Wednesday 4 July 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 208 - Hot Metal

This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where the challenge is "Hot Metal" and the card is also for a couple of close friends who celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary this week and for whom I was a bridesmaid.  

It was from Jenny's design team card that I got the inspiration to meet the challenge as, like Jenny, I had also bought the QVC kit which included these metal flowers but still hadn't got around to using them.  Unfortunately they had been rumbling around in a drawer for so long that some of them were badly scratched.  Whilst demonstrating the kit Dawn said these could be embossed so to match the black glittered flowers on the background paper I swiped the flowers with VersaMark ink and used Stampendous Disco Black embossing powder to emboss them.  The other metal pieces on the card were round silver brads which were also embossed and threaded through sequins to attach the flowers to the card.

The main image is the Penny Black stamp Squeeze 'til I Squeak and is coloured with Promarkers.  This stamp is a favourite of mine as I like using daisies in card making.  Usually I would have coloured the mice in shades of brown but to match the backing papers I've made these grey mice.  The image is framed using black card and So Saffron card from Stampin' up which were cut with nestabilities and grand nestabilites  plain and scalloped circles.  So Saffron grosgrain ribbon was used to make the bow and wrap underneath the image.

A stamp from Popcorn the Bear Special Couple stamp set was used to make the Happy Anniversary sentiment.  The stamp is a long one so I used the Stampin' up stampamajig and masking to stamp it to fit in the nestabilites oval.  Other embellishments  used were layered punched out daisies using a Woodware small daisy punch, heart peel offs, and Hobby House self adhesive pearls.

The background papers in this card were a gift from my Mum the last time she came to visit and had her first trip to Hobbycraft. They are double sided scrapbooking papers from Best Creation Inc and are from their Mr & Mrs range.  Lots of lovely glittering and glazing.

For extra framing I've stitched around the background papers and sponged the scalloped edges of the card using a mustard Promarker pen.

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

Thanks for reading
Liz xx  


  1. Gorgeous card, such a lovely image and the colours are beautiful

    Hugs Sue

  2. Beautiful card Liz using such a sweet image, a perfect design and I love all those gorgeous flowers!
    Thanks for using flowers on your creation for Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  3. Now see. . . .if mice were really this cute I would like them a lot better! So, so, adorable and such a beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

  4. What a sweet anniversary card. Mice never looked so good. Thanks for playing with us at Speedy Fox and Friends this week.

  5. This is a cute design! Love all the flowers!

  6. Very pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious this week.

  7. Gorgeous card Liz. Love the PB stamp, those mice are so cute. Gorgeous flowers too.
    Lorraine x

  8. Liz--what a cute anniversary card! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends blog challenge!

  9. awww what a super cute card I love it
    thank you for playing along with us at crafty catz
    linda x

  10. gorgeous card liz.fab sweet image and i love your flowers ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. Your coloring is amazing! what a darling image and amazing card!
    thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl Anything Goes challenge this week!

  12. Beautiful ♥
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

    Hugz Fleur xXx

  13. what a lovely card love the image so cute thanks for joining us at crafty catz...sassyx

  14. Great card. I love those flowers. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  15. A really great card Liz, the unusual colours really work well with the sweet PB image.

    Thanks so much fro joining our 'Summer Blooms' theme at Penny Black and More this month. And also our 'In Bloom' them at Allsorts.

    B x

  16. Wonderful sweet card Liz, love the cute image and the pretty details.

  17. Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  18. beautiful card your glittered metal flowers...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  19. Adorable card! Love your design & coloring!

  20. Fabulous card!!!! Adorable image!!!! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  21. Lovely card. These mice are sooo sweet and I love the colours you've used. xx

  22. Lovely card Liz, the image is so sweet ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

  23. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week with absolutely gorgeous creation,

    I do hope that you will try to join us again next week,

    Good Luck with the challenge
    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget :0)

  24. A Gorgeous card Liz! Thank you for joiining us at Penny Black and More this month.
    Clare x

  25. Fabulous card. Love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan. Hope to see you again!

  26. Oh My Goodness Those mice are so sweet!!! Love this card!
    Thanks so much for participating in our "Yellow Challenge" At Clear It Out!

  27. Oh my goodness, this is so cute! What a sweet image. Perfect for an anniversary card! Seen Your creation on Make It Monday and just had to comment!

  28. So sweet! I love the image you used.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m entry #99)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  29. Gorgeous card Liz. Saw this on MIM..Loz

  30. gorgeous card, love the image and those flowers are fabby!! saw it on mim and came for a look x

  31. Lovely card, love the sweet mice. You haven't made a link to MIM that would be great if you could thanks so others might come and join the party
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  32. Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
    I saw this on Make it Monday!
    These are my entries: #77, #163, #183, and #258 and would love it if you could visit.

  33. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining in the summer blooms challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  34. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x