Saturday, 23 October 2010

Penny Black Saturday #124 - Spooky Nights!

Hello and welcome to another week of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks so much to everyone who joined in last week with Debby's fabby sketch - there were some beautiful interpretations ... and don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you are a randomly drawn prize-winner.

Before we get onto this week's challenge a little bit of news .. we have a new teamie so would like to give Jenny a great big welcome. Her cards are awesome so you are in for a real treat!

This week we are getting into the spirit of the dark autumnal nights when witches and ghosties creep abroad ... so we have a Hallowe'en theme for you.

Spooky Nights

... and we have a fantastic prize this week from Fantastic Ribbons of four rolls of ribbon of the winner's choice - as always the winner will be drawn randomly. Don't forget to be eligible for the prize you need to use a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as the main focus of your project.

The rest of the DT have been scaring themselves (and each other!) silly with their fab spooky creations - here's mine.

I decided to take the theme "spooky nights" rather literally, and created a pearlescent white moon in a purple sky by inking a cut out mask with Brilliance ink; and as I am so short of Hallowe'en supplies I created some bats using downloaded clipart.

Main image: Penny Black "Witchy Mouse" (2253K) cloured with Promarkers and Copics;
Sentiment: Penny Black "halloween web" (3902K);
Papers: Bo Bunny;
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House; lace and spider's web corner peeloff from my stash;
Tools: large classic circles and lacy circles nestabilities.

Naturally there are quite a lot of similarly themed challenges out there right now, so I would like to enter a few ....

Stamp With Fun #81 - Hallowe'en
Really reasonable Ribbon #10 - Hallowe'en
Creative Inspirations #45 - Hallowe'en or Fall
Baby Bud #1 - Hallowe'en or Fall
Creative Inspirations #83 - Spooky!
CRAFT #73 - Spooky...
Spoon Full of Sugar #126 - Boo!
Ooh-La-La #65 - Scary Stuff
Dutch Dare #89 - Hallowe'en, or Purple, Black, Orange and Green
Kaboodle Doodles - Let's Go Batty!
My Time To Craft #111 - Hallowe'en - Ghosties, Ghoulies & Long Legged Beasties
Raise The Bar #41 - Orange, Black & Purple
Top Tip Tuesday #7 - Anything Goes

My "top tip" for Top Tip Tuesday is to dowload clipart or templates for simple block-coloured shapes, resize them on your computer and then just print and cut out. this is especially appropriate for silhouette shapes (such as bats), and is both time and money saving for shapes you won't use very often.
Hope you can join in with the PBSC this week, and I promise to come out from hiding behind the sofa to look at your spooky creations ;-)


  1. Pauline this card is brilliant! Love everything about it! The top tip is great too! Your bats are fantastic! X x

  2. Wow,Pauline this is amazing card!
    I looove every detail on it!

  3. Hiya, another brill card. Love it!

    Enjoy the weekend,

    Liz x

  4. What a cutey Pauline!! Every aspect of the card is spot on!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us this week at Raise The Bar!

  5. Loverly card Pauline Hun, great layout. Joey.xx

  6. Fantastic halloween card hun xxx

  7. Super Duper layout. i love the corner to corner ribbon & your moon with spidey web in it is fAB!! Thanks for your terrific Halloween creation and for inspiring us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight!!

  8. Great card Pauline, I especially love how you stamped through the aperture, very clever. Thanks for joining in with our Scary Stuff challenge at Ooh La La.
    Dawn x

  9. So gorgeous card Pauline,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  10. Wow Pauline, this is amazing. I love the way you've done the moon xx

  11. Adorable image and awesome card!

  12. Hi Pauline!
    Thanks for the warm welcome :)
    I love your card, the moon looks fabulous and such a great idea to use clipart for the bats!
    Love the lace too!

    Jenny xx

  13. I just love these images, they are so adorabely cute. you colored and designed this card perfectly
    thanks for joining our challenge
    Mary Anne

  14. Love your creation! :) Thank you for sharing and joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!



  15. Hi!such a great card,love all very much!!
    What a cute Penny Black character.
    hugs Lou.xx

  16. Oh, what a lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge!

  17. Fabulous card. And the images is to cute :)

    Thanks for playing with us Sugar Ladies this week :)

    Hugs Tonje

  18. Great card, such a cute image!

    Thanks for joining us at Wednesdays Creative Inspirations Challenge!

    Hugs Tanja

  19. Oh how cute! Love that cute mousey witch! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T challenge this week!

  20. Hi Pauline

    This is lovely.

    I don't really do Halloween .. .. but I do love the colours.

    Love your cobweb over the moon and the highlighting you have added.

    Hope you had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  21. Loving this card the papers and layout are fab!

    Emma xxx

  22. Very great card! Great motiv and Design! Thanks for joining stamp with Fun.
    Big Hug

  23. Totally loving this Pauline! The colours and funky layout are fabulous, love the bats too
    love tasha xx

  24. Great Halloween card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  25. Pauline, gorgeous Halloween card! I love the details on the moon & spiderweb! Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge this week.

  26. Great spooky card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  27. Wow.....fabulous halloween card Pauline and a top tip too!
    Kaz xx


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Pauline x