Saturday, 14 April 2012

Penny Black Saturday #197 - Spots & Stripes

Good morning ... Saturday again and yes it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks very much to everyone who joined in last week's CASE it challenge  - there were some gorgeous interpretations of Helen's card.

This week our theme is

Spots & Stripes

... so hopefully it should be pretty easy for you to join in. Remember that you can interpret the theme however you like so long as you submit a new piece of work, using a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

This week's prize is a $20 store voucher from our regular sponsor 1 2 3 Stitch - woo hoo!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's gorgeous cards - here's mine for this week.

This is actually a rare commission card that I made over the Bank Holiday, and as it is a real keepsake I also made a matching box.

Stamps: Penny Black "Baby Hammock" (2073J); LotV sentiment circle;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: Papermania "Forever Friends - New Arrival";
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls and ribbon from my stash;
Tools: small, large, scalloped and lacy circle nestabilities; Marianne D "Branch Forest" die; magnolia "vintage tag" die; Leone Em "Ash family" leaf punch.

Kaboodle #114 - Celebrate New Life
Crafty Pad #165 - Die-Licious!
Bunny Zoe's #23 - Ribbon or Twine
Crafty Creations #165 - Flower Power
Fab 'n' Funky #116 - On All Fours
Paper Pretties Monday #34 - Lots of Layers (3 or more)
Paper Crafting Journey #7 - 3 or More Patterned Papers
Crafts & Me - 3D
Deep Ocean #23 - Song Inspiration ("Baby Love")

Enjoy your weekend, and hope you can join in the Penny Black Saturday challenge this week.


  1. Your card and box are absolutely beautiful Pauline. A real keepsake. I'm sure this will be treasured by the recipient.
    Liz xx

  2. What a stunning card! The image is so cute and the papers and colours are just perfect. Love it! xxx

  3. Lovely card, super image and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab’n’Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  4. Very pretty card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad


  5. This is gorgeous Pauline !! Soooo sweet !! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    Good luck,

    hugs Diane xx

  6. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. This is such a gorgeous card - love the cute hedgie image and matching inside too. Have a great day. Hugs, Claire x

  8. What cute and adorable card! Lovely embellishments and die used!

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “New Life” Challenge!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  9. Beautiful card the hint of green with the blues...I'm sure it will be treasured!
    Helen x

  10. Another stunner Pauline, the tone o tone works so well.

    Thanks you so much for joining our Oh so Cute theme at Penny Black and More and good luck with all the prize draws.

    B x

  11. This is adorable Pauline. Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More.
    Clare x

  12. Pauline this is so pretty, Love all the blue, it's my favourite colour. Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles.

  13. this is gorgeous and that little hedgie is so adorable! thank you for playing along with our oh so cute theme this month at penny black and more.

  14. How sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles.

  15. Gorgeous card i love the image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

  16. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  17. Gorgeous card and matching box, so cute and as you say a real keepsake, Thank you for joining the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  18. I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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Pauline x