Thursday 11 August 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 163 - Anything Goes

This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where the challenge is "Anything Goes".  I actually found it difficult to get started without any guidelines.  Mr Mojo has been on holiday too as I've had a virus and haven't had the enthusiasm for anything, not even crafting, but I enjoyed making this card once I got started.  It gave me the chance to play with two new stamps and a  new quickutz die.  I've had my eye on the Hero Arts Large Canvas Stripe background stamp for some time and gave in to temptation this week.  It landed on the doormat today so it needed to be tested.  I can see this one becoming a staple favourite.  I used Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight ink on the background, shading on the main image, adding colour to the tips of the daisies and around the edge of the card.  

The other new stamp is the main image which is a Penny Black one called "kickin'" and was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured using Promarkers.  I wasn't happy with the shading on the hammock so decided to glitter it instead to hide the flaws.  Not sure if it works but it certainly adds a bit of bling and led me to use glitter card for the fruit segments.  The image was cut out and mounted using circle nestabilities.  The message stamps were from a Fizzy Moon set.

The other new item to try was the Quickutz Citrus Slices die.  This is a double die so that you can create whole or half fruit slices.  The tiny flowers on the card are actually the centre piece for the whole slices.  Another Quickutz die was used for the leaves and daisies were punched from small and medium Woodware punches.  I ran the clear Sakura glitter gelly roll pen around the edges of some of the daisies to give them some sparkle and the daisy centres were made using a ringbinder hole punch.  The rosebuds are one inch circles punched, cut and coiled using a quilling tool.  The rosebud leaves are half inch circles scored in half with a little metallic gold ink sponged on the tips.

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges

Thanks for reading
Liz x


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Liz!

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  2. Super card! And such sweet handcrafted flowers!

  3. A super creation Liz and adore the fresh zingy colours.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  4. Wow, this is gorgeous Liz. I love the lemons!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.
    Clare x

  5. Oooo am loving the zingy colours and gorgeous flowers and lemons, Luv Sam x

  6. Oh this is so cute, gorgeous card.

  7. Hi Liz

    Wow what a gorgeous card love the lemon colour pallet you've used and what a sweet image. The layout is so pretty love all your flowers - oh and the sparkle is a lovely touch too! (But I'm very partial to sparkle...!!! LOL)

    Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Creative Inspirations and good luck.


  8. Such a pretty and colourful card Liz. It reminds me of a lazy, tropical holiday in the sun. Wouldn't we all like to be there! All the colours work beautifully together.
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us next month too.


  9. Gorgeous card, lovely colours. Love the idea of the lemons with the teddy's lemonade.
    Thanks for visiting and your nice comments.

  10. gorgeous card the lemony colours....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  11. Very pretty, I love all the flowers, thanks for sharing with us at craft your passion, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  12. Super card, thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxo

  13. A gorgeous card. I love the flowers and lemons faming the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  14. Gorgeous card, Liz - I love the lemon/green/white colour scheme - great idea to add lemons too!! And I have that HA background stamp on order atm, can't wait 'till it arrives!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  15. I adore your card. Everything about it is just
    gorgeous from the the glitter to the paper. And I think I must have that citrus die!!!

  16. Oh I love this, it is so fresh and beautiful. Thank you for joining in with our Holiday Fun challenge at Die Cut Dreams this time. Good luck.
    Dawn x

  17. What a lovely card, love the colours
    thank you for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Love Jan

  18. Oh wow this is a beautiful card, lovely image and colours and the I think the glitter looks lovely too. Great use of die cuts and punches. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
    Kim xXx

  19. Awh, such sweet and pretty card! Lovely colors and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  20. Wow! This card is amazing! Very very pretty!!!

    Thank you for particpating in the Craft Us Crazy Anything Goes challenge!

  21. Hi Liz Sorry to be so late commenting, what a sizzling super Summer card! Love the mellow yellow and those flowers you made. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations