Saturday, 4 June 2016

PBSC June - Birthdays & Blog Hop!

It's the first Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge...not only that, but this month we're celebrating our 8th birthday, so as well as our usual challenge, we're having a fun blog hop too!


The theme of this month's challenge is...of course:

'Birthdays!'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

In addition, there are some fabby little prizes on offer on some of the stops on the 'hop'...I have a cute kitty cling stamp as a blog prize for one lucky commenter on my blog:


To be in with a chance of winning, please leave a link to your entry for this month's PBSC 'Birthdays' challenge with the linky at the bottom of this post, and a comment on this post to let me know that you 'hopped by'!

My card is for my Dad's birthday later this month. I used one of the cute pups from the 'Man's Best Friend' set, which I coloured using watercolour pencils. I combined him with papers from the 'Recollections - Awesome Boy' pad by Michaels. I doodled some simple borders using a black gel pen, the added a couple of sentiments (from the 'Big Messages' set by Paula Pascual, and the 'You & I' set by Clearly Besotted).


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:


The next stop on our birthday blog hop is the lovely Lorraine...but before you hop off, don't forget to leave me a comment & a link to your PBSC 'Birthdays' challenge entry for a chance to win my blog hop prize.



41 comments:

Margreet said...

Gorgeous masculine card with great coloring of that funny stamp!
xxx Margreet

aussie aNNie said...

Sheer cuteness and sure to bring a smile to anyone...lovely stamp and card...enjoy your weekend.xx{aNNie}

Sharon said...

love this cheeky, laughing doggy! Great card.
Sharonx

Rachael Evans said...

Fantastic layout - I love the papers you used to set off this cheeky chappie! Thanks for entering our challenge at Crafting with friends Good luck - hope to see you again soon! x

Lucy Woods said...

Aww what a fun stamp! Doesn't he make you feel so happy! I love the papers and layout too! Perfect design for a male!
Lucy x

JoAnn said...

Love your card with all the layers and the cute pup. Perfect for any male.

Julye said...

Love this card that pup is just super cute and I'm sure your dad will love it , there really are some super cards on the birthday hop.

Maria Alder said...

I love your card Helen, he is so cute !
Had a look at some of your other works,
they are all great.
Maria x

Crafty She said...

Hi Helen, I love your card...It certainly raises a big smile :) Thanks also for the chance to win. x

Greta said...

Your card just makes me happy, Helen! Great use of that darling doggy image!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet birthday card for your dad!

Kath said...

A great card and layout - I can almost hear the pup laughing!
Kath x

Lou said...

Such a fun stamp and I love your choice of papers with the addition of the doodled borders! Will be back soon to add a linky. Lou x

Sande said...

Great guy card. The image is super and can't help but make you feel happy.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Helen, love the cute stamp and fab papers
Lorraine x

Sue from Oregon said...

Perfect card for you Papa-and glad to have it made well ahead of time LOL! ♥ Sue Kment

Gibmiss said...

Hi Helen
Fabulous card... Love the cute Doggie...
Hugs Sylvie x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful happy and cut card.
Gr, Elly

Deloris said...

Your little doggie is adorable!

A splash of color said...

This little image is too cute.. what a fun card for any one..

Isobel said...

Great project Thank-you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore
Good luck in the challenge x

Sandy said...

Yeah!!!!! I no longer have worms!!!
sandy xx

Brawny said...

Great carc x

Jessica Lin said...

So cute! Loving all the layers!

Carol L said...

I can't stop giggling over this happy little pooch! He's adorable! I love all the doodling around the edges of the panels which just adds to the masculine cuteness of this fun card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How adorable is this happy dog! Such a cute card. Thanks for joining in at STB

Lori said...

Oh my goodness how cute is he?? LOL....thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Stephanie said...

Adorable card, thanks for the chance to win.

Bonnie said...

This happy pup made me laugh out loud, Helen! What a happy, festive card!

Tirpuunen said...

I admire your way of using papers and lines in your cards, I´ve learned a lot from you! Thank you for sharing your work with us!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute card

Sabrina said...

What a cute and fun card!!! I love that puppy dog!!!

Valerija said...

What a very sweet and lovely card.
Valerija xx

Lynne in NI said...

I love Penny Black critters, and your happy dog is adorable! I'm sure your Dad will love this too :)

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautiful muted tones and such a fun image!

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great man's card and i so love your cute dog image, they are my favourites, Luv Sam x

Aartje said...

I love this happy dog. My son would love to have one but my husband hates dogs. So no dog here in the house.
Hugs Aartje

Liselot said...

Great masculine card! Beautiful papers and cute stamp!
Liselot

Dot said...

Gorgeous card, I love the cute PB image and your colouring is perfect- a typical 'Helen' card ;) , thanks for a fun blog hop,
Dorte xx

Mary-Anne V said...

Adorable image and great masculine card.

Christy Designs said...

Love your masculine card with cute dog image!