The lovely peeps at Penny Black Saturday Challenge are looking for Spring themed cards this week with a challenge entitled May Day.  I looked through my stamps to decide which one to use, obviously quite a lot of the PB’s would fit the bill, but I haven’t used this cling stamp yet and I hate to admit how long I’ve had it!  That’s often the way though, half the time we buy these things to look at, not use lol!!  I also really liked the  great sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week so decided to use it for this card.

The sweet image is called Hello Dear and I coloured it with Distress Inks, adding a little Stickles to the flowers and Glossy Accents to the water puddle.  The papers are all freebies from UK card magazines, the strip across the middle is from a Serif pack, but I don’t know the other two pieces.  I matted everything with kraft apart from the main image which was matted with green card from The Paper Company, and I made the card base from kraft card too.  The sentiment was also a freebie and is part of a Molly Blooms stamp set.  Wooden buttons and twine from Michaels and the gems were in a candy win, I think they’re Kars.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: The Paper Company
  • DP: Freebies from craft magazine
  • Stamps: Penny Black Hello Dear ~ Molly Blooms sentiment
  • Ink: Versafine Black ~ Distress Ink Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Broken China, Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick & Aged Mahogany
  • Embellies: Jute Twine & Wooden Buttons from Michaels ~ Stickles Cotton Candy ~ Glossy Accents ~ Kars gems



PBSC ~ May Day

Sketch Saturday ~ Current Sketch

Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday ~ Animal Magic