Saturday, 12 December 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #79 - Red & Gold

Good morning everyone, and welcome once more to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Here we are at week #79 already .... the weeks are flying by as Christmas approaches. I should start by saying sorry I have been such a naughty blogger the past 1-2 weeks - like most of us I have found there is just sooo much to do and so little time at this time of year ... but I hope to get back on track, certanly once Christmas is over. In the meantime, like all the DT I really appreciate all the support of everyone who enters the challenges :-)

This week we have the perfect theme for those of you who (like me!) are still struggling to complete a few last minute Christmas cards, although it's not necessary to make a Chrimbo card is you don't want. This week we would like to see cards using the colours

Red and Gold

As always the DT has made some stunning examples - hope you'll go to the challenge blog and check them out (including this month's fab guest DT member, Liz), and while you're there do check to see if you have won last week's prize.

Again this week we have another fab prize - a $20 online shop voucher for our regualr sponsor 1-2-3 Stitch.

Here's my card. Having used my new slapstick stamp last week for a very "girly" theme, I thought I would ring the changes with her this week and show her in these more traditional colours. I'm actually pretty pleased with the result :-)

I would also like to enter this card for the fab Quixotic Paperie challenge #6 - seeing stars - this card is sucha perfect firt for the theme that the opportunity was too good to waste :-)

Main image: Penny Black slapstick "Winter Swing" - coloured with waterclour pencils, and the stars decoratd with offcut stars from my ribbon;
Sentiment: Stamps Away;
Supplies: metallic stars paper and stars ribbon from my stash;
Tools: Fiskars Fingerguard Trimmer with "deckle" blade ( a wonderful prize I won from Wendy at
The Secret Crafter); Cuttlebug "Christmas Stars" embossing folder.
Hope you have a fab weekend and manage to get some quality crafting time amongst the Christmas mayhem!!


Helen said...

Beautiful all the swirls and stars!
Helen x

tracie said...

Morning hun, oh your card is these gorgeous papers...fabulous !!
Have a great weekend hun
Tracie :)x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Pauline,i love your image and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jackie said...

Fantastic card pauline, love that stamp. Have a great Sunday, hugs Jackie

Kathy said...

WOW this is such a pretty card!! Love all your details and that image is so sweet! Love how you incorporated the stars! So pretty!

Kim Dellow said...

Your embossed stars are fabby Pauline, lovely card. Kim

Kim Dellow said...

I was so distracted by your lovely card that I think that I forgot to say thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week! If I did say it then ignore this comment LOL! Kim

MarkerGeek said...

Gorgeous, Pauline!

Thank you for joining in with us at Quixotic Challenges!