Friday, 6 July 2012

Talk about last minute!

Hi everyone,
Just a quick post tonight I'm afraid.  I've got to get a wriggle on and get my card entered in this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge - I think I have about 1 hour and 30 odd minutes left.  I don't think I've ever been sooo late.  It'll be time for the next one if I'm not careful!!

OMG!  This was hard work today - loads of ideas but nothing seemed to be right.  Don't know what it was but my heart wasn't completely in it when I started,  plus I knew I hadn't got a lot of time - not a great combination.  Nothing has ended up in the bin though, apart from the rubbish!

I've almost forgotten what this weeks challenge is, it's so long since it went up. 
That's right, ....  it's     HOT METAL
We have to use some metal somewhere on our projects and all the usual PBSC rules apply.

Here's my entry.  It's my second attempt, as I wasn't happy with the first one.  Sorry, the picture isn't great either but the clock is ticking ....  Don't worry, I'll share the first attempt with you too before I go.

My first thought was to do a Christmas card (got to start them sometime) but like I said, things didn't go according to plan.  So, a quick change of mind was in order - I'm obviously not ready to start with the festive stuff just yet.
Even though I didn't end up with a Christmas card,  I have however,  used a Christmas stamp. 
One of my favourite PB stamps is the 'fantasy' tree and I thought as it was out on my desk, I could actually get away with using for an everyday theme.  I think it's worked.
I used my Distress Markers directly onto the stamp to ink the tree - Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo, and added some small punched flowers for blossom. (it doesn't look Christmassy now!)  The papers are from the Je T'adore collection by Making Memories which I've mat and layered onto some brown pearlescent cardstock.  All the edges have been inked with Worn Lipstick DI, and a couple of the edges have been punched.
My 'Hot Metal' is in the form of eyelets down the right hand side (5 of them), 2 more to tie the ribbon through and then the little bird in the tree is a metal bead.
sooo tweet ......

This one got a better reaction when it was finished.  I was quite pleased how it turned out, and my son has already claimed it for his girlfriends birthday later in the month so it can't be that bad!

Here's a quick look at my first attempt.........  well it's a Christmas card.  Not sure if I like though.

The metal on this one are the bells around the reindeer's neck.  I'll put it away for now, and come back to it later 
Well, that's it from me today.  Sorry it's a bit short and sweet.

Thanks for popping by.  Have a lovely weekend.

Bye for now



  1. ...gorgeous card Linda, so loVe that tree stamp it's so delicate & pretty, loVe how you've dressed it and the ickle metal birdie is super cute...beautiful work, glad you got there in the end...have a super weekend...Mel :)

  2. I think both cards are fabulous, but love the tree one it is so sweet.

    Kath x

  3. Love how you've altered the tree Linda. It looks really good with the flowers on it. You've given me some new ideas of how to use mine. I think I even have a little bird die to use too. Well done on making two cards for the challenge.
    Liz xx

  4. beautiful cards linda and well done for skidding in by the seat of your pants...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  5. Both cards are brill, yep the tree one is sooo tweet and the christmas card - nothing wrong from over here!

  6. Both cards are great!!! Love the pp on the first one and the whole layout.
    The xmas card is gorgeous!! The bells on the reindeer is perfect!!

    Have a great day :)

  7. Your card is just gorgeous - I love how you added some flowers to the tree - such a great idea and it looks amazing:) Hugs x x

  8. Hi Linda, firstly, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, you are very kind. I love your first card, it is so beautiful, not surprised your Son has bagged it. The tree stamp is on my wish list as I have so few PB stamps and I just love the challenges......your second card is gorgeous and a great start for Christmas! Anne x


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