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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Sketch Saturday + Penny Black

Morning all, hope you are diddling along nicely.  Still bitterly cold here but it is starting to brighten a little bit now and I can see about 2" of blue sky, hurrah!

Off to see the Oldies this afternoon (my loony parents) for a cuppa and then, HUGE treat - we're having dinner in the pub!  Don't know why we don't do this more often really, it's only a 5 minute walk door to door, the food is yummy pub-grub and it's cheap.  Funny how you get stuck into a routine and it takes dynamite to get you out of it.  Anyway, my tum is rumbling already!

And so to my challenges for this card - it's Saturday so it just has to be my favourite combination of Sketch Saturday which is a fabbie sketch from Maya, and of course, Penny Black Saturday Challenge who are looking for Easel cards this week.
And here is my interpretation of Maya's sketch, which was perfect for turning into an easel card






















I have used another one of my most favourite Penny Black stamps "Duckling" and coloured him/her with ProMarkers.  I have kept the colours toned down so they didn't clash with these amazing "Wisteria" papers from Basic Grey.  As luck would have it, I had coordinating BG brads so have used three of those for the easel stoppers.  The pearls are from my stash.  This only the second easel card I've made and, if it doesn't sound too arrogant, I'm really chuffed with it.

Thanks for popping in, I love having friends round to visit.  I hope to be able to stop by and catch up with you all later on.

TTFN
Hugs
Squirrel xxx

24 comments:

SusieLou said...

This is a beautiful card - love the image and the beautiful colours. Congrats on becoming part of Totally Girjuss team (how I found your blog). Susie x

freckleface said...

Hi chick..love that image and those papers are delish...Debs x
P.S. LOTV challenge is easle cards too and you dont have to use their images...

LizzyWizzy said...

Lovely card!
Got to love the easel-cards :-)

Regards,
Liesbeth

Tasha said...

Hi hun, its bitter here too! Brrrrr gor our jumpers on and are stayng wrapped up indoors!

Lovely card - i love the image its really cute and the BG papers are so perfect with it.

Hope you enjoy the pub, youve made me hungry too now
love tasha xx

Debs said...

Hi Squirrel, blimey you were quick off the mark today with this card. Love it. Hope you have a lovely meal. Hugs Debs xx

Zippy said...

Quacking down here! Stunning card and image and the papers are gorgeous! xxxx

Delphine said...

Fabulous easel card! I've never made any but will have to try some day... The image is really cute and your colouring is perfect. Lovely! Hugs Delphine xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card
Squirrel,
hugs Dianne xx

coops said...

stunning card squirrel, the image is fab and i love those backing papers.fab layout too.hope you enjoyed ya lunch hun.luv coops.xx

Allison said...

so pretty, lovely papers
AllisonX

Cynthia said...

A real Ducky card !! You've outshone yourself here Squirrel I love the subtle effect you've achieved with those beautiful papers and subtle colouring.

Hugs
Cynthia

Marisa said...

Hi Squirrel, another gorgeous card! Love the duck image, too cute. Aren't easel cards fantastic, I can't get enough of them.
Hugs
Marisa

Rufus said...

Your easel card is so sweet! Love the little ducky. Hope you had a great time at your folks and then the pub. You've made me hungry!
R/

Pauline said...

Lovely card, so cute and fun! Pauline x

Sarah said...

You have every reason to be chuffed with this card hun, it's amazing!! Beautiful papers and the duck is so cute.
Hope you had a fab time at the pub!
xx :0)

Michelle said...

Beautiful!! Love this Penny Black image!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel - beautiful combination of colours & papers!
Helen x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card hunny, the image is adorable and the papers are so pretty, you've every right to feel chuffed with it hun.
Hope you enjoyed your pub grub, no having to cremate something followed by hours of scouring so like heaven to me lol
hugs Mandy xx

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card sweetie
Hugs jacqui x

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel - I love the Wisteria papers and your ducky is so cute :-) Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC and hop you had a fab weekend
Pauline x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fab hun and it is so cute. I hope you enjoyed your meal with your loony parents. Lol!!! Cathy xxxx

Kath said...

such a beautiful easel card...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxx ans your reference to the oldies made me smile

stampingheaven said...

Aw so cute, scrummy papers. Hugs ~ Ali x ~

alison59 said...

Oh how cute is ducky :)

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