Saturday, 7 July 2012

Penny Black Saturday July & a blog hop!

Morning lovely people! It's time once again for a Penny Black Saturday challenge! The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed the lack of week number on the title of this post, and it's change to a month! That's because from this weekend we are now a monthly challenge! We'll have a new challenge on the first Saturday of every month so there's even longer to join in!
To celebrate we've had a little bit of a makeover and we're kicking things off with a Blog Hop! We've loads of prizes to be won this month and a few Guest Designers joining in the fun! So, hop on the Penny Black bus!

If you've just hopped here from our fabulous guest Andrea's blog then you're heading in the right direction, if not you need to go back to the Penny Black Saturday blog to start at the beginning and make sure you don't miss out on any goodies hidden on the DT Blogs!
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a prize is hop along our bus route and leave a comment at every stop! And here is my prize;


A £10 voucher to spend at one of my fave shops - no link to Penny Blacks or personal gain for me, just the shop I tend to look to first for crafty stash! Just leave me a little comment and I'll pop you in the draw!
This competition closes on Thursday 2nd August at 8pm GMT. Good luck!
From here you need to head on over to the lovely Debby's blog!

I suppose you'd like to see a card challenge somewhere here! This weeks theme is Summertime! No, seriously, it is. Let's hope we can coax the sun out from behind the clouds!

Here's my card, and please excuse the truly awful photo - I took it on my phone when my camera had run out of juice and there was hardly any light - brilliant combination! I'll take a better one when I'm home from work today (I'm doing a bridal party's hair this morning - poor things, I hope they won't look like drowned rats by this evening!)
 **Edited with a better picture**
And that's enough from me! Enjoy the hop and have a great weekend!


Challenges;
Clean & Simple - This sketch -->
Papertake - Anything goes
ABC Challenge - S = Surprise

Supplies;

68 comments:

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the image and the layout and colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely!!

jacqui x

Kellylouj said...

This is gorgeous, I love CAS cards and this is fab!

Aud said...

A nice card to cheers us up on the groggy weather, good luck with the hair today such a shame getting married in weather like this its just so miserable, I popped over from the penny black challenge. Aud x

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely card Beth (and I hope your bridal party manages to keep dry) Mary G x

Flying Fresian said...

Love your card and thanks for the chance to win my favourite thing - dies!! Hopping off to the next one now..!

Janine said...

Another summery card - let's hop it gives a big hint to the weather.

Alexandra said...

Lovely card, the bright summery colours are cheery on this rainy morning.

Mrs F said...

Lovely card with stunning colours. TFS

Happy Saturday x

Cristina C. said...

beautiful card and lovely paper with flower. thanks for the blog hop!

Crafty Cat said...

Brilliant colour combo, love it. xxx Carol V

Redanne said...

The colours you have used Beth are stunning, love the layout and the image is adorable - now can you please do something with the weather?.......Anne x

cats whiskers said...

Lovely card, such great summer colours
Hugs
Jacs xxx

netsoojmik said...

Nice to see that youé chosen such busy paper with the clean and simple sketch! The bright colors are just perfect for this card!

Gr's kim

rachel said...

brilliant card - love the image and your colour choices are just fab! Hugs rachel xx

Linda said...

Gorgeous card Beth. Love the summer colours. The challenge worked here in the Isle of Man - We have SUN!!! thank you. The blog hop is fab byt he way. Have a lovely weekend xx

Debs M said...

fabulous distressing and colouring, love the bright colours! x

Nat said...

What pretty summery colours and such a cute image. Hope the hairdressing goes ok.
Natx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Beth. I love the little hedgie and the background paper is really pretty.
Lorraine x

Pauline C said...

Gorgoues cute card beth. Fab work on the new look blog :-)
Hugs
Pauline x

Vanja said...

Fabulous card! Adorable image.

Vanja

Zimtschnecke said...

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

hugs Bine/Zimtschnecke

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way you've used that patterned paper & echoed it with the colours in the remainder of the design, even your Hedgie's grounding reflects the pale green leaves of the patterning.

Paula (PEP)

KraftyKaren said...

