Saturday, 8 May 2010

Penny Black Challenge #100 and Blog Hop with Candy!!

Woo hoo!! This week is a very special week, because the Penny Black Saturday Challenge has reached challenge #100!! We think that's a wonderful reason to celebrate, so this week we have got a

brilliant challenge

with

fantastic prizes

and a

blog hop

with

candy at each step of the way!!

Back to that in a moment, but first thanks as always to our loyal supporters who entered the let's get punchy challenge last week - brilliant projects as always, and don't forget to check back on the challenge blog to see if you won last week's prize.

So onto the big event , which is this week's challenge and blog hop....

Our challenge theme this week is a fabulous sketch developed by Kath & Carole, which I'm sure you can see incorporates shapes to represent the number 100 - how brilliant is that??


We have a fantastic array of prizes this week from a number of our regular sponsors and one or two new ones .... too many to mention here (and a few being added even to the last minute lol!!) so you just have to pop over to the Challenge blog to check it out!! Don't forget ... to be eligible for the prizes the only rule is that you must use a Penny Black stamp or sticker as the dominant feature on your card (no teeny weeny PB sentiments hidden in the corner please, lol!!)

This week the DT has really gone into overdrive to produce some brilliant samples, including our lovely guest designers from the past few months who have been invited back for a "one off" guest appearance in honour of the event :-) Their cards are not published on the challenge blog this week ... oh no!! if you want to see them you will need to take part in our blog hop.

To find out how to take part, please see the bottom of this post ;-)

So here's my card for this week .... I decided once again to try something different - partly in honour of the special nature of this week's challenge, and partly to try out some new stash I bought at Aintree craft show. I decided to go for a "vintage" look (we are 100 after all lol!!) and felt inspired to try making my own background and a vintage scripted panel using a clear set of stamps and techniques I had seen on the Butterfly Kisses stall, plus one of my new Distress inks. I have made this card for a crafty friend who is going through a bit of a hard time at the moment, just t let her know she is in my thoughts :-)


Recipe:
Main image: Penny Black "Blush" (2666K), inked using Tim Holtz "Dusty Concord" distress ink;
Image panel: Butterfly Kisses "Clear 2 Collage" set - script and blotch stamps;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Friends matter" (4073F) (masked);
Papers: centre panel by Paper Pzazz; top and bottom is lilac linen card stamped with Butterfly Kisses set as above - crackle, swirl and blotch stamps - all paper edges distressed with distress ink;
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House;
Tools: "peony" nestabilities; Fiskars paper cutter "deckle" blade.

I would just like enter this one for the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #20 - distressed.


So - onto our Challenge #100 blog hop.

We have a blog hop featuring all the DT plus guest designers who we have invited back - each DT member has a little yummy candy along the way. If you want to enter for any of the blog candies, here's what you need to do:

1. Enter a card into this week's challenge - leave a Mr. Linky link on the main challenge blog in the normal way. This enters you for all this week's challenge prizes on the main blog.

2. Hop around each DT member's blog - follow the instructions on each blog to leave a comment if you want to enter for their candy. If you are hopping you should have arrived here from Nat's blog ... if not please go back to make sure you don't miss anything and visit the following blogs ....

Beth
Carole
Domi
Jackie
Jacqui
Janiel
Janneke
Joey
Kath
Liz
Nadine
Nat

... before finishing back here with me :-) I am the last stop on the blog hop so when you've been here you're done - just make sure you have entered your card on the main challenge blog.

3. To enter for my candy, leave a link in Mr Linky with a direct link to your card. If you enter the challenge more than once you can enter my blog candy more than once, but you must leave a separate direct link to each card.

4. Candy entries close at 9pm BST next Friday 14th May. I will pick and announce a winner sometime over the weekend.

So here's my candy ... hope you like it ....


It includes an A5 paper pad from the new Papermania "Henbury Lane" range (very lush and sparkly!!), a matching set of gems, and an assortment of Prima flowers.

I think that's about it for now!! have a great weekend, happy crafting and happy hopping!

This blog candy is now closed - many thanks to everyone who entered.

84 comments:

  1. loving this gorgeous creation pauline.......loving the surprise of seeing all the cards for the first time...have a great weekend...big hugs kath xxxx

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  2. What a beautiful card Pauline ;0)

    Have a great weekend!

