Saturday, 21 January 2012

Penny Black Saturday #185 - Crafty Bargains

Another working week over, so hopefully it's playtime once more, and time to join in with another Penny Black Saturday Challenge :-) Thanks so much to everyone who joined in last week's Anything Goes challenge -we had a good number of entries and a fab variety of projects. Don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you are a winner!

This week we are into the January Sales fever, and would like to see your

Crafty Bargains

Doesn't matter whether you got it in a sale or were given it ... if it was a bargain we want to see it!!

This week we are sponsored by Crimson Cloud,

who are offering this gorgeous PB stamp to a randomly drawn winner.

Don't forget to be eligible for our prize you should submit a new piece of work (no backlinking please) which features a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

The rest of the DT have prodcued some fab samples with their bargains ... what a thrifty lot we are lol!! Here's what I did.

Now I'm not much of a one for bargains normally, but this week's card features the best crafty bargain I ever had. My local craft shop has a second hand table; and last year I got this beautiful vintage PB stamp which showed no discernible sign of use, for £2!! Given that I couldn't even order this vintage stamp from any UK supplier and would  have had to get it from America, that is one HUGE saving! I really love this stamp but have to admit this is only the second time I've coloured her (blush!!)

Stamps: Penny Black "A Gift of Flowers" (586K); Whimsy ticket stamp; Woodware birthday sentiment;
Media: Promarkers & Flexmarkers; punched flowers edged with fluid chalk ink;
Papers: Papermania Capsule Collection "Blueberry Hill";
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House; lace from my stash;
Tools: EK Success Whale of A Punch Retro Flower; X-Cut medium & small flower punches; Martha Stewart small monarch butterfly punch; Marianne D doily die.

Creative Craft - We're Talking The Colour Blue
My Mum's #40 - Favourite colour
(for crafting it's usually pink, but in all other aspects of life it's blue so I've gone with that)
Little Miss Muffet #27 - Blues & Creams
Marianne's Design Divas - In With The New
(Blueberry Hill papers)
DYSU #55 - Patterned Paper
Truly Scrumptious #72 - Something Forgotten
 (neglected stamp and flower punches)
My Time To Craft #171 - Your Favourite Embellishment (lace)
Hotshot #3 - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Buttons, Bows, Bling & Blooms (2nd entry)
(this time I've used bow and blooms)
ABC - H is for Happy Birthday
Party Time Tuesdays #51 - Happy Birthday
Fab 'n' Funky #104 - Eyes Down For Bingo!
(Handmade embellishment / neglected stamp / vintage)
Totally Papercrafts - Make Your Own Flowers
Simon Says - Sketch
(I had to put the circle slightly to one side so you could see it, as I don't have anything circular big enough to surround my image ... hope that's ok!)

Have a great weekend whatever you're doing, and look forward to seeing your crafty bargains at Penny Black Saturday :-)


  1. Such a fab card and loving the colours. have a nice weekend
    x catherine

  2. I love love love it and LOVE the BLUE!!! me and pink don't agree so this colour ticks all the boxes for me! YAY!! love those flowers too! hugs me x

  3. Beautiful card, and what a bargain for such a lovely stamp. Thanks for sharing with us at F'n'F this week.

    Pat xx

  4. You do make the most lovely cards Pauline! Another pretty and feminine creation.

  5. Gorgeous card Pauline, love the image and pretty colours & flowers...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts & Fab'n'Funky.
    Wendy xx

  6. Honestly...this is just the sweetest!
    What a little joy this card is...I LOVE
    this image for many reason's but one
    is because of the border that comes with
    it...I just think there a lot of coloring
    options with this, and that makes it
    very versatile! I'm so glad this was a
    Birthday card so you could share it with
    us at ABC! Glad to have seen it!


  7. You colored this digi beautifully! This card is gorgeous because of it. Please don't forget to add our badge to your side bar to be considered for prizes, if you haven't already (the "prize patrol" will check!) Thanks for playing with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

    PTT DT member

  8. Your card is beautiful, it is so pretty in blue and I love how it looks like the sweet little girls is about to skip off the page. Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.

    Danie - PTT Design Team

  9. This is a beautiful card Pauline, which pretty details and colours - the image us delightful - I love it!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  10. This is such a pretty card Pauline, lovely stamp too!

    Love Beth xx

  11. Gorgeous card Pauline, I love this sweet girl, and the blue tones you used for her. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  12. Really pretty card, love the papers and those flowers are so cute
    Lindsay xx

  13. Awesome card. Beautiful colours, the image is so sweet and you have coloured it very well. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  14. Such a pretty card, I love the way in which you've coloured it in.

    Thank you for joining use this week at Fab 'n' Funky Challenge.

    Anne-Marie x x

  15. Adorable sweet card. I love the lil hand-made flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

  16. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for joining us at PTW! xxx

  17. beautiful card Pauline love the soft blue tones thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  18. A gorgeous card. That stamp is lovely and what a bargain! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  19. beautiful card thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  20. Beautiful card,love your image and layout...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x

  21. Gorgeous card Pauline, so sweet and pretty and your colouring is fab.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our sketch challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  22. Gorgeous card and I love the colours! Great bargain on the stamp too. Luv Zippy xxxx

  23. Incredibly pretty card Pauline, the lace and flowers are so pretty :) Donna ♥ x

  24. A gorgeous card Pauline. Love the blue. Thank you for joining us at Hotshot Crafts

    hugs Sarah xxx

  25. Love your colour choices. Thanks for taking part at MMCS
    Tracy x

  26. Your card is amazing, it is so pretty in blue and I love how it looks like the sweet little girls is about to skip off the page.

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Card Printing

  27. Adorable card!
    Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge...good luck, Hugs! Leah Ann

  28. Gorgeous card love the colours.

    Thank you for joining us girlies over at LMM Challenges, good luck hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  29. What a darling card! The flowers and coloring are just fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet!

  30. She is a sweetie and love the colour blue.

    Thanks for joining us at Marianne's Divas. I also have Candy on my blog if you want to hop over HERE.

    Hugs Tracy x

  31. Wow what a bargain! and you have made her look gorgeous with this card :D
    Thank you for joining us at Mariannes design Divas and good luck.

    Huge hugs

    Amy xx


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Pauline x