Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Truly Scrumptious DT

A big thank you for all your 'Indian Summer' cards for our last challenge. My turn at Truly Scrumptious to at produce a sketch for this weeks challenge - fairly easy for you  I think.
And, as usual, we have an extra challenge for you. This time we would like you to use a minimum of THREE stamps - NOT including the sentiment. Perhaps you can create a scene, use some border stamps or create your own background - as long as you use three stamps or more AND follow the sketch then your card will be eligible for the prize draw.

We are happy to welcome Design House Papercrafts as our sponsor for this challenge.
Our Design Team have made some beautiful cards which we hope will inspire you.

I received my Stempelglede Grunge Flourish Heart collection at the weekend and just couldn't resist using them. I have actually used four stamps  and have pictured them below as it's not easy to tell.

The main image is the heart, the next one is stamped around the perimeter of the heart. the third in the corners of the smaller square and finally around the corners of the larger square.

The leaves are cut with Sizzix branch & leaves die and the smaller ones with a Woodware punch. The flowers are from Papirloftet, the pearls from Wild Orchid and the little die-cut butterflies which I ran through the 'bug' using  the Textile folder are from stash as are the pearls I used for their bodies and the feather. I decided the heart receded once I'd added the flowers so I lightly coloured the centre with Copics.
One word of advice folks - feathers do not like to be sprayed with glimmer mist - 
another experiment gone wrong (lol)
I really enjoyed making this card although it took ages and I think I've decided I'm a 'Grunge' girl at heart!!


Hanna said...


Oh my, this is stunning, Heather!
Gorgeous details, everything one your card is just amazing!
Fab colourcombination and a you've used te sketch to perfection - love it! ;o)

Have a nice day!
Hugs from Hanna

Moni said...

Stunning, love the card and fab look! So gorgeous stamps, great design and love the flowers! Have a fab day! Hugs,moni

Di said...

AWESOME haether love this grunge set and your card is magical, i love it well done must join in TS this time.!!

hugs Di xxxx
p.s. it was worth the time it took!!!

Pia said...

OMG what a beautiful card, love it!!.
hugs Pia

Debbie said...

I love this card Heather. I too have these stampe after I hankered after them for months. However shame on me, I haven't used them yet...

You have done a great job combining them.

Hugs Debbie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, wonderful card, beautiful use of stamps and fab sketch.
Where did you get the stamps from.

Faerielore said...

heather this is stunning !!!! love the vingtage/grunge look and those stamps are beautiful xxxxx

Chrissie said...

And if this is the result of being a 'grunge' girl Heather, I'd love to be one too!
Absolutely stunning card, love it to bits.
Thanks for the tip about the feather, it made me chuckle! I thought it was just me who had this result when trying out new 'techniques' lol!

Tara said...

Gosh this is a beauty Heather and I think the 'grunge' in you has really come to the fore - it so suits your style of cardmaking, I love it!
Hugs Tara xx

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Heather. Love the images you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

June Houck said...

Heather, your card is breathtakingly beautiful as ever. You really know how to add the perfect hint of color and/or embellishment. The grunge flowers are wonderful with the elegant design of the heart and background papers. The hint of green (leaves) add interest to the other classy monochromatic colors. Amazing :)

Nicole Bailey said...

What a stunningly beautiful card Heather! I love the romantic feel to it. :o)
Thanks for such a scrummy sketch this week for TS!

Squirrel said...

Really, really classy! I just LOVE those stamps. I am intrigued though - what happened to the feather? LOL
Rosey x

Karen said...


Love Karen x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow I am so in love with your card!
kim x

Georgia said...

Wow, b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l lol! This is amazingly pretty Heather - the heart is stunning and I just love your layout and the pretty flowers! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Beth said...

Thanks for a fab sketch and challenge this week Heather, I really enjoyed it! This is such a beautiful card too, I love the grunge style and the flowers look gorgeous!

Beth xx

Sandie said...

Absolutely stunning card Heather!! Your flowers and butterflies are amazing and the colours are just beautiful.

Mina said...

wow Heather you always make this kind of card look so all those lush stamps and wow those flowers
Mina xxx

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Heather. I love the stempelglede stamps and you've used them beautifully.

Danielle said...

Love the look to this card Heather - the heart is fab! Beautiful colours and flowers!
Hugs, Danielle

Ann said...

Don't know how you do it Heather - card after beautiful card - just amazing. Totally in awe of your creations as always.
Your comment on my blog the other day made me laugh - the visiting American blogs one - hmmm I found myself typing that someone had 'rocked' the challenge this morning!! It's definately catching!

Anyway your latest card is 'awesome' - 'totally awesome'- lol.

Ann xxx

Rach said...

a stunning card Heather, hugs rachxx

Faerielore said...

thanks for your lovely comment darling on my cards and my dt post, im so excited :)

i really do need to put my specs on hahahahaha im so clueless sometime !!!

my email is if you ever want it xxx

Faerielore said...

thanks hun, yep spec are on and now i can see hehehehe thanks also for putting me on your spare list, lovely that you thought of me xxx

Ikki said...

What a beautiful card! Love your new stamps and wow what a fab job you did using them. ikki x

Christine said...

Wow Heather this is awesome great use of all these stamps comes together it.

Hugs Christine xx

gina g said...

Wow this is stunning Heather i love everything about its beautiful. luv gina xx

Danita said...

Heather you make a great GRUNGE girl lol, please dont take that the wrong way!!! Your card just stunning!!! I love these images too!!! Rocking this challenge!!!

Jessica said...

Fab card! great use of the stamps too!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I've used Edwardian script in Word.

Oh and maybe I pinched some of your hits lol... last week I thought I was coming up to 4000 hits (great excuse for candy) and all of a sudden I have over 11000... not fair lol xx

SheilaS said...

Heather I am speechless. Just when I think your creations can't get any better you come up with this. Fabulous

Dawn said...

Absolutely stunning - I am sooo jealous you have those stamps!!! LOL


Larissa said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for the really lovely sketch!


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