Monday 21 June 2010

Cooking it up with Katie challenge # 19

Well I have managed to get a bit if crafting done - while the children were in bed and hubby was reclining on the sofa comfortably with the aid of a load of pain killers ! (he had an op this week).

So here it is - I LOVE this stamp. My sister bought it for me years ago for christmas and it is still one of my fav's.
For this easel card I have stamped the image with versamark and then coloured with chalk which I think gives a really romantic feel - I wish I could take better photos - some things just get lost in translation.

The flourish stamp is one from a HOTP kit and the sentiment stamp is a Kelly Panacci. I stamped the flourish with a 3 colour brilliance inkpad then added some embossing with my embossing pen and some sparkle gold emb' powder - this is again lost in the photo but looks fab.
I have the lovely Katie over at Cooking it up with Katie to thank for the embossing - I rarely get out my embossing powders and heat gun but for this weeks challenge she has asked us to include the colour green, embossing and ribbon - so thanks Katie for making me dust of some old stash x

The pearls, from stash, were the wrong colour so I used my copics to match them up - simples !

As well as the challenge over at cooking it up with Katie I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Stitching - added by hand - don't have a fancy machine :-(
For Fun Challenges - Chalk popping
Stamp Something - Something summer (summer colours and summer flowers)
Paper Play Challenges - Something old (stamp and embossing stuff !)

Thanks for looking - I hope you like it - it was a joy to make x
((hugs)) Suzie xx


Katie said...

I'm so glad to be the source of your inspiration and you made a wonderful card! I love the curly bow and I can see why you love the stamp.
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Mary Ski said...

Great card! The colors work so well together. I like HOTP products too. Thanks for sharing your creation with For Fun Challenges!

Helen Dooley said...

That is a beautiful card! I love it. I also love the blog name. AWESOME! Thanks for playing along with us at For Fun.

CraftinGranny said...

Very pretty card! I love the colors and the stamp.
Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week. Hope to see you back next week.
"Hugs" Carol

craftyb said...

such a sweet the fresh colour combo and how you've "twirled" your ribbon! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous easel card, great image and colours.hope your hubby gets well soon. janex

Erin... said...

wow gorgeous love that stamp!!!! so pretty! So happy you could join us at Stamp Something this week! Happy Summer!

Poppit said...

Pretty card Susie! Hope hubby feels better soon xx

Georgia said...

Lovely! Great stitching1 Thanks for playing this week at the Crafty Creations Challenge.

Lisa said...

This is such a beautiful card. Love everything about it! Thanks for playing along at For Fun Challenges.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card, so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Lisa said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Chrissie said...

This looks fabulous Suzie, I love your stamp too!
Thanks so much for Cooking it up with Katie this week!