Monday, 3 August 2015

Summer Flowers

Allsorts Challenge week 322 - Pearls and Gems or Pearls or Gems - not sure which is right
Penny Black Saturday Challenge -Hot Summer colours
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes, with a stamp and die
Penny Black & more - Summer Flowers
Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 188

6 x 6 card - Craftwork Cards
Su - Rich Razzelberry card and ink for sentiment
DP. - Marianne - Pretty paper block - flowers.
Lil'Inkers - Die
Lotv - sentment stamp
Coloured with Pro-markers
Pearls on the flowers and gems on the swirly bits
Oh no, nearly forgot, the stamp is Penny Black - Delightful.
Stamped directly on to the DP
I have sticky pads on the sentiment as I thought the card looked a little flat.

I have seen this stamp since it was first released and thought, shall I, no, yes, no and finally went for it, but i have to admit I had a real shock when it arrived, it was far bigger than I anticipated and luckily enough I did have a block big enough, I wonder why they are making some stamps so big these days!
Well this is a first for me, first time I have entered 4 challenges in one go, isn't it hard work!

While writing this post I am listening to an interview by Johnny Walker with Cilla Black and they are now playing her version of You're My World, I have to say that there is a far better version of this around somewhere and I have a strange feeling that my Sister may have it. Yes it was me in one of those boxes that you could go in and make a record. Ah, my Mother used to say I was a good singer, before tunes came out.

Kath x


Sue said...

This is really gorgeous Kath love the colours you have used..I can remember those boxes too Dad used to call me Mary Hopkirk LOL huggles Sue xx

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Kath
thank you so much for entering the playground with your stunning card.
I love how you have stamped onto the DSP and co-ordinated the colours to match - perfect!
Eve xx

Chris said...

This is gorgeous Kath, love the vibrant colours, the stamp is beautiful (big and beautiful!) the end result is so striking, really eye catching!
I'd like to say I can sing but it would be a lie....years ago when they introduced 'Baby Bounce and rhyme' to the libraries and I was expected to sing with the tinies, my own children, then adults were absolutely horrified...they were convinced it would put small children off books and reading for life to go through such a traumatic experience...harsh, but true!!

SARN said...

What a pretty card and VERY brave of you to stamp directly onto patterned paper.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Wendy L said...

Wow, this is quite unique, so pretty, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

Jenny L said...

HI Kath,
such a very pretty card.
Love the wonderful colour, and everything about this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kath,
forgot to say we don't get a very good radio recption where I live as we are too close too France.
So listening to the radio is a bit of a pain, with all the interference.

MaryH said...

Oh this is so pretty against that vivid turquoise! Love it. I've gotten a couple of the PB's like this recently (not sure if this is one however), and they are quite large. You've done it proud with the colors and the placement is just perfect. Had to laugh at your waffling! We must be related...and yeah, guess we are both a bit weak in the resistance department too! TFS & Hugs.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Christine L said...

Love the stamp and love your card Kath.... big as it is!! Particularly love the purple with that turquoise background... it looks so good!

And ha.... I did laugh at your tale of the record you made.. I remember those boxes too, but was too young to use one of course..... ahem!! LOL

Christine x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Kath. Love the colours. Nice stamp too. On a crafting drought right now...desperately trying to save some pennies for my new venture!!
Tell you about it behind the bike shed...I hear there is choklit there!
Now about your singing......

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card and colours Kath, beautiful.xx
{aNNie The Journey Is The Start My Personal Blog}

Mervi said...

Beautiful cars, lovely image and colouring.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts and Penny Black and more Challenges;-))m

chrissy xx said...

Oh! I LOve these colours.. and your pearls are so pretty.
At least if it's large you won't miss place it. I've a stamp that's very large and it has to sit on my desk lol.
I remember the boxes too..But, I could never sing or even whistle x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so pretty, Kath! I'm glad you had a block big enough to create this gorgeous snippets number! Well done entering four challenge! AND you can sing, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Kath said...

Fab card and I love the large flower stamp. Thanks for pointing out I'd put Bev and not Eve in my post (not sure where that came from!).
Kath x

Ellibelle said...

Your card turned out beautifully! Love the stamping on designer paper. I had the same thoughts as you did when I first saw how large some of the Penny Black stamps are, but I am really loving some of them. They are perfect for creating mixed media pieces and for card making, it's always fun to just use part of the stamp if the whole thing doesn't fit the design.
So happy you shared your gorgeous creation with us at Penny Black and More this month!

Joan said...

Gorgeous colours and a fabulous card

Thanks for joining us at a Stamping Sensations this month

anne said...

This is gorgeous Kath, the turquoise sets the purple off so well.
Hope you are enjoying the sunny weekend
Anne xx

scrappymo! said...

Your card is so pretty, Kath!
Your story made me chuckle as I used to love those boxes you could make a recording in. I too had not too bad of a singing voice when I was younger. Lost my range a bit though as I have aged. Oh to have those days back when I could belt out a song in perfect tune!

scrappymo! said...

Your card is so pretty, Kath!
Your story made me chuckle as I used to love those boxes you could make a recording in. I too had not too bad of a singing voice when I was younger. Lost my range a bit though as I have aged. Oh to have those days back when I could belt out a song in perfect tune!


Fabulous card Kath - such a beautiful stamp. Love the colours too.
(Didn't know you could sing - would love to hear it Kath)!
Have a happy weekend - Sylvia xx

Diane said...

Fabulous colors and design Kathleen.

Hugs Diane

Rosietoes said...

Beautiful card Kathleen. Lovely to see your comment this evening - thank you. x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is stunning Kath… it's a beautiful stamp and love how you've stamped it directly onto the scrummy background paper…. gorgeous colours!!
I think I heard that version of You're My World… it didn't have any umph at all… I know there is better one too!!
Hope you have a nice day!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

brenda said...

Rather belatedly Kath as I am literally only just back from holiday, but wanted to say thank you for sharing your lovely work and joining in at Allsorts PB&M and Stamping Sensations this month.

B x

Kathleen said...

Welcome back Brenda, hope you have had a fabulous holiday and thank you so much for taking the time for your lovely comment, My favourite colour is yellow/orange but I really do not have enough to enter last weeks challenge, gutted.
Thanks so much again.

Kath x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the colours!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Sue from Oregon said...

Thank you for joining out August Penny Black Challenge!

Such a lovely card! Those colors are gorgeous1

♥ Sue Kment