Saturday, 4 December 2010

Penny Black Saturday #130

Good morning everyone - hope you are keeping warm during the current Arctic conditions. I'm trying not to take too long over this post today as I am writing this Friday evening, and the temperature in my study is absolutely perishing, so I am keen to get back in font of the fire with a hot coffee (or should that be a hot toddy??)

Anyways, it's Saturday so it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Thanks as always to everyone who entered last week's challenge - I managed a lot of visiting last week and there were loads of wonderful creations. Don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you are a winner :-)

This week's challenge is a theme - we would like to see you

stamp onto anything but white card

As always you can interpret this however you choose, so long as you create a new piece of work (no backlinking please) and your project contains a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its focus.

This week we have once more fab prizes for 2 lucky ramdomly drawn winners, from our regular monthly sponsor

Prize 1 - "Hand Mailed"

Prize 2 - "Before the Snow" and "Christmas Flourish"

Please do check out the fab creations by the other members of the DT - here's mine for this week.

My most suitable Christmas stamps for this challenge theme have had quite a few outings recently, so I decided to go in a different direction this week and make a birthday card. There is still a nod to Christmassy themes with the cool blues and whites, and the yummy Wild Orchid Crafts Christmas hellebores flower.

Main image: Penny Black "Fanfare" (3946K), heat embossed onto pale blue card using detail white powder;
Sentiment: LotV sentiment circles;
Papers: BasicGrey "Wisteria";
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; lace and pearls from my stash;
Tools: small classic circles nestabilities; Marianne D Creatables "flower swirl" die.

Penny Black at Allsorts (December) - Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder
Cute Card Thursday #140 - The Blues
Oldie But A Goodie #7 - Christmas Birthday
Fab 'n' Funky #51 - Birthday
Paper Sundaes #46 - Adorn those Corners!

I think with the current weather it is definitely a weekend for staying in and crafting, so hope to see your creations :-) Keep warm and have a good weekend.


  1. Awwwww Pauline this is so pretty! Beautiful papers & embellishments and I love the white stamping on blue card. A perfect combination. By sheer conicidence the card I am making for my Mum has this theme.
    Warm hugs
    Kaz xx

  2. stunning card pauline !! I love everything about this ,, fabulous !!!:-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Hi Pauline gorgeous card!!!

  4. Hi Pauline

    Your blue background looks brilliant with the white embossing.

    Love your backing papers and that beautiful lace too.

    Isn't it lovely to make something other than a Christmas card LOL!!!

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

    Love Jules xx

  5. So beautiful Pauline! As always :)
    Love the vintage feeling the embellies gives.

    Thanks for joining Penny Black at Allsorts, hope to see you soon again.

    Stay warm and comfy,

  6. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. What a gorgeous card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.x

  8. Beautiful card Pauline love the colours and the flowers look amazing..x

    Thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black @ Allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

  9. Fantastic! Love the colors and the swirly die cut!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  10. What a fantastic card Pauline. The White embossing works beautifully on the Blue background and I love all your gorgeous co-ordinating papers.
    Thank you so much for playing along in our challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and we hope you will join us next month.

  11. This is really beautiful Pauline. I love the image and sentiment.
    Thank you for joining our "Christmas Birthday" challenge at Oldie but a Goodie.
    Clare x

  12. Pauline this is gorgeous hun I love the baby blue. Joey.xx

  13. Oh Pauline, this really is beautful
    very elegant
    Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  14. Hi there Pauline

    Hope that was a hot toddy in the end.

    A great project, super elegant.

    Thanks for joining in at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

  15. What a gorgeous card Pauline. Love the way you embellished it, and the sketch is so beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at penny black at all sorts!!

  16. Beautiful card, love how you have found so matching papers with the stamp and all the embellies are so delicate and stylish.

    Thanks for sharing this with us
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge
    this month and good luck;-))m

  17. Really pretty card , love the cool blues
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie
    Lisa ;)

  18. A Wonderful christmas birthday creation
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight and good luck!

  19. Hi Pauline,your card is stunning i love all the different details and the stamp on the blue works wonderful,thankyou for joining us thjis week at oldie but a goodie
    love n hugs


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Pauline x