Saturday, June 4, 2016

Happy Birthday Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

In honor of our 8th year, PBSC is having a Blog Hop! You can find all the details & the complete line-up on our Blog.  There are prizes to be won, so hope you'll join us & make a birthday card this month.  Don't forget you must use a Penny Black image, sentiment, die or Stickeroo on your card to be eligible to win.
I love the PB balloon dies, but this time I just used the big circle one. The white balloon is covered with Frosted Lace Stickles giving a subtle sparkle. For the red balloon I inked the die cut with Memento Love Letter & covered it with Diamond Glaze. The dotted paper is from PB's first paper pad & the sentiment is my old favorite--a 2004 PB wood mounted stamp. Think this could work for a guy or a gal--may end up going to my brother who loves red.
I have a little prize for one of you who enters the challenge.  Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment telling me something you like about my card
  • Enter a card in the challenge & let me know the number of your entry by July 1
  • Check my blog on July 2 to see if you're the winner
The randomly drawn winner will get to pick one of these 3 stamps.  
Prize #1

Prize #2

Prize #3
Next stop is our wonderful leader, Helen.  You won't want to miss her adorable card! I'm also entering AAA's 2nd birthday celebrationSSS Monday monochromeStamplorations using the theme & Die Cut Divas. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge BlogDie Cut Divas

61 comments:

brenda said...

A lovely bright and cheery Birthday card Greta.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Margreet said...

Wow, love this card by its simplicity...I'm a great fan of dotted papers and those balloons are brilliant!
xxx Margreet

aussie aNNie said...

I just love cards with balloons on them and this is just suiting my palate...enjoy your weekend.xx{aNNie}

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous card Greta. Love the way you added sparkle to your balloon. Will make a card tomorrow.

Ros Crawford said...

I love this Greta ... I like the colours and the way you tied the string is really sweet! Have a super day!

Sharon said...

lovely bright and cheerful card!
Sharon x

Lucy Woods said...

Really fab cas design! So effective!
Lucy x

Brenda in IN said...

Fun birthday card for anyone. I like the polka dot paper you used to mimic the balloons. Cute as can be.

JoAnn said...

Love your cheerful card. I like red too. I like how you added the sparkle to the balloons. and also the string tied to the balloons.

Maria Alder said...

A lovely CAS card with balloons. love the colours
Maria x

Denise Bryant said...

Fun balloon dies on your festive card!

Kath said...

A great CAS card - love the colour you've used and the extra sparkle on the balloon.
Kath x

Lou said...

What a great striking design for your card. I think you're right it could definitely sit a guy or a gal. I've always been such a fan of the PB font. Love it on this card. Lou x

Sande said...

Adorable card that would be perfect for male or female. Who doesn't love ballons. Great job.

Helen said...

Wonderful card Greta - I love the glossy & sparkly balloons!
Helen x

Sue from Oregon said...

Aw Greta-always great idea to have lots of birthday cards on hand...and yes we are cooking. This heat is terrible for our cherries too! Air conditioning is a good thing....♥ Sue Kment

Gibmiss said...

Hi Greta
Fabulous card... Love the Balloons
Hugs Sylvie x

Barb said...

I love this card Greta. The balloons look lovely. Barbxx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling balloon card, Greta! Just love the diamond glaze on the red balloon! Your brother will love this! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Maria said...

Beautiful card with balloons! Love the diamond glaze you added to the red balloon...so pretty! Hope you're having a great weekend!:-)

Cat Craig said...

Love that red, it might be my second favorite color. It is bright cheery and definitely festive! I won't have access to my PB stuff before the challenge ends.

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful and festive birthday card...I love polka dots and your fabby balloons...just perfect.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love those big round balloons! They go great with the polka dotted paper too.

Rosemary said...

Super fun card, Greta! love the clean and simple design!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love that red Greta!
Your card is simply perfect!!
xx

April Rogers said...

Love the red and white, red is the favorite color of most in our family for some reason. My GG and my Mom both loved red and so do I. I think it is a very happy card.
XO Nana

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card, I love the sentiment.
Gr, Elly

Sabrina said...

Very cute card!!

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful monochrome card Greta...happy birthday PBSC ..thanks for sharing at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Deloris said...

Very cute card!

Coralynn Murray said...

Lovely birthday card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Lisa said...

You had me with the polka dots!! Very cute Greta!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So fun!

cm said...

Red and white, polka-dots and balloons, shimmer and glimmer! What's not to like about your fabulous, cheerful card! Love it!
Hugs~c

Arlene said...

I'll bet that white stickled balloon is so sparkly. Wonderful card.


So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Jessica Lin said...

Cute and simple card! Love it!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Full of birthday fun and cheer! Love the sparkling balloon and a perfect party accessory. Thanks for sharing in our birthday blog hop at AAA Cards. Sarah

Deloris said...

My card is number 11

Shirley N said...

Love your CAS card!

Martha said...

Greta, what a fun birthday card. Your brother will love it.

Stephanie said...

So, so cute!

Carol L said...

What a fun birthday card with those polka dots and balloons! Festive for sure!

Taunya Butler said...

Awesomely fun and cool card!! Love the colors and the glossiness of the balloon!! Super great!!

Vicky said...

love the balloons and all the red polka dots:) My card is # 22

Bonnie said...

Love those polka dots and the shimmery balloons, Greta! Very festive and fun! (#19)

Tirpuunen said...

Your balloons look adorable, and I love those polka dots! My card is # 32.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely cas card, great colours. I am entry 31

Sabrina said...

Cute card!!!

Valerija said...

What a very lovely CAS card.
Valerija xx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Such a fun bright card!

Whisper said...

A lovely monochrome bright card, Luv Sam x

Sirpa ja Tiitu said...

Kivan punainen kortti :)

SirpaH (http://sirmeli.vuodatus.net/lue/2016/06/siili-onnittelee)

Aartje said...

Love this CAS card style. Great card.
Hugs Aartje

Liselot said...

I like to see CAS cards 9and yours is lovely), because I have trouble making them myself!
Liselot (entrie 57)

Lou said...

Just updating to tell you my cards are numbers 55 and 58 x

Suchi said...

Your card is very pretty and cool! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
Suchi- DT xx

Dot said...

Love the balloons and the colour combo, Greta, thanks for a fun blog hop,
Dorte x

Cathie Borowski said...

So simple yet so effective- I love it. Thank you for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Diecut Divas. Cathie DT

jessiehandmade.com said...

Just letting you know that my entry is from 37-39. :)

Christy Designs said...

I love your simple and clean card using balloon dies.
My card is #24

Sari / Granne said...

What a wonderful bright and happy card, love the polkadots. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations June challenge, hope to see you again in July's.