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Penny Black – not the stamp



What a fantastic day Saturday was, everything went well. Got home after class and decided to make my card for Crafty Angels because Andrew was watching his boys as he calls them on the tele …. err can you believe it Aldershot on TV prime time Saturday afternoon …. no neither can I? Well they lost but we won’t go there. It’s the play off’s and Aldershot are still in with a chance of promotion but only if they win their game on Wednesday. Now I can hear all the little grey cells thinking why is she talking about football …. well if they win on Wednesday they will be playing the final at Wembley and what does that mean girls …. a trip back to the UK …. and …. shopping …. see that wasn’t difficult knew you’d get there in the end.

Anyway back to Crafty Angels …. ripping and tearing is the challenge for this week …. so just had to ink those edges.

This fabulous digi image is from Whoopsi Daisy Designs, and it comes with another 3 different images on the sheet which are equally as cute as this one …. if you pop on over now Linnie has a freebie on offer. While there you should have a peek at sheet 53 which is already coloured …. wow oh wow …. not sure but I think this is a new thing because they never used to be coloured. Also have a peek at Sheet 3 …. now I am not usually a fairy person but I bought this because the images are soooo pretty, can’t wait to make a card with them.

Masked off the image before I inked all over with mustard seed which was also used for the edge of the scalloped paper, stamped over the image with the little Tapestry stamps – just on one side, then coloured the image with distress inks. Ripped, curled and inked the edges of the green paper which is also from Basic Grey Origins with dusty concord …. lastly inked the flower with same, cut a circle shape for the base and added lace and a birthday sentiment from Stampin Up.

When I saw this image for the first time it reminded me so much of my little Penny Black – so couldn’t resist adding the wording and colouring her with black soot.

Entering for:
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – As you like it
Allsorts – Birthday – Birthday Blog Hop going on because they are one year old – some awesome goodies to win.
Cute Card Thursday – Someone Special
Quixotic Challenges – Let your Garden Grow – Make your own flower
Die Cut Dreams – Lace it Up
Dare you to Digi – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog – Easel Card
Sew Many Cards Challenge – Easel Card
A Spoon Full of Sugar – Cute & Girlie

I Love entering for challenges so click on the links above and see all the fabulous inspirational cards from the DT’s.


19 Responses to “Penny Black – not the stamp”

  1. Irene Chillman says:

    Gorgeous card Shirl, love the colour combination, do love easel cards they look so special. Lets hope Aldershot get to Wembly, I shouldn’t hold your breath though.

  2. Susie Sugar says:

    Fab card Shirl love the rich colours and the sweet image
    Thanks for playing our “Lace it up” challenge with us at DCD this week please come back soon
    Hugs Susie & Vikki xx

  3. fabiola says:

    très jolie et ces déchirures j’aime beaucoup

  4. pinky says:

    Very beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at WhoopsiDaisy this month.

  5. Jenny T says:

    Beautiful card, love the stamp off to have a look see.

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Shirley

    This is really lovely and so different too. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

  7. larissa says:

    Fabulous card with such an adorable image! Thanks for joining us at DU2DS.


  8. ~Jeri M~ says:

    OH WOW!!!! I love this card!! The colors are spectacular and I love the image!! Toooo cute! Amazing job!!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many ChallengeS!

  9. Fleur says:

    Hi fab card. Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week & good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  10. mummylade says:

    great project! I’m so glad you joined the Allsorts birthday celebration and the DCD challenge this week and good luck!

  11. Anita Mulcahey says:

    That is such a pretty card. I love the colors and the flowers are fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges this week. Hugs, Anita

  12. Kim says:

    WOWSA!!!! This is STUNNING!! I love that vintage chic feel of it!!! Your attention to detail is amazing and that image is adorable!!! So glad you shared with us at SMC!!

  13. Lorraine says:

    Wow this is totally breathtaking what an amazing card wonderfully designed the papers, colours embellishments that image wow thank you so much for sharing this with us at SMC this week. Hugs

  14. Anita Hovey says:

    Beautiful card. I love colors & the papers…and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Corrosive Challenge this week.

  15. Jeanette says:

    Awesome card! I love it!

    Thanks for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

  16. Debbie says:

    Gorgeous girly card,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

  17. Autumn says:

    This is stunning! The colors and paper are fab! Thanks for joining SMC this week!

  18. WOW! This is really gorgeous! I love the colors and the design.
    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next month challenge.

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