Saturday, 12 May 2012

Penny Black Saturday #201 - In The Garden

Hi everyone, and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks so much to everyone who entered last week's CASE it challenge - it was wonderful to see all the fab interpretations of Jenny's card.

This week our thoughts are turning to spring and summery weather with a challenge theme of

In The Garden

.. though you might say this is a bit ambitious in view of the awful weather we've been having!! 

As always you can interpret the them however you like so long as you link to a newly posted piece of work,  and we can see a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

This week we are sponsored by the lovely 1-2-3 Stitch

with a prize of a $20 online store voucher - lovely!

The rest of the DT have worked their usual magic .. here is my effort for this week.

I really love this vintage little girl stamp - one of the very few vintage PB's I own, and picked up as a pre-loved bargain from my local craft shop's second hand table. I decided to stick with an overall country vintage theme, by going with gingham and patchwork flowered paper, gingham ribbons, an old-fashioned garden trellis and a vintage ticket sentiment.

Stamps: Penny Black "A Gift of Flowers" (586K); Whimsy friendship ticket sentiment;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: Me To You "Spring Chic";
Supplies: ribbon, pearls and charm from my stash;
Tools: martha Stewart "garden trellis" edge punch; X-Cut flower and butterfly punches; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.

Crafty Pad #169 - Girly Girls
Deep Ocean #25 - What A Wonderful Woman!
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Your Favourite Stamp
(this is definitely my fave vintage-style stamp :-) )
Crafter's Companion #24 - Here Comes Summer
Creatalicious #33 - Butterflies & Flowers
Pretty Little Ribbon #10  - Blossoms & Butterflies (2nd entry)
DYSU #71 - Use A Flower
Fussy & Fancy Friday #62 - Butterflies, Ribbon & Punches
Paper Pretties Monday - Use Ribbon

That's all for today ... I'm off out today to the twice-yearly Port Sunlight craft fair, so hopefully i'll ahve some new stash to play with for next time.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Gorgeous, cute card Pauline

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

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. beautiful card as always Pauline......have a great weekend and hope the sun is shining where you are too..have fun buying loads of crafty stash...hugs kath xxx

  4. Pauline, your card is so sweet! I love the papers and patterns you have chosen for your background and the little flowers. Your stamped and colored image of the sweet little girl holding the basket of flowers is nicely done and coordinated perfectly with your papers. The little ribbons look really good spanning the card! Love the little metal basket embellishment! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  5. This is a really pretty card Pauline. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Stunning card hun, gorgeous image and lovely colours and papers. xxx

  7. Gorgeous!! Thank you for playing along at The Crafty Pad this time x

  8. Gorgeous card.. adorable image and coloured so perfect.. thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy x May x x

  9. Hi Pauline! Love your card, the soft colors and the fantastic charm, so pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean this forthnight.

    Hugs, Franz.

  10. Hiya Pauline thank you for sharing your fabulous card with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, lovely image and fabulously colored, good luck, hugs terry xxx

  11. Very pretty card and a great take on the sketch

    Thanks for joining us at SnS


  12. Beautiful creation as always Pauline, love it

    Ali x

  13. Love all the details

    kitten - DYSU team

  14. Beautiful card Pauline - love the pretty pastels, and that charm is just perfect!
    I think all of our sunny garden carsd must have worked some magic on the weather - it's been glorious here this weekend...although it's not supposed to last :0(
    Helen x

  15. This is so gorgeous, Pauline!
    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog.

  16. pretty card Pauline and so many lovely details
    Many thanks for joining us at SnS this week
    Doreen xx

  17. Such a pretty card, Pauline - love the colours! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Stash, Juliexx


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Pauline x