Sunday, 3 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday #204 - CASE It

Good morning everyone .. yes I know it's Sunday, but I had no chance at all to do any crafting this past week so yet again I'm running a bit behind!! Even though I'm late, though, I had to make a card for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge because I loved the theme so much!!

This week it's our monthly feature of


and it's the turn of our uber talented teamie Kath, who would like us to CASE this card ... 

This card is so gorgeous I absolutely had to have a go even though I'm so  behind!!

In the unlikely event that Kath's card isn't enough to inspire you on its own, we also have two fabulous prizes for randomly drawn winners this week ..


we have this brilliant stamp 

and from 

this delicious ribbon kit.

No doubt you will already have seen the rest of the team's stunning creations by now - here's mine.

I have to give a little toot straight away to Nat, because to be honest I was struggling with ideas as to how to make my circle frame as I have nothing larger that a large circle nestie ... so when I saw her use of a doily that provided me with the inspiration I needed for that particular element :-)

Stamps: Penny Black "Aspire"; Whimsy Sentiment Ticket;
Media: image coloured with Marvey markers and spritzed with water; distress inks background;
Papers: Prima "Botanicals";
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House; lace and doily form my stash.

PB & More At Allsorts (June) - All My Favourite Things 
(PB stamps, lace, pearls)
Ribbon Girl (June) - Use Ribbon Or Lace
Incy Wincy - Vintage
Corrosive #150 - Not Too Shabby
Crafty Cardmakers #69 - Distress It
Our Creative Corner - Embellished Frame
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Divas By Design #37 - Anything Goes
Kaboodle - Anything Goes!

Hope you're all enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend if you're here in the UK despite the awful weather today. I think the best solution is to stay indoors and do some crafting - look forward to seeing your creations !


  1. Such a sweet, gorgeous card. Hugs Marja

  2. Gorgeous card hun and Im glad my idea of the doily helped you lol It was a lightbulb moment as I had been having the same problem as you lol xxx

  3. that card is great inspiration for sure!!

  4. Absolutely lovely card Pauline. Love the image and gorgeous soft colour tones. Hugs, Claire x

  5. Hello Pauline, The weather is awful but your card is guaranteed to brighten up anyone's day. It's so pretty and I love the doily idea.
    Thanks for joining us at INCY WINCy this week, I hope we see you again next time.
    Sheryl (DT) xx

  6. Wow! What wonderful set of cards! Love how dainty and vintage they look! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Anything Goes” Challenge!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  7. Hi Pauline, Your card is so pretty & cheery. Thanks for entering our challenge over at Kaboodle Doodle this week.

  8. Yu've made a beautiful card Pauline - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge to add ribbon or lace, Mary G x

  9. Very pretty card......Great use of the doily. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges :)

  10. Beautiful card Pauline - the papers are lovely...gorgeous colours too!
    Helen x

  11. Hiya, from a fellow Scouser although i now live in Greece. What a pretty card, love the stamp and the beautiful colours the addition of the lace is just perfect. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.


  12. what a pretty card! And the doily 'frame' is so delicate and pretty on your card. The tag is wonderful to look at. I love the stamping. The flowers look so real! and I love all the distressed edges and the pearl accents. They really give the card a feminine touch. I especially love the lace knot.
    thank you for playing along with us @ oCC.

  13. Very elegant card...thanks for playing with the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  14. Gorgeous, beautiful card Pauline, the doily finishes it brilliantly.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



  15. What a beautiful card. Love your details. Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Card Crew.

  16. A beautiful, delicate card! Very well cased...thanks for joining us at divas!
    Helen x

  17. This is beautiful Pauline, I love the lacey doily frame, it is so soft and pretty!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

  18. Gorgeous card I love the delicate flowers and the shabby chic look you've created.

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.


  19. Such a gorgeously pretty card!! I love the doily. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time! Cxx

  20. Another stunning creation Pauline, a lovely soft delicate feel to it as well.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work and joining our 'Favourite Things' theme at Penny Black and More this month.

    B x

  21. beautiful! i love the colours of the image and papers and the doily adds to the elegance of the card. thank you for sharing all your favourites with us this month at penny black and more.

  22. Hi Pauline,
    love that aspire stamp so delicate -
    as the card, so stylish!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

  23. Very pretty, love the soft colours you have used. Thank you for sharing your favourite things at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x


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