Tuesday 14 February 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 188 - Love and Kisses

This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week which is Love and Kisses.  The Penny Black image used for this one is Squeeze 'til I Squeak and is coloured with Promarkers. I'm normally in at the last minutes with my entry but decided that I'd use the challenge as inspiration for a Valentine's card so it had to be completed for today. The inspiration for the layout came from last week's challenge sketch on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge blog.

The image was cut out using a circle nestabilities die and then set in a frame cut from a Marianne Designs die.  The red pearlescent card is from the Papeterie and is a lovely rich red. It toned really well with the red gingham and hearts backing papers which were from the Cuddly Buddly download - A Patchwork of Papers Red.

The larger hearts embellishments around the image and backing the sentiment were cut from the same papers and card using plain and scalloped nestabilites dies and the smaller hearts and daisies were punched using Woodware punches.  The tips of the daisies and around the image were sponged with Stampin' up Riding Hood Red ink.  A couple of brads, a bow and some peel off hearts finished this one off.

I wasn't the only one making a Valentine's card in this house as Elaine was busy creating too with a little help, or perhaps some confusion, from moi.  Her card was more special as she wrote her own poem for the inside so it was very personal.  Here's her efforts.

She knows the way to Andy's heart because, as well as the special card and buying him some heart themed sweet treats, she did some baking too.  Here are the two she left for her Mum and Dad to share.  Ah...........

It's been a fun couple of days shopping and creating here.  Hope you had a good Valentine's day too.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Penny Black Saturday Challenge 188 - Love and kisses
I Love Promarkers Challenge - Love is in the Air
Allsorts Challenge 141 - Free and Easy February 
Moving Along With The Times 135 - Cute Critters
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 50 - Valentine's Day
Make It Monday - Anything Goes 

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. Absolutely fantastic card, so pretty and looks so intricate, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  2. Stunning card, this is utterly brilliant! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



  3. stunning card liz.the mice are so sweet and i love your gorgeous colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  4. such a sweet love and kisses card liz and well done to elaine for her gorgeous card and I'm drooling over those cute cakes...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  5. Aww this is SO cute Liz! those mice are adorable! and you've coloured them beautifully. Gorgeous papers and layout. I love all those gingham hearts and the ribbons!!- it's a really sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my Cute Critters Challenge and Good Luck!
    Hugs Sue xx

  6. Oh I love this Liz! Gorgeous card, the image is just too cute! Love all your papers and the layout. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  7. This is a real cutie Liz, those gignham hearts are fabulous and your image sooooooo sweet!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and I hope we see you again here soon
    Hugs Laurie x

  8. What a cute card- I just love the papers and image! Thanks for playing at CTO this week!
    Amy's Crafting Space
    Celebrate The Occasion Design Team Member

  9. Aweasome projects!! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!

  10. Beautiful! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  11. Oh this is gorgeous and so adorable.

  12. Stunning card Liz.....so many pretty heart details, the whole design is very effective x
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

    Jenny xx

  13. Beautiful card. Those two little mice kissing under the daisy brought a smile to my face. Thanks for taking the time to share your work with us at CTO

  14. Cute cards and those cupcakes look yummy :)
    Thanks for playing at CTO!

  15. lovely card!!!Saw you at MIM.

  16. Adorable card Liz and Elaines is so Beautiful. Saw these on MIM. Loz

  17. I bet that took some making...amazing.. am glad I came over for a closer look... saw you on MIM....
    CLaire x

  18. LOVE every bit of detail on your card...just gorgeous!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  19. Gorgeous Card! Love your take on the sketch and your coloring is FAB! Found you on Make It Monday!

  20. What fabulous creations. I saw the first card on Make it Monday.

  21. So beautiful, I just love all your fabulous dimension and details that you have added! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our Happy Valentines (use a heart) challenge :)

  22. It's gorgeous Liz - so much detail! those cupcakes look so yummy too :) spotted you over at MIM. Sarah x

  23. This is beautiful. So glad I saw you at Make It Monday. ~Diane (I am # 115)

  24. Beautiful card. I love your beautiul papers, your beautiful coloring on the darling mice and the beautiful embellishments. You did a fabulous job on this card. I saw it on Make it Monday challenge blog.

  25. Gorgeous card, I saw it on MIM
    Beryl x

  26. So adorable, saw this on MIM....love those hearts!! Hugs! Leah Ann

  27. Hi Liz

    Oh your card is just gorgeous! The image is such a sweetie and the layout so pretty.

    I love the design of Elaine's card too.

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

    Michelle :o)

    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention that you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

  28. Wow so much detail, your card is amazing. I saw the link on MIM and followed to your blog.

    Kasey ~ in Oz