Saturday, 25 September 2010

Penny Black Saturday #120 - Indian Summer

Good morning everyone, and welcome to week 120 of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. You all certainly rocked last week's sketch and the team really enjoyed looking at your entries - don't forget to check whether you are one of last week's lucky winners.

We have a theme for you for this week's challenge

Indian Summer
... and as always you can interpret this however you like so long as you use a Penny Black image, sentiment or stickeroo as the focus of your project.

Once again we have some fabulous prizes on offer - this week we have not one but THREE prizes for 3 randomly drawn winners.

Dick at Penny Black Stamps is offering one winner a 15% lifetime discount voucher for his online store ...

Fantastic Ribbons is offering 4 rolls of ribbon of one winner's choice

and Valentine's is offering one winner a SU paper piercing tool.

The rest of the DT have made some really stunning sample cards this week so I hope you will pay them a visit.

Here is my card .. I don't know what the term "Indian Summer" makes youi think of, but for me it conjurs up the idea of lush colours, along with a profusion of flowers, butterflies and dragonflies in the garden.

The basis of my card was really the piece of paper covered in flowers and dragonflies in lush colours, and that guided me towards which image I would use; and I also bought several new assortments of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts this week so I couldn't help myself .. I just had to go to town with them!!

I also love this Martha Stewart "garden trellis" punch for creating a garden feel .. this time I punched it out twice, and then cut the looped edging from one piece to stick to the other punched piece so it would have looped edges on both sides (if that makes sense!!)

Main image: Penny Black "Day-dreams" (3947K) coloured with Promarkers;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Critter Party" transparent set;
Papers: Papermania "Summer Bloom";
Supplies: large curly wild rose, assorted cherry blossom and amll roses all from Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls and ribbon from my stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart "garden trellis" edge punch and small "monarch butterfly" punch.

I used the sketch (which I flipped vertically) from this week's Simon Says Challenge:

... and would also like to enter this card for

By The Cute & Girly (September) - Indian Summer
Stamptacular Sunday #77 - Grid
Flutterby Wednesday #123 - Open Theme - Any Winged ThingAn Oldie but a Goodie #2 - Pink & Girly
Penny Black At Allsorts (September) - Punch Away (3rd & final entry)
Charisma #38 - Anything Goes
Looking forward to seeing all your entries for the PBSC. have a great weekend.


  1. Beautiful card, love the colours!

  2. Beautiful card Pauline! It even matches your blog background! lol
    Helen x

  3. Hi Pauline

    Another super card.

    Very effective how you have threaded the ribbon through the lattice punched border.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts again.

    B x

  4. Very pretty!! thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  5. Such a lovely card.Thanks for playing with Charisma.
    xx Vee

  6. Oh a stunning card Pauline! Adore the colours, pretty image and love the border punch. Gorgeous flowers and fab layout too!

  7. Hi Pauline

    Thank you for joining us again.

    Another beautiful card.

    I love your colour choices and gorgeous backing papers - alongside that gorgeous Penny Black image. This is one of my favourites in the flower collection (but only one of them LOL!!).

    So many lovely things to look at on your beautiful creation!

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

    Love Jules xx

  8. This is really beautiful, such fabulous colours and gorgeous flowers! The image is really pretty too
    love tasha xx

  9. Hi Dear,
    thats a sweet image. Fab card!
    Thanks for joining in the SSC this week.


  10. This is beautiful Pauline. I love the soft and pretty colour scheme and the gorgeous image.
    Thank you for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie.
    Clare x

  11. oh this is stunning! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  12. Beautiful card such great colours, and i love the flowers...x

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

  13. Very pretty colors! I just love that punch you've used to incorporate your grid for this week's challenge! A must have for me!

    Thanks for joining us four our Stamptacular Grid Challenge! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


  14. this has layers upon layers of "pretty" goin' on! I truly love your image and your design for dressing it up :)

    Thanks for making the "grid" on STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY CHALLENGE!

  15. Wow Pauline, what a stunning & beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at OLDIE but a GOODIE & also Penny balck @ ALLSORTS
    Hope you'll join us agin

  16. OH WOW !!!! I love this Pauline !! what a gorgeous card !! The image is beautiful and the papers and embellies are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  17. this is wonderful, I absolutely love the blue backing paper. Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge, good luck!

  18. Ooh!! I love that pretty, shiny blue paper!! Great colors over all :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  19. Pauline this card has just the right amount of everything including glitter and sparkle. I just love it :)

  20. Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  21. Beautiful creation, Thanks for joining us at Oldie but A goodie this fortnight and good luck!

  22. Hi Pauline
    This is a beautiful card - so many gorgeous things to see - I love it!
    Thanks for sahring it with us at PB@Allsorts and An Oldie but a Goodie.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  23. Beautiful card Pauline, love everything about it. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G this month. nnalorac.xx

  24. Awww Pauline this is just sooooooo pretty! Beautiful colours & as always your flowers look gorgeous.
    Kaz :o)


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Pauline x