Penny Black "Animal magic" challenge card

This little card is lovely but it drove me mad trying to get a good photo of it. I must have retaken the photo's 4 or 5 times and this is the best I could do.
This is my DT card for the" Animal antics" challenge for October at Penny black and More. I water coloured my image keeping the colours delicate due to the heavily patterned background paper. I used  pretty Petaloo flowers with sparkly gem centres. When I added my brads to the lace I spread the wings flat instead of poking them through my card.
I do hope you will join in with the challenge this month. There are several prizes up for grabs every month. Full details of the challenge and lots of inspiration from the DT can be found here.
I have entered my card into several challenges listed below. Anything goes Autumn colours/Ends 14th Oct Animals/ Ends 15th Oct. Anything goes Anything goes/ Ends 1st Nov. Anything goes/ Ends
Ends 25th Oct. Anything goes/ Ends 12th Oct. Anything goes/ Ends 8th Oct. Anything goes/ Ends Animals/ Ends 11th Oct. Sparkle, shine or gloss/ Ends 10th Oct Anything goes/ Ends 8th Oct. Floers/ Ends 11th Oct. Anything goes/ Ends 12th Oct. Anything goes/ Ends 18th oct.


Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card...fab image and

brenda said...

A lovely fresh colour pallet Shirley and the colours carry so nicely to the lace and embellies.

Thanks for another great DT piece, enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

B x

Ellie said...

Your card looks beautiful. I love that cute image, and the papers you used are gorgeous. Love the cute little flowers too! I had a really hard time photographing my card for this challenge too. Maybe all these animals didn't like to be in the spotlight LOL.

Angela B. said...

Love the different sizes of the flowers, the image is one of my faves! Thanks for sharing your creation and joining us at

Stamping Dragon Designs.

Angela Bonanno (DT Member)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Shirley. I haven't water coloured for ages, stuck on my Promarkers, I should turf them out and have a play again. Great idea of not putting the brads through the lace.


Sylvia said...
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Sylvia said...

Sorry about that, Shirley! What a sweet card, love that hedgehog image! Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Star.

purpleprincess2007 said...

Such a cute card sweetie - luv all the little details - thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody!
Hugs xx Cara xx DT

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Shirley, another of my favourite PB stamps, the flowers look lovely too. Take care x Susan x

Tracy said...

I love this cute image, gorgeous creation shirley.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Sweet card Shirley, the white daisies are perfect for your image.

Thanks for joining our Flower Challenge.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Delicious Doodles DT

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

Gaynor said...

Fantastic card, absolutely stunning, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x

Asha said...

Just so sweet, Shirley! Love the soft water colours, perfect against the background paper. I struggle with photograpgy issues too...I feel your pain!

Popped in from MIM#110. Thanks for visiting me and leaving a lovely comment.

Cheryl said...

oh gosh this is just such a super card love the image and the detail is just brilliant,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs Cherylxxxxx

Joanne Hood said...

A completely stunning and cute card. The image is lovely and the colour's are just perfect.

Thanks for joining us at

Jo.x (DT member)

linda said...

aww, this is so cute shirley! that little hedgie is adorable and i love how you added the white flowers to match the daisy and your soft colouring.

Mema's Crafts said...

this is so precious. Love the different sized flowers and that image is a real cutie. Thanks for playing along with us at Mema's Crafts and good luck. Remember every entry is a donation to BCA so tell your friends.

Loz said...

Fantastic card and colours. I spotted this on MIM...Loz

Pryn said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you chose the perfect paper to highlight that adorably sweet PB image! You were able to enter all of those challenges? YOU ROCK!!!!!

Brunis Allerlei said...

Wunderschöne Karte,gefällt mir sehr gut.

Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde

GLG Bruni

Angela said...

Gorgeous card! I love the this Penny Black stamped inmage and the adding of the flowers makes a fab effect.

Thanks for taking part in the Craftymess Anything goes Challenge with us.

Stamping Shanni said...

Shirley - terrific project and truly awesome blog. I love it. Saw the link on MIM.
Stamping Shanni

Judie SL said...

really gorjuss, well done on a fantastic make and thank you for joining us at Craftymess challenge blog

Judie xx

Bettina L. said...

What a precious hedgehog and I love how you've added the flowers, bling and lace. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Lisa S. said...

Sweet image and it is beautifully colored. Terrific card! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

Patricia Garcia said...

Fun card, love the color combo...Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss!!


Tamie said...

Awe super cute! I love what you created with this image and the papers are awesome. Sure glad you shared your inspiration over at MIM. Thanks for making my day.


Pat K said...

Adorable card with such a cute image. So glad I caught your lovely creation on MIM. Pat K.x

Sarah Mae said...

This image is so precious!!
Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon Designs for the Stamping with the Dragon Weekly Challenge!!

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…



Merry said...

What a fantastic card great layout and those brads looks so effective. Thanks for visiting over my way. :-) Saw you on MIM too.

suzARTe said...

Thanks so much for sharing this lovely project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.
Sorry it has taken so long to leave a comment. Just to let you know that the challenges are up and running again so hope you will continue to play along.

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