Saturday, 14 May 2011

Penny Black at Allsorts - "Shape Up"

Good afternoon!

The current challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts is "Shape Up", which means any shape goes as long as it's not a square or a rectangle.

I originally bought a set of Spellbinders Labels 11 with the intention of making a shaped card just like this but never got around to it, so this challenge is the perfect excuse to get on and do it. I think I thought that the card wouldn't acutally stand up, but it does (see photo further down for proof).

I have used two Penny Black stamps on this card, the first is Foliage 3642K. I have used this to stamp a random background on the yellow card. I stamped using Versamark Dazzle "Champagne" ink and brushed Perfect Pearls in "Heirloom Gold" over the top.

The second stamp is the sentiment which is a new one from Penny Black called "Special Time" 4174H. Again, I stamped this using Versamark Dazzle "Champagne" and brushed over with "Heirloom Gold" Perfect Pearls. I've finished off with a flower and some pearls.

Here's another photo to show how nicely the card stands up.

Penny Black at Allsorts are having a DT call combined with their current challenge and I am going to put my name down, wish me luck!

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Best wishes to you. Clare xx


Steph said...

What a beautiful card! Love the colour combo and the font on the sentiment is gorgeous! x

Mervi said...

So stylish creation, beautiful text.
Have those same dies, but not used much...

Thank you for playing with us at
Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck;-))m

Wishcraft said...

Fab card. Great shape and love the beautiful sentiment and big flower :o) Good luck with the DT call! Lisa x

Kristel said...

That looks really gorgeous Clare! So cute!
Hugs Kristel

Jane said...

good luck Clare, you do beautiful cards.

Liz, said...

Hi Clare, love this. Gorgeous colour and very elegant. You are bound to get on their DT.

Liz x

Linny said...

Ive been thinking about getting that label set myself, Your card has made me want it even more now Clare. lol Linda x

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous shape - and i love the yellow
Lisa x

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Clare and a very elegant shape!

brenda said...

Morning Clare

You have no idea how many times I have commented and then Mr Blogger decided otherwise, he's got a real hissy fit on his this monring.

I love the shape of these nesties, I havewanted them for ages but they are never in stock when I try. Closest I got was at the NEC, but as I went to pick them up another hand grabbed them and it was the last set - typical !

Anyhow, enough of my babbling, on to your card with is lovely. Great job of the background stamping and the Perfect Pearals work a treat and show up very well. A really elegant card.

Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck.

B x

Christa said...

Hi Clare , this is a very beautiful and elegant card !! I like the shape. Love from Holland , Christa.

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Clare.

Hugs Riet.xx

Annie said...

a beautifully elegant card and I love the gold and white colour combo.
hugs, annie x

Jacee said...

How gorgeous Clare, absolutely beautiful, love it!
Hugs Jacee

Tracy said...

Fabulous shape, Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shirley said...

Beautiful card Claire. Elegant and clean cut.
Thank you for joining us this month at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck in the draw.


Kat said...

Gorgeous card Clare, love the shape. Really elegant, beautiful flower. Good luck with the DT call.

Kat xx

Violets Corner said...

What a gorgeous card Clare, love the elegant shape and the embellies, nice to see a text as the main image, many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck with the draw.


Grenouille Greetings said...

Love this make! Clean, elegant and grown up! Fabulous! Hugs, Lesley

Juls said...

beautiful, I love the shape and the colours!!! so very elegant! Hugs Juls