Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge,Friday Sketchers and a bit of a rant!

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well. This card is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is Birthday Celebrations and for Friday Sketchers #56 which is a fab sketch by a new DT Member, Jeanette. And, I'd also like to add this to the Simon Says Challenge which is to make a birthday card or celebration card since they are celebrating their birthday too. It's their birthday this week and they have organised a fabulous party. Each member of the DT has put together a surprise candy and the challenge has an amazing list of prizes too. To be in with a chance of winning, you must make something for a celebration and post it on your blog. You must then post a comment with a link to your project on the challenge blog. To enter the DT surprise candies you must visit each DT members blog and leave a comment with a link to your creation. So be quick and join in the fun. You can find all the details over on the blog HERE!

My image is coloured with watercolour pencils and cut with oval nesties on the Bug. The papers are My Mind's Eye. They are the Pretty Please range - 'Blossoms' and 'Pink Floral'. The ribbon is Anita's and the brads are from my stash. The sentiment is Hampton Arts again. The flower has been cut on the Bug with a Little Claire's Die. And, obviously, I've followed the sketch.

I've had a very nice but busy week so far. My mum is on holiday this week so we have been out and about whilst the kids have been at school. On Monday, we went to Perth to Stampaholics then onto Linlithgow for lunch and the park with Wee Steven. On Tuesday, we went to Blantyre to Crafts at Home. Both visits were very nice and totally stress free. It was so long since we had been to Blantyre that we spent ages chatting with the staff which took up most of the day, lol. It was great fun though! Today we went to Hobbycraft, or Hobbycrap as Dawny P would say, lol because I wanted something to alter. I did get a wee bag to alter and a few more new watercolour pencils but I was absolutely disgusted with the prices. There were of course things that weren't too badly priced. However, some of the K&Co 3D Embellies were about £6 or £7 when they are only priced at £4 in other places. There was a Cuttlebug Die Set which was priced at £14.99 in Crafts at Home yesterday. In Hobbycrap today... £21.49. Can you believe it?! My jaw nearly hit the deck I can tell you. I think it's absolutely disgusting that they are allowed to get away with this.

Anyway, enough of my moaning. Off to do the dishes now. Should be back tomorrow with another card.

Hope you like this one


Mephisto said...

Hi,very beautiful Card.

Thanks for joining in the PBSC-Birthdaychallenge and my Candy.

You can also enter the SimonSaysChallenge with it *g*


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) Love the PB image and the papers you used are fab ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge :-)
Lorraine x x

helen said...

hiya honey , what a gorgeous card, fab papers and your colouring is perfect, great flower too,what a great week you've had craft shopping
helen x

Leslie said...

Suzanne, what a cool card. I love the image. Those hedge hogs are my favorites. Hugs, Leslie

Anonymous said...

such a sweet card. hugs rachxx

Marcea said...

This is too adorable. What a fabulous card full of gorgeous details. Thanks for joining in this week and good luck with my candy

tracie said...

Oh wow Suzanne, loving your gorgeous cards, fab image and love all the pretty details. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC.. and your lovely comments. Good luck with my PB candy
Tracie :)x

Penni said...

Oh what a cute little hedgehog on his bicycle. I've not seen this image before, I'll have to keep my eyes open of it.


Jeanette said...

Such a lovely card and sweet image.
Thanks for joining in at Friday Sketchers this week. Hugs Jeanette xx

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