Saturday, 18 September 2010

Penny Black Saturday #119 - Sketch!

Good morning everyone, and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I was away last week on my hols in sunny Crete, but I'm back now and all caught up with things. Thanks as always to everyone who took part in last week's men/boy's card challenge - don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you are a lucky winner.

This week we have a sketch for you by our very own Joey - the ladies on the DT really enjoyed working with this one and we hope you will too.

And this week, not only have the usual DT suspects worked their special Penny Black magic, but we are also joined this week by guest designer Kathy Racoosin, who is a designer for Penny Black Inc.

Penny Black has just launched its new Penny Black Blog, and also has a new Facebook fan page - even a new Flickr Group .... total heaven for all serious PB fans. In honour of these new launches and Kathy's guest spot, Penny Black Inc. is offering one lucky randomly drawn winner this week a stamp of the winner's choice from the 2010 Hallowe'en catalogue.

And as if that isn't enough inspiration to get you into the crafty mood, we also have a second randomly drawn prize donated by our own lovely teamie Carole - thanks hun!

40-034 Carolling Penguins

So what are you waiting for? Here's my card for this week ....

Yes, the Christmas production line is now cranking into gear lol!

Main image: Penny Black image from "Christmas Critters" transparent set, coloured with Promarkers and Copics, edged with sponged green ink, and decorated with polar white Flowersoft and glamour dust;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Papers: Magnolia Christmas 2009 collection;
Supplies: flowers from Wild orchid Crafts (decorated with Star Dust Stickles); pearls from The Hobby House; iridescent gems by Papermania;
Tools: small and large classic circle nestabilities; Nellie Snedden shaped circle die; Martha Stewart "embossed snowflake" edge punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.

This card is actually quite sparkly .. here's a closeup which is a fairly lame attempt to show the sparkle on the "snow" and the flowers ...

As usual I would like to enter this card for a couple of other challenges:
Penny Black at Allsorts (September) - Punch Away (2nd entry)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #64 - Border Punches
Paper Sundaes #35 - minimum 3 types of embellishment (flowers, pearls, sparkly gems)
Stamp Man #5 - Distress
(I have sponged ink around edges of my image, torn my music sheet paper, and deckle edged all my other papers)
Totally Gorjuss #48 - Wild Thing

Have a great weekend - hope you will check out the Penny Black blog and groups, and look forward to seeing your creations!


  1. Great Pauline, the tearing and distressed look is super fab!

  2. Gorgeous card Pauline, love the image muchly. Joey.x

  3. Fantastic! Great choice of colors and papers and the image is colored wonderfully!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  4. Gorgeous card Pauline, adore the colours and papers. Super sweet image and pretty flowers too.

  5. Hi Pauline

    Yet another stunning card, I so love your use of the PD's and that cute image.

    And really pleased to know the Christmas production line is well oiled up. Even I've got a few under my belt, that's a real first for September.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

    B x

  6. Hi Pauline

    Another gorgeous creation.

    I love that image and your backing papers are so beautiful - especially the music script.

    I bet coming back from sunny Crete was a shock to your system!! I hope you had a good time.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts again this month.

    Love Jules xx

  7. What a gorgeous card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.x

  8. a beautiful card and great choice of papers
    Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, hope you will join us again, good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  9. This is really gorgeous. I love that image and DP. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  10. Hi Pauline,
    You card is just so beautiful, the layering is masterful and your soft coloring is so elegant. Thank you so much for the sweet warm really know how to make a girl shine. I can't wait to get into Flickr and see lots more of your beautiful creations. Thanks so much for the support and all the linking over to Penny Black. I am so lucky be a guest here with your talented DT. Hugs,Kathy

  11. This is so beautiful! Love the gorgeous image and the fabulous paer. The deckled edges looks so pretty too
    love tasha xx

  12. Thanks for all your effort and joining us at TG this week
    Love sarah x

  13. Thanks for the inspiration - great colouring and the snow is just perfect

  14. very pretty card, lovely layers

  15. What a beautiful card, love the papers and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  16. that's a wonderful card and fantastic colouring. Thank you so much for joining the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge.

  17. Awww...this is so sweet Pauline! I love that image...and your new Nestie looks fab!
    Helen x

  18. Hi Pauline,
    Love the Card its great, the wee mice are soooo cute. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week

  19. A really lovely card thanks for joining us at The stamp man challenge x

  20. aww so cute! I'm a sucker for PB :) Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

  21. beautiful hunny! love the colours again on this one too! Samantha :0)

  22. Another beauty! Love the green inked edge, very pretty, and your snow looks just fine.
    Kaz xx

  23. Such a gorgeous image hun, super card, thanks for going wild with us at TG this week. Hugs, Sxx

  24. Fabulous card love the image and the punches you have used...x

    Thank you for joining us at Penny black at allsorts this month hugs Kirsten...x


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