Saturday, 18 June 2011

Penny Black Saturday #156 - Third Birthday Challenge and Blog Hop!


Happy Saturday everyone - welcome to the weekend and another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks as always to everyone who entered last week's One For The Guys challenge - fabulous entries as always, and don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see whether you are a winner.

This week we are all very excited because we are having a birthday .. yes the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is three!

Wow - where did the time go to?? It has just flown by!! I remember very well entering the first ever PBSC by email using my first PB stamp - the wonky looking photo of cute Chrimbo hedgies under an umbrella is still there as an email entry :-) It was also the main reason I set up my blog about 3 weeks later, and the first week I entered the PBSC using my blog (Challenge #3) I won !! :-)  How funny looking back!! I was absolutely dancing around when I got picked for the DT from Challenge 21... and 135 challenges later here we are ..wow!  PB stamps were definitely my first love, and although I have developed other crafting obsessions in the meantime,  PB's still have a very special place in my crafting heart!!

So in honour of this momentous occasion we are having both a challenge and a blog hop.

So first .... the challenge!!

This week we would like to see your Penny Black creations that feature

Pesky Critters

Yes .. it's time for all those darling little cute creatures that Penny Black does so well to come out to play ... can't wait to see what you create!!

This week we have an absolutely fabulous stash of prizes from a range of our regular sponsors including Penny Black Inc, PB Stamps, 1-2-3 Stitch, The Ribbon Girl and Fantastic Ribbons ....






... But here's the twist ... the challenge prizes are HIDDEN amongst the DT members' blogs!!

So how do you find out where they are hidden??

When you have completed your challenge entry, you will need to hop around all the DT members blogs and leave a comment on each one ... we will keep it secret all week which blog is hiding which prize, and when it gets to next weekend we will reveal the prize locations and winners!

It doesn't matter what order you complete the blog hop, but here is a list of all the DT members who are taking part to help you ...

 Liz
Pauline (me)

So without further ado, here's my pesky critter card ....


This challenge theme immediately put me in mind of cute creatures being silly and/or having fun ... and let's face it, when it comes to Penny Black stamps there are plenty to choose from! I very soon alighted on this darling image which I think is perfect for a friendship card ... I don't use this stamp very often as it is so big but it has got to be another of my favourites ... and as luck would have it I also have a PB sentiment that I think fits it perfectly!  This whole thing made me feel pretty cheerful so I also pulled out some bright and cheerful papers and summery daisies and blossoms to match!

Recipe:
Main image: Penny Black "Daisy Chain" (1690K), coloured with Copics (mice) and Promarkers (flowers); edges doodled with a Marvey marker pen;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Everything's..." (2733E);
Papers: DCWV "Pocket full of Posies" stack;
Supplies: large daisy from Wild Orchid Crafts; 2-tone cherry blossoms from Crafts4UDo; pearls from The Hobby House; ribbon from my stash;
Tools: mega scalloped rectangle nestabillities; martha Stewart "Floral Vine" deep edge punch; Magnolia doohickey "Vintage tag" die.


Challenges:
Penny Black At Allsorts (June) - You're My Favourite (2nd entry)
Simon Says - Let's Play Bingo! (shape/ribbon/sentiment)
Totally Papercrafts #71 - Die Cuts & Punches
MAWTT #103 - Inspired By A Song
(I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends)
Southern Girls #21 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #38 - Open Challenge

Look forward to seeing all your critter creations this week, and hope you'll find time to hop around the DT and leave us some comments - keep your fingers crossed that we will be hiding a prize with your name on it lol!

86 comments:

  1. Beautiful cardv Pauline, love this colour combo and such a lovely sentiment, Joey x

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  2. Great card this week Pauline, hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Liz x

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  3. such an adorable card pauline...love the pretty papers and those darling mice...oooh can I see a prize hiding here...have a great weekend...big hugs kath xxx

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  4. Fabby creation Pauline, love this image.


    Have a fab day

    Ali x

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  5. Hi Pauline, what an adorable card! Love that daisy chain stamp, the mice are so cute. Hugs, Frea

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  6. Such a cute image and I love the sentiment. My PBSC entry is here.

