Penny Black Summer fun card

A few weeks ago I bought a new Penny Black stamp and have only just got around to using it. I love this cute girly image. There were so many challenges this week for colourful and summery cards that I just had to use these gorgeous echo park papers. They are so pretty and I really enjoyed putting this card together to make a summer garden scene. Lots of layers and I pricked around the edges as this is one of my favourite techniques. I wanted to make one of those whirly things that whiz round when the wind blows so I  put the 3 flowers close together and added a stripy stick to get the effect.  For a change I used my pastel pencils on my image, that have not seen the light of day for several years. Yes, YEARS. I didn't blend or shade with them. I just went straight in and laid lots of thick colour on to match my papers. I wanted the colouring to look "childlike" to go with the image and it worked well. I left her face white as I had no shade in my pastel pencils that was pale enough. I think it looks ok. There are just tons of challenges I made this card for and they are all listed below. I found a new challenge called  This looks to be a great fun linky party and I was eager to enter. All you do is list the recipe you used ( you only need to actually use 1 item from a given list) I used the theme of Cheryl's card and the recipe I used is here:-      
                                                   I used some primary colours
                                                   Pastel pencils (colour medium)
                                                   Echo park papers
                                                   Penny Black image
                                                   Pricking (technique)
challenge list:-                     Summertime                             The sun is out  Summer fun   Summertime      Anything goes      Pick a  bunch of flowers Anything goes Hot summers Summer Use stripes Auburn hair Spots or stripes Anything goes Square card+piercing For the kids Photo inspired Spots and dots Summertime Stripes and dots Anything goes Sizzling summer+lace/ribb./twine etc( I used tiny gold beaded edging) Anything goes linky party Anything goes No standard card Colours of the rainbow Flower power One for the girls Summertime Anything goes                                  


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Shirley,love the

Catherine said...

Cool card and thats an impressive list of challenges!

KraftyKoolKat said...

A really gorgeous card Shirley. Love it.


jackiescrafts said...

This is a great card I love the bright colours
Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

Jackie x

Sheryl said...

Hi Shirley! This is such a soft and pretty card! That soft aqua color is my favorite. I find myself using it ALL the time! I love the banner and how you placed your pretty flowers. It looks great!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed for our "HOT" challenge!
Hugs, Sheryl

Line´s world said...

so cute your card! Thanks for joining us at Kartenallerlei
hugs Line

Janet said...

Fabulous little card and I love the bunting. Just reminds me of garden fetes. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Anne-Marie said...

Love the the the banner....did I mention the flowers? 'em...ha!

Winnie and Patty said...

Shirley--this is so cute! Love your coloring! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Janeen said...

oh my sakes, you really have a list there, how do you gals keep track of all these challenges. wish i were so organized. Anyway, I love the adorable way you colored your image and the thought you pu into the whirly-gig. Thanks for sharing your creation with friends of Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps in the Anything but a regular card challenge.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just so sweet and adorable. I love that banner going across the top. This is the cutest ever. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a thrill to visit and see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

wow shirley !!what a cute image !!n what a lovely card for sure !!

Davi said...

Darling card Shirley with all the wonderful elements and cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at Cutie Sunday….


Steph said...

What a cutie pie image!!! Love that banner too! THanks for joining us on Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

MGB said...

Nice card, I love the colours. Saw it on MIM.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dropped in seeing your card on Make it Monday. The banner idea is so cool!

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jill said...

beautiful card love your new stamp and the little flags aww so cute thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Tracey T said...

Very cute - love the bunting! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card.

Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Angel

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

Wow what a fabby card loving those swirly flowers and the bunting...

See you soon.



Ann Whitfield said...

This is such a lovely card Shirley, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

The Stamper's Touch said...

Well now you have me on a quest to get this adorable stamp!!! How sweet, especially paired up with these fabulous papers! Love the bunting too. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed "Hot" Challenge.


Chrissy said...

Beautiful bright happy the flowers and the bunting.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Tracey said...

This is wonderful Shirley, I love everything about it (especially the bunting) :)
Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend & Good Luck!

DeeDee said...

Wow... this card is gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Hanna and Friends this week!


Daisychain said...

Thanks for joining our ‘Summertime’ challenge at Creative Inspirations with such a lovely card. Good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Christine x

Linda McClain said...

Oh, I;m so glad you played along with us at Catered Crop (and thanks for the kind shoutout). Your card is adorable. Love he banner.

Doris P. said...

Oh, it´s very cute! Thanks for joining us at Kartenallerlei!
Hugs Doris

kath said...

beautiful card..thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Fiona said...

lovely cheery the bunting.

thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Wedgie said...

That is such a cute card, I love it! Really sweet image. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

sari said...

Awwww... This is truly such a sweet & girly card! That image is cute and your banner fantastic!! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Kathy D. said...

You nailed the fun summery card feeling to a "t". love the papers you used as they are PERFECT!!
Thanks for going Auburn with us at The ABC Challenge.

Gale said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing your "HOT" project with us at Fresh Brewed Designs! :) Gale

Ellie said...

What a darling card Shirley. Love that cute image, the colors look amazing and love the sketch!!

Crafty Lynz said...

ahhhhh this is mega cute!!

Thanks for joining at at SFC, L xx

Astrid said...

Just love it!! It`s so super cute Shirley:-))
Lovely colours and a great design.

Thanks for joining us at Sukkers√łtt and good luck!!

Hugs Astrid:-)

Thanh Vo said...

Great pennants, Shirley! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar in our anything goes challenge.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, gorgeous card.

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the banner. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Kerrie said...

Sweet card... love the bunting...

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Connie M. said...

Oh this is just too cute! Thanks so much for playing in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!

Kathy D. said...

Wanted to let you know The ABC challenge will be back!!! Check out the blog for the update

Suzie McFloozy said...

This is very pretty - love the bunting x
Thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Cheryl said...

Your card is adorable! I love the banner.

~Cheryl~ - Guest Chef at the Catered Crop
**Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!**

Anonymous said...

This is adorable! Love the banner and all the other wonderful little details.

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