Saturday, 7 November 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #74

Well, it's been a busy old week, and before I know it Saturday is here again, which of course means it's time for another Penny black Saturday Challenge (yippee!). I was a good blogger this last week and hopefully managed to visit everyone's blog who entered last week's white on white challenge, but it was hardly a chore as there were some amazing creations - thanks to everyone who took the time! Don't forget to check the challenge blog to find out who won last week's prize.

This week we have a theme that can really get your creative juices flowing ... we would like to see a card based around a

Song Title / Lyrics

As always you can interpret this however you want, so long as we can see a Penny Black stamp or sticker somewhere on your project.

Once again we are offering a fabby prize to one lucky randomly chosen winner - this week it is a £10 SU voucher to spend with our regular sponsor Valentines - now that's really something to sing about!!

My fellow DT members have all been "singin' in the rain" this week and come up with some fabulous compositions - hope you'll check them out. We have also got a wonderful guest designer for November - the very talented Debby whose stunning card for this week really knocked me out and also made me chuckle (go check it out and you'll smile too :-) )

Here is my card ... perhaps not surprisingly I am still in the Christmas zone so my effort this week is based on the song

"Frosty the Snowman"

As with so many recent cards, it is actually quite sparkly irl, but the miserable weather we have been having doesn't allow that to show up very well in pics.

Main image: Penny Black "Snowy" (2521K) coloured with Cosmic Shimmers (hat & scarf) and Sakura sparkle pens (nose and shadows), and decorated with polar white Flowersoft;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards "Oh! My Words";
Papers: Kaisercraft (from The Hobby House); all matting on pearlescent "ice gold" card (from Edwin Allen);
Supplies: sparkly ribbon by Papermania; sparkly brads by Doodlebug; pearl gems and spacers from my stash;
Tools: large classic ovals and large classic scallop oval nestabilities; Marth Stewart "Arctic snowflake" punch and "embossed snowflakes" border punch.

Hope you have a great weekend, and look forward to seeing all your creations.


  1. super cute...I love this snowman image...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxxxx

  2. Morning hun, oh this is this snowman and the gorgoeus soft colours..fabulous !!
    Have a great weekend hun
    Tracie :)x

  3. Oh this is adorable, beautiful snowman and wonderful soft colours.

  4. Aww this is just so adorable love all the detail :)
    Mel x

  5. Like this snowman very much!
    And the card is really sweet.


  6. Like this snowman very much!
    And the card is really sweet.


  7. Stunning card Pauline!
    Keryn x

  8. Oh Pauline, this is simply gorgeous hun! I've been humming Frosty since I saw this earlier this morning - let's see if I can get my revenge on you with my card LOL! Snowie has to be an all time classic PB stamp and you've made the most classic snowy card, love it babe. Hugs, Squirrel xx

  9. Oh wow, this is so pretty and delicate with all those pearls, adorable card!

  10. Gorgeous card Pauline...Snowy looks so handsome! :0)
    Fabby colours...and the papers are lush!
    Love the Flowersoft on Snowy's hat...may have to steal that idea! ;0)
    Helen x

  11. Beautiful work Pauline, love all the icy colours x

  12. Love love love this snowman (I got out bidded on Ebay!)
    Beautiful card!! I love all the detail and I love your colouring.
    There's a little Award for you on my blog.

  13. This is gorgeous Pauline he is such a cutie. Love everything about it.

  14. Fab sparkly card, love your colours so frosty looking.
    Kaz xx


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Pauline x