*** Crafting and General Life from Becky and her little sidekick Dylan ***

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - No Patterned Paper

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for our 'Funky Christmas' challenge, hoping to see you all again this week for our challenge which is 'No Patterned Paper'.
Here is the card I made for the challenge this week, I must apologise for the photo quality, I took a snap and then sent it to my friend, then when I uploaded it, it was not as I'd expected it to be! So sorry about that!!
I decided to try to do something exciting with an embossing folder for this challenge. I embossed onto black card, and as it didn't have a white core to sand down I rubbed over the embossing with a white crayon.
I stitched around the outside with some silver cross stitch thread and added my Penny Black teddy and a magnolia sentiment. The teddy was coloured simply with 'Poppy' and 'Cool Grey 2' Pro Markers but I really liked the effect!
I hope all your Christmas preparations are coming along nicely. I got loads of shopping done on Thursday night and it wasn't busy at all so it was very relaxing and stress free, I'm quite impressed with how easy this year's preparations seem to have gone (so far of course!!)
Love Becky xx


Mephisto said...

I think das a wonderful Card Becky.
I like the Embossed Paper on it.


Rach said...

love this card Becky, great image, love how you have done the embossed panel with the crayon rubbed on top, it looks really effective.
boy it must be so nice to be so organised for christmas...I haven't bought one single thing yet!!!!
scary! lol
Hugs rachxx

Jilli said...

Fab card Becky, love the embossing and the white crayonning looks so effective. Jillix

Joy said...

Wonderful embossed effect xx

debby4000 said...

Lovely card, great cute image and love the embossed panel.

Jac said...

Wow Love this card it is very effective, stunning. xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Love this Becky - your colouring is perfect!

Jeannette said...

Greta Card Becky, I love the bear, he's so cute.

Happy Crafter said...

Great card Becky i love the embossed panel and the cute image :)
Your blog is looking a Lot like christmas love it :)
Val xxx

Natalie said...

Great card Becky. x

Kath said...

fab card as usual Becky and well done you with your Christmas prep..I will be doing mine on Christmas Eve I think
Have a great weekend

Chrissie said...

Such a sweet card Becky, love how you've coloured him! I may join in this challenge (if I can find the time!)
Glad to hear your shopping trip went so well.

Kim Piggott said...

Wonderful Becky!
Love your image and colouring.
Your embossed card looks great.
kim xxx

Marcea said...

Hi hun, lovely card - love the white crayon over the embossing and that thread is gorgeous. I am impressed with your shopping skills, lol - well done ... I haven't really started yet - eek

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous card Becky ,love the embossing and the cute image ,Dawnxxx

WeirdCat said...

This is lovely in its simplicity

ink'n'rubba said...

stunning card Becky in red white and black. enjoy your weekend. hugs, annie x

Jill said...

another gorgeous card Becky, love the colour scheme and I love the cute image he's gorgeous hugs Jill x

nessy said...

adorable card becky ~love the bold colours ~ love the embossing!!
vanessa xx

Wendy said...

Great card Becky
Wendy x

Claireabelle said...

Gorgeous card Becky, i love the balck and red.

tracie said...

Hi ya Becky, hope your having a good weekend. Oh I love this cute ted and the black and red look gorgeous - love the stitching too. Fab work hun.
Love xmas backgound on your blog - very festive !!
Tracie :)x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card again Becky...love your colour combo on this one and such a cute image coloured perfectly.
Like what you've done with the embossing,brilliant,must have a go.
Pleased to hear you're ready for santa,i haven't even started yet,
Take care
San x


Hi Becky this is such a gorgeous card hun, i just adore the image what an adorable little bear!!! hugs Linda x

♦-♦-Elaine-♦-♦ said...

Its beautiful Becky... I love it!

I have left you something on my blog ;)

Elaine x

Pauline C said...

Fab card becky - very festive! lOve the crayon idea. Hope youa re having a good weekend
Pauline x

stampingheaven said...

Adorable as always, Becky. Hope you are well!

Lynsey said...

Hi Becky
This is a lovely card, I really like your colour scheme.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Lynsey said...

Hi Becky
This is a lovely card, I really like your colour scheme.
Hugs Lynsey :)

NGCARDS said...

This card is gorgeous hun =) You seem to love using this embossing folder! lol xxx

CraftyC said...

A real sweetie. Love the colour combo!

She said...

Lovely card Becky. Well done you! xxx

Kate Lewis said...

It's even better in real life!! Thanks you thank you, I love it -I was wondering how you got that background effect!! Hugs K xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Becky. Love the embossing and that little bear is so cute. I do like all the little details you put on your cards.
As for Christmas ... not even going there yet, I have Ellie's, my nephew's and the little boy I mind birthday this weekend, so maybe after that LOL!!
Cathy xx