Saturday, 9 January 2010

Penny Black Challenge #83 - Sketch!!

Hello everyone and welcome to week 83 of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Hope you're all keeping safe and warm in this horrendous wintry weather, and that you'll take the opportunity to stay cosy indoors if you can and indulge in a bit of crafting time!

This week we have a special treat for you ... not just one, but a choice of two sketches for you to follow, drawn by our talented teamie Nat.

To enter this week's challenge, just make any craft project following one of the above sketches ... the only other rule is that you must use a Penny Black image or sentiment somewhere on your creation.

This week's priz is a fab $20 online store voucher from our regular sponsor 1-2-3 Stitch

So why not pop over to the DT members' blogs to see their inspiring creations, and then cosy up in your craft space and get started :-)

Here's my card, which followed sketch 2.

I decided to make a friendship card as it meant that I could use my text charm with a flower for the "sentiment" element of the sketch.

I'd also like to enter this for the following challenges:

ABC - L is for layering ... this one has more layers of paper than I normally use :-)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Feel the Love

And here's the inside ...


Main image: Penny Black "Embrace" (2892K) coloured with watercolour pencils;

Sentiment (inside): Penny Black; Papers: Bo Bunny;
Supplies: large pearl brad and spacer from The Hobby House; adhesive ribbons by DCWV; "friends" charm from Quixotic Paperie; large pink flower from my stash;
Tools: large classic circles and large classic scalloped circles nestabilities.

Looking forward to seeing all your creations.

******************** Blog Candy alert ********************

Jodi of Inked Inspirations is offering a fabulous candy for one of her followers - this fabulous set of Magnolia Valentine stamps - wow!

It's open until 25th January, so why not pay her gorgeous blog a visit?


  1. Morning hunny - oooh you have used one of my all time fave stamps! Gorgeous details hun and adore your layers. The inside is just as fabulous. Hope you have a really nice weekend

  2. Fab Card Pauline , love the colours and papers are cute

  3. Fabulous card Pauline I just love that little Ellie and your papers are just perfect for the card
    Hugs Jacqui x

  4. Gorgoeus card Pauline - I love that heffalump! ;0)
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
    Helen x

  5. Such a fab card Pauline, you've coloured the image perfectly and this inside is just awesome!
    Have a great Sunday!
    Carole x

  6. what a beautiful card Pauline,i love your image and colours.
    Soo gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Such a cute card!! I love the combination of papers you've used!!

  8. Wow what a great card Pauline, love that stamp.

    Hope you are having a good weekend

    Kepp warm

    Jackie x

  9. Gorgoeus card just love this Elli!
    soooo cute! thanks for joining in with us at the ABC Challenge!
    Samantha :0)

  10. Oh that little elephant is so cute holding all those flowers! Thanks for playing in the Flourishes challenge!


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