Saturday, 29 May 2010

Penny Black Challenge #103 - In the Garden

Well, it's not only Saturday again ... but for those of us in the UK it's also a bank holiday weekend so yippee ... and it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge :-)

Thanks as always to everyone who entered last week's challenge - you are truly a really dotty lot .. in the nicest possible way! Don't forget one lucky prize winner will have won the PB stamp I donated last week ... so please do visit the main challenge blog and see if it's you!

Onto this week's challenge, and I guess we're living in hope of some summery weather as our theme is

In the Garden

As always you can interpret this however you choose, so long as you use at least one Penny Black image, sticker or sentiment as the main focus of your project.

As always we have another fab prize - this week it is from our regular sponsor Dick at

and is a 15% lifetime discount voucher for use in his online store - lovely!

Here's my card for this week .... don't forget to check out he other DT members' gorgeous samples.

I used the excellent sketch from Papertake Weekly challenge,

and also made this card specifically to fit with the following challenges:

Simon Says - pink or blue with green & brown
Crafts and Me #5 - Distressed
(I have deckle edged all my papers and matting, and sponged the edges of my image)
Creative Inspirations #62 - Distressed
Flutterby Wednesday's #111 - open theme with butterfly, fairy or angel
Paper Play #21 - Up in the air (things that fly)
>Totally Gorjuss #32 - Wings!
Cooking it Up with Katie #18 - Wing It You Pink Petal!
Stamp With Stampavie #96 - Happy Birthday for a Girl

Main image: Penny Black "Teddy and Company" transparent set, coloured with watercolour pencils;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Salutations" transparent set;
Papers: BasicGrey "Sugared";
Supplies: Prima hydrangeas; pearls, spacers and pearl brads from The Hobby House; ric-rac ribbon from Paula.

Hope you all have a great weekend playing "in the garden" !


  1. Great bear image Pauline, love the deckle edge look and those wonderful papers. Wishing you a happy sunny bank holiday weekend!

  2. Such a pretty card Pauline! These papers are beautiful and you've tied the colours together perfectly! I hope you're enjoying the BH weekend!

    Love Beth xx

  3. Hiya Pauline

    this is absolutely gorgeous, so delicate and such beautiful colours.


  4. Beautiful card hun, love the colours and papers xxx

  5. Simply gorgeous! I love the image and the soft colors are just so beautiful!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

  6. Beautiful beautiful card Pauline! Those papers are very lush indeed but the image is just gorgeous!

    Keryn x

  7. Beautiful card Pauline, love your bear image ;0)
    Have a great weekend!

    Janneke X

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

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. Beautiful card, such an adorable image. Gorgeous papers and pretty flowers too.

  10. Pauline, this is so beautiful, I just love the colour combo and choice of image. Thanks for cooking it up with Katie this week. Hugs Tracy x

  11. Cute card hunny love the papers and your colouring is beautiful! really lovely job! Samantha :0)

  12. Gorgeous card!! Beautiful coloring, colors and papers.

  13. The card is gorgeous I adore the bear and the colours you have used for the card.


  14. Hi Pauline this is so sweet i love the image and your papers are beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafts and Me Challenge blog this week. luv gina xx

  15. This is beautiful Pauline. Love that cute PB bear. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  16. So sweet, such pretty coloring! The little bear and butterfly image is adorable, and I love that DP! Thanks so much for joing us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

  17. Hi, another gorgeous card.

    Liz x

  18. so cute, don't know what I'd do with a 15% discount voucher for Dick's store!

  19. Oh so adorable Pauline, wonderful image and colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  20. Another totally yummy card....with more gorgeous pearls. Love the colours & those papers.
    Kaz xx

  21. Lovely creation, fab colours
    Thanks for joining in with PTW
    Caroline x

  22. This is really pretty I love the delicate colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Cooking it up with Katie!


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Pauline x