Saturday, 17 October 2009

Penny Black Challenge #71 - Sketch by Nat

Good morning everyone, and welcome again to week 71 of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge ... the weeks are flying past, so it's great to see so many of you taking the time to join in the challenges now we're getting into the run up to Christmas :-) Once again there were some wonderful entries for last week's buttons and bows challenge - don't forget to visit the challenge blog to find out who won last week's prize.

This week we are ringing the changes with a sketch by our talented teamie Nat ... who by the way has just been shortlisted by Craft Stamper Magazine for their Stamper of the Year 2009 .... woo hoo and well done hun!

The DT has created some stunning samples to get you in the mood - do visit their blogs and leave them a kind comment :-) And to help get those creative juices flowing even more, we have got another great prize on offer this week for one lucky randomly drawn winner .... A SU scrub from Valentine's.
Here's my card ... I went for a festival of pinkness this week for some reason! I was pretty much influenced by the image shape on the sketch, and thought this was one of my most appropriate stamps. I haven't made a brushstroke flower for a while, and I must admit it is a look I really love.

Main image: Penny Black "Blush " (2666K), stamped and spritzed using Marvey markers.
Sentiment: Penny Black transparent set "Hugs!";
Paper: Craft Creations;
Supplies: flowers by Woodware; heart-shaped button by Doodlebug; iridescent pink cardstock from Edwin Allen; other buttons and ribbons from my stash;
Tools: large circle and large scalloped circle Nestabilities; Cuttlebug "daisy pattern" embossing folder used on pink iridescent card.

Have a great weekend, and look forward to seeing your creations.


  1. Wonderful Pauline, love the CB folder on the shiny card. Have a great weekend!

  2. Morning hun, oh this is this beautiful image and all the fabulous pinks.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Tracie :)x

  3. What a charming card this is Pauline I love the papers and the image this is really classy
    Hugs Jacqui x

  4. What a little beauty Pauline, so lovely to see a bit of pink in the autumn!
    Keryn :D

  5. Gorgeous card the combination of colours & textures!
    Helen x

  6. Very nice card hun!
    Like the pastel colors on it very much!


  7. A really beautiful card I love the papers and your image.
    xx Vee

  8. This is such a pretty and elegant card! I love the effect of this brushtroke technique and the embossing is fab!

    Beth xx

  9. Beautiful card hun! Lovely and spring like, makes a change from all the christmas cards I see lately! lol
    Fab use of my sketch darl & also thanks for mentioning my good news :)
    Happy Crafting! xxx


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Pauline x