Sunday, 12 December 2010

Penny Black Saturday #131 - and three wise hedgies

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:

Card 1

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.

Card 2

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;
Papers: BasicGrey;
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:

Card 1

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

Card 2
Allsorts #82 - Last Minute ChristmasCreative Belli #106 - Christmas embellishments

Card 3
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..


  1. Oh, they are all just lovely. Love the 'ickle Robin. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  2. Wow what beautiful cards! I love the PB image, and you've teamed it with the perfect papers and embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Hugs Shelly x

  3. I love that sweet image- you have colored it beautifully too. Great group of cards! Thanks for joining us at the Belli challenge.

  4. Lovely card Pauline, the image is really sweet. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

  5. Hi Pauline, great cards using another sweet PB image. And another example of using an image in a variety of ways. Thanks for sharing, hugs, Pauline x

  6. All gorgeous Pauline; love the papers too.xx

  7. Wow! Check you out! These are fab and I love the sweet image! I'm struggling with these short days too! ;-) You've got to love Glitter Pot to save the day!

    Love Beth xx

  8. It's so nice to see another of your cards entered into our challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts. The cute Hedgie' and Robin image is one of my favourites. Such a traditional look and you have used a lovely layout. Beautiful Xmas papers too.
    Good luck Pauline and we hope you will join us next month.


  9. Gosh Pauline these are all so beautiful! Lve this image he is incredibly cute
    love tasha xx

  10. Hi Pauline, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
    Have a wonderful Christmas x

  11. What a gorgeous cards Pauline,I love the images and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  12. Great cards Pauline, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  13. Hi Pauline

    I'm so pleased it's not just me losing days, last week seemed over before it started to me.

    A fabulous collection of Christmas cards, all different and lovely in their own way.

    Thank you so much for joining in again at Penny Black at Allsorts, good luck and hope to see you again - we have a very special January planned !

    B x

  14. Hi Pauline, they all three are so beautiful, my favourite is the second!

    Thank you for joining in with us
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge and
    Happy Holidays;-))m

  15. Hi Pauline

    Beautiful creations as always.

    All three cards are lovely but the first one is my favourite too as it is using not only that cute Penny Black image but also what have been my favourite papers this Christmas.

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

    Love Jules xx

  16. Eine süße Karte.
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
    Liebe Grüße Doreen

  17. These are all gorgeous Pauline - your new stamp is adorable...and I love the embossed holly!
    Helen x

  18. Gorgeous cards Pauline! I think the third one is my favourite ;)

    Thanks for sharing at Penny Black @ Allsorts.


  19. lovely work , and such a cute little "chog "thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week - Kate x

  20. Beautiful cards Pauline - my fav has to be the top one - love that little hedgie!
    Thanks for playing along with my Last Minute Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  21. Such adorable cards Pauline. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us in our Mega Christmas Challenge at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  22. absolutely wonderful projects. Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black@Allsorts challenge and good luck!

  23. Hi Pauline great set of cards. Love the embossed background. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad

  24. Just adorable! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  25. These are both super cute Pauline. The image is adorable!
    Thanks so much for sharing them with us at penny black at all sorts! Good luck and hope to see you again soon!

  26. All three creations are smashing, thanks for joining us at the Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge this week, we're happy to have you!

  27. really lovely card thats a very sweet image isnt it ,thanks for joining us at DCD christmas club
    hugs sara x

  28. Beautiful cards. Love your images. Thanks for joining PFP's mega Christmas challenge :o)

  29. Beautiful cards. Gorgeous papers
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  30. Really cute cards! I love PB hedgies x
    and you have used Raffia lace!! argh! I want some! thheheee :0) hope your having a good run up to Christmas have not seen you much xx
    hugs Samantha :0)

  31. What a beautiful selection of cards Pauline, they're all great with that cute hedgie!Ruby x

  32. Fab cards - love your papers and colour schemes! Thanks for joining in our Mega challenge at PFP, Juliexx

  33. gorgeous cards pauline.i love the images and really fab colours and layouts.
    thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  34. Very nice! I like that image. Thanks for playing with us at the Creative Belli Challenge.

  35. Very nice! I like that image. Thanks for playing with us at the Creative Belli Challenge.

  36. Very nice! I like that image. Thanks for playing with us at the Creative Belli Challenge.

  37. Awesome cards - so beautifully designed and coloured! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week! Juliexx

  38. Awwww these are all so fab! Hmmmm yummy papers too!
    Kaz xx


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Pauline x