Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Penny Black Girls

Good morning all, mid week so soon.  Leap Day today so I hope you're all ready to go down on one knee to those elusive men who are too shy to pop the question!!

Today's card is made using a Penny Black stamp which I got at the fair at the Trafford Centre the other week and I must say I am loving Penny Black stamps!!


Aren't they the sweetest girls?  I really enjoyed colouring them in and followed the Penny Black Saturday Challenge sketch which I saw over on Kath's blog.  It's so much easier when you have a sketch.  I put butterflies on instead of flowers as I decided the umbrella was really a parasol lol! I have coloured the image with my Copics and Prisma pencil and a touch of Spica pen to the umbrella.  The papers are Basic Grey called Hello Luscious with Coredinations cardstock.  I have used Cheery Lynn French Pastry Die for the doily - what a fab die that is and cuts brilliantly, love it!! The butterfly border punch is a Martha Stewart and so is the larger butterfly, the smaller ones I made with a small punch which I have had years and years and recently rediscovered, how you do!! I would like to enter the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Cheery Lynn Designs - Lots of Layers
Paper Creations Ink - Show us your style/Favourite Technique (Die cutting/Stamping)
Scrappy Frog - Die Cut Challenge
Just Some Lines - Girly Girls
Flutterby Wednesday - Open
The Pixie Cottage - Anything Goes/Sketch


Well the repairman for my fridge can't come until Friday.  This is where I have the last laugh on my son (he sometimes reads my blog) because he was teasing me the other week because I have a spare fridge in the wash house outside.  He was saying why on earth do you have two fridges and a wine cooler when there is only two of you?  Ha ha who's laughing now Stephen!!

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave, take care xx

38 comments:

Macpurp said...

what a beautiful card, i love rediscovering items in the craft room.

love teen x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card susan, just love the image and the beautiful colours.
Fabulous card..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Celeste Glover (The Paper Princess) said...

What a very sweet card Susan. Thanks for entering the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Sue said...

Beautiful card Susan,love the colours.It's nice to find lost stuff.
Sue x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and colours.xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful sweetie ♥

Suzie's Card Den said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours
Hugs
Suzie xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card. love how you coloured the image (which is wonderful in itself) and the design of the card!

Carol said...

Beautiful card Susan. Carol x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a pretty card, I love the image and those papers are fab
Lindsay xx

Rebekah said...

What a fab image and the colouring is great Suzie! Hugs Rebekah xx

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful Susan they are so cute together.
Chris x

Bonnie Brown said...

What a darling card! Good luck and thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Liz Miller said...

A lovely card. The doily embellishment matches those frilly petticoat layers beautifully.
Liz xx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous Susan such a cute image.love the papers you have used.

Hugs Julie x

L00py's Craft Creations said...

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L00py's Craft Creations said...

Sorry youngest pressed send before he checked what had gone in the box, the joys of little helpers.
there is something special on my blog for you, if you wouldnt mind going to collect it, xxx

Ira Huberts said...

Adorable! Love how you coloured this pretty couple Susan and those cute little butterflies are such fine embellies! Ira x

Claire said...

This is such a pretty card, lovely sweet image and great colours. Hugs, Claire x

Molecraft said...

Beautiful Susan, gorgeous colouring!
Helen x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fab card, love the sweet image and pretty papers. The colours look fab and I love all the butterflies.
Lyndsey xx

Tina said...

beautiful colors and details...lovely card

thanks for sharing at just some lines

Tina
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Pat said...

I haven't seen Penny Black in such a long time! You did wonderful with this image and the colors as well. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

kath said...

thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday Suzie with your beautiful take on nat's sketch...hugs kath xxx

Liz, said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, love those colours together.

thanks for joining in this week at Penny Black,

Liz x

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Susan! what a sweet image and you've coloured it beautifully! I love the papers, doily and butterflies - it's a really pretty card!
I hope you get your fridge problem sorted soon! Ooh that's lucky that you've got a spare!
Take Care
Big Hugs Sue xx

Craftychris said...

Another brilliant card. I always love your colours. Also I like the way you saw the umberalla as a parasol, I need to think more outside the box xx

Lynette said...

Pretty colors and a cute image - great card! Thanks for joining in the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

Gemma said...

Awww this is such a sweet card hun..just love that image!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Vicki Romaine said...

This is precious. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Some Lines.

Marjo said...

Gorgeous Card, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Jodi said...

so adorable!! Good luck and thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Paper Creations Ink said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

Christine said...

Oh what a lovely card!! The image is the sweetest and I love how you colored it!! Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Christine said...

Oh what a lovely card!! The image is the sweetest and I love how you colored it!! Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Mary Lou said...

Hello~~Awhh way to sweet!!! Love the contrast of colors!!! This is such a sweet loving image!!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!! Hope to see you once again soon
Hugz

febe said...

Lovely image, colors and papers. Awesome card!

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Sandy said...

This is one of my most favorite images and boy have you ever done an outstanding job with this card. I think I told you, but we have been out of town and now I am trying so hard to catch up and I really do not want to miss a single card. That's why they call me nosy!!!!!
Sandy