Thursday, 9 July 2009

Stamp with fun - my favourite things

I just had to enter this week's Stamp with fun challenge #14, as it is a fabulous sketch, plus they are offering an absolutely adorable stamp set as the prize (fingers crossed!!)

I was eager to use my new supplies from my Quixotic Paperie blog candy win (see previous post) and this sketch allowed me to incorporate my gorgeous new crocheted ribbon :-). I kinda squashed the sketch to make it into a square, but hopefully you can still see the basic elements.

I would also like to enter this card into this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge as the theme is my favourite things ... and this card contains a whole host of those!! My fave stamps are undoubtedly Penny Blacks, BasicGrey papers are generally my favourites, and I also can't get enough of charms and pearls.

Main image; Penny Black "Frequent Flier", coloured with watercolour pencils and decorated with glamour dust (doesn't show up too well in the pics!)
Sentiment: Penny Black;
Papers: BasicGrey "Wisteria" - edges on image and paper cut using mega deckle rectangle nestabilities;
Supplies: crocheted ribbon and charm from Quixotic Paperie; flowers and jewel brad by Papermania; spacer from The Hobby House; pearls from my stash; leaves punched using Leone Em "Ash Family" punch.


  1. Your card is gorgeous. I love your new crocheted ribbon - very pretty! The DP is beautiful and I adore the happy hedgey.
    Clare x

  2. Wow, I think this card has my favorite things nailed as well. Love that image, on the top of my wishlist, love the papers and your choice to use purple, yummy!! Great finds at Quixotic Paperie, indeed. Just beautiful.

  3. Beautiful card Pauline - love the image & papers, and that crocheted ribbon is gorgeous!
    Helen x

  4. Gorgeous card Pauline. I love those papers and that ribbon (covet need want etc!!), and how cute is that hedgie.
    Cathy xx

  5. gorgeous card and love the beautiful papers

    hugs Jane x

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

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Just too damn cute, the lace and pearls are beautiful together.

  8. Fabby card Pauline. Well done on your candy win too! Sorry I've not been around is still a little haywire at the moment but I'm gradually getting a grip now. Hope all is well with you (I'll e-mail soon - promise).
    Sharon xx

  9. awww so lovely! and the pearls are the perfect touch!

  10. Beautiful card Pauline, wow, that charm is unusual and so dainty!

  11. Hi Pauline,
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my 'Snowflake' card! :0)

    I have two links for label clouds saved in my favourites...and I can't remember which one I used for mine! lol

    So here they both are:

    Label Cloud 1

    Label Cloud 2

    Helen x

  12. Hi Pauline....gorgeous card,such a cute PB hedgie,lovely papers and a great take on the sketch...thanks for joining us this week at SWF,
    Take care
    San x

  13. Pauline, what wonderful talent. Hats off to you. I am a follower but have not gotten to creating my own blog.

    Thanks for your blog candy offer


  14. Such a pretty card. Thanks for leaving a comment on my entry to the Penny Black Challenge. The stamps I used are actually PB stams as you can see here. So my entry should qualify.

  15. Gorgeous card, Pauline! I love the colours and the crochet ribbon is just perfect. Such a sweet PB hedgie too!

  16. Hi Pauline xxx Hope you are ok hunny. We must catch up soon :) What a gorgeous card. I love that image and the papers and details are all so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at PTW. Hugs, Dawny xx

  17. great idea for the sketch !! wonderful card !!! thanks for joining in our challenge .
    hugs tina46

  18. Absolutely gorgeous card Pauline. Your flower spacer and charm are stunning - I love everything about it!

    Carol x


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Pauline x