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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Summertime

Hello Lovely Blog Friends,

The Penny Black Challenge (http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/) has now moved to it's new monthly spot and I for one am very happy about that because it gives me more time, rather  than rushing my entry every week.  The challenge for July is Summertime (and the living is easy) and this is my entry:


I used the Penny Black stamp called Lazy Days and coloured him with Promarkers and added some background colour with TH Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint.  The sunburst was embossed on TH coredinations card using the Sun Rays folder by Craft Concepts.  I matted and layered onto TH red cordinations card, added some vintage red ribbon and a sunflower charm and used computer generated words to finish off.  The edges of the card are edged with red chalk ink to give a bit of definition.

If you do stop by I hope you will leave me a comment, I always do my best to return the compliment. 

Crafty hugs, Anne xx

38 comments:

  1. Great card. I am in love with that Sunburst embossed background. It is superb!

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  2. Your card so says Summer, Anne. What a great job you did with your stamped image too!

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  3. Absolutely fabulous card, I love it! Di xx

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  4. ...gorgeous card Anne...loVe the sunburst it actually makes you feel warm...the image is super cute, loVe the idea of a flower as a parasol...a wonderful posting Anne, have a super day...Melxx :)

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  5. This is just gorgeous Anne,love your image and colours.xxx

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  6. this is fabulous anne - love the image and the embossing but that charm really steals it for me - its just too gorgeous!!!! Big crafty hugs Rachel xx

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  7. Hi Anne ......stunning card. I love the colours you have put together and the little hedgehog looks so comfortable/relaxed. Good luck in your challenge x x

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  8. Morning Anne,
    Lovely card, very summery. The embossing folder looks fab and great colouring too.
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog this week. I really appreciate that you find the time to pop over there. I finished my PBSC yesterday. So glad it's monthly now, no more rushing! Take care xxx

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  9. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, jenx 149

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  10. A fab piece, love the warm colours and super cute image! Wish itvwas a bit more sunny he...another wet school run yuck..hopefully your lovely sunny card will cheer the weather up! Trace x

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  11. Gorgeous, Anne! I love the sunburst embossing and the little sunflower charm.

    Thanks for your lovely comment - I'm having So Much Fun with the new inks! The flower masks worked well. Definitely a technique to persue.

    Thanks for asking - I'm feeling tons better today, thank goodness, but of course even more behind with everything than I was before. Oh well.

    Shoshi

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  12. Hello Anne, This card is delightful . . . that's how I wish summer was. Mine is mowing, weeding and watering . . . but I love every minute of it.

    Thank you for your sweet comments about my journal, and I do want to encourage you to dust yours off and start journaling. I started mine on the hopes that one day when I'm long gone, my daughter and granddaughters would find them and consider them a treasure of their grandma's life. So, along with the artsy stuff I include personal diary pages . . . things to help them know who I am and from what roots they came from. Have a great weekend. Happy journaling, Connie :)

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  13. Hello Anne, what a really lovely summery card...shame the real summer hasn't been quite so lovely, but we live in hope! Thank you for your comment on my blog and HAPPY BIRTHDAY for you for tomorrow! Hope you have a lovely day and that the sun shines on you.
    Lindsay x x x

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  14. Awww this is cute Anne, it's a lovely summery card. I love the flower parasol and the background sunburst looks great with this image.Thanks for visiting my blog and the lovely comments. I just noticed the comment from Lindsay, and I too want to add my good wishes for a fantastic birthday tomorrow.

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  15. Another amazing card! The image is gorgeous and that embossing folder is really cool! xx

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  16. Just popped back to tell you that I never got to bed before 2am in Slovenia... we just carried on crafting after getting back from visiting all the wonders!
    Love you card and hope it stirs the Lazy Hazy days of Summer to get here pdq!!
    Jo xxx

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  17. Lovely sunny bright card, wish the sun would shine here in Scotland!!
    Thank yu so much for your lovely comment on the Studio 12 blog about my tag, very much appreciated.xx

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  18. Hello
    I was just checking e-mail when your comment came through. Thank you for not only visiting but your lovely comment.
    Well this is adorable and he appears to be enjoying the sunshine that hasn't quite reached Scotland lol.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  19. Gorgeous card Anne... I do beleive its your birthday today...Many happy returns I hope you are having a super time... No I am not stalking you..tee-hee I got the news from Rita's blog... Hugs May x x x

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  20. Thank you for your lovely comment, Anne, and I must say I was thrilled to be nominated! Sharing awards means we get to share such a nice lot of love and encouragement around Blogland, and also get to visit new blogs. Lovely to see the Green Logo on your blog. Well deserved!!

