Saturday, 29 November 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #25 - No patterned paper

Well it's the weekend already, so time once more for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Many thanks to everyone who joined in last week ... I tried to get round to visit you all and loved seeing everyone's funky Christmas creations. Don't forget to pop along to the challenge blog to find out who has won the gorgeous Sarah Kay stamps that were on offer as last week's prize.

Without further ado, this week's challenge is no patterned paper - so everyone can continue to stroke their paper stash instead of cutting into it, whist we look forward to seeing all your creations with whatever other forms of decoration your imagination can come up with :-) be sure to pop over to the blog to check out the other DT sample cards - they are a fantastic source of inspiration!

This week we have another gorgeous prize up for grabs .... Tracie has donated a gorgeous embellishment kit from Poppicrafts.

Here is the card I have made: I stamped PB stamp "Fantasy" onto lilac cardstock and embossed using snowflake tinsel embossing powder (white with lots of silver sparkle). I decorated the tree with Papermania translucent gemstones and Cardology white pearls, and matted onto white pearlescent card using my nesties. The sentiment is also stamped and embossed with snowflake tinsel powder, and is from "Make Your Mark" (a one off shop in York). I embossed a piece of lilac pearlescent cardstock with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and then wrapped it with sparkly snowflake ribbon from my stash, which I also used to tie a bow. I finished off with small Cuttlebug snowflakes diecut from white glitter card, decorated with lilac gemstones.

Hope you like it, and have a good weekend.


Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is really fantastic. The ribbon is to die for and that tree stamp! oh wow (again!). This just shows what can be achieved without patterned paper. I LOVE it.

Mephisto said...

thats so a stunning Work Pauline. I like the Card!


cats whiskers said...

This is so classy and in my favourite colour again. Fabulous card hun
Hugs Jacqui x

Kath Stewart said...

love this image Pauline and love the colour - just goes to prove we don't need to buy all those papers ha ha - have a great weekend

Marcea said...

gorgeous gorgsous gorgeous
that is all i am going to say!!!!!!

Larissa said...

Very elegant card!!! Love the colors and I love that tree in white!! Love the little gemstones in the tree!

Unknown said...

It is very stuuning, it looks magical :D Love it

tracie said...

Hi Pauline, hope your enjoying the weekend. Oh I love your card - the colours and image are gorgeous and very elegant - fab work again hun.
Tracie :)x

Sandra said...

Hi Pauline,gorgeous card,love this tree stamp and the way you've used the gems on it looks stunning.
Thank you for your kind comments on my Blog....i bet the stamp i used on my card looks stunning when done in sepia(like you said you'd done),must try it this way,i do love the look of sepia and i can see it would suit this image.
You also asked me how i'd done the "photo corner"...i used a spellbinders die on my Wizard,hope this as been some help to you,
Take care,
Sandra x

Sandra said...

Hi's me again...just had alittle look around your Blog,a lovely Blog it is too,and i've just found that sepia card...gorgeous,must have a go now,and how strange that we both put pearls on the umbrella,great minds think,
Take care
Sandra x

NGCARDS said...

This card is stunning hun, the lilca and white look so dainty together xxx

Lynsey said...

Pauline this is such a pretty card. I love the beads you have added to the tree they are really eye catching.
Hugs Lynsey:)

Ila said...

I love this card!! So Beautiful and Elegant!!!...Hugs, Ila

Carole said...

Absolutely stunning card Pauline... I love the colour and the snowflakes!
Carole :-)

Šolanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Beautiful card! Purple is my favorite color and this tree is stunning. Very elegantly done. Pearls give it an extra something. Just love it!
x Natasha x

theneon said...

Pauline -- this beautiful card is such a delicacy. The colors are fabulous and all the little details make is perfect. Martha Kay

Crafting Queen said...

Very elegant card. Love the embellishments on the tree. Thanks for the comment on my blog

gina g said...

Wow this is stunning absolutely love it. gina xx