Saturday, 23 May 2009

PBSC #50 - Buttons galore!

Good morning everyone - hope you'll be able to make the most of the long Bank Holiday weekend (at least if you're here in the UK) by joining in with this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks to everyone who entered last week's recipe challenge - you were all really cooking with gas!! - and don't forget to check who won last week's fab cute teddy stamp!

This week the challenge is buttons galore - yes we would like to see you all use buttons on your creations, as well, of course, as a Penny Black image or sticker.

As always we have another fab prize on offer this week - an adorable cutie PB sheep stamp donated by our own lovely Tracie. Well you've got to be in it to win it, so what are you waiting for?

For the second week on the trot I have been inspired by a vintage PB image sent to me by my lovely fellow teamie Debbie. This week it is this cute little girl doing some sewing and trailing buttons behind her ... what could be more appropriate?

Although I adored this image when I received it I couldn't quite imagine what occasion I would use it for .... but this week I needed to make a Get Well card for my crafty friend Sue who has been seriously unwell, and to whom I wanted to send loads of loving wishes. Suddenly the image came together with some threaded buttons and a computer-generated sentiment (which I rarely do) to hope she is soon "on the mend" :-) I also found some papers that look like vintage needlepoint and vintage style lace, and then it was just a case of putting it all together.

Image: Penny Black birthday RAK from
Debbie (sorry again I don't know what it is called) - coloured with watercolour pencils, cut out using nesties and edged with distress ink in "antique linen";
Papers: Cosmo Cricket, all edged with "antique linen" distress ink and faux stitching;
Supplies: flowers punched with EK Success "whale of a punch" retro flower, and X-Cut medium flower; spacer from
The Hobby House; pearl brad by Papermania; charm from Dolls Made Up; lace from Cathy; buttons and thread from my stash.

Look forward to seeing all your creations this week.... enjoy the weekend!


  1. What a beautiful card Pauline,l love the image.

    Hugs Riet.x

  2. Fab card Pauline, I love those papers. Have a great Bh weekend

    Jackie x

  3. Hi,
    thats a very beautiful Card hun. I like this Image so much!


  4. Fabulous card again hun just adore that stamp and great colours you have used. That paper is perfect
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Jacqui x

  5. How lovely..I love those rosy posy type small floral papers. The buttons just add a little finishing touch. Hope your friend feels a bit better when she sees this beautiful card.

  6. What an adorable image and you pulled it all together so (or should I say sew)beautifully. Love the papers and the sentiment is so clever. Buttons look great too. Wonderful card, I am sure it will brighten your friends day.

  7. Very cute card! The image is so cute! Lovely papers!


  8. This card is gorgeous Pauline. Such subtle shades of colour and a beautiful image too.
    Sharon xx

  9. Oh wow hun this is fabulous, I love this gorgeous image and pretty papers and charm ~ love it.
    Hope you've had a fab weekend
    Tracie :)x

  10. Beautiful card Pauline - love the vintage feel to those papers! And that image is just perfect for the challenge!
    Helen x

  11. beautiful card what you do with these vintage images..what you bet Dick will be nabbing this one too...Hugs Kath xxx

  12. gorgeous card sweetie, I love it, such gorgeous details Hope your friend is better soon!

  13. Awww, lovin' the vintage PB, and all the perfect accesories you've used to compliment your wonderful colouring. Gotta love it when you can sneak a pun in there, lol. Too cute!!


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Pauline x