    Keep your eye on the post for the next couple of days. (No, not your 100th Follower blog love - still working on that one lol!!) A little surprise for you!

    Shoshi

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  21. Sorry Anne - just noticed your second comment! Duh. Another lovely one, thank you! I was going to order one of those heat guns today but they were out of stock on the website I was on (lovely free postage lol!) but they will email me when they are in stock again. A must-have, I think! I'm sick of blowing stuff all over my desk and losing it! Shrink plastic is fun, isn't it! I love doing it with distress embossing powder on it - I made some gear wheels that looked as if they'd been at the bottom of the sea for 100 years!!

    Shoshi

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  22. Well if that's not the cutest little prickly guy ever!!! Love your colors too! Fun card!

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  23. How sweet! Love your bursts of red throughout... so eye catching, and the entire composition is just lovely!

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  24. This is adorable, Annie! And a sun charm, too boot!! Super cute and greatly colored!

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  25. Wish that was me soaking up all that ... eh ... what's it called ... ah yes now I remember sun!!!!

    Utterly butterly Redanne and tooo cute.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  26. Anne, I love this card, it made me smile straight away..beautifully coloured and love the sunburst embossing, have a good weekend! Carole Z X

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  27. Anne, Thank you so much for stopping in to visit, and yes this dragonfly was a beauty. It just happened that I had, had my camera out yesterday evening and I left it setting on the kitchen counter. So, when I saw him, I ran in and grabbed the camera. Lucky shot, because as soon as the camera clicked, he flew away. So nice to hear from you, I love comments, Connie :)

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  28. i think this is my favourite card ever!!!

    The sunburst with the red ribbon and charm is fabulous!

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  29. That sunburst embossing is just gorgeous. Can I ask what brand it is as I think I'd like to try and get one. Love the images painted so beautifully. I have also joined as a new member of your gorgeous blog...you may like to pop over and say HI to me also...love annie

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    1. Hi Annie, I have tried to access your blog but it is not accessible to me and will not let me in! Thank you so much for becoming a follower, it means a lot to me. The stamp is a Penny Black one called Lazy Days. A x

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  30. Thank you for your lovely comment, Anne, and I'm thrilled that you love your card so much! It's a shame photos don't do these things justice really, isn't it. Still, we do our best!

    Someone on the Black Cat cutter forum has just suggested to me that I make some flowers using the faux porcelain effect. That would be very interesting to try! There are so many lovely things to do... I've got to cut some more flower shapes, and want to do some more of my Indian Floral designs that I made in Inkscape, and make up some of those, maybe multi-layered, and with UTEE? The only limiting factor is one's imagination!

    Shoshi

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  31. He is so cute, hope he put some sunscreen on that cute little pink belly!! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  32. Hi Anne , this is super oh to be able to sit in a deckchair and relax these days, fab image and a lovely card , I like the little flower charm. Hugs Elaine

    ref finding Annie Anyas site
    her link is
    http://annieforeva.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Oh Anne I missed your Birthday! I hope it was a fantabulous day. ;D
    I know I'm late visiting but better late than never eh?
    I adore this card...it's just so perfect in every way with the little chap relaxing, flower shade, sunburst embossing, ribbon and flower charm.
    I hope the sun shines for you to relax in a deckchair!

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  34. What a lovely card Anne! I may have a look at the challenge as I have a few wee Penny Black stamps myself ;)
    A little Platypus told me it was your birthday recently, I SO wish I had known, I would have loved to make you a card too. What date was it Anne, and then I can out it in my calendar for next year? I saw your birthday goodies on WOYWW but was unable to leave a comment there for some strange reason :( But have to say it all looked So very exciting. I think we all love getting crafty goods for pressies eh.
    Well I hope you've had a wonderful weekend Anne, with love n hugs, Mo x

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  35. Hi Anne, what a lovely card. I love the sun with red ribbon around it and the lovely hedgehog.

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  36. Hello!

    I LOVE this card! Your layout and coloring are wonderful! Wishing you a happy day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  37. wow wow wow anne...your card is fabulous...love the red and yellow together..thanks for joining in the July Challenge at Penny Black Saturday hugs kath xxx

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