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Saturday, 1 January 2011

A Stitch In Time - Penny Black at Allsorts

Happy 2011 everyone!  Hope there aren't too many sore heads out there today.  I was tucked up in bed by 11.00 last night, but was woken again by the fireworks which went on for over an hour - obviously the financial crisis hasn't hit the pyrotechnics industry just yet!

My last card of 2010 featured a mouse and here we are with the first card of 2011 with more mice for you!  PENNY BLACK AT ALLSORTS January Challenge is All You Need Is Love and I think these little critters are certainly performing a labour of love with their stitching ........

I've used A Stitch In Time by Penny Black and painted with distress inks.  I've kept the layout of the card very simple as I think the image is enough without embellishments for this one.

The fabulous rich coloured papers are from Papermania's Persimmon collection.  I used my new pokey tool to make the stitch holes around the edge of the image panel and a Marvy le Plume pen for the green faux running stitch.

Thanks for popping by, hope to see you again soon.


Lins said...

Hi Squirrel,

I want to wish you a happy, healthy and creative 2011. The last one will be no problem 'cause your cards are full of creativity , such a pieces of art.
Thanx for all your sweet visits ;-)

Big hugs,

Lins xxx

LINDA said...

Simply adorable card.. Happy New Year.. Hugs, Linda

martina's kaartjes said...

pretty card ! very cute image,
wish you lots of luck and creativity in 2011,
greetings, martina

Kristel said...

A really gorgeous card Squirrel! I wanted to wish you a happy newyear!!
Hugs Kristel

Sarah said...

Happy New Year to you Squirrel and Mr Toad and Vince!
Adorable card, really sweet image and I love the faux stitching!
Sarah xx :0)

Pauline C said...

Fabulous Squirrel - gorgeous image beautifully cooured. Love it! Fab new look for your blog too - I thought ot adopting this particular b\ckground at one time it is sooo pretty :-) Happy new year hun!
pauline x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black At Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel...your colouring on that sweet image is just perfect...and look at you with your faux stitching...you'll be distressing next! lol
Happy New Year!
Helen x

Delphine said...

Oh this is gorgeous, Squirrel! Your colouring is amazing and the image soooo cute! I agree, the simple layout is perfect and I love the faux stitching! A wonderful card! Hugs Delphine xxx

Ellie said...

OMG what a darling card. Love the image, you colored it so beautifully. The sewing looks fabulous too.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at penny black at all sorts,

Happy New Year!

mckinkle said...

What a beautiful card to begin the new year! Your image is so beautifully coloured and I really love the white space on your card.

Look forward to seeing your next creations in 2011.

Keryn x

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card.

Jules said...

Definitely a labour of love on your part and the little mice!!

Beautiful creation and beautiful colouring.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

louise said...

Wonderful card and love the stitching, thanks for joining us at Penny black at allsorts
Louise xx

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card :o)
Like you, I was in bed early but still heard the New Year in once the fireworks started!
Jackie xx

KOLOROWY ptak said...

beautiful! very subtle and delicate! Happy New Year!

coops said...

fantastic card squirrel.i love the image and your colouring is superb.your faux stitching is fab and i love the layout :D
happy new year hun.

xx coops xx

brenda said...

Hi there

What a pretty card, your colour choice is perfect for that image and beautifully coloured.

Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month, good luck and don't forget to keep an eye out for our blog hop later this month.

B x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous start for the new year, love it!
Thank you for playing with us
at Penny Black at Allsorts;-))m

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card with a super gorgeous image. Love your colouring and stitching.

Thanks for sharing at Penny Black @ Allsorts!

scotspanda said...

aww this is just lovely, your right the image should be the star it is so beautifully coloured

thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts. Good luck in the draw and remember to come back on the 15th for the blog hop :o)


Amanda (GDT)xx

Shirley said...

Such a na dorable card. I love the image and the faux stitching. Beautiful colouring with your distress inks too. Thank you for playing along in our challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts and goog luck.

Tasha said...

Love this! The image is fabulous i love it
love tasha xx

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