Sunday, 18 January 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge meets Sketch Saturday and Dutch Dare

First of all I like to say a BIG thank you to Tracie for the gorgeous card she sent to me with my prize I won last week - I haven't had a chance to use the lovely stamp yet...but hopefully I'll find some time to play with it soon!

On to this week's Penny Black Challenge...the theme is 'Lets get Dotty'...and I've gone completely dotty on my card! I've combined it with two other challenges - using the Sketch Saturday sketch, and the colour theme of the Dutch Dare, which is green, blue and brown. I've used three different Cuttlebug embossing folders to create my dotty background ('Swiss Dots', 'Spots & Dots' and 'Tiny Bubbles'), the dotty flower is by Flora Doodle, and the ribbon is from Hobbycraft - I placed some small brads in the centres of some of the spots. My main image is from the 'Critter Party' set...and if you look really closely a couple of the mice are wearing dotty bandannas!


tracie said...

Hi Helen, oh your most welcome hun - hope have lots of fun with the stamp. Well onto your card - I love it.. its gorgoeus, the colours, image and embellishments are just perfect. Fab work again...
Have a great Sunday
Thanks for joining us this week
Tracie :)x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colours, embellishments and the dots!! Its a fantastic card!
Cathy xx

cats whiskers said...

Another great card love the colour combo on this one and a fab layout
Thanks for joining PBSC this week
Hugs Jacqui x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card. Love the great colors and the dry embossed BG. TFS!

Jo said...

Hi Helen, awwwwwwwww an adorable card, I do love that image.
Thank you for taking part in our SS challenge.
Jo xx

Kath Stewart said...

love this one helen..just my kinda the colour combo and great colour work on your image.....thanks for playing along this week at PBSC
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Debbie said...

Great card Helen, the image is yummy and I love the gorgeous colour combo and the embossed panels. Debbie x

debby4000 said...

Lovely card, fab embossing and what cute image.

Unknown said...

Stunning card Helen - very clever and original to use the 3 Cuttlebug folders for dots, and the colour scheme is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week.
Pauline x

Beth said...

This is great - I love the embossing! Thanks for joining the PB challenge this week!
Beth xx

Karin said...

Beautifull card. i love all the embossing and that cute image.
Thaks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo karin

COCO said...

beautiful card !!!!
great stamp,
thanks for joing us to .S.S.
hugs coco

Bev said...

Wonderful card. Love the sweet image and beautiful colours.

hugs Bev x

Sandra said...

Wow!! Dots galore. What a fun card, love all the different textures.
Sandra xx

SewSuzySew said...

Lovely! Very Dramatic! I love the colours you've used here!

Suze x

Cardmaking Galore said...

lovely card - love the embossing on the blue panel - very retro chic

Anonymous said...

Just spotted!! te hehehee no pun! this card on your blog! Brilliant idea with all the dots!! love the colours too! and the Image is FAB!! :0)