Saturday 9 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday #205 - Red, White & Blue

Well, it's been a short working week here in the UK what with the long Diamond Jubilee bank holiday ... but it has somehow seemed VERY long due to the appalling weather we have had the past few days. So thank goodness it's the weekend at last, an opportunity to say warm and dry indoors and get down to some serious crafting :-) And what better than to get stuck in to this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge?

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week's CASE it challenge ... fabulous interpretations as always.

This week we are in celebratory and patriotic mood with the jubilee, and would like to see your

red, white & blue


As always you can interpret this however you choose, so long as  you submit a new project which features a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

This week we are sponsored by

who are offering one lucky randomly drawn winner a $20 online store voucher.

Don't forget to check out the stunning creations by the rest of the DT - here is my effort for this week.

I have to 'fess up that I always find red, white and blue a real struggle - mainly because I really don't like the colour red at all. For quite a long time though I have admired the way some of my teamies have used this particular stamp; and at the weekend I finally got round to ordering it with a view to doing a bit of paper-piecing. My original concept was for red flowers with a soft pale blue background, but when I started shuffling the papers in my stash I ended up going in a slightly different direction!!

Stamps: Penny Black "Whispers" (3377K); sentiment from Penny Black transparent set "Party Critters";
Media: edges of image distressed with "chipped sapphire" distress ink;
Papers: Papermania "Portobello Road" and My Mind's Eye;
Supplies: ribbon from Hobbycraft; pearls and doily from my stash.

DYSU #75 - Paper Piecing
(paper-piecing, doily, pearls and ribbon)
Crafty Pad #173 - Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon #49 - Flowers and Ribbon
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Bowtastic / Anything Goes

Enjoy  your weekend!


Riet said...

Ohhh Pauline,What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pauline, I love the layout and your paper pieced flowers are really effective.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Zippy said...

Lovely card hun, reall pretty and the image and box are gorgeous! xxx

Estelle Grace Tudor said...

Fab card, love the red ribbon bow! Thanks for linking up to The Crafty Pad's Ribbon challenge this week. Estelle xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oww, lovely card. I love your paper pieced flowers, they look fab.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots challenges.


Beth said...

Such a pretty card, I love the big red bow!

Love Beth xx

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Pauline - this is a really pretty card. I love the different papers you've used for your piecing and it's a nice layout too! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad for our Ribbon Challenge. Helen x (DT)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely paper piecing, the flowers are gorgeous as is the heart doily in the background. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Claire said...

Lovely card Pauline. Hugs, Claire x

Dawn said...

Pauline, this is just delightful!
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Ribbon Challenge!
Hope you can play next time too!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!! This works so well Pauline - love it!

phamil said...

Such a great project! I love the way you did this, it's beautiful! Thank you for entering the RRR challenge!!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice card, lovely image too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Tameko said...

Beautiful card design. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Angie said...

Pretty card thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

Unknown said...

It is a stunning effort,thanks entering Try it on Tuesday this fortnight, BUT can you go back on TioT main page and read the rules in the side bar please

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Mary Jo said...

Very cool! Love the papers you pieced the flowers with! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Jeanette M. said...

Beautiful card! I love that image and your paper-piecing.