Saturday, 31 October 2009

Penny Black Challenge #73 - White on White

Welcome to week #73 of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - hope you all have a really spooky Hallowe'en tonight, and thanks so much to everyone who make a spooktacular card for last week's Hallowe'en challenge. Don't foget to pop along to the challenge blog to check out who won last week's cute Christmas hedgie stamp donated by Carole.

This week we have a total contrast from the "dark side" of last week's Hallowe'en challenge - our theme is

white on white

Yes ... we would like to see your projects using only the colour white, with the exception of the colouring on your image! As always the only rule is that we need to see a Penny Black stamp or sticker somewhere on your creation.

This week we have another fab prize ... our regular sponsor Dick at PB Stamps has donated a 15% off voucher to spend in his online store - so what are you waiting for??

The DT members really have excelled themselves with a stunning selection of white cards this week - do be sure to go and check them out :-)

Here's my card for this week. You know how sometimes the whole card will spin off from one particular item in your stash?? Well this week I found some white-on-white pearlised paper AND some sparkly white floral vellum ... so I couldn't wait to get going lol!

Also for an all-white card I thought it important to try to incorporate some unusual textures, so after racking my brain I was pleased to think of using a feather ... which meant it was fabulous that I had got this wonderful vintage angelic image to hand which was an RAK from my lovely teamie Debbie.

Main image: Penny Black "Sharing a Secret" (1132K) coloured with watercolour pencils and decorated (liberally!!) with glamour dust.

Sentiment: Craftwork Cards "Oh! My Words";
Paper: s.e.i "Poppy" and Papermania sparkly floral vellum; "ice gold" pearlised white card from
Edwin Allen;
Supplies: Prima flower; large pearl brad from
The Hobby House; white feather from John Lewis; sparkly white brads by Doodlebug; all paper edges and flower decorated with glamour dust; pearl gems from my stash;
Tools: large deckle rectangle, and large mega deckle rectangle nestabilities.

As this is such an unusual colour combo i would also like to enter it for another open challenge, namely Colour Create #30 - All White

Update Tuesday: Simon Says Challenge has just posted that they are ENCOURAGING multiple entries for their all that sparkles challenge in an attempt to reach 300 entires. I had already entered this challenge, but this is way the sparkliest card I have made for a long time (and I did make it after the SS challenge was posted), so I'm entering it as a second entry :-)

Have a great weekend, and happy crafting :-)


  1. This is just stunning dear love that lush paper and the gorgeous image, just perfect
    Hugs Jacqui x

  2. Beautiful card Pauline!
    Love all of the sparkles! :0)
    Helen x

  3. absolutey gorgeous, love the glitter and detail. Thanks for the card btw

  4. Beautiful card Pauline, I am loving this challenge this week!!

    Have a great weekend.

    Hugs Jackie xx

  5. Such a sweet card Pauline, I love the adorable image and the pretty flower detail with the feather. Have a great weekend! Debbie x

  6. Wow Pauline this is so stunning i love all the glitter!I love that vellum its so pretty and the wings on the image really ties it all together
    love tasha xx

  7. Wow!

    I love it! That image is just so cute!

  8. Hey Pauline...OOhh your cards are really lovely...This is great paper and such a cute image...Just checked out some of your christmas cards aswell and you do choose your papers and colours so well..everything is going together beautifully...yes fingers crossed...don't stop the magic!

  9. beautiful card the flower and the feather and your beautiful image...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxxxx

  10. This is really pretty, I love the shimmery effect on the papers too xxx

  11. I love your card, such a lovely image and background, and thank you so much for popping over to my blog xx

  12. This is gorgeous Pauline, love everything about it. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  13. WOW what a stunning card This is so beautiful , love the glitter and the image!

    Thanks for joining Colour Create this week.

    Hugs Di xxxxx

  14. Pauline, this is so very elegant -- who would have guessed that white on white could be so gorgeous!

  15. oh wow hun gorgeous this adorable image and the fabulous feather.
    Hope you having a lovely weekend
    Tracie :)x

  16. A real beauty Pauline, I do like the white on white look and you have done it so beautifully. Love the feather & sparkles.
    Kaz xx


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