Thursday 8 September 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 167 - Make a Scene

This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge  this week which is Make a Scene.  For this one I have used the Penny Black stamp Nice Day.  After rummaging amongst my stamps I realised that I didn't really have Penny Black stamps which would go together to make a scene.  I usually use stamped images to make toppers and don't dabble very much with masking or stamping and paper piecing as I'm never happy with my cutting out.  I didn't want to give up on the challenge though.

Instead of stamping out or paper piecing a background I printed out a background from the Cute Companions CD 1 and then stamped and coloured the image with Promarkers in toning colours.  After cutting them out, the mice were attached to the background using 3D foam pads.

The embellishments were a mixture of Quickutz dies (scissors, buttons and cotton reel) and bits and bobs from my sewing box and crafting stash.  The little measure tape strips are from a page on this month's free download for members of the Crafter's Companion web site.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Thanks for reading
Liz x


  1. Cute. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

  2. What a perfect little scene, love this card. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

  3. love your sewing mice scene liz......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  4. Aww...have a mice day' cute...lovely scene.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.


  5. Hi Liz. Adorable little scene & perfect metal embellishment for a sewing themed card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  6. Love it! The ruler is adorable! Thank you for celebrating with us this week at TPV!

  7. Adorable card, thanks for playing along at Our Craft Lounge, A new challenge starts today, hope you will play along.

  8. Hi Liz

    This is gorgeous. I love your scene with those little stitching mice!!

    Thank you for playing along with Penny Black Saturday this week.

    Love Jules xx

  9. Wow Liz - I absolutely love this!! not only is it adorable but it is also so clever - the little mouse hole in the background and the little sewing accessories are just magical! Thanks for joining in this week's penny black Saturday Challenge
    pauline x

  10. This is fabulous!!! Thanks for joining the Buttons and Bows challenge this week at Crafts and Me!

  11. genius! well done you - adapt and overcome!

  12. what a wonderful project - Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
    Lisa x

  13. Gorgeous card, love how you have put it all together :-D Thanks for joining us at Ladybugs Crafts Ink this week for our Anything Goes Challenge, hope to see you again soon

    Sue xx

  14. LOVE this pretty scene of these cuties next to their mouse hole. The perfect card for our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Thank you so much for playing along with us! Hugs, Lesley

  15. What a lovely image! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

  16. Great card, love how you have put the scene together, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x