Saturday, 4 July 2009

Patrotic Penny Black - Plus a Few Others xxx

Happy 4th July to all our bloggy buds in the US xxx
I hope you are having a fabulous day :)

Over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week, it is a colour challenge, and in honour of the American flag, they have chosen red, white and blue. Well what a fabulous combi !!!

I've also done combined this with 2 other challenges as well. Cute Card Thursday's challenge this week is A Stitch In Time, so there' s a bit of faux stitching on here, and finally, the layout is based on THE most fabulous sketch by Dawn over at ICS.

And here's my card.

This has got to be one of my fave PB images - I just love it. I coloured it with the old faithful bad boys and sprinkled it lovingly with a bit of Glamour Dust, as is my wont!!!

Ohh giant pic - not sure how that happened!! I really MUST learn to use Photoshop properly!!!

The red bloom is from Poppicrafts (check out the massive sale over there peeps xx) and the little blue one was part of a kit from Costco. That delish red gingham ribbon was part of my US parcel. I think it s gorgeous xxx

The papers are frpm the Wild Rose Studio Spring CD.

I always turn to this collection if I am ever struggling with papers as there is a Colour It Yourself section which is worth the price of the CD alone!!! So the butterfly paper was coloured with PMs to match the card and to pick up the butterflies from the image.

The teeny tiny buttons were in my button box - nopt sure where they came from though. Ohh check out the wonky 'stitching' here peeps.

So that's it.

It is slightly cooler here today, thankfully. We are baby sitting today cos Emma is at a wedding. It is a child free event (can't think for the life of me why they chose that lolxxx). So we have the honour of her ladyship!! So far she has been an absolute angel - and long may that continue.

She was 'helping' Richard clean out a couple of aviaries this morning and then unbeknown to me, he took her to B&Q to get some stuff - in her filthy clothes.

That is typical of men isn't it. Or is it just mine???

I was mortified when they came back. I did ask he saw anyone we knew and he says not, but if by chance he did and they are reading this, it was nowt to do with me, honestly!!

Well, best go and see what they are up to now.
Have the fabbiest of weekends and husg to all xxxx


Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Dawn! Love the colours with this image and the darling papers! Fab gingham ribbon as well, I've just got some like this and I think it's yummy!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Christine said...

Ohhh I like this Dawn great sketch might have to pinch this layout for the future hope you dont mind great card love it all.
Christine xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Dawny,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Katjuska said...

Beautiful card and lovely details! I love it!

CraftyC said...

What a wonderful card Dawn, the colour combo is gorgeous and a lovely image

Jacee said...

Love the card Dawny, the stitching looks really cool!

Tasha said...

absolutly beautiful, so bright and pretty, Tash xxx

Allison said...

gorgeous card

scotspanda said...

fantastic card hun, the papers are fabulous I am off to check that cd out :o)


Amanda xx

Kath said...

wow this is just that image too...and your paper mix is beautiful...loved the story about Richard going off to B&Q.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxxxx

Donna said...

Fantastic card Dawny, I so love the gingham paper and such a cute image too :) Donna x

LuLu said...

Stunning card - fresh, bright and summery. Love that ribbon also . . yum.

Had to giggle at your comments about hubby - mine is exactly the same - what are they like !?!?!


Happy Crafter said...

Wow love this its a stunner gorgeous image layout and papers :)
Val xxx

Penni said...

Love your take on Red White & Blue. Love the summery feel too.


Julie said...

lovely card Dawny, so cute and beautifully coloured

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card. Love the papers and ribbon is fabby. Off to check out ICS now for the fabtastic layout too! Your hubby sounds just like mine, lol! They just aren't bothered!

Suzanne x

Anonymous said...

Well Hello Dawny `P` It`s me here!!!rofl..Its been sooooooooooooooo long since I visit..
Can you forgive
ok I know you can I am giggling my head off at your little story!!!
Bless I bet your having loads of fun!!!
Your card is gorgeous something about blue red and a bit of gingham that makes them some of the best colours and ribbons to use ever and ever!!!!
thanks for joining in with ICS LOTS a loves to you and yours :) xxx

Liz Weber said...

Love the clean lines to this card Dawn - that hedgehog is gorgoeus and the colour scheme perfect for the ocassion! Wonderful use of ICS #23

Anonymous said...

such a fresh, fun and charming card! love the red, blue and white feel w/gingham and black stitching! Wonderful!
Pam Going Postal

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv this card, the colors, the image, your coloring...all of it is fabo!
enjoy *~*

Regina said...

fabulous card! love that little guy everytime I see him. I so want him. thanks for playing along at ICS

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, love the papers and what a little sweetie sitting in those cute poppies.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a totally fabulous card!
kim x

Pauline C said...

Hi Dawny - wonderful card! Love the fab image with the poppies - perfect for the colour theme (I really struggled with red lol!!) Lush papers too - love it! Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week.
Pauline x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous RW&B card...such a cute image and wonderful details.
Thanks for joining us at PBSC.
Carole x

jem said...

hi dawn,
not sure my last comment made it so here's another.Love your cards , all of them I often follow your great sketches, I love your style. I've been a follower of yours for a while now, the girls at creative pastimes gave me your name. I have commented on us being near but you must have missed it , you being so popular an'm often in the craft shop buying and chatting maybe see you around. janex

tracie said...

Oh wow hun this is adorbale.. love this fab image and the papers and details are so gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC, enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Tracie :)x

Stacey said...

Ooh, I love it Dawny! So fresh and pretty.

Thank you for my lovely birthday card! ~x~

Dolly said...

Fab card, love the papers, so clean and fresh and what acute image. Great take on the sketch, thanks for playing along at ICS. :)xx

wendipooh13 said...

amazing card and love the details and wonderful stamp techniques!!!! way to go.. great job with the IC sketch this week!!!

Fink said...

I love this card! Everything about it!

Fran, said...

what colorful card.. love it.

Dawn said...

Hiya Dawny

Well I is lovin' this - you rock with the layouts girl!!
Beautiful papers and eeeh you are knockin' out the bling - look at that gorgeous bracelet on your side bar!!


scrapnnMO said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Dawny! Awesome choice in colors, image is so cute, the detail work is amazing and thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining us at ICS this week. Always love seeing what you can do with the sketches! :)

Rach said...

this is gorgeous Dawny, fabulous colours looks so fresh.. hugs rachxx

Sue said...

Love the crisp clean colours of the papers and your colouring Dawn, it makes a stunning card.
Sue xx

Sue said...

Darling image and love the gingham and that beautiful red flower! Very nice.