Saturday, 31 January 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 34

Now, I must admit that I was a little scared when I saw that the challenge for this week's Penny Black Challenge is to create a 'Circle Card'. I'm not very adventurous when it comes to card shapes, nearly all of mine are square, with the odd A5 and DL thrown in occasionally, but actually it was really fun making a circular card.
I cut my base card from a pink pearlescent card blank using the largest of the scalloped circle Nesties (making sure that I left a 'hinge' at the top). The image I've used ('Bundle of Wishes'), was one I received this week, in a swap with my lovely friend Pauline - thank you! The ribbon is from Hobbbycraft, the gems are from Lakeland, and the flowers are from Poppicrafts.


Caroljenks said...

Hi Helen, your round card is gorgeous! And that image is fab - I just love the PB cows!!
Looking forward to following your Blog :)
Carol x

Kath said...

Hi helen....well for a first did a great the colour combo and your super cute image...and thanks for playing along this week at PBSC...have a great weekend
Hugs Kath xxxxx

tracie said...

Wow Helen gorgoeus first attempt hun (mine was my first too) love this cute image and the gorogues ribbon.
Thanks for joining us this week Have a great weekend
Tracie :)x

Alison said...

Love the colour combo, well done for your first round card, its fab.

joey said...

Hi Helen, this is stunning! I love what you have done its gorgeous fabulous image. joey.xx

Kim said...

Whta a beautiful card, perfect!!!

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous Hlen ... glad you like the images i sent you .. that cow is adorabubble! And I love your scallped circle with the gems - fab work! My circle card was my first too .. but not so scary when you're done the first one lol! Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week & have a great weekend
pauline x

Debbie said...

Hi Helen, your circular card is gorgeous, the Cow image is soo cute and I love the pretty colours. Debbie x

Sharon said...

Brilliant card Helen. That image suits a circle ard so well - great choice. Fab bling too.
Sharon xx

Beth said...

Oh this is fab! I love the image and those gems are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along this week!
Beth xx

cats whiskers said...

Well this is super cool love that image and the gems around the circle are perfect, thanks for joining PBSC this week
ugs Jacqui x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love the scallop circl shape. The image looks fab and love how you have added you gems and ribbon bow.
Lyndsey xx

Lorraine A said...

This is just gorgeous :-)I love the cow image and the ribbon looks just perfect. Love the way you put gems on the edges too, it looks fab :-)

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Suzanne said...

Love the dramatic colours and the bling!

Suze x