7 July 2012

Sending you sunshine ..................


Great news from the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - as from today, the first Saturday in July, the challenge will be going over to a monthly rather than a weekly challenge every first Saturday of the month - and to start things off there is a blog-hop with great prizes - just leave a comment on each of the blogs listed below and winners will be announced very shortly.

I was delighted to be invited as a guest designer for this first challenge - 'Summertime - and the living is easy' - well, it certainly doesn't feel like summertime where we live that's for sure but at least we can make nice summery cards to cheer us up, and there's nothing better than crafting on a wet and miserable weekend!! I am 'sending you sunshine' so please pop over to the Penny Black challenge blog and be inspired by the fabulous projects by the Design Team

Isn't she cute?  I coloured this gorgeous hedgehog image from Penny Black with distress inks on watercolour paper.  I added fuschia pink faux silk, dark raspberry velvet ric-rac and white flower guipure lace and a pretty white daisy flower - all from here


You should have arrived from Kath and after me you should hop over to   NAT -  these are all the blogs in the hop:

MARY    (me!)

(If you get lost, just go back to the Penny Black Challenge Blog)

We hope you will join is for the challenge and best of luck in the blog hop!

See you soon Mary G x

61 comments:

kath said...

thank you so much for joining in the fun mary...your card is stunning...she is just the cutest little missy...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

Kellylouj said...

Such a gorgrous card, love ths hop!

Flying Fresian said...

Lovely card - bright and pretty which is definitely summery!

Sonia said...

Just beautiful Mary, I love your water colouring :-)
Hugs Sonia xx

Janine said...

Lets hope all these lovely cards bring out the sunshine

Dilyana said...

Lovely card!:-)

Cristina C. said...

In this blog hop i found wonderful projects, suggest you can do more often... thanks! your card is really nice.. of course!!

Mrs F said...

Lovely card. Congrats on being a guest designer.

Great hop :)

Happy Saturday x

Alexandra said...

Pretty card, lovely bright colours to cheer away the rainy day blues.

Redanne said...

Your card is just beautiful, what a gorgeous image too, love all the colours and your design is perfect. Congrats on being a guest designer too. A x

Crafty Cat said...

Super cute card, love the pink. xxx Carol V

Stamps and Paper said...

Mary what an adorable card...love your colours and of course your gorgeous ribbon and lace...

Anne

netsoojmik said...

Another great card! The watercoloring give a soft look and Ric-rac always looks so happy on a card!

Gr's Kim

rachel said...

hi there - this is another new to me image - its beautiful - and your card is gorgeous! Big hugs Rachel xx

wendyp said...

Your card is just stunning. Am really enjoying this blog hop, such beautiful cards from everyone. WendY x

Linda said...

Lovely card! The colours are so pretty and the lace and the ric rac are perfect finishing touches. She looks all dressed up for a garden party - if only the rain would stop!!
I'm loving the Blog hop xxx

Debs M said...

this is so sweet - fabulous colouring with inks x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous . Love the image and love the colours, perfect!
Lorraine x

Nat said...

Wish you could really send some sunshine! Lovely card Mary, love your colouring.
Natx

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card Mary - Ia lways think this particular PB hedgie is so adorable! Love your colouring. thanks so much for being a guest designer with us :-)
pauline x

Vanja said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image.

Vanja

Zimtschnecke said...

Wow, Mary, such a gorgeous and sooo cute card, love the cute image, the colours and papers you've used. Fantastic summer card.

hugs Bine/Zimtschnecke

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card love that stamp!! Ginny ♥

KraftyKaren said...

Beautiful card and love all the trims that you have used x

Sandra H said...

Wow Mary, you really are sending sunshine with this little beauty! the colours are gorgeous and the image is beautifully coloured and presented so well with all the lovely embellis and die cuts lace and sentiment so beautiful and a great blog hop:)x

tilly's crafts said...

such a cute card - love the image!
Kim x

shirley-bee said...

Aww, such a sweet card!

Martinas Welt said...

Congrats to being a Guest designer for this lovely Challenge! I will really miss the weekly Challenge!!
You have made a great card!!
Martina

scrappymo! said...

What a pretty card. Love the colours! That velvet rickrack ribbon is gorgeous.

MagsB said...

This is such a pretty card! I love the soft colouring on the sweet image - and the ribbon, ricrac and lace are fabulous!

love Mags B x

Renee said...

This is one of those cards that makes you say aaahhh! It is adorable!

Katina said...

So pretty Mary and perfect for the theme. I love it.
xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi mary
Fabulous card...
Hugs sylvie xxxx

Dawn said...

what an adorable card. Love the pretty pinks.

Christy Beans said...

So pretty in pink! Great colors, gorgeous ribbon and I love the daisy accent! =)

Mari said...

What a lovely girly card. Love the bow and the flowers.

Aletheia said...

What a pretty card!! I love the pink cat image.
hugs
Sabine

Grenouille Greetings said...

Super bow and lovely lace and ric rac treatment on the edge of this super pretty card! Your image is beautifully coloured! Hugs, Lesley

loulou said...

Beautiful card, such a cute image and your bow is gorgeoous. Wish I could tie one like that, cheers Linda

kraftyk said...

Gorgeous card, love the cute image, beautiful summery colours, fabulous ribbon and trim,
Kim xx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So cute!

kimmie_35 said...

Lovely card!
Hugs
Kim
x

Sharon said...

This is so pretty, and that image is a cutie.

deb said...

Very pretty card

Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Mary.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Shelly said...

Stunning card Mary, I love your colouring with inks, and the cute little hedgehog! Shelly x

Liselot said...

Lovely card Mary and you coloured the image so beautiful!
Liselot

Tabitha said...

Love this hedgehog. They are my favorite!! Great job on the card.

butlersabroad said...

Very pretty card Mary, LOVE that huge bow!

Hugs
Brenda

Tirpuunen said...

What a cutie!

Linda said...

I love the bright pink bow it finishes your card off perfectly love Linda

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, love your image and design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Cute image - cute card! I love the colors! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Whisper said...

Aaah what a sweetie, Luv Sam x

Jane said...

What a cutie she is, love your colours,
Jane x

Irene said...

Uj so wunderschöööööööööön mein grosses Kompliment dafür.
LG Irene

Sue said...

Beautiful card, love those pinks, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Sonia said...

Hi Mary, your card is very very very beautiful:)
Lovely image:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Fluffles said...

A lovely image & a super sweet card, Jx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Mary. The colour of the ribbon and the velvet ric rac is just beautiful and really suits that sweet image.

Kat x

mgoll88 said...

What a wodnerfull summer card, looks great, love this image and the colours are perfect.

LG
Michaela