Sunday, 21 February 2010

A Shy Surprise

Happy Sunday afternoon to you -- yeh we won a Gold medal at the Winter Olympics - well done Amy Williams in the Skeleton Bob. Sorry it doesn't happen often for the British to get a medal at the Winter Olympics - we don't get much snow - ha ha ha!!!!
Anyway the title of my post is the name of this cute Penny Black stamp I acquired recently from Caroline who was having a clear out. You can find him here. I have used the sketch at Stamp With Fun shown below.

The challenge at Penny Black Saturday is a colour combination - pink, green and yellow.

I have coloured the image with my trusty water colour crayons and then mounted him on a Spellbinders Large and Small Label. I have inked around the edge with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint, I have also used this on the edge of the green paper - a Funky Fairys kit as is the pink paper. I have distressed all the paper with my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool. The buttons and fibre are from my stash and I made the flowers using a couple

of punches and a tiny button in the middle. The lace is from my stash. I have also used a gold gel pen to draw in the stitches. The bow was hand made from ribbon in my stash.

I will also enter this card in the following challenges :-

Saturday Spotlight - Doing the mess around (Distressing),

Lots To Do - Use a machine (I used my Cuttlebug),
Totally Papercrafts - Lots of spots,

Your Next Stamp - Spring colours,

Cats Corner - Photo inspiration plus a cat,

Cute Daisy May - Bright and cheerful,

Little Paper Shop - Distressing, and,

Simon Says Challenge - Recipe and Blog Hop - 3 types of embellie (Flower, button and ribbon), 2 Dp's and 1 image.

Thank you for reading and please leave me your thoughts.



Unknown said...

Hey Ali,
Ah hun this is so cute, and I love all the distressing you have done on here. Wonderful.
Dawn xx

crafty creations said...

Hiya Ali

great card love the layout and the colour

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card, love the colours and sweet image. Lisa x

Unknown said...

Ali, am loving the distressed look, gorgeous card

pinky said...

Lovely card, thats a great little image. The inside of your card is lovely too. Thanks for sharing at CDM this week.

Darlene said...

First ... congrats on the metal at the Olympics!!
Secondly ... this card is adorable! Love your distressing ... it's perfect! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! Look forward to seeing you next challenge!

Teri said...

Cute card - love the colour combo too!
Teri x

Anonymous said...

Oh how sweet this is!! :) I love your fun distressing and ripped/folded edges!! Give it so much life and fun!! Thanks so much for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

Sue said...

Hi Ali
aww how cute is this image, great card fabby papers, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Ali, what a pretty card. The PB image is so cute and the papers are gorgeous. Love your distressing and your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Kath Stewart said...

sweet your cute image.....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxx

Mel said...

Oh pet what a cute card! love the wee image, so sweet!! Thanks for popping by my wee blog xxx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card,
Thanks for playing along with totallypapercrafts
Anne x

Dana (Tigger) said...

A really sweet card ;)

Thanks for participating.

Greetings, DANA

Anonymous said...

I love the soft colours and the lace! The image is very cute. I like the distressed look.
Great job!
hugs xx

Squirrel x said...

Awh, how cute is that kitty?! Adorable card hun, loving the colours and your use of the lace. Fabulous. Hugs, squirrel xx

Unknown said...

Fab Ali, love this card, and yipee to for Amy, thank you so much for joining us at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxx

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card and love the distressing look on this springy colored card. Thanks for joining us Ali at the YNS Challenge :o)

For the life of me said...

such a cute card xxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable.

Fabiola said...

super mignonne j'aime beaucoup