Next the May challenge at By the Cute and Girly and this month Jenny has chosen the theme Celebrations, lots of scope there for whatever might be going on in your cardmaking calendar. As I have a list of Wedding card orders and not forgetting those I will be needing for the wedding of one of our sons at the end of this month, that's the celebration I am going with.
My first card (at the top of this post) follows the colours scheme for our sons wedding of white and burgundy. I punched the leading edge of the card with Martha Stewart eyelet lace, distressed with Tim Holtz fired brick then stamped with Hobby Art GR1341F Shakespeare Sonnet using the same TH ink. The main image is Penny Black 4035K letters and Flowers stamped with black versafine and embossed with detail clear over a background if the same TH ink and spritzed with Glimmer Mist iridescent gold. The swirl is JudiKins 3347F and the sentiment which I think is lovely for a romantic card is Penny Black 4070F Dreams. Roses made from paper, pearl stamens and more pearls and cord tied around the card.
And finally but by no means last, at Rosie D's Saskia is hosting the challenges this month and has come up with the theme So Yummy - cupcakes, chocolates etc. I've had this stamp since it came out as a cling back in January so thought it was time to give it it's first inking up. It is Penny Black 30-016 Hedgehogs Birthday which I stamped with versafine back and embossed with detail clear and coloured with Copics giving the cake a liberal coating of glitter.
The DP is Magnolia, the punch Martha Stewart doily lace and the sentiment is Penny Black 4070F Dream which I thought was perfect to go with Hedgie blowing out his candles. I bought the ribbon with the row of cupcake ages ago and knew the occasion would eventually come when I found a use for it, so thanks Saskia.