Blimey, where did the last 9 days go to?? I blinked and I missed a week of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge ... but before I know it another week has flown by, it's the weekend again and time for another new challenge :-)
Thanks as always to everyone who entered last week's challenge - although I didn't manage to make a card due to massive workload commitments, I did manage to sneek a few peeks at the entries and they were fabulous! So don't forget to check out the main challenge blog to see if you have won last week's prize.
Anyway, onto this week's challenge .... and I am disproportionately excited, because not only do we have a sketch for you, but also it is the first ever sketch by li'l old me !! So I really do hope you like it!
"You're the bestest"
I've been really thrilled to see my fellow teamies' efforts with my sketch and hope you will check them out. Here's mine for this week.
I brought trusty old "Snowy" out to play, and also had to have a little play with my new LotV calendar stamp - I love it as I think it is going to be so versatile. I also have to admit that having missed out on the first rush to grab LotV sentiment circles, I rushed to buy them this morning when they came back into stock ... so I can't wait for the postie to call!!
This card is actually very sparkly as I gave Snowy a good sprinkle of glamour dust; and I have also used glitter blue and white card on my matting and snowflakes. Alas the winter light doesn't really do sparkle any favours when it comes to photography - but here's a closeup.
Main image: Penny Black "Snowy", coloured with Promarkers, decorated with glamour dust and edges distressed with Colorbox Q ink;
Papers: Craft Creations;
Supplies: silver gems by Papermania;
Tools: large classic scalloped rectangle and larce classic circle nestabilities; "Fancy Tags" shapeabilities; Martha Stewart "Arctic Snowflake" punch; Cuttlebug "Snowflakes" embossing folder.
Being as I haven't made a card for so long, it's pretty lucky for me that there are so many challenges around right now that this card can enter.
I ♥ ProMarkers #41 - Snowmen
Paper Play #46 - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Totally Papercrafts #43 - Snow & Snowflakes
Stampin' for the Weekend #51 - Winter
Wild Orchid #10 - Blue Christmas
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Christmas With No Red or Green
Wee Memories #32 - A Little Bit of Pink
Totally Gorujuss #57 - Not So Traditional
Creative Inspirations #47 - Anything Christmassy
Penny Black at Allsorts (November) - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Pollycraft #70 - A Glittery Christmas
Crafty Pad #97 - Christmas Sparkle
Simon Says - Sparkle!
Crafts and Me #17 - Glitter
Oldie But a Goodie #6 - Glitter
(my PB "Snowy" is a very old friend who has appeared on here the past 2 years!)
ABC - H is for Holidays
ABC Christmas - X is for Xmas
Paper Sundaes #44 - Pick Your Sundae Toppings
(I used punches, embossing and the colour blue)
Spoon Full of Sugar #130 - Distressing
Hope you will be able to join in with this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge and I really am looking forward to seeing all your interpretations of my sketch. Have a great weekend whatever you're doing.