Sunday, 5 July 2015

Penny Black Sentiment

Happy Sunday to you all.
Not quite sure what happened to Summer.
We have had pouring rain since 6am this morning.
Shouldn't complain as the garden really does need it.
I am currently sat by the window with it open listening to the rain.
I hate getting wet but I do love listening to it.
Enough of me prattling in.
My card on this visit has been created for the 
This months theme is 'Anything goes with a sentiment'.
I created a gate fold card using papers from a magazine
freebie pack called Summer Picnic.
At least I think that's what it was called. The front cover has gone.
As it's picnic season (not today lol) I thought this fitted perfectly.
My main focal stamp  used Penny Blacks Hedehog Joy.
I love this stamp to pieces and use it quite often.
Coloured him with Promarkers Ivory, Grey 3 and 4, Black, tan and pastel pink.
I used a makeup sponge for the sky and grass using a pastel blue and green ink pad.
Other stamps used are Hobby crafts wedding bird and 
Helz Bazoo sentiment and flower plus a little busy bee.
Dies used are Xcut XCU-503015 the nesting scalloped squares.
Once I started it this card came together quickly and I am
 very pleased with how it turned out.
Especially the hand made bow as I have problems making them
thanks to my stupid fingers lol

I am entering this into the following...

Penny Black and More - Anything goes with a sentiment
Stamping Sensations - Feature a creature
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Furry friends
Crafty Catz - #286 Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - #142 Fancy folds
I love Promarkers - #276 Summer
Cuttlebug Mania - Sentimental journey
Crafty cardmakers - #141 Sentiment
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything goes with a handmade bow


  1. Clearly no rain in his neck of the woods Julie as he looks super happy dancing in the flowers and on such a pretty shaped card. It can't decide what to do here, a drop of rain every now and then and so very dark.

    Many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More, have a good Sunday and hope the weather brightens up for you.

    B x

  2. Such a fun card Julie. Loving the gate fold design and darling stamp! Hope the sun peeks out soon too! Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More!

  3. What a sweet card and I love the gatefold - I am about to design a similar card myself!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  4. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Mary

  5. Great card. Love this fold. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week.

  6. Fabulous folding, cute image and a gorgeous card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more, good luck!
    Welcome again;-))m

  7. An adorable card Julie. Your hedgehog stamps is gorgeous and I love your gatefold card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  8. What a lovely card - Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & more...


  9. what a sweet card ,love the shape and cute hedgie
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-dee bowz and good luck .
    Tracey x

  10. Great design and a really cute hedgie! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensations.


  11. So fun card with lovely image and embellishments! Thank you for sharing your it with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join with us again in our new challenge.
    Eret x