Saturday, 3 July 2010

Penny Black Saturday #108

Hello again - welcome to the weekend and to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks to everyone who joined in last week - fab paper patches fom you all!! Don't forget to check out whether you have won the prize :-)

First - some exciting news. We shared a couple of weeks ago that we are now being sponsored by

... and this week for the first time we are offering some prizes they have donated. Many of you will have seen the exciting new Mimi and Betsy Bluebell range, and this week we have got not one but THREE prizes from the range for lucky randomly drawn winners - aren't these the cutest?

Betsy Bluebell

Easy Rider

Sweet thing

Not only that .... but we have also got another fab prize from another of our regular sponsors - the lovely Julia at Stampers' Supermarket

... which is a Penny Black stamp of the winner's choice.

Wow!! I wish I could enter lol!!

So what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one of these adorable prizes??

This week we are celebrating American Independence Day (4th July) with our American friends, so we would like to see your creations using the colours

red, white and blue

Don't forget the challenge rule that you must use a Penny Black image, large sentiment or sticker as the focus of your project to be eligible to win a prize - and please no backlinking ... you are welcome to combine our challenge with others, but only new work please!

Do check out the rest of the DT's creations as they have truly been waving their star spangled banners of talent !! Here's my red, white and blue creation....

This wasn't very easy for me as the truth is I hate the colour red, and i could only think of one blue paper in my stash that might sit well with red. However I soon got into the swing of it .. who could possibly resist red roses lol?? I can never resist inking up this cute hedgie and I do love popping a little paper rose on her hat. I also used another of the yummy ribbon samples supplied to the DT by Fantastic Ribbons.

I also had a slight drama as I originally intended punching 3 strips of red, white and blue card using my doily lace punch ... but for some reason it wouldn't punch cardstock suddenly - OMG!! It would punch through paper, but when I tried with card it just wasn't haviong any! That's a problem for another day, but in the meantime I improvised by punching with my valentine lace punch instead, and in the end I was actually quite pleased with the effect - a happy accident you might say lol!

Main image: Penny Black "Tiny Wishes" tranparent set, coloured with Promarkers;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Papers: Craft Creations;
Supplies: flowers from Hobbycraft and Wild Orchid Crafts; dotty ribbon from
Fantastic Ribbons;
Tools: large classic scalloped rectangle nestabilities; martha Stewart "Valentine Lace" edge punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.

Simon Says - Check it out!
Creative Inspirations #37 - Paper Piecing
Spoon Full of Sugar #110 - Animal Crackers
Magical Crafts #18 - Flower Power
Corrosive #70 - Lots of Flowers
Paper Sundaes #24 - Birthday Card
Crafts & Me #7 - Birthdays
Everybody-Art-Challenge #97 - Birthday
Stamp with Fun #65 - Birthday
Stamp Something - Colours of your Flag (Union Jack - red, white & blue!)
Raise the Bar #25 - Colours of your Flag

Have a great weekend and looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations !


  1. I'm loving the punched borders, great card. Enjoy your weekend.

    Liz x

  2. Fab card also love the boarders really stands out.
    hugs Mel x

  3. Oh this is fabulous Pauline and love the punched borders.

  4. Hiya Pauline Hun

    gorgeous card and fantastic paper piecing love it. I dreamt last night that I had forgotton about a stash of PB's to add to the spreadsheet, ROFL, I woke in a panic thinking Paulines gonna shoot me if more need to be added.

    Have a lovely weekend

  5. This is a lovely sweet card hun :) xxx

  6. Such a sweet card Pauline! You're right, the little rose looks great on her hat and the layered borders look fab! I hope you're enjoying the weekend!

    Love Beth xx

  7. Lovely card. I love the layering of the border punch on the side. Thanks for playing with us at Corrosive Challenge.

  8. Fabulous card Pauline - you would never know that you don't like red!
    Your happy accident is perfect!
    Carole x

  9. Hi Pauline
    Fab card - love the punched borders and of course the paper piecing is super.
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Good luck
    Take care
    Debs xx

  10. This is so adorable! I love it!

  11. So beautiful card Pauline,i love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  12. Hi Pauline, awe! this is just too cute, love the image and the paper piecing is fab. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Suzi x

  13. Very nice card - great motiv and wonderful color and design. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
    Hugs and have a nice weekend

  14. Beautiful card ;0)
    Have a great weekend Pauline ...

    Janneke X

  15. That rose on the hat does work so well and I love your punched borders and paper piercing.
    Fab card.
    Kaz xx

  16. Fantastic card! love that heart border punch! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

  17. your card is adoreable , love the cute image with the paper piecing, fab colours and lovely flowers. janex

  18. absolutely adorable! thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  19. Wonderful card! Fabulous colouring and layout and I love the paper piecing and those lush flowers. Thanks for
    playing at Stamp Something

  20. gorgeous card as always pauline and my favourite PB missy...enjoy what's left of the weekend...hugs kath xxx

  21. Beautiful Card soooo cute!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp Something! Jo xxxx

  22. This is FABULOUS!! Your R/W/B borders are awesome and your paper piecing is PERFECT! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Raise The Bar! We're glad you joined in on our challenge and hope to see you again next week!

  23. How gorgeous Pauline! Fantastic colour coordination and paper piecing. Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

  24. This is gorgeous Pauline. I love the image and the layout. Thank you for joining us at MCFC, good luck in the draw xxx

  25. Absolutely gorgeous card, love the punched hearts and love the checked look on the image so cute. nnalorac.x

  26. Fabulous card, love the punched border.
    Thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge this time.
    Jenni x

  27. Your card make me smile :D So cute! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge!
    Hugs, Merkkari


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Pauline x