Thursday 6 October 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 171 - Down on the Farm

This is my attempt at this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  The theme this week is Down on the Farm but unfortunaltely I have no Penny Black sheep, cows, pigs, hens or ponies stamps and I'm convinced I have a Christmas goose somewhere but could I find him.  He's obviously realised that it's that time of year again and gone in to hibernation.  I'm stretching the brief this time in the hope that a farm cat will be acceptable and I've made up a poem to plead her case.

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat
Down on the farm,
Keeping the corn bags
From coming to harm.
You catch all those mice,
You're wise and you're witty,
But still you have time
To sit and look pretty.

The image I've chosen for this one is the Penny Black stamp You are the Bestest and it's coloured with Promarkers.  This is the first Penny Black slapstick stamp I've bought and I really like it.  It gave as good an impression as all the wooden stamps I've got.  I attempted to use the layout from this week's Sketch Saturday challenge but I didn't like what I came up with and adapted it to this one.  The colour inspiration came from this weeks Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge which is a picture inspiration.

The Happy Birthday, orange gingham and a patterned paper hidden under the flowers are all from a Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Orange.  The yellow gingham paper was from a Crafter's Companion CD.  The flower embellishments were made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Sizzix die and a Tonic small flower punch.  As per usual there's a bow and some crystal peeloff dots and brads to add some bling.

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

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx


  1. Love your take on our inspiration challenge. Great layout and love all those flowers! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

  2. very cute! i love the text layer behind the image and the lovely 3D flowers. thanks for playing along with the penny black at allsorts challenge. linda

  3. How CUTE! Your kitty looks quite content! Beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy

  4. aaaaaaww that is one cute card, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

  5. Great card love the cute kitty and the fab flowers thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly
    Angie x

  6. super card love the image and flowers thank you for joining us at the cutie pie xx lindyloo xx

  7. What a cute little image Liz, love it, if only spring was on it's way and not winter.
    You were right to I had a wee break from Christmas.
    Happy crafting, Erika.

  8. oooh! I love your cat image, colours and layout! Thank you for sharing with the Cutie Pies! Woo x

  9. A super cute cat! Thanks for playing along at anything goes this week trace x

  10. What a super creation Liz, goegeous colours combo.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week and Penny Black at Allsorts monthly challenge and good luck.

    B x

  11. What an Adorable card! Love your Sweet Penny BLack image and Wonderful coloring! I think a Farm cat is just Perfect! And you poem was terrific too! 8-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

  12. A lovely card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  13. What a brilliant project Liz! Thank you so much for entering it in my flower challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  14. Stunning card the colours and papers and all the flowers are gorgeous x
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday :)

    Jenny xx

    P.S. Great poem too!!

  15. Beautiful card and lovely cat. Love your colouring and color combo. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digis.

  16. Your cat is coloured beautifully hun,I love it. Thanks for joining us in our bingo challenge over at Cutie Pie Challenges,
    H xx

  17. Oh my what a cutie!! This stamp is on my wish list for sure! Loving your coloring and beautifully embellished.
    So happy you shared with us at penny black at allsorts!

  18. Such a gorgeous card hun....

    thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie....and good luck...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  19. Hei,
    this is looks great with autumnal colouring too!
    Stunning creation.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

  20. Oooh.. Cute image!! And a lovely card!

    Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!! Hope to see you in this week`s Distressing Challenge :)

    Hugs Tine

  21. Hi Liz

    Fabulous card, and I love the poem. Every farm needs a cat right, so I think you should be able to sneak this one in, lol.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

    Michelle :o)

  22. A sweet image, lovely colouring - great flowers too, I saw it over at MIM, good luck in the challenge,

    You can view my card here

  23. Oh my goodness! What a beautiful card! Your image is delightful, your layout wonderful and those colors are gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! And remember, to be in the running to win the prize, just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Rene :D

  24. Too cute for words hun!! Made me smile lots! :0)
    Wishing you a great week.

    Hugs to you from Krafty Karen popping in from MIM to say hello.xx

  25. Stunn card Liz ans I Love the poem Popped in from MIM to have a look..Loz

  26. Adorable little card. Wonderful compostion. I saw it on Make it Monday

  27. Very bright job! Love this image! the card is fantastic!!! I saw your card on ‘Make it Monday’

  28. Such a pretty card,thanks for joining us at Penny black @ Allsorts this week
    Hugs louise xx

  29. Awesome!.. love the colours and those wonderful flowers, and great colouring on a cute image...Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  30. lovely work, thanks for joining us at In a Sweet Pea Dream!