13 November 2008

Penny Black 'Wish Big'

Hi everyone, a card for Penny Black Saturday where the challenge is to use only a sentiment stamp but no image and also for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge where there's a lovely sketch by Wendy to follow. I've used Basic Grey Wassail papers (which I've been hoarding!) for the squares and strip at the bottom, these are layered on white and dark red bazzil and gold pearlised card cut with various nestability dies. The bottom strip of gold is cut with the my scalloped cutter blade and looking at it now I wish I'd punched some holes or something as I think it looks a bit bland. I added white ribbon, Imaginisce poinsettia flowers highlighted with stickles and the gem to finish. TFL.

Back soon,


Marlou said...

this is absolutely gorgeous Chris, I love poinsettia :) x

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Chris, what a wonderful double challenge card....Don't ya just love that Wassail paper...it looks sooo pretty with the poinsettia and the awesome layout!!! Beautiful work, as always!!!

Mary said...

Great card Chris. Love the background.

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card, so creative!

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is stunning!
Your use of those yummy papers is perfect. I just love that flower. Brilliant sentiment.
Your originality is wonderful to behold.
I love it you clever lady.
kim x

Belinda said...

Hi Chris, I've heard a lot about these papers and they look stunning on this card, the colour tones are fab! Oh dear, another must have - thanks for that- I'll be in trouble again!!!!!!
Belinda x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Chris, love the big Poinsettia & fab papers and the sentiment is lovely. Debbie x

mueppi said...

Hi Chris
what a great double challenge card!
I love the big flower and papers!

Chris, please look at my blog, there ist something for you!!!

Hugs Gisela

Kath said...

gorgeous card Chris and I love those Wassail papers and your scalloped border just finishes it off - great work and thanks for playing along this week at PBSC

Jane Carroll said...

gorgeous card chris

love the new look blog too!

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Love to Doodle! said...

Thank you for your lovely comments Chris....I spotted yours in the Hounourable Mentions category too, so congrats to you!....that beautiful card so deserved to be shown to the world!!

Now.....this one is striking....I ADORE this style...a superbly stunning creation....xx (I couldn't bring myself to buy these papers as I would hord forever!)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the pretty bloom and the wonderful papers. Hugs Nikki x

Mrs Wonka said...

Wow Chris, what a beautiful card.....I love it!

Mrs W x

Jill said...

wow Chris this is so elegant I love the poinsettia it's gorgeous thanks for joining us at SCSC hugs Jill x

Sue said...

oh wow this is stunning, gorgeous papers and the poinsettia is beautiful

thanks for joining us at scsc:)


Michele said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the Pointsettia it's gorgeous and the papers are fab. Michele x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Thank you soo much for your kind comments. Your card is fab..I love those pretty BG papers and the poinsettia flower is gorgeous!

Judy x

Cass said...

Beautiful card.Gorgeous papers and I love the poinsettia.

Cass xxx

tracie said...

Oh wow Chris your card is stunning, love the gorgeous papers and flower - fab work.
Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC :)x

Deborah Saaranen said...

This is so pretty! Love the pointsettia in the center- what a great way to meet a sentiment/noimage only challenge!

Donna said...

This is such a stunning card Chris, I love the colour tones you have chosen to go with the poinsettia. Thank you so much for joining us at SCSC again this week :) Donna x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card again Chris,such pretty papers and beautifull pointsettia,
Take care
San x

Dawn said...

Wowee Chris
Love it - bold and beautiful!!
Love it!


Heidi said...

Chris-this is so beautiful.I love the flower! And the paper is so beautiful

Hugs from

Tara said...

Beautiful Chris, that flower is amazing! xx

Beth said...

This is beautiful Chris! I can never see myself tiring of these papers - they're fab! Gorgeous flower too! Thanks for joining in this week! xx

Bev said...

This is a wowzer Chris!! I've been dithering over this particular design in the set (love all the others) but now that I see how you've used it I think I'll be taking another look at it - fabulous!

hugs Bev x

MaryNSC said...

O gosh!!I need to just pack it up and GO HOME!! GOOD GOSH!!! WOW!!BEAUTIFUL!

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Chris and what a great idea. Thanks for joining in the SCSC!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love that paper - I can see why you hoard it! Gorgeous poinsettia!!
hugs, Jami

Lynsey said...

Hi Chris
I love your card, I can see why you have been hoarding these papers they are lovely. I hope you are well and have had a good week. I am off to the big craft fair tomorrow at the NEC, I'm so excited!
Hugs Lynsey :)

Pauline C said...

This is a stunner Chris - absolutely love everything about it! Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week
Pauline x