Wednesday 22 June 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Birthday Blog Hop

This is my entry for this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  This was a birthday card for one of my crafty friends who really loves cats and her one means the world to her.  The image was stamped with black Stazon ink and coloured using water colours and shimmer paints.  The card layout was from a challenge set by Linda on the Cuddly Buddly forum.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts stamp stamped onto white card with black Stazon and then chopped into three sections.

The base card is a 21cm square card made from two pieces of A4 card 

Papers used
Black and blue card from W Enterprises, Aberdeen
Yellow card from W H Smith
Gingham paper from a Cuddly Buddly download printed on greyscale setting - A Patchwork of Papers  - Blue
White card for stamping

Tools used
Penny Black Stamp - 2243K Bee Costume 
Hero Arts Stamp -  1494E Purr-fect Day...
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Ovals Large
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Squares Large
Shimmer paints from The Works
Watercolour paints - Winsor and Newton Cotman Water Colours

Embellishments used
Blue ribbon from John Lewis
Crystal dot peel-off stickers
Woodware brads - pastel and bright
Paper flowers, sequins and beads from stash
Silver wavy line peel-offs

Thanks for reading
Liz x


  1. adorable card liz......thanks for joining Penny Black Saturday to celebrate our 3rd birthday...hugs kath xxx

  2. Super cute, love the way you have done the sentiment,

    Liz x

  3. Gorgeous sweet card, love the cute bumble bee cat.

  4. Stunning card Liz, love the striking colour combo and great layout :)
    Thanks for joining in our birthday celebrations at PBSC x

    Jenny x

  5. Gorgeous cute card :-) . Thanks for joining in the PBSC third birthday challenge and good luck!
    Pauline x