Thursday, 8 July 2010

A New Challenge Blog

Hi guys.  Time keeps marching on here and I can't believe that it has been a few days since I last posted!!

If you scroll down a little bit you will notice that there are some new blinkies in my sidebar.  The Stamp Man people have been very busy recently and not only are they hosting a new ATC blog but now they are setting up a new Fortnightly Challenge Blog too!!  As you already know the ATC swaps are up and running and we have already had some marvellous entries.  Click here to go and visit and see the ATC's and learn how to win some blog candy. 

The new FortnightlyChallenge Blog will be going live very soon in a weeks time. Cick here to find out all about it.

The Stampman


Anyway all this talk of challenges has made me decide to try and enter some challenges now and again and after having a brief blog hop this morning I have stumbled on yet another new challenge blog called Penny Black At Allsorts so having made a few Penny Black cards recently for The Glitter Pot's demo weekend, I thought I would enter one into their very first challenge called A Burst of Summer Colour.

So here is my entry for this challenge using the Penny Black Sunny Days stamp.  I don't think anything can say 'summer' better than sunflowers!  I just love their cute stamps and this is just so sweet!

As you can see I did quite a bit of decoration for this card.  The delightful background paper is from the Kioshi Collection by Basic Grey and is called Motochi.  I used my tiny daisy punch and also a McGill pine punch to decorate around the wonderful Prima flowers.

You can see these extremely pretty flowers a bit better in this photo.  They are from the Athena range and I just added some Platinum glitter glue around the edges of the petals and some Diamond glitter glue to the centre.



The main Sunny Days image I stamped onto smooth white card using Tuxedo Black Memento and then coloured using Copic markers.  After I'd done my basic colouring I added some shimmer using the Copic Spica clear pen and some Diamond glitter glue.

All of the items mentioned can be bought from The Glitter Pot apart from the McGill punch which I purchased from The Hobby House.

I hope you like it!

7 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Kay, this card is gorgeous, fab colouring, I love the Kioshi papers:) Sounds as if you're going to be busier than ever if you take up all these challenges:)xxx

Julie said...

Oh Kay this is so pretty, I seem to say this a lot about your cards but it is true. The flowers are lovely and I can see why you bought them, the trouble is I wouldn't want to use them. xxx

chris said...

Oh my goodness, so fabulous.

brenda said...

Hi Kay

What a super card, so fresh and summery and love the finishing touches you have added to the flowers.

It really great to see you join our first Penny Black at Allsorts challenge, thanks for entering and good luck.

B x

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!Kay your card is very pretty,perfect summer colours and image.
Love the flower face,so sweet.
hope you are ok?enjoying the sunshine.
hugs Lou.xx

Pauline said...

Hi Kay, lovely summery card. Love the flower embellies blinged up. Hugs, Pauline x

Fleur said...

Kay this is just perfect, very summery - love your colouring and the image is gorgeous.
Thanks so much for joing PENNY BLACK @ ALLSORTS this month
Hugz Fleur xXx