Saturday, 7 February 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #35 - Romance

Hello again, and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Once more we have been overwhelmed by the popularity of our li'l blog, and it was fabulous to see all those stunning circle cards last week ... there were a lot of positive comments that you enjoyed making a different shaped card. Don't foget to pop along to the blog later to find out who won last week's scrummy downloads.

So onto this week's challenge, which is


Time to get all kissy and cuddly and show us your best lovey-dovey efforts. As always you can interpret this however you choose so long as you include one or more PB stamps or stickeroos somewhere on your project.

This week we have another fab prize from Funky Hand - two downloads from the new collection due to be released, called "Huge Funky Love" .

The DT are obviously a romantic lot as they have come up with some fabby creations to inspire you - hope you will call by their blogs for a peek!

Here is my card ... I decided to go with the theme of "love letter" so I made a trifold envelope card and then mirrored the shape in the main image of kitty peeking out of an envelope.

I then carried this through with the cute bees carrying love letters. I had to be a bit careful with the decoration as this is going to be my husband's Valentine card, and I always have to try to avoid red as he has very definite blue football affiliations (let's just say that when Everton knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup on Wednesday he was overcome with joy!!) So I always try to do a mainly blue based card, though you have to have a li'l bit of red on a heart don't you??

Images: PB transparent set "Every Which Way" and "Hugs!";
Sentiments: PB set "Every Which Way" and Art Impressions;
Paper : Papermania Creative Tones "Venetian Skies";
Flowers: Wh Smith/Papermania.

Also ... seeing as I DO have a very busy life but DON'T have an incredibly busy love life and therefore don't really have the need to make multiple Valentine cards, I would also like to enter this one into a couple of other Valentine challenges - namely E-A-C #25, and Stamp Something (Something for your Valentine) - hope that's ok.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend and look forward to seeing your creations this week.


  1. Hi Dear,
    thats a great Work. The Paper is so sweet and the Image, too.!


  2. Hi! I love your little card, it really caught my eye on the pbsc blog! The little story around the blue colour is fab, my hubbys would have to be b&w (Newcastle fan) xx

  3. gorgeous card..great idea.fab colours,but thank god my hubby is not in to
    TFS hugs clare xx

  4. Super card Pauline. I love that card and I'm sure your hubby will too. The way you've coloured the theme through to the insert is fabulous. Have a lovely weekend.
    Sharon xx

  5. gorgoeus card Pauline, love the tro-fold and all the cute image - love it.
    Have a great day
    Tracie :)x

  6. Gorgeous! What a clever idea :o)


  7. Love this Pauline what a fab idea, I love the colours and the label is fabulous
    ugs Jacqui x

  8. Oh this is just brilliant Pauline - love the design and wow, so much detail too. Love it!

    hugs Bev x

  9. super cute card the colour..have a great weekend
    Hugs Kath xxx

  10. Great card - love the images you've used! Love the shape - really must give this fold a try.
    Helen x
    PS - this card would be perfect for the Dutch Dare challenge too...Love theme card...but no pink or red.

  11. wow fabulous card love the design and gorgeous colour.
    Tracy x

  12. So great! Love the design you used!


  13. gorgeous card for your hubby - he is going to love it!!!! Really fab idea - love your papers and cute little stamps ... so sweet

  14. Fabulous card Pauline, I love the design and all the cute images. The sentiment is beautiful...I'm sure your hubby will love it! Debbie x

  15. Great card! I love the pocket style and this cat stamp is so cute! I hope you're having a great weekend! xx

  16. This is fabulous Pauline, love this fold you have inspired me to give it a go. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog I'm feeling a bit better now. Have a great week.

  17. so cute! Thanks for playing eac.

  18. What a cute card. I love the sweet images and the colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge.

  19. Adorable card!! Love the image & colors. Too cute!! :-)



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