Monday, 23 February 2009

Penny Black Birthday Card

Got to love this ridiculously indulgent cat and his cute mouse friend in this Penny Black stamp. I added a load of dew drops (by Robins Nest) randomly to look like bubbles. Coloured with Copic markers, I left the design really simple as the stamp is such a busy little image.


It's Pancake Day here in the UK tomorrow - yes it really does exist. The pancakes we eat are similar to the French crepes rather than the more substantial ones in the USA, we eat them with lemon juice and sugar, and jolly delicious they are too. Very more-ish. There are all sorts of ancient customs and traditions as well, some towns have pancake races (no the pancakes don't run, the contestants run holding a pan with a pancake, tossing it as they go). There are probably pancake gluttony contests somewhere as well, now I could be a winner if I entered that one.

24 comments:

Tasha said...

Wow what a card its so pretty
love tasha xx

AUsome mom said...

Great card!! and YES, I LOVE the PP images! I will be making many cards with those. Oh, and I LOVE pancakes! Of course, I have the US kind and they will pack on the pounds if you eat them too often. But, hey, indulgence in moderation isn't soooo bad. Have a great week and thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

Kay said...

Oh, pancake day! I had forgotten all about that... maybe I will surprise my DH by making him some UK pancakes and then tell him he can't put maple syrup on them.
V. cute card - love it!

Olde Country Creations said...

This is such a darling card! Love it.

Pancake Day....how fun!! Enjoy a pancake for me! >:0)


Tonya

orchids R4me said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love what you did with the dew drops it stands out so wonderful!! I LOVE IT!!!!
as you said its a busy already and you added just enough to make it beautiful!!! and your own....

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I was just looking at this stamp the other day... it is so cute.. you did a great job with it. Hope you enjoyed your pancakes :-)

Kath said...

gorgeous card En....and I love that cute kitty...and how you added the dew drops...thanks for joining in the fun at PBSC this week
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Kath said...

Sorry En...I got a little bit confused and thought you had entered this for this week's challenge....oh dear...isn't it going to be another confused day.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Dawny P said...

Well firstly, the card En, it is so pretty. I love the expression on the cat's face. A fabulous image xxx And secondly, ohhh I am so with you re the pancakes. I love them!! And pancake races are a bit strange when you think about it, but I guess that's British eccentricity for you :))) I'm never sure whether to have lemon and sugar or maple syrup. So I have to have both, for research purposes obviously!!! Enjoy yours xxxxxx

scotspanda said...

lmao at the thought of the pancakes racing :o)

gorgeous card, its a really lovely image

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Gvendalen said...

It's card so cute! I love this image and coloring

Norine said...

Happy Pancake Day to you
love the card the stamp is really cute
Hugs
Norine

Elaine said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the reminder about Shrove Tuesday. It was always our favorite dinner night growing up. English pancakes, now I make them occasionally for my family and they love them too.

Justine said...

Love those dew drops, fab card as always Enfys!!!
Justine x

Carol said...

Fabulous En, that's what ill be doing later but not with a mouse ofn the floor!!
Love that image and those dew drop thingy's :)

Hugs
Carol x

Velta said...

How adorable is this stamp...you colored the image so wonderfully...good thing I'm eating an ice cream sandwich right now...or I would be at your house eating pancakes :)

loopylou said...

this is sooo cute enfys, i love the little drops for bubbles.xxx

kisatrtle said...

I love that little stamp image. BTW I was so happy to hear that you don't look back at these hectic "my kids are young and always in my hair" as the best time of your life. I loved your last comment. Been there, done that and glad I made it through. LOL

I'm taking my DD for her first pedicure tonight. I thought we both deserved some pampering.

Happy Pancake day..guess I was early the last time I offered.

Crystal said...

This is so absolutely adorable!! I love the way you used the skittles as bubbles! So cute! I always look forward to checking your blog because your work is so amazing!! TFS!

Sharon Caudle said...

heehee....love that kitty, Enfys!! Your card is sooo adorable!! Enjoy your pancake day tomorrow! Sounds deliciuos!!!!

Shirley said...

Too too cute~ Your card is so fun and pretty too!

Heather Bares said...

so cute!

Tip Top said...

Hehehe! Fab image!

scrapn_momof2 said...

I just adore this stamp. All of your cards are just amazing!!