Saturday, 30 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Hot Metal

This week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge theme is:

 'Hot Metal'
Use something metallic on your projects.

We have a new sponsor this week:

The prize is a £10 voucher to J & C Creations!

My card is something a little bit different for's for my Uncle's 80th birthday next week, and my Dad asked for a card to send to him...the brief was 'not cute'! I used a couple of Penny Black background stamps ('Paisley Swirls' & 'Circular Design')...stamping them in Versamark on to a couple of different shades of blue card, then brushed 'Soft Gold' Cosmic Shimmer mica pigment over the top. I cut the stars out using Nesties, then layered them up. For the 'metal' element on my card, I cut the numbers (using my Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet) from a sheet of gold coloured metal.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

PS - I have candy on offer at the here to find out more - be quick closes tonight at 9pm BST.


Claire said...

A simple but very effective card. Hugs, Claire x

Caroline said...

Hi Helen gorgeous card simply stunning. Have a great weekend. Caroline xxx

downrightcrafty said...

wow what a great idea and looks fabulous
Hugs Kate xx

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Helen, such a fabulous design


carol said...

super creation, thanks for playing along with our metal challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Helen and another great challenge:)x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh WOW! This is beautiful Helen! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SEEING STARS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

TannyP said...

What a pretty, CAS card! I bet your uncle loves it :) Thanks so much for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Seeing Stars Challenge!

Helen said...


Jo Davies said...

Great Birthday card Helen very elegant.... thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create challenge this week! Jo xxx

tilly's crafts said...

what a great card - so effective!
thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week
Kim x

Zimtschnecke said...

Beautiful card, love it.

hugs Bine

Chris (catt871) said...

This is gorgeous! I love the stars and the gold 80 is a perfect touch!
Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge blog this week!

Crafty and Green said...

Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! We Really Appreciate your Support & your Creativity! Please Come Back & Play with us again really soon!!

Many Blessings,

Micki said...

oh wow, I love the simple elegant card. The white space is wonderful and really makes the star stand out. thanks so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters.

Vicki said...

Lovely card for a special birthday! Thanks for joining our CropStop Blue Challenge.

Rosie said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Blue Challenge! Hugs, Rosie

Aunty Sue said...

wow loving this and so glad you joined us at Crafty Catz this week