Saturday, 24 April 2010

Penny Black Challenge #98 - Recipe!

Wow - don't know where this week has gone to ... no crafting and not a single post since last Saturday ... but at last the weekend is here again and it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thanks very much to everyone who entered last week's "monochromatic brown" challenge - not an easy one but you definitely rose to the challenge with some fab creations.

This week we have a really great challenge for you - a recipe. What we would like to see is projects that incorporate

3 flowers
2 buttons
1 bow

How easy is that??

And we also have a brilliant prize as usual for one randomly drawn winner - this week it's a Lifetime 15% discount voucher for the online craft store of our regular sponsor

Don't forget to check out this week's gorgeous samples from the rest of the DT - here's mine.

I must admit that the whole thing revolved this week around the fact that I had finally managed to get my hands on a Marianne D Creatables "ribbon flower" die set ... and was just soooo excited!! I have to say though - after I had cut it the paper was an absolute pig to get out of the die - even my pokey tool wouldn't shift it - so if anyone has any handy hints and tips as to how to do this without ripping three fiogernails I'd be very grateful ;-) Also I feel that it would be easier to thread wtih soft organza ribbon as thicker ribbon fills the central hole too much ... but I guess it's a case of experimenting. I don't think I've quite got the finished flower perfect yet, but I'm still pretty pleased with the result (when I eventually got there ! :-) )

Main image: Penny Black "A Tender Hug", coloured with watercolour pencils;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Paper: My Mind's Eye "Pretty Please";
Supplies: pink roses from Hobbycraft decorated with Stardust Stickles; large spacer from The Hobby House; large jewel brad, buttons and ribbons from my stash;
Tools: large classic circles and large classic scalloped circles Nestsbilities; "Fancy Tags" Shapeabililties; Martha Stewart "garden trellis" edge punch.

As usual I would like to enter this card into a few challenges .....

Paper Sundaes #14 - No people
Stamp With Fun #55 - Animals
Pile It On #15 - Spring
A Spoon Full of Sugar #100 - Happy Birthday
Daring Cardmakers - Die Cut Crazy
One Stop Craft Challenge #77 - Metallic (chunky spacer on my flower)
S2G Challenges - Spring has Sprung with a Twist (flowers)
Our Creative Corner - Blooming Blossoms

I should be out at the Aintree craft show today - will try to restrain myself and not buy too much stash ;-). Have a great weekend whatever you're doing.


  1. Oh wow, beautiful, love all the die cuts used, it's great to play around with new stuff, adorably cute image Pauline!

  2. Hi Pauline
    A gorgeous card,
    hugs Dianne xx

  3. Pauline this is gorgeous! I love the colours and fabulous layout, The bow you have put on the imge is so cute
    love tasha xx

  4. Wowwwww Pauline,what a beautiful cards,i love your images and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Beautiful card & I love the flower! I love the punched border & little buttons, so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  6. lovely card. Love the flower and flourish elements

  7. What a gorgeous that lil hedgie! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  8. Gorgeous card, such a sweet hedgie and love those papers too.

  9. Great flower and a very cute card! Thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

    Peace & Luv,

  10. Hi Pauline hope you are well, I demonstrated those dies last week and foound that if I cut one from scrap paper and left it in the die it still cut another, hope this helps lovely card btw xx

  11. sweet card !!like the cute image!! thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46

  12. Gorgeous card Pauline, so pretty.
    I have found blue tack works a treat! Great for getting all this little bit of cut outs off the dies too!
    Kaz xx

  13. Wonderful card - the image is totally cute and I love the papers and color combo! Great take on the challenges. So happy you could have some fun with us at Our Creative Corner and Pile it On this week.

  14. This is toooo CUTE!!!! I LOVE those Penny Black images!!! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!

  15. Oh my, it's fabulous! So ornate! Love how you used the ribbon to accent the flower petals.

  16. Fantastic card,I love all the detail. Thanks for joinging us this week at oscc and hope you join in again.
    Hugs Shelley xx

  17. Love this card-gorgeous die cuts and precious image. Thank you for joining us at Shirleys2Girls for Twisted Thursday!

  18. Great Job, this looks awesome!! Thank you for playing with Shirleys2Girls!

  19. Wow such a beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week! :)
    Hugs Itzuvit xx

  20. Your card is just precious! Love the image and coloring! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

  21. Adorable image! Love the flowers, especially the one in the corner with the ribbon. Wonderful job. The flourishy leaves are a wonderful touch. Love the border across the middle too! A very cute card!


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Pauline x