!

    Visiting from Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Nautical
    Please stop by and say hello! :-)

  24. This is absolutely - so very, very creative - I love it.

  25. I was so taken with your tin - I forgot to tell you how very lovely your card is!!

    1. Thank you Sandy, the tin has gone to live in North Carolina, with Sandee and her altered book! Glad you liked it. Ax


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