Sunday, 10 May 2009

Penny Black Saturday challenge - black, white + 1 other

It's time I got back on the challenge horse. I haven't done one for ages and seem to have got out of a regular crafting routine. Sooooo I'm back! I've had a go at this weeks Penny Black challenge which is to use black & white plus another colour. I love black and white on a card as it always looks so elegant. I also love the addition of another colour and usually add red or pink. I fancied a change this time and wanted to avoid red & pink. The colour I used was governed by what scraps I had in my box and it turned out to be blue! I've kept the card very simple and understated. I love the doggy image and wanted that to be the main focus. I always find it hard to keep my cards uncluttered but this one almost made itself. I'm rather partial to this card now it's finished - probably because that dog is so damn adorable (and I kinda like him in black).

I think I'm going to send this to my lovely Dad just to tell him that we love him :o)
Stamp - Penny Black (watercoloured)
Patterned paper - Patti picklicious
flower from stash
Black card embossed with divine swirls and outlined with white gel pen
Alphabet stickers - papermania


tracie said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jozza, love the blue and this doggy is fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC.. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Tracie :)x

bastelkueken said...

Your card is sweet and wonderful.. great design

pink lady said...

Fab card Jozza, loving that image I might just have to get myself on of those ! The colours work really well too.
Hope things are okay with you I'm only recently back to blogging land :)
Shelly x

Kath said...

gorgeous card the colour combo and yes that pupster is just the business isn't he...I'm sure your dad will love him too......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...Hugs Kath xxxx

Carol said...

Love the papers Jozza! and you're right...that dog looks fab coloured black :)

Carol x

Beth said...

This is such a fabulous card! I love the paper toy've used and the simple layout! Thanks for joining the PB challenge this week!
Beth xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

Wow, this is really cute! love the blue and black

Alex said...

I like your card! The dog is so cute!
Hugs, Alex

Anonymous said...

Aw what a great card .. !!!Jozza..
How nice of you to do that he will love it..Those papers are delish along with the stamp and scolloped card...great to catch up
Hope the sun is shining for you:) x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hello, my darling! :D

How are you? I never miss anything on your blog, so if the fabness of the cards you produce is any kind of measure of how you are, then you're brilliant!! ;o)

Loved Maddie's singing, too! Bless her cotton socks!

Big hugs to you,
Chris xx

Allison said...

fab card, I do love that stamp

Tip Top said...

Fab card! I do like that image too!