Saturday, May 14

Penny Black at Allsorts May Challenge

Well, I didn't even manage to get this post up yesterday before everything went pear shaped, so I decided to give up and do 2 posts today instead.

The theme for Penny Black at Allsorts this month is 'Shape Up' anything that's not square or rectangle.  On top of that they are also having a design team call.
First off I've made this shaped easel card using 2 die cut frames I received in a swap/rak.  I've popped a little stamped cat image behind that I have coloured with Distress Inks and then I've embellished to my hearts content!

All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the little pearl heart is from MEI Flower and the other pearls are from a BasicGrey pack.

Here's a side view of how I made up the easel.

I'd also like to enter this one for:

Craft Us Crazy #8 - Favorite embellishments
Lothian Crafts #14 Easel card

After that I had a bit of a crisis, does this still count as square?  Well to be certain I dug out my Penny Black Stickeroos and made this little 'Plate' card.
I've die cut a scaloped nestie and then put the sticker on a cream circle and added some faux stitching and flowers.  There's also a little fishbone charm from MEI Flower.  The stand is cut from another piece of cream card.
I'd like to enter this one for the My Time To Craft challenge #140 - Scallops (as well as for Penny Black at Allsorts if the first one doesn't count!).

** Kate **

14 comments:

louise said...

Love both cards,the easel shape is fab and the round one just so cute,thankyou for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Louise xx

Lisa Jane said...

Both cards are fab.. i love that die cut frame !
Lisa x

brenda said...
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brenda said...

Two super cards Kate, but have to go with the first as my fav, so very elegant.

Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Violets Corner said...

They are gorgeous with fabulous shapes, love the plate card, many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.

Hugs
Maarit

Mervi said...

Hi Kate!
Two beautiful cards,
the first very elegant and stylish, the second cute and funny with great charm idea.

Thanks for sharing this with us at
Penny Black at Allsorts, welcome again
and good luck;-))m

Ellie said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous! Love that frame on the first!

Thank you so much for sharing these with us at Penny Black at all sorts.

Chris_P said...

Really really beautiful! Thanks for joining us at craft us crazy!

Kathy said...

ohhhh I love your take on the easel card idea, what a beautiful idea for using frames

Lori said...

Your easel card is beautiful - such a fabulous frame! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

patriziawithaz said...

I love both of these cards Kate but I will concentrate on your entry for MTTCC - it is FAB ! I love it !! I love the 'plate' design,the colours are gorgeous and the image is great! Thanks for joining us at the MTTCC Scallop challenge this week and I hope we see you again soon x

Chrissie said...

Just fabulous cards!
Thanks so much for joining in our Scallops challenge at My Time to Craft this week.
Chrissie

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wonderful cards! I love how you have used the frames on the first card.
Clare x