Saturday, 22 January 2011

Penny Black Saturday #135 - January Sales!

Good morning everyone, and welcome once more to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks to everyone who joined in last week and don't forget to check whether you have won last week's prize.

Just a short post from me today as I'm still feeling pretty much under the weather, and also apologies because it also means I have not completed my commenting this week. So straight to business ... this week we have got a theme for you...

January Sales

Yes, we would like to see your bargain stash used on your project. Don't forget that the only rule is that you must submit a new piece of work, which must feature a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus. This week's prize is four roll of ribbon of the winner's choice from Fantastic Ribbons, for one randomly drawn winner.

Hope you will visit the main challenge blog to see the fab creations from the rest of the team - here's mine.

I didn't actually buy anything in this year's January sales (aren't I good??) so I reached for a couple of bargains from craft fairs I have visited previously. Many of my PB stamps have been bought at a discounted rate from the "bargain bucket" on the Stampers Supermarket stall at Port Sunlight, including this one. I also got a good price for my MS border punch last year at Aintree craft show.

Main image: Penny Black "Crossing Bridges!" (3206J), coloured with Promarkers and Copics;
Sentiment: Penny Black "the journey" (3177F);
Papers: Papermania "Forever Friends - Spring Time";
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls from The Hobby House; ribbon from stash;
Tools: large circles and lacy circles nestabilities; Martha Stewart "floral vine" deep edge punch; Leone Em "Ash Branch" leaf punch; Cuttlebug "Daisy pattern" embossing folder.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:

Sketch & Stash #53 -
(new paper; neglected stamp, sentiment, embossing folder and border punch)

Fab 'n' Funky #56 - Animal Magic
Simon Says - Bingo!
(Punch/die cuts, embossing; ribbon)
Crafty Catz #66 - A Forgotten Stamp
Wild Orchid Challenge #15 - Let's Get Sentimental
Top Tip Tuesday #18 - All Sentimental
Paper Sundaes #52 - Favourite Challenge from the Past Year (3rd entry)
(this time I have chosen #14 - No People)

That's all from me - hoping to spend the day with my feet up :-)


  1. Hi Pauline, I love your card. Hope you feel better soon. S xx

  2. Gorgeous card Pauline, such a sweet image and love the colours.

  3. Hi Pauline - what pretty little card and a cute little image
    Lisa ;)

  4. so pretty! The image is sweet and I love the flowers on the bottom too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  5. What a wonderful card hun!
    love this stamp very much!

  6. Gorgeous card,cute image and beautiful colours

    Thank you for joining us at sketch n stash


  7. Pauline this is gorgeous hun, I love the flower arrangement, fab image. Joey xx

  8. Gorgeous card, luv the cute image,fab sentiment & such pretty colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash ...good luck!

    xx Lizzy xx :)

  9. Hi Pauline! so many beautiful creations on your blog, and this little PB mouse is just so cute and you made a gorgeous card with him.
    hugs, annie x

  10. gorgeous card Pauline love the flowers and the cute little mouse image thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash hugs Jill xx

  11. Aww, sorry you've not been well Pauline. I've not blogged much this week because we've had the Ofsted inspectors in school and so tired at the end of the day, so I didn't know you've been feeling so yuck. This is a beautiful card as always! Hope you're feeling better soon. xx

  12. Cute image and fabby card... LOVE those flowers .... Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash this week x Jackie x

  13. super card, the layout looks brill, thanks for joining us at Craftycatz this week, x carol

  14. Beautiful card Pauline :) Love the sweet mouse, I just got this stamp on E-bay!!
    Gorgeous pastel colours and the embossed/punched border looks lovely x

    Jenny x

  15. Beautiful card, I love the colours and image. thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  16. Hi Pauline, Fabulous card hunny! Ohh yes you are very good not buying anything! theheheee saving for the next show hu? Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope to see you next time too, Hugs Samantha :0)

  17. Pauline this is so sweet! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
    I hope you are feeling a bit better too :)

    Thanks for joining us this week for our 'All Sentimental' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Carol x

  18. Supercute! Thanks for playing with us at WOC ♥

  19. Gorgeous card hun, I really want these nesties! xxx

  20. lovely card and thanks for joining crafty catz

  21. Eeeeekkkk how cute is this! Loving the image - totally adorable. Great layout and the papers are so cute
    love tasha xx

  22. So sweet!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



  23. Love this! Thanks for joining us at F'n'F! xx Jenny xx

  24. What a great animal creation, thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky!

  25. What a great animal creation, thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky!

  26. Gorgeous card Pauline ,, the image is just sooo cute and the papers and embellies are fab :-)

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

  27. Such a sweet card, Paulien! I love the card design and the embossing is so beautiful! Darling image too and coloured beautifully! Thank so much for playing bingo with us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x