Saturday, 24 March 2012

Back in the groove with Penny Black Saturday

Good morning everyone, and welcome to this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I've been missing in action for the past 5 weeks due to a hectic time at work combined with a few health problems, but I'm hoping I've now turned the corner and am feeling ready for some springtime crafting :-). I'd like to thank my lovely teamies in the PBSC DT for being so patient and understanding these past few weeks, and I'm hoping I'll now be pulling my weight again both in terms of cards and commenting!

And what better place to start my renewed crafty obsession than with a fabulous springtime theme? This week it's

Easter Eggstravaganza

No it doesn't have to include eggs (though it can if you want!!), but we would like to see your Easter creations ... don't forget the only rules are that you should use a Penny Black stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo as the main focus of your new creation!

This week we have a fabby prize as always .... from our new regular sponsor Craftwork Cards

..this yummy prize pack from the Moorish collection (definitely looks more-ish to me lol!)

So here at last is a DT card from me.

Stamps: Penny Black "What a Spring!" (2557K); "Happy Easter" (2855D);
Media: bunny coloured with Copics, rest of image coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: Me To You "Spring Chic";
Supplies: flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon from my stash;
Tools: small, large and lacy circle nestabilities; Martha Stewart "flower vine" deep edge punch; Marianne D "Branch Forest" die (LR0150).

MAWTT - Easter Wishes
Oldie But A Goodie - Easter Wishes
(stamp is several years old .. in fact I think it is now retired!)
Anything Goes #63 - Get Ready For Easter
Marianne's Design Divas - Spring into Spring
Simply Create Too #9 - It's Spring
Joanna Sheen - Spring / Easter
Crafty Catz #125 - Spring is in The Air
Really Reasonable Ribbon #44 - Spring With Ribbon
PaperPlay #12 - Spring Colours
Crafts & Me #76 - Light Airy Spring Colours
Ribbon Reel #24 - Inspiration Photo: Pink + Yellow + Aqua + Neutrals + Flowers + Ribbon

Paper Sundaes #112 - Photo Inspiration (inspired by the colours)

Papercrafting Journey #5 - Pretty Pastels
Papertake Weekly - Eyes Down, Look In!
(Gems + Diecuts + Flowers)
Incy Wincy #137 - Things With Wings
Cute Card Thursday #209 - Anything Goes
A Gem Of A Challenge #42 - sketch (rotated 90 degrees to the right)

Well hey - I thought I would catch up with a few challenges being as I haven't been crafting much for quite a while lol!

That's all for today - hope you can join us, and I look forward to visiting and seeing your cards this week. Have a great weekend.


  1. wow...super cute card!

  2. gorgeous, a great combination of pastels

  3. what a cute easter card and thanks for sharing with dream valley this time. Have a great weekend. xx

  4. hi sweetie, so glad you are feeling better and back crafting again ...... big hugs xxx

  5. Love your gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at Anything

  6. Gorgeous card and lovely colours. Adoreable image too! xxx

  7. A cute and Pretty creation. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Beautiful card, so many lovely details.
    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Suzie xx

  9. Hi Pauline, so good to see you back and with such a pretty card too. Love the image and your trademark gorgeous flowers!

    PS Thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week too.

  10. Hi Pauline
    A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  11. Your pretty card just yells Spring Pauline, perfect.

    Thanks so much for joining our Springtime theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the great prizes on offer.

    B x

  12. Absolutely adorable! What a gorgeous image, your colouring is fabulous! Beautiful embellishments and papers too!
    Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  13. What a lovely spring card you've created Pauline. Such a cute image too. Thank you for joining us at Marianne Design Divas this month. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  14. Hi Pauline, your card is gorgeous, such beautiful soft colours and a sweet image, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  15. Pauline, your bunny with chick looks wonderful on this sweet Easter card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Light Airy Spring Colors challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  16. Beautiful card Pauline - it's so pretty!
    Great to have you back with us too! :0)
    Helen x

  17. Cute card thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
    Jenny x

  18. Really cute Easter card. Thanks for playing last Sunday and I hope you play the new Paper Sundaes challenge.

  19. Pauline this is so cute! gorgeous design and lovely colours. Joey xx

  20. So sweet! Love the colours & design of your beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at An Oldie But A Goodie, Jx

  21. fabulous card have a great day Ginny

  22. Oh what a gorgeous card Pauline, love it.

  23. Your card certainly depicts Spring with all those flowers and pastel colours. I love the layout and the punched border.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and more and good luck in our prize draw.


  24. What a fun and gorgeous card! Love this stamp, you colored the image beautifully and I love the pretty flowers you added.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at penny black and more. Good luck and hope we see you again next month!

  25. A very pretty Easter card..thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley..hugs Debs x

  26. yey! We're so glad to have you back, I'm glad all is calmer now! :) This is such a beautiful card, I love the glittery leaf flourish you've added, I've spied that on your cards before and loved it then!

    Love Beth xx

  27. Pauline: wonderful Spring card--love your image. Thank you for entering Simply Create Too's Challenge #9--"It's Spring???" Don't forget: Our new challenge begins this coming Friday.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  28. I'm sorry I'm so late in commenting this week.
    This is so pretty Pauline
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and I hope you will come back soon.
    Laurie xx

  29. What a fun design and image-such great colors.
    So glad you could join us at
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  30. A lovely card. Great image and such lovely spring colours used in the papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.

  31. What a Cracking Card! LOVE this one and LOVE the colours too! such a cute PB image Love this one hugs me xx

  32. Me again Pauline lol....
    Thanks for joining in at Oldie But A Goodie and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie xx

  33. super cute card!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon

  34. A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Challenge.

    Wendy -x-


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Pauline x