Saturday, 30 April 2011

Penny Black Saturday #149 – Milestones

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Good morning everyone – welcome to yet another long Bank holiday weekend, and it’s time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thanks as always to everyone who entered last week’s Happily Ever After Challenge – there were some truly adorable and romantic entries. Don’t forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you have won last week’s prize.

This week the DT have very kindly allowed me to pick the theme in honour of the fact that I have a milestone birthday coming up this next week .. I am going to be 50 (yikes, when did that happen ???). So in honour of this momentous (!) occasion, this week’s theme is


Now you could interpret this in many ways to celebrate any of life’s milestones, eg. special birthday, wedding, engagement, birth, retirement, graduation … the list of possibilities is almost endless!

Please just remember that in order to be eligible for this week’s prize you need to submit a new piece of work, with a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

And talking of prizes … this week’s prize is a 15% off lifetime discount voucher form our regular sponsor, Dick at PB Stamps



The other ladies on the DT have produced a fabulous selection of cards so please do check them out – here is mine for this week.


Main image: Penny Black “Unwrapped” (3693H), coloured with Promarkers;
Sentiment: computer generated;
Papers: Craft Creations (gingham) and Deja Views (alphabet);
Supplies: ribbon, lace and buttons from stash (inc. white button recycled from an old shirt);
Tools: large scalloped square nestabilities; number 1 die cut using Cuttlebug “Hippie Chick” alphabet set.


Papertake Weekly Sketch #55

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The Ribbon Girl #7Red, White and Blue
Crafty Cardmakers #44A Royal Wedding (Red, White and Blue)
Fab ‘n’ Funky #70Red, White and Blue
Penny Black ChallengeBold and Bright
Top Tip Tuesday #31Squares
Stamptacular #108Pile It On (at least 5 layers)
Craft Your Passion #55 - Layers
Creative CraftRecycling ( white button from shirt)
Simon Says Stamp and ShowSome Buttons
Simon SaysAnything Goes
Sparkles #10Anything Goes 
Make it Monday #34Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times #96Anything Goes

That’s it for today … I’m off out tonight for a birthday meal with my husband so I’d better start getting ready in good time :-)

Have a great weekend.


  1. What a beautiful card you have made here. The image is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week we hope to see you again soon. HUgs Bron :D

  2. Fab card, gorgeous image!

    Thanks for joining us at SFC this time. Good Luck!

    Hugs, Lynsey x

  3. thank you for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges...this is a great card..

    Sylvia x

  4. Great card Pauline love the image and the colours . Thanks for joining our sketch at papertake weekly
    Angie x

  5. Hiya Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your wonderfull card. Hugs Terry xxxx

  6. Awwww what a cute card. Your colouring looks amazing. Hope you have a fantastic evening celebrating!
    Special birthday hugs!
    Kaz xx

  7. Oh Pauline, this is just sooo gorgeous!! The image is so sweet and I love the colours. xx

  8. Fab card, love the bear he is a cutie!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & CYP this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

  9. Wonderful card I just adore it Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion

  10. Thats a really pretty card you have made, colours go so well,and the image is very sweet. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge! Mary G x

  11. Gorgeous card Pauline I love the crispness of the red, white and pale blue. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Pami's Anything Goes challenge this week and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  12. Love your adorable card Pauline.

  13. So soft and pretty, with a wonderful image.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  14. Hi Pauline

    Happy Birthday for this week!!

    Your card is wonderful, such an adorable image. You have coloured it so well.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  15. Totally adorable ♥ So soft and beautiful colours. I love the motiv and how you have coloured it.

    Thanks for joining challenge 108 at Staptacuar Sunday :)

  16. Love the touch of red on this beautifully colored stamped image. Your card is so sweet, and perfect for a first birthday celebration. Speaking of birthdays, Happy birthday and my wish for you for many more happy healthy birthdays! Enjoy your day.

    Sue Drees

  17. Fabbie card, great image,

    Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Huggies Angel

  18. Cute card! Love the lace on the side and the chosen colours. Ruby x

  19. Hi Pauline, what a lovely card, and love the colours too! PERFECT for a 1st Birthday, thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  20. Fab card and really cute image. Love the colouring and papers. Thanks for joining MAWTT this week. Please come back again.

  21. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

    Nikki x

  22. What an adorable card! Love the colour combo and love how you matched the colours with the buttons. Beautiful!!


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Pauline x