Saturday, 26 March 2011

Penny Black Saturday #144 - Recycling

Good morning everyone - yippee, it's Saturday so it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks to everyone who sprang into spring last week - there were some gorgeous entries which really cheered up the week. Don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you have won the adorable hedgie with daffodil stamp.

This week's theme is


So it's time to dig out all the bits and bobs of ribboon, buttons, packaging or whatever that you kept rather than throwing away for "just in case" ... can't wait to see what you come up with. And to help get your creative juices flowing we have got TWO fab prizes this week for randomly drawn winners ...

4 rolls of ribbon of the winner's choice from Fantastic Ribbons.

A 15% lifetime discount voucher from PB Stamps

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

The other DT ladies have been very environmentally aware this week ... please do check out their recycled offerings. Here is my card for this week - the recycled element is the ribbon which was taken from my husband's birthday cake. Pink ribbon on a man's birthday cake??? I hear you cry ... well, it was actually a totally delish and adorable chocolate heart shaped cake, which had pastel icing rose petals scattered on the top and bright pink ribbon round it ... very romantic!! And no, I didn't make it .. I got it in Selfridges in the Traafford Centre lol!

Anyhoo, back to my card ...

Main image: Penny Black "Crossing Bridges!" (3206J) coloured with Copics and Promarkers;
Sentiment: Penny Black transparent set "Salutations";
Papers: My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary";
Supplies: Prima hydrangeas; pearls and large metal spacers from the Hobby house; sparkly brads and recycled ribbon from my stash;
Tools: large and small circle nestabilities; Martha Stewart "doily lace" edge punch and small monarch butterfly punch.

Stamp Something - Spring Somethings
Flutterby Wednesday #147 - Open with Fairy, Butterfly or Angel
Crafty Creations #111 - In Stitches

Hope you can join us this week, and look forward to seeing your creations.


  1. Hi Pauline, loved reading your post and the recycled ribbon part. Great springy image, lovely papers and stitching too. Have a good weekend. Ruby x

  2. Hi Pauline
    love your card ...papers are Fab it ...

  3. whata little cutie and i love that pink ribbon
    Lisa x

  4. Pauline its a beautiful card, lovely details, that butterfly punch is so cute! Joey xxx

  5. So pretty Pauline, just love everything. The cake sounds delicious! xx

  6. Sweet card Pauline and that little PB mouse is perfectly coloured.

    Liz x

  7. What a gorgeous card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. Darling card! Such a sweet image! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  9. Just love your pretty card that little mouse is just so cute.


  10. Love that image & you've coloured it so beautifully. Fab card!
    Kaz xx

  11. Super cute - love that image and your coloring! Thanks for joining us at Crafty creations this week!


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