Good morning everyone, and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The more observant amongst you will no doubt notice that today is actually Sunday .... I swear that the days are getting shorter towards Christmas, not only in terms of daylight hours but also the number of hours in the day lol!!
Anyhoo, here I am last with this week's card. Thanks to everyone who entered last week and congratulations to last week's winners.
This week we have a theme for you ...
The holly and the ivy
This means we want to see Christmas flowers and plants on your cards. Don't forget the only rule, if you would like to be eligible for this week's randomly drawn prize, is to use a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as the focus of your project.
This week's fab prize is a $20 gift voucher from our sponsor 1-2-3 Stitch
Now one of my excuses for being late this week was that I was waiting for a stamp to arrive from America which unfortunately hasn't turned up yet ... I guess it must have been delayed due to the postal disruption caused by the weather. But luckily I also ordered another one taking advantage of the Glitterpot's free postage earlier this week, and that one turned up on Friday. So I sat down yesterday and got busy with it .. not once, not twice, but THREE times whilst I'd got my pens out on the table.
Any one of these could equally fit this week's challenge but I guess I'm choosing the first one:
Main image: Penny Black "Xmas kiss" (2745H) coloured with Promarkers and the edges distressed wtih Tim Holtz "Antique linen" distress ink;
Sentiment: rub on from stash;
Papers: Papermania "Silent Night";
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House and Wild Orchid Crafts; raffia lace from Hobbycraft;
Tools: large deckled rectangles and small circle nestabilities; Marianne D Creatables mini poinsettias.
Main image as above;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Papers: Paper Pzazz (green), Papermania (cream);
Supplies: poinsettia and leaves from Prima Christmas bubble; pearls from The Hobby House; ribbon from stash.
Main image as above;
Sentiment: LotV Christmas sentiment circles;
Supplies: poinsettias by Petaloo; red pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts;
Tools: lacy circles nestabilities; Cuttlebug embossing folder "holly".
I would also like to enter these cards into one or two other challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge #120 - sketch
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club #47 - A Christmas Carol
(the holly and the ivy)
I ♥ ProMarkers #44 - Christmas Carol / song
(red, red robin)
Passion for Promarkers #80 - Mega Christmas Anything Goes
Cupcake #120 - Little Red RobinPenny Black at Allsorts (December) - Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder
Allsorts #82 - Last Minute ChristmasCreative Belli #106 - Christmas embellishments
CRAFT #80 - Colour Scheme "Festivia"
Creative Inspirations #49 - Anything Goes Christmas
The Crafty Pad #101 - Embossing
Collectively I would like to enter these cards for Cute Card Thursday #142 - Floral Frenzy
Hope you can join us over at PBSC this week for those last minute Christmas makes - looking forward to seeing your creations..