Sunday, 9 May 2010

Lovely in lavender

When I saw the sketch for this week's Sketch Saturday #102, the large area of the image made me think immediately of this darling Penny Black image that I received from the lovely Paula as part of my birthday gift (thanks hun!). I really do think it is adorable so I really wanted to make the most of it :-)

I'm very lucky at the moment, as not only do I have a number of items from my trip to Aintree that I haven't played with yet, but also I received some delicious gifty bits & bobs from various crafty friends - you're all wonderful!! I'm just hoping that when it comes to giving credits I will be able to remember accurately who gave me what ... if I get confuddled (particularly between various yummy flowers!!) please do excuse me as dopiness does tend to set in when you get to my age lol!!

Main image: Penny Black - gift from Paula, so sorry don't know what it's called, coloured with watercolour pencils and Sakura sparkle pens (roses);
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Paper: Craft Creations (lilac gingham), Bazzill plain card;
Supplies: lace from Bunny Zoe's Crafts; lilac pearls from The Hobby House; large two-tone rose from John Lewis; medium lilac rose and tiny lilac/cream rose - Hobbycraft; tiny lilac/pink rose - gift from Helen (guess it is from Wild Orchid Crafts ); all roses decorated with Stardust Stickles;
Tools: Martha Stewart "doily lace" edge punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.

I would also like to enter this card for
Stamp Something - Birthday Somethings
Inky Impressions #34 - Summer Creation
Crafty Calendar #8 - The Great Outdoors
(this cute hedgie is literally outside the door lol!!)
Simon Says - Birthdays / Celebrations
(2nd entry - my first was "celebrations")
Creative Belli #90 - Birthday Cards + something old ....
well I bought the lace some time ago, and I haven't used my doily lace punch in quite a while !!

Hope you're having a great weekend!


  1. Awwww Pauline this is beautiful! I adore the colour and all the gorgeous details.
    Kaz xx

  2. Gorgeous card Pauline :-) this image is adorable and I love the colours and flowers you used ,, everything is just perfect ! :-)

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

  3. Beautiful card and such a sweet image! I also love your muted color choices and the lovely flowers.

  4. Gorgeous card Pauline - such an adorable image!
    Glad to see you using the flowers the touch of glitter!
    Helen x

  5. beautiful card Pauline

  6. ohhhh lovely I love the colours and the lace over the punched borders too! and those flowers are sooo pretty! love it hugs Samantha :0)

  7. Hi Pauline...It's so lovely to recieve craft stash as a gift! You often get things that you wouldn't buy yourself! This is so very sweet. I love the colours and all the very delicate pretty touches like the lace and punched edges.

  8. This is such a gorgeous card! The image is so sweet and I love the lace! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :) Georgia xx

  9. Hi Pauline, I love this card, the image is gorgeous and your papers are perfect with it!! The lilac is just fab, lots of love steph

  10. Adorable card - love those colors and that image is super sweet! Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

  11. Fabby card and i love what you have done with this stamp.

    If you still want to know the name of it it's - 'To You', as i bought it not so long ago from America, as it came with just the black image on it, Sam x

  12. Wonderful birthday card! I love the cute image, and the purple is lovely! Thanks for joining in the Creative Belli Birthday challenge this week!

  13. Oh such an adorable card Pauline. Love the colours you've used and the image also. Hugs Michele x

  14. Oh wow Pauline how did i miss this beautiful card? Oh the images looks fabulous and i love the colours and fab layout.

    Ps Thanks so much for my lovely card and crafty stash. xxxx

    Hugs Paula xxxx

  15. Super PB image, lovely colours and gingham jsut gives it a nice countryside feel!

  16. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

  17. Such a pretty card! I do love PB hedgie! Thanks for joining us for challenge #102 at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Sem x

  18. Hi Pauline :)
    I love everything about this card, it's totally scrummy!
    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday
    Jo xx

  19. so soft and pretty! gorgeous flowers and lace. Thank you for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you again soon!

  20. Gorgeous card!! Sweet image and I love the colour choice. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty calender. Caroline x

  21. Hi, thanks so much for joining in the fun at Crafty Calendar, Liz x


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Pauline x