Saturday, 28 April 2012

Penny Black Saturday #199 - May Day

Wow - this week  has flown by, and it's time once again for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks to everyone who joined in last week's no patterned papers challenge - sadly I didn't get round to look as I've had a bit of an eye infection, which has meant I've tried not to do too much close work (on top of sitting at a computer all day in work :-) )

This week we have a seasonal challenge for you, with a theme of

May Day (Spring Time)

So we'd love to see your cheerful spring time cards ... goodness knows we could do with something cheerful what with the absolutely awful weather we've been having here in the UK!

Our prize this week for a randomly drawn winner is from our regular sponsor Fantastic Ribbons, and is this scrummy selection of Kendra crystallised lace in fabulous summery colours - hot pink, light pink, lime and opalised white - woo hoo!!

Don't forget, to be eligible for this delish prize you need to submit a new project which features a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

I'm sure you'll feel cheerful when you've looked at the rest of the team's fabulous spring-time cards - here is what I did.

This image is the first one that always comes to mind when I think of PB stamps for spring .. the kitty is so cute and I just love the big bunch of daffodils .. and it gives me opportunity to use up some of my left over paper daffodils from Easter :-)

Stamps: Penny Black slapstick "You are the bestest" (PB/40-015); sentiment from "Salutations" transparent set;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: Me To You "Spring Chic";
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; gems from my stash;
Tools: Magnolia doohickey "lovely fence" die; Martha Stewart small monarch butterfly punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.


CRAFT #152 - Animals
Secret Crafter #183 - Cute & Fluffy
Penny Black & More at Allsorts (April) - Oh So Cute! (2nd entry)
Stamptacular #160 - Loaded With Layers
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #130 - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes With A Twist ...

Looking forward to seeing your creations this week.


  1. this is a beautiful spring card! the flowers are so pretty and the cat is adorable. thank you for playing along with our oh so cute theme this month at penny black and more.

  2. Oh What a gorgeous cute card love it!

  3. Absolutely lovely card Pauline - really pretty and fab colours. Hugs, Claire x

  4. A really pretty card. Lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

  5. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Gorgeous card and I love that cute cat! Lovely colours too. xxx

  7. A beautiful Spring card Pauline. Gorgeous image, colours and layout.

    Hope all is well with you.

  8. Hi Pauline
    A gorgeous and beautiful card fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  9. Hi Pauline

    What a beautiful card - love the image and the colours are just fantastic.

    See you soon.

    Toodle pip

    Hazel x

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

  11. the image is so adorable...I love Penny Black stamps! Great layers-thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday!

  12. Oh I love your gorgeous card Pauline and what fab colours.

  13. Super card as always Pauline, great colouring of your image.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More callenge this month.

    B x

  14. Hi Pauline, gorgeous card, perfect for Spring. xx

  15. Just gorgeous thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge for our Cute and Fluffy Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  16. Lovely card lovely colors, layout is gorgeous, and that image is soooooo sweet, thank you for joining our challenge at SSC this week

    Hugs Winnie

  17. so stunning pauline.gorgeous image and i love your pretty details and colours.
    thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  18. Hi Pauline, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Gorgeous colour scheme and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  19. thank you for joining us at TIOT, great spring card.EE

  20. What a pretty card Pauline, love the colours - thank you for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge. Mary G x

  21. Beautiful card. Love all of it.
    Thanks for joining us at PfP this week :o)

  22. This is sooooo cute. Thank you for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  23. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love it, Pauline. The colours, and colouring are perfect.

    Jennifer. x


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x