Saturday, 20 March 2010

Penny Black Challenge #93 - Carole's sketch

Yippee! Here comes the weekend and it's time once more for a Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks so much to everyone who entered last week's "spring colours" challenge - I think there must have been some good vibes going on cos the weather has brightened up considerably this past week. Don't forget to check out the challenge blog to see if you won last week's prize :-)

Now we know that everyone loves a sketch, so we have got a great one for you this week from our very own Carole.

This was really fab to work with, and the DT have come up with some brilliant interpretations which I hope you'll check out. Don't forget ... in order to be eligible for the weekly randomly-drawn prize you need to use a Penny Black image - we have noticed recently that a few people have perhaps not realised this is a requirement .. please feel free to visit the challenge blog for a little summary of exactly what we mean by this's our only rule ;-)

Carole has also donated this week's fabby prize, which is 2 beautiful Cuttlebug embossing folders - you can never have too many of them, I'm sure you'll agree!!

Here's my card .... for some reason the sketch made me think of a Christmas card, which was probably no bad thing as I am already rather behind on my "one Christmas card per week" pledge from back in January.

Main image: Penny Black "Snowy & Hedgy" (3289J) which was an RAK from one of my dear crafty buddies - can't quite remember which one, but I'm sure you know who you are :-) ... coloured with watercolour pencils and liberally decorated with glamour dust;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Paper: Heidi Grace "Snowflake Garden" (from The Hobby House);
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House, sparkly gems and sparkly fibre from my stash;
Tools: large and small classic circle nestabilities; Martha Stewart "Arctic Snowflake" punch; Bazzill Jewel Template - "Flowers & Flourishes".

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

ABC Christmas Challenge - F is for Frosty
Pile It On #10 - Pastel Colours
Pollycraft #36 - Sparkly Things

Hope you have a great weekend ! :-)


  1. Wonderful, adorable card Pauline, you make me feel guilty haven't made a Christmas card at all this year.

  2. Pauline this is adorable. I love all the sparkle and the frosty colour combo. Such a sweet image too
    love tasha xx

  3. Pauline this is soooooooo pretty! Love the colour & all those gorgeous gems & pearls & sparkly bits!
    Have a great weekend.
    Kaz xx

  4. Hi Pauline, Beautiful card hunny and so lovely to see you again for another ABC Christmas challenge, I love the colours you have used too! so sparkly!! soooo how many Christmas cards have you made then???
    Hugs Samantha :0)

  5. I totally love the colours of your Christmas card! I love blue as you know! and really love this cute image too!
    This one has my name on it I'm sure!! tehheheee! thanks for playing along with us on the ABC Christmas challenge this time Samantha :0)

  6. Gorgeous card pauline. Love the colours and what a cute image. Great details too. Thank you for joining in the ABC Christmas challenge.
    Cathy xx

  7. Hi Dear,
    love your card very much. Really sweet!


  8. What a fabulous Christmas card Pauline and such an adorable image.
    Paula xxxx

  9. A fabulous and frosty Christmas card Pauline. Gorgeous image, papers and fibres and I really love the bling swirl. Beautiful.
    Sharon xx

  10. Gorgeous card Pauline! I love the colours...and all the bling looks fab!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  11. Love the image used and the dp. Fantastic card.

    Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge Blog.

    Jayne xx

  12. Wow, such a beautiful and cute Christmas card. Gorgeous image and papers and I really love the bling swirl. Fantastic work!

    hugs Zimtschnecke


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Pauline x