Saturday, 23 January 2010

Penny Black Challenge #85 - Something Sweet

Good morning and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks to everyone who entered last week's blue, cream and gold challenge - sorry I didn't manage to get round to look at everyone's entries but I'm sure they were all fab as usual ... will try harder this week!! As always, don't forget to check to see if you are last week's prizewinner!

This week's challenge is

Something Sweet

Now you might like to interpret this as a cake or confectionery based image, or maybe just sweet and adorable image or colours! You can interpret the challenge however you like and make whatever you want, so long as we can see one or more Penny Black stamps or stickers on it!

And talking of sweet .. what a fab prize we have this week, donated by our very own Carole ... it's this darling set of Popcorn stamps called "Smile" - it's enough to make you smile just looking at them!

The other DT members have all been busy creating sweet but calorie-free confections ... and here's mine.

I followed the wonderful sketch from this week's Lili of the Valley Challenge #45 - I'm so excited about their new stamps coming out on Monday, and am keeping everything crossed that this card might win some :-)

I would also like to enter this card for

Simon Says - Punch It (2nd entry!) ... I had hoped to make a DT call card specifically, but not sure whether I'm going to get chance before Tuesday.
Quixotic #10 - Ink Up an Old Stamp ... well I'm enbarrassed to admit that I ahve had this set for months (if not a year!) and have never inked up this image before!!
Totally Gorjuss - Dimension! ... I hope the layered flowers and flittering butterfly qualify :-)

Main image: Penny Black transparent set "Birthday Critters", coloured wtih watercolour pencils, edges sponged with Colorbox Q pigment ink, and cake decorated with stickles;
Sentiment: Penny Black transparent set "Salutations";
Paper: Papermania "Blueberry Hill";
Supplies: lace from Quixotic Paperie; flowers by Woodware and Prima; large pearl brad by Paper Company Studio; small pearl brad and large spacer from The Hobby House; pink ribbon from my stash;
Tools: small circle, large circle and large classic scalloped circle nestabilities; Leone Em "Ash branch" punch; X-Cut medium butterfly punch.

Hope you're all having a great weekend whatever you're doing.


  1. beautiful card as always the sweet image..have a great weekend...hugs kath xxxx

  2. Wonderful card so cute and definately sweet

  3. Oh this is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at TG
    Love Sarah W XXX

  4. Absolutely gorgeous card my dear, so pretty. I will tell you what is even more sweet though .... YOU!!!!! Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful card you sent. I was so touched hun. Thankyou for your wonderful friendship!

  5. Wow Pauline, this is so pretty and a great take on the sketch. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge and Good Luck!

  6. Beautiful card Pauline! Such gorgeous colours, papers and details. Thanks for joining us at LOTV this week x

  7. This is stunning Pauline. I love your colours, so soft and pretty. Thanks for joining us at TG and good luck.

    Kat x

  8. Such a lovely card dear, fabulous colours and lovely image
    Hugs Jacqui x

  9. This is fab Pauline so cute. Re gold pearlised paper I got it ages ago from Craft Central however they are no longer trading. I can't find any more on my travels. If I do I'll give you a shout. Have a super day.

  10. This is so gorgeous!!!! I love the colours you chose, so soft and soothing!!! BEEEEAUTIFULLL!!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp!
    Chris & the DT

  11. Gorgeous card Pauline :-) I love this image ,, one of my fave PB images :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challlenge and DT call :-)

    Lols x x x

  12. Pauline, this is just precious!

    You were chosen as one of the PICK 3 TOP 3 and your card is being featured at Stamping Vacation! Congratulations!

  13. This is so beautiful!! I love all the colors. The lace, flower and embellies is really pretty.

  14. Awwww...this is lovely! One of my favourite PB images! :0)
    Helen x

  15. Really beautiful. Love those flowers...

  16. Another beauty. Love the flowers.
    Kaz xx

  17. Such a gorgeous card and wonderful take on our sketch Pauline. Your image is coloured so beautifully and your papers and details are so pretty.
    Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
    Nicola -x-


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Pauline x