Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Penny Black Wk 53 & Friday Sketchers Ch 56

Well, its my first Christmas card of the year.... in June..... I thought I'd make an early start on them this year as I was just so sick of them by the time Christmas came around last year. I'm going to try and do at least one a week from now on!!!

This card is for two challenges; Penny Black are celebrating their first birthday and you have to make a card for a celebration and I have used the fab sketch from Friday Sketchers Challenge 56.

As you can see, I have made a card and matching envelope combo.

The penny black image is coloured with distress inks and I have also distressed the edges of my oval with broken china ink.

The papers are from DCWV and the embossed panel has been done with my snowflake embossing folder. The sentiment is computer generated using the font lucinda handwriting.

I did a bit of recycling with the white twill that goes across the middle of the card. Jeff's parents were recently here and his mum brought over a tea towel that she got for 1p from the recent promotion at M & S, well the tea towel was folded up and this twill was tied around it, just perfect for a card!!!

Finally a picture of the inside.

Card/Paper: White and red card, DCWV - Christmas Wishes
Stamp: Penny Black - Hedgy Shuffle
Colouring: Distress inks - fired brick, peeled paint, broken china, antique linen, tattered rose, vintage photo, walnut stain
Embellishments: jewels, twill from M & S!!
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, snowflake embossing folder, water brush.
Thanks for looking x


  1. Stunning card Liza, I'm so impressed with your aim to make a card a week for Christmas, wish I could be that organised - as if !

    B x

  2. I love this card Liza, the colours are so traditional and the little hedgies are mega cute...I don't even seem to be able to think about Christmas at the moment...well done you for making a start :) Donna x

  3. Fab card, Liza! Such cute hedgies. :)

    I really need to make a start on Christmas cards soon, although I suppose I should get Father's Day done first! LOL!

  4. Oh this is gorgeous, wonderful Hedgies and brilliant christmas colours.

  5. Wowww Liza,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  6. Love it - love the stamp and layout - Great card


  7. Good morning Liza, wow what a stunning christmas card, i love the penny black image and those fabulous papers. I hope you have a fabulous day, hugs Linda x

  8. A beautiful card Liza, I so love these cute Penny Black images, and you have created a gorgeous card xxx

  9. wow what a beautiful card, lovely colours

  10. Beautifully crisp and clean card - well done!

    Stef x

  11. This is just beautiful. Love it. Thanks for joining in at Friday Sketchers this week. Hugs Jeanette xx

  12. I love visiting your fabulous blog dear your cards are always so inspirational and this is no different just pefect in everyway. Thanks for joining PB this week
    Hugs jacqui x

  13. Wonderful Christmas card! I'm working on mine early too. It really helps at crunch time!
    Love this image. So cute! The inside is adorable too and love the matching envelope! Great job!

  14. Gorgeous card i love this one Lisa.
    Love the image,your colouring the inside the matching envelope and the papers wow i would be over the moon to recieve a card like this its stunning.
    Val xxx

  15. Such cute cards!! I wanted to say thanks for hopping over to my blog and becoming a follower :) Your blog is adorable!


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Liza x