Tuesday 7 May 2013

Happy Birthday!

We have such an easy challenge starting today at Passion For Promarkers, there really is no excuse not to join in – the theme is ‘Birthdays’ – I said it was easy didn’t I ? There is some fabulous inspiration on the PFP Blog from the DT and we have a fantastic sponsor: LOTV who are offering the winner a £10 voucher to spend in their online shop. I’m so jealous!!!

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The trouble with an nice easy challenge is that there are so many images to choose from and I had a hard time deciding which one to use, however I realised that I’ve been neglecting my Penny Black stash recently and so here is my card. I was quite pleased with my photo – wonders will never cease, lol! I’m not too sure about my wonky ‘stitching’ however!

PFP Birthday

Image – ‘Surprise’ Penny Black – J & C Creations coloured with Promarkers
Card & ribbon – Coredinations – J & C Creations
Paper - ‘Perfect Pair’ – LOTV
Red button from stash, green buttons – Dovecraft (part of Kim’s Lovely blog candy prize)
Dies used: SB ‘Labels 25’ & SB Borderabilities ‘A2 Scallloped Border One’, Marianne Designs Creatables ‘Fence’ LR0205 & ‘Layered Flowers’ LR0106 (leaves) & Cheery Lynn ‘Tags 4’

’A Stitch In Time’ – C.R.A.F.T
’No Squares Allowed’ – Dream Valley
’Sew Special’ – Penny Black & More @ Allsorts
’Anything Goes’ – Penny Black Saturday
’Put A Button On It’ – I ♥ Promarkers
’O’s & X’s’ – Crafty Bloggers Network (flowers/stamp/stitching OR ribbon/sentiment/tag)
'Shaped But Not Square' - Anything Goes
'Anything But Square' - Di's Digis

Thanks for looking!


  1. gorgeous card Nat, love the papers and that layout and those lovely green flowerpots lol!
    Kim x

  2. Hi Nat, awesome shaped card...love this one and the stamped image and colours are awesome.xx

  3. So gorgeous Nat. The image is adorable, coloured so beautiful and such a fabulous design.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Oh this is just adorable! fab image and such pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  5. Stunning Nat love it, its been coloured so well big huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxx

  6. Fabulous shaped card and love the fence along the top :-)
    Kat x

  7. Oh this is "sew" sweet! Love all the details and the green flowerpots really complement the papers.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  8. Great card. The fence looks brill. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  9. Adorable and so gorgeous Nat, love the shape...Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  10. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenges this week with your cute little card - sooooo pretty

    Good luck

    Sylvia xx

  11. This is such a cute and colourful card. I love the shape, the colours, the layout and the image. Just gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More and we would love you to join us again next month.


  12. What a cute card, love the colours and the use of the stitching, flowers and image. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    CBN DT

  13. Fab card and thanks for sharing with us this week at craft love the shape. Hope to see you tomorrow with our Birthday hop lots of prizes on the challenge and on the DT's blogs

  14. so gorgeous nat.stunning shape and details and i love the sweet mice :D

    xx coops xx

  15. Oh absolutely fabby hun, am loving that great shape too, Luv Sam x

  16. So beautiful! Love the image and gorgeous design. So happy you joined us at penny black and more.

  17. I love your choice of image, beautiful details and the design too, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. Such a pretty card and an adorable stamp beautifully coloured.
    Thank you for joining the 'Sew Special' challenge over at Penny Black @ More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  19. Great card, lover all the detail especially the fence!

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes


  20. This is gorgeous. Love the super cute image and embellishments and love the shape.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  21. This is lovely and the colours are so crisp and fresh! Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT


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