Thursday, August 1, 2013



I created this little scene by combining several Penny Black images. I'm joining the challenge on the Penny Black blog to "Beat the Heat". You have until Monday, August 5th to enter. Complete challenge details are here.

My inspiration for this card came from the cheery red gingham ribbon that Peets R, a designer for Penny Black, often uses on her delightful cards. It always makes me smile! You can see what I mean here.

I used a die cut window as the base of my little scene, adding the kitty photographer from the wood block stamp Snap Shot. Fortunately, I amputated his little head so quickly he didn't even notice!

The little mouse gardener is from the transparent set, Garden Critters. I stamped the word "smile" (taken from a very large sentiment from the Edge to Edge set)onto a speech bubble made with a Penny Black creative die from the Tagged set.

All in all, the red gingham and the adorable critters from Penny Black made me smile .... big!!

We are enjoying a rather mild temperature August day here in Alabama. Back to school occurs in a little more than a week. Kids in Alabama return to school while it is still pretty hot and humid. So glad you came to visit!!


Kim Boucher said...

I love this one. It does make me smile. I sure needed this one today. Love you so very much!

Barb said...

Judy, this is sheer delight! What a darling card! Love all the little details and adorable images!

Penny Ward said...

Judy...granted your card is adorable...however, I am rolling on the floor laughing over your instructions for amputating his little head...poor kitty! I may have to call Animal Control on you! :)

Dawn Turley said...

totally awesome Judy. It's a gorgeous card.

Greta said...

Back to school?! Wow--sure is a different schedule in the south! Saw this adorable card on Flickr--just wonderful, Judy!

Rosemary said...

super adorable little scene, judy!!

Sally said...

This card made me smile big, too, Judy! Love the kitty photographing the hard-working little mouse! The red and white gingham makes this scene so happy! You have a wonderful way of storytelling!