Saturday, 14 January 2012

Penny Black Saturday #184 - Anything Goes

Woo hoo! Saturday's here, so it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. 

Sorry to anyone who has looked on here Saturday morning - I have just logged on 11am and found that a gremlin has published the post I spent about an hour writing last night with no content!!  

So, sorry this is going to be a bit shorter than usual as I don't have time to completely recreate it all again!! Thanks to everyone who entered last week, and please check out the main challenge blog for the rest of the DT's lovely samples, challenge rules, last week's winners and this week's prizes !! :-)

So .. straight to business, this week's theme is a really easy peasy one ...

Anything Goes

..or so I thought .. for some reason I always have a really strange mental block when there is an open theme - I guess i jsut have too much choice when it comes to PB stamps lol! Anyhow here is my card for this week.

I went out of my usual zone a little and heat embossed this pretty PB stamp which hasn't seen daylight for quite a while, and then coloured using Cosmic Shimmer paints which have also been extremely neglected!! The overall effect is rather twinkly, but the dull light doesn't show that very well.

In fact the whole card is rather glittery as I also used a glitter paper, spotty glitter card and glitter card for my matting ... in fact just about the only thing that didn't get glittered is the flowers lol!

Stamp: Penny Black "Daydreams";
Media: heat embossing with detail gold flowers; Cosmic Shimmer paints;
Papers: First Edition "Spring Drop" (from Hobbycraft);
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls from The Hobby House; Craftwork Cards sentiment;
Tools: "Labels One" nestabilities; Cheery Lynn "Fanciful Flourish" die.


DYSU#54 - Pink!
Cooking it Up With Katie #87 - Pink Posies With Pearls
Birthday Sundaes #38 - Birthday Card
Winter Wonderland - Birthday Wishes
CRAFT #137 - Celebrations
Crafty Catz #115 - Use Something New
(paper pad & Cheery Lynn die)
Stampin' For The Weekend #24 - Out With The Old
(PB stamp and Cosmic Shimmer paints)
Truly Scrumptious #71 - Shabby Pastels & Paint
Sweet Stampin' - All That Glitters
(swirls / pearls / sparkle)
Simply Create Too #4 - Layers, Layers & More Layers

(I had to move the sentiment as it wouldn't fit but hope the rest of it is ok!)

Phew! Retyped all this in a bit of a panic!! Hope you can join us this week! Have a great weekend.


  1. Beautiful card. Love that image and the beautiful flower arrangement.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  2. This is a really pretty card Pauline, love the image. Have a great day. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Such a beautiful card, love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  4. Fab card! I love the colours you've used :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp!

  5. Oh this is gorgeous and you've reminded me, i have this stamp, but never stamped it up, shame on me !!!, Luv Sam x

  6. oh a great take on this weeks theme at the Winter Wonderland with this lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week.
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have candy if you are interested :)

  7. This is so beautiful Pauline x

  8. Beautiful card and colours. Love the flowers. Thank you for taking part this week at Sunday Sketch and Stamp x

  9. I love this card and you have done a really good job trying different things. Loving the colours you have used. have a nice weekend
    x catherine

  10. Beautiful card! I love the way you layered the patterned papers! Thanks for taking on our paint challenge at Frosted Designs!

    barb :)

  11. This is a really pretty card. I love the flower cluster and the soft colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  12. Lovely card. Image is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'

    Susan x

  13. Oh my word, this is such a beautiful creation , lovely design and layout and very pretty colour theme,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Use Something New Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Have a lovely day,
    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  14. This is so pretty - I love the glittery die cuts and your colouring is fab. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  15. what a gorgeous card!!! Thanks for joining us at SSCB!!! ;)

  16. Hey Girl, what a beautiful card you made! I love it!
    Thanks for sharing it and playing along at CRAFT Challenge this week.
    Best wishes and a big hug from Austria, Elisa (GDT Jan.)

  17. Such a beautiful card! I love those flowers! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

  18. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3. Happy New Year!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  19. Delightful pastel colors, Pauline, and I love the way you did your flowers! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie and I hope we see you again next time.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  20. Hi Pauline
    A beautiful card love the delicate colour's and fabulous paper's,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  21. Beautiful card and thanks for sharing at CRAFT & CRAFTY CATZ this week and good luck

  22. Wonderful and beautiful card Pauline.

  23. What a pretty card! Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  24. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the bright colours and the glitter! Fab job!
    Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

  25. What a gorgeous card!! I love the soft colours and all the glitters! Lovely swirl too! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious, hugs, Marlies

  26. Beautiful card! I love the soft, pastel colors and those accent flowers are just lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs! :)

  27. lovely card, thanks for playing along with CRAFT, good luck, x carol

  28. I love your project and how creative your are in your use of paint!!

    Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs, I hope you can play again sometime!!

    Erin R.


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Pauline x