Saturday, 28 August 2010

Penny Black Challenge #116 - Summer Lovin'

Woo hoo! Welcome to the weekend .. and not just any old weekend but a Bank Holiday here in the UK :-) So here's hoping you'll find plenty of time to join in with this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Many thanks to everyone who joined in last week - there were some fabulous interpretations of the sketch ... and don't forget to check back to the challenge blog to see if you have won a prize.

So on to this week's challenge - and we have a theme for you ...

Summer Lovin'

You can interpret this however you like so long as you follow the one and only golden rule if you wish to be eligible for this week's prizes - we need to see a Penny Black image stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo as the main focus of your project.

And talking of prizes ... this week we have 2 fab prizes on offer to randomly drawn winners, from 2 of our regular sponsors.

First up, Fantastic Ribbons is offering this selection of black and white buttons ...

... and Dick at PB Stamps is offering a 15% lifetime discount voucher - lovely!

The rest of the DT have all been getting loved up and producing some stunning creations ... here's my effort.

I really adore this stamp though I don't own it - the image was kindly sent to me by Squirrel. It struck me as perfect for this challenge as it kinda incorprates both summer and lovin' in the one cute image ... awww!! (It was only afterwards when I looked up the stamp details I realised it is called "Sharing Spring" lol!!)

Main image: Penny Black "Sharing Spring" (3613J), coloured with Copics and Promarkers, and decorated with Stardust Stickles.
Sentiment: Papermania;
Paper: BasicGrey "Urban Prairie" and MME "Quite Contrary";
Supplies: large rose from Hobbycraft; small roses, cherry blossoms and rosebuds from Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls from The Hobby House; lace from my stash;
Tools: Spellbinders small circle, large circle and large scalloped circle nestabilities; Martha Stewart "Valentine lace" edge punch; Marianne D Creatables "swirl leaf"; Fiskars "Victorian" paper cutting blade

As always I would like to enter this card into a few other challenges ... I'm finding recently my crafting time is so limited I have to make the most of it

Wild Orchid Challenge #4 - Make It Sparkle
Penny Black At Allsorts (August) - Glitter & Glitz
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle & Shine
A Pocket Full of Posies #5 - Winged Things
Flutterby Wednesday #119 - Open (angel, fairy or butterfly)
Crafts & Me #11 - Petals & Pearls
Kaboodle Doodles #38 - Lovely Flowers & Lace
Alphabet Challenge - R is for Roses
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #81 - Lace
Stamp With Stampavie #105 - Swirls
Crafty Emma's Store #1 - Anything Goes

Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing your creations :-)


  1. Hi Pauline, Beautiful card! Such a sweet image and the flowers are stunning.

    Have a great weekend.

    Lisa x

  2. Gorgeous card Pauline, love your soft colours those flowers are to pretty. Joey.x

  3. very cute, those flowers are stunning

  4. So beautiful card Pauline,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. Adorable and beautiful card!! Your coloring is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!
    Jodi =)

  6. Pauline this is such a gorgeous card, ive not seen this image before its aorable! love the paper and embellishing
    love tasha xx

  7. Hi Pauline

    Another stunning creation. The spray of flowers are devine, the look like those delicate sugar ones that adorn cakes.

    Thank you for joining us again at penny Black at Allsorts and good luck.

    B x

  8. Hi Pauline, another fab PB card. Love those roses.

    Liz x

  9. Aww Pauline that is such a cute image, really love your card, the colours are so pretty and I love the sparkly flowers. Thanks so much for joining in Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you next time. Jill

  10. Very pretty card and great penny black image.
    Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge,

  11. What a lovely card, love the flowers & such a sweet image
    Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  12. Oh love this card Pauline, adore the cute image. Great layout, beautiful flowers and love the swirls too!

  13. Great card - love the image & colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

  14. This is sooo pretty! I love the papers and the flowers, and the image! Really lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

  15. Pauline, this is super beatuiful!! Your details and use of embellishments are absolutely fabulous! Wonderful coloring job too. Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

  16. Wow, a wonderful card!

    Alphabet Challenge

  17. this is absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for joining the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge in August!

  18. Your card is awesome ;o)
    Have a great week!

    Janneke X

  19. What a gorgeous card, I love the patterned background papers. All your colours match beautifully and I love you Penny Black image.
    Thank you for joining us this week at Kaboodledoodles and we hope to see more of your lovely work in future challenges.


  20. Gorgeous!!! just love that image so cute & your sparkly flowers are fab
    Thanks for joining us this week for CES 1st Challenge, hope to see you again next week!!
    hugs shell xx

  21. Gorgeous card.Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges and good luck.Elisa.x

  22. I adore this card - the flower arrangement is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenge and hope to see you there next week! Sheena xx

  23. Hi Pauline

    Lovely card the flowers look stunning and the image is coloured beautifully as always...

    Thanks for playing at PB@A

    Emma xxx

  24. Lovely card you've made :) Thank you for participating in the WOC challenge ♥

  25. Fabulous card love the image and the flowers are stunning...x

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

  26. This card is absolutely stunning. So beautiful and such wonderful detail. Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing our Kaboodle Doodles challenge! ~chris

  27. what a stunning card, I love the colours and all the little details

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

    Amanda xx

  28. A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! I knew I was going to enjoy browsing your blog. Fabulous work. hugs Sharon


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Pauline x