Saturday, 21 November 2009

Penny Black - Winter Wonderland Blog Hop & DT candy!

Hello everyone and welcome to week 76 of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

This week we are really excited as we have something very special for you ..... it's our

"Winter Wonderland"
Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop

Our theme for this week's challenge is

Winter Wonderland

... with a fabulous prize donated by our own lovely Carole of a Cuttlebug Christmas snowflake folder



AND

we're also having a blog hop with some fabulous prizes, both on the challenge blog and on each DT member's blog too!

Here's how it works .....

Can you guess this well known Christmas Song?

---O--- T-- --- N---- -----E--

a little clue......one of Santa's helpers)

It has five words and we have given you another little clue by filling in some of the letters, but to collect the rest of the letters you need to visit each member of the Design Team including our lovely Guest Designer for this month Debby......solve the puzzle and then e-mail your answer to Kath....kathinwesthill@btinternet.com.

The 2 letters you need to collect from me are

H and E

There are links to all the other DT members' blogs on the Penny Black Challenge blog - do go visit them all, look at their fab creations and show them some love for all the hard work they put in over the year ...and of course collect the rest of the letters !!

Good luck ! - Entries will close at midnight GMT on Friday 27th November.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A BLOG HOP PRIZE...YOU NEED TO ENTER A CARD IN THIS WEEK'S "WINTER WONDERLAND" CHALLENGE

and all the lucky winners will be announced on Penny Black Saturday next Saturday.

And I can't believe how generous our sponsors have been....fabulous prizes up for grabs......2 CD's from Funky Hand.....4...yes 4 lifetime 15% off discount vouchers from PB Stamps.....a Penny Black stamp from 1-2-3 Stitch......digi download from Pollycraft.....10% voucher from Valentines......$25 voucher from Simon Says Stamps....10 rolls of ribbon from FR Ribbons.....bumper pack of stuff from Simply Create.

And as if that's not enough ...

each DT member is also offering their own

DT blog candy

I am offering the following to one visitor - all you have to do is enter this week's challenge, and leave a comment on my card with a direct link to your work on this post. I will pick my favourite after the challenge closes next Friday 27th November, at midnight GMT.

- One PB "Snowy" stamp - kindly donated by Simply Stamps Friends, and perfect for those last minute Christmas cards as he is so cute and so easy to colour.



- One Wizard Impressabilities - "Snowflakes"


- One pack of Papermania translucent adhesive gems

... and a few bits and bobs such as charms and ribbon if I get more than 50 comments lol!

Don't forget to visit all the other DT members' blogs to check out their fab Winter Wonderland cards, collect your letters for the blog hop prizes, and check out thier blog candies :-)

Phew!

After all that ... my card for this week lol!

Now I have to be honest and say that I've had a bit of a nightmare photographing this ... the composition is quite simple, and the "interest" is really in the fact that I used snowflake tinsel embossing powder on my tree, and three different shades of iridescent pink card ... but alas the good old British weather has done its best to provide only sufficient daylight to draw a veil over it all lol!!

Well here it is anyways!





Recipe:
Main image: Penny Black "Fantasy", heat embossed with Heat It Up "snowflake tinsel" powder onto iridescent pink cardstock, matted onto holographic silver card and pale pink iridescent card, and decorated with pearls and translucent gems from my stash;
Sentiment:
Make Your Mark in York;
Paper: unknown make pink paper;
Supplies: pink organza ribbon, pearls and translucent gems from stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart "embossed snowflakes" edge punch; Cuttlebug "Snowflakes #2" die; small, large and large scalloped circle nestabilities.


Thanks very much to everyone who entered last week's challenge - you really rocked the Christmas for the Guys challenge.

Good luck with the blog hop and looking forward to seeing all your creations!

71 comments:

  1. Wow, Pauline, love this stunning card,great heat embossing detail with the super image! Have a fab weekend.

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  2. Beautiful card Pauline, I do so love pink for Christmas. Thanks for the chance of winning such lovely goodies.
    Jackie
    x

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  3. Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. Gorgeous card, Pauline. Love the irridescence of the tree and your embellies. Thanks for the opportunity to win your candy, too!x :)

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  5. this card is beautiful i love it i really like the image

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  6. Just stunning Pauline! This is so beautiful, I adore it! Was great having a chat last weekend :o)
    Hope you have a great weekend hun
    -x-

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  7. Gorgeous card, I love it.

