Saturday, 24 October 2009

Penny Black Challenge #72 - and an 11-into-1 combo

Yippee! It's the weekend ... so it's time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge! Thanks to everyone who entered last week's challenge using Nat's fab sketch ... sorry I didn't manage to get round to look at everyone's entries, but I'll try my best this week :-) Don't forget to check out the blog to see who won last week's fab prize!

Now hold onto your (witches') hats ... this week we have a very scary challenge for you, which is


Yes ... we want to see all your spooktacular creations with lots of scary spiders ... ghosties and all things spooky! As always the only rule is that you use at least one Penny Black image or

I'll 'fess up straight away that this was a totally scary challenge for me , for a number of reasons - not least of all the fact that I had NO Hallowe'en images, NO sentiments, NO suitable papers ... ribbons ... charms ... embellishments ... EEK! You start to get the idea lol?? Add to this the facts that I'm terrified of spiders, ghosties and ghoulies freak me out, and I hate the colour orange ... and it wasn't looking too good! Luckily my fab PBSC teamie Domi came to the rescue with some cute rather than scary Hallowe'en images and sentiments, and I managed to download my first ever paper (a free one!) so I was at least able to cobble something together .... and although I don't normally use peel offs much nowadays I thought the spiders webs were a cheap and convenient way to hit the spot!

As usual we have got a gorgeous prize for you .. it is this fabulous PB stamp "Cozy" donated by our very own Carole - thanks hun, it's wonderful! :-)

So here's my card ..... spookily it was very sunny when Itook this picture which is totally inappropriate for a Hallowe'en card I know ... strange how the sun never seems to come out when I want a bright picture lol! The rest of the DT has also woven lots of Hallowe'en magic, so don't forget to peek through your fingers at their scary offerings!

As this is almost certainly going to be my one and only Hallowe'en card this year, I'd like to also enter it into a few challenges .....

Corrosive Challenges #34 - Spooky Times
Pile It On #19 - Ready for Hallowe'en
Kaboodle Doodles - It's a spooky challenge
Cupcake Crafts #62 -Things that Go Bump in the Night
My Time to Craft #82 - Hallowe'en Colours
Stamp Something - Hallowe'en Somethings
Stampin' for the Weekend #21 - A Haunting Good Time

(11 - a new personal best lol!!)

Main image: Penny Black "Pup-o-lantern" (2538J), coloured with watercolour pencils and the pumpkin decoupaged;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Trick or Treat" (1906E);
Papers: "Super-Spooks" - free download by Marie Stones from
Free Digital Scrapbooking
Supplies: Black & orange sparkly brads by Doodlebug; black dotty ribbon and spider's web peel offs from my stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart "Scallop dot" edge punch.

Looking forward to seeing all your spooky creations ..... sleep well, and don't have nightmares ha ha!


  1. brilliant card dear love that cute image, and your colouring, cannot believe you found 11 challenges to fir that must be a record. Have a great weekend dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

  2. very cute card hun, love the colours and ribbon you have used xxx

  3. SPOOKtacular,
    Thank you for joining us at Kaboodles this week,

  4. super cute card pauline and thank heavens for our lovely life saving teamies....well done on nailing all those medal award on its way....have a great weekend...big hugs kath xxxxx

  5. Hi Pauline, what a cute card. Love the image and the dimsension on the pumpkin looks fab. Great papers and the ribbon is gorgeous. The spiderwebs look fab and they don't even look like peeloffs :) Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  6. Fantastic card for our halloween theme this week Pauline, such a fab image with the pumpkin and the spider webs are brill. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

  7. Super combo of challenges!
    Thank for playing at PIO this week
    PS I have blog candy at Both Sides of the Paper

  8. Wow, thats so a great card hun!
    Love the coloring so much!


  9. Fab card Pauline! Love that cute doggy!
    Helen x

  10. A gorgeous halloween card, I love the image. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  11. Hiya hun, could you please contact us at as we can't find an email addy to contact you xx

  12. Great card, fab image. Thanks for joining SFTW, good luck
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Love this so much! What a fun image! Love the 3D pumpkin! Great touches on this sweet Halloween card! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)

  14. OMG 11 challenges?!! That's going to be hard to beat! This is such a fab card! This little pup is so fun and the spiders webs look great! I hope you're having a lovely sunday!

    Beth xx

  15. This is absolutely fantastic! That sentiment is so perfect for the image. Thanks for joining our challenge at Kaboodle Doodle this week :)
    - Ann

  16. This is one Fantastic creation perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week big hugs pops x

  17. what a clever dog! great card - thanks for joining in the MTTC challenge x

  18. Such a clever dog to balance that pumpkin! Thanks for taking part in the Kaboodle challenge.

  19. Great card, and the idea with the 3dimensional pumpkin is so great!!!!

    Thanks for joining us at stampavie and more.

    Hugs Ivi

  20. Great card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  21. Your card is fabulous, Pauline:O) Love the super cute image, the papers you have used are brilliant, and the ribbon and bow is gorgeous. Love the wee spider.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  22. Wow what a brilliant card I love how the pumkin is balancing on his nose :D
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  23. Elle est superbe cette carte.

    merci de ta participation au challenge stampavie and more

  24. Fabulous card! I love the pumpkin and the dotty ribbon. Well done on combining the challenges.
    Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

  25. wonderfully spooky card sweetie - tell me about the weather - total nightmare for the old piccie taking isnt it
    Have a lovely evening


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