Wednesday 19 October 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 173 - On the Move

This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where the challenge set was to use an image which involves movement of some sort.  I chose this one which is Cheesecake Parade and coloured it using Promarkers.  I've always struggled with colouring balloons so that they look 3D but thanks to advice from Debbi I'm quite happy with the way this one has turned out.  

The colour scheme for this one came from the pieces of patterned paper I had left over from the card I made for the Sugar Bowl Challenge plus another piece from the printed papers leftover box.  The striped and spotted papers are from the CD Seraphina and Friends, the gingham paper came from a Crafter's Companion Papercrafts CD and the colourful harlequin paper was from a Cuddly Buddly download Peppy Papers Purple/Lime

The layout inspiration was taken from the sketch challenge on the 2 Sister Challenge Blog but as per usual I can't do a clean and simple and have added so many extra bits and pieces that the original sketch has become hidden.

TopTip Tuesday
The daisy embellishments were made using the small and medium Woodware daisy punches.  I punch daisies from left over bits of white card and layer them up.  The centre is cut from different shades of yellow plain and glitter cardstock using a ringbinder paper punch.  These are kept in a box until I need them for a project and then the petals can be sponged with ink to match the colour scheme of the project.  Other embellishments added to this card were brads, pearls, sequins, beads, sequins and ribbon.

This card is going to be for one of my crafty friends who turns fifty next month and is heading off to New York with her husband to celebrate.  This will be their first trip away by themselves since their family came along.  Hope you have a great time Heather.

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

Thanks for reading
Liz x



  1. love your cute mices card liz..thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  2. a gorgeous creation and fabulous flowers thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

  3. Beautiful card, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

  4. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at MTTC hope you can join us again soon x

  5. Great card, nice sketch and an adorable image!!! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope to see you soon again at SSC.


  6. This is really cute! I'm sure your friend will love it!

  7. ADORABLE card! I love your image! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy

  8. Adorable,love everything about it.

  9. Oh gorgeous card and so cute too.

  10. how lovely
    thank you for joining us at OSSAT this week
    Love Jan

  11. Such a sweet card - love the colours!
    Thanks for joining us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. Gorgeous card and really fab tip - thanks for sharing!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

    Leanne xx

  13. This is fabulous and so neat. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  14. This is just beautiful - the colours jumped out of the screen at me - I love it! Your take on the sketch is fab - I don't think it's lost at all!

    Great Top Tip too... it's so handy to have some little embellishments to hand to add colour to as and when needed, your daisies show that they can be transformed to match your project perfectly - thanks for linking :)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Layer it up' challenge.

    Carol x

  15. Beautiful card love this PB image tooo cute! great colours also,Really cute card and love your No DP tip too! Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our Layer it up! Challenge,
    Don't forget you can enter up to 3 different projects per challenge, I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

  16. aw thats cute
    -Thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week -Kate x

  17. Your card is just so cute, lovely colours and DPs Popped in by from MIM. Carolxx

  18. Lots of interesting layers - saw this on Make it Monday!

  19. Stunning card layout and colours Liz..Saw this on MIM..Loz

  20. Very cute card…love the image and the sketch.Thanks for sharing at ‘Make it Monday’
    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.

  21. Utterly adorable, love the sweet image and your design. Thank you for joining us at Emerald Faeries Garden this week.
    Suzi x

  22. Wonderful liz - amazing colouring!

    Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J xxx