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  7. Pauline, very nice card! These mice are so cute)))

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  8. Such a cute crad Pauline! I love this image and the colours are so cheery! I hope you have a great weekend!

    Love Beth xx

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  9. ooohhhoo this is verry beautiful verry sweet image and stunning colouring!!!
    xx petra

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  10. Hi Pauline,
    this is so sweet image and you've coloured it perfectly, lovely card!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at
    Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge, hope to see you again, good luck;-))m

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  11. Super sweet card and image! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  12. Beautiful card Pauline...such a sweet image...and you've reminded me that I have some of the yummy DCWV papers in my stash...somewhere! lol
    Helen x

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  13. Hi Pauline stunning card love the image and colouring used.......:) Sandra H

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  14. Cute image - fab song choice
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

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  15. Cute image - fab song choice
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

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  16. Aaawwww this is gorgeous! I love this image, beautiful colours and love that border punch too :)
    Kelly.x

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  17. Hi Pauline
    Your card is really beautiful, I love the colour combination and also the sweet stamp.
    Greetz Annelies

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  18. Hi Pauline, Ah this is super, and I will now be singing that song all day. Oh I loved it when Wet Wet Wet did it. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

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  19. Beautiful sunny card Pauline....such cute little mice and the perfect sentiment to match :)

    Jenny xx

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  20. Such a pretty little card Pauline, really lovely colours you have used and a bit of Joe Cocker too - magic
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our sing song this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

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  21. Such a sweet image and really pretty colours!
    Helen x

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  22. your creation is a real eye-candy!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  23. Lovely card...really like the image and the sentiment. Really enjoyed being part of the blog hop too! Thanks for letting me join in!x

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  24. This is adorable! I love it!

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  25. Hi Pauline
    aww gorgeous card, fab colouring, lovely papers & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

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  26. Your card is absolutely stunning, love the colours, papers and stamped image you have used - beautiful
    Diane xx

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  27. This is one of my favorite stamps and I love how you have used it! The flower border is very pretty, Beautiful card!

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  28. Uhooi,,
    Wow,, This card is very sweet, creative and good,

    Uhooi.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh, I just love this one. The stamp is adorable and you have coloured it so well. Adorable!

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  30. Ah love your card and an image I haven't seen before and I would remember as I have a soft spot for daisies and love the sentiment too. Congrats to you on your 135th challenge as a DT too and of course PBS on its 3rd birthday.

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  31. Hi Pauline, Happy 3rd Birthday to the PB Saturday challenge.
    Your card is beautiful, I love the adorable image and the beautiful colour scheme.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.
    Clare x

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  32. such a pretty card Pauline. I really like that stamp and the background papers and embellishments look stunning with it.

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  33. Ein wunderschönes Kärtchen- Liebe Grüße.

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  34. A really super card Pauline and Happy Birthday Penny Black Saturday.

    Thank you for joining in at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

    B x

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  35. This is gorgeous such pretty colours.xxx

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  36. gorgeous card, i love the shading around the edges of the paper, really sets it off nicely. Annette

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  37. Such a lovely sentiment...gorgeous card :)

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  38. Fine card with lots of cuties :)

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  39. Super cute card, I love this image.
    Hugs Fi xx

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  40. Lovely card Pauline, PBSC was also the very first challenge I entered too!

    Hugs
    Brenda (No.30 @ PBSC)

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  41. Beautiful card, and such a cute image, I just love those mices

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  42. Pauline what lovely card these little mice are so sweet...lovely colours

    Anne

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  43. Cute and darling card! Thanks for joining the Copic Creations Challenge!

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  44. Just discovered the PB blog and posted my first entry. Love your card and nice to 'see' you again!

    Helen x

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  45. Love your card! Beautiful border and stamp. Great sentiment too, and so true!
    Thanks for the bloghop!
    Marianne

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  46. Beautiful card Pauline. Such a sweet image and lovely colours. Gorgeous design
    love tasha xx

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  47. Very nice card, lovely colors and stamp!!
    Happy challenge birthday!!
    Ciao
    Monica

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  48. Very pretty card. Perhaps we should encourage young people to do this instead of drinking on the streets!

