Penny Black celebration card

The challenge at Penny Black and More for the month of May is  London celebrations (Jubilee and Olympics). When I first saw the challenge I was racking my brain as to how I would make this card. I had an idea but did not think I could pull it off as I did not have the right stamps. This is where my good friend Tina stepped in and lent me the Bus and Big Ben stamps.
I wanted the scene to show the animals going on their way to the London celebrations. I coloured the flowers and snail shell, red, white and blue so they would work in with the scene. I added the cute hedgie with his balloon dropping in on the scene too. Tina came to my rescue, yet again, with the a length of British flag ribbon. I cut the ribbon into tiny flag shapes and glued them to a piece of twine. I stamped "have a great day" on the front of the Bus and the scene was finished. I was really pleased with the end result.
The DT have made stunning cards for your inspiration and Sponsors for the crafting goodies up for grabs this month, are, Penny Black, Sir Stampalot, Crimson Cloud and Crafts u love.
I have entered my card into several challenges which are listed below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ribbon  linky party anything goes  celebration 4 legged friends  letter "B"
I have "Bus" "Big Ben" and "Balloon" on my card.  Cities of the world


Shirl said...

Wow Shirley what a great friend Tina is for lending you these fantastic stamps and what a fabulous card you have made with them just perfect for our challenge.

Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous piece with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

brenda said...

A really great card Shirley and you have cleverly incorporated so much of all things London.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

B x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh wow! This is fabulous, I love that mouse riding the snail and colouring the snail shell in red white and blue is a fabulous idea, really gorgeous design. Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the way you have cut out the little characters...

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is one,stunning card,the detail on this is just amazing such a brilliant layout,bless you for playing at MMC,lEJ designs,and creative craft challenge this week,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great, funny and creative card :-).

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card, love the bus. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation Shirley, Lots of wonderful elements.
Have a good Bank Holiday
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Great card Shirley, love all the details and of course the sweet PB stamps x Enjoy the weekend x Susan x

scrappyjacky said...

Love your celebration card.

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Shirley, love the idea of the Hedgehogs going to the celebrations, and what a great friend to have with exactly the stamps you needed ! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

Linby said...

Fab card-just love how you coloured the snail, brilliant.
Lynn x

Tracey T said...

This is such a fun card, and very topical too! Love the way you've put all of the elements together. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Anonymous said...

hi shirley, how creative to use the different stamps to create such a fun card. i especially love how the snail is coloured up for the occasion.

Brodders said...

Love this :) Thanks for joining in over at Papertake Weekly - Jane x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Shirley,
gorgeous and funny card, great flag pennants, lol;-))m

Shelly said...

Gorgeous card Shirley! Love the mix of stamps! Very British... perfect for my challenge at Cupcake! Thanks for joining in, Shelly x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

So pleased I was able to help you out with the stamps. You did all the hard work and you've created such a fabulous card which I soooo love and the ribbon pennants are a fabulous idea.

Big hugs my lovely crafting buddy.


Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

marion82 said...

this is great sweetie!!Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

you can visit
for my free digis!!

Michelle said...

I love the cute little Hedgehogs and the Bunting, very appropriate!!:) Nice to see the OLD London Bus as well, very patriotic and nostalgic:)

Thanks for joining in at MMC and Good Luck!
michelle x

Kim said...

Great card! Love that bus. Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Ellie said...

Fantastic card Shirley. Love the cute row of critters and how you colored them matching the UK flag. Fabulous design too, love the flag banner!!

Ellie said...

Not sure if my first comment went through, just in case I am writing this again.
Your card is fabulous Shirley, I love the row of critters and how you colored the matching the UK flag. Love the design too with the fun flag banner.

Pam said...

Love that bus, too cute! Thanks for joining us this week!

Christine said...

What a suitable card for 2012. Love it! I have realy English stamps to try and use and seeing cards like yours give me inspiration!!! Thanks for joining us at LEJ this week xx

Jane said...

What a great Jubilee card...I must get one done as I have some lovely papers I got free with a magazine and they will never get used again ;0)
Saw you on MIM..hi!
Jane x

Stamping Shanni said...

Shirley - an amazing blog - beautiful colours and energy! I also love your card - saw it on MIM and had to stop by. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Stamping Shanni

Vicky said...

wonderful card - thanks for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create :)x

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a fab card sweetie. Yes Tina is a good pal to you but it all your crafting flair that has made it what it is.


Dora said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love the style and colours on your card. Thank you also for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Good luck xx

Irene said...

A brilliant card - I love it.
Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Fiona said...

fabulous card...

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Lorraine said...

oh wow i just love this card its fab,,thanks for joining us at MMC this month and goodluck xx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love all the stamps. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

gina g said...

Fabulous card hun. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is lovely, Thanks for playing on Papertake Weekly, Hazelxoxo

Helen said...

What a cute card, found you on MIM xx

Chris / CS Designs said...

Shirley, Stopping by from Make it Monday. Perfect card for a London celebration. Great colors too.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Karen said...

A wonderful card - so very creative!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

Michelle said...


Brilliant card!! Love the way you have combined the images.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Shirley !

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Shirley: What a pretty London card! Thank you for joining us for Challenge #12 – “It’s About Time” at Simply Create Too. Hope you join us for our new challenge that starts tomorrow?

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

michele said...

Fabulous card Shirley! Thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

Mrs.B said...

A wonderful card, and what a great friend lending you those stamps, just perfect for our challenge at FSC. Thanks for joining us this fortnight.

Fliss said...

Great card Shirley. Love the cute image and the lovely bunting.
Thanks for joining in with the FSC Challenge and wishing you good luck.
Fliss x

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