    Janneke X

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  3. Lovely card - Really different! Louisa x

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  4. This is a wonderful idea, this looks so elegant.
    Hugs, Nadine

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  5. This is so different, lovely. A great blog hop as well. Here is my card.

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  6. wow, i have seen lots of beautiful cards along this blog hopping, but this one is without a doubt my favorite one, it's just stunning.

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  7. Oh how beautiful!! Purple is my fave color and your design rocks!! Very pretty!!

    Smiles,
    Gery xxx

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  8. What a beautiful, elegant and classy card, LOVE it!

    Happy 100

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  9. Beautiful card!!

    Have a great weekend.
    hugs, Janiel

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  10. Very lovely Pauline love hte techneque! brilliant blog hop and thanks for the chance of winning too! my card is 7 Samantha :0) hugs and have a fantastic weekend :0)

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  11. Hi Pauline

    this is absolutely gorgeous! love thecolour

    Joey.xxx

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  12. Such a pretty card Pauline...beautiful in lilac.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  13. Beautiful card Pauline, love the distressed look.

    Have a great weekend

    Hugs Jackie xx

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  14. Gorgeous stamping Pauline.
    I've finished the blog hop!
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Jen x

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  15. Lovely card Pauline, the background is stunning too, phew been hopping all afternoon! x Susan x

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  16. Oh, was für eine tolle Karte und so tolle farben, eine superschöne idee.
    lg gila

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  17. Love this card as its totally different from everything else ive seen, very pretty
    Marie x

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  18. Beautiful card love the soft purples you used and such a different tech.
    My post is #11 . Thanks for a great blog hop
    Marilyn

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  19. Beautiful card, lovin the purple!
    :o)

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  20. Beautiful card, gorgeous soft colours, love the image too.
    Phew! Have really enjoyed the blog hop!
    Kelly.x

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  21. great card, you should make more backing papers these are beautiful. I love the pearl details you have used in the corners. :-) xx

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  22. Hi! Gorgeous effect on your card! Love the lilac too! Hugs Shelly ;)

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  23. Really like this one! So totally different from the others in a good way!

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  24. So love your card, very elegant & understated. Jx

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  25. Stunning card, love the monochrome colours and elegance. Pauline x

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  26. Great card, lovely monochrome and elegant feel to it. Pauline x

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  27. Ihr macht alles so tolle Werke. Hier gefällt mir die Blume in Lila WOW...

    LG Moni

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  28. Beautiful vintage look,love this color.
    Hugs from Holland,Agnes

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  29. Beautiful card Pauline.

    Kathleen x

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  30. absolutely stunning card Pauline :-) The image and colours you used are beautiful ,,very stylish card :-)

    Luv
    Lols x x

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  31. Fabulous card love the distressed look of it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  32. Beautiful artwork Pauline.

    Thanks for the fun this week.

    B x

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  33. Fabulous card and how creative to make your own background papers, they look stunning.
    Thanks for the chance to win some candy.
    Caroline xxx

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  34. I love purple!!

    this card is very elegant and works so well


    :-)

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  35. Great take on the sketch, like the use of purple on your card. Anesha

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  36. GORGEOUS! wow. I'm in love. Such soft colors and such nice card. I love it.

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  37. Oh Pauline, I really like this image and what you have done with it. Here's my card

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  38. Hi Pauline,

    Amazing card, love the shapes - and my fav colour too.

    Hugs Ali x

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  39. Beautiful card Pauline. Here's mine!

    Lynda xxx

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  40. ah bit sad to have come to the end - seen such amazing cards along the way. Yours is very different and totally stunning. Thanks for sharing.
    My card using the fab sketch is here...
    http://craftworkblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/rainy-monday-mornings.html
    Great fun congrats on Week 100.
    Ann xxx

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  41. Beautiful and very different I love it and really enjoyed my first PB challenge and blog hop
    carol x

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  42. Oh Pauline this is beautiful - I love Dusty Cincorde and now I must pop over to Butterfly Kisses and see their stamps lol!!! More to add to the wishlist!!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Take care
    Debs xx

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  43. Hi Pauline, what a lovely card, the image is so pretty and the colours are really delicate, lots of love Steph

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  44. Whew have just completed my first blog hop and am pooped.
    A very different and chic card x

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  45. Beautiful card Pauline,
    Sue x

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  46. Loveeely card, love the colours.
    Avril

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  47. Hi stunning creation fab image & stamping love the distressing..great take on the sketch.

