Saturday, 3 July 2010

Penny Black Saturday...Red, White and Blue

Happy Saturday everyone.

On the 4th of July 1776 America declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. In honour of this and to mark their special day the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is giving a nod to our American cousins. This week the challenge is.....

Red, White and Blue

We have 4, yep, that's right, 4 prizes up for grabs this week,
well yankee doodle my dandy!

A Penny Black stamp of your choice from our regular sponsor
Stampers Supermarket.

And, these 3 beauties....

Betsy Bluebell clear stamp set.

Easy Rider

Sweet Thing

....from our brand new sponsor Penny Black.

Fab or what!

So, for my card I used the PB stamp 'birthday balloons' coloured with inktense water colour pencils. The papers are by Doodlebug. This is the first time I have tried this cutting technique. I'm sure it has an 'official' crafty name but I don't know what that might be. Anyway, you cut round part of the image and use a nestie to cut the remainder. Quite effective, huh?

If you want to look like the cat that got the cream.....

....then spangle your banner and join in the fun!

For more patriotic inspiration take yourself off here to have a nosey
at some fabulous cards by the Penny Black DT.


Rose Petal said...

Hello Liz. Such a beautiful, bright card. Love all the spotted papers and ribbons and your image is just gorgeous. Love it. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Pauline C said...

Fab card Liz - totally love this image - perfect for the colour scheme. Have a great weekend
Pauline x

joey said...

Hiya Liz

fantastic card, love all the dots and I love how you have done your ribbon.

Have A Lovely Weekend


Little K Smith said...

Fabulous card Liz, adore this teddy, love how you've cut him out. Fab papers and lush ribbons too.

NGCARDS said...

This is lovely hun, lovely layout and colouring! xxx

Beth said...

Aww that little cat is so cute! Such a fab card Liz, the layered ribbons look great and thanks for yhe little history lesson! I hope you're enjoying the weekend!

Love Beth xx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a fab card! Love the image and your layout!
Carole x

Katina said...

Totally gorgeous xx

Irena said...

This card is really cute and pretty. The image is great. Lovely papers, wonderful bow.

Janneke said...

Fab card Liz ;0)
Have a great weekend

Janneke X

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Liz
I love how you have done the ribbons
Take care
Debs xx

Cheryl said...

I love your happy card! Too cute!


kath said...

how cute is this liz and love your trick with the nestie...enjoy what's left of the weekend...hugs kath xxx

Georgia said...

Wow Liz, this is fabulous! I love the nautical colours and the bear image is adorable, I love how the balloons come off the edge of the circle! :) Love, Georgia xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Liz,
The colours look fab on this card. Great image and beautifully coloured.
Clare x

Tasha said...

Stunning card Liz, i love the backing paper and the ribbons you used - gorgeous
love tasha xx

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