Tuesday 3 April 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 195 - Sing-A-Long

This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week which is Sing-a-long.  This is the card I made for my crafting buddy Carol who is celebrating her sixtieth birthday today.  It's at Carol's house that a group of us meet most Tuesdays for our Crafting Bee and to repay her generosity and kindness we helped her family so that they could organise a surprise party for her on Saturday.  During the day it was arranged that a group of us would go to Ruth's house so that she and Carol could teach us how to make Easter cards and gifts using Stampin' up products.  This gave her family the time and space to set up the party for her.   

My Sing-a long song for this card would be "Oh Carol" by Neil Sedaka.  Here's my version of it to fit our Carol though.

Oh Carol, we really had you fooled
with our lies and our scheming
over your eyes the wool was pulled
we plotted, we planned and worked it out
what was really needed
so you wouldn't be about.

The deception, oh how it came together
your friends and your family
couldn't have done it any better
your face, it really was a sight
as the party poppers cracked off
it gave you such a fright.

Oh Carol, we hope you'll soon forgive us
we just wanted you to celebrate
with very little fuss
We hope, this surprise has let you know
how much your friendship means to us
and how we love you so.

The main image on the card is from the Penny Black stamp "Bountiful" and is coloured with Promarkers and shimmer paints.  The layout for this card came from another PBSC, Domi's Case It challenge, in March.  The base card and layers were cut using scalloped circle Grand Calibur and Nestabilities Label four dies.  The backing papers are from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Red and the chocolate and red pearlescent card were from the Papeterie.  From Stampin' up I used their Real Red ribbon, Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red ink and a sentiment from the Sincere Salutations stamp set.  Woodware punches were used to make the daisies and an X-cut punch for the label attached to the bouquet with Carol's name on it.

To finish it off I made an envelope for the card and a matching gift tag for her pressie.  A group of us are going out for tea with Carol tonight before heading off to the theatre to see Elaine C Smith perform in the Susan Boyle Story.  Hope you have a lovely day Carol.  I've had a message from her this morning to say that her tonsils are exercised and ready for a singing session tonight.  Earplugs are at the ready.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. So striking Liz, sure your friend will love it and the pressie.

    Enjoy the theatre.

    B x

  2. Beautiful card with great colouring and a pretty shape....thanks for joining the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  3. gorgeous shaping and lovely colours thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

  4. Wow, this is gorgeous, love it! Thanks for joining us at Divas and good luck!
    Helen x

  5. Gorgeous, the shape, colours, layout and images work so well together. Fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at MMCS. Trudiexxx

  6. What a gorgeous card, love the shape and image, fabulous colouring, and love the envelope.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. so stunning liz.the shape is fabulous and gorgeous rich colours and image ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. What a wonderful way to say Happy Birthday to her! LOVE the way you did the name on the little tag and a great use of the shapes! Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Belli Challenges.

  9. fabulous card liz...what a lovely surprise for Carol...great take on the challenge...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  10. Fabulous card Liz - I'm sure you friend will love it.
    Kath x

  11. This is a super fun and sassy card! Love the hedgehog! Thank you for playing with us at CCCC.


  12. This is GORGEOUS! LOVE the metallic name tag on the card--and all those shapes are fabulous! :)

  13. Oh this is adorable and so cute, gorgeous card.

  14. Thank you so much for joining us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with absolutely adorable creation its just perfect, I hope you will try to join us again next week,
    Have a lovely week,
    Hugs Bridget SCSC DT

  15. Liz
    WOW! Carol is one lucky lady. Such a beautiful card and all the extras you put in to it! Just beautiful. Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

  16. Striking colours, love the circle too.

    Saw your card at MIM.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  17. Beautiful card and gift set Liz. Saw these on MIM..Loz

  18. stunning layout and colours beautiful colouring ,sure your friend will love it seen your card on mim hugs tracy xx

  19. What a beautiful card. I love the layout. I saw it on Make it Monday.

  20. Beautiful card! Your friend will love it! I love the way you have decorated the envelope to match too.

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

    Michelle :o)

  21. What a treasured treat for Carol . Awesome card .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  22. A truly lovely creation hun!
    Love the colours and the shape.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  23. Just so amazing, this is just the cutest. Congrats on the DT win and hope you have fun with us at Fussy and Fancy.

    Hugz, Beth

  24. Congratulations on winning our next guest designer spot over at Fussy and Fancy Liz - don't forget to contact us for details :-)

    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx



  25. Fun card and your flowers are fabulous!
    Thanks for joining the Creative Belli Challenge