Saturday, 30 October 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #125 - Zig Zags or Triangles

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I've just about come out now from behind the sofa where I was hiding after looking at all your spooky Hallowe'en creations - absolutely fabulous as always! Don't forget to check out whether you have won last week's prize !! :-)

I'm running a little late this morning so straight to business ... this week we have a theme for you which is

Zig Zags or Triangles

Yikes! This wasn't a very easy one for me as I couldn't find much that was ziggy zaggy amongst my stash, but the other ladies on the DT have rocked this challenge as they always do, so please do go and check them out.

Here's my effort ......

I decided to use some Christmassy felt ric-rac, and also put my hand on some sparkly monotone Christmas paper which looked beautiful in the shop, but I wasn't quite sure what to do with it when I got it home (a common problem I find lol!). The end result was something quite unusual for me - a very understated monotone style Chrimbo card - the main interest comes from the texture and sparkle (there is LOTS of sparkle on this card but the dull autumn days aren't very helpful for capturing it on camera).

Main image: Penny Black "Fantasy" (3880K) heat embossed with white glitter powder and decorated with silver gems;
Sentiment: Stamps Away;
Papers: from my stash (make unknown);
Supplies: Papermania ric rac; pearls from The Hobby house; silver gems from my stash;
Tools: large classic circles and large classic scalloped circles neatabilities; Fiskars "Victorian" cutting blade.

Stamp With Stampavie #114 - Christmas
CRAFT #74 - Monotone
CES #10 - Chocolate Caramel
Our Creative Corner - Photo Inspiration
Totally Papercrafts #40 - Bling It on ..

Hope you will be able to join in with this week's PBSC - we have a fab prize of a 15% lifetime discount voucher from Dick at PB Stamps.

Have a great weekend and looking forward to seeing your creations.


  1. Oh, that's realy nice. Very chique. Greets, Ankie

  2. Hiya Hunny

    this is gorgeous and so elegant I love the colourtone.


  3. Hey Pauline...
    This is beautiful! It's nice to get away from the cute child-like cards sometimes and do some for the grown ups...Elegant and sophisticated!

  4. this is a great card ! love it !
    greetings, martina

  5. It may not be quite your usual style but it is still still has all the usual gorgeousness! Beautiful, soft & sparkly....a stunner!
    Kaz xx

  6. Gorgeous card Pauline - love those sparkly papers!
    Helen x

  7. Oh this is beautiful Pauline, extremely sophisticated and elegant. Gorgeous colour combo and image
    love tasha xx

  8. This is beautiful, Pauline! I love the way the photo inspired you. The rhinestones on the tree are a great idea! Thanks for playing along with OCC!

  9. Great monotone, or we should of course have said monochrome, 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.

  10. I adore this card!
    Amazing image!
    Love every detail!

  11. So elegant and sophisticated Pauline, love it! xxx

  12. What a beautiful card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.x

  13. What a stylish christmas card, i love that stamp, it's on my wishlist! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T.this time for our monochrome challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

  14. Beautiful card Pauline, love the embossing and the papers are gorgeous and sparkly!!

    Jenny xx

  15. WOW - you Christmas-card is amazing!
    Beautiful colors and I love all the lovely details.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
    Anne :)

  16. I thought I had commented on this beautiful card already! doh! anyway! its stunning hunny I love it! I love this fantasy tree stamp one of my favourites :0)

  17. Such a beautiful card Pauline, gorgeous sparkle and bling.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges/Totally Papercrafts... good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  18. Beauutiful subtle card, it has a lovely sparkle and love the tree image!

  19. I LOVE this - it's gorgeous! The texture looks amazing and that tree, with the added gems is so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  20. Fabulous card, lots of bling bling! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week over at Totally Papercrafts, good luck! Heidi xx

  21. Hi Pauline, Did I speak to you at the Penny Black stall at Port sunlight. I said you had alot of stamps and you said they were for a blog challenge?

  22. Hi this card really is soooo beautiful I love all the sparkle, I love it all I think it looks fantastic.
    Thankyou for joining us at CES Challenges & certainly hope you will join us again.

    Hugs Vicky xx


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Pauline x