Saturday, 11 June 2011

Penny Black Saturday #155 - One For The Guys

Hi everyone ... another week had flown by, and here we are again at Saturday, which means it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thanks to everyone for your doodletastic entries into last week's challenge - don't forget to check the main blog to see if you have won either of last week's yummy prizes.

This week we guess many of you may be gearing up for Father's Day ... or if not, then maybe you need a card for one of the men in your life. So this week's challenge theme is

One For The Guys

As always you can interpret this however you wish; but to be eligible for this week's prize you should submit a new piece of work which features a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo.

And to tempt you this week we have got another delish prize ... it is from our lovely ex-teamie Carole

and is this delish PB stamp "Love Nip".

The other ladies have conjured up some fabulous masculine cards - here is my effort for this week.

Initially I thought I would really struggle with this theme, as I have loads of PB stamps but hardly any "masculine" ones .. and those few I do have have already been seen by the only two male family members I need to make cards for! When I started scrabbling around amongst my stash I found these couple of images in a tranparent set called "Bubbly" - masculine and sight unseen by my nearest and dearest - but ... they are absolutely TINY and no way would they make a focal point of a card. I therefore decided that I would make my text big and artfully (?) place the images around it ... but then came the next problem - my die cut alphabet isn't big enough, and I don't have any templates for letters .... so I ended up making some letter templates using Wordart, and then cutting out the letters by hand from patterned paper. If you look closely they are a bit rough and ready, but the thought's there!

Main images: Penny Black transparent set "Bubbly", coloured with Promarkers and Copics;
Sentiments: computer generated, with "Dad" cut out from Wordart templates;
Papers: All My Memories (double sided paper), distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink;
Supplies:  buttons from stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart "scalloped dots" edge punch.

PaperPlay #23 - Father's Day / Man's Card
CRAFT #106 - Father's Day
Sparkles #13 - Father's Day
Alphabet Challenge - F is for Father's Day
Creative Inspirations #115 - Card For Dad / Man's Card
Fab 'n' Funky #76 - Magnificent Men
Crazy4Challenges #91 - Masculine Card
Wags 'n' Whiskers #56 - One For The Boys
Stamp Something - Something Punched
Passion For Promarkers #103 - Blue and Brown ( with accents of green)
Crafts and Me #38 - Stamp Something
Crafty Ann's #42 - Use More Than One Image
Cupcake Crafts #145 - Things With Tails
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Hope you can join in with us this week - have a great weekend!


  1. What a great idea Pauline! I have the same image issue, maybe we just need to go on a male image shopping spree? Love your large letters as a focal point, loving the smaller letter tiles too! Great card! Have a great weekend.
    Kaz xx

  2. Fab creation just love the image & the colours are fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at SFC this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. Fabulous job creating with Wags 'n Whiskers this week. Thanks for joining us. Dawn♥

  4. Super sweet card Pauline and just perfect for our 'things with tails' challenge this week...thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

  5. Brilliant Pauline! I love the 'Dad' being the focal point and the images look great where you've positioned them. xx

  6. what a fabulous card, love everythig about this one..perfect:)

    Thank you for joining us at MMCS


  7. Fab card how you've used those two stamps...gorgeous colours too!
    Helen x

  8. This is fabulous Pauline - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  9. Gorgeous card,love the colours and image thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  10. What a gorgeous card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. Gorgeous card! Love the image & the colours are perfect for dads.

    Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs, Lynsey x

  12. Oh this is super and I love the image. Thanks for sharing with us MMCS. x

  13. I love it, great colours and wonderful border, well put together, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

  14. Beautiful card Pauline. Get yourself over to Wild Orchid's blog, they have a DT call out, ends tonight, if you haven't already, it's just made for you, be quick and good luck xxsue

  15. Hi Pauline, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute images and your papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  16. Sometimes I don't know how to combine cute with masculine but you SO did it perfectly! Wonderful card all around.
    Thanks for playing along at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

  17. Fab male card!! Love the layout and the two images - great colouring too! Thanks for joining in our challenge at PFP this week, Juliexx

  18. Fantastic card thanks for joining us at SFC good luck

  19. Great card! Love the cute images and fab design. Thanks for joining us at PFP :o) Lisa x

  20. What cute images and love the layout plus colours on your card. Many thanks for joining in with Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week.


  21. Gorgeous colours and fun images. Great card!

  22. Am loving the distressed look about it and the layout with how you have incorporated the 2 small images, Luv Sam x

  23. Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing this weeks at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

  24. Awhh! I love the combo of images and the colours are perfect for any male creation!

    Thanks for joining us over at PaperPlay Challenges for our 'Father's Day/ Man's Card' Challenge this week. Good luck!

    xo Lou Mac.

  25. I *love* your handcut alphas - absolutely fabulous :)


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Pauline x