Tuesday 25 August 2009


Three challenges on one card here. Firstly I used's Carole's really great sketch from Friday Sketcher, secondly Penny Black Saturday want to see real or faux stiching on your card and thirdly Daring Cardmakers would like an anniversary card.

I've used chalk pencils to colour this Penny Black teddy in and I'm pleased with the soft effect these produced on the little guy!! Going to try them on a hedgehog next. On the heart I used gold crystal lacquer covered with Glamour Dust and I so love the result. Expect many Christmas cards with baubles coloured in this way this year!!

Papers are from Venaissance pad by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and I've used a Martha Stewart punch on the middle border strip. A Cuddly Buddly sentiment and some flowers from Wild Orchid finish it off.

Here's what happened when Ben got hold of my acrylic blocks and some Christmas embellishments and mixed them with his own!! At least he had huge fun but it took AGES to tidy up!!


Maria Therese said...

cute card

Beryl K said...

This is just lovely Lynn, brilliant idea with the heart it looks great. Many thanks for your comments
Beryl x

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the colours and the background paper is stunning!! and I love the glittery heart!

SueH said...

It looks like Ben is having fun there Lynn. May be we’ll be seeing a few of his cards entered in the dare soon!
Your card is really cute this week. I love that stamp.

Thanks for ‘daring to join in this week.

Annie said...

no! no! no! you are not to get me started on any new colouring mediums! I do like the sparkle on that heart .. .. how did you do it again?!
hope you and Ben are having fun.
hugs, annie x

jo said...

ahh stunning card ,hun, love the image:) huggs jo x

Rika said...

Cute card!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lynn!! What a fabulous creation!! Love the glittery heart!! :) And uh-oh....someone was messing with mum's stuff!! :) What a cutie!!

Sue said...

I love your faux stitching and tiny hearts in the corner Lynn.
Looks like Ben is having fun!
Sue x

having a {me} day said...

Fab card! Love how you've done the heart. katxx

LOUISE said...

Hi Lynn, hope you are well. Great card, love the colour combo. Look like Ben had lots of fun! Lou x

tracie said...

Oh wow Lynn fabulous card, love the gorgoeus colour scheme and this cute bear.. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
Tracie :)x

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card Lynn...love your cute image and great stitching and hey Ben is having fun...making a start on his christmas cards......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Such a cute card...love the o
image and sparkle heart!
Thanks for joining us at FS.

Pauline C said...

Hi Lynn - love your sweet image - really pretty card. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

theneon said...

This is such a happy card and I am sure Ben is a big help. LOL