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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Penny Black Challenge - Double the Trouble

Hello Fellow Bloggers

It is a week since I posted - sorry!  I was a bit under the weather and now we are getting ready for DH's 70th birthday party so it is busy, busy, busy!  I may be missing for a couple of days.......

Thank you again to my lovely new Followers, I am so happy that you have joined me.

The challenge over at Penny Black (http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk) is Double Trouble, where we are required to use two Penny Black stamps. 

I wanted to celebrate the Olympics in some way so I chose the London bus and Olympic torch stamps.  I stamped the bus and torch onto card, coloured with Promarkers and prismacolour pencils, cut them out and layered them up onto a London scene background that I have had in my stash for a while.  The mats and layers are made with Tim Holtz Distress collection card, matted onto an 8" x 8" white card.  I made the little street sign from black card so that the mouse would have something to stand on and used computer generated words for the sign and the 2012.  The word London is a left over from another card. 


I love the bus stamp and I am very pleased with my colouring for a change.  I am going to keep this card as a souvenir of the Olympics which I have thoroughly enjoyed watching (although my crafting time has suffered).

Hope you like it and if you visit I would love it if you would  leave me a comment as I love to read them and will always try to return the compliment.  I have scheduled this post so I hope it works out!  Crafty hugs, Anne x

29 comments:

  1. This project is just too cute for words Anne! The mouse with the torch, genius! I think that this is such a brilliant memento for the Olympics, I've probably watched more sports in the last 2 weeks than in the last 2 years! and thoroughly loved it all.

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  2. this is gorgeous, well done love the small mouse actually it is so sweet

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  3. LOVE this! If only London buses had been that fun when I used them!!! You're right to be proud of the colouring, and it stands out even further by having that fab monochramatic background.
    Have a great weekend (looks like the weather may last for you:)) and I hope you, your hubby and family have a fantastic celebration. Sending you huge crafty hugs my friend, Buttons x

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  4. ...I couldn't think of a better image to sum up GB, our bright red buses are known throughtout the world...this card is a wonderful way to capture this moment in our time Anne...loVe your soft almost ghost like silhouette of some of Londons iconic landmarks & there along the bank of the Thames the red bus so beautifully inked...awesome work Anne, loVe it...have a super weekend...Melx :)

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  5. This is gorgeous Anne,Love the colour combo, gorgeous details too.xxx

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  6. absolutely fabulous Anne - really briliant card - and I do hope you and your DH have a wonderful time at his party! We'll miss you - but we'll manage! Big hugs! Rachel xx

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  7. Hi Anne this is fabulous. The bus looks wonderful against the background and how cute is that mouse!! Your colouring is amazing x altogether a stunning card. Have a fabulous weekend x crafty hugs Annie x and Happy Birthday to your DH x

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  8. Wonderful card Anne, love it! Your colouring is fab too. Lovely memento of the games here this year.
    Have a great time celebrating your DH's birthday. Alexandra x

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  9. This is brilliant Anne, love the bus. You should be pleased with the colouring, it's perfect.
    Have a great weekend and a Very Happy Birthday to your hubby - hope he enjoys the party.
    Thank you so much for finding the time to visit my blog, I always love reading your comments. Linda xx

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  10. your card is brilliant anne and a wonderful keepsake of London 2012..thanks for joining the August Challenge over at Penny Black Saturday but you have forgotten to link up your card...I've done it for you...happy birthday to hubby and enjoy the birthday party...hugs kath xxx

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  11. Super card Redanne. I have always love this bus full of the animals. The way you have layered your scene is just wonderful. Nice card!
    Sandy

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  12. That is toooooooooo stinkin' cute, just love it. Frame it and hang on your crafting wall, it's a keeper! Hope you are feeling better and that your DH has a wonderful 70th birthday! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  13. Your card is just Brilliant Redanne. So perfect for the Olympics. teeheehee.
    Happy 70th to your hubby, Enjoy the festivities!!!
    Hugs Lynn

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  14. HI Anne, welcome back to blogland! This card is absolutely fabulous and really shouts out " London!" love it. love it, love it! Happy 70th to your hubby, Carole Z X

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  15. What a great card, Anne! A fitting celebration of the London 2012 Olympics. Just watching the close of the men's marathon. So sad it's all coming to an end, but looking forward very much to the Paralympics - which I think should have equal exposure - i.e. should be on the BBC.

    So glad you've discovered Ryn as well! That water droplets stamp is totally irresistable, isn't it! I've got a couple of moths and some leaves on order too. I agree, it's a lovely idea to ask people to send photos of their work with her stamps - I shall certainly be doing that.

    Shoshi

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  16. Anne this is fantastic I love it , that little mouse with the torch is adorable, what a gorgeous card well done .
    Sorry to hear you have been under the weather,I hope things improve for you as you will very busy with the big birthday coming up for hubby , how fantastic though wish him a Happy 70th Birthday from me.
    Big Hugs Elaine

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  17. Anne your card lovely and you have created a lovely scene...

    Anne

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  18. What a wonderful card you created Anne. It will be a terrific reminder for you of the wonderful games that Britain hosted so well.
    Have fun with your Hubbies birthday event.

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  19. Hi Anne what a lovely card, and wish your hubby a very happy 70th bithday.

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  20. O Anne this is Brillant... It made me smile!! fabulous design & detail.. A big happy Birthday wish to your Husband... enjoy! Hugs May x x x x

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  21. Love this card! The little mouse is so cute! Well I hope your husband has a great 70th birthday! Feel better!

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  22. Great project! I love all the red White and blue which is popular at the moment. Thanks for popping over to see me. Hope you are feeling better. Have a great birthday celebration - I hope there will be some scrapping going on afterwards. Jenx

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  23. great card very cute ;)
    I love the way you colour up your work. always looks so professional.
    Hope your feeling better and the 70th goes well.
    Can not believe the time you were up and commenting this morning. x
    mark

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  24. What a sweet card, Anne! I love the little sign you made for the mouse to perch upon and all the cuties inside the bus are great, too. Hope you're feeling better.

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  25. This is super cute Anne! So glad you're feeling better and managed to get to see Mama Doodly. Looking forward to hearing all about it :0) x

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  26. Cute card ! It's a nice wink for Olympics. ^^

    Have a good day !

    Gagaie, a french cardmaker

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  27. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! So darn cute and perfect to honor the Olympics in your country!!!

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  28. What a great little card Anne! I'm not the cutest person but this is lovely - I really love all the little 'people' in the bus best!
    Hope you are well recovered now and that your 'do' went well.
    Juliaxx

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  29. What a fab card Anne! Love the little road sign with the little mouse on it, Hugs Arlinex

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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