Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Gathering

Since I love nature, I have admired how other papercrafters have used this stamp. It is the Gathering by Penny Black. Since I had to go shopping for shoes to go with my dress for my son's upcoming wedding, since I happened to stop by Hobby Lobby, since they had 50% off all wooden stamps, since they had this one, I had to have it! I have created this card for 4 challenges:

Penny Black #117-use purple, brown and cream
Penny Black at Allsorts-September Challenge-use punches
Just Us Girls #49-a sketch
Stampin' for the Weekend #46-Vintage or Shabby

The paper is Ella Blue. I ran the purple panel through the Cuttlebug snowflake folder and sponged it with brown ink. I also sponged around the image and the saying which is StampinUp. I punched the snowflakes and added gems to the middles.The punch down the sides of the purple panel is Martha Stewart. Hope everyone has a great Labor Day tomorrow in the US and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Julia

    A really gorgeous card.

    Beautiful colours and image and I love those lovely snowflakes.

    Great make!!!

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Good Monring Julia

    What a delightful card.

    And I love how you came by this stamps, sounds like my shpiing trips when I just "happen" to land in a craft shop.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts ang good luck.

    B x

  3. I love this image...I own it too! This is so pretty! Love seeing holiday cards! You used the sketch so nicely, too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  4. Hi Julia

    Just love how you have used your colour combo on this challenge....lovely card.


  5. beautiful card that image.....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xx

  6. This is beautiful, what a gorgeous image, have seen the stamp but never seen it stamped & its stunning, may have to treat myself
    Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  7. Oh wow Julia this is beautiful it has a dark, haunting look to it as well as vintage all of which I adore, the image your design and colours all look superb.
    Lorraine x

  8. Great card, love the colors you used. Thanks for playing along with our sketch!

  9. This is such a lovely card, the image is a great one, as is the sentiment :o) Thanks for taking part in our challenge at SFTW :o) Kate x

  10. Oh Julia
    This is stunning!
    It is so tranquil looking - I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  11. Love how you used the colors on this card! I love that stamp, it almost stamps itself and turns out so wonderful! Great sentiment too.
    Hope you found your shoes!


  12. Wow, this is so beautiful! What a wonderful holiday card! We are really looking for talented crafters like yourself to enter the challenges over at Papercraft Star! The challenges are posted way ahead of schedule to give you plenty of time to enter and you can win great prizes too!

  13. This is so beautiful and peaceful! It has me wishing for Christmas and humming "Silent Night". What a stunning creation! Love what you've done with the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  14. this is a lovely card, so soft and elegant. Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black@Allsorts challenge this month.

  15. stunning card love the embossing and the snowflakes look great...x

    Thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black at Allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

  16. Great card loving the image its very serene

    Thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black at ALLSORTS

    Emma xxx

  17. fabulous card, the image is lovely, so nice to see an image that doesn't involve an hour's colouring lol, gorgeous snowflakes too

    thankyou for joining in the Penny Black @ Allsorts fun this month

    Amanda xx