Monday, 3 August 2009

Penny Black "Summer"

Good morning everyone. After a trip to the dentist for my son and I to have our teeth counted, I needed a bit of sunshine in my life (no good looking outside for this) so I have made a card for this week's Penny Black challenge where the theme is "Summer".

I know this is very similar to the cherry card a few posts ago, but I'm enjoying making these circle cards, although I think I may have gone a bit OTT with the beads!

Here's what I used to make this card.

Stamp: Penny Black from clear set "Garden Friends"
CS: Die Cuts with a View and white from stash
Colouring Medium: Copic Ciaos:
Tools: Scallop and plain circle nesties; "Bloom Dots" Cuttlebug embossing folder
Accessories: Lots of beads from The Range

Well that weekend flew by and here we are at the start of another week, at this rate it will soon be Christmas.

Wishing you all a happy Monday and thank you for stopping by my blog.


Katrina said...

Stunning card Clare, lovely summery feel to it. It's brightened up my day anyway as like you say you can't rely on the weather here!

Hope you have a great week. I'll be in touch when our order is here.

Katrina xxx

Juls said...

this card certainly brightened me up! Love the striking colour combo and the gems on the flowers. Just gorgeous!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Clare

You can never have too many beads as far as I am concerned. Lovely bright sunny card.

Ali x

Debbie said...

A gorgeous summer card Clare, I love the cute hedgie and the circle design amd the bright sunny colours. Debbie x

Tanja said...

Oh, so cutie !!! It is a lovely bright sunny card !!!
Tanja x

karen said...

great card for putting a smile on your face! so bright and cheery. i do love hedgie x karen x

Danielle said...

This card sure is a ray of sunshine Clare! The perfect image to use with the bright yellow - it's really a beautiful card!
Hugs, Danielle

Stephanie said...

It's worked - the sun is shining!!

Good luck at the dentist :(

Hugs, Steph xxx

p.s. Clare, could you email me on PTI address? Need to send you info on PTI order & can't acces MS Outlook! Thanks hun x

Kath said...

gorgeous summery card that cute image and beautifully coloured.....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC..hugs kath xxxxxx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

A gorgeous card Clare, I love the cute hedgie and the circle design and the bright sunny colours Hugs Julie x

Anonymous said...

What a cutie

bastel_fee said...

Your card is so beautiful.
I have an award for you on my blog.


tracie said...

Oh what a gorgeous summery card, love this cute hedgie and the beads look fab ~ Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
Tracie :)x

Suzie Q said...

Hi Clare,
Your card is lovely it screams sunshine i love it !! the beads are a lovely touch x
Suzie Qx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Clare,i love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Tab said...

Oooh I love your sweet card, the image is adorable and such delish colours too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Jules said...

Hi Clare

What a beautiful image - so perfectly coloured.

You can never have too many beads LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Jeanette said...

This is so bright and cheery. I love all the little gems around the scallops. Looks fab!
Hugs Jeanette

Ann said...

Oh my, Clare, this is SO summery and sweet! That little hedgie totally made me smile!

Sam said...

Very vibrant and summery. Love the cute lil hedgie and the beads....
Reminds me I need to get some beading done. Gonna try a Christmas bauble.
Didn't realise I had won at Just Sketchy til I read your comment this morning, thanks for letting me know, might have missed the boat otherwise!
Sam x

Littleted62 said...

I love this! Great idea with those beads on the flowers - brilliant! Hugs, Nicki

Kimmi said...

Brilliant card Clare. I love the yellow! This cute little hedgie is the best! Love the flowers and beads!


Kimmi x

Wendy said...

This is stunning, love seeing round cards
Wendy x

Bev said...

Fabulous!! The colours are so delish and perfect for the cute lil hedgie xx

Pauline C said...

ooh Clare I love this - brilliant shape, colours, image and beads. Fabulous! Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x