Saturday, 6 March 2010

Penny Black Challenge #91 - easel card

Woo hoo its Saturday, so it's time again for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. It was fabulous to see last week's interpretations of Carole's fabulous sketch - don't forget to pop over the the challenge blog to check if you have won last week's prize.

This week we have another great challenge - we would like you to make an

easel card

The only other rule is that you need to use a Penny Black image or sticker somewhere on your creation.

This week we have another great prize from our regular sponsor Clair at

- an SU corner rounder punch.

The DT has been busy making some really gorgeous creations - hope you will pop over to their blogs and check them out. We also have a brilliant new guest designer for March - Nadine - so please do go and say hello!

I really love easel cards as they are so easy to make and give you a bit more "display" area than a standard card .... so I have taken the opportunity to make my mum's Mother's Day card.

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

Simon Says - Mother's Day
C.R.A.F.T. #40 - Mother's Day / Flowers
Totally Papercrafts #6 - Mother's Day / Special Lady
Magical Crafts #9 - Something for Mum
My Time to Craft #81 - Just for Mum
Lili of the Valley #48 - Easel Card
Kaboodle Doodles #25 - Fancy Folds
Stamp Something - Something Girly
Crafty Calendar #6 - Flower Power
Spoon Full of Sugar #93 - beads (hope the little pearl beads on the flower stamens count ... they're all I've got lol!)

Main image: Penny Black "Wind Caressed" (3818J) heat embossed wtih detail gold powder and coloured with Cosmic Shimmer paints;
Sentiments: peel offs and Cuttlebug "Hippie Chick" alphabet lettering;
Papers: BasicGrey "Wisteria";
Supplies: roses from Hobbycraft decorated with stickles; large pearl brads from The Hobby House; floral ribbon and flowers with pearl bead stamens from my stash;
Tools: Fiskars paper trimmer "deckle" blade; Martha Stewart "doily lace" edge punch.

Looking forward to seeing all your creations and have a great weekend :-)


  1. Hoping to get my entry in early this week, your card is wonderful and so apt for mothering sunday, love the gorgeous big blooms!

  2. Hi Pauline

    this is beautiful, gorgeous detail and colours choice! Thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts this week


  3. HI,
    thats a wonderful creation hun!
    Lovely image and great colors.


  4. Gorgeous card hun I adore the soft colours, very nice :) xxx

  5. This is so beautiful - I really love the flowers and the colours are lovely! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
    Georgia xx

  6. This is such a beautiful mothers day card Pauline. I love the fabulous colours and the layout, the flowers are stunning
    love tasha xx

  7. This is stunning. Love the lo and those flowers and ribbon. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles. Hope to see you back for the next challenge. Marianne x

  8. Hi Pauline
    A beautiful card,
    hugs Dianne xx

  9. this is a stunning card the colour combo is divine as are the flowers thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs x

  10. Gorgeous card Pauline :-) I love the image and the papers and flowers are fantastic ,, I love the pearl stamend and the sparkle on the roses ,,, beautiful :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  11. What a gorgeous card, it's very pretty
    Thanks for joining in at MCFC

    Jackie x

  12. Pretty card , .lovely colours and i love the punched borders you have used
    Lisa ;)

  13. Really pretty card. Thanks for joining in Kaboodledoodles this time and hope to see you next week. Jill

  14. Such a gorgeous pretty card. Love the image you have used and those pretty BG papers too.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

  15. Stunning card Pauline! The colours are gorgeous. Love the deckle edges and those beautiful flowers. The pearl brads look fantastic too.
    Sharon xx

  16. Beautiful Card!! Love the easel style card your papers are so pretty, Great image and lush flowers. thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

  17. Wow Pauline your easel card is gorgeous. Loving your image, beautiful papers and layout. Fabulous punched and floral detail and this is going to be treasured by one lucky mum.
    Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
    Nicola -x-

  18. Hi Pauline
    wow this is stunning, luv the colour combo, beautiful papers & embelies, lovely layout. Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  19. this is beautiful, wonderful papers, embellies and image :)

    Thanks so much for joining in with this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Challenge :)



  20. This is beautiful, the flowers look gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
    Julie x

  21. Such a pretty card. Love the colours and the pearl brads. Gorgeous flowers.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts, I hope we see you again real soon.

    Mel X

  22. Beautiful card,
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles,

  23. Gorgeous card and beautiful colour-pallette! Love all the detail.
    Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  24. GORGEOUS easel card, love the colors and especially the flowers. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles.

  25. This is really elegant and pretty...

  26. Beautiful card Pauline!
    Gorgeous colours and papers!
    Helen x

  27. Fab card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  28. Hi Pauline,
    Wowww .... beautiful card this is! Love the colors; purple is my favorite. Greetings, Caroline

  29. Gorgeous!!! Wish I received something so stunning from my kidlets!! I love it!

  30. This is a gorgeous Easel card lovely image too, thank you for joining us at LOTV this time, hugs pops x x x

  31. Wonderful Mothers Day card Pauline, your Mum will treasure it.
    Sam x

  32. This is stunning Pauline, love the colours you have chosen. Very pretty. Hugs ~ Ali x ~

  33. Lovely card Pauline. Love all colours.
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge.
    Magda x

  34. Your card is gorgeous Pauline, love the colours on this.Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge!

  35. Oooh very pretty and elegant. This is a fabulous easel card.

  36. Oooh very pretty and elegant. This is a fabulous easel card.

  37. Wow. This is Beautiful! I love these colors together. Great job!

  38. Stunning! Gorgeous flowers & colours.
    Kaz xx


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Pauline x