Really sweet card - I love the colour combo that you have used x

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

Brilliant card Ginny ♥

Sandra H said...

This is beautiful so colourful and a wonderful image used for the challenge and a great blog hop its good fun being able to take part and thank you for sharing this with us :)x

lin70 said...

Really cute card hun,
Hugs
Lin xxx

butlersabroad said...

Lovely bright and happy card Beth, very summery. Hope the weather lets up in the UK finally, poor people trying to plan outdoor events!

Hugs
Brenda

shirley-bee said...

Wow, lovely bright card. I like the way you've tied the colour of the flowers to the background colours.

Martinas Welt said...

Lovely card Beth! I really ill miss all your creations every Saturday!!!
Martina

scrappymo! said...

Sweet little card...love the sentiment too!
Thanks for doing the draw!

MagsB said...

Fab card! I love the pink and teal papers, so summery and bright! And the Hedgie is adorable, of course!

love Mags B x

kath said...

gorgeous card as always beth...enjoy the rest of your weekend...stay warm and snuggly...hugs kath xxx

Renee said...

Cute card...love the background paper!

tilly's crafts said...

love this card - so simple but effective and the papers are scrummy!
Kim x

Lisa said...

Hi Beth, Gorgeous card! Love the pretty backing paper (think I have a sheet of this somewhere!) and cute hedgie image.

Lisa x

Katina said...

Beautiful card Beth. I love the colours.
x

Gibmiss said...

Hi.
Gorgeos card ... Love the layout....
Hugs sylvie x

Dawn said...

such a cute card. Great inspriation

Christy Beans said...

Simple but so cute... love the inking around the image. =)

Mari said...

Such a cute image! The colors are very summery.

Aletheia said...

A very lovely card. Makes me feel like summer right away.
Thanks for the chance to win.
hugs
Sabine

Grenouille Greetings said...

Super sweet hedgie against a delightfully bright summery background. Please send summer here! Hugs, Lesley

loulou said...

Gorgeous card, it just screams summer, with those colours and the patterned paper. Love you ink blended backgrounds to the stamping too. Cheers Linda

kraftyk said...

Fabulous card, gorgeous colours, beautiful image, love the patterned paper
Kim xx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossed background.

Sharon said...

This is beautiful. I love the colours you've used.

deb said...

Very cute and simple card.

Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous Beth, love the pretty colours you used.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Shelly said...

Beth this card is so cute, bright and happy! Shelly x

Liselot said...

Oh what a cute card this is!
Liselot

Tabitha said...

Yay!!! Another hedgehog. Great card:)

Laura said...

Gorgeous card!! I love your image and the lovely colours you have chosen, very summertime! As I type this the rain is hitting my bedroom window hard! No summer time for us this year :-( thanks for the opportunity to win the candy too :-)
Laura xx

Tirpuunen said...

This is adorable!

Cinzia Gava said...

lovely!!!! great card, and great hedgehog!!!!ehehe!!!
thanks for sharing it at ABC Challenge
hugs

Linda said...

What a beautiful card I especially love the Doodlebug Design paper you have used love Linda

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Love this layout! So creative! Great card! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Whisper said...

Ooo am loving the lush Doodlebug paper, am the layout, Luv Sam x

Jane said...

I love the PB hedgies, your card is super!
Jane x

Sue said...

Beautiful card, love those beautiful colours, HAppy Crafting, Sue xx

Sonia said...

Blog hop
Hi Beth, Just wonderful card:) Sweet image and lovely papers:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Fluffles said...

Great card design - love that banner coming off to the side. Lovely image too, Jx

Kat said...

Gorgeous Beth. Love the colours and that hedgie is pretty cute.

Kat x

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous design and image, love it. Carolxx

mgoll88 said...

What fanatstic colours and that perfect colring... a really wonderfull card =)

LG
Michaela

mgoll88 said...

What fanatstic colours and that perfect colring... a really wonderfull card =)

LG
Michaela

mgoll88 said...

Perfect Colorinmg, thats fantastic colours...winderfull work!

LG
Michaela

Ellen said...

Fantastic card! Your coloring and sponging is awesome!