Saturday, 20 February 2010

Penny Black #89 - Colour Combo

This week has just raced by .... already it's Saturday again, and that can only mean one thing's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challege.

Some of you may have noticed I had a week off last week ... but it's fab that so many of you were in lovey-dovey mode for the Valentine Challenge ... as always, don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see if you have won the prize

This week our thoughts are turning to spring, with a lovely spring-like colour combo for you

Pink + yellow + green

All the DT members have been pulling out the stops to make some fabulous samples so please do visit them and have a peep!

This week we also have an adorable prize for you ... it's this darling stamp "A Tender Hug" donated by our very own Carole - thanks hun!

Without further ado, here's my card.

I had a slight panic over this, as I didn't have any papers which would successfully pull all three colours together .... although I've got a 6*6 "Two Scoops" pad, the paper I have used for the background is all gone ... so in the end I just had to buy a single piece of 12 * 12. Why the panic about that??? I hear you ask. Well ... I am part of a group of crafty friends where some dear crazy woman (you know who you are pmsl!!....) has suggested giving up stash buying for Lent ....WHAAAATTT?? Lent started on Wednesday ... and I discovered I needed this piece of paper on ... er ... Thursday morning lol!! So I just brazened it out and bought it as an "essential" .. but I'm now probably in the doghouse rofl! It's going to be a tough 6 weeks tee hee!

I'm really loving my newish MS border punch .. it really makes me think of a white picket fence and I can't help but decorate it every time with butterflies and flowers :-) Hope it gives an impression of spring!

I would also like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Creative Belli #85 - Butterflies or dragonflies
Stamp Something - A Touch of Spring
Paper Sundaes #5 - Glittery Spring
SophistiCat #22 - Stitching
Crafty Creations #55 - Stitching
Corrosive #51 - Sew it up!
Cute Card Thursday #100 - Metal Mania (metal spacers)
Gingersnap Colour Challenge #43 - 3 colours you love
Totally Gorjuss #18 - Flower Power
Cute Daisy May - Bright & cheerful

Main image: "Teddy & Company" transparent set; coloured with watercolourp encils;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Papers: BasicGrey "Two Scoops";
Supplies: flowers by Woodware; sparkly brads by Doodlebug; spacers from The Hobby House; pearls from my stash;
Tools: large classic oval and large classic scalloped oval nestabilities; shapeabilities "Fancy tags"; Martha Stewart "garden trellis" border punch and "large monarch butterfly" punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.

Hope you're having a great weekend whatever you're doing, and looking forward to seeing your creations.


  1. Know what hunny? I forgive you LOL!! Absolutely gorgeous card, can see why the paper was essential. That ted is so sweet and it really does make me think of spring. Fabulous. Crazy friend, Squirrel xx

  2. This is adorable Pauline, love the fancy tag, how pretty,wishing you a great weekend!

  3. Pauline this is gorgous, I love this colour combo, must look out my PB images...good luck with all your challenges, thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

    ps CDM are looking for Bright and Cheerful this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

  4. wonderful sweet card Pauline, adorable image and fab colours.

  5. Thanks Pauline you are a star, thank you for joining us this week at CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  6. Beautiful card Pauline! I love those BG're forgiven...and the butterly is gorgeous!
    Helen x

  7. This is beautiful Pauline i love it gorgeous image and embellies. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

  8. Awww Pauline this is soooooooo gorgeous! I forgive you too....LOL
    Only problem I have is I NEED that trellis punch, the butterfly punch and all your flowers & foliage!!!!
    I may even be able to afford them after 6 weeks of NO spend! :0)
    Fabulous card Hun!
    Kaz xx

  9. Gorgeous card you have made!
    Fredrikke :o)

  10. Your card is just adorable the cute bear and all your yummy accents!
    Have a great weekend.
    Carole x

  11. I agree a great colour combo for Spring. Thanks for joining us at CCT.x

  12. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cats

  13. such a sweet card pauline....I love this ted image......enjoy the rest of your weekend..hugs kath xxxx

  14. Love your card Pauline ;0)

    I love that butterfly ...

    Janneke X

  15. What a beautiful card Pauline,i love your image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  16. Love the card, pretty and soft and spring-like - wonderful color combo! And I was soooooo giggling at how you went an ENTIRE 24 hours before breaking your lenten stash fast!!! Too funny! I'm right there with ya, girl! Temptation and all :)

  17. Gorgeous card Pauline! Love the trellis too!

    Keryn x

  18. Gorgeous card Pauline! I love this image, looks so sweet.

  19. This is absolutely adorable! I love all the dimension and different elements. Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!

  20. What a beautiful card and I love this very elegant butterfly. Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge.

  21. This is absolutely adorable! Love that color combo and the image is one of my faves! thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  22. Beautiful card. Your image is very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  23. Gorgeous card and love the design and details, the colours are beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us over at Cute Daisy May and we hope to see you again next week.
    Hugs Linda

  24. Ah Pauline this is absolutely gorgeous. Your attention to detail is second to none. Thanks for sharing at CDM this week.

  25. Lovely card - such beautiful details and papers! Thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge!

  26. Your card is a work of art!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge!!!

  27. Good morning Pauline, more gorgeous cards since my last visit and im loving them all! such lovely images with wonderful details. Hope you manage to stick to your no stash buuying for lent, after the initial hitch! it was an emergency though hunny and i can understand that. Have a lovely day hugs Linda x


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Pauline x