Wednesday 9 May 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 200 - Case It

This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week which is Case It and it's a card from Jenny which we are casing this month.  Here was Jenny's inspiration for us.


I took Jenny's layout, stamped image and baby theme as inspiration for my easel card.  Easel cards are lovely to make and give but it's difficult to photograph them to show them at their best.  Here are some more views of my card.

This card has been sent to a niece who gave birth to Rory Angus on the 22nd of April.  He was almost two weeks overdue and weighed in at 9lbs 31/2 ozs on his arrival which was quite timely as it was also his Mum's birthday.

The main image on the card is from the Penny Black stamp Baby Hammock and is coloured using Promarkers.  Nestabilities plain and scalloped circles were used to frame and back the image.  The spotted and gingham backing papers were from the Cuddly Buddly download - A Patchwork of Papers Blue, the It's a boy paper, baby boy verse and the message on the front of the card were created on the computer and the plain and pearlised card were from W Enterprises.  

To personalise the card for Rory I used Sizzix Sizzlits Chunkidelic Alphabet dies to cut the letters to spell his name and mounted them on to layers cut using Nestabilities Labels Four dies.  There is also a personal message from us on the back of the card which is mounted in the same way.

Instead of punching decorative corners I used a Quickutz die to cut out and attach corners and the Martha Stewart Lace Doily border punch was used to give the layered bands a decorative edge.  Peel off dots, blue satin ribbon from John Lewis and Bashful Blue ink from Stampin' up sponged around the edge of the scalloped base card were the final touches to this one.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 200 - Case It
Diva's by design Challenge 34 - One for the Boy's
Everybody-Art-Challenge !92 - Baby
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Cute, Cute, Cute
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 67 - For the Boys
The Crazy Challenge 118 - For a Young One
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog Challenge 17 - Monochromatic
That Craft Place Challenge - One for the Boys
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge 114 - A Stitch in Time
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. Lovely car Liz - the colouring on your stamped is fab.
    Kath x

  2. Ooops - should have said lovely card and not lovely car!
    Kath x

  3. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fabulous

  4. Love this Liz fab image and beautiful papers and embellishments to go with it xx

  5. Love your adorable and gorgeous card Liz.

  6. Hi Liz...beautiful card for a beautiful baby boy...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

  7. Two great baby card Liz, impossible to choose a favourite.

    B x

  8. gorgeous card liz.i love the sweet hedgie and really fab colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Wow Liz fabulous in any colour what a fantastic card , fabulous details and image I love this .
    Well done Hugs Elaine

  10. What a beautiful card, I really like all the details of your layout and the papers look brilliant as does the main image.

    Congratulations to your niece, I hope she and baby Rory are well, you've created a beautiful momento for her here.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  11. Gorgeous card, Thanks for playing along with the cutie pies.
    Becky DT xx

  12. An absolutely darling card! LOVE that you've used the little one's name!!! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  13. Beautifully cute cards. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
    Angie x

  14. This couldn't be more precious! love your amazing design and soft colors! and just the right touch of stitching!
    thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl stitches challenge!

  15. Beautiful card Liz, I love how you have done the name
    Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week with the 'One For The Boys' challenge and good luck
    Laurie x

  16. Congrats to your niece. . ..and both of the cards are beautiful!!!!!!!!! I love, the image and the colors and layouts are just perfect.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Stitching challenge this week.

  17. Oh how I *heart* Penny Black! This is adorable -- saw your card on MIM but so funny because I had wanted to join that PB challenge as well! Didn't quite get around to it -- but glad I got to see yours!

  18. Ohhh!!! These are Gorgeous Liz.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

  19. I think that you cased the card beautifully .Stunning colouring .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  20. Hey this both are just GEORGEOUS!I love them!
    Thanks for joining us at CCH #118!

  21. How sweet. I love the cute images. I saw you on MIM.

  22. Gorgeous! I love this sweet image and the pretty papers you used.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m entry #97)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  23. Oh Liz these are just beautiful. Lovely image and your colouring is delightful.

    I saw your link on MIM. I'm numbers 65, 124 and 185 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  24. This is beautiful thanks for entering it into our challenge at that craft place x

  25. Gorgeous card. That image is so sweet.

    Saw you on MiM.

    Susan x