Saturday, 28 March 2009

Penny Black Challenge #42 - Springtime ... there is magic in the air ...


Woo hoo the weekend is here again, and what better way to get the fun started (apart from going to Harrogate and spending loads of money, of course!) than to take part in this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge?

As ever we had some fabulous entries last week - thankyou so much for your continuing support. I'm really looking forward to seeing who has won the cute teddy stamp I donated last week, so don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to check it out.

This week we have another fab prize on offer, donated by our very own Jackie. It is the brilliant transparent set "Salutations" - I have this set myself and use it often!



So what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning? Well - just make a card or other project for this week's theme which is

Spring


I know the weather has been cold and windy again this week, but hey - surely the weather should turn soon, and Easter is just around the corner. So we are really looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Don't forget that you must just use one or more PB stamp or sticker on your project. The DT has really "sprung into spring" to make some fab inspirational cards, so please do visit their blogs to have a look-see.

For my card I decided to try something a bit different which is a "swivel" card - I have only ever made one once before.


I felt that this style worked really well with the idea of having a picture image on one side and sentiment "revealed" on the other. I must admit, though, that my craft knife skills aren't the best and I think the concept was rather better than the execution - but we have to try these things!


Recipe:
Stamps used: Penny Black "Duckling" and "Spring Magic".
Colouring media: watercolour pencils.
Supplies: papers from my stash, punched with Papermania Multishaper punch "Country garden"; ribbon - DCWV; flowers & pearl brads - Papermania; zooms from my friend Kaz.

Have a good weekend everyone!

22 comments:

  1. wowww Pauline,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

    hugs Riet.x

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  2. fabulous card love the shape and the image is very cute
    Tracy x

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  3. Hi ya hun, oh wow this is fabulous love the adorable image and gorgoeus details - stunning !!
    Have a great weekend
    hugs
    Tracie :)x

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  4. Hi Pauline...I do hope we're great minds! I love your card because it is so pretty and fresh. You've used gorgeous papers and image/sentiment. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Sorry I've been late visiting your blog sometimes - you know what it is like keeping up with all that commenting.
    Sharon xx

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  5. Such a lovely springy card! I am really looking forward to spring-time now so I think I'll join this challenge :)
    Thanks for looking in my blog and for leaving a comment. I really appreciated that.
    Have a great week-end.
    Hugs, Kristin :)

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  6. Wow thats a stunning Work.

    Hugs
    Domi

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  7. Fantastic card Pauline and such a beautiful design :) Donna x

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  8. I love this card Pauline...my swivels always turn out a disaster..lol!!

    Have a great weekend

    Jackie x

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  9. This is gorgeous Pauline! I love this style of card and the stamp is so cute! I hope you're having a great weekend! xx

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  10. Awesome card Pauline...what a great style..and such a lovely image.
    Hope you enjoyed Harrogate.
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  11. this is gorgeous love the image and the papers.luv gina xx

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  12. Fabulous card Pauline! Gorgeous papers and image and I love the swivel idea!

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  13. OH...Your card is marvellous, Pauline!!
    I love your creation, It's adorable.
    Lovely papers.
    Hugs, Mumur

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  14. oh wow hun, this is gorgeous .... you clever thing :o)
    -x-

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  15. oh wow Pauline this is fantastic, love the design of your card. hugs rachxx

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  16. Hi Pauline, Just me again. I've left a little something for you on my blog here.
    Sharon xx

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  17. Fab card - love the design!
    Helen x

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  18. Loved this card as soon as I saw it on the blog sweetie, it's really brilliant and stood out a mile. Love the pretty spring colours and that darling image. xx

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  19. Hi Pauline, I want to thank you for the warm welcome and thanks for taking a peek at my card. I love the PBSC blog and hope to join in more often (it all depends on whether or not my son takes his nap....no nap == no craft time)

    Your card is spectacular. The execution looks perfect to me!! The pastels are great for spring, and the lacey paper is breathtaking.

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  20. Thank you for leaving your kind comment, it's very much appreciated. I have yet to try out this type of swivel card, beautiful creation and love the little ducky!

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x