Saturday, 13 August 2011

Penny Black Saturday #164 - Touchy Feely

Good morning and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Hope you have had a good week ... mine hasn't been the best as I have been laid low by a really rotten stinking cold for over a week now. For some reason when I get one it is always really bad and takes a lot of shaking off. I've still been going into work but it's really taken it out of me, so thank goodness the weekend is here!! So I'm hoping to get some rest for at least part of the weekend and hopefully turn the corner!

Thanks very much to everyone who joined in last week's Anything Goes challenge - a brilliant variety of cards :-)  Don't forget to check out the main challenge blog to see if you are a winner.

This week our theme for you is

Touchy Feely

So we would like to see all sorts of yummy texture on your cards.

This week's fab prize is a $20 store voucher from 1-2-3 Stitch.

The other ladies have been very busy making fabulous strokable cards .. here's mine.

When I first saw the theme, the thing that came immediately into my head was the concept of "fluffy snow" , and I also thought that concentrating on texture chimes very well with making a white-on-white card ...and as luck would have it there are quite a few white challenges around right now!

I coloured my image using Promarkers, and decorated it "fluffy snow" made from flowersoft mixed with glamour dust ... although it doesn't seem to have stuck very thickly (I think my glue pen was running quite dry!).  I also went for further texture with dry embossing on pearlised white card, glitter card, glittery white lace and shimmer-edged ribbon ... hope this all counts as "touchy-feely"!! :-)

Main image: Penny Black "Royal Mail" (3766J) coloured wtih Promarkers and decorated with Alpine White Flowersoft mixed with glamour dust;
Sentiment: Elzybells;
Supplies: white sparkly lace, ribbon, brad and pearls from my stash;
Tools: large circle and large scalloped circle nestabilities; Cuttlebug two different "Snowflakes" embossing folders and large snowflake die.

Simon Says - All White!
A Gem of a Challenge #27 - White on White
Fab 'n' Funky #85 - It's Christmas
Ooh-La-La #86 - Oh Christmas!
Jingle Belles - Bling on the Holidays
Truly Scrumptious #63 - Lace It Up!
Rainbow Lady #165 - Stamp It!
Crafty Catz #95 - Emboss It

Hope you can join us this week - enjoy the weekend whatever you're doing.


  1. Gorgeous card Pauline, love all the texture on this white on white card. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Gorgeous WOW card - makes the image really pop
    Lisa x

  3. Love that glittery snow ... so very cute ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun

  4. oh ♥WOW♥! what an amazingly glamorous white-on-white confection this is! i adore the serious amounts of texture and interest you've worked in just using WHITE!!! plus, the bling and glittery bits really enhance the design in a sublte but beautiful way! ♥

  5. Lovely card ..I love all white cards .Love the way you have blinged up the snow, thanks for joining the Ooh-la-la Challenge this week

  6. Gorgeous card, love your embossing,,thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  7. Beautiful card Pauline!! Love all the embossing and the white on white - all snowy and frosty!!

    I do hope you feel better soon - it's not that long since you were last ill! xxx

  8. Gorgeous card Pauline...I love all white Chrimbo cards...the snow & embossing all looks fab!
    Helen x

    PS - hope you feel better soon! :0)

  9. Your card is wonderful! Amazing coloring and beautiful matches of the Papers and the lovely details! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge, good luck, Dominique

  10. What a sweet card, really love it. Jx

  11. Sorry to hear your poorly, its not affected your mojo though - this is gorgeous!!

    Love Beth xx

  12. WOW Pauline how gorgeous is this!! White on white are my favourite kind of cards and this one is a stunner

    Hope your soon feeling better

    Hugs Laurie x

  13. Very cute! Love the white on white! :)

  14. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at SFCC this time hope you will join us again, good luck xx

  15. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  16. Just a perfect Christmas card I love it... looks very touchy feely to me. Thanks for stamping with me this week
    Love Cynthia x

  17. Beautiful card Pauline I am just love white on white at the moment thank you for playing along with emboss it challenge this week at crafty catz linda x

  18. what a gorgeous Christmas card & I love the image too... its just soooo sweet :)

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good luck ;o)

    Angie xXx

  19. Great card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

  20. Beautiful card, so well made. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady’s this week
    Jen x

  21. Lovely, Pauline. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  22. What a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas,hope to see you next

  23. Such a cute image. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says this week for our All White Challenge.

  24. Hedgie is so sweet wrapped up warm and sending his card!! Love the embossing, the glittery mat and beautiful snowflake! Fab! Here's mine!

  25. Pauline, this is absolutely lovely! I don't think there is anything prettier than a mostly white/embossed white card :)

  26. Wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful WOW colour theme and the image is gorgeous , fabulous Embossing too,

    thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge Emboss it and we hope you stop by next week and join in,

    I also have some calorie free candy if you are interested

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

    Crafty Catz DT

  27. Hi Pauline, Wow this is beautiful! Love this cute hedgie image ... looks FAB against the white background.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Lisa x

  28. This is lovely, thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.

  29. Wonderful card Pauline, sweet image and love all the white details.

  30. Beautiful Pauline! Thanks for playing at A Gem Of A Challenge xx Jenny xx

  31. Wow what a beautiful card I love all the white and your image is gorgeous
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  32. I really love this card, sooo beautiful!!!
    I'm going to look to you're other cards.
    pleas visit my cards some day.
    greetings from Holland.
    Sylvia Scharp.


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