Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Oldie But A Goodie #24 - Francesca's Sketch

Hi there, and welcome to another Oldie But A Goodie challenge. This is my first card for about two weeks, as I have just got back from a week's holiday, and before that I had a bit of a health crisis (thankfully resolved !) .. so apologies that I didn't manage any commenting over the past fortnight. Hopefully things will settle back down to normal now ... so on with the next challenge!

This fortnight we have got a fantastic sketch for you by Francesca

We also have a fab prize - this fortnight we are sponsored by Stempelkallan. Don't forget that to be eligible for the prize you should follow the sketch and also use a stamped image (no digis please) that is at least 6 months old - that's why we're called An Oldie But A Goodie ;-)

Here's my card - Francesca's sketch inspired me to make my first Christmas card of the year ... and not before time (eek!)

Main image: Penny Black "Poinsetta" coloured with Marvey markers, and edged with "peeled paint" distress ink;
Sentiment: LotV Chirstmas Sentiment Circles;
Papers: Dovecraft "Jolly Happy Christmas";
Supplies: ribbon, brads, corner peel offs and spacers from my stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch; Marianne D Creatables small poinsettas.

Here's a closeup of the poinsettas - I used my "no more shims" mat from Once Upon A Stamp for the first time (bought it in May lol!!) and it made a big difference to the embossing.

Penny Black Challenge - Christmas In July
Craft Your Passion #68 - Christmas In July
Creative Inspirations #64 - Christmas In July
Pollycraft Monday #103 - Christmas In July
Fun With Shapes and More #88 - Christmas In July
Creative Belli #122 - Christmas In July
Penny Black At Allsorts (July) - Flower Power (3rd and final entry!)
Crafts & Me #44 - Add a Flower
Crafty Pad #131 - Embossing
Stamp Something - Something Embellished
Totally Gorjuss #90 - Punch or Die
Crafty Catz #92No Pink Or Blue
ABC Christmas - O is for Older Image
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Allsorts #113 - Free and Easy

Looking forward to seeing all your interpretations of the sketch - have a good week!


  1. Glad you had a good break- you needed it x
    Love this pretty image and the gorgeous little punched flowers
    Lisa x

  2. Just gorgeous hun, really love how you have teamed the stamp with the diecuts. Hugs Sxx

  3. This is a lovely card Pauline, great colour tones and love the stamped image. Hugs, Claire x

  4. Stunning card Pauline , those flowers are great


  5. Hi Pauline, I did wonder where you were! Hope you had a fabulous holiday.

    This is such a beautiful and elegant Christmas card. xx

  6. Love this gorgeous card Pauline, your break must have done you good!

    Hugs Laurie x

  7. This is gorgeous Pauline, love the stamped image. Glad to see you back again.

    Many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  8. A very lovely card Pauline, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  9. What a gorgeous card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Hiya Pauline
    This is stunning! I love the image.
    Gorgeous traditional colours.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  11. Pauline this is a beautiful Christmas card. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope you have a great week and Good luck.


  12. Pretty embossed flowers, thanks for playing with us at THE CRAFTY PAD. Hugs, Ali x

  13. Fabulous take on the sketch Pauline, gorgeous creation.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Your card's so very pretty!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge.

  15. Gorgeous Christmas card.Love the stamped effect with the markers.Lots of beautiful details too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  16. What a beauty,
    gorgeous card!

    Thanks for sharing with us at
    Penny Black @ Allsorts, good luck and welcome again;-))m

  17. Wonderful, gorgeous card Pauline.

  18. this is one gorgeous card love the colors,and detail on this ,bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week hugs cherylxxxx

  19. Hi Pauline
    A beautiful card fabulous colur's,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  20. Beautiful card Pauline - the stamp and die cuts look gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  21. Gorgeous Christmas card - fabulous colouring. :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

  22. Lovely cards Pauline, Ihave really enjoyed visiting your blog, thanks for sharing the link with us at Penny Circle on flickr. Did you know we also have a discussion thread here where you can introduce yourself here http://www.flickr.com/groups/pennyblackinc/discuss/72157627059065040/page2/

  23. This is a marvellous christmas card. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss ths week ad good luck.

  24. What an elegant card. Gorgeous embellishments. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas challenge.

  25. This is gorgeous. Love the flower. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Bettina

  26. Hi Pauline!

    Fabulous card love the image sooo effective!!

    Thanks for playing in our free and easy challenge at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  27. Really gorgeous Pauline, Fab job! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week :-) Elaine GDT for July -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to enter :-)

  28. This is a lovely elegant Christmas card, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Pollycraft. x

  29. Hi Pauline, this is a beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week with your gorgeous creation.
    Suzi x

  30. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Penny Black @ Allsorts this month.
    Louise xx

  31. Hi Pauline,

    What a lovely Christmas card. Love the sweet simplicity of it - what a beautiful image that is. So happy you shared it with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!


  32. Love you designer paper. The sentiment is perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

  33. The poinsettia stamp is so pretty, as are the poinsettia die cuts, really beautiful.
    Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over at Pollycraft :o)

  34. Your card turned out adorable! Thanks for Joining us at Craft Your Passion "Christmas in July" Challenge Good Luck! ~Jamie~

  35. Pauline I love this image sooooo beautiful just right up my street! great card! Thanks for playing along with us on the
    ABC Christmas Challenge
    hugs Samantha

  36. Oh I do love this image and you have used it beautifully. Fab papers & great die cuts & ribbon all make a gorgeous card.
    Kaz xx


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