Monday 12 March 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 192 - The Young Ones

This is the card I've made for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where the challenge is to make a card or create something for a child.  The inspiration for the colour scheme and layout came from previous challenges at I Love Promarkers and Passion for Promarkers.

This is an Easter card I've made for my nephew Angus.  I usually make matching Easter cards for my nephew and niece and as I'd already made a pink version of this card for his sister Leanne I decided to make this blue version for Angus.

The cards have to be posted, as Leanne and Angus live in Orkney, so rather than post them eggs too I usually put money in their cards so that they can choose to buy one themselves or save it for something else instead.  They're off to Disneyland Paris at the end of the month and come back Easter weekend so this time I may send the cards off early with some euros inside instead so they have some extra spending money for their holiday. 

The main image on this card is the Penny Black stamp "Bunny Bouquet" and has been coloured using Promarkers. 

The patterned paper was a sheet I dusted off from from my scrapbooking stash and the gingham paper was printed from Crafter's Companion Papercrafts Set 2 CD. The pastel blue and green card were from the Papeterie and the blue satin ribbon from John Lewis. Stampin' up's ink Bashful Blue was used to ink around the main image and the scalloped card and Encore metallic blue ink was used to colour the daisies.

Woodware large, medium and small daisy punches were used to make the flower embellishments.  With left over pieces of thin white card I punch out daisies and then, when I need them for a project, I sponge ink over the ends of the petals  so that they co-ordinate.  The small blue flowers were punched using a Tonic punch with a crystal dot peel off being added to the centre and the layered grass tufts were cut using a Quickutz die.

The sentiment was created on the computer and cut using circle Nestabilities.

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

Thanks for reading
Liz x


  1. Wow this are just absolutely adorable! Love the images! Saw this over at MIM!
    Nat -x-

  2. wow,so stunning liz.gorgeous pretty colours and details and i love the sweet bunny :D

    xx coops xx

  3. This is so pretty !! Love your bunny and how you´ve put the card together. Love it ! Thanks for joining our LIIU challenge and good luck, hugs, Marion

  4. So cute Liz - the colouringis perfect and the papers a great foil for the bunny. Thanks for sharing.
    Stamping Shanni

  5. Gorgeous cards Liz,both so pretty too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  6. A pair of cuties Liz! Love seeing your design in blue and pink!

  7. Saw your entry at MIM and came for a closer look - lovely card, the image is adorable and I love the fresh blue and white colour combo.

    Nicki, x

  8. Beautiful
    TFS with us at Robyn Fetish
    Kym DT XXXX

  9. Such pretty cards. Am sure they'll be cherished forever!
    Vicki x

  10. Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Hi Liz,

    Two totally adorable cards. Thanks for joining in this week at Penny Black.

    Liz x

  12. Ohhhhhhh Wow this are fabulous. The image is so adorable colored and with the pink and blue pastel colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Robyn's Fetish, and hope to see you back next week.
    Christine Dt at Robyn's Fetish

  13. What a cutie, just love the bunnies and colors used. Thank you for sharing on MIM.

  14. Beautiful rabbits and sweet flowers - Good luck in the LIIU Challenge this month.

  15. Just so pretty Liz and perfect for your theme.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month, good luck with all the great prizes on offer and hope you will join us again.

    B x

  16. Hi Liz

    Pretty Easter cards. Such a sweet image.

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

    Michelle :o)

  17. Wonderful cards. Your coloring is great.
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week

  18. So sweet, love the stamp you chose and so beautifully coloured too. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month, hope to see you next month. Hugz Suzanne

  19. Oh, this one was really cute. I love the colours you have used. If you are interested in more colouring, I have some of my own drawings as freebies in my blog:)

    I found you over at MIM

    Hugs from
    May Brit

  20. Very pretty cards. Love the blue colour combo. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week and we hope to see you again soon. Wedgie xxx

  21. just so pretty those cute bunnies...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday hugs kath xxx

  22. This is so pretty and really puts me in mind of spring! Smiles.. lovely colour combo and very pretty papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

    Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
    them on Make It Monday.xx

  23. Great card, your colouring is fab.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Susan x

  24. Beautiful card. Cute image. Thank you for joining us at LIIU. Hugs, Velma DTM

  25. Fabulous card,lovely colours and design and such a beautiful image....Thank you for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge,hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x

  26. Oh this is so cute and such pretty colours too.

  27. Really sweet cards! Cute images, and I love the grass and flower details

  28. These are so sweet!
    An adorable image and beautiful colors.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.