Saturday, 5 March 2011

Penny Black Saturday #141 - More Than One Fold

Hi everyone - it's Saturday, and also the first Saturday of the month ... that means it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge, and also for a new monthly Crafty Calendar Challenge.

I'd like to start off with this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks so much to everyone who joined in with last week's "pearls and lace" theme - I'm sorry to say that due to work I didn't manage to get around all my commenting this week so apologies for that - but don't forget to check the main blog to see if you are a winner!

This week's challenge is

Cards With More Than One Fold

Any shape or size of card is allowed as long as it has more than one fold ... don't forget the only rules are that you should submit a new piece of work (no backlinking) and that you should use a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as the main focus.

This week we have two fab prizes for randomly drawn winners - firstly a stamp from the one and only Penny Black Inc (check the main blog for details)

and secondly a yummy prize from The Ribbon Girl:

The winner can choose one colour selection which includes ribbons, seam binding, button twine, divine baker's twine, buttons, pins, lace, a charm and even a roll of 3mm ultra sticky tape!!


The other members of the DT have gone fold crazy so please do check them out ... here's mine.

I decided to make an easel card, even though they are always so difficult to photograph lol!! Another reason was that I really wanted to use this adorable kitty image, and it is so large that it almost fills a standard square card - so it was good to have a little more space to decorate with the sentiment etc.

Main image: Penny Black "You're The Bestest" coloured with Promarkers;
Sentiment: Whiff of Joy;
Papers: Papermania "Forever Friends - Spring Time";
Supplies: flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon from Hobbycraft;
Tools: Shapeabilities "Fancy tags"; Martha Stewart "Floral Vine" deep edge punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch; Cuttlebug "Floral Fantasy" embossing folder.

Creative Inspirations #101 - In the Garden
Die Cut Dreams #84 - Spring Garden Scene
Cooking It Up With Katie #51 - Spring + Yellow + Flowers
Penny Black at Allsorts (March) - Welcome Spring (1st entry)
Daring Cardmakers - Jonquils and Daffodils for March
Creative Belli #112 - Animals
Charisma #9 - Four Legged Friends
Fussy & Fancy - Embossing and/or Paper Piecing
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Spoon Full of Sugar #141 - Tags
(Spellbinders "Fancy Tags" used to mount my sentiment)

Hope you can join in this week and look forward to seeing your creations. I'll be back later with another card for this month's Crafty Calendar Challenge.


  1. what a pretty and lovely card ! greetings, martina

  2. Hi Pauline,i hust love this stamp it is soooo adorable (were did you get it) think im gonna hada invest in it,i own 1 penny black stamp,have always thought them quite expensive,prob just me beg miserable lol,your card is stunning as is your colouring..
    hope your having a great weekend
    love n hugs

  3. Beautiful card Pauline! I love this image too and the colours are perfect for spring! Have a great weekend!

    Love Beth xx

  4. Pauline this is lovely and such a gorgeous image, so beautifully coloured, loving that edge too. Joey x

  5. Gorgeous card and perfectly coloured,thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Louise xx

  6. Lovely card Pauline I might just be able to manage to join in this week! :0)

  7. Your card is adorable Pauline - love the image. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  8. what a beautiful colours Pauline ... so fresh and spring like
    Lisa ;)

  9. Beautiful card Pauline! Your image is so cute and superbly coloured. I love the colours you've used and the punched edge is gorgeous.
    Sarah xx :0)

  10. Super easel! Stunning colouring once again Pauline, enjoy a fab weekend. Ruby x

  11. Pauline your card is so cute and the bow is so yummy. Thank you for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.
    Zuzana x x

  12. What a gorgeous card Pauline. Love the soft shades of colors, the image is so adorable and I love how you embellished it.

    Thank you so much for joining us at penny black at all sorts for our March challenge!

  13. Hi again Pauline

    As you might guess, I am working backwards.

    Another gorgeous creation, I love easel cards,along with this image so this one has to be my fabourite I think.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge this month and good luck with your entries.

    B x

  14. Hi Pauline!

    Great spring card! Beautifully coloured image, love that punched panel. Gorgeous colour combo!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at
    Penny Black @ Allsorts, good luck;-))m

  15. Such a lovely card Pauline. Thanks for joining in with the March Flowers of the Month challenge fromThe Daring Cardmakers

  16. So cute. Your colouring is very, very good.

    Thank you for playing in this week's Creative Belli Blog Challenge.

    Good luck.



  17. Beautiful easel card, Thanks for joining us at DCD
    Chris x

  18. What an adorable card. Love the image. thansk for playing along with Daring Cardmakers this week

  19. Lovely card cute image and the colours are fab thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Angie x

  20. wow! love your colors and perfect bow, lovely image and design, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Die Cut Dreams

  21. A very pretty card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of In The Garden at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

  22. Sweet card, thanks for joining in with daring card makers.

  23. Oh I just love that little kitty!!! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Belli Challenge.

  24. Lovely card - so very pretty and I adore that stamp x
    Thanks for joining in with us at Cooking it up with Katie this week x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  25. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Pauline.

  26. gorgeous card Pauline!!
    Thanks for 'Cookin it up with Katie' this week would love to see you next week too

  27. Super cute Spring card!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie and playing at A Spoon Full of Sugar this week :)

  28. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  29. I love all of your cards, the colours, flowers used, images used etc etc etc. I am your newest follower now :O) Viv xx


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Pauline x