Blossoms and bows

This is my Penny Black DT card for the month of April. The challenge is "Blossoms and Bows" and runs for the whole month of April. I f you would like to show off your creations pop over to the Penny Black and More blog to get the details of the challenge. This is a nice easy challenge, so show us your gorgeous cards and you have a chance to win some fabulous craft goodies.
This Penny Black Image seemed  perfect for the look I wanted. Fresh and clean looking. I added a slight dusting of Turquoise chalk to the flower and Butterflies using some cotton wool but it does not show on the photo. I tried several times to get a better photo but to no avail.The chalking really helps in linking the image with the coloured card and looks much better in real life.  I used a bold floral DP so did not want to over embellish the card. I added just a few sparkly turquoise gems, lace, a bow and sentiment. I hope you like it.
I have just noticed the lace is a bit skew whiff so I will amend that before sending it off to someone.
I have entered my card into a few challenges listed below. Ribbons and blooms/ Ends 9th April Floral delight/ Ends 15th April Birthday/celebration/Ends 10th Anything goes/ Ends 16th April Birthdays/ Ends 14th April Music/ Ends 10th April Things with wings/Ends 10th April Anything + ribbon/ Ends 10th April Flower power/Ends 16th April Anything but square/ Ends 10th April Anything goes/ Ends 11th April Movement (flying butterflies) Ends 12th Birthdays/ Ends 12th April Any + sparkle (sparkly gems) Ends 12th Anything goes/ Ends 12th April Scallops/ Ends 12th April Black &White + 1 /Ends 29th  Anything goes/ Ends 29th April Butterflies/ Ends 30th April Dewdrops/ 13th April Anything goes/ Ends 12th April Use a stamped image/ Ends 13th April


Mrs O crafty blog said...

Such a beautiful card, thank you for joining in at happy campers, Pauline x

Eileen said...

Wow Shirley, what a stunning card. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

Chris said...

Gorgeous card. The image is lovely and the soft turquoise contrasts so beautifully with the black and white! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Really pretty Shirley. Love the colours.


cebelica said...

I just stopped by at your blog to tell you that I absolutely love your card. It's so stylish and elegant. Gorgeous in every single way. Hugs! xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Stunning work! Thanks for playing in the Floral Delight Challenge at Crafting For All Seasons!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

linda said...

hi shirley, beautiful card and so stunning in black, white and blue; i love the lace ruffles too.

pinky said...

Stunning card, love the lace and ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time.

Jac said...

Gorgeous, love all the elements to this, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Tracey Murphy said...

Such a beautiful, elegant card Shirley! Love the gorgeous turquoise with the black and white. Thank you for sharing with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.
Tracey x


Gorgeous card Shirley thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne xx

Ellie said...

Love your card Shirley. Your design is simply stunning, the black, white and touch of turquoise looks so beautiful!

Jennifer LaVite said...

Beautiful colors and I love the lace. Thanks for playing at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges. Jennifer

paper fun said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your color theme and the lace. Such a lovely, elegant card.

Thanks for joining our Birthday challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge.


jonim52 said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at PTT.

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Inkypinkydelights said...

This is lovely. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT

Mema's Crafts said...

Simply lovely especially the colors. Thank you for taking time to play with us at Mema's Crafts and we hope to see back again real soon.


Don't forget to enter the blog giveaway if you desire and if you haven't already entered.

Bea und Doreen said...

amazing card - looks so elegant.
Love it
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
Doreen xx

brenda said...

Hi Shirley,

Bit late arriving, seems to be taking me forever to getting sorted after being away.

Soft blue with black really does look very striking on your pretty card.

B x

Claire said...

Hi Shirley, what beautiful delicate card. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

Judith said...

such a pretty card - just love the lovely design- thank you for playing along at delightful challenges this week hugs Judith

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! Gorgeous card!! So elegant and pretty! Love it!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Denise @ kc242 said...

What a sweet card! Love your color choices!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

Janis said...

This is gorgeous. I love the colors and the lace. Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. Come back again Monday for the start of a brand new challenge. :) Janis

sassy said...

wow what a superb and such stunning card thanks for sharing it with us CRAFTY CATZ hugs sassyxx

Tracy said...

Hi Shirley
Fabulous creation, beautiful image and design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

MaryH said...

This is a most lovely card. Enlarged, the touch of chalk does indeed show...very pretty & effective too. Love all the lace that you have as a border. TFS

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful card. Love the blue and black together.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the floral image and the colours and the lace are gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Shirley, love the stamp and the black and white colours effected with turquoise. Beautiful card.
Lots of sunny greetings;-))m

Sue said...

A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.

Claudia said...

Such a beautiful card.

susiestacey said...

Pretty card Shirley, the delicate lace at the bottom looks gorgeous x Susan x

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Eileen said...

Stunning, love the colour. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Shirley

Gabrielle said...

Love thisLOTS! Thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts Butterfly challenge! Gx

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