Saturday, 5 September 2009

Penny Black Challenge #65 - Heart's Desire

Well it's been a short working week here in the UK what with the August Bank Holiday, so before we know it the weekend's here again and it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thanks very much to everyone who entered last week's Christmas challenge ... there is such a fabulous variety of PB Christmas cuties and classy brushstrokes and scene stamps ... seeing your creations really put us in a festive mood! Don't forget to check the challenge blog to see who has won last week's gorgeous snowman stamp from PB Stamps.

This week's challenge is a theme, which as usual you can interpret however you want so long as we can see a Penny Black stamp or sticker on it .. and the theme is

Heart's Desire

To help get you in the mood we are offering a fantastic prize from our sponsor

Horseshoe Crafts is an independent craft store in Ellesmere, Shropshire - sells a huge range of rubber stamps in their shop (including PB's) plus a large range of other craft material - including Penny Black papers! They also have an online store.

The prize is a USArtQuest Watercolour palette - mica pearlescent paints in "interference" colours (these are the colours which are most vibrant when used on dark cardstock).

Here is my card for this week .... hope you will also pop over to the other DT members' blogs as they have made some really adorable cards this week!

I decided to interpret the theme a bit laterally - this adorable little mouse is writing his wishlist to Santa, asking Father Christmouse for his heart's desire!

Main image: Penny Black transparent set "Christmas Critters";
Papers: BasicGrey "Dasher" and "Figgy Pudding";
Supplies: flowers by Prima; peel off sentiment words; stocking charm from The Hobby House; ribbon, gem and brads from my stash;
Tools: matting layers cut using Nestabilities "labels one"; embossed/punched border cut using Martha Stewart "embossed snowflake" edge punch; leaf branches cut from gold glitter card using Leone Em "Ash Branch" punch; small snowflake cut using Cuttlebug die - Snowflake #2.

Here's another view to show the sparkle on the flowers and leaves.

Hope you will manage to join in this week, and look forward to seeing your creations.


  1. beautiful card , love the cute image and papers


  2. Hi Dear,
    your card is really wonderful. Fab Idea!!!


  3. Love it - adorable image and beautiful layout and papers.

  4. Hi ya hun..oh wow this is gorgeous, love your intrepation of the challange ..fabulous.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Tracie :)x

  5. What a beautiful card Pauline,i love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  6. Gorgeous card Pauline and a sweet image for the card

  7. Awwww...this is soooo sweet Pauline...I love that 'ickle mouse!
    Thanks for linking my candy - good luck! ;0)
    Helen x

  8. Beautiful card Pauline. I love those christmas flowers. Mand xxx

  9. Oh I love your interpretation of this challenge! Such a cute little stamp too and gorgeous papers! I hope you're having a nice sunday!

    Beth xx

  10. Hi Pauline,

    thank you for visiting my blog!

    Your christmas card is too cute, I love the mouse stamp. The papers and flowers are also beautiful.

    Hugs, Simone

  11. Pauline, perfect take on the challenge. Such a cute image and colored beautifully. Pretty papers and embellishments too.

  12. such a sweet card, love the flowers

  13. OMG!! This is just the cutest!! I just adore those christmasy flowers on this!! Fun challenge!! TFS! HUGS

  14. Super sweet card Pauline, I love the sweet image and the gorgeous layout you have created, beautiful flowers too :) Donna x

  15. Hi Dear,

    have a visit at the EAC Blog *gg*


  16. Gorgeous card Pauline love the image,papers and layout:)
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and the kind comment.
    Hugzz Val xxx

  17. Pauline, this is a lovely card and I hope the little mouse's heart's desire is honored by Father Christmouse. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.


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