Saturday, 19 March 2011

Penny Black Saturday #143 - Spring is Sprung!

Hi everyone ... welcome to the weekend and another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks to everyone who entered last week's "green" challenge - fabby entries as always ... don't forget to check the main blog to see if you are a winner !

This week is the spring solstice in the northern hemisphere, so we thought we would celebrate with a theme of

Spring Is Sprung

As always we have a fabulous prize .. this week it is from our lovely former team mate Carole - and is this adorable and highly appropriate stamp.

2304F Seeing Your Face

Please remember that in order to be eligible for the prize you should submit a new piece of work which has a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

The rest of the DT have made some totally gorgeous spring creations, so I hope you will go and check them out. Here is my springtime card.

I should start by saying that this card was very much influenced by Brenda, as I saw an absolutely stunning card using this stamp on her blog. I love brushstroke stamps, but had never realised there was a brushstroke daffodil before (maybe because it is called "Jonquil" - I had never studied the picture closely!!) Anyhow I just had to order it when I saw Brenda's card, and also bought three new Marvey markers so that I would have just the right selection of yellows, golds and greens to colour it with.

I'm still liking CAS cards so decided not to over-complicate this image by adding background paper; but at the same time I wanted to get a spring garden effect, so decided to add a garden trellis with butterflies.

Main image: Penny Black "Jonquil" (3587K) coloured with Marvey brushstroke markers;
Sentiment : Penny Black
Supplies: Papermania gold gems;
Tools: Martha Stewart "garden trellis" deep edge punch and "monarch butterfly" punch.


Penny Black at Allsorts (March) - Spring (3rd & final entry!)
Creative Cottage #35 - Spring has Sprung!
Wags 'n' Whiskers #50 - Spring
Scrapbook Sisters #27 - Spring Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Trio-tastic (I used 3 daffodils)
Wild Orchid Challenge #19 - Dieing To Punch it Out
Fun With Shapes and More #79 - No Designer Paper

Hope You can join us this week - have a great weekend!


  1. Pauline its beautiful, I really like the lattice punch and those little butterflys over it. Have a lovely weekend. Joey xx

  2. gorgeous spring card pauline...enjoy the rest of your weekend...hugs kath xxx

  3. Beautiful card, love how you've used the gorgeous stamp too :)

  4. HI,
    thats a wonderful card hun!


  5. Iliked your card the best... love the watercolor look and garden feel!

  6. Hi Pauline

    Great to see you back with another beautiful creation. I really love this stamps, bought it from Dick a few weeks ago.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts, good luck and look forward to seeing you again next month.

    B x

  7. Incredibly pretty card Pauline and such lovely spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

  8. Absolutely beautiful Pauline! I've always been a CAS girl, I've tried to change but I've now decided to stick with my style and be more confident. xx

  9. What a gorgeous card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Lovely card Pauline, I've not seen this image before, very pretty.
    Have a great weekend!
    Kaz xx

  11. Hi Pauline.
    You have been a very busy lady making all your gorgeous cards for our challenge this month at Penny Black at Allsorts. You never fail to bring such lovely work to our challenges and I always look forward to seeing what you have made.
    Your card (like the others) is just perfect for our Spring theme.
    Good luck in the draw and I am sure we shall see you again for more of our challenges.


  12. What a beautiful card Pauline! Love the way you used the colours and the gems, the trellis and the butterflies are perfect for the image.

    Thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  13. Great card for this weeks challenge Pauline,

    Liz x

  14. Pauline your card is so pretty and elegant. It makes me think spring will be here tomorrow. Hugs,kathy
    Good luck with your blog troubles. Did you try with a different computer??

  15. Hi Pauline

    Another gorgeous card - so bright and perfect colours.

    I always thought the brushstrokes stamps looked a bit boring until you see them used like this!!!

    What a wonderful way to use them.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts again this month.

    Love Jules xx

  16. Such a pretty card hun! I did indeed see that you had used an Image I had sent, glad it came in handy for you! :) xxx

  17. Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

  18. a really pretty card :0)..thanks for joining us at WNW...hugs Debs x


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Pauline x