    Hugs, Riina

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  8. Beautiful card Pauline, I love the tree stamp.

    Liza x

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  9. Beautiful card hun :) Dont add me into your draw btw, just thought I would comment :) xxx

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  10. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

    Your card is absolutely stuuning! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that tree stamp & want it sooo badly!!! fingers crossed its in my socking at xmas! xxx

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  11. I like the card. Soothing feeling. I have entered into the PB challenge. Below is my blog link.

    http://peachcrate.blogspot.com/2009/11/hegehogs-winter-gifts.html#comments

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  12. love this tree... and I really love the colors you picked. Simply gorgeous!

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  13. gorgeous card pauline....love that fantasy tree......enjoy the rest of a rather wet weekend....big hugs kath xxxxx

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  14. Wowwww Pauline,

    Your card is sooooo beautiful. I love it.

    Thanks for the change to win your amazing candy!!!!

    http://ellens-corner.blogspot.com/2009/11/pb-saturday-challenge-winter-wonderland.html

    Hugs,
    Ellenxxx

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  15. Hi ya hun, hope your well...thought I'd pop over and let you know how fabulous your card is this week, love this gorgoeus image.
    Hope your having a lovely weekend
    hugs
    Tracie :)x

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  16. I love your card! I think you are being brave by using non-traditional Christmas colors!

    Ronda C.

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  17. i love the gems on the tree, i would have never thought to do that, thanks for a great image

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  18. beautiful, very pretty. clever use of the pearls

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  19. Wow. I love your card. Your colors are so sweet. I love Christmas card in pink.

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  20. Gorgeous card. I love pink Christmas cards. And your tree is just fantastic.

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  21. Wow - you can still see the irridescence on your card - so beautiful.
    Sarah

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  22. beautiful card hunny love what you have done with the tree its such a lovely stamp! love the layout I have entered my card soooo hope I can enter your candy too! fingered crossed, Great PB challenge I am loving this blog hop! thanks Samantha :0)

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  23. Such a lovely pink card! Love the heat embossed tree and the iridescent pink :)

    Here´s my card

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  24. Great card, love the image, thanks for the inspiration!!! Here is mine, http://passionafterdusk.blogspot.com/2009/11/winter-wonderland-penny-blacks.html, hope you like it, Kisses., Rali

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  25. Hello Pauline,

    what a sweet card, I love the tree and the pink colours. Also a very generous candy, love the snowman ;-)
    Here's my card: http://crealin.blogspot.com/2009/11/winter-wonderland.html
    I hope you like it, thanx for sharing your ideas!

    Greetings,

    Lins

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  26. Such a pretty card Pauline...love the soft colours!
    Helen x

    Here'a a link to my card

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  27. Such a sparkly card and real pretty colours too, thanks for the chance to win your candy Here is my card

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  28. Lovely image and the pink really makes this card...Kris

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  29. Ooh, this is sooo pretty Pauline! I love all the twinkly gems and this stamp is fabulous! I hope you're having a lovely sunday!

    Love Beth xx

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  30. Gorgeous card Pauline ,,, I have this stamp and I love it ! You have made an absolutely stunning card here ! :-)
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  31. Love your sparkly tree - its gonna be a must have!
    here is my entry for this weeks PBSC challenge!
    hugs
    SuzyX

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  32. It can be difficult photographing cards with the poor light conditions at this time of yoar ... but ... your cards still looks stunning, well done.

    Lynn x

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  33. Love that stamp Pauline, great colour scheme too. My card is now uploaded to the challenge blog, thanks for the chance to win the lovely goodies.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  34. Hello Pauline

    A beautiful card, adore the colours and that tree stamp. One I intended to buy and never did, but think I must.

    B x

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  35. Wow! What an elegant Christmas card! I love the pearls and gems. You can find my challenge entry here.

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  36. How pretty! I love the iridescent mat under your image!

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  37. Hi Pauline,

    ooooh your card is beautiful! another stamp I NEED! lol, fab details. I have entered the challenge and just collecting my letters now, thanks for the hop

    Joey.xxx

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  38. Great cards. Think I might just have to put this stamp on my Christmas list. It just keeps getting longer and longer.
    I have entered a card into this weeks PBSC and would love to win your goodies. Thanks.
    Hugz Andrea Reid.xx

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  39. Beautiful card Pauline...!!!

