Saturday, 19 February 2011

Penny Black Saturday #138 - Cards For Men

Hi there, and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. This week's been a bit of a slog for me as I've been working late a few evenings, but now the weekend's here - yippee!! - so it's time to fit in a little crafting :-)

Thanks so much to everyone who joined in last week's "Pretty In Pink challenge" - so may adorable and pretty entries! As always, don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you are a winner.

This week we have gone to the opposite end of the spectrum with our theme, which is

Cards For Men

As always you can interpret this however you like so long as you submit a new piece of work with a penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its focus.

This week we have two fab prizes for randomly chosen winners .. firstly I have donated a prize this week, which is this adorable teddy stamp "Gentlest Kiss"

... and our lovely former teamie Carole has asked us to continue to give away the prize stash she donated when she was on the DT - how kind is that?? .. and this week we have this cutie slapstick stamp "A Scholar".

Here is my card for this week.

I only have a fairly limited selection of PB cute stamps suitable for men; and as the only men I need to make cards for are my husband, dad and one male friend, they have already seen them all!! So I decided to make a contemporary non-cute card using masculine colours ... this stylish tree stamp seemed to me to fit the bill.

Main image: Penny Black "Fantasy" (3880K), inked with black Brilliance ink and embossed wtih clear embossing powder; edges of image sponged with two colours of Versamagic chalk ink;
Sentiment: See-D "Celebrations";
Paper: BasicGrey "Oliver";
Supplies: black ribbon with white stitching by DCWV; Papermania "Sparkly trims" metallic ric rac; pearls from The Hobby House.

Allsorts #91 - Inspired By Nature
Creative Inspirations #53 - Distress
Creative Inspirations #99 - Plain & Simple
One Stop Craft Challenge #119 - Birthday Card

Please do go and check out the other DT members' gorgeous samples. Looking forward to seeing your entries this week!


  1. Hi Pauline, I love your card. I find male cards difficult sometimes!! May have to give this a go. S x

  2. oh wow - i love this Pauline .. that tree is gorgeous .. especially in those wintry colours
    Lisa ;)

  3. Wow this is beautiful. I love how you've used the pearls on the tree.


  4. Pauline this is absolutely stunning, I love the pearls on the tree and your colour choice is beautiful. Joey xx

  5. Gorgeous card Pauline - love the colours!
    Helen x

  6. This is lovely Pauline, how versatile is this stamp huh?! Gorgeous colours too!

    Love Beth xx

  7. Stunning Pauline! xx

  8. A fantastic card, I love this tree image. The gems add the perfect touch
    Thanks for joining my nature challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  9. One of my most favourite stamps! Love how you used it - gorgeous card! Jo x

  10. Beautiful card, love the effect, would never have thought to use it for a man card, ingenious.
    Ann x

  11. fabulous, love the way you've added pearls

  12. This is a wonderful card. Love the way you've embellished the image. Great paper too.

  13. A lovely card Pauline

  14. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge!

  15. This card is wonderful, love the pearls on the tree.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time

    Hugs from Bea

  16. Love how you used the tree for this card and the paper and your colouring work so nicely together!

  17. This is a lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in this week with our Plain & Simple theme over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday’s Challenge Blog! xxx

  18. Wow!! Pauline, this is one stunning card, I love the design, image and your special touches. Thank you for joining us over at Creative Inspirations Distressing challenge this week.
    Hugs Suzi x

  19. Hi Pauline

    This is such a great card loving the colour combo...

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  20. Fab male card Pauline, love that tree and the pearls you added finished it off beautifully.
    Kaz xx

  21. This looks stunning, love the tree. Thanks for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx
    P.S I have some blog candy on offer

  22. Pauline . .. thanks for donating the prize which I have been lucky enough to win.

    Just gonna have a nosey at your blog now!

    Hugs, Sandra


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Pauline x