Saturday, 12 September 2009

Penny Black Challenge #66 - Sketch by Domi

Good morning everyone - fabulous weather we've been having the past few days ... let's hope it keeps up for the weekend!!

Here we are again with another Penny Black Saturday Challenge - it was great to see everyone getting loved up with last week's "heart's desire" challenge; and I particularly enjoyed it as the fab entries gave me plenty of inspiration for my own silver wedding card for my husband .. as we will have been married 25 years this coming week!

Without further ado, let's get onto this week's challenge, which is a fabulous sketch by Domi. Don't forget that the only rule is that you must use a Penny Black stamp or sticker somewhere on your project.

The DT members have as always been hard at work making some stunning samples - do pop over to their blogs to have a look, and don't forget to visit the challenge blog for details of this week's prize and to see who won last week's yummy palette of pearlescent paints from Horseshoe Crafts.

Here is my card ... it is also my Docrafts September Friendship card for Loralou.

I based the whole thing around this darling Penny Black image which was an RAK from my lovely friend Squirrel. Squirrel actually sent me a fab variety of PB romantic images to help me with my silver wedding card preparations, as she has probably got the best collection of PB's I have ever seen (!) (I recommend you pop over to her blog for a lookee). As it stands I'm having an "important occasion crisis" and can't decide what I'm going to use for the OH's card for next week, but whatever happens I am well prepared for forthcoming Valentine's Days and other cuddly occasions for some time to come - thanks hun! :-)

Main image: Penny Black "Sharing Spring" (3613J), coloured with watercolour pencils, edges distressed using Colorbox Queue inks;
Sentiment: Penny Black "...second self" (3386D);
Papers: My Mind's Eye "Bloom & Grow";
Supplies: Charm from Quixotic Paperie; hydrangeas by Prima; pearl brads by Papermania; sparkly red & orange brads by Doodlebug (sugar coated - brights);ribbon and dragonfly brad from my stash;
Tools: image and paper rectange cut using large deckled rectangle nestabilities; borders cut using MS "doily lace" edge punch.

Looking forward to seeing all your interpretations of this wonderful sketch - have a great weekend, whatever you're doing!


  1. Oh wow Pauline, love the subtle peach look! Cute image and so wonderfully coloured, have a fab weekend. Ruby x

  2. I deny everything! PB stamps? Me? Nah! Absolutely gorgeous card hun (fab sketch Domi), love the soft but rich colours you have used and those bunnies are the sweetest. Hugs Squirrel xx

  3. gorgeous card as always pauline...I love that adorable image and those beautiful MME papers...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxxxx

  4. I feel in love with this card as soon as I saw it hun, the colour scheme is just perfect, your paper and lush ribbon all add up to a completely stunning creation. Have a great weekend dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

  5. Hello Pauline - this is just adorable - I love that image and your colours are DARLING!! Your touches always add so much to a card!! This is both elegant and romantic!! Thanks for the inspiration Pauline - and happy anniversary for next week! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

  6. This is absolutely beautiful Pauline. Gorgeous stamp, papers and flowers. Love it.
    Anniversary wishes to you and your hubby for next week.

  7. Oh wow hun this is so these fabulous papers and all the beautiful the colours and this image is just adorable.
    Have a great weekend
    Tracie :)x

  8. Oh Pauline, I love the colors you chose for this card. Everything goes together so beautifully. Darling little image too. So nice.

  9. This is so sweet love the image the papers layout the lot, beautiful card. luv gina xx

  10. Awww...this is adorable!
    Love those bunnies...and the gorgeous MME papers...I have that pad...but can't bring myself to cut them up yet! lol
    Helen x

  11. Beautiful Pauline i know teh choice of papers the colours are soooo pretty with this image!! I agree Squirrel is a darling! :0)

  12. Your card is one of my faves this week, I love it! The stamp is adorable and I love the colour scheme and papers you've used! I hope you're having a lovely sunday!

    Beth xx

  13. cute card Pauline!
    Hugs, Alex

  14. Oh this is so gorgeous, beautiful colours and details finished of with the sweetest pair bunnies.

  15. Hi Dear,
    your card is so sweet. Wonderful friendly colors!


  16. Your card is so wonderful and I love this cute image, Pauline!
    Have a great day! Hugs Gisela

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  18. Pauline, this is just the cutest card! The colours are fab!


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Pauline x