Saturday, 4 February 2012

Penny Black Saturday #187 - CASE it

Hello everyone, I'm running late again today with the latest Penny Black Saturday Challenge ... not because the card wasn't made this time, but because I forgot to take it to work yesterday to photograph in daylight, and it was dark by the time I got home ...doh!

Anyhoo, here I am at last with this week's challenge. It is the first week of the month so it's time for our new regular monthly feature, which is to CASE a card chosen by a member of the DT. This month it's the lovely Debby, to this week's challenge is to

CASE the following card by Debby

Now Debby always makes a fabby card and this one is no exception .... will you be influenced by the puddy cat, idea of flying through the air, colours, grass and sky?? Can't wait to see what you create.

This week we have two fabby prizes as well for randomly drawn winners ...

Firstly from Penny  Black

This adorable teddy stamp - 4079K Teddy's Party
Secondly from The Ribbon Girl

This yummy green mini ribbon kit.

So what are you waiting for? Don't forget to be eligible for either prize you need to submit a new piece of work featuring a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

As always the rest of the DT have made some stunning interpretations - here's mine.

I decided to go with the idea of grass and sky, but I wanted to play with the gingham papers in my new Me To You "Spring Chic" pad ... so I used the aqua and green, and also tied in the pink for the flowers  and butterfly :-). I also liked the idea of a cute creature in flight, and found this darling image which was sent to me forever ago by my dear bud Samantha. I also fancied a fence but alas I ain't got any dies like that (yet!!) so I  settled for a garden trellis ;-)

Last but not least I had to get a cloud in and so decided to sit one on top of my gingham sky ... I don't have any cloud dies (once again - yet!! ;-)) so I tried something new - I hand drew one and cut it out - eek!  I was going to use a pink bow too, but alas my narrow pink ribbon which I had already stuck across the card just wouldn't behave itself!!

Stamp: Penny Black "Frequent Flyer" (2070K);
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; glamour dust on dandelion clock;
Papers: Me To You "Spring Chic";
Supplies: sentiment by Craftwork Cards; ribbon and gems from my stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart "garden trellis" edge punch; X-Cut flower punch and butterfly punch; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch; Cuttlebug "D'vine Swirls" embossing folder.

Simon Says - Animal Antics
Whimsy #24 - Make Your Own Flowers
ABC - I Is For In Pairs (2 flowers)
(ribbon / pink / gems)
Divas By Design #20 - Anything Goes
DYSU #57 - Anything Goes

Have a great weekend - keep warm and carry on crafting :-) Look forward to seeing your creations.


  1. This is really sweet Pauline, love the fun hedgehog image and the pretty colours xxx

  2. I love your card! It's just super sweet. The image is so cute and the colours is perfect for the image. Love the papers too. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  3. Hi Pauline, this is beautiful - so fresh and crisp too! I love that stamp and I love gingham too, so a perfect combination for me.

    Your new blog background looks lovely!

  4. what a cutie.. and i love the embossed cloud
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight
    Lisa x

  5. A beautiful card. I love the gingham papers and the image is really sweet. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  6. this is just gorgeous,the detail is so beautiful love that stamp
    bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cherylxxx

  7. This is a lovely card Pauline and you have done a great job with the colours. hope you have a nice weekend
    x catherine

  8. Just lovely! Thanks so much for joining in at ABC Challenge
    Hugs Julie P

  9. Love this card, the colours are so fresh and the image is adorable! xxx

  10. So pretty and I love the embossed cloud! Thanks for playing along with us at Flutterby Wednesdays!

  11. Love your adorable card Pauline and its so gorgeous too.

  12. Gorgeous card. I love the image and the colours are so soft and pretty. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.
    Bev x


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Pauline x