Penny Black challenge Anything but square

The challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts this month is "Shape up". No square or rectangle cards. I choose to use this lovely scalloped card. I used two co-ordinating papers, some nestability die cuts, my PB image and various embellishments to give a fresh "Spring look" to it. I used left over dots from my hole punch and added them to the edge of the circle to give a bit more interest. I used Aqumarkers to colour my image and really enjoyed working with them. The versatility of these pens work really well for me as I am able to get several shades of colour with only using a few Aquamarkers. I used Aquamarine, Royal Purple, Mocha, Straw Yellow and Celery. I could not be bothered to mix a grey colour so I used 2 Grey promarkers for the cats.
There are some fabulous prizes on offer as usual on the Penny Black at Allsorts blog here:- Pop over to get all the details and check out the fabulous makes by the designer team. The challenge runs for the whole month and you have the chance of winning some fabulous prizes.
I have entered my card into several challenges which are listed below.  Layers  Flowers Anything goes Perfect pets Anything goes Anything goes Say it with flowers Open challenge T is for trouble May day Mothers day and / or Flowers Anything goes Springtime Open theme Anything goes Anything goes Spots Flowers Anything goes Shaped cards


sari said...

Such a sweet & lovely card! I love that cute image!! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

Simply Create said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, love the colours and cute stamp!

Pami said...

This is gorgeous Shirley, loving those colours! Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, and good luck. Pami x

pinky said...

Wow that is just so beautiful!! Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.


Oh Wow - this is totally adorable - love the lilac shades and the lovely image. Thank you so much for joining us at the MAWTT challenge this week - hope to see you again - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Eileen said...

Your card is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create

AN said...

Tämä on todella kaunis -ihanan värinen kortti
1Kiitos osallistumisesta ABC-haasteeseen !!
Onnea arvontaan!
aurinkoista alkavaa viikkoa sinulle sinne!

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley, your card is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

Tracy said...

A really gorgeous creation Shirley, I love your circular shape and the image is so cute too.
Hope you've had a good bank holiday weekend
Happy crafting
Tracy x

patriziawithaz said...

Aww!!Thanks for joining our Perfect Pets challenge at MTTCC this week Shirley. The image is super cute - the design gorgeous x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used….. Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday .....

Bella said...

SWEET!! Love the scallops!!! Great job! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

Toni said...

Shirley this is such a pretty card. Just love the colors. Beautiful job !

Violets Corner said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley, your colouring is beautiful, it must have taken ages to glue all the small dots around the edge.


Chris_P said...

OMG this is just adorable!! Such a cute project!
Thanks for joining us at Craft us Crazy!

brenda said...

A super card Shirley.

I've probably said it before, but I so adore lilac and green together, such a perfect blend.

Enjoy the remainder of the bank holiday weekend.

B x

Mervi said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley,
love the colours, image and colouring,

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thank you for joining us at SFc good luck in the draw x

Patchi said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining the Party this week and I hope to see more cards from you soon!


Fiona said...

this is so sweet...lovely lilac, it's adorable!! Thanks for joining us this week at Dream Valley.


Pysselbus said...

Ohhh!! How sweet this is!! I love the colors and the image is divine!! Thank's for joining us at Scrappekammeret and good luck!!


coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is one beautiful card a gorgeous shape, wonderful colours and image I love it.
Lorraine x

HandmadebyTLC said...

This is extraordinary and I love all the extras, but my favorite part is the shading, you did a great job with making it match the image color! Thanks for sharing at Stamping with the Dragon and good luck!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet card. I love it and everything about it. Your coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Stmaping With The Dragon.

Chrissie said...

What a barrowload of sweeties...thanks so much for joining in our Perfect Pets challenge at My Time to Craft this week.

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card. I love those colors you chose. Thanks for joining us for the May Day challenge at Stamping with the Dragon this week.

Crafting Gill said...

what a lovley card so fresh looking thanks for joining us at SFC good luck
Gill xx

Barbara said...

Shirley, this is a gorgeous card. Love your choice of colors and of course all the layers. The image, you chose, is just darling. I have not tried aqua markers they surely look wonderful on your image:)Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion for our current challenge:"Show us your layers." Barbara GDT

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card! Lovely image and colours! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC and SFC challenges xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable Shirley. I hope you are keeping well and you received my email okay. You know where I am.

I am back and forth to the hospital two hours away from me at the moment as my Dad was rushed in hospital Easter Sunday from his nursing home. Yesterday they told me to get there quick as he wasn't expected to live. Today I have rang and he is alot better but still hasn't recognised anyone for years. I don't think he wants to live without my Mum and he still keeps asking where she is.

Keep in touch

michele said...

Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

Anonymous said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

Doreen said...

This is just stunning Shirley,love the

Jack said...

Wow where do I start! This is such a gorgeous card. Love the image and the fab colouring. And what a lot of work adding all of those dots! Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

Nadine said...


ein Traum, wunderschön.
Da stimmt einfach alles.
Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Cutie Sunday,

Liebe Grüße Nadine

Craftyanny said...
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Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Really sweet! It's amazing! I love all these circles!

Thanks for playing with us @ Craft Us Crazy!

Jennie said...

This is really pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Dream Valley this week.

Dr Sonia S V said...

So lovely. Thank You for dropping by my blog. Such gorgeous and breathtakingly beautiful creations. I am glad I found your blog
Becoming a follower ASAP.

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