Saturday, 6 November 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #126 - Let It Snow!

It's Saturday again already, and that can mean only one thing .... it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks as always to everyone who entered last week ... it was wonderful seeing all your ziggy-zaggy creations ... don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you have won last week's prize.

Hopefully you have all started gearing up for Chirstmas by now; but if not, now's the time ... this week our theme is

Let It Snow! it's custom-designed to help you with the Christmas rush (we do like to be kind lol!).

As always we have got a fab prize this week, sponsored by the wonderful

.... this gorgeous PB Chirstmas stamp "Exhilarating" ...

... and a set of 5 Promarkers.

The Promarkers are inspired by the fact that we have a guest designer for November - the lovely Debbi - who will each week in November be providing a tutorial on her blog on how to colour PB stamps with Promarkers ... this week she is kicking off with how to colour hedgies - check it out!

The rest of the DT have been busy producing some stunning seasonal cards - here's mine for this week.

I decided to go with this woodblock-style scene called "Snowy Park" which I always think looks pretty much like a vintage photograph when it's inked up. My background is fairly plain, using a self-coloured snowflake patterned paper. To give the image some zing I covered it in sparkle by layering on some double-sided adhesive sheet and then sprinkling liberally with Peewee Fine Art glitter... not very easy to photograph on a dull day like today but here's a closeup.

Also I couldn't resist having a little play with my newly delivered hellebores Christmas roses from Wild Orchid Crafts - they really are beautiful for seasonal cards, and I edged them all with stardust Stickles. I cased one of Dawny P's fab creations to get the idea of the double flourish using my Marianne D Creatable "Flower swirl" die.

Main image: Penny Black "Snowy Park" (3231K) inked with black Brilliance ink and covered in white Peewee fine art glitter;
Sentiment: Pink Gem Designs;
Paper: from
Edwin Allen (local craft shop);
Supplies: Hellebores Christmas rose from Wild Orchid Crafts; blue and glittery white roses and iridescent gems all from
Edwin Allen;
Tools: Marianne D Creatables "flower swirl" die.

I would like to enter this card for the following other challenges:

ABC Christmas - W is for Winter Wonderland
(with option of lots of white)
Charisma #44 - With Love at Christmas
Penny Black at Allsorts (November) - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
The Stamp Man #9 - Christmas
Crafty Calendar #14 - Winter Snowflakes
Kaboodle #43 - Make it Vintage;
Spoon Full of Sugar #128 - Relish to Embellish;
Caardvarks - Holiday Die Cuts

Hope you can join in with the penny Black Saturday Challenge this week ,and look forward to seeing all your snowy cards :-)


  1. Wow Pauline this is truly stunning! I love it :o)

    Lisa x

  2. Stunning card Pauline!! Such a beautiful snowy image and the glitter and floral/swirl arrangement are gorgeous!!

    Jenny x

  3. Pauline this is a knockout, I adore this little scene, beautifully done. Joey.xx

  4. Brr! It's got a proper frosty feel to it. Gorgeous.

    Liz x

  5. Hi Pauline

    This card is gorgeous - I love that image and all the sparkle.

    You have managed to photograph it really well.

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

    Love Jules xx

  6. Love that stamp, you have made it even more tempting charming card wonderful soft colours and your flowers and swirl perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at Pennyblack@Allsorts. xx Zoe

  7. This is amazing Pauline. Gorgeous winter scene and I love the embellishments you added to the corner. So pretty!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black at all sorts, hope you'll join in again soon!

  8. Absolutely STUNNING Pauline!! The glitter makes it look so snowy and frosty and the flowers with the flourish are beautiful. xx

  9. Oh I love all the sparkle and the swirls! It's a stunning Christmas card!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck.


  10. Super, super pretty! Great image and embellishments, I love it!
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

  11. This is super Pauline, I keep look at this stamp think you may have swayed me. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    Hugs Ali x

  12. Wow, your image and the glitter effect are gorgeous. I love your card. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas. Hugs, Carissa

  13. Hi Pauline

    It is absolutely perfect and I need to get that stamp out again now.

    As I read your post I was so hoping you were going to say where those Christmas roses came from and you did, thank you and you know just what I will be doing shortly.

    It is good to see you here at penny Black at Allsorts, thank you for joining in and hope to see you again.

    Prize in post tomorrow, but have mailed you.

    B x

  14. This is a stunning image and a really Christmassy, wintry card. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge this fortnight!

  15. Wow amazing stunning creation,
    beautiful shimmering and all the fab details!
    Thanks for sharing this with us
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts;-))m

  16. Wow this is stunning! The sceneis beautiful, i love the beautiful flowers and the glitter
    love tasha xx

  17. Beautiful Pauline! Love that glittery, snowy image! Thanks for playing with us this week at Kaboodle Doodles!

  18. ohhhh Pauline so glitzy! and sparkly! Stunning I totally love it hunny! thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this time,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  19. Hi Pauline

    What a lovely card! You've incorporated two of my most fave things sparkle and swirls! - and of course your card also fits in wonderfully with our challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles: Vintage so thank you very much for joining us and we hope to see you again soon.


  20. This is so pretty Pauline! I really love this image, especially with all the glitter!

    Love Beth xx

  21. this is fantastic work! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts november challenge and good luck!

  22. Gorgeous winter scene you have used and love the flowers and swirl.

    Thanks for joining in with us over on ABC Christmas Challenge

    Jayne xx

  23. WOW!!!! Classic & very stunning!
    Kaz xx

  24. Stunning card!! Thanks for joining us at the Creative card Crew. Caroline x

  25. Stunning card!!! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty calender Challenge this month.
    Caroline x


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Pauline x