    Hugs
    Doris

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  40. Hi Pauline!

    Your card is so fabulous. These colors - great!!!

    I've created a winter wonderland card, too. You can see it here.

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great candy.

    Hugs, Kiki

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  41. WOW!! Amazing! Absolutely stunning card! =)
    Here’s my entry.
    Hugs, SannaS

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  42. Hi Pauline.

    Stunning card, such gorgeous colours. Thanks for the chance to win some fab candy too. My card is here

    Hugs Ali x

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  43. Am loving your card hun, really gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win your candy. You can find my entry here Hugs, Squirrel xx

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  44. Stunning card Pauline that tree is fab and the colour you have chosen is beautiful. thanks for chance to win your scrummy candy.

    Here is my Snowman Soup

    ~ Ali x ~

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  45. Gorgeous card!! love the tre and the gems on it. Thanks for offering such fabulous candy.

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  46. Very pretty card, love the colour and the pearls on the tree x
    Thanks for the chance to win x

    Jenny x

    My Winter Wonderland card

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  47. Such great colors! It looks so different and unique. Great job!

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  48. Love your card Pauline! So lovely! Please count me in on your candy... it's great!
    THANKS!
    Denise

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  49. Gorgeous card! I love the pretty colours. Thanx for the chance to win your fab candy!

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  50. wonderful card, i love pink, i'm a girlie...
    here is mine
    Hugs Finja

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  51. What colours...
    I love your beautiful card!
    Hugs,
    Minnamanna

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  52. I love this image Pauline and I works so well with the papers. Below is a link to my card, I hope you like it. Karen xoxo

    http://artypartyni.blogspot.com/2009/11/penny-black-saturday-challenge.html

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  53. wow, a wonderful card. I love this colors!!!

    here is mine:
    http://annis-stempeltraeume.blogspot.com/2009/11/winter-wonderland.html

    hugs, Anni

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  54. I love this stamp, I have used it a lot here lately myself! I love how you used pink and white, really beautiful! My card is here:

    http://scrapperjulia.blogspot.com/2009/11/sparkly-tree.html

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  55. I adore this card Pauline the pink is fabulous x Here’s Mine

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  56. Super fab card, love all the colours and image . Hugs Ewa

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  57. that's a nice card - subtle (if pink!) I have entered my card on the PB challenge blog and am off blog hopping!

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  58. Sooo cute card!! I love it!! Here is my entry to the challenge.

    Hugs, Susa

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  59. Beautiful card Pauline. I love the tree and all details.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Magda x

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  60. Pauline you made a beautiful card, like the tree with te stones. Thanks for the opportunity to win your Blog candy.
    Here is my card
    Thank you for visiting my blog
    Hugs José

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  61. Love this image it seems so versatile, my card is entered , but keep forgetting to say when I leave a comment hope your fellow DT's realise and still let me be in with achance of winning some fab candy, but at least I'll have a chance to win your fab candy, thanks Julye

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  62. Hi Pauline

    Loving your card and all its interesting layers and details.

    Even with the weather spoiling everyones photography it is clear your card is beautiful. I can see the iredescent parts and love your pearls and sparkles!! Thank you for the inspiration.

    Love Jules xx

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  63. Wow Pauline!!! your card is Beautiful
    Thanks for the chance to win your candy
    I have entered the PB challenge you can view my entry Here
    Hugs Susie xx

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  64. Ooh your card is gorgeous, the pearls look beautiful on the tree. My entry is here

    Thanks for the chance to win

    Jan x

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  65. Great card ,
    Here's my card
    Thanks for the chance to win
    Hugs
    Francesca

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  66. Fab card and colour, great prize, thanks for a chance to win
    Happy crafting
    Tracyx

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  67. Your card is so lovely. thanks for the chance of winning your candy, if i am lucky enough to win, you could offer the snowman stamp to someone else, as you will see from my entry.

    http://dianesfavouritecards.blogspot.com/2009/11/penny-black-saturday-challenge.html

    Thanks again
    Diane x

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  68. This is very pretty Pauline. I love the colours you've used. Thanks for the chance to win your candy. Hope you like my card!

    Here it is.

    Kat x

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x