Friday 18 May 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 201 - In the Garden

This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where the theme is In the Garden.  The toppers were made using a little Penny Black stamp called Carnival which I've had for some time but have never got around to using.

On the three toppers going down diagonally from the top right corner I coloured the stamp using Stampin' up's stampin' write pens in Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo and Old Olive and spritzed the stamp with water before stamping.  The other two toppers were second, third and fourth overlapped impressions after respritzing.  

The three matching toppers were cut out using plain square Nestabilities, the edges sponged with Melon Mambo ink and then they were matted on to scalloped squares in Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive cardstock.   Matching metallic thread was wrapped around the corners of the scalloped square to make a frame and green pearls added to the centres of the large flowers  

On the other two toppers the edges were distressed before being sponged with ink, they were matted onto Rich Razzleberry scalloped squares and little pink seed beads were stitched in the centres of the flowers.

Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive cardstock were used for the backing layers and the Happy Birthday paper was created on the computer.  The Happy Birthday sentiment was cut from this backing paper.  To finish it off  Stampin' up's Rich Razzleberry and Rose Red ribbons were added and Melon  Mambo ink was sponged around the scalloped edges of the base card .

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 201 - In the Garden
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Add Ribbon
Papertake Weekly Challenge - In the Garden
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Flowers 
Paper Shelter Challenge 64 - Birthday Card with Sentiment
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - May Flowers
Truly Scrumptious Challenge 80 - Anything Goes
I Brake for Challenges - I Brake for Florals
Cupcake Craft Challenge 192 - Birthday with no Designer Papers
Hooked on Craft Challenge 20 - Flowers

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. Hi Liz...thank you for joining in the garden challenge at Penny Black Saturday this week with your gorgeous card...hugs kath xxx

  2. Hi Liz this really is so pretty! What a lovely stamp too and I love your colour combo. Good luck inthe challenge hugs Susan x

  3. Fab card, love the cute little squares....

  4. Such a fantstic card and everything works so well together
    x catherine

  5. ooooh this one is sooo cute,


  6. this is stunning liz.i love the stamped panels and great colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  7. Gorgeous creation, love the layout!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. A stunning card - the colours are beautiful.
    Kath x

  9. Liz
    All from one stamp - just a beautiful card! Hugs

  10. Such a fun, festive card! Donna ♥ x

  11. Hello Liz; I like your stamp and you really did the most out of it on this card!

    Thanks for participating with your cute card in Crafty Ribbons bi-monthly challenge and welcome back Thursday for a new one!!

    La Vikinga

  12. Gorgeous card! Beautiful colours and layout! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  13. Your card is simply gorgeous. thank you for joining us at Hooked on crafts.'
    Hugs Jackie

  14. Fantastic card and colours Liz. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  15. Gorgeous card, love your design and gorgeous image. Seen it on MIM. Carolxx

  16. Great card. I love the look. It is awsome that you made a fantastic card with just one stamp. I saw it on MIM.

  17. Lovely card...and brilliant way of using one stamp but doing four images.. looks lovely... saw you on Make it Monday
    CLaire x

  18. Hello. I saw this Beautiful card on MIM..Faye

  19. Hi Liz! Wanted to let you know that you are the winner at our challenge this week at The Sisterhood of Crafters. Please send me your email address and I will make sure you get your $9 Gift Voucher from Shelly's Images. CONGRATS!!

  20. Stunning card hun..what a lovely idea.
    Saw this on Make it Monday..

  21. I just love how you used the same stamp so many times. Great layout, colors and card. It caught my eye on MIM. Thanks, for if I could only remember to CASE it! LOL

  22. Hi

    Wow, this is gorgeous!!
    Love this layout such a pretty stamp set.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  23. Wow - I love this layout! Very pretty!
    I'm so happy that you joined us this week with your lovely creation!

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  24. Wow this is just gorgeous. I love the layout. I saw your project on Make it Monday - thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  25. This is such fun and so pretty! I saw it over on Make It Monday and came to leave you some love .