Saturday, 15 May 2010

Penny Black Challenge #101

Wowee!! What an absolutely PHENOMENAL response we had to last week's PBSC Challenge #100 and blog hop!! What a totally amazing set of entries and brilliant interpretations of the sketch - I really enjoyed visiting you all, and also thankyou so much for your many kind comments on the rather "different" DT card I challenged myself to produce last week :-)

There will be quite a few lucky winners in our prize draw this time, so be sure to check out the main blog to see if you are one of them. Also don't forget to visit each DT member's blog to see if you have won any yummy candy .... I had a really hard time picking a winner as there were so many stunning entries ... but I made myself do it and I chose

Congratulations!! If you would like to email me your details hun then I can get your prize in the post :-)

Before we get onto this week's challenge, we have loads of news this week.

First of all, Jackie has sadly decided to step down from the DT - we'll really miss her beautiful cards but wish her the best of luck.

...but on a brighter note we have decided to expand the team, and four of our recent guest designers have agreed to become permanent members of the DT ... so hope you will all give a big warm welcome to


... not forgetting that we still also have Janiel as our GDT member for the rest of May.

... and last but not least, our lovely teamie Domi has the most special news of all, as she is getting married today to her fiancee Uli!! - Woo hoo!! Congratulations hun and best wishes.

Onto this week's challenge - we thought we'd be kind this week so it's an easy peasy one that I'm sure you'll all love. What we would like to seee this week on your project is


As always you can interpret this however you wish, so long as you're sure to use a Penny Black image, sentiment or sticker as the main focus of your project.

Talking of yummy candy, we have an absolutely adorable prize for you this week, donated by our very own Carole - it is these 2 unbearably cute PB teddy stamps :-)

The talented DT ladies have pulled out all the stops as usual with their cards, which you can of course see if you visit the main blog.

Here's mine ... I'm back in the cutesie groove this week, although for some reason my mojo wasn't quite firing on all cylinders when I made it. But never mind - at least it does create one new first, as it is my first ever Promarker card. I started my collection 3 weeks ago at Aintree craft fair, and up to now I have only a v small selection of colours so I couldn't be too ambitious in my choice of image - indeed I'm not sure whether I will really move to colouring PB hedgies and mice with Promarkers as I love the soft effect of watercolours. However despite a little bit of colour bleed on Daisy's nose (not sure why as I did use Memento ink), I'm actually quite pleased with the blending I achieved on the hooves and horns (it's actually so subtle the camera scarcely shows it lol!!) On that basis I am already planning future Promarker purchases!!

Main image: Penny Black "Bundle of Wishes" (2612H), coloured with Promarkers;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Papers: Bo Bunny;
Supplies: large spacers and daisy charm were amongst my yummy birthday gift from
Cathy; coloured pearls and butterfly charm from The Hobby House; Doodlebug sparkly brads; flowers and silver gems from my stash;
Tools: "Labels 1" nestabilities; Martha Stewart "floral vine" deep edge punch.

I would just like to enter this one for the following challenges:

Crafty Catz #32 - Petals and pearls
My Time to Craft #91 - Toooo Cute!
ABC - U is for Unused Stash
... that would be the paper I've had lurking in my stash for quite a while!
Allsorts Challenge #52 - Birthdays
Secret Crafter #83 - Metal
Looking forward to see your floral creations ... have a great weekend!


  1. Hiya Pauline

    gorgeous card! I am going to get some PB cow stamps now! lol, I love this. Thanks for the warm welcome.

  2. Wonderful, adorable card Pauline.

  3. Fab colours Pauline. and another great theme at PB
    Ann xxx

  4. Oh I love this card hun, gorgeous colours :) xxx

  5. Hi Pauline,

    Great card, love the cute image and super colours. Thanks for joining us at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  6. Hi Pauline, fab card.

    Liz x

  7. What a gorgeous card Pauline,i love your image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. Hi Pauline
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  9. Great card, Thanks for playing along at ALLSORTS this week and good luck with the blog hop. Hugz Fleur xXx

  10. Awww...such a sweet card your papers!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  11. wow pauline...this is a stunner and well done on the colouring with the old PM's......have a great weekend...big hugs kath xxxx

  12. Hi Pauline

    A lovely card as ever, thank you for joining in our Allsorts Birthday celebrations.

    Good good luck with all the prize draws.

    And thank you so much for the note about the prize, megga thrilled. I will let you have my details.

    B x

  13. Me again Pauline, can't see your mail addy anywhere ? Mines

    B x

  14. Gosh this is such a pretty card. I love the colours and the image is just too adorable
    love tasha xx

  15. I'm not laughing at your card hun, but those PB cows just make me chuckle every time! Beautiful card, love the colours and the DP you've used. Hugs, Sxxx

  16. stunning colours! Thank you for joining in our Allsorts celebration this week. Good luck!

  17. Such a gorgeous card Pauline! I love these papers - a fave of mine! And this image is so sweet!

    Love Beth xx

  18. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

  19. beautiful, great use of the martha punch


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Pauline x