Saturday, 10 April 2010

Penny Black Challenge #96 - buttons galore!

Hello there and welcome to week 96 of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks to everyone who entered last week's challenge - sorry I wasn't about as I had a week off to concentrate on some jobs around the house over Easter, but hopefully I'm now back in the saddle.

This week we have another great challenge theme for you .... we would like to see

buttons galore!

Yes ... we would like to see buttons on your project - don't forget that the only other rule is that you must use a Penny Black image or sentiment prominently on your project.

As always we have a grat prize for you - our regular sponsor

is offering one lucky randomly drawn winner a $20 voucher to spend in their online shop - lovely!!

Talking of lovely, the DT has been busy as always creating some gorgeous samples - hope you'll check them out. Here's my effort ....

I really do adore this cute hedgie from the "Tiny Wishes" set, and think she goes perfectly with the yummy new Papermania "Rose Garden" papers. I decided to challenge myself so that I could enter a few other challenges with this card, so I made my own paper flower following this tutorial on YouTube .... now I have to say I found the whole thing pretty tricky as the papers are quite stiff and therefore didn't want to crumple daintily, but I think I got there in the end!!

As a result of all this endeavour I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Cupcake #85 - make your own flowers
Crafty Cardmakers #18 - A Challenging Challenge
(mine was the flower lol!!)
Allsorts #47 - Petals and Pearls
Cute Card Thursday #107 - Mono Mania!
... my card is almost exclusively pink, apart from the "natural" elements such as skin, fur and leaves :-)
Meljen's Designs #2 - Let's See Some Girly Colours
Stamptacular Sunday #53 - Sugar & Spice & everything nice
Daring Cardmakers - If the Shoe Fits (don't you just love those cute oversize trainers?? lol!)
Inky Impressions #33 - charm it!
C.R.A.F.T.#45 - buttons
Totally Gorjuss #25 - Texture
Magical Crafts #12 - Animal antics
Simple Doodles #15 - Inspire others

Main image: Penny Black "Tiny Wishes" transparent set, coloured with watercolour eoncils and decorated on rose with Stickles;
Sentiment & papers: Papermania "Rose Garden" pad;
Supplies: large pearl brad, large spacer and pearl gems all from The Hobby House; "Made with love" heart charm from Bunny Zoe's Crafts; lace was an RAK from Ruby :-); pink ribbon and buttons from my stash;
Tools: "labels 3" nestabilities; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.

Hope you can join us this week - look forward to seeing your creations.


  1. This is fabulous Pauline. the flower is stunning!!! I really need to invest in this set... love everything about this card. Hugs Ali x

  2. Very pretty Pauline, all soft n pink n girly! Fab flower too you clever thing!
    Kaz xx

  3. Gorgeous card hun! Boy did you manage to fit it into a few challenges! lol xxx

  4. Oh sweetie, this is gorgeous!!!! Your hard work paid off here .... just a totally fabulous card!

  5. Really pretty card hon...thanks for joining us at TG this week ...Debs x

  6. That's super!

    Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

  7. Gorgeous card Pauline I agree that hedgie is very cute. Your home made flower is fab I watched your video link she made making the flower look so easy. Your buttons and lace finish of your card beautifully. Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

  8. Hi Pauline

    Absolutely stunning, such beautiful soft pinks and pretty elements.

    Thank you for joining in my pearls and petals theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  9. Just beautiful Pauline, love your own flower, gorgeous! Have a great staurday.

  10. Oh, this is so fabulously girly and so so pretty! The coloring on you Hedgie is gorgeous and the buttons and lace and beautiful scrunchie flower with the jewelery in the center is beatiful! Thanks for playing along with us at SSC this week!


  11. Adorable card! Nice colour combo - thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

  12. This is lovely Pauline. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  13. Love all the detials!!!!!Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Design. Wishing you Lots of luck!!

  14. What a beautiful card - i love that little imnahge and the flower is gorgeous
    Lisa ;)

  15. Great card, love the sweet image and the little charm is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at SSC. Hope you will play along next time!Gemma

  16. Very pretty card Hunni!
    Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  17. This is so pretty Pauline, love the aodrable image.

    Thanks for joining us over at Magical Crafts.


    Joanne xx

  18. this is sooo sweet Pauline

  19. Hi Pauline, I so love this image, your flowers are stunning.
    Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  20. Gorgeous card and your flowers are stunning. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  21. this is fab!! amd your handmade flower is gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

  22. Gorgeous card Pauline, love those papers. Fab flower too.

  23. Wow stunning card Pauline, i love the flower and the charm! The image is super cute with fabulous colourwork
    love tasha xx

  24. Love your card and image. They're beautiful. Love the flower. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  25. Beautful card! I like the image and the buttons :-)
    Thank for joining SSC this week.

  26. beautiful card

    Thank you for joining the MelJen's challenge, good luck!

  27. gorgeous card and beautiful handmade flowers

    Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week

  28. Hi Pauline, lovely to see you joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week. Great buttons card. Thank you for joining us and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  29. Such a soft, sweet little card. The flower is amazing. TFS.

  30. oh this is so beautiful and what a precious image! So glad you played along with us for our "Inspire Others"challenge on Simple Doodles. Hope to see you for the next challenge :)

  31. This is so darling with the cute image, buttons galore!!, charm and gorgeous handmade flower!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

  32. what a lovely Card Just love that image too Thank you for Joining MCFC this fortnight hope you will return
    Liz x

  33. STUNNING! Love your image, colouring, details - all of it! Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs Challenge Blog - I hope to see you again next week!

  34. Oh this is adorable Pauline and i love the colours and fab details. I hope your feeling better hun since you hurt yourself?

    Hugs Paula xxxx

  35. Pauline, this is a gorgeous card! Love the sweet detailing! The next MELJEN challenge will be posted tomorrow, I hope you will join us again! Hoosier Hugs, Nicole

  36. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us in our buttons challenge at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

    Rose xx

  37. Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week - great buttons - fab project! Cheers Claire x

  38. Oh so pretty Pauline. Beautiful flower. Kim

  39. Lush flowers Pauline, well worth the effort me thinks! Well done hunny x

    Thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x

  40. super cute, love the pink!!! thanks so much for playing along with SD.


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Pauline x