Saturday, 19 June 2010

Penny Black Saturday #106 - Travel / holidays

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. As you know I didn't manage to take part last week, and sorry to say I haven't been visiting to see what wonderful cards everyone made for the sketch challenge... but I'm confident they will all have been as brilliant as usual - so hope you will pop over to the challenge blog and see if you have won last week's prize.

On then to this week's challenge, and we have a theme for you of

Travel / holidays

As always you can interpret this however you like so long as you use a Penny Black image stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo as the main focus of your creation.

Again we have a brilliant prize for you from one of our new regular sponsors - Butterfly Kisses

who are offering the following gorgeous stamp to one randomly drawn winner.

Here is my card for this week. Unfortunately I've still got some ongoing family circumstances that have meant I haven't felt like doing much craft-wise, and as I really needed to prioritise making a Father's Day card for my dear old dad, I did my best to combine it with this week's theme.

I really do adore this hedgie - he looks so happy and peaceful sitting under the shade of the daisy - so I hope you'll be kind and agree that he certainly looks like he could be on holiday :-) This is the first time I have coloured a PB hedgie with Promarkers (though there is v little grey on this one!!) but I'm reasonably pleased with the shading on the daisy petals.

Main image: Penny Black "lazy Days" (3782J), coloured with Promarkers;
Sentiment: Penny Black transparent set "Bubbly";
Papers: blue - Craft Creations; green - free with "Making Cards" magazine years ago!!);
Supplies: card candy from my stash coloured with Promarkers;
Tools: large classic circle and large classic scalloped circle nestabilities; Cuttlebug "Hippie Chick" alphabet dies.

As I have spent so little time cardmaking it is quite fortunate that this card fits with so many other challenges .....

Double Dutch #45 - Dad's Treat (Father's Day)
Stamptacular #63 - A Tribute to all Fathers
Crafty Cardmakers #23 - Cards for Men
Creative Craft Challenge - For the Man in your Life
Raise the Bar #23 - What a Special Guy!
Incy Wincy #45 - One for the Guys
Cupcake #95 - One for the Boys
Creative Inspirations #65 - One for the Boys
One Stop Craft Challenge #85 - One for the Boys
My Time To Craft #95 - Special person / occasion
Crafts & Me #6 - Friends & Family
Spoon Full of Sugar #108 - Enjoying the Sunshine
ABC - W is for Weather (sitting in the sun :-) )
Stamp Something - Something Summer!
Fun with Shapes & more #58 - Flowery
Simon Says on PCP #6 - Oh Boy!

Before I go I must give a little toot for my new digital signature and watermark which I bought from Whimsy Stamps - they have a fab range and only $5 for both combined. I feel really professional now lol!!

Have a great weekend .... looking forward to all your creations !


  1. Hiya Pauline

    I do hope everything will be ok.x
    Your card is fabulous a great layout and colour scheme.


  2. Gorgeous colouring Pauline, never tried promarkers but I've seen all good results, wishing you the best and yes life sometimes take priority over crafting, take care! Ruby x

  3. Lovely card hun a great males card! xxx Also thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

  4. AWESOME coloring and this creation is so adorable! Great job of covering challenges too! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar! Hope to see you again next week!!

  5. Fabulous card Pauline, I love it!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at OSCC this week!

  6. Hi Pauline,
    This is gorgeous! I've got this stamp but would never have thought of using these colours with it - I will be now! Hope everything sorts itself out for you - must be a 'cloud' over Liverpool just now as I've had a couple of, let's say, 'not very nice weeks' too. x

  7. Hi Pauline, sending youa great big hug! Love your card, your Dad is going to love it.
    WOW your new signature looks fab....very professional & posh.
    Kaz xx

  8. Hiya, I love the colour combo you have used and your colouring is fab.

    Liz x

  9. Awesome card Pauline ;0)
    Great coloring and lovely stamp!
    Have a great weekend

    Hugs, Janneke X

  10. So gorgeous card Pauline,i love your image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. this is so sweet your take on the challenge....enjoy the rest of your weekend...big hugs kath xxx

  12. Fabc ard Pauline - that hedgie looks so chilled!
    Helen x

    PS - love your new watermark & signature...very posh!

  13. beautiful card Pauline. I love the little hedgehog and the colours are gorgeous

    Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake this week

  14. This is great Pauline! The papers and colours are great and I love this cute stamp - perfect for a chilled out Dad!

    Love Beth xx

  15. Gorgeous card lovely image and colours.Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for this weeks challenge. luv gina xx

  16. What an adorable Dad card! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

  17. Darling card Pauline. I love the image. Your coloring and design is fantastic. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  18. Really beautiful card hun!
    Fab image!


  19. A great card Pauline!
    Thanks for joining the Double Dutch Challenge ;)

  20. This is just so relaxing and so full of summer. Love your card.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
    Dorte aka dot-scrap

  21. What a fantastic card..I love the sentiment xx

    Thanks for joining us over at One stop crafts xx

  22. Hi Pauline

    What a gorgeous card, love your colouring and the papers - perfect!

    Hope your family issues are resolved soon and you can relax as much as this little hedgie!

    Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy for our "One for the guys challenge"

    Sarah x

  23. Beautiful card Pauline - love the colour combo you have used - perfect for our 'male' challenge at OSCC this week.
    Good luck in the draw.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  24. Beautiful card Pauline and I love the colour combo, and its a fab image!
    Thank you for joining in the ABC Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  25. love it , well done Pauline on such a fab card and thanks so much for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

  26. Fab card love it its brill. Thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers x


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Pauline x