Sunday, 10 January 2010

New challenges!

Another of my crafting aims for the new year is to start entering some challenges. I didn't really have the time to do so last year, but I'm making a start here with a card for Tuesday Taggers. The theme for this week is "Classic Black and White".

The flourish stamp is by Hero Arts, and the butterfly and sentiment are Elusive Images from Graphicus. I used two Martha Stewart punches, the Simple Scallop, and the gorgeous new Pop Up Butterflies. The bonus with the latter is that you get lots of little punched-out butterflies left over, so I stuck a few amongst the swirls, having coloured them black with a Promarker. The sentiment was cut out with a Nestabilities frame.

Working to a brief like this is a bit outside my comfort zone, but it will do me good! I did enjoy the challenge.


chris said...

Wow Lynne I jusst love this card, love the butterfly punch not seen that one before , all brill.
lots of love chris xx

Sally H said...

Really, really gorgeous! I love the new punch and the graphicus stamps. Stunning work!

brenda said...

Very very nice Lynne, so crisp and smart.

How ever did Chris miss this one ?

B x

Neet said...

What a lovely start to the Challenges. A beautiful card.

Denise Clark said...

The black and white butterfly is just striking! Love your sentiment! Gorgeous!

judith@poppy cottage said...

What a lovely card Lynne! I love the Martha Stewart punch, it's so versatile. I'd like to take part in more challenges this year, time permitting, so bravo for taking the plunge. Judith x

Avril Ann said...

Lynne this is beautiful, I love that Punch....I need to add some off these Martha Stewart punches to my stash, I think.....I am glad that you have decided to play along at the Tuesday Taggers this week, and hope to see you back again next week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Clarky J said...

A fabulous card with no hint of the challenge you found it - love the punches too but your have used some stunning stamps! Thanks for joining us at Tt this week x Janet

Michelle said...

What a stunning card Lynne, a perfect entry for Tuesday Taggers. Thanks so much for joining us this week,
x Michelle

craftimamma said...

Fabulous card Lynne and using my favourite subject - butterflies!

Oh dear Lynne, I think you've given me two more 'must haves' for my list - the pretty pop-up punch and the gorgeous flourish stamp!

Lesley Xx

lisa said...

Another stunner, Lynne. I recognise that butterfly. Mine hasn't made it out the packet yet.
I love the black and white and those swirls and gorgeous.


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