Saturday, 26 May 2012

Penny Black Saturday # 203 - Monochrome Magic

Good afternoon everyone! yet again I'm running late and have been missing in action for the past week and a half .. and yes I really have been "in action" due to crazy work pressures. But it's the weekend at last and time to sit down and catch my breath - so here's my card for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Before I get onto the challenge we have some sad news - our lovely teamie Liz has decided to step down from the team, so we wish her all the best.

This week's theme is

Monochrome magic

which you can interpret however you like so long as you submit a new project featuring a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

This week's yummy prize for a randomly chosen winner is from our regular sponsor Fantastic Ribbons

and is a yummy selection of four rolls of baker's twine.

The rest of the DT have worked their usual (monochrome) magic ... mine is somewhat late and hasty but here it is.

Stamps: Penny Black "before the snow" (3993K) randomly stamped with distress ink; Stampendous sentiment;
Media: background distressed with Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass distress inks; tree stamped with Chipped Sapphire DI and dusted with glamour dust;
Supplies: small star gems from my stash.

I lightly brushed the ends of each branch with my glue pen and dusted with glamour dust, but the sparkle is quite difficult to see - here's a pic of the card standing which tries to catch the twinkle :-)

Sparkles Christmas #16 - Christmas Tree
Sweet Stampin' - Moon and Stars
Charisma #20 - No Flowers Allowed
Totally Gorjuss #133 - Something New ( my tree stamp)

That's all for this afternoon ... off now to do a bit more crafting. Have a great weekend.


  1. OMG this is stunning, love it. Debs xx

  2. Hi Pauline,

    Wonderful card. Evrything in simplicity. Magnificent embossing.Great Job !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  3. Hi Pauline, Debbie here (we spoke on the Hobby House stall at Port Sunlight, I said I remembered you liked Penny Black stamps!!)
    Hello. Did you have a good time?

    Thank you for joining us at ~Sweet Stampin'~ this week with your lovely "Tree" card. Debbiexx

  4. Wow, wow, wow!! I absolutely love this Pauline!! Fabulous stamping and the sparkle looks magical.

  5. Oh wow - love this! Gorgeous colour...will have to *borrow* the idea of stamping that tree in Chipped Saphire! ;0)
    Helen x

  6. This is stunning and so clever! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  7. lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

  8. Pauline, this one took my breath away for a second or is so simple, but SUPER elegant. Love, love, love it!

    Jennifer. x

  9. Wow! This card is spectacular! You certainly have card making talent:)

  10. Your card is beautiful.Love monochrome cards.The sparkle adds a lovely finishing touch.Thanks for joining in with 'Ruby's Rainbow - Things with Wings' challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

  11. Goodness Pauline this is simply fabulous! LOVE the glamour sparkle and what a Lovely New Stamp too!

    Glad you could join us at Totally Gorjuss this week, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

  12. Very pretty card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles Christmas for our " Christmas Tree " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

  13. Oh my goodness! You did this last minute?! One of my favorite cards of all-time & I have that stamp so I'll be trying something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with our No Flowers allowed challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

  15. Such a lovely card! I love the glitter you added, It really make me think of Christmas eve:)

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Love Mickaela

  16. Pauline, this is utterly gorgeous hun! :)

    Stunning card!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  17. WOW Pauline, this is totally stunning!! Just GORGEOUS!!!! Love you glitter touch & the colours.
    Hope you are enjoying the bank holiday.
    Kaz xxx


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