Saturday, 15 January 2011

Penny Black Saturday #134 - Card buffet

Woo hoo !! Saturday again, and time for anther Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks as always to everyone who entered last week - there were some fab entries. Don't forget to check the main blog to see if you have won any of last week's three prizes .. including my scrummy "Aspire" stamp :-)

This week we are trying something different and new, and would like to invite you to join us for a

Card Buffet
Please take any 4 of the following items:

Patterned Paper
3 gems
3 flowers
3 buttons
A charm

.... and use them to make your card.

How yummy is that??

And talking of yummy, we have a fab prize this week for one lucky randomly drawn winner, from our regular sponsor Penny Black Inc.

It's these 2 gorgeous "slapstick" stamps - woo hoo!

40-024 Rain or Shine

40-011 Paisley Swirls

Don't forget that in order to be eligible for the prize, you must link to a new piece of work. and must use a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as the main focus of your project.
the other DT members have been tucking in to the buffet with a vengenance, but luckily they left some for me ;-) so here is my card for this week.
Earlier in the week i put in a li'l order to The Glitterpot and it arrived the next day (amazing!), so I just had to play with my scrummy new paper pack which is "Forever Friends - Spring Time" - you will be seeing quite a few of cards using these papers in the near future. I had a little root around and found these cute heart shaped buttons in my box, which I thought went pretty well with the papers. I had also got in mind that I wanted to make a cheer-up card for a colleague and friend who has been quite poorly recently, so the "Friends" charm just kinda suggested itself, and I decided to be bold and try some twine instead of ribbon - so that was 4 items from the buffet - job done!

Main image; Penny Black "Duckling" (3347H), coloured with Promarkers;
Sentiment: Whiff of Joy "swirls" set;
Papers: Papermania "Forever Friends - Spring Time";
Supplies: Papermania shiny purple twine; charm from Bunny Zoe's Crafts; buttons from stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart "doily lace" punch.
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

Simon Says - Sketch
(I rotated it by 90 degrees to the left and must admit that I have only just spotted the delicate swirls .. but luckily it seems some of the DT didn't include them either so I hope they'll be kind ;-) )

Oldie But A Goodie #10 - Bright & Cheerful
Cupcake #124 - Something New (my paper pack)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #16 - Heart Theme
Paper Play #2 - Cutie Patootie
Top Tip Tuesday #17 - Anything Goes
Craft your Days Away #11 - Anything Goes
Have a great weekend and help yourselves to the buffet ;-)


  1. This is so cute! Love that duck holding the flowers! Love the patterned paper too. Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie Challenge!
    Julia-Guest DT

  2. Lovely card Pauline! loving those cute buttons too! and that cute duck! he looks like one off my allotment! mind you yours is defiantly cleaner than mine right now! with all the rain! tehhehee Hugs Samantha :0)

  3. Opps forgot to say thanks for joining in the fun at Top Tip Tuesday in all my excitement! :0)

  4. Hi Pauline, what a pretty card. I love the image and your new papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with my “something new” challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  5. Another lovely card, very pretty! Great challenge idea, a buffet! Hoping to find time to play this evening......sigh.....just been so busy lately I've not made a single card in 2 weeks!
    Kaz xx

  6. Beautiful pastel card Pauline, love those papers, very springy!

    Jenny xx

  7. This is gorgeous Pauline,such a pretty card.Thanks for sharing with us at

  8. This is gorgeous Pauline :) I'm lovin your new paper :)

    Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' challenge :)

    Carol x

  9. What a bright and cheerful card ,

    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight and good luck!

  10. Gorgeous card Pauline, those papers are delicious, such wonderful colours. Your image image is adorable and I love the little heart buttons and that cute charm.

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  11. super cute card that sweet duck..enjoy what's left of the weekend..hugs kath xxx

  12. Beautiful ducky card Pauline, great buttons too! Ruby x

  13. What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  14. This is absolutely gorgeous Pauline, so sweet and I love the soft colours
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for Domi's sketch challenge & at Paper Play for our "cutie patootie" challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  15. So cute! Thanks for sharing your talent at Paper Play this week and good luck!
    Alicia xx

  16. This is so cute and springlike!

    Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again today!

  17. Gorgeous card Pauline ,, I love this duck ,, soo cute and the papers and buttons are fab ,,:-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  18. Aww! This is just sooo adorable! Love the touch of ribbon and the wonderful heart buttons! Thanks so much for playing in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!!

    RRR DT


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Pauline x