Saturday, 21 January 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Crafty Bargains

This week at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, we're challenging to use your:

'Crafty Bargains'


Our sponsor for this challenge is Crimson Cloud...here's the prize:


A couple of my favourite online craft shops had post Christmas sales...and I some Christmas money to spend...so it would have been rude not to bag a few bargains! lol 
Here are a couple of the things I picked up:


The Prima paper pad was £1.50 from Craft Obsessions...and the stamp ('Monkey See, Monkey Do') was reduced to £2.17 at Sir Staampalot...bargaintastic!

I coloured the image using watercolour pencils...distressed and inked the edges of ecerything, adding faux stitching to the papers using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The snowflakes were cut using Marianne Designs and Cuttlebug dies


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

11 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Such a cute image which you have incorporated perfectly into the design.
Hugs
Desire

Sandra said...

Hi Helen, What a fabulous stamp and papers you have done a lovely job with them your cards amazing:) Sandra H

Kat said...

Love what you've done with your bargains Helen. What a cute monkey!

Kat xx

Samantha said...

Loving this card too! and those papers are lush I have those! tehhehe :0)

iReneM said...

These are brilliant bargains, Helen, and you've made a gorgeous card with them .
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
x

Bunny said...

Beautiful card...Thanx for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

Caz x Crafty Sentiments DT

Beth said...

Such a funky card Helen, those bargain papers are fab!

Love Beth xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Great card Helen, Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's and well done on getting great bargains.
Ann x

Jacq said...

Hi Helen,
Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! Love the adorable image, the dps, the colour scheme is fabulous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card, super cute! Thanks or sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments this week!

Sorry for late comment just trying to catch up.....

Big hugs Jo xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx