Saturday, 3 October 2009

Penny Black Challenge #69 - Autumn Breeze

Welcome once again to the weekend, and to the latest Penny Black Saturday Challenge. It looks like the weather is on the turn here in the UK and autumn is definitely on its way, so to celebrate we thought this week we would have a theme challenge for you ... and surprise, surprise it is

Autumn Breeze

... so what we would like to see is anything on your card that reminds you of autumn .. whether it's an image, shapes or just autumnal colours. As always, the only rule is that we need to see at least one Penny Black stamp or sticker on your creation.

This week we have an absolutely fantastic prize ... our own dear Carole has donated this gorgeous stamp from the latest PB Christmas 2009 range - "Hand mailed" - how cute is that? You've got to be in it to win it, so we look forward to seeing your creations.

Here's my card for this week ... I treated myself to a couple of new Daisy Bucket papers in autumnal colours, and then I couldn't resist inking up this cute li'l mouse swinging from a branch (first time I've inked him up - naughty!!) as I thought the flowers complimented the flowers on the paper. This card is very different from my usual colour palette, but I kinda like it (and of course it allowed me to buy some paper and flowers so I'm more geared up for future autumn cards lol!)

Indeed, life being short and all that, I'd also like to enter this card for 2 other challenges that have an autumn theme this week .. namely the new Crafty Calendar Challenge (where I have also included the optional extra of plants and vegetation) and One Stop Craft Challenge #49.

Main image: mouse from Penny Black transparent set "Tiny Wishes":
Sentiment: from PB transparent set "Party Critters";
Papers: Daisy Bucket "Sweet Marabella";
Supplies: lace from Quixotic Paperie; pearls by BasicGrey "opaline"; flowers and flower-shaped gems by Petaloo; gold, copper and iron brads from my stash;
Tools: image matting and layering cut with large oval and scalloped oval nestabilities; leaves cut using Leone Em "Ash Family" punch.

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week with your fabulous pink, lemon & chocolate themed cards - there were some really yummy creations. Don't forget to check out the challenge blog later to see who has won last week's prize, and whilst you're there do check out the fabulous cards for this week from my fellow DT teamies :-)

Hope you have a great weekend.


  1. I love this card Pauline and the image is so cute.
    Clare x

  2. This is Stunning Pauline! What amazing flowers and such a gorgeous image.The papers are really beautiful.
    Hope you're keeping well hunny.
    Sharon xx

  3. Hi Pauline dear, this is a stunning card and what a brilliant idea to use just the top of the stamp it fits the challenge perfectly. BTW can you let me have out little Buddies address so I can get a little something off for Tuesday
    Hugs Jacqui x

  4. Oh this is adorable, wonderful image.

  5. Gorgeous card, wonderful colours and image, thanks for joining our first challenge! hugs, Jane x

  6. Hi Dear,
    very great image and wonderful Colors!


  7. What a cool card! The stamp is adorable,Ruth x

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card Pauline! Your colours look fab and I love the image you've used!
    Thanks for joining in this week at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
    Georgia xx

  9. Stunning card Pauline! Love the papers and cute image. This card has a great autumn feel thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

  10. Gorgeous card Pauline, love the colours and that little mouse is so cute. Well done on adding the optional extra of plants or vegetation and thanks for playing along with our first challenge.
    Kim xXx Crafty Calander Challenges

  11. Beautiful card Pauline - love the gorgeous papers and the image is just adorable. Very pretty flowers too.

  12. Hi, brilliant card, very cute. Thanks for joining in the fun at Craft Calendar this month. I hope we will see more of your creations in the months to come.

    Liz x

  13. Beautiful card Pauline, such a sweet little image and a gorgeous combination of colours and embellies! Thank you so much for joining our first challenge at Crafty Calendar :) Donna x

  14. So so pretty Pauline! Just love the little mouse - so cute. thanks for linking to the Quixotic paperie candy and good luck :) Kim

  15. fab card such lovely colours and a real cute image, thanks for joining us this month on crafty callendar challenge.
    louise xx

  16. Pauline, I love that image! It's so adorable = not seen it before. Your paper selection is gorgeous and the flowers are fab. Reminds me of the harvest festival. Brilliant. Squirrel xx

  17. Love Love Love this adorable card! What a beautiful image! Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge. Donna x

  18. Oh this is so cute Pauline! I didn't realise this came as a separate stamp from the bunny one I've seen! I love the papers you've used and the flower gems are fab too! I hope you've had a nice weekend!

    Beth xx

  19. A gorgeous card Pauline, I really love the cute image and the gorgeous autumnal papers. Debbie x

  20. Fab autumn card Pauline, love those papers and a sweet image that is!

  21. Oh wow, this image looks fantastic coloured in fall hues, and the rest of your card looks great, the perfect compliment. Wonderful work.

  22. such a beautiful card ive not seen this stamp before its so cute, thanks for joining us over at CCC xxxx

  23. What a lovely rich looking card, those new papers were worth every penny

    Sarah x

  24. Hi Pauline -- you have used the yummiest papers and colors for this beautiful creation. So much pattern and texture and a delightful repeat of smaller flowers offsetting the larger ones.

  25. This is gorgeous! Lovely paper selection, and those flowers really speak of autumn, don't they? Great card!

    Chris xx

  26. hi there sweetie - oooh I love this. Gorgeous papers and your image is just tooooooo sweet

  27. Hi Pauline, thanks for your ovely comments on my new blog! I think I'm visiting a real pro here - your creations are GORGEOUS!! Think I'll be back!!


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Pauline x