Saturday, 18 June 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Pesky Critters!

This week we have an extra special Penny Black Saturday Challenge for you...because the PBSC is 3 years old today!!!

The theme for this week's challenge is:

'Pesky Critters'
So, show us your adorable Penny Black critters.

We have a mega stash of fabulous prizes from our lovely regular sponsors to help us celebrate:


From Penny Black Inc - A Penny Black Stamp


From PB Stamps - A 'T for Transparent' set of the winner's choice


From 1-2-3- Stitch! - A $20 Voucher


From The Ribbon Girl - A bundle of goodies including: Divine Twine, Seam Binding Ribbon, Buttons, Organza & Satin Ribbon, and Hat Pins


And, from Fantastic Ribbons - a gorgeous mixture of designer ribbons in a special dispenser box!

Phew...what a lot of lovely prizes!!!

But...there's a catch...they're hidden on the DT members' blogs...and we're not telling you which ones! ;0)
So...in order to win, as well as entering this week's challenge, you need to 'hop' around all of my lovely DT buddies' blogs, and leave them some love...and don't forget to leave me a comment too...because...you never know???
Ok...so on to my card...I had a rummage through my stamped images box for some 'peksky critters'...and I thought that these cute little mice playing on the typewriter fitted the bill. The stamp is called 'Cheesecake Message'...I added a sentiment and paw prints from the 'Micey Day' set. The papers and the die cut border are from the 'Ooh La La (for Him)' collection...I distressed the edges a little, and added faux stitching. The seam binding ribbon and yellow flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the spotty flower is from a Making Memories pack, the brads are BasicGrey, and the Card Candi was 'custom coloured' using a chalk inkpad.


For more inspiration...and the chance to win one of the fabulous prizes on offer this week...please visit my lovely Penny Black Saturday Challenge DT buddies...here are the links to all their blogs:

 Liz

Oh...and don't forget to enter the challenge too!

67 comments:

Liz, said...

Gorgeous card this week Helen, enjoy your weekend.

Liz x

Joey said...

Hiya Helen

this is gorgeous hun, lovely colours love the image too

Joey x

kath said...

adorable card helen as always......oooh can I see a prize hiding here...have a great weekend...big hugs kath xxx

~ Ali ~ said...

Fab as always Helen these Mice are so mischief lol......love it

Have a fab day

Ali x

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card Helen - I love these fun creatures! Hope you have a great weekend and i'll definitely try to catch up with looking at your recent cards soon :-)
Hugs
pauline x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautiful card! I love the colours and the fun image. My PBSC entry is here.

Beth said...

Aww so sweet! I love the colours of this one! I hope you have a great weekend!

Love Beth xx

petra,s cards said...

wauw verry beautiful card i love your image and colouring!!!
xx petra

Claire x said...

This is a gorgeous card hun, love the image and great papers and colours. Hugs, Claire x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Helen love the image and colours......:) Sandra H

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww a gorgeous card Helen, such a sweet lil' mice! Gorgeous colours too :)
Kelly.x

jenny said...

Fabulous card Helen.....love those papers and the image is just too cute!!

Jenny xx

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and fab image!
Helen x

Basslady said...

my goodness! this is adorable!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Arline said...

This image is fab and you could have so much fun with it! Great card!xx

cdjcape521 said...

I love this card! Great job~~TFS

Sue said...

Hi Helen
aww gorgeous card, fab colouring, lovely papers & design, sue,x

Diane J said...

What a lovely stamped image, love those little mice on the typewriter.
Gorgeous card.
Diane x

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

This is such a sweet card. Simply lovely.

scrapperjulia said...

This is one of my favorite stamps! Love the colors that you have used!

Tirpuunen said...

This is simply adorable, I just got this lovely stamp, too. Greetings from Finland, have a wonderful summer!

Julye said...

Fab card and such fun just what you would expect a 3 year old to do here's to many more.

