Saturday 19 December 2009

Christmas joy with Penny Black and Popcorn

Well ... it's now officially less than one week to go to Christmas ... hope you're all calm, relaxed and in control (unlike me lol!!) I've got two cards to show you today ... mainly because I had to make 2 "special" cards for close relatives so I thought I would make them similar to save time ... one is my PBSC DT card, and the other I can use for a few challenges :-)

First up is my DT card for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge #80. This week's theme is

Christmas charms

... so if you've still got the odd item left to make, now is your perfect opportunity before the big day. In fact this is the last PBSC challenge for 2009, so you have actually got a full two weeks to enter - the next challenge will be on Saturday January 2nd 2010!

As always we have got a fab prize on offer for you .... one lucky winner will win a £10 gift voucher from The Crafty Garden


.... as if that's not enough, they are also giving all PBSC readers a 10% discount for life - just use the code Penny Black at checkout!!

So why not pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's wonderful creations (including our fab GDT member Liz), check whether you have won last week's prize, and then get crafting with charms (which are amongst my fave of all crafty things!!)

Here's my card for this week ...

Now then, I hear you say ..... I'm sure that's not a Penny Black image!! Ha! Indeed the cutie carolling bears are Popcorn ... I just had to use them to tie in with the darling Magnolia papers I had bought for my special cards including the "Silent night" hymn sheet paper .... however the sentiment IS by Penny Black ... so it's job done lol!! My spin on this is that I am "ringing the changes" to show how well PB fits with all other makes of stamps ... or I could just put my hand up and say it was the best I could manage!!

Here's an angle shot to show Popcorn's fluffy hat :-)

Main image: Popcorn the Bear, coloured with watercolour pencils and Marvey markers, and hat/snow decorated wtih polar white Flowersoft and glamour dust;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Merry Christmas" heat embossed in gold;
Papers: Magnolia "Under the Mistletoe" collection;
Supplies: flowers and leaves from Prima red Christmas bubble; pearl brad and gold spacer from the Hobby house; "joy" charm from my stash.

So it's a big


to everyone who has joined us in the Penny Black Saturday Challenges this year .. hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy new Year ... look forward to seeing this week's creations, and joining you again for a new year of challenges starting January 2nd


OK ... onto my second card which is the "version" I would like to enter into a few challenges. Most of the details are as per the card above, except that I have replaced the PB sentiment with some red ribbon from my stash and a sentiment by Craftwork Cards.

I would like to enter this for the following:

Simon Says - Merry Christmas
My Time To Craft #70 - Yuletide Wishes
Stamp Something - Holdiay Somethings
Crafty Calendar #3 - Winter sparkle
Creative Card Crew #41 - Anything Goes
Kaboodle #20 - Sparkling Winter

Hope you're all keeping safe and warm in this freezing weather and maange to get a bit of crafting done before Christmas ;-)


ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous cards Pauline, love the fur detail on the bears! Have a great christmas and new year!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card the 'fluff' on Popcorn's hat!
Helen x

Kim. said...

Beautiful card Pauline, I really like these stamps they have so much detail to them even though they are a little on the large side, you have coloured them perfectly. Gorgeous papers used too. Thanks for joining us this month.
Kim xXx - Crafty Calendar Challenges.

NGCARDS said...

Lovely work hun, Happy Christmas! xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh they're both gorgeous, love those papers.

Pat said...

Gorgeous cards, love that sweet image and the papers are fab. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous cards, love that sweet image and the papers are fab. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards Pauline :) I love this cute image and the papers and embellies are fab ! :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Merry Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Marcea said...

great cards hunny and fab sentiment too you clever thing!! Hope you have a great xmas if I dont manage to visit again - hope you have a great day

Phantasiana said...

Your cards are so cute! I love them!!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year


Lilacanglia said...

Wonderful cards,
Thanks for joining us at kaboodledoodles this week,
Happy new Year

Unknown said...

Gorgeous - love the dimension you have added with the glitter, etc. Thanks for joining in with the Kaboodledoodle challenge.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is just gorgeous and so adorable thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Kaboodles

Lorraine x

Erin... said...

Adorable! Wonderful sparkle and flowers! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Stamp Something!

Paula said...

Wow Pauline this is so beautiful such an adorable image and fab details.Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good evening Pauline, and wow what a stunning card, it is good to have you on the CCC Design team, and i look forward to working alongside you. Your work is amazing, you will be a true asset to the group. Have a lovely weekend, hugs Linda x