Saturday, 7 January 2012

Penny Black Saturday #183 - CASE It!

Good morning crafters, and welcome to the first Penny Black Saturday Challenge for 2012!

Thanks to everyone who entered our Christmas tags challenge over the festive period - hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year, and don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you are a winner.

This week we are starting with the first of a new regular monthly challenge theme, which is to CASE a  favourite PB card chosen by a member of the DT. If you haven't heard of this before, CASE means "copy and share everything" - in other words, just let elements of the card such as the image, colours, layout or theme inspire you. If you have a look at the gorgeous samples made by the rest of the DT you'll get the idea!

We are starting with our lovely teamie Beth, so this week's challenge is to

CASE the following card by Beth

To help you get in the mood we have a fabulous prize from our regular sponsor The Ribbon Girl

and it is this yummy yellow mini-ribbon kit.

Don't forget that to be eligible for the prize you should link to a new piece of work which features a Penny Black image stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

Here is my effort for this week.

This actually was a bit of a challenge for me, as I don't really craft using the colours red, white and  blue (particularly red!) so I didn't really have any suitable papers. That being the case I decided to focus on copying the concept of stars and just to allude to the colour scheme.  

My best option was to use my Marianne D star bauble die with coloured card behind it, so I made my background by embossing white pearlised card with star shapes. My hedgie image should normally be raising his arms to flowers, but I thought it might work if I masked off that part of the image, and I  then cut out teeny holographic silver card stars using my Cuttlebug "Snowflakes #2" die set - I rather like how that turned out lol!

Stamps: Penny Black "Hedgehog Joy" ;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Supplies: red and blue matt mirri card, silver holographic mirri card; ribbon, gems and peel-off from my stash;
Tools: small, large and lacy circle nestabilities; Marianne D Creatables star bauble die; Cuttlebug "Snowflakes #2" die (stars); Cuttlebug "Christmas Stars" embossing folder.

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Look forward to seeing another year of your fab Penny Black creations :-)


  1. This is fantastic and loving the image. I have the star shape die as well and think it is fab
    x catherine

  2. Love your take on this Pauline, fab cards! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Claire x

  3. What a great card! It doesn't look like it was a challenge for you. Love the image and the stars! Hugs, Hanneke

  4. Gorgeous have done a beautiful job with these

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. I hope that you enjoyed the challenge


  5. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Gorgeous card Pauline!

  7. sweet! Love how you masked off the flowers...may have to *borrow* that idea! ;0)
    Helen x

  8. A fabulous card, love the hedgie and and all the stars :)

  9. Hi Pauline

    Fabulous cards - I just love them.

    Take care

    Hazel x

  10. Love your gorgeous cute card Pauline.

  11. Ooh I love it Pauline! Especially how he's throwing the little stars! I hope you had a great weekend!

    Love Beth xx

  12. Absolutely Stunning,adorable image too.xx

  13. This hedgie image is so sweet. I like the way you've changed the flowers he's normally throwing in the air into the stars. Good thinking Batman x

  14. I love this cute little furry friend, and all of the texture on your cardstock! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!


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Pauline x