Saturday, 19 November 2011

Penny Black Saturday #178 - Christmas Green + Trees

Good morning crafters, and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Sorry I'm running a bit late today ... I've been a bit under the weather during the early part of the week but was feeling a bit more perkalicious last night, so I finally got round to making a card after dark ... and I've  just photographed it ready to go!

So ... straight to business !! :-) Thanks very much to everyone who entered last week's challenge and don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you are a winner.

This week we are continuing with our month of Christmas themed challenges, and would like to see

Christmas + Green + Trees

As always you can interpret this any way you choose so long as you use a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as the main focus on your project if you wish to be eligible for a prize ... and this week we have the following two fabby prizes for randomly drawn winners.

First from our lovely former teamie Carole

and secondly from our regular sponsor Penny Black Inc., this adorable wee mousey stamp.

The other ladies on the team all managed to get their fabulous Christmas trees decorated before mine .... but at last here it is!

I'm ashamed to say I've had this stamp for a year (or is it 2??) and I've never inked it up until now ... why?? Beats me!  once I had the stamp in my hand I couldn't resist using a sheet of paper with strings of lights doodling across it ... so it kinda naturally followed that my hedgie's tree lights would end up the same colours lol!  Unfortunately this is anotehr card which is incredibly sparkly in real life, but no way can I get that to show up in a photograph due to the poor light this morning (and the way our house faces not catching the sun!)

Stamps: Penny Black "lighting up" (3762K);
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers, image and diecuts decorated with glamour dust;
Papers: Trimcraft "Christmas Joy";
Supplies: large pearl brad from The Hobby House; ribbon and sparkly gems from my stash;
Tools: Marianne D Creatables "Christmas Tree" (LR0136).


Sketch & Stash #74 - Sketch (rotated to the right)

I ♥ Promarkers #92 - Christmas Trees
(Christmas tree diecuts)
Penny  Black & More At Allsorts - All Creatures Great & Small
(2nd entry - 1st PB card)
Winter Wonderland - Awww What A Cutie!
Truly Scrumptious #70 - Christmas + Pearls
ABC - D is for Dazzle
Creatalicious #28 - Christmas With Sparkle
Marianne's Design Divas #3 - Sparkle & Shine
Ooh-La-La #93 - Bingo!
(ribbon / diecut / sparkle)

Looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations this week :-)  Have a great weekend!


  1. fabulous I love the way you matched the gems to the lights or the other way round! tehheheee either way its beautiful! :0) hugs me x

  2. gorgeous image sooo cute.Love the layout an all the embellies.xx

  3. Love those Penny Black stamps! This is so cute and you have done a fantastic job coloring him! Thanks for joining us at ABC's challenge, I hope to see more of your lovely work on the 15th! Good-luck!

  4. Hei Pauline,
    gorgeous pink and green colour choice, so fresh and lovely card!

    Thank you for joining in at Penny Black and More this month, good luck;-))m

  5. This is a beautiful card Pauline, love the image and fab papers and embellies. Have a lovely weekend and thank you for my Birthday card too! Hugs, Claire x

  6. Hi Pauline, great to hear you're a bit better today, the card is absolutely brilliant,can't believe you've not inked it before...perfect with those papers. Have a dleightful weekend. Ruby x

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  8. Gogeous Pauline and your papers and colouring are a perfect match, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  9. Awww...such a sweet card Pauline - love that cute hedgie...shame on you for neglecting him! lol
    Helen x

  10. Beautiful card Pauline.
    Sue x

  11. Gorgeous card Pauline. Love that cute image and lovely colours. Love the sparkle too. Thanks for joining us at PB & More at Allsorts this month.

    Kat x (GDT)

  12. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Fab card, love the image and the papers, lovely design
    Lindsay xx

  14. gorgeous card, fab colours and a sweetie too

    thank you for joining us at SnS


  15. What a stunning card , I love all the Penny Black stamps but the Critters are a favourite.
    Love the way you have matched the backing paper to the lights as well as your gems . Lovely , lovely and so glad you played bingo at Ooh-la-la x

  16. Beautiful card love the tree at the front,thanks for joining us this week on Penny Black and more.
    Hugs louise xx

  17. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Truly S this week

  18. gorgeous card Pauline great take on the sketch love the cute image thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

  19. Beautiful card, just gorgeous! :)

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



  20. Stunning card! I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

  21. Such an adorable image. So glad you joined us at My Time to Craft.

  22. A gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xxx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

  23. Wow what a gorgeous card love the image and papers
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week I do hope we see you again

  24. Love that sweet PB hedgepig image and your diecut tree is just perfect to complete the design. Thanks so much for joining us on I Love Promarkers this week.

  25. Very cute card, I love this sweet image! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

  26. A gorgeous card! I love the cute PB image, great colouring ansd the papers match so well with it! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptions, hugs, Marlies

  27. This is so cute but I just can't add any more to my collection.... yet. Thanks for joining us at Marianne's Divas. Hugs Tracy x

  28. This is totally adorable! Thanks for joining our sparkle and shine challenge over at Marianne`s Design Divas. Hugs...Mona


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Pauline x