Saturday, 30 July 2011

Penny Black Saturday #162 - Penny Black-Ground

Yippee, Saturday's here, and time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I'm hoping that things are finally settling down for me after the distractions of the past few weeks, and I'm raring to go with a card for this week's theme. Thanks to everyone who entered last week's challenge - don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you have won.

This week our theme is

Penny Black-ground

... which is a not very subtle pun lol, to ask you to use your PB stamps for your background as well as your main image. There are lots of options for this and the DT have come up with some brilliant examples.

Our prize this week is a guest DT spot on the PBSC for September - woo hoo!!

So if you would like to join our happy band during that time, you know what you have to do ... just ensure you submit a new piece of work for the challenge, uisng a PB image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus, and also following the theme.

This is what I did for this week.

I decided to go for a shabby chic look so that I could do a bit of background stamping onto a distressed background. First I cut a deckle edged square of paper, and distressed it with Tim Holtz distress inks in "Antique Linen" and "Vintage Photo". Then I stamped my main flower image (Penny  Black "Quite Dandy" (3623K)) off-centre using "Peeled Paint" and "Tumbled Glass". I stamped a few background lines in "Vintage Photo" using a stamp from the transparent set "Salutations", and overstamped with tiny dragonflies from the same set. 

My sentiment is PB "friends matter" (4073F), stamped in a blend of "Tumbled Glass" and "Faded Jeans". I finished my background stamping with some random dotty areas using Penny Black "fantasy" (3880K). Finally I assembled the card by tying some loopy trim from my stash, decorating with die-cut sparkly butterflies and pearls from my stash, and mounting onto crackle distress gold card.

I actually managed to use FIVE separate PB stamps on this card - think that's pretty good going lol!

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
PaperPlay #30 - In the Garden
By The Cute & Girly (July) - Things With Wings
Crafty Cardmakers #50 - Flutterbies
Cupcake #152 - Shabby Sparkle

Hope you will join us this week - have a great weekend!


  1. Wonderful creation as always Pauline. Glad to here things are settling...mwah.

    Ali x

  2. What a beautiful card! Love the soft colors and lovely details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

  3. WOW gorgeous card Pauline, love both images and the colours are just beautiful. Hope everything is good with you now. Hugs, Claire x

  4. Beautiful card hun - love the colours...and your stamped blackground looks fab!
    Helen x

  5. Wow, five stamps, that must be a PB record! Gorgeous,

    Liz x

  6. Fabulous Pauline! I think this is a great challenge and hope I get time to take part. xx

  7. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at cupcakes this week and good luck x

  8. This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly and our Things with Wings Challenge. Good luck. Hugs, Hanna

  9. Beautiful creation! I love that Penny Black sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week x

  10. Hi Pauline, super variety of stamps here and the end result is excellent! Ruby x

  11. Beautiful card Pauline, so pretty and the sentiment is lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
    hugs Mandy xx

  12. Beautiful card and lovely details!

  13. Beautiful card Pauline love the soft colours. Please bear with us at By The Cute And Girly for your previous prize. Unfortunately our Lora is having quite a few computer problems at the moment and hopefully will be in touch soon.

    ** Kate **

  14. So beautiful Pauline, love the stamps you've used and soft colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Donna x

  15. Beautiful Pauline. Love the way you have used all the different stamps, very creative & such a pretty result.
    Kaz xx

  16. ooh this is rather delicious - love it hun xxx

  17. I really love this card Pauline I love the way you did those lines too! what a clever idea!! hope your keeping well have not seen you much! sorry I am not popping by more often have been mega busy!

    hugs from me xx


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Pauline x