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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Penny Black and more!

Hello everyone. It feels like ages since I made anything but that's probably because it is ages. I really wanted to enter the Penny Black Saturday challenge. I love Penny Black images, no matter what new images I buy I still go back to them. It's still really nice here in Aberdeenshire. Can't believe how nice it's been for days and days now. I even took these photos outside!

And here's the inside. I don't usually do the inside except for a printed insert but it's really nice to make the effort sometimes.

I used:-

Image :- Penny Black slapstick - hedgehog birthday.

DP :- Basic Grey Kioshi.

Colouring :- Promarkers and Spica Glitter gel pens.

Sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.

Flowers :- EK Success retro flower punch.

Lace and pearls from stash.

Flower charm included in candy I won from lil daffodil - thanks Fiona.

I quite like this card except for the candle light! I think I've overdone the colour there. Think I've used the wrong shade of yellow and then added Spica gel pen in yellow - paler would have been better lol!

Now that I've got this made I think it fits a few challenges :-

Penny Black :- Flowers.

Allsorts :- Birthday.

Secret Crafter :- Metal - only a small charm but it is metal!

Basic Grey :- Punch it plus DP.

Creative Inspirations Sunday Challenge :- Punches or die cuts.

Sketch Saturday :- Sketch.

Crafty Cardmakers :- Decorate inside.

Cupcake :- Blooming charming.

Pollycraft :- Summer blooms.

Die Cut Dreams :- Lace.

Papertake Weekly :- Say it with flowers...

Creative Inspirations Wednesday challenge :- For a child.

ABC :- U for unused stash. The lace because I'm trying not to use it lol!!

Crafty Creations :- Celebrate.

A Spoon Full of Sugar :- Cute and Girly.

Charisma Cardz :- 3D.

Phew I'll need to go and have a coffee now - I'm exhausted typing out all these challenges lol! I don't usually combine as many challenges as this but somehow they just all seem to fit. I usually take a note of my favourite challenges to see if any of them go together but only ever do a few of them. This must be a record for me as I usually can't be bothered searching around.

Well I'm off to make that coffee and think about my DT cards.

Kat xx


  1. Hi Kat,
    Your card is gorgeous. I think Penny Black's hold a special place in many of our hearts. I really must stamp one up again soon.
    Your flame looks fine to me.
    Clare x

  2. Ooh I like that paper... didn't think I needed this pad but might have another look lol. Gorgeous card, the image is very sweet and your details are really pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers hun :o) Lisa x

  3. Gorgeous card Kat! I LOVE Penny Black too :) I really must use them more often!
    Love the papers you used and the pretty flowers x

    Jenny xx

  4. Super card Kat, inside and out!
    Love sarah XXX

  5. Bingo! you got such a lot of challenges with this adorable hedgie card - you deserve a biccie with the cupa!
    hugs, annie x

  6. Oh Kat, how GORGEOUS! Penny Black are my first love when it comes to stamps and it makes me so happy to see them being used in such a stunning way. You are one very talented bunny. Happy hugs, Squirrel xx

  7. Oh Kat, I love this image! So sweet! Your card is gorgeous, with beautiful papers and I love your flowers! Great inside, too! I am often too lazy to make the inside of my cards... Hugs Delphine xx

  8. Beautiful card!!! I love the soft colours and how you made the inside match the front! Gorgeous job done on this one! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!
    Hugs, Marit.

  9. Hiya

    this is gorgeous, beautiful colours and a fab image,love those flowers, thanks for joining us at pollycraft and Penny Black


  10. Oooh... sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge! Good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia
    (Guest Designer)

  11. Fabulous card and I love that PB image. Papers are delish and fabby flowers and lace.

  12. Lovely! thanks for joining us at DCD.

  13. What an adoreable card!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

    I also have candy on my blog, 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps if you would like to enter, here is the link.

    Leanne xx

  14. beautiful card kat and I love how you finished off the inside too....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday hugs kath xxx

  15. Oh this is so cute Kat and what fab colours.

  16. This is so pretty thanks for joining us at the DCD challenge this week for our "Lace it up" challenge
    Hugs Susie & Vikki

  17. This is absolutely darling....such a sweet image and the papers are soft and pretty! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx

  18. This is adorable. Thank you for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge blog and PBSC! xxx

  19. oh this is one cute image hun love the colurs you have used,wonderful detail too many thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at creative inspirations hugs cheryl xxxxx

  20. Aw such a sweet card, adorable image and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  21. Oh wow!
    Such a beautiful card!
    Love your sweet image and those papers are so delicious!
    kim x

  22. This is beautiful!
    loving all the soft colours you've used.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge this week at sketch saturday
    Jo xx

  23. This is such a sweet card, Kat! I love the darling image and it's coloured beautifully, hun! The papers are gorgeous and I love your pretty punched flowers!
    thanks so much for joining us at BG Challenges!

  24. Hi Kat, what a pretty card. The image is so cute and your papers are gorgeous. Your flowers and charm are perfect. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  25. sooo pretty
    Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

  26. Hi! What a lovely card, great image & charm! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Shelly ;)

  27. Goregous card! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW last week, and hope you play along again this week with our sketch challenge!

  28. What a gorgeous card Kat and decorated so beautifully inside. Cute embellishments and the candle looks fine lol! I find that quite tricky to do too!

    Thank You for playing at Crafty Cardmakers inside out challenge x


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