Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Punch it challenge

Still relying on Mr Blogger to do his stuff, this will hopefully pop up on the first of June to tell you all about the next Stampalot Challenge where we would like you to:

"Punch It"

With so many beautiful punches available and knowing most of us cant refuse the odd one or four here and there, we though our new theme will give you the perfect opportunity to get creative with them. Apart from needing to use at least one punch on your project, the rest is down to you. And of course there is an absolutely brilliant prize on offer again, just tale a look here:
For my DT card I have gone for a fairly simple card using some more the the new Hero Arts releases and of course a bit of Penny Black thrown in for good measure. I started by stamping Hero K5058 Friendship Writing at an angle across a piece of cardstock using Hero soft apricot ink. Next Hero CG185 Elegant Weeds......two stamps in this set, what we call Keksi here in the Fens.......to lots of people Cow Parsley or to give it it's Latin name - Anthriscus Sylvestris and good old common Thistle - Carduus........grief, sounds like a biology lesson, getting a bit carried away here I can see.

I inked the first with Tim Holtz barn door and olive and he second with dusky concord and olive and spritzing both with water to give a watercolour effect. The sentiment is Penny Black 4070F Dreams also stamped with barn door. I punched round the card with Martha Stewart round the page eyelet lace, added some punched butterflies, Swarovski crystals and liquid pearls.


  1. this is so gorgeous and elegant! Love it!! Hugs Juls

  2. Hello Brenda!
    It´s a beutiful card.
    Enjoy your day.
    Hugs Paula

  3. Hi B
    you know how I feel about this card scrummylicious!
    pleased to see you Mr. Blogger is behaving as mine defineately isnt, need to pick your brains again!!
    see you soon love chris xx

  4. Beautiful card, love the stamped flowers. Anesha

  5. wonderful card Brenda - love the punched edge
    Lisa ;)

  6. This is gorgeous Brenda. I adore the beautiful wildflowers.
    Clare x

  7. Hi Brenda, thats one beautiful card, I love the image its so gorgeous and your punched backing paper is beautiful. With love a nd hugs Shirleyxxxx

  8. B. this is such a pretty card. love all the colours & the effect youv'e achieved. Lace border looks very effective & fits with image perfectly.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  9. OH WOW mega beautiful! great stamping there!

  10. This is a beautiful card brenda. Hope all is well across the water and you are having a wonderful time. hugs xx

  11. Lovely floral card B. Love the delicate feel of it and the beautiful colours. Hugs Cherry XXX

  12. So pretty and delicate Brenda, fabulous, love it!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous, so pretty.

  14. Wonderful card,Brenda!Lovely colours and image!

    I have card in the making and will join in this challenge,when I`m done,I think :)
    Great challenge!

    Have a great evening ;)

    Hugs,Kari :)

  15. Great card, love the thistle stamp!

  16. oh brneda hun this is really beautiful love that stamp hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  17. Hi Brenda,
    great job!! I love your card, and the theme is very interesting... I hope I'll enter the challenge...

  18. Glorious and beautiful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  19. Ooh - you've used the next punch on my wishlist (the eyelet one) on this lovely card. The main stamp is fabulous - beautifully coloured and the writing makes a lovely soft background.
    A gorgeous card.
    Beryl xx

  20. I love everything about this card. It is sooooo stunning. I love it! Nice punches too! see you at the weekend! (very excited!!!)

  21. Hi! B this is just so so nice,gorgeous colours and it looks so natural-just love it.
    hugs Lou.xx

  22. Stunning card. I love those stamped flowers. Gorgeous colours and great border.

  23. Gorgeous card Brenda. I love the stamps.

    Nikki x

  24. Hi Brenda, Im sure I have linked my challenge card to the Sir Stampalot blog, Ive been in and checked and it does take you to the card.
    I hope the wedding went well, and the weather was kind to you. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

  25. Oh this is so so pretty! Great work!

    Sandra P

  26. Gorgeous card, love the way you have coloured it

  27. Beautiful card Brenda. Tracy x

  28. Gorgeous card Brenda. Love it!!! Cathy xxxx

  29. Hi Brenda.

    Gorgeous punched border around the card its lovely. Great idea and gives the card that extra little something! Lovely image and the sentiment is great.

    Have a lovely week.

    Kimmi xx


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