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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Penny Black Challenge

Just another quick post as DD has just popped out to hand deliver this card for her friends birthday.
I haven't managed a Penny Black challenge  for a while, so when she asked for a card, thought I would make the most of the opportunity to craft while she packed!
I have used Rain or Shine Friends - which seems appropriate considering the weather! Coloured it with Promarkers and used an oval nestability and 'cut outside the frame'.  The papers are Pink Petticoat and were a freebi from a magazine, I distressed all the edges with Adirondac Denim ink, and I used this weeks sketch from Totally Gorjuss.  The challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'Grown Your Own' so made my flowers with punches and the DP.
Challenges for my card are:
  Penny Black challenge - Anything Goes
  Totally Gorguss - Sketch
  Papertake Weekly - Grow Your Own
  Charisma Cards challenges - Distressing
  Crafty Sentiments challenge - Die Cuts & Punches

I'm off for a glass of wine and a 'girly' last night with DD, and hopefully I will catch up with everyone tomorrow night.
Thanks for looking and if you like what you see, please leave a comment and I will come and visit you.

Avril xx

25 comments:

Catherine said...

Fab card, the colours are lovely!

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty .. love the ice cream pastel shades ..
Lisa x

Doreen said...

This is just lovely Avril,love the soft colours.xxx

Gibmiss said...

HI Avril
Gorgeous card ....very nice ...i won this stamp on PBSC....lovely big stamp....
hugs sylvie
xxx

Joan said...

A very pretty card, love that PB image and the colours you have used

Sasha said...

Such a sweet card. I love your image...beautifully coloured and such a pretty flower!

DesignerDiva said...

Love your beautiful card Avril, the soft pastel colours look so pretty

Hugs Laurie x

bettand said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the colours and the take on this week's sketch. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Hope to see you back again for a new challenge. Bettina

Mary J said...

How pretty Avril - those papers are perfect with that image!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Avril and love the adorable image and the pretty colours.
luv
Debby

Liz Miller said...

What a beautiful card.
Liz x

Whisper said...

What a stunning card, am loving the papers and layout, Luv Sam x

craftymum said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at TG this week
hugs sarah x

kath said...

beautiful card avril...great colour work and I love the colour combo....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Pauline C said...

Fabulous card Avril - I love this stamp and your colours are lovely. Thanks for joining in this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Pauline x

laney said...

This is gorgeous Avril!!
thanks for joining us at Charisma this time would love to see you next time too
hugs
laney

Angie said...

Fabulous colourful card love the image thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello again, Just had to say what a brilliant card, I love the colours you chose, I have this stamp un-inked to my shame but you have shown me exactly how it's done, I Love it! Gay xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is utterly gorgeous! :) Brilliant out of the die cutting and beautiful, sweet colouring and a lovely image too.

hugs

xxalisonxx

crazyribbonlady said...

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week! Such a lovely card! Emma x

Anonymous said...

lovely card- thanks for playing along with Charisma this week
AllisonX

Shirl said...

Toooo adorable for words Avril (as usual) and check out the Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

Hugs Shirley x x

Jules said...

Hi Avril

Your card is gorgeous.

Loving your sweet image and those gorgeous backing papers. It is like they were meant to go together!

Fabby colour combo.

Love Jules xx

Hazel said...

Avril - another fabulous card. Hazel x

Katina said...

How did I miss this gorgeous card?! Really pretty Avril. xx