Saturday, 5 February 2011

Penny Black Saturday #137 - Love Is ...

Good morning everyone and welcome once more to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks so much to everyone who had a go with my sketch last week - wow you really rocked it!! Don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you have won a prize :-)

This week we have a theme for you, and it is

♥♥♥ Love Is ... ♥♥♥

(please complete the phrase on the front or inside of your card)

Perfect for Valentine's Day, but I'm sure there are plenty of other definitions of love you can bring into play for this challenge. You can interpret the theme however you want - the only rule is that you must submit a new piece of work which uses a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

And to get you in the mood for love, we also have two fantastic prizes this week for randomly drawn winners.

First, from The Ribbon Girl :

- a yummy selection of ribbons.

Secondly, from Penny Black

this gorgeous stamp - "Joie De Vivre" (4052K)

The other ladies on the DT have got all lovely dovey with their samples so I hope you will go and visit them and give them some love.
We also have a new guest designer for the month of February, so please give a warm welcome to the lovely Helen :-) Helen's a great bloggy friend of mine, huge fan of PB's and ... reckon she has joined in every single PBSC since it started - well done!! So you are all definitely in for a treat!

Here's my card for this week.

The stamp I have used is actually a row of bunnies playing around in pots which is fabulous for Easter or spring cards .. but I thought the 2 on the end were looking at each other in such an adoring (and adorable!) way that I masked the stamp and just used these two cute creatures. This is my Valentine card for my husband so I deliberately swerved girly colours and/or flowers. He also hates red, so I decided to go with more natural garden colours to compliment the bunnies.

Main image: Penny Black "Bunny Friends" (1927K) coloured with Promarkers and Copics, and edges distressed with "Antique linen" distress ink.
Sentiments: computer generated;
Papers: green papers by K&Co (I think!); script paper by Penny Black;
Supplies: raffia lace from Hobbycraft distressed with Antique linen distress ink; ribbon and charm from my stash;
Tools: classic heart nestabilities.


I followed the sketch at this week's Stamp With Fun #96

and this card also fits the following challenges:

Stampin' For The Weekend #3 - St. Valentine's Day
Paper Sundaes #54 - Valentine's
Crazy 4 Challenges #73 - Valentine's
Secret Crafter #120 - Valentine
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #103 - Valentine's
Creative Inspirations #52 - Valentine's / Love
Fussy & Fancy #29 - Valentine With No Red or Pink
Wild Orchid #16 - Love Is ....
Bunny Zoe's #8 - Love Is In the Air Simon Says - Love Is In the Air
Double Dutch #61 - Love Is In the Air
Tuesday Taggers - Feel the Lurve
Creatalicious #18 - Ribbon + Love Theme
Crafter's Companion #9 - Romance
Raise The Bar #52 - Hearts
Penny's Paper Crafty #46 - Hearts A Flutter
The Crafty Pad #106 - Something for the Boys Crafty Catz #68 - Tartan / Plaid
PaperPlay #5 - Stamp it out
Cute Card Thursday#150 - Banish The Blues
(humour - hope the pun counts?)

Hope you can join in with the challenge this week, and looking forward to seeing your creations.

I'll be back a little later with my second DT post of the day, for this month's Crafty Calendar Challenge :-)


  1. Hallo Pauline, love this card and I agree, they are looking at eachother in an adorable way etc. good idea to mask up the stamp, it's surprising how versatile we can make them. I love these soft muted colours it seems more romantic somehow and your colouring is beautiful. Hugs heidi, ps thanks for sharing your wonderful creations on the pb saturday challenge, I love to look at them all but don't normally have the time to comment.xx

  2. pretty card ! love the colors,
    have a nice day,
    greetings, martina

  3. Another stunner Pauline, enjoy the weekend.

    Liz x

  4. So pretty!

    Thanks for joining our "Valentine" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  5. Hiya Pauline
    this is gorgeous I just adore this green colour.

  6. Such a cute card and fab colouring, thanks playing along with TIOT

  7. Hi Pauline
    Not been around much, so it's time for a catch up.
    Love the soft colours, a perfct choice for the man in your life. Clever you picking part of an image, just goes to show how much more you can get out of a stamp.
    Fab card! Have a great weekend.
    Kaz xx

  8. Fantastic card hun!
    Yes, I have seen it with my posting *ggg*
    I was a little bit to fast yesterday evening !!!

  9. cute! I love using just those 2 buunies too...and the colours are lovely!
    Thanks for the lovely welcome! :0)
    Helen x

    PS - thanks for joining us at the SCSC!

  10. Such a cute valentine card! I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at fussy and fancy this time.

  11. This is really cute Pauline! Thanks for playing along with our “Hearts a Flutter” Challenge this week at Penny’s. Good Luck!


  12. fab the colour combo, a bit different for a valentines theme. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  13. Hi Pauline
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  14. Hi Pauline, very clever use of the stamp! Gorgeous card with lovely soft colours and I love the sentiment. xx

  15. This is so sweet Pauline! I love using this stamp like this and the sentiment is really cute!

    Love Beth xx

  16. Oh Pauline, this card is just precious! I love the Penny Black image,the DP you chose, the card design, and the distressing..beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Pad this week. XX

  17. Lovely card!! Thank you for participating in the Double Dutch Challenge!

  18. what a gorgeous composition! I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge with this creation, good luck!

  19. Such a cute pair of cuddle bunnies, thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's and good luck.

  20. It´s very cute! Thanks for joining us at Stamp with fun.


  21. really cute card
    thanks for playing with us at Paperplay this week

  22. gorgeous card as always pauline....enjoy the rest of your weekend...big hugs kath xxx

  23. Beautiful card, ful of soft love, warm regards from Slovenia/Europe :))

  24. Fantastic creation, thank you for joining us for the Crafters Companion challenge this month. xx

  25. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Crafter's Companion this month.
    Hugs Lynsey x

  26. Wow this is one beautiful card that image is so cute and the design is superb, thank you for joining us at creative Inspirations
    Lorraine x

  27. AWWW Pauline, this is tooo cute and so beautiful! Love your Valentine creation! Thank you so much for joining us at the FTTC this week! Hugs ~S~

  28. Great card Pauline, I love the papers you have chosen to go alongside the sweet image! Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Jenni x

  29. This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  30. those bunnys are so cute Pauline, gorgeous card...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

  31. A gorgeous cute card, love the bunnies and the colours you have chosen. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

  32. Wow, how super cute!! I love those bunnies and you colored and designed the card so well. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see your beautiful cards again soon.
    xoxo, Christine

  33. Such a beautiful gently colour scheme. Your image is fabulous, and has been coloured perfect. Thanks for joining us this time at Fussy and Fancy. Hope to see you again soon.
    Love Susan

  34. Very cute. Love the open lace you used. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar this week.

  35. What a real cutie this is Pauline, love the image and your embellies. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week with your gorgeous work. Good luck.
    Suzi x

  36. Oh so cute,beautiful papers and details!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
    Hugs xx


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Pauline x