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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Penny Black & More @ Allsorts

The first sunday of the month and the start of a new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - the challenge this month is 'Dies & Punches' you can use any stamp you like except digi's.  One lucky winner using Penny Black stamps will have the chance for an extra prize and also the chance for a Guest Design spot.

As always the Design Team have an been busy and have some gorgeous inspirational pieces to share with you so do check out the challenge blog here you will also find all the challenge rules there too.

This monthe we have been generously sponsored by Penny Black, Whiff Of Joy, Flonz Crafts & Stix2 - so lots of prizes to be in with a chance of winning.

This is my card for you, some of you will recognise this stamp that l used for the CAS challenge, it is so cute and takes hardly any colouring :)

Stamp Penny Black Hobble & Cuddle 2896H
Coloured with copics & prisma pencils
Papers LOTV/Nitwits Perfect Pair
Dies - nestie square & scallop, Cheery Lynn Flourish, cuttlebug corner
Punches - MS border, SU oval & scallop, Flowers - xcut & woodware, Kars Butterfly
Stickles & Gems
Flonz butterfly stamp in bottom RH corner.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
A Little Bit Crafty July - Die-ing For It 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + option of animals (3rd entry)
An Oldie But A Goodie - Butterflies (all punches had a long time)
Pink Gem 87 Lots of Layers
Crafty Friends 7 - Summer

What a scorcher of a weekend - hope you are all enjoying sunshine or shade.  I was out yesterday on a Taster day with my son Michael for the National Citizen Scheme - what an amazing programme that is, one week residential in Thirsk then one week at camp at Brighouse (not far from here) then one week of 10-4 and coming home each night where they work in teams deciding what voluntary work they will do in the community then wk 4 will be carrying out that work - all for an amazing £50. I think l paid full price as some had paid £35 but l think it will be the best £50 ever spent, this includes all transport and food - amazing. If you have a 16/17 year old and live in the Yorkshire region l think there are places left . At the end there is a graduation and a signed certificate from David Cameron - all can be added to  a future CV too. 

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x 


  1. Gorgeous card Susan love your image, colouring and papers - well I just love it
    jacqui x

  2. fabulous card and such a cute image. sounds like a fantastic scheme that your son will be starting!
    Kim x

  3. A fabulous card Susan that PB image is just so adorable love it! The scheme sounds fabulous what a great idea, so much better than them being bored throughout the summer! Susan x

  4. This is gorgeous Susan, I like the adorable image, the colours and the swirls.
    Kevin xx

  5. Lovely card Susan...beautiful colours.
    Hugs Debbie x

  6. This is so sweet and beautifully designed
    Rosie x

  7. beautiful card susan.adorable hedgie and I love your pretty diecuts and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Gorgeous creation sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

  9. This is simply gorgeous x

  10. This is gorgeous Susan. The little PB hedgy is so cute and i love the pretty papers and layout.
    Lorraine x

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the sweet image and the beautiful papers!! Hugs, Tess.

  12. Such a beautiful card Susan, I love the cute image, gorgeous papers and such pretty detailing too.
    Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month
    Sue xx

  13. Fabulous colours Susie and such a fun card too.


  14. a beautiful card, susan, in my favourite colours and featuring a sweet hedgie!

  15. So beautiful! Loving that flourish die, and a super cute image too!

  16. hi Susan,
    lovely card with cute image and colours, beautiful diecuts;-))m

  17. Aaah what an absolute sweetie, Luv Sam x

  18. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge.

  19. quels choux! ta carte est trop mignonne et tes personnages sont tellement adorables! biz

  20. This is such a pretty card and I love the soft pinks and greens you've used.
    Lynn x

  21. Aww, this is so sweet Susan! Really pretty colors. Thank you for joining the challenge at Papertake Weekly :)

  22. Gorgeous project. Sweet image and beautiful details.
    Many thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie` “Butterflies” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

  23. Super sweet, love it. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

  24. Hi Susan,
    Marvellous creation, love the image, and the die cutting and punching is fabulous. I seem to recognise those papers LOL, they are really fab aren't they!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  25. Awww...I just love those little PB hedgehogs, and you have captured the sweetness of the image in your gorgeous card beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge this week!