Saturday, 30 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday #208 - Hot Metal

Good morning everyone, and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  Hope you've all had a good week ... I managed (for once) to get off work very early yesterday, so I had a bit of a cardmaking sesh yesterday afternoon and evening, and caught up with myself a little! 

Before I get on to this week's challenge, we have lots of news for you this week.

Firstly, our former teamie, the very talented Jacqui is rejoining us after a spell away pursuing her other fabby projects ... woo hoo and welcome back hun!!

Secondly, we are welcoming a brand new regular sponsor this week - the brilliant J&C Creations - who are offering one lucky randomly drawn winner a £10 voucher for their online store :-)

Last and by no means least .... from next week we are changing the format of the challenge and relaunching it as a MONTHLY challenge on the first Saturday of every month ... and we will be kicking off with a blog hop featuring lots of inspiration and prizes!!

But back to this week - and our challenge for you this time is

Hot Metal

As always you can interpret this however you like, but to be eligible for our prize you should submit a new piece of work that features a Penny Black image stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

The rest of the DT have made some amazing samples so I do hope you will check them out - here is what I did.

I cut a square of embossed sparkly paper, and punched around the page to form a snowflake border. I then embossed a snowflake pattern onto a larger square of silver holographic card (which looks very colourful when photographed - it is much more silver in real life!!), cut an aperture in my white paper, and matted it onto the silver card. I cut a smaller piece of card using the same set of nestie labels, and embossed a greeting in silver. I then mounted the greeting panel raised on foam tape with some silver thread ricrac ribbon behind, and finished off with some silver metal snowflake brads and teeny gemstones.

Stamp: Penny Black "a wish..." (2502F)
Paper: Best Creations Inc.
Supplies: Dovecraft snowflake brads; Papermania ric rac ribbon; gems from The Hobby House;
Tools: Martha Stewart "Snow Flurry" PATP set; Create Too "Snowflakes" embossing folder.

Crafty Catz #139 - Show Us Your Metal
Winter Wonderland - Monochromatic
The Stamp Man - Bling it On!
Little Red Wagon #139 - Sentimental You
Crimbo Crackers #18 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters #90 - Anything Goes
Charisma #25 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #74 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, and that you can join us this week. I'll be back later with another card which I made yesterday, but which I could not post as it was too dark to take a photograph. Until then ...


  1. Lovely card Pauline, love those metal snowflakes! Hugs, Claire x

  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  3. Lovely card Pauline, love the different snowflake effects

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges

    Hugs Mandy xxx

  4. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  5. oh I love the colour choice of your monochromatic creation, just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

  6. A very pretty creation hun! Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge over at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog this week! xxx

  7. Beautiful X-mas card! Love it.

    hugs Bine

  8. Hi Pauline
    A beautiful card fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  9. I love that sentiment - and the card, too!

  10. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with us at PTT.

  11. What a lovely card Pauline LOVE the sentiment too! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  12. Very pretty. Love the background paper. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.


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Pauline x