Saturday, 20 November 2010

Penny Black Saturday #128 - Sketch by Me!!

Blimey, where did the last 9 days go to?? I blinked and I missed a week of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge ... but before I know it another week has flown by, it's the weekend again and time for another new challenge :-)

Thanks as always to everyone who entered last week's challenge - although I didn't manage to make a card due to massive workload commitments, I did manage to sneek a few peeks at the entries and they were fabulous! So don't forget to check out the main challenge blog to see if you have won last week's prize.

Anyway, onto this week's challenge .... and I am disproportionately excited, because not only do we have a sketch for you, but also it is the first ever sketch by li'l old me !! So I really do hope you like it!

But whether you like it or not, you're sure to love this week's prize for a lucky randomly drawn winner - we have a gorgeous stamp from our teamie Carole

"You're the bestest"

a set of promarkers from Letraset, as used in her tutorial by our brilliant guest designer Debbi.

I've been really thrilled to see my fellow teamies' efforts with my sketch and hope you will check them out. Here's mine for this week.

I brought trusty old "Snowy" out to play, and also had to have a little play with my new LotV calendar stamp - I love it as I think it is going to be so versatile. I also have to admit that having missed out on the first rush to grab LotV sentiment circles, I rushed to buy them this morning when they came back into stock ... so I can't wait for the postie to call!!

This card is actually very sparkly as I gave Snowy a good sprinkle of glamour dust; and I have also used glitter blue and white card on my matting and snowflakes. Alas the winter light doesn't really do sparkle any favours when it comes to photography - but here's a closeup.

Main image: Penny Black "Snowy", coloured with Promarkers, decorated with glamour dust and edges distressed with Colorbox Q ink;
Papers: Craft Creations;
Supplies: silver gems by Papermania;
Tools: large classic scalloped rectangle and larce classic circle nestabilities; "Fancy Tags" shapeabilities; Martha Stewart "Arctic Snowflake" punch; Cuttlebug "Snowflakes" embossing folder.

Being as I haven't made a card for so long, it's pretty lucky for me that there are so many challenges around right now that this card can enter.

I ♥ ProMarkers #41 - Snowmen
Paper Play #46 - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Totally Papercrafts #43 - Snow & Snowflakes
Stampin' for the Weekend #51 - Winter
Wild Orchid #10 - Blue Christmas
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Christmas With No Red or Green
Wee Memories #32 - A Little Bit of Pink
Totally Gorujuss #57 - Not So Traditional
Creative Inspirations #47 - Anything Christmassy
Penny Black at Allsorts (November) - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Pollycraft #70 - A Glittery Christmas
Crafty Pad #97 - Christmas Sparkle
Simon Says - Sparkle!
Crafts and Me #17 - Glitter
Oldie But a Goodie #6 - Glitter
(my PB "Snowy" is a very old friend who has appeared on here the past 2 years!)
ABC - H is for Holidays
ABC Christmas - X is for Xmas
Paper Sundaes #44 - Pick Your Sundae Toppings
(I used punches, embossing and the colour blue)
Spoon Full of Sugar #130 - Distressing


Hope you will be able to join in with this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge and I really am looking forward to seeing all your interpretations of my sketch. Have a great weekend whatever you're doing.


  1. Great card, lovely image !!
    greetings, martina

  2. Really cute, Love your sketch! will do my best to play along too!
    love the colours and snowy is one of my favourites, Samantha :0)

  3. Love the pink cheeks on your snowman image and he is coloured beautifully. Great take on the layout and I just love that months of the year stamp.
    Thank you for entering your card in our challenge this month at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us next month.


  4. Hiya Pauline, fabulous card, one of my fav PB stamps. Love the design and colour choice.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.

    Mel X

  5. Such a beautiful card. Love the papers and the snowman.
    Hugs, Yvon

  6. Thanks for a great sketch Pauline - I loved working with it! And your card is stunning too, the colours and papers are beautfiul!

    Love Beth xx

  7. Hi Dear,
    the sketch is really great and your card is wonderful!


  8. Gorgeous card hun, my word you managed to fit it into a lot of challenges lol xxx

  9. This is so cute Pauline! Love your choice of colors, fabulous sketch and of course the image is one of my favorites!
    Thanks so much for playing at penny black @ all sorts. Hope to see you again at our december challenge!

