Saturday, 27 March 2010

Penny Black Challenge #94 - Butterflies & bees

Hello and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks to everyone who played along last week with Carole's fab sketch, and don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you have been randomly picked as our winner.

This week our thoughts are turning once more to spring themes, so our challenge is

butterflies & bees

Yes ... we would like to see at least one butterfly or bee (or both!!) on your creation. Don't worry if you don't have any PB images of these flying creatures - you can always use a punch, patterned paper or anything else you can think of that depicts a butterfly or bee - so long as you follow the one golden rule of having a Penny Black image on your creation too :-)

This week we have another fab prize for you from our regular sponsor, Dick at PB stamps - which is a lifetime 15% discount for his online store. With what is probably the largest stock of PB stamps in the world, that's a brilliant prize for all PB lovers!

The DT have all been as busy as bees ;-) making their gorgeous samples, so hope you will visit them and check them out. Here's mine .... this theme gave m a perfect opportunity to crack on with my Easter cards.

Main image: Penny Black "Bees & Bunny" (2305H) which was an RAK from Cathy - coloured with watercolour pencils;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Happy Easter" (2855D);
Papers: Papermania (background), BasicGrey "Oh! Baby Girl" - Hannah (discontinued) (panels);
Supplies: flower - Woodware; large pearl brad and green sparkly gems by Paper Company Studio; large spacer from The Hobby House; floral ribbon and small pearls from my stash;
Tools: large circle, large classic scalloped circle, large oval and large classic scalloped oval nestabilities; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.

I followed the sketch over at this week's Creative Inspirations #53

and would also like to enter this card for the following other challenges ...

Simon Says - Easter with Glimmer (I have used glitter card for my butterflies, plus sparkly gems and a shiny pearl brad)
C.R.A.F.T. #43 - Easter
Paper Play #12 - Easter
Fussy & Fancy #7 - Easter
Charisma Cardz #12 - Spring has Sprung
Cute Card Thursday #105 - Dimensions (I have used fluttering butterflies and layered flower with a big spacer)
ABC Design - Spring is in full bloom
Colour Create #41 -Your choice of pastels + Spring or Easter
Flutterby Wednesday #102 - fairy, butterfly or angel
BasicGrey #16 - tutti frutti (I have used orange, lemon & lime colours, with an obscure discontinued BG paper).

Looking forward to all your creations :-)


  1. Wonderful Pauline, love your colouring and gorgous embellishments!

  2. Hi Pauline
    A gorgeous card,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  3. Beautiful work hun :) Also thank you for using my sketch this week at Creative Inspirations :) xxx

  4. This is adorable Pauline! What a fantastic image! Your colourwork is so fab - awesome paper too
    love tasha xx

  5. Super pretty card Pauline, Im amazed at your last card, it is equally as pretty but the fact that it fitted into over 20 challenges?! Gosh!

    Keryn x

  6. Pauline, this is such a sweet Easter card! I love that image, and you've colored it so beautifully. Gorgeous papers! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday! Happy Easter!

  7. Fabulous Spring card I love the colour combo and your image is so sweet. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  8. cute card. Love the half pearls on the butterfly

  9. Beautiful card Pauline, gorgeous soft spring colours, such a cute bunny and love that ribbon too.

  10. Pretty card Pauline!
    Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  11. Great job capturing the Spring is in Full BLOOM theme. I love your beautiful project

  12. Oh fabulous Pauline, love colours and not forgetting the sweet image.

  13. Beautiful card pauline :-) I love this image and the papers and embellies are just soo pretty ,,, gorgeous ! :-)

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  14. What a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  15. As always, perfect!
    Kaz xx

  16. very pretty
    Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma

  17. wow Pauline stunning card and such a cute PB stamp too...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx

  18. Super sweet and adorable! I just love Penny Black images, and this one is no exception. Over the top cute!

  19. Lovely card, cute image and colours. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  20. I love the pastel colors,thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations xx

  21. cute card! thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

  22. Gorgeous card. Cute image beautiful colouring.

  23. Very very cute!!! great use of Nat's sketch!
    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge and Creative Inspration.
    hugs, Janiel

  24. WOw, this is beautiful! I love the image and all of your details. The ribbon is SUPER cute! Thanks for joining us at the Fussy and Fancy, Easter challenge!


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x