Saturday, 27 February 2010

Penny Black #90 - sketch by Carole

Welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge - it was wonderful to see everyone's entries last week using the scrummy colour theme - the spring-like colours were a welcome relief from the awful weather we've been having ..... is winter never going to end?? One lucky entrant will have won last week's randomly drawn prize, so why not hop on over to the challenge blog to see if it's you??

This week we're ringing the changes with a sketch designed by Carole ... and it was really fab to work with.

The other DT members have come up with some brilliant interpretations which I hope you will check out - here's mine.

Perhaps I should say that the little flowers are actually lilac/blue and a lilac/pink glitter card - not as bright blue as they look in the pic!!

Main image; "Raining Daisies" (?????) which was an RAK from my lovely friend Kaz, coloured with watercolour pencils and Marvey markers, and the edges distressed with lilac ink;
Sentiment: Whiff of Joy;
Papers: unknown - offcuts from my stash;
Supplies: Papermania shimmer dots in lilac and purple, and Papermania "sparkly trims" ribbon;
Tools: "peony" nestabilities; X-cut small flower punch; Dovecraft floral border punch.

I also made this card for the following challenges:

Just Cute Bears #5 - Lilac ... in fact I specifically chose the image and papers so i could enter this one :-)
Paper Sundaes #6 - distressing ... I have lightly distressed my image edges with lilac ink.
C.R.A.F.T #39 - ribbons & sparkle ... well I've got sparkly ribbon as well as shimmer dots so hope that qualifies!
Cute Card Thursday #101 - Ribbon-tastic
Raise the Bar #7 - 3's company (I have used 3 papers)

As always the PBSC has got a fantastic prize for one lucky randomly chosen winner ... this week it is a lifetime 15% discount voucher from the wonderful Dick at

So what's not to like?? Looking forward to seeing your creations, and have a great weekend!


  1. This is stunning Pauline! The papers and colours are so delicate; you have a fantastic knack of matching papers! I love the gorgeous image and that pretty trim you've used.
    Sharon xx

  2. So cute, love the colors!
    Fredrikke :o)

  3. What a sweet card Pauline! Gorgeous image and such lovely accents...and so many challenges you've managed to fit in!!!
    Have a great weekend.
    Carole x

  4. Beautiful card as always hun xxx

  5. gorgeous card,fab image thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t.this week

  6. such a pretty card and gorgeous teddy bear! thanks for joining in with us at Just Cute Bears.
    hugs, annie x

  7. Such an adorable card! I love the flower details and how you used the little shimmer dots in the centre of the border punched flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  8. Good afternoon Pauline, wow hunny what a gorgeous card, i love this Penny black image and those absolutely luscious looking papers! have a wonderful weekend, hope its not raining where you are, hugs Linda x

  9. Sucha delicate and pretty card Pauline! I love using that sentiment with this stamp too! :0)
    Helen x

  10. This is fabulous Pauline, very pretty. Thanks for playing along with Just Cute Bears this week. Hugs Ali x

  11. Aaawww ... what a precious creation! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise the Bar this week! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work in the weeks to come!!

  12. Love the image you used on this great card ;0)

    Janneke X

  13. Hi Pauline
    What a gorgeous card, love this little bear. Love the papers you have used too.

  14. beautiful card the cute image and those gorgeous soft colours.....enjoy the rest of your weekend..big hugs kath xxxx

  15. This is really pretty, I love it. I know what you mean about lilac sometimes looking blue in a photo. Happens to me too!

    Kat x

  16. Hi Dear,
    your card is really sweet!
    Nice image on it.


  17. Super gorgeous bear Pauline, lovely paper and embellishments!

  18. Stunning card! Love it x
    Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears x

    Jenny x

  19. Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  20. Love PB's! Very cute card and lovely pallette!
    Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  21. Hi Pauline!
    Thank you for this adorable entry, that bear is so sweet with all 3 DPs as a background. Wonderful coloring, thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

  22. Love this card Pauline. Very well put together, Mands xxx


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Pauline x