Saturday, 4 July 2009

Penny Black Challenge #56 - Red, White & Blue

Happy Saturday, and welcome once again to week 56 of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Hope you have all been enjoying the hot weather, but was glad to see that so many of you wisely stayed out of the sun for long enough to get to grips with Nat's sketch last week - there were some fab entries.

Many thanks also to those of you who visited my blog last week to enter for my belated PBSC birthday mini candy - I really enjoyed looking at all your creations and I'll be back later with the winner.

Onto this week's challenge, which honours the fact that today is Independence Day in the USA ... yes, you've guessed it, we would like you to use the colours

red, white and blue

As usual, you can interpret this however you want, so long as we can see a Penny Black image or sticker somewhere on your creation. The DT have been busy as usual, so please do go check out their blogs to see their inspiring creations.

Here is my card ... now I have to hold my hand up and say I struggled a bit with this as I don't really "do" red (unless it is teamed with green for Christmas lol!), so I had to raid my stash to find some suitable materials. I think I used my one and only piece of red, white and blue paper in the house ... so everything else really fell out from that.


Main image: Penny Black transparent set "Every which Way", coloured with Twinkling H2O's;
Sentiment: Penny Black;
Papers: DCWV "Pocket Full of Posies" stack;
Supplies: image and matting cut with "peony" nestabilities; white glitter card punched with MS Doily lace punch; Papermania red gems; Doodlebug sugar coated brads; charm from The Hobby House; various flowers and fibre from my stash.

This week we have a gorgeous prize kindly donated by our new sponsors - Clair and Sharni who are Stampin' Up demonstrators at Valentine's

One lucky winner can win this gorgeous stamp.

Have a great weekend, and look forward to seeing all your creations !


  1. What a gorgeous card Pauline,l love the image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  2. Wonderful creation Pauline, love the kitty just popping out of the envelope and the apt sentiment! Have a great weekend.

  3. What a lovely card! I really like it!

  4. Awe what a cute image so beautifully coloured. Your paper is gorgeous Pauline and I love your nesties - never seen these ones before. Pretty detail with your punching,gems and charm.
    Nicola -x-

  5. Gorgeous card Pauline and wonderful papers...can't believe how perfect they are!
    Have a great weekend.
    Carole x

  6. Such a pretty take on a bold pallette, very lovely.

  7. Lovely card Paulione adore the colour scheme and great layout and that imnage is just too cute. Hope you are enjoying the weekend dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

  8. Agorgeous card Pauline, I love the sweet image and the papers and embellies are gorgeous. Debbie x

  9. Hi Dear,

    your Card is really wonderful! Love the papers very much! Sweet Image *g*


  10. beautiful card Pauline as may have been a struggle but it turned out gorgeous.......enjoy the rest of your weekend Hugs Kath xxxxx

  11. No sign of a struggle in the finished article, it's gorgeous.
    The kitty looks so comfy in his envie!
    En x

  12. Oh wow hun this is gorgeous.. love those papers and fabulous image.. love it.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Tracie :)x

  13. That little kitty peeking out of the envy is so cute. Love the delicate take on the red white and blue


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