Monday, March 17, 2014

Penny Black - Smile

Hello Blog Friends, I have a bright and cheerful card for you today - as our temperatures drop in the Southern Hemisphere, I thought it would be nice to remember the warm summer days in the garden.

I have used the Penny Black Inc - kisses in the sun image.  This has been stamped onto white card  using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® VersaFine™ Archival Pigment Ink in Onyx Black and cut out using the Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Machine and the Labels Twenty-Nine Spellbinders® Nestabilities®.

A second image has been stamped and the butterfly cut out by hand, then coloured using
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Radiant Neons in Electric Yellow, Electric Pink and Electric Coral.  The remaining image has been coloured using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink.

The sentiment is from the edge to edge transparent set by Penny Black Inc and has been popped up on I have used Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L- 3D Foam Squares.  The background paper is from Authentique Paper and the bling from Want2Scrap©

This card is for the following challenges: 
 Ladybug Crafts - Spring is here
Eclectic Ellapu -  (Pink Team Challenge): Wings; (Purple Team Challenge): Flowers and Butterflies.
 Bearly Mine  - One For The Girls
Card and Scrap - Use lace and/or Ribbon
Just For Fun - Anything Goes 
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts  - Celebrate Spring 
 Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Lace and Pearls
LEJ Designs March Challenge - Favourite Die Cuts
Crafts and Me Challenge - Anything Goes

Sugar Creek Hollow - Photo inspiration

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  1. Oh Linda this is fabulous - love the clear, vibrant colours and the wonderful daisies!

  2. Hi Linda! This is really beautiful, and I thank you so very much for sharing with us. Have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at card and Scrap.

  4. Your card is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  5. Beautiful card with lovely Spring colors! Thank you for joining us this month at Bearly-Mine Designs for the One For The Girls challenge and good luck in the draw.
    Simona (DT)

  6. Gorgeous colours, Linda and a beautiful design.
    Thank you for joining us at the Ladybug Crafts Challenge. Jane xx

  7. This is quite lovely! I do love how you raised the butterfly! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  8. A wonderful card, beautiful spring images. Thank you for joining us at SCH this time.

  9. Thank you so much for joining in with our current challenge 'Anything Goes' over on the Just For Fun Challenge Blog.

    A fantastically bright and colourful card with many lovely elements. The 3D elements look great and you have made rhis look like a really well put together collage.

    I hope you will join us for more of our future monthly challenges. We have mid month inspirational posts on the 16th of each month as well.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx JFF DT Member

  10. Simply stunning Linda. Gorgeous colors and beautifully designed.
    Thanks so much for playing along in my March wordplay saturday challenge.

  11. Lovely and lush, Linda! (Spot the fancy alliteration - LOL!) Stunning colours and the butterfly really looks like it's about to take off! A clever idea! Thanks for sharing it with us at Eclectic Ellapu.
    xxx Asha

  12. This is just so pretty! The colors are awesomely vibrant and the layering is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday at our last week's Challenge. Hope you join us again this week. Leaving you with some inspiration from Psalm 120:1 which says, "I call on the LORD in my distress, and He answers me." Hugs and blessings...

    JO ANN

  13. Gorgeousness all in one place - Thanks for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu

  14. Your card is a very pretty sign of springtime after a long winter! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  15. beautiful card hun love the butterfly
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Just For Fun challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (DT for JFF)

  16. Gorgeous card,and love the butterfly also. Thank you for sharing with us at BM this time. Good luck. Jackie DT.

  17. Hello!
    Thank you so much for your lovely creation and participation at our "One for the girls" challenge over at Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challengeblog.
    Hope you had fun joining us and will be back soon. Good luck

    Hugs, Natascha

  18. Oooh...this is lovely! The colours are gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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