Thursday 1 September 2011

St Lukes Pick Four Challenge

Our challenge this month over at St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge is a card buffet - we have a choice of 10 embelishments and you have to use exactly 4 of them, no more and no less.  I opted for pearls, ribbon, punches and embossing (my sentiment is heat embossed) - if you want to know what else you could choose then you'll have to check out the challenge site where you will also find the rest of the Design teams inspiring projects.

I used a couple of Waltzingmouse stamps for my project, as they are our gracious sponsor this month, and as a WM fan I own quite a few stamps it seemed appropriate to play with them.  I stamped the large flower in two shades of versamagic chalk ink mixed directly onto the stamp, and did the same with the matching leaves - both are from the  Big Blooms set.  I layered the three sized flowers once cut out with foam pads and added a pearl in the center.  I used a MS punch on some plain brown kraft paper and added a sentiment from the say it loud set which I just adore as the different sized text makes it so versatile.  I embossed this with a pearly powder to match the pearls in both the flower centre and on the ribbon.

If you've not come across our challenge before, then its a little different, we ask you to play along, upload your card, then if you can spare it, and the cost of a stamp, you post it St Luke's Hospice and then I sell them at local craft fairs and all the proceeds go to the hospice - so far we've done 2 fairs and raised £335!  So you get to play, help and charity and can even win a prize :-)  If you join in the challenge this month, which runs until noon on 30th September, you could win a fabulous complete set of Waltzingmouse stamps which will be with the winner in time to create some great Halloween projects as the set we have this month is Wanda's Pantry:

I am also entering this into the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday's  - Shabby Chic
Make it Mondays link party- anything goes there every week
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Totally Gorguss - as you like it

Thanks for visiting ;-)
Craftilicious x


  1. This is beautiful Tara, love how you've stacked the blooms..that stamp set is so pretty.
    The row of pearls along the ribbon is a pretty finishing touch:0
    Great launch post too
    Jenny x

  2. A lovely creation Tara...using kraft card is lovely your flower and leaves really stand out...gorgeous.


  3. Oh Tara - this is just gorgeous. I love the big flower with such soft, pretty colours and the pearls are a lovely touch. I like the punched borders too. Just fab!

  4. Wonderful Tara. Love the colours against the kraft and a great use of the Big Blooms stamp.
    Lynne xxx

  5. A very elegant card, Tara! I love how you've used that flower!

    gotta play this challenge this month!!

  6. such a great card love the white embossing on the craft card stock. very special

  7. Beautiful and elegant card. Wonderful layout and color choices. :)
    Thank you for sharing it at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, just leave a comment for another entry. Mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! WOO HOO!!

  8. beautiful, i love that punch! Thanks for playing along at top tip tuesday! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon xx

  9. gorgeous cas card, saw it on mim x

  10. This is gorgeous Tara! I love the white ink against the kraft and the borders are superb. Vx

  11. What a lovely card you have the border punch you have used. Thanks for your lovely comments. I came via Make it Monday.

  12. This is a lovely card. Thank you for joining us in the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs xxx

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