Saturday, 10 September 2011

Penny Black Saturday #168 - Delicious!

Good morning all - it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Thanks so much to everyone who joined in with scenic creations last week ... a bit lower number of entries than usual so I guess some of you struggled ... but those who managed it made a wonderful job!

This week we have a theme that we hope you'll find sweet in all senses of the word - we would like to see something


on your projects :-) As always you  an interpret this however you choose so long as you submit a new project and we can see a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

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

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's deliciousness - here is mine for this week.

I actually have three or four Penny Black images that involve food (plus a couple more that involve champagne and that's also pretty delicious in my book!!) ... but I can never resist this cute mouse falling asleep in the chocolate box after over-induging!  I decided to make an easel card specifically so that I could enter a couple of additional challenges; and I added a charm so I could enter a couple more :-).  How cute is this charm??

Easels are very difficult to photograph as I'm sure we all know, and also on this one I couldn't seem to get a true colour in the dull light ... but here is closer view of the front anyway. It also seemed particularly appropriate for the image to use a big "chocolate box" bow!

Main image: Penny Black "Sweet Slumber" (1916J), coloured with  mixture of Promarkers (Cinammon, Tan, Cocoa, Sandstone, Blush, Dusky Pink, Baby Pink, Cerise) and Copics (RV02, RV10, E31, E50, E51, E53)
Sentiments: Penny Black transparent sets "Salutations" (on card) and "Bubbly" (on tag);
Papers: Papermania "Forever Friends - Springtime";
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House; Papermania pink heart gems; ribbon, lace and choc bar charm from my stash;
Tools: labels ?? nestabilities; Martha Stewart "doily lace" edge punch;  Marianne D Creatables doily die; Magnolia doohickey "vintage tag".

CLP #40 - sketch

Top Tip Tuesday - Easel Card
Simon Says - Multi-fold Card
Birthday Sundaes #25 - Birthday Card
Crafty Purple Frog - Birthdays
Fussy & Fancy 1000 Followers - Celebrate! (2nd entry)
I Promarkers #82 - Metal Embellishment or Charm
Creative Craft - Just Charming
My Mum's - Layer It Up
Deep Ocean #7 - Hearts
Stampavie & More #151 - Pearls & Lace
Crafty Catz #99 - Ribbons
Paper Variety - Use Stamps On Your Project
Fuzzy Wuzzy (September) - Pink!
Copic Creations #57 - Pretty in Pink
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Anything Goes

I hope it is ok to enter for both Promarker and Copic challenges seeing as I have used both ... unusually I have listed them just to avoid confusion. I must confess I do major on Promarkers, but I have a few Copics for specific purposes such as colouring fur, and I have a couple of pink ones!! :-) 

Hope you can join us this week with your delicious creations - have a great weekend!

.... and talking of something delicious, whilst writing this post I have just had a knock ont he door, and a neighbour has handed over a package that the postie left with them this morning, containing my 24 all new Letraset flexmarker pens - YAY! Woo hoo!! (Pity the postie didn't see fit to leave a card through the door but I guess you can't have everything!)

It is Friday night now as I write this for scheduling, and I really don't know how I'm going to contain myself until tomorrow to have a play with my new toys ;-)


  1. Love your card Pauline! Wanted to call by and say thank you so much for your really nice comments on my blog! Have a great weekend - Di xx

  2. Gorgeous card pretty!
    Hope you're having fun with your new 'toys'! ;0)
    Helen x

  3. what a sweet card! love the image, and the coloring is amazing-great job! thanks for playing at TPV!

  4. Hi Pauline
    A gorgeous card love the colur's and the charm is fabulous thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  5. Lovely card Pauline, love the layers of patterned paper and that stamped image is so cute :)
    Thanks for joining in with our birthday celebrations at TPV :)

  6. Great card this week, enjoy your new pens,

    Liz x

  7. Total cuteness and the sentiments AND that gorgeous charm! I can tell you had a blast making this easel card. It's truly beautiful. :D
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :D
    Lisa xx
    Be sure you check the TTT guidelines for even MORE chances to win on this challenge. :D
    Happy stamping...

  8. Hi Pauline, what a really pretty card, love the image and so beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  9. Gorgeous Pauline, what fab colouring too, such pretty colours, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  10. Goodness, is that image adorable. I love the colors and that charm is just too sweet. Thanks for joining the celebration at The Paper Variety.

  11. This is a beautiful card! I love the tag you used to hold open the card, your coloring is fabulous and that little charm to die for! Thanks for joining us at MMCS layer it up challenge, good luck and hope you'll join us again next week.


  12. Absolutely gorgeous Pauline.

  13. Gorgeous card Pauline :-) such a cute image and the big bow and charm are perfect ,, I just love everything about this ,,, yummy !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW, Stamp Something and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  14. Lucky you getting your flexmarkers, always a nice surprise when you get parcels,love your card by the way,
    H xx

  15. love your card. thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this week

  16. From one Pauline to another, love you card.

  17. Really yummi card soooo pretty! love your tag too! need one of those lol and and and..... There are loads of ways for you to win! @ Top Tip Tuesday you can get extra entries by visiting DT and or other challengers leave them a message and tell them you saw their card at Top Tip Tuesday
    Thanks for joining in the fun for our 1st Birthday challenge,
    hugs Samantha

  18. oh this is one beautiful card just love the detail and that ribbon is gorgeous,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxxx

  19. This is a lovely card, I love the papers you've used and you've embellished it beautifully. Jo x

  20. Hi Pauline, yep, this is one of my favorite PB stamps too. Beautiful lace and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing with us a the Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge this month.


  21. this is so delicious!!! I love the big bow, the big box full of sweetness, and the charm is super cute!!!!
    thanks for playing with us at DOC,

  22. So lovely! I love the colors and image. Well done. I saw it on TTT.

  23. I adore this card, its gorgeous :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



  24. Pauline, what a gorgeous card. What a fab place to fall asleep eh??? Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

  25. I LOVE THIS! first of all that image is adorable (but if I found a mouse in my treats I'd be very upset) and so well colored, the bow is yummy and I am a complete sucker for charms, this one if great and perfect for the card.
    thanks for playing with us at SFTW, I'm glad I got to see your card.

  26. wow .. a lovely card. I love it. Lovely color and detail. Thank you for your participation in the SAM challenge this time.
    Have a nice day, and craft fun.
    Hugs DT Marika

  27. I've not seen this image before, love it! And that charm is fab! Thanks for joining in our SFTW challenge, good luck! Kate x

  28. i like that card it has awesome design, i just saved your link and want to make one like this soon .

    Plastic card
    Plastic Card printing


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