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  49. Love the colour choice and the cute image and a really nice sentiment too.

    Kath x

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  50. I agree with you about the size, i too have this stamp and it's size puts me off and yet the smaller version in 'Micey Day' just doesn't look the same.

    Am loving your layout, papers (i've been eyeing these up for a while and after seeing your fabby card, i have now purchased them !!)flowers and punched edge, Luv Sam x

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  51. Adorable card. Love the colours and the sentiment and the cute mice of course.

    Glenda

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  52. Hi Pauline...
    Super sweet card and I love the punch that you've used at the bottom.xxxx

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  53. Such a sweet card and I love that sentiment.

    Karen x

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  54. Aren't they just the cutest. Beautiful card. Jeanette

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  55. Gorgeous card,thanks for joining us at Penny Black this week.
    Louise xx

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  56. Aww this is so cute and that sentiment is just perfect.
    Congrats on PBS's 3rd Birthday.
    Caroline xxx

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  57. I love this image - it's so cute! Beautiful card. Hugs, Aluna

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  58. This is totally adorable Pauline, the papers and the punched edges are beautiful, and the image is the sweetest!

    Many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.

    I'm also taking part of the blog hop:)

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  59. Gorgeous card Pauline,such a sweet image and beautiful colours.love that border punch.
    Wendy xx

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  60. Such a pretty cute card. I love the dp, and the colors combination and the image is so cute! and yes everything is more fun with friends!

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  61. Super cute card! I love that image, the tag, color combo...ok...I just love everything about it!

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  62. Just love those little cheesecake mice. I've seen this image around before and it has been on my wish list for a while. I just love it. Fab card, thanks for the inspiration. Annette xx

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  63. Beautiful card! I love the stamp!
    Hugs Nela

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  64. Lovely card and appropriate sentiment. At last I'm at the end of the blog hop!

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  65. I love those papers and especially the border edge that's so intricate and delicate

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  66. such a sweet card! i love this image and usually go clean and simple with it, but i love the colours and layout you've used. happy 3rd birthday!

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  67. Beautiful card Pauline, you always have such nice combinations of papers and embellishments, the tag works great as well.

    Cheers
    Cynthia

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  68. That's so cute! Love your colour combo!
    Gea

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  69. Wonderful card! I love everything about it, including the coloring on the image. Your paper choices are fabulous and I love the flowers. This is so perfect ion its statement! Nothing overdone -- just the right amount of everything!

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  70. This is verry beautiful verry sweet image and stunning colouring!!!
    Hugs Gisela

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  71. What a adorable card! I love the colors, they are so gentle.

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  72. Pauline, your doodled stitching nicely enhances this great image and card. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

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  73. Hi Pauline, what a briliant card this is and the sentiment is so true! Happy 3rd birthday to the team and thanks so much for providing the inspiration each week. Ruby x

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  74. Love those cute little critters. They look like they're having fun. Love those pretty papers too.

    Kat x

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  75. Hi Pauline

    Love your card ... those meeces are gorgeous and your sentiment alongside is great (and also very true).

    I mean .. what would your PB bloghop be without your friends for us to hop around. LOL!!!

    Happy 3rd Birthday PBSC

    Love Jules xx

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  76. what a cute tag you created! luv the lacey borders for the tag & the card! They match with those critters with flowers :-)

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  77. oh, these critters are such a cutie...fab card!

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  78. Beautiful card as always Pauline - love this colour combo.
    Happy 3rd Birthday.
    Debs xx

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  79. The papers, inks and embellishments all tone together beautifully. Lovve the lace efeect from the punched border and tag.
    Liz x

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  80. Love your card, really sweet , Ann x

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  81. Lovely card and great coloring!

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  82. Beautiful card, love this stamp, so cute x
    Wendy x

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  83. Hi Pauline, love this daisy chai stamp so sweet!Lovely card!Love the cheerful colours!
    hugs
    Doreen

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  84. Such a cute card! Love the mice and the border. So pretty!!!

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  85. A cute and pretty creation. Thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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