Penny Black / kindness at Christmas

A little kindness and love go a long way at Christmas and as the saying goes "It is better to give than to receive". I surprised an old friend a few days ago and the smile and joy on her face I will treasure. My Christmas wish is that we don't forget to give that little extra, not just at Christmas but all year round.

The Penny Black image I used on this card is a huge favourite of mine for the simple reason it reminds me that giving at Christmas makes me feel good.
I wanted to make a Scandinavian  type card and the colours I used worked perfectly for me. It was not difficult to make and it all came together pretty quickly. I used minimal colouring as the papers are very bold and I managed to find a couple of Promarkers as near to the colours in my designer paper as possible. I used deep red velvet ric rac and a tassel which I have had in my stash for literally years. Very minimalistic in embellishments due to the bold papers.

I have entered my card into the challenges listed below.


Whisper said...

Aaah how gorgeous and i'm loving the colour combination and that super velvet ric rac too, Luv Sam x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Gorgeous card Shirl. Xxxx

Wedgie said...

Fab last minute Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Basslady said...

what a supercute card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

NGCARDS said...

A great Christmas card! Thanks for playing at PBSC and all the best for the festive season! xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. I love the cute image and beautiful papers.
Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Shelly Schmidt said...

Absolutely darling!!! Love the sweet image- and the DP is perfect to match this image. Saw you on MIM- here for a closer look : )

Sherryn said...

gorgeous card, saw it on MIM xx

Darcy Schroeder said...

Such a cute card using red, white, and blue!! Love the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous hun - love the chilly blue colour x

Sylvia Anderson said...

So pretty, I like the unusual colours x

Thank you for joining in our challenge (Through The Purple Haze) good luck x

fiona henderson said...

This is a super Card but unfortunately you have entered too many challenges, our limit is sorry.

Have a wonderful Christmas

fiona DT

Janette said...

Gorgeous card and love the colours...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is lovely, what a super card, Thank You for playing on My Time to Craft this week, Hope you have a lovely Festive Season, Love Hazelx

Ellie said...

Such a pretty card Shirley, beautiful sketch and colors!

Judy Corner said...

Very many thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

michele said...

Fabulous card Shirley! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Kat said...

What a sweet image and a lovely colour combo Shirley. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Dewi Lestari said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining at Heck of a Challenge: Colorful Christmas

Valchen said...

Lovely card! Thank for sharing this cute creation with us at Card Mania Challenge.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so endearing and beautiful Shirley.

Christmas Blessings.


Gail said...

Such a pretty color scheme. This is colored wonderfully and your paper and embellishment are perfect accents for this image! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week and hope to see you again soon! --Gail

Leanne said...

Super nice, great colors, and details are awesome. Thanks for playing our Winter/Holiday Challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

Leanne DT@OCS!

McCrafty's Cards said...

gorgeous card, I like the image and the embellishments, Thanks for playing along with us at Heck of a Challenge this month, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Lisa Mensing said...

Beautiful card! Love the image and colors you used. Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts.

Helene Siermans said...

This is a wonderful Christmas Card perfect in every way. This is what Christmas should be all about, right? KINDNESS
Love it!
Thank you for joining our Christmas Challenge at Ruby's Rainbow! Good luck!

Linby said...

oh Shirley-love the look of this card, so pretty and you really got the Scandinavian feel nailed.
Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014.
Lynn x

Vicki said...

Beautiful card, Shirley! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at CropStop!

Jane said...

What a gorgeous image & colours you have used. Thank you for playing along with us at PFP & good luck. Jane x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card U can't beat Penny Black stamps love them, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)

Natascha said...

Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge this time. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Marie said...

Love your charming card. It looks great with it's fabby colour combo. Thanks for taking part in our Mega Christmas Challenge over at Passion for Promarkers.
Love n hugs¨

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