Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Penny Black Challenge # 15

Hi! So it's official, yesterday was the first day of autumn! I like autumn, the colours especially, but I know we're on the slippery slope to winter! The weather is getting colder, the days shorter...time soon for cosy nights in with a nice cup of hot chocolate! So as it's now autumn I've decided to base my Penny Black Saturday Challenge card this week on something that reminds me of my childhood - Halloween!! I can remember hollowing out my turnip (pumpkins were too expensive then or didn't exsist) with my dad as it was really hard to do. It used to take forever and I'd end up with blisters, but I used to love eating the raw turnip! Then the little candle (one of those white ones my mam used to keep in the house incase the leccy went off), that kept forever blowing out (it was always windy on Halloween night). Weren't they just the best times!? What has happened to all that fun we had as kids? Anyway, for the challenge we had to decorate the inside of the card, mine is kind of minimalistic, but I like it...I thought it might be nice to do a pop-up card as I've never done one before and I found a useful tutorial on pop-up cards here.




I used:
Penny Black Stamps "In the Woods" and "Bare Trees"
Sentiment written by hand
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Swiss Dots
Rest from stash

I just love these little stamps from Penny Black, the cat reminds me of my cat Réglisse, he's a right little rascal!

6 comments:

Diane.W. said...

This is luvly,Shelly.Well done!!! :o)x

tracie said...

Hi Shelly, oh wow this is fabulous - love the pop up inside and beautiful decorated. Gorgeous - I love it.
Thanks for joining us this week :)x

Kath said...

congrats on your first pop-up card and fabulous it is too....you brought back Halloween memories...the house stank of turnips for weeks after and hey it's sad that kids nowadays no longer have the fun that we had...enough waffling from me....loved your card...great work and thanks for playing along this week at PBSC
Hugs
kath
xxxxx

katy said...

Ewwwwwwwwwww raw turnip? lol. A fabulous creation Shelly, love the handwritten sentiment , very Halloweeny xx

ella bella said...

wow Shelly this is gorgeous i just love the design and those stamps are fabulous never seen them before :) more for my wish list lol
we used to carve a turnip to them were the days :)
hugs
Tracy x

Kathleen said...

A worthy winner!! Well done!
Kathleen xx