Dawn said...

cute card Helen. Love how you merged the two stamp sets. Very very sweet

Jenny said...

Eine ganz bezaubernde Karte. Liebe Grüße.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.xxx

Annette said...

i love this card, the image is so cute and the colours you've used are very cheery. Love it!
Annette

Mari said...

These creatures are so fun, lovely card :)

Loreal Blondi said...

Great card as always! Love the Letter :)

Lyn said...

gorgeous card, and adore that image

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card and an adorable image

Anne

butlersabroad said...

Another stunner Helen, those darned mice are so cute aren't they?

Hugs
Brenda (No.30 @ PBSC)

Cynthia said...

Helen this card just makes me smile, super cute. Gotta love these pesky critters.

Cheers
Cynthia

Helen said...

Just discovered the PB blog and posted my first entry. Love your card - that image is so cute!

Helen x

Marianne said...

Those mice are having fun!
Very pretty card! Love the pretty papers!
Thanks for the bloghop!
Marianne

kathleen said...

Great card Helen love the image.

Kathleen x

moca said...

Beautiful card, and I lke so much this stamp!!
Ciao

Monica

Janine said...

Cute card and I love the one above too

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love the way you have coloured the typewriter, cute mice.

Kath x

Whisper said...

Absolutely super card - i love the little touches of the sentiment and the mice paw prints, Luv Sam x

SallyB said...

Hi Helen...
What a lovely image...I like this little typewriter with it's mice secretaries...xxx

KraftyKaren said...

Gorgeous card - that colour combo is lovely and I love that cute mousey image.

Karen x

Krafty Kows said...

I love this image - it's one I'm looking out for. Love the card. Jeanette

Aluna said...

It's so cute image. Sweet card :)

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Helen, love the way you used the stamps and the beautiful colours.

Hugs
Maarit

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Helen,such a sweet image and love those papers.Congrats on PBS's 3rd Birthday.
Wendy xx

Adeline Ng said...

This is such a cute card, as with all pb critters images, they are all soooo cute. i love your layout! have a micey nice day too!

Annette said...

Ooooh I've got this image and have not yet used it. Seeing your fab card has reminded me that I still have it. Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder !!! Lovely card. Annette xx

Nela said...

Fantastic card!!!
Hugs Nela

Pamela said...

I've not seen that stamp before will have to be put on the wish list! Onward with the blog hop

Sall said...

Wow that's amazing you're very talented

snailzpace said...

an adorable card with very pretty colours! i have this image, but i never thought of cutting it out; inspiring. happy 3rd birthday!

Gea said...

Cute card! The stamp is lovely
Gea

Nana Connie said...

Fabulous image and such great coloring! Love those little mice typing out messages. :-) Incredible flower choices, too.

mueppi said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Hugs Gisela

Sinihilkka said...

Fabulous card! This image sure is suitable :) Thanks for the birthday hop.

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous fun mices! Love to colour card candy to match too. Happy birthday to the team. Ruby x

Kat said...

Beautiful card Helen. Love that cute image, really useful for lots of occasions. I used mine for a Get Well Card!

Kat xx

Jules said...

Hi Helen

Love this cute image and the lovely sentiment.

Happy 3rd Birthday PBSC

Love Jules xx

Eve said...

what a sweet greeting on their typewriter!! Luv the colors too! :-)

paperpapier said...

great card...the mice are beautifully coloured!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Helen - love the colours of this one.
Happy 3rd Birthday.
Debs xx

Liz Miller said...

Love how you've brought the colours of the papers, ribbon and embellishments into the stamped image. Lovely card.
Liz x

annies place said...

Pretty card, have a good weekend, Ann x

walchowDesign said...

This is so adorable!

Flowergirl said...

Stunning card, love the colours and layout x
Wendy x

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Helen,Is there a prize hidding here? ...
Love the card those mice are so adorable!
hugs
Doreen

Louise said...

So cute! Love the mice with the typewriter keys! Very pretty card!