Saturday, 6 June 2009

PBSC Week 52 - Blooming Gorgeous!!

Woo hoo it's Saturday again, so it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. We are now up to week 52 ... can you believe that this week completes our first year of challenges, and next week it is our birthday!! ..... but more of that later ...

Thanks as always to everyone who took the time to enter last week's challenge using Domi's fab sketch - there were some wonderful interpretations, and one lucky person should check the challenge blog later to find out that they have won last week's prize.

So .. onto this week's challege which is

Blooming Gorgeous!

Yep .. we would like to see lots of lovely flowers! Of course you can interpret this however you want, so long as we can see a Penny Black stamp or sticker somewhere on your creation! As ever the DT have all beena s busy as bees around a flower (sorry!) ... do check out their blogs because there is an absolute garden going on out there!!

As an incentive to get your creative juices flowing, we have got a fantastic prize this week by our new sponsor Fantastic Ribbons - a selection of 6 reels of ribbon, each containing 5 metres. Now I picked out these ribbons myself when I went to Port Sunlight, and I can tell you they are so gorgeous it's lucky they ever made it into the prize pot LOL!! Fantastic Ribbons has just launched a new online shop and I strongly recommend you visit ... they have LOTS of high quality ribbons and fantastic value prices .. what's not to like??

So here is my card, which I have to confess was a bit of rush job at the last possible minute - so please be kind!!

I embossed the beautiful floral panel onto iridescent pale pink cardstock using the Cuttlebug "Friends Forever" cut'n'emboss folder, and matted it onto pearlescent fuschia and lime green cardstock. The sentiment is Penny Black "... dreams ..." stamped in Brilliance pearlescent orchid ink and cut out using my deckle edge rectangle nesties. Paper is Bo Bunny with the bottom edge punched with my MS doily punch; flowers are from various sources including a birthday RAK from Helen; leaves were punched with my Leone Em Ash Branch punch; sparkly brads are by Doodlebug; spacers from The Hobby House, ribbon from my stash.

As I mentioned above...

next week is the PBSC birthday .... yes.. we will be ONE!! (awww!)

So save the date, because we are going to be having a big party!! There are going to be lots of lovely prizes plus some surprises - you won't want to miss it! Unfortunately I will be missing it due to personal commitments, but I will be really hoping the party week will go with a swing... given the fantastic efforts of the rest of the DT I'm sure it will!!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Hi Dear!

    Thats so a great Card. Wonderful Idea hun!


  2. gorgeous card Pauline...loving the embossing......have a great weekend..hope the weather is better where you are...Hugs Kath xxxxx

  3. Hi hun oh wow gorgeous card, love the embossed image ~ fabulous !!
    Have a great weekend
    Tracie :)x

  4. Fabby card dear just love that background. Best iof luck in the next 2 weeks sweetie
    Hugs Jacquix

  5. Just wanted to say how beautiful your dt card is! It's so striking I just had to come and say thanks for your inspiration! I've become a follower so I don't miss anything! Love Rowena

  6. This is so cute hun, i love the embossed panel :) xxx

  7. Gorgeous card Pauline! Lovely colours!


  8. What a beautiful card Pauline,l love the papers and colour.

    Hugs Riet.x

  9. Such an unusual and pretty card! I love the embossing! I hope you're having a lovely weekend!
    Beth xx

  10. This was beautiful!!
    Fredrikke :o)

  11. Your flower arranging looks beautiful and loving the paper & colours. xxx

  12. Wow Pauline, this is just so beautiful hun, I adore it!!!! Looking forward to having you back with us sweetie, take care

  13. Beautiful card Pauline - love all teh shades of pink and the way you've used the flowers!
    Helen x

  14. Evening Pauline, just want to wish you luck with all that is happening right now and hope you are successful.

    B x

  15. Oh this is just stunning sweetie - love the soft pretty colours you have used x

  16. What a terrific card - it's so lovely! TFS!


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Pauline x