  10. Such a cute card Pauline! Love your choice of colors, fabulous sketch and of course I love the image as it's one of my faves.
    Thanks so much for playing along at penny black at all sorts, hope to see you again at our december challenge.

  11. Hi Pauline

    Another cracking card, he's such a happiy little chappeie snowman.

    Looking round blogland I am thinking blue is 'the' Christmas colour this year, so you are right on trend with this one.

    Thank you for joining in at Penny Black at Allsorts, we really love to see your work, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  12. Beautiful card ..fab layout. really frosty colours - and lovely sparkle
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this week
    Lisa ;)

  13. Hi Pauline,
    Gorgeous sketch and beautiful card! I love the frosty feel to it and Snowy's little pink nose and cheeks - perfect! xx

  14. Hiya Hunny

    thankyou for a fabulous sketch, this is gorgeous, love all theblues


  15. So beautiful card Pauline,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  16. Such a lovely card. It's gorgeous. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  17. Hiya Pauline, Your card is really stunning-especially the colouring,get the ferry over to Birkenhead and teach me!!
    I was in the queue for the LOTV circles yesterday too.xx

  18. I forgot to say thanks for Joining us at The Crafty Pad!! x

  19. Love it Pauline and fab sketch. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and me. Hugs Tracy x

  20. this is so pretty and great job with the toppings. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.


  21. Great sketch love the contrast of colour in your background. Of course he is an adorable stamp perfect for this time of year (when else LOL) Thank you for sharing with us at Pennyblack@Allsorts xx Zoe

  22. Gorgeous card your sketch too!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  23. Gorgeous card Pauline, love the icy colours and all the sparkle!!
    Loved your sketch and enjoyed using it :)
    Fabulous calendar stamp too, must check them out!!

    Jenny x

  24. Hi Pauline

    What a lovely card.

    Loving all your snowflakes, your cute snowman and that special Time to Celebrate sentiment.

    I hope I get chance to use your sketch this week.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  25. Adorable! I love the embossing and the sparkle! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

  26. So happy snowman and lots of glitter! Lovely details and colouring.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black @ Allsorts,
    good luck;-))m

  27. Hi Pauline, thanks for such a great sketch, love your card.

    Liz x

  28. Pauline I already left you a comment but just wanted to say thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas too! :0)

  29. love it all, the layout ,the papers and the image ,all the details are fab -thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week

  30. Gorgeous card Pauline, beautiful colouring of the adorable Snowy, fabulous papers and such wonderful details.

    So glad you join us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
    hugs Heather xx

  31. Such a lovely creation. Thanks for joining us in the X Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time. Hugs, Sxx

  32. Lovely card Pauline! The sketch is fab.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  33. Hi Pauline, your card is gorgeous hun, love your sketch and your image that you picked, thank you so much for joining us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

  34. OMG, this is beautiful. I love everything about it.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  35. This is so fun and cute! Love the soft touch of pink! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Wee Memories :)

  36. A gorgeous card, fab sketch and colours! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Julie x

  37. Super cute! I love this image! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Inspirations Challenge blog for our Christmas/Winter Challenge!

  38. absolutely adorable Pauline , Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight and good luck!

  39. beautiful card Pauline,your sketch is fabulous and everyone will love it,thankyou for joining us thjis week over at Oldie But A Goodie
    love n hugs

  40. Gorgeous card Pauline
    Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  41. Gorgeous card Pauline :-) very cute snowy and the embossing and sparkle are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas TPC and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  42. WOW.....fab sketch Pauline, will definately be using this one.
    And a totally gorgeous card too!
    Kaz xx

  43. This is darling. I love the layout and that snowman is so stinkin cute! Wonderful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Wild Orchid Craft Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Mindy

  44. Thank you for sharing your adorable card! Too cute!!

    Happy Holidays!
    Please come and visit my blog too!

    Jessica Lynn

  45. Lovely work, thank you so much for entering the PB@Allsorts challenge and good luck!

  46. This snowman is adorable! Great job. Thanks for joining the Fussy & Fancy girls this challenge. Drop by again soon and say hi!

  47. What a great Sketch! Love the little snowman so cute
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW


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Pauline x