Saturday, 21 August 2010

Penny Black Challenge #115 - Sketch!

Hello everyone and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I'm thrilled this week to be back in the saddle as I have missed the past two challenges - I had a week's holiday but also I think my mojo went on hol and somehow life just got in the way! Thanks very much to all the other DT ladies for putting up with my tardiness .. but I did at least still manage to pay my visits to see all your wonderful creations over the past 2 weeks. As always, don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you won last week's prize.

This week we have a fantastic sketch for you by our very own Domi - I love it!

We also have a great prize as always .... this week it is our regular sponsor Butterfly Kisses

who will donate a Penny Black stamp for one lucky randomly chosen winner - fab!
Don't foget that to be eligible for the prize, you must use a Penny Black image stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo as the main focus of your project.
The rest of the DT have made some stunning sample cards - here is my effort, which seemed really strange having not made a single card for almost three weeks .... I just didn't know what my crafting arm was for lol!!
I have used what I think must be my all time favourite PB stamp - the adorable "Snowy". I also got well into the spirit of glitter and sparkle, with glitter card snowflakes and fluffy trimming on Snowy's hat made from polar white Flowersoft mixed with glamour dust.

Main image: Penny Black "Snowy" (2521K), coloured with Promarkers, hat decorated with polar white Flowersoft mixed with glamour dust, and edges sponged with Color Queue ink;
Sentiment: peel off from my stash;
Paper: free wtih "Creative Cardmaking" magazine last Christmas;
Supplies: pearl brads and spacers from The Hobby House; Dovecraft snowflake brads; ribbon and white pearls from my stash;
Tools: large classic oval and large classic scalloped oval nestabilities; "Make a Flake 2" Shapeabilties (large snowflake); Martha Stewart "Arctic Snowflake" punch.

As it is so long since I made a card, I thought I'd better make this one count, so I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

Spoon Full of Sugar #117 - Christmas in August
Penny Black At Allsorts (August) - Glitter & GlitzMy Time To Craft #103 - Glitter & Glitz
Passion for Promarkers #65 - Winter Blue
ABC Challenge - B is for Blue
Sentimental Sundays #16 - Ribbon or Lace
Charisma #33 - Die Cuts

Well, the Chrimbo bandwagon is now well and truly rolling, and I'm hoping it will be speeding down the highway to make up for lost time :-). Looking forward to seeing all your creations this week.


  1. Woow, beautiful wintercard! I love this image

    Hugs, Tanja

  2. WOW, thats so a lovely card. Great that you enjoyed the sketch :-)

  3. Gorgeous card Pauline - love all the sparkle...reminds me that I've neglected Snowy recently! lol
    Good to have you back in blogland! :0)
    Helen x

  4. fantastic colours on this card! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts August challenge.

  5. Stunning christmas card - i love thse snow flakes
    love tasha xx

  6. Super card Pauline, the paper looks fab ! Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

  7. Gorgeous card Pauline, love the sweet snowman with his sparkly furry hat! Gorgeous paper too.

  8. Gorgeous cared Pauline. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  9. Hiya Hunny

    gorgeous card such lovely colours, fits the weather here today lol


  10. What a beautiful card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. Hi Pauline

    A really great Christmas card adn it's a great sketch, need to get my thinking cap on.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck.

    B x

  12. Hi Pauline this really is a tantastic card, the image is adorable & your colouring is perfect
    Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  13. Gorgeous card! I love the colors and the embellishments. Of course that image is just too cute!

  14. I'm sorry, I was to quick to click on "publish".

    Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays “Ribbons or Lace” challenge. I hope you will join us for our new challenge on Sunday.


  15. Such a gorgeous card Pauline. Love the image you've used and the snowflakes also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  16. lovely, nice to see snowy again

  17. Beautiful card and great shading!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week! Juliexx

  18. Great card Pauline, love the brads. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

  19. Such a supercute card. Love your colouring, and the cute image.
    Thank you for joining us at PfP this week.
    Hugs, Anja

  20. Beautiful card, the snowman is cute! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  21. A really lovely card..thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

  22. Hi Pauline,

    Great card love the snowflake embelishments....

    Thanks for playing at PB@A

    Emma xxx

  23. Hi Pauline,
    This looks gorgeous & your colouring is fab. Love all th wonderful detail. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Andie xx

  24. Just love your card Pauline, this snowman is so special! Gorgeous details too :)
    Carole x

  25. WOW....Your certainly know how to get back into the swing of things, what a totally gorgeous card!!! Loving all your glitz & sparkle and Snowy is so beautifully coloured.
    Kaz xx

  26. Hi Pauline!
    Sorry I have not been by in a while was a little busy with my wedding and honeymoon! I will write 100 lines I will try harder to stop by now I am back!

    loveeeeeeeeee this card and so love snowy too! Samantha :0)

  27. Fabulous card, and a lovely design. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  28. Wonderful card! Fabulous colouring and layout and I love all the sparkle. Thanks for
    playing at SFTW!

  29. Fabulous card love the colours and the image is super...x

    Thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

  30. aww one of my fave images, so cute, love the colours you've used too

    thankyou for joining us in the August challenge at Penny Black @ Allsorts

    Amanda xx


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