Saturday, 22 May 2010

Penny Black Challenge #102 - Lots of Dots!

Woo hoo! Saturday again, so it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks to everyone who played along with the "flowers" challenge last week - there were some really beautiful creations. Don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you have won last week's adorable teddy stamps prize.

This week our challenge theme is

Lots of Dots!

Yes I know you may think we're all dotty enough already, but let's draw a veil over that ;-)

We have another gorgeous prize for you this week ... I would say that because this week I'm the one who has donated it :-) It is this fab Penny Black vintage style stamp called "Letter and Daisy".

I decided to take this theme in a slightly unusual direction, as I was inspired primarily by a piece of the new Papermania "Henbury Lane" paper which is a soft aqua colour with glitter dots. It somehow put me in mind of falling snow, so before I knew it I was inking up my latest PB stamp "Snowy Park" and also adding more dots with dry embossing, ribbon and a gem flourish. Here's the result....

I would like to enter this one for just a couple of other challenges, namely:

Kaboodle #31 - monochromatic card
Totally Gorjuss #31 - Bling It On!

Main image: Penny Black "Snowy Park" (3231K), inked with Colorbox "Peacock" ink and heat embossed with holographic powder;
Sentiment: Rubber Soul;
Paper: Papermania Henbury Lane", outer background is pearlised white cardstock;
Supplies: silver and blue gems - Papermania "Henbury Lane"; dotty ribbon from my stash;
Tools: Bazzill Jewel template "Fantasy Flourish" from The Hobby House; Cuttlebug "Snowflakes" embossing folder; Fiskars cutter deckle blade.

The other DT members have all gone completely dotty so I hope you'll visit them to check out their fab creations.

Have a great weekend, and don't go TOO dotty lol!


  1. This is stunning Pauline, the colour is perfect for this image. Love it. Have a fab weekend! hugs Ali x

  2. Absolutely beautiful hun! Perfect antidote to the hot weather (I don't do heat). Just nipping to the post office and then I'll be back to make my challenge card. Hugs, Sxxx

  3. What a gorgeous cards Pauline,i love your images and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. This is beautiful. I love the stamps, love the color you used...gorgeous. I'm marking this stamp as a must have!

  5. Oh this image is stunning Pauline, and I love that you've done it in blue - gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend!

    Love Beth xx

  6. Ohhhh this is just beautiful dear I love the colour scheme, have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Jacqui xx

  7. Beautiful card Pauline, I love that image and your chosen colour is gorgeous too!

    Keryn x

  8. Oh a gorgeous card! Just love the colours and image and sparkly swirl, lovely ribbon too.

  9. Hiya Pauline, your card is so elegant, it's really beautiful. Love the little bit of bling. Thanks for playing with us at Kaboodles. x

  10. Beautiful card, love the diferent elements in it. Noreen xx

  11. Sucha beautiful christmas card Pauline, the colours are gorgeous and i love the stunning stamp
    love tasha xx

  12. Hi Pauline, brill card, hope you are enjoying the weekend.

    Liz x

  13. Beautiful card - love the icy colour scheme!
    Helen x

  14. wow, this is gorgeous,
    Thanks for joining us in our monochrome challenge this week at Kaboodle Doodles,

  15. I love all the jewels you use in your cards1 Great Job!

  16. Beautiful card Pauline :D
    Have great week!

    Janneke X


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