Saturday, January 05, 2013

January Blues


It's time for another challenge on Penny Black Saturday Challenge and this month its the January Blues. Now I was determined not to do another Christmas card but the only Penny Black images I had coloured were Christmas ones or this one.
Now this image is tricky to make a card cos it doesn't fit a normal square and yet a large card the mice seem lost so its a tall card and my poor brain only works in square although I quite pleased how this turned out.
First of all I have used Winter Wishes papers and the Romantic Rectangles which had to have a crafty cut and added a ribbon strip behind the images mat to make it longer to fit the image.
The swirl is the Harrington Vine from Simon Says Stamps and the flowers are MFT with  Bella bloom die centres again from Simon Says Stamps, the leaves are a Memory box die.
Because the width of the Romantic Rectangles is wider than the mice I had an awful lot of white space and then I decided to use the word dies again from Simon and since the mice were helping each other I thought the card would work for a love one doing a good deed.
Whoo Hoo I've been showcased on Less is More for my white anniversary card here.

56 comments:

  1. just beautiful, love the long design to this card with the super images and elegant details
    Hugs and Happy New Year to you
    Kate x

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  2. Fabulous design Debby those mice are just the cutest! Great idea to use the ribbon to make the die longer will have to remember that one! Congratulations on having your card featured, not surprised its a stunner!! x

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  3. Great card Debby. Your sentiment is perfect for that adorable image. Hugs Nina

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  4. Pretty card Debby, the shape worked really well.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  5. You can be really proud this card is just beautiful. Perhaps you should challenge yourself this year and make more of this larges cards.
    Sweet image, fab colors and perfect decoration. Love the word always.
    Hugs Sinikka

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  6. O, such a sweet card!! Made a card with the same stamp, a few weeks ago...So different. When I think about it I will post it next week!
    Have nice day!

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  7. This is just gorgeous,lovely image and colours.xxx

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  8. OH dear, another die 'needed' Debby !

    Really gorgeous card and love the colours.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

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  9. This is so adorable...love those little mice dangling!
    You have done an amazing job on this card Debby.
    Congratulations on being showcased on Less is More for your white Anniversary card!

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  10. Oh it's fabulous. A tall card always looks so elegant, just right for this image, the swirls and flowers finish it off just perfectly.
    Beryl xx

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  11. Your card is so sweet, woooowww !

    Have a nice weekend,
    hugs Erica ☼

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  12. Beautiful card Debby those little mice are so sweet. lovely colours and gorgeous dies.

    Anne

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  13. Awwww I love those cute mice. The colours and detailing are gorgeous too.

    hugs Sue

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  14. Such a lovely 'fresh' card Debby. Love the colours you have used and those flowers really are the finishing touch. Your anniversary card certainly deserved showcasing.
    Eileen x

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  15. Ohhh so gorgeous and romantic, love it!
    xoxo Anita

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  16. Hand over the card and no one will get hurt! Oh sweetie, this is AWESOME! Love it love it love it. Love the clean fresh crisp colours and those adorable meeces, and your perfect eye for detail ..... you leave me breathless sometimes you know. Hugs Sxx

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  17. Oh love this cute card Debby!!
    XXX Heidy

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  18. Love your PB cards and this one is so cute, love the long line of mice.

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  19. First: huge congrats on being chosen with that wonderful white card, well deserved Debby!!!
    This one is sooooooo cute, can hardly believe how shocked I would be if I had that many in my house lol!!!

    xx Irene

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  20. Another awesome and really cute card Debby. All your work is fantastic and congrats on being showcased.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  21. What a cute bunch!! Love your card and congratulations with your showcased card! Enjoy your weekend, Colinda

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  22. Prachtige kaart
    Groetjes

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  23. JUst GORgeous! FABulous colours. FABulous design Debby...LOve it.
    Chrissyxx
    Me thinks I will have to buy some Penny Black Stamps this year lol...

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  24. Gorgeous cards dearest Debby,love this adorable image^_^
    Big hug and happy weekend,
    Sonia

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  25. Not surprised in the least that you can figure out a way around a situation Debby! Fantastic card and it's a refreshing change from the good ole square :)S

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  26. This is gorgeous Debby. I love those cute mice and fab layout and colours too.
    Lorraine x

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  27. Beautiful card Debby, I like the image the colours the frame and the flowers.
    Kevin xx

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  28. Love your card Debbie! That long design is perfect for those adorable mice!
    Hugs
    Katherine

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  29. Hi Debby,
    gorgeous card, lovely design and beautiful die cut edges;-))m

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  30. love these mice Debby - just fabulous xx

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  31. Debby, this is just adorable.

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  32. Lovely card Debby, you have used a beautiful framedie and cute stamp, also love the colorcombo of white and turcoise
    hugs José

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  33. This is really sweet hun, love the image, fab layout and gorgeous colours. Hugs, Claire x

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  34. Just gorgeous, Debby! I've got to use my Simon Says word die yet!

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  35. I love it Debby, so pretty, yet super cute at the same time!
    Helen x

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  36. this is so cute Debby, love the stamp and the way you made the card.
    Hugs Gretha

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  37. Pretty card Debby and that image with all of those little little images are so adorable xx

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  38. Super cute card Debby! Love the mice and the gorgeous blue/white colour combo!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  39. ohh Debby this is gorgeous I love the way you've used the image and die, fab, thanks for your lovely comments hugs Jill xx

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  40. so gorgeous debby.i love the sweet mice and your white and blue colours are stunning :D

    xx coops xx

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  41. I just adore this card.

    Kath x

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  42. what a gorgeous and lovely card.

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  43. love love LOVE it!!!! Hugs Juls

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  44. Adorable card!! Such sweet little mice!

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  45. Gorgeous card! Those flowers are divine!! Hugs, Wends x

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  46. Gorgeous card! Those flowers are divine!! Hugs, Wends x

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  47. I LOVE the design of this card Debby! What a great way to use that rectangle die. Super cute meeses too. :-) Hugs!

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  48. Fantastic card, sooooo cute.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  49. Ich kann mich den Vorschreiberinnen nur anschließen, eine Hammerkarte, phantastisch.

    LG
    Ulla

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  50. Love your card Debby, those mice are so cute and am loving those flowers you've added.

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  51. Absolutely adorable, Luv Sam x

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  52. Aww this is so cute Debby! I love this stamp and the flower flourish is beautiful!

    Love Beth xx

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  53. Debby, you make the most wonderful cards! I just came across your blog, and fell in love! Gosh, if only I could be that talented! Thank you for sharing your gift with us!

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  54. Too many cards for me to comment on them all,Debby but I loved your Hope and your Sarah Kay and this one is adorable. My fave colours, gorgeous meeces, wonderful shape and lovely framing and flowers. Hugs, Lesley

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