Saturday 5 February 2022

PBSC February - Anything Goes (Optional 'Love is in the Air!')

It's the first Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge...where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
'Love is in the Air!'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

I picked a cute puppy image from the 'Every Which Way' set, stamping him on to a snippet of watercolour paper, colouring him using watercolour paper, then carefully cutting him out. I made a simple background for him with a snippet of sky coloured paper from the 'Mystery Marbles' pad by Craft Sensations, which I then embossed using my 'Heart Gradient' embossing folder from Hobbycraft. I lightly sanded over the embossing to reveal some of the white core, then distressed the edges a little. I matted it on to a snippet of pink card, then added the pup on top using 3D foam pads. The sentiment is from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp.

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.


  1. This is sweet Helen ... love how you have done the embossed and distressed background
    Pauline xx

  2. Adorable!! I love the dreamy sky background you created!! That heart balloon is perfect for our "my heart beets for you" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along!!

  3. Super sweet and great take with the background ! Thanks for entering our "Slimeline Card" Challenge this week @ Little Red Wagon. Good luck and i hope to see you back again soon.


  4. the heart embossed sky is perfection ... so glad you joined our HEART Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

  5. A gorgeous card Helen. Love the cute stamp and your heart sky looks brilliant.
    Lorraine x

  6. This is just adorable, Helen!

  7. I love all the texture here and that lovely use of distressing the edges. Great idea to add the pink and fab to see at CASology x

  8. Awww a perfectly sweet sentiment to compliment your flying puppy! So cute! ♥ Sue Kment

  9. Love your card Helen, the little dog is so cute and pretty. Thanks for joining us this month at Creative Inspirations and good luck Jayne DT

  10. What a great card, I like the flying friend....Thanks for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

    Happy Crafting!
    Leanne DT/KCC

  11. This is such a sweet card Helen. I love the EF background and the pretty colour. Your little pup is so cute!!! Take care! :) xx

  12. You card is so sweet. I love the cute image and CAS design. So darling. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

  13. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments.


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x