Friday 3 February 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 186 - Floral Frenzy

This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week which is Floral Frenzy.  This is the first Penny Black Saturday Challenge I've entered this year as Mr Mojo seems to have got the post Christmas blues.  However, when I saw the challenge this week was Floral Frenzy it got me tempted back again.  I knew I had this Penny Black image called You Are the Bestest already coloured using Promarkers so it was just a case of deciding what to do with it.  I follow Kittie Caracciolo's blog KittieKraft and had seen how she created frames around her images and decided I'd like to try this.  There's a tutorial on her blog.

I managed to make the frames and had decided that I'd use the small flower Tonic punch to make little flowers to help frame the image too and then I remembered I had an X-cut corner punch which would also tie up to the floral theme and punched out the corners of the top frame and added coloured paper behind so the punch outs matched the flowers. Lines were scored across the corners too.  When it was finished I really didn't like the coloured paper showing through so chopped off the punched corners and added another two layers underneath so that I could still have the punched corners.  Although the card ended up having more layers than I'd planned the alternating colours around the edge worked quite well.  One of those "happy accident" moments and probably one I wouldn't have thought up but may try again.

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

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. beautiful snuggly card your floral frenzy...thanks for joining the Penny Black Saturday gang this week...hugs kath xxx

  2. stunning card liz.i love your gorgeous colours and the image is so sweet ;D

    xx coops xx

  3. Adorable card! Love that sweet image! Awesome colors too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  4. An adorable card, your colours and design are astounding, your PB cat is beautifully coloured.
    Thanks so much for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp challengr
    Heather xx

  5. This is a gorgeous card. I spotted it on the Make it Monday blog and popped over to take a look. I love the colour combination and of cause, who could not love the Penny Black image. All the tiny flowers make a lovely floral frame for your image.


  6. This is really pretty! Love the colours!!! I saw your creation on MIM and had to pop by to see it up close!!!

  7. This kitty makes me smile, he/she looks so smug! Lovely colouring.
    Saw your card at MIM.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  8. This is absolutely a glorious flower frenzy of a card! LOVE the purple and that image is spot on! Nicely done. :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
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    Lisa xx

  9. Hello Liz. Your card is Beautiful. Saw this on MIM. Faye