My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Thursday, 12 May 2011


Card Recipe
Penny Black Stamp - Quack!
Sizzix Original Large Die - Train Engine.
Embellishments from own stash.
The image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
This card is quite small but it would make a really cute birthday party invite.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black at Allsorts: May Challenge Shape Up!

I have another card to show you today this was made for the Penny Black Challenge, Penny Circle the challenge for this week was to make a tall card.
Card Recipe
A5 white hammered card folded in half.
Penny Black Stamps - J'aime Paris.
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Lace Heart.
Embellishments from own stash.
This image was coloured in using Copic markers.
Hints and Tips
You could make this card in advance but don't stamp the I Love You then you could use it as a wedding card or an anniversary card.

I also have a fun project to show you this wreath was made for the door of my blue summer house.
Wreath Recipe
From the 99p Shop - Decorated wreath (I undecorated it), wooden bug.
Plastic File Dividers - These where recycled from my accounts folder.
Sizzix Original Large Die - Flower Daisy #2.
Buttons from my stash.
Most importantly a hot glue gun.

Hints and Tips
The buttons are hand sew on to add extra dimension and strength to the flower.  The bug and the flowers were all stuck onto the wreath using a hot melt gun.

Love Linda xxx


  1. A super collection of cards Linda.

    I have been tempted by that couple stamp several times and it's only a matter of time I think. and the Tour Eiffel in the background is just perfect.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  2. Hi Linda......just love the train card brilliant especially with the cute image. Your other card is lovely too. The wreath is gorgeous will no doubt look fab on your blue summer house that i am so jealous of :)
    Hope you are ok.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  3. Goodness Linda you have been a busy bee! What fabulous creations, I love the little train card which would be perfect like you say for an invite. Your tall card is very elegant and as for the wreath, I absolutely love it - it's really bright and cheery and I love that cute bug! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Claire x

  4. Lovely penny Black images used here Linda and some beautiful cards too. You have been busy. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck in the draw.


  5. Really love how you have used the train die to make a card - really fab! Your tall card is very classy and elegant and how fun is that wreath.

    Karen x

  6. Gorgeous makes Linda, the train shaped card is so cheerful, love your shading, many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  7. Beautiful creations Linda!

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


Thank You for spending time visiting my blog it does brighten up my day love Linda