Saturday, 11 July 2009

Penny Black Challenge #57 - Swirls

Hello there, and welcome once again to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Many thanks to everyone who waved the flag last week (whether US union, Union Jack or whatever) by making a red, white and blue card - as usual they were all fabulous. Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog later to see who won last week's great prize.

Onto this week's challenge .. now for some of you this won't be too much of a surprise, as naughty Mr Blogger crashed yesterday breakfast time whilst I was in the middle of writing my post and bloomin' well posted it on here (a fact of which I was blissfully unaware until later!! )0oops! But for those of you who don't know yet, this week's challenge is


As always you can interpret this however you want so long as we can see a Penny Black stamp or sticker somewhere on your project. the DT have produced some gorgeous examples, so please do pop over to their blogs for a look see.

This week's prize has been kindly donated by the craft shop Simply Create, which I understand is local to Kath (I'm sure she can provide pointers for anyone who is interested)
... and it is this totally cute PB kitty stamp.

So get your thinking caps on and give it a swirl (sorry - couldn't resist that!)

Here is my card - I decided to go at it from a slightly unusual angle, inspired by this fabby swirly felt ribbon I had left over from last Christmas. I'm currently well behind with making my Christmas cards, so this seemed like an ideal opportunity!

I used:
Main image: Penny Black "Xmouse Ornament!", coloured with watercolour pencils and decorated with diamond Stickles, matted onto holographic silver card using oval nesties;
Sentiment: Woodware clear set;
Paper: Paper Adventures;
Supplies: white felt ribbon, ricrac & silver gems by Papermania; swirls around sentiment cut from white glitter card using Spellbinders Shapeabilities "doodles"; white glitter card & silver holographic card snowflakes cut with Cuttlebug die "Snowflakes #2";

And here's a different angle photo that tries to show the glitter on the snowflake. The paper is also a bit sparkly but the photos don't really show that.

Looking forward to seeing all your creations - happy crafting and have a good weekend.


  1. What a beautiful card Pauline,l love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers and details.

    Hugs Riet.x

  2. Pauline this is so pretty, hugs Rachxx

  3. Oh wow Pauline this is gorgeous, those felt swirls are fabulous and this image is adorable ~ wonderful work as always hun.
    Have a great weekend
    Tracie :)x

  4. Hi,
    thats so a fab Idea. And looks really wonderful!!!


  5. Fantastic Christmas card Pauline. Love the image and the use of the glitter on the snowflake is fab. Lovely paper and felt ribbon.
    Sharon xx

  6. Fab christmas card pauline.

    Have a great weekend.

    Jackie x

  7. Fabby Christmas card Pauline!
    Naughty Mr Blogger...I have to admit that I did see this yesterday...but was a good girl and resisted the temptation to get a 'head start'! lol
    Helen x

  8. Such a pretty card Pauline! I love all the glittery bits and this cute mouse! I hope you're enjoying the weekend!

    Beth xx

  9. oh this is so sweet this little guy...and mr blogger has been naughty again...pop over to the DT blog......enjoy the rest of the weekend...Big Hugs Kath xxxx

  10. I love this this Pauline - your swirls are stunning! Another fabulous creation. Will pop your little package in the post on my day - soz for being sooooooo slack

  11. Beautiful card - I love the felt ribbon - it's fab!

    Carol x

  12. Hi Pauline - love your swirly card. I have submitted a card via. the Sat. Chall. Blog, but I have used a PB Stickeroo rather than a PB rubber stamped image. Although it mentions stickers on your site, I have just realised that it doesn't mention them on the Sat. Chall. site. Hope this is OK? (Love your cards Pauline)!
    Sylvia xx

  13. Such a cute card Pauline, what a sweet mouse!
    Carole x

  14. This is gorgeous Pauline, such a sweet image and I love the swirls and the gorgeous snowflake details. Debbie x

  15. This is stunning dear, what a great image and fab colouring, love the snowflakes

    Hugs Jacqui x

  16. Pauline -- how can one describe this scrumptious delight. It is more than just icing on a cake -- it is elegant and charming.


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