    Hugs Christine xx

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  48. Very different and very lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. This has been a new experience for me, such a variety of different styles and your card is so different and quite special I think. Lovely card. Enjoyed the experience.
    Thanks Kath x

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  50. Thanks for the chance to win and I'm your follower. Linked it on my sidebar http://bulkabul.blogspot.com/
    Hugs from Ukraine!

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  51. Oh dear this is just stunning I love your work it is always so diverse, one moment you do a card like Domis wedding card and the next you produce something stunning like this one
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  52. Gorgeous card. Thanks for the hop
    Hugs
    Suzanne x

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  53. Wow Pauline!
    Many congratulations on your 100th Challenge... that's absolutely fantastic!!
    Love your card, the distressing looks so beautiful!
    Thanks for the chance of winning your yummy blog hop candy!!
    Love Becky xx

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  54. Hi Pauline congrats on your 100th at PB your card is gorgeous hugs Arlinex

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  55. Simply stunning, love the distressing and the flower images. nnalorac.xx

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  56. That's lovely, so delicate! Such gorgeous colours, too.

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  57. Beautiful card, my fave colour and I so need that new paper in your fab candy. Thanks for the chance to win. Marianne x

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  58. Super great card!
    Greetings Anneke

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  59. Wow wath a nice flowers! This flowers can make your day!
    Greetz from the Neterlands
    Jolanda Cuper.

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  60. A very beautiful card! Lovely harmonic athmosphere, I love the colours!
    You can find my card for the challenge here. Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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  61. The card is really lovely.
    And thank you all for the fun blog hop and prizes.
    My entry's here but i already added in mr. linky as well.
    peifang xx

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  62. Very elegant card! I love the colours :) Thank you for the chance to win such fun blog candy!

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  63. Very nice card! I tried to make a card on this sketch but I had not an idea how to make the original one. But oyurs is really great!!!! I love these flowers )
    This is a nice candy )))Many thanks for the nice opportunity to take part in it. I am a follower now. I linked this on sidebar http://larisa-raznosti.blogspot.com/
    Have a nice day. Hugs from Larisa

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  64. Such a pretty card and pretty candy too thanks

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  65. Your card is wonderfully original & so thoughtful. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/2010/05/christmas-birthday-layered-sugar-nellie.html

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  66. Beautiful card, love the soft colours, Ann x

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  67. Hi Pauline

    A great card with a lovely background.

    Love what you have done with the sketch and how you have used your image.

    Those pearls look delicious!!

    Love Jules xx

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  68. Love your background, Pauline and the wonderful flowers are a perfect fit for it.

    Lovely candy being offered!

    Hugs
    Sue

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  69. Gorgeous card Pauline - love the colour!
    Helen x

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  70. really different from the usual penny black sweet images. Love the distressed look. Have that lovely stamp too - need to make a monochromatic card with it too. Looks just fabulous!
    Hugs, Sandra

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  71. This is a great card! Like your stamping techniques. So beautifull.Hugs José

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  72. Great subtle card, love the pearls!

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  73. adorable card :D!

    xxBetina

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  74. What a Fab card.
    Big Hugs
    Lin x x x

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  75. Stunning card, Pauline - so different from the usual PB cards and very stylish.
    Regards,
    Amelia

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  76. This is so beautiful. I love everything about it.

    Here's my card

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  77. Wow Pauline

    I just love this card! It's one on it's own and is absolutely gorgeous.

    Sue x

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  78. This is stunning Pauline. Just my sort of colours.

    Thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy.

    Kat x

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  79. I love your card Pauline, quite different from all the rest x

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  80. amazing card- it definitely has the vintage feel to it- your friend will love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. What a delicate card! I'm sure that will put a smile on your friends face :)

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  82. what a fab card, very vintage and very distressed, thanks so much for playin with us at crafty cardmakers and happy 100th birthday xx

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