Saturday, 8 August 2009

Penny Black Challenge #61 - Sketch by Beth

Yippee! The weekend's here again, which means it's time again already for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. You may have noticed (or maybe not!) that I didn't take part in the DT last week as I was on holiday the previous week ... too busy enjoying the summer to make a summer card lol!! But I hope all the fantastic summery entries you made last week have put you in the holiday mood - don't forget as always to check the blog to see who won last week's prize.

This week we have a special treat for you - a fabulous sketch by my teamie Beth. I totally loved working with this, and I'm sure you will too.

This week we also have a fantastic prize by our new regular sponsor:

a $20 gift certificate to spend in their online shop.

I strongly recommend you get over there regardless of whether you win or not ... I wasn't aware of this shop before but it has a humungous selection of Penny Black stamps including some unusual ones, and at very reasonable prices .. so what's not to like??

Anyhow .... onto my card. This is a friendship card I made for Karen, who I have been chatting to online for about a year but who I met last week for the first time when we both visited the Gitterpot. I tried to use some of the new stash I bought during my visit too, to remind us of a happy day.

I also partly replicated the sketch on the inside ...

Main image: Penny Black "bunny bath" (3616J) * coloured with watercolour pencils:
Sentiments: Penny Black - front - "...second self" (3386D); inside "...Smiling" (2909E);
Papers: My Mind's Eye "Bloom & Grow", decorated with faux stitching & a teeny bit of doodling; shimmery cardstock from Papermania "gemstones" pack;
Supplies: flower on front cut from MME paper and decoupaged, fixed with spacer from The Hobby House and pearl brad from stash; Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative strip - swirly * ; "Friends" charm from Quixotic Paperie; dragonfly brad and zoomz from my stash.

(Items marked * were from my trip with Karen to
The Glitterpot)

Looking forward to see your creations - hope you will visit the other DT blogs too to check out their fabulous sample cards.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Morning hun, oh wow this is adorable and Im sure your friend loved it.. the sentiment is so sweet and I love the gorgoeus colours and details.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Tracie :)x

  2. fabby card fave papers at the mo and love your decorating on the inside...oh this dopey mare virus is definitely spreading...sketch by Beth...not Domi....have a great weekend...big hugs kath xxxx

  3. A beatiful card....and just loving those papers.

  4. Fantastic card Pauline - the colouring on your image is just wonderful and beautiful papers. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog - spooky or

  5. HI,
    thats a fab Image! Great Coloring!


  6. Very lovely card! That image is so cute and these papers you used are really lovely!


  7. What a beautiful card Pauline,i love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  8. Wonderful card , love the mme papers and the colours

    Francesca x

  9. Beautiful card Pauline - I love that stamp and yummy MME papers! I'm sure Kaz loved it :0)
    Helen x

  10. Just beautiful Pauline! The image is absolutely adorable and such fun! Love the swirls, the dragonfly and the way you did the flower. Wonderful touch. The dewdrops feel like a nice little surprise in that corner. Great card inside and out!

  11. Gorgeous card Pauline! I love the papers and the swirly border is gorgeous! Fab stamp too! I hope you're having a lovely weekend!

    Beth xx

  12. Absolutely gorgeous card Pauline, love the papers (my fav) and how cute is that bunny lol! Donna x

  13. Hi Pauline,
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Your cards are lovely, I just wish I had more time :) been buying lots of stash... just want to play now.
    I wanted to ask how did you make your slide show? its a lot bigger then mine :)
    not yet finished loading my stamps. 77 clicks and that was enough for me lol
    just placed an order for 5 of the new 2009 range :)

  14. Hi Pauline, Lovely card, and I am sure Karin will love it.

    I've left your numerous messages on here as I have no email for you, and was wondering is you wanted the Guest Designer Spot on Stampin' for the Weekend as I've not heard from you and the post has been on our challenge blog since Friday..

    COuld you please get in touch, email is


    Kimmi x

  15. This is beautiful Pauline, what a wonderful idea to use the stash you bought while with your friend at the glitterpot.. brilliant. love the image and the pretty papers you have used. hugs rachxx

  16. This is just perfect dear, what a gorgeous image and such lovely colouring
    Hugs Jacqui x

  17. This is such a sweet compilation of friendly tidbits, and it looks fantastic!! Your friend will love this!!

  18. Oh this is adorable and love the cute bunny, love those papers too.

  19. Another fantastic card Pauline, pop over to my blog I have a little something for you!



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Pauline x