Penny Black and More, Outlawz Friday Copic Challenge

Good evening, and it's been a really lazy day at our house. Late this afternoon, I finally got myself together & went downstairs to finish up some cards that I worked on last night. Penny Black and More at Allsorts has a challenge going on for August with the theme of In the Garden. As I was digging through some UFO images, I found one that I thought would be perfect for this challenge, so off I set to make a card.

- PB stamp is Garden Treats (4134K), colored with copics, diecut with a S/Binder Label 2, sponged with DI Scattered Straw & Tea Dye while still in the die. Used some Glossy Accents on the hat ribbon and the shovel.

- cardbase is textured medium weight paper from a 12x12 DCWV Old World stack. It has a rather mottled look but it reminded me of sunshine.

- Prima 6x6 Zephyr Collection for the floral S/B deckled rectangle diecut, and for the MS Teardrop border punch trim

- Memory Box watercan diecut, from pearlized silver paper - then smudged with different black inks to get a weathered look. At the last minute, decided to use a MB Geneva Vine die to get a couple of posies to stick in the water can. Shaded just a tad with some red copics for the blossoms, then a green pen on the stems and hanging leaf.

- Fiskars bird wings squeezeable hand punch to get the teardrop sentiment, which was computer generated after I hunted for a Summer stamp...I have other seasons, but apparently no Summer!

I'm going to submit this to the Penny Black and More Allsorts August Challenge.

Thanks for joining me this evening, hope your day was pleasant (or lazy & relaxing - whatever you needed it to be). Come again soon. Hugs

Edit: Just found out this meets the Outlawz Friday Copic Challenge of  Hot Summer Fun. I saw lots of beach & water cards that are wonderful, but hey, some folks enjoy summer fun in their gardens. (Regretfully, I am NOT one of them! I have a SIL who says gardening is therapy. I say No, it is WORK!) Check out this challenge, perhaps join least see some lovely cards.  


  1. This is so cute!!!! Love this sweet image! Very pretty card!

  2. Love it! So cute and pretty too. Great addition of the watering can!

  3. Hi Mary. Super adorable image ... and love your coloring (always to amazing!). The watering can is a perfect little accent - love it! Loll xx

  4. That image is adorable, and you've colored it beautifully! Great job Mary, and good luck with your challenges! Hugs...

  5. hi mary, so this is what you were working on! that is one cute gardening kitty with lovely summer colours and it's beautifully coloured; the watering can and posies are nice accents and are a perfect match to your DP. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  6. Gorgeous card Mary, I like the adorable image the colours and the border.
    Kevin xx

  7. Great PB image, very adorable and your card design with the collage of colours/paper is beautiful. Have a great day, Shirleyx

  8. This is just as cute as it can be Mary!

  9. Gorgeous card Mary love the stamp - just perfect for the challange.
    Thank you for joining the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts in the Garden challenge and good luck x Susan x

  10. Fabulous image and brilliant colouring, great card.

    Kath x

  11. Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Hi, gorgeous garden theme stamp, luv the cat gardener,
    fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge, good luck;-))m

  13. Love this PB image...good luck in that challenge!
    Y our lovely summer colours look great on this card and I am drooling over the watercan die!

  14. Awww, this card is adorable Mary!! I love that cute image! Yes, gardening is work, but I used to love it too. Now my legs and knees don't love it. lol Hugs my friend!

  15. Oooo one of the few PB's i don't have and i'm now going to put it on my wish list !!, great layout and thanks for joining us at PB & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x