Saturday, 28 February 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #38

Good morning, and welcome once again to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. It was wonderful to see everyone's "get well" cards last week - what a fantastic selection as always. Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see who has won Carole's gorgeous selection of ribbons.

I haven't had much time for crafting this week as I've been both busy and slightly under the weather with a cold; but I couldn't resist making my DT card for this week's challenge as the theme is

Something you can eat

... and eating always works for me lol! I actually have several PB stamps which would fit the bill, but I decided to base my whole card around a gorgeous piece of ribbon I bought from Penrith Crafts on a craft retreat last autumn. I have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to bring it into play ... so this challenge made me think the time has come!

I used the discontinued PB stamp "Sweet Slumber" which I had to pay somewhat over the odds to buy off ebay after previously using RAK images - it is coloured with a mix of watercolour pencils and Cosmic Shimmers to give the box a twinkly look! I cut the image out using my labels nesties and matted at an angle onto some unusual "distressed" gold and brown metallic card. The papers are individual sheets from a broken up stack but I believe they are K&Co. - I inked and distressed the edges with walnut stain & antique linen distress inks.... I fondly imageined that it might give an impression of choccy stains!! Flowers are all Prima and pearl brads are by Papermania; and the sentiment is also by PB.

Had another go at decorating the inside, and you can probably just about see that I have used my new martha Stewart doily edge punch for the first time - woo hoo!

As always we have got a fab priz on offer this week for one lucky winner, which is 2 fantastic sheets of stickeroos kindly donated by Tracie. These really are just the business if you need to make a card quickly, and PB stickers really are great quality!

Please do pop over to the other DT members' blogs as they have produced a mouthwatering assortment of cards on this theme - looking forward to seeing all your "recipes" lol!


  1. awwww this is gorgeous i love the image its one of my favourites and great layout and papers
    have a great weekend
    Tracy x

  2. Oh great, thats so a sweet Work!


  3. Oh this is fabulous, such a cute PB image and gorgeous colours.

  4. Pauline this is such a wonderful card i love the chocolate label at the bottom just a fabulous idea
    love tasha xx

  5. what a beautiful card, love that very cute image. Great work

  6. Great card hun love the colour scheme on thi one, and that cute mouse bless :)
    Hugs Jacqui x

  7. Wonderful card Pauline, I adore this image and nearly used it too!
    Beautiful ribbon and gorgeous colour combo.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Carole x

  8. Lovely card! The combination of blue and brown is so cute!


  9. Gorgeous card hun, love this image ~ the little mouse looks so cozy. Love the papers and fab details, and the inside is just as gorgeous.
    Hope your feeling better today
    Have a great weekend
    Tracie :)x

  10. Gorgeous! Love that image...and the papers are beautiful! Perfect ribbon!
    Helen x

  11. What a fabulous card honey - love the colours and papers, gorgeous! Such a darling image too x

  12. Lovely card as always Pauline and Fantastic ribbon! te ehheee!! thanks for the mention! :0)

  13. fabulous card as always it....I am so behind with my comments this week
    Hugs Kath xxxxx

  14. Wow! This is so rich looking mmmmmm like caramel chocolates. I love those colours together. Fab image. The inside decoration is superb.
    Sharon xx

  15. This is a brilliant card in every way hun. Incredible inside it too - you clever thing!!!! Love your ribbon and upi have coordinated everything so beautifully. Perfect!


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Pauline x