Saturday, 21 March 2009

Penny Black Challenge #41 - Let's Doodle!

Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge . I'm sure you'll agree Tracie's sketch last week was a stunner, and the result was some brilliant entries for last week's challenge. As always details of the prizewinner will be posted on the challege blog this morning.

So onto this week's challenge, which is


Now if like me you get nervous at the thought of doodling, I hope you will be tempted to try by this week's prize ..... I'm particularly excited as I chose and donated it so naturally I think it's adorable! It is the PB stamp "Dream a Dream" ... this cute li'l bear even features in my blog header!!
Please don't forget to check out the other DT members' blogs for some brilliant inspiration - there are some much more artistic efforts than I could manage lol! Sadly our dear friend Tracie cannot join us this week as she has received the sad news that her granddad has passed away - our thoughts are with you hun and we hope you will be able to face rejoining us soon.

On a happier note, here is my card for this week. Now I will hold my hand up and say that originally I wanted to make a card using the bear above, but that went a bit pear shaped when I unexpectedly had to make mum's Mother's Day card a day earlier than anticipated..... so I had to incorporate some doodling as I had no time to make two cards! Doodling isn't my forte I have to say, but hey it's done now! However I tried to make up for it by introducing a whole new element - I used Penny Black papers!! :-)

Stamps used: Penny Black "Blush"; Woodware clear sentiments ("On Mother's Day"); WOJ sentiments ("From the Heart" & "Wishing You the Perfect Day").
Colouring media: detail gold embossing.
Papers: Penny Black gold embossed papers - inside cut with MS doily punch.
Lettering: Cuttlebug "Hippie Chick" alphabet.
Supplies: lace from Hobbycraft; Prima flowers; ribbon and brads from my stash.

And the inside .....

Now I would also love to enter this card into the current Sketch & Stash challenge #6, as I was inspired by the sketch which I have rotated by 180 degrees. What's new?? Well ... the flower stamp, WOJ sentiments (first inking), ribbon, and gorgeous PB papers which I got from a visit to Horseshoe Crafts in Shropshire whilst on a country break last weekend.

You have probably noticed by now that I have been on a bit of a roll with this new flower stamp. I'm really loving its versatility, but promise I will try to go for a change on my next cards!
Looking forward to seeing all your creations - have a good weekend.


  1. Hi Dear,
    thats a wonderful Work! Love the Color from the Card!

  2. Stunning card, what a wonderful creation.

  3. Wow hun this is stunning those papers are just so lush. Hope you have a great weekend Dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

  4. Great card! The image is really beautiful!


  5. stunning Pauline - I love it and wow, those papers are scrummy! Thanks for donating this weeks prize, you little angel

  6. Wow! This is stunning Pauline. Sensational papers and embellishments. I relly love the lace. Superb work.
    Sharon xx

  7. beautiful card Pauline...gorgeous papers and love the doodling...enjoy the rest of the weekend hugs Kath xxxxx

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  9. Stunning card Pauline, just love the image, and the colours are great. LOuise x

  10. Good morning Pauline, this is such a stunning card, what a gorgeous image and the colours you've chosen are simply stunning. Love the work here! hugs Linda x

  11. beautiful card Pauline, the colours are gorgeous and the design is so elegant.
    hope your having a lovely weekend
    Tracy x

  12. What a fabulous card Pauline, beautiful colours. Great prize you've donated this week too, thanks you :-)
    Have a happy Sunday.
    Carole x

  13. ohhh woww Pauline,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

    zo mooi.
    hugs Riet.x

  14. That's a really luxurious looking card! Yummy!
    I tried one for this challenge too. New to this, but here goes-
    click here to see!

  15. Beautiful card Pauline! Those papers are absolutely gorgeous...I can feel a whole new PB addiction coming on! lol
    I'm sure your Mum loved it!
    Helen x

  16. Pauline this is a gorgeous card, love it. hugs rachxx

  17. Brilliant card Pauline, great take on the sketch and so glad that it inspired you!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
    Love Becky xx

  18. Oh wow sensational card - really gorgeous
    love tasha xx

  19. Gorgeous card Pauline - love the golds in this.
    Thanks for joining in the Sketch and Stash,
    Cathy xx

  20. Oh my what a lovely and elegant card this was!

    Hugs from Iren

  21. What a very pretty card. I really like the colors you used and the use of the lace.
    Also wanted to say thank you for stopping by our blog and leaving such a nice comment.

  22. Utterly exquisite! Love the richness the gold embossing gives x


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Pauline x