Saturday, 27 June 2009

PBSC #55 - Sketch! .... and some candy!!

Hello everyone, and welcome to week 55 of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Some of you may just about have noticed that I've not been around for the past couple of weeks ..... I had to take a little bloggy break due to the fact that my department at work was having a re-org and I have had to apply for my job. After a lot of sweat and heartache, preparation, interview & presentation, the result is finally known ... and I'm very relieved to say I still have a job. However some of my colleagues are less fortunate right now and have got to go through the whole rigmarole again to try to secure a different job ... so right now I'm rooting for them.

Anyhow, I'm now trying to put all the stress behind me and get back in the bloggy saddle .. so here we are with a new card..... and what better way to start than with this week's PBSC, which is a fab sketch by Nat??

I'm sure you will love this sketch as much as the DT did .... and to be sure they have produced some wonderful cards to inspire you, so do pop over to their blogs for a look. Don't forget, to enter the challenge all you have to do is produce any project using the sketch, so long as we can see at least one Penny Black stamp or sticker somewhere on it!

As always we have got a great prize this week ... Dick at PB Stamps is giving a 15% off voucher to one lucky winner.

Before I get down to my card, I should say that I was gutted to miss the challenge's first birthday party two weeks ago ... so I have decided to have a belated celebration of my own!! I am offering a

mini candy

to one lucky winner which will consist of this week's card along with a small package of goodies .. now the contents are a secret but I can tell you that they include similar colours to the card -

pink and green


All you have to do to enter my candy is the following:

1. Enter this week's PBSC in the normal way, leaving a comment on the challenge blog with a link to your work.

2. ADDITIONALLY, leave a comment on this post with a link to your work, to let me know you would like to enter my candy :-)

I will choose my favourite entry next Saturday and post the results on my blog.

So without further ado, here's this week's effort!

Main image: Penny Black "Bundle of Wishes", coloured with watercolour pencils and decorated with Papermania gemstones, cut out using labels nesties and matted onto pink cardstock;
Sentiment: Whiff of Joy "Everyday Greetings";
Papers: BasicGrey "Sultry";

Supplies: Papermania patterned ribbons; Prima hydrangeas; sparkly brads by Doodlebug & Making Memories; green leaves cut from pearlised cardstock using Leone Em "Ash Family" punch

Here's another view of the card, in a lame attempt to show the sparkly gems and brads a bit more clearly.

Hope you all have a great weekend; and I look forward to seeing all your creations this week and entries for my candy!


  1. Love it! Great colours.

  2. Hi Dear,
    beautiful Card! The Image is great and the Papers are wonderful *g*


  3. This card looks great hun, love the fresh colours, you interpreted my sketch perfectly :) xxx

  4. Your card is gorgeous Pauline, have a lovely weekend

  5. What a beautiful card Pauline,l love the image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  6. gorgeous card the cute image and the colour combo and big congrats again on nailing the job...have a great weekend...Hugs Kath xxxxx

  7. Morning Pauline, thanks for the comment on my blog re: your candy - love your card too!
    This is my entry this week for PBSC.
    Have a good week

  8. Your card is so wonderful, pauline!
    I love tha papers and colours!
    Hugs Gisela

  9. Wonderful card Pauline, love the sweet image and the gorgeous papers.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Carole x

  10. Hi Pauline, lovely to have you back with us. And a gorgeous card too.. love the pretty papers and fab coloured image.
    Hope your having a lovely weekend.
    Tracie :)x

  11. Oh he is adorable, fabulous card.
    PS I won Jacqui's candy so don't think it would be fair to enter your candy.

  12. Gorgeous card ... and yes please, I'd love to enter your mini candy!
    Here's my PBSC card
    PS I'm sure you're so relieved to have secured your job - well done!

  13. Hi Pauline I tried to to comment earlier but my computer crashed, so you may already have the link to my card
    so i'll try again
    heres my card

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog too!

    Emma xxx

  14. Hello Pauline -- thanks for coming by my blog, I really appreciate it. It is so meaningful to receive comments on our work! I didn't need any encouragement to come by and visit you though -- I have been enjoying your cards on the PBSC. But, of course, I'd like to get my hand in your candy jar too!

  15. A gorgeous card Pauline, the image is adorable and I love the pretty papers and embellies. Debbie x

  16. What a cute image and colored so beautifully. Love the colors you chose and the way you embellished your card. Very nice.

  17. LOve this card dear such a fabulous colour scheme and I adore that image
    Hope you are well
    Hugs Jacqui xx

  18. Fab card and love the colours you have used. I have entered this weeks challenge and added my card here would love to be added for your candy

  19. First, so glad you didn’t lose your job, sorry for your fellow employees that did though, hope it all works out for them. xx

    Gorgeous card, I love the ribbon and paper you used, pretty! What a treat, a chance to win your lovely card, thanks for the chance.

    Here’s mine, thanks for already commenting on it! :)

  20. Hi Pauline!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your card, those colours are lovely!
    Here's my card

  21. This is simply moo-velous!! Sorry, had to go for the pun... Love your card, your take on sketch-master Nat's design is adorable, love the papers and great gems on the flowers. Happy to hear that you have secured your job and that we'll get you back in Blogville soon. I would love to enter your candy, as getting your creation in the mail would be a real treat, but I was randomly chosen during the big birthday bash and stand by the No Double Dipping Policy, lol.
    Great card!!

  22. Fab card Pauline - I love pink & green together!
    Have just managed to make a quick card for this week's challenge - I've been sooooooo busy this week, but couldn't bear the thought of missing my weekly PBSC fix! lol
    Please enter me for your surprise candy ;0)
    Helen x

  23. Beautiful colours Pauline, and well done on your good news! My card for PB challenge is here Thanks for offering yummy candy.

  24. Great colour combo. Here's My card I entered into the PBSC. Thanks for the chance to win some candy. And thanks for the lovely comment on my card.

  25. Hi Pauline,
    Thanks for your visit today. I saw this last weekend and meant to come back once i'd made my card, so here i am!
    You can see my card

    Carol x

  26. hi Pauline

    lovely card thanks for the chance to win

    Here's Mine!

    Francesca x

  27. Hi Pauline
    wow i love your card and will defo be entering the pbsc again. can't wait.
    hugs Kaylou xoxo


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Pauline x