Saturday, 9 October 2010

Penny Black Saturday #122

Good morning and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Hope everyone is having a good weekend - all being well I will be at Port Sunlight craft show today, so by tonight I may well be feeling inspired but broke lol!

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week's don't be square challenge - it was great to see so many imaginatively shaped cards ... and don't forget to check whether you have won one of last week's prizes.

This week our challenge is for you to use

at least 2 Penny Black images

on your creation - now that means any combo of PB images, large sentiments or stickeroos as the main focus of your project - but doesn't include any small sentiment stamp you may want to use.

To help get your creative juices flowing, this week's prize is a $20 online store voucher from our regluar sponsor

I really enjoyed this challenge, though the images I ended up using were nothing like what I anticipated originally lol!! I decided to go in a slightly different direction, so instead of using 2 separate flower or animal images or doing masking (whch I'm not great at anyway), I decided to use one main image and my very pretty but neglected swirly stamp to produce a decorative edging.

Having decided to go down that route I did my best to pick out papers which I thought would compliment the swirly vibe, and then it struck me that my recently delivered WOC flat gardenias also had a similarly swirly shape to them ... so voila!
The other DT ladies have produced some fabulous efforts so hope you will pay them all a visit.

Main images: Penny Black "Cheesecake Wish" (1652J) coloured with Promarkers and Copics, and decorated with glamour dust on the dandelion clock; Penny Black "Scrolling Along!" (3812J) stamped around edges of circle using Brilliance pearlescent ink;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Birthday Dreams" (3849E);
Papers: Kaisercraft;
Supplies: large flat gardenia and cherry blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts, dusted with glamour dust; lace and iridescent gems from my stash;
Tools: large classic circle and large classic scalloped circle nestabilities; Martha Stewart
small "monarch butterfly" punch; Fiskars "Victorian" cutting blade.
Here is a closeup to try to capture the glamour dust ... my glue pen was running dry when I ran it over the WOC flowers so unfortunately a lot of the sparkle fell off!!

As always I would like to enter this card for a few challenges:

Firstly, I would like to both enter and give a toot to Papertake Weekly who are having a third birthday blog hop. Not only have they got fab inspirational samples and a choice of making a card for any previous challenge, but also a jaw-dropping selection of prizes - well done ladies! I believe this card fits either Animal Magic or Blooming Gorgeous (floral embellishments)

Oldie but a Goodie #3 - All Creatures Great & Small
Spoon Full of Sugar #124 - Sparkle & Shine
Incy Wincy #62 - Sparkly Glitter
Creative Inspirations #81 - Birthday
Crazy4Challenges #58 - BirthdayI ♥ ProMarkers #35 - Think Pink!
Colour Create #55 - Pink, Green & Cream
(with optional extra of frosted)
Stamp Something - Something Punchy
Flutterby Wednesday #125 - Open theme with fairy, angel or butterfly
Pollycraft #64 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #88 - sketch (below) -
I have rotated it 180 degrees

I guess you could say I have tried to make the most out of my time, having only had opportunity to make one card this week lol!

Look forward to seeing all your multi-image creations ... I'll be back hopefully with some new stash to inspire me!


  1. This is a fabulous card Pauline, great image and colour.. love the little spirals that you have added to your background.xx

  2. Hi Pauline, Gorgeous card! I love the stamped swirls. The papers and flowers are so pretty.

    Lisa x

    PS: I have blog candy sponsored by LOTV just in case you are interested :o)

  3. wauw what a beautiful card i love it!!!!
    xx petra

  4. This is fabulous Pauline, I love it! Thank you for entering into the Oldie but a Goodie challenge.
    Clare x

  5. Hi Pauline, gorgeous card. Hope you enjoy your day at the craft show.

    Liz x

  6. Gorgeous card Pauline - LOVE the colours.

    Hope you have a fab day out and find loads of new goodies :)

    Carol x

  7. Hiya Pauline Hun

    this is Gorgeous!!! those flowers are too pretty and the papers so scrummy!

    Good Luck with my Candy Hun and Thanks for Entering :O)

  8. Oooh this is gorgeous hun xxx

  9. Wow this is so beautiful. I love the goroeus soft colours and the beautiful flowers. The image is beautifully coloured
    love tasha xx

  10. awwwww....such a sweet adorable card! The image is sooo cute and i LOVE these colours together! Your lace and flowers are yummy! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! bx

  11. Totally beautiful, Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Hi Pauline - How cute is that mouse! Love this card its so pretty x

  13. Gorgeous card Pauline, adore this image, one of my fave PB's! Love the swirls around him, lovely soft colours and beautiful flowers too!

  14. Gorgeous card! Love the soft colors! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week - your take on the sketch is wonderful!

  15. really pretty card pauline! love the colours Samantha :0)

  16. Beautiful work hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

  17. Hi Pauline. Beautiful card and fabulous flowers. Thanks for joining in with our Think Pink week at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  18. A beautiful card! Lovely image and flowers. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Julie W x

  19. Awww, this is so soft and sweet!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  20. Sooooo pretty and gorgeous colours. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  21. Hi what a wonderful card with delightful colouring
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie and Good Luck!

  22. Absolutely lovely!
    Thanks for joining at PTW this week.
    Hugs, Minnamanna (GDT)

  23. Hi Pauline, another gorgeous card -the flowers are amazing! Hope you enjoyed Saturday - I spent the day on the sofa feeling so sorry for myself because I was missing it. x

  24. Oh Pauline, this really is adorable, so sweet & pretty
    Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  25. Hi Pauline! This card is so adorable. I really love the elegant feel to it and pretty flowers that you added to the top corner. So nicely done. :)

  26. Gosh you have been busy since my last visit! Another gorgeous card. The flowers are fabulous.
    Kaz xx

  27. Hi Pauline. Sorry I missed you at PS chick - I didn't get sent my ticket and then I forgot to remind them :( Can you e-mail me asap please hun re the PTW GD spot. Love the card as always - the colours are so pretty. Hugs, Dawny xxx

  28. I've been browsing around your blog again Pauline and your cards are absolutely fabulous. Love the use of all those gorgeous flowers. Superb colouring and layout. hugs Sharon

  29. Gorgeous card Pauline - the flowers and the image are stunning.
    Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But a Goodie.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  30. What a sweet little mouse Pauline! I love how delicate it looks!
    Thank you so much for joining the Colour Create Challenge this week!
    Hugs, Dena


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x