Saturday, 1 May 2010

Penny Black Challenge #99 - Let's Get Punchy!

Woo hoo! It's Saturday ... it's a Bank Holiday weekend ... and it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge :-)

Many thanks to everyone who entered our recipe challenge last week ... you were certainly cooking with gas on that one!! I must apologise that I haven't really been commenting much lately ... we have been refurbing our study over the past few weeks and so our main PC has been disconnected - for some reason the laptop has been very slow in connecting to each new site which has made multiple commenting very difficult. ... but now the normal PC is up and running again so I'm hoping to get back on track !! :-)

So onto this week, where our theme is

Let's Get Punchy!

Yep!! we'd like to see you break out those punches - border, corner and/or individual punches - the more the merrier! The only other rule is that you must use a Penny Black stamp or sticker as the main focus of your creation.

This week we have got another fab prize for one lucky randomly drawn winner, from our regular sponsor

It's this cute and versatile transparent PB set of numbers - lovely!!

The rest of the DT have sure been punching above their weight with some stunning samples - hope you will go and check them out - not forgetting our brand new GDT member for May - Janiel.

Here's my card for this week - I'm getting rather addicted to punches (especially Martha Stewart ones) so I didn't need asking twice, and in fact you might say I got a bit punch drunk, as I used four different punches on this one!

Once again I focussed on the idea of a garden trellis covered in summer foliage and wildlife - I used my MS deep edge "garden trellis" punch, and edged it with my new MS "woodland bough" punch (to create the trailing greenery) which I bought at Aintree last weekend. I then decorated the trellis with small MS monarch butterfly punched shapes, and tiny Papermania punched flowers.

Main image: Penny Black "Dream a Dream"; coloured with watercolour pencils, edges distressed with Colorbox Queue ink, and flowers decorated with tiny Papermania gems;
Sentiment: Hampton Art stamps;
Papers: Papermania "Rose Garden";
Supplies: papermania translucent gems; small pearls from my stash;
Tools: large classic oval and large scalloped oval Nestabilities; MS "garden trellis" and "woodland bough" edge punches; MS "Small monarch butterfly" punch; Papermania small retro flower punch.

I would like to enter this card for a few challenges too ...

Paper Play #17 - Pretty Pastels
Lili of the Valley #52 - Here comes summer!
Allsorts #50 - Animals
Crafts & Me #3 - Sparkle
(my flowers and butterflies are cut from glitter card, and my flower centres are sparkly gems!)
Quixotic #23 - How distressing!
(edges of matting distressed with smudged ink, and paper edges cut with "Victorian" blade);
Gingersnap #51 - Botanical
("Dream a Little Dream of Me" - various artists over time lol!)

Hope you're having a great bank holiday weekend - no work for me now til next Wednesday cos I've got Tuesday off for my birthday:-) Looking forward to seeing your creations.
The observant ones amongst you will notice this is challenge #99 ... so next week we will be reaching our first century with challenge #100 - woo hoo!! It will be a very special week, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for fun and games on the challenge blog next week :-)


  1. Hi Pauline fabulous use of so many punches the trellis looks great...x

    Thanks for playing along at allsorts this week hugs kirsten...x

  2. This is so adorable. I love everything you have done with this card. The image is really cute.

    Thanks for joining in with us on Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog.

    Jayne xx

  3. This is such a beautiful card Pauline! I love the pretty colour scheme and this slumbering bear is adorable! Have a great Bank Holiday weekend!

    Love Beth xx

  4. oh Pauline, This is a very BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!! Thank you for the very warm welcome for the month of May.
    hugs and happy weekend to you,

  5. Ooooooh Pauline this is soooooooo pretty! Gorgeous punch selection used so effectively. Enjoy the long weekend & hope you have a FAB birthday!
    Kaz xxx

  6. Oh wow Pauline, this is excellent! What gorgeous punches you've used and they all go so well together, hoping to take part this week!

  7. This is a lovely card Pauline, I love the image and the background is great.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me this week, good luck!!
    Luv Teresa and the D.T's x

  8. So beautiful! I love it! Very nice card.

  9. Oh So Sweet! Very lovely! love your image! Great soft colors too!
    Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sweet Stampin" Summer Challenge!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba
    I invite you to hop on ver and enter in my candy give away! i will send anywhere!

  10. Serene and beautiful! Thanks for sharing this darling little bear with us at Gingersnap Creations! You can't help but smile, looking at it. :-)

  11. gorgeous card how uyou created the trellis effect......enjoy the rest of your BH weekend..big hugs kath xxx

  12. Beautiful card Pauline - the punched borders look fab layered up!
    Hope you're enjoying the long weekend!
    Helen x

  13. Such a pretty card, love the colours, actually, I just love it! Thanks forplaying at Sweet Stampin. x

  14. I love this sweet image and you've made a beautiful card with, very pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Sophisti cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

  15. hmmmm lazing around in the summer sun!
    beautiful card, great d/p and layout
    thank you so much for joining us for a sweet stampin challenge
    lots of love emma xxx

  16. awwww how adorable! :)
    You have used one of your fave images too I see, still as cute as ever.
    Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Sweet Stampin!
    Jo xx

  17. Your card is just gorgeous Pauline.
    Hope you are enjoying your special day ;-)
    Carole x

  18. Wow such a gorgeous card. I love this cute little bear. Hugs Marja

  19. what a beatifull card Pauline, so romantic.

  20. This is gorgeous Pauline!
    you do punch drunk very well, btw!!! lol

  21. Hi Pauline, This card is so sweet in every way. The vine and lattice borders are so wonderful together. A beautiful and sweet card.

    Sweet Stampin' Guest DT

  22. Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

  23. Wow, this is beautiful hun .... just so sweet. Gorgeous summery card and I am delighted you could play along with us at LOTV. Thankyou so much for my birthday card - it is gorgeous - you are such a wonderful friend to me


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