Good morning everyone and welcome to a new monthly Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks so much to everyone who joined in with last month's Love & Marriage challenge - what a loved-up lot you are! Indeed your efforts were completely lovable and adorable, so don't foget to check the main challenge blog to see if you have won one of our fabulous prizes.
Wow where is the year going to?? I can hardly believe it's March already, and spring is round the corner. At least I hope that's the case, 'cos I'm sure you'll all agree the weather since Christmas has been pretty atrocious, what with snow and freezing temperatures in the UK, or melting temperatures, floods and bush fires if you're in Australia!
So this month our thoughts are turning to spring, and our challenge theme is
Spring Into Spring
What could be easier than that?? Pretty pastel and/or light colours, spring flowers, Easter images ... the possibilities are endless. Just please remember that in order to qualify for our challenge prizes you need to submit a project using a Penny Black image stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.
This month we have a fab selection of prizes as always ... though I'm scheduling this post in advance so please do go check out the main blog for details.
The rest of the DT have produced some beautiful cheerful spring cards to inspire you - here's mine.
I really love this pussy cat - he always makes me smile and I think he is very versatile for birthdays, Easter, or even get-well or thankyou cards. In fact this could probably be used for most of the above occasions!
Stamps: Penny Black slapstick "You Are The Bestest"; LotV "Everyday Grunge Messages";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: Pink Petticoat (gingham) and Paper Adventures (checked);
Supplies: various flowers including Wild Orchid Crafts and Crafts4U2Do; lace from The Ribbon Box; pearls from The Hobby House; ribbon recycled from a cake :-);
Tools: Magnolia Doohickey "Heart Swirl Branch" die.
My Mum's #3 - Spring Has Sprung
Crafty Catz #172 - St David's Day (daffodils)
Pile It On #8 - Sunshine
Forever Friends (monthly) - Lots Of Flowers
I ♥ Promarkers #157 - Lace &/or Pearls
Stampin' For The Weekend - Use Lace
Cute Card Thursday #258 - Something Old (my PB stamp)
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Look forward to seeing your springtime creations this month.
I'm hoping to have a day trip today (Saturday) to Lili of the Valley's birthday Open Day at the shop in Farsley near Leeds - a 140 mile round trip but myself and my craft friend Lil are gearing ourselves up .. woo hoo! Have a great weekend too whatever you're doing!