Saturday 1 December 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Glitter & Sparkle

Good morning Penny Black fans, and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Wow - December already ... where did the year go to?? Christmas will soon be upon us ready or not, and you've clearly been making your best efforts to get ready judging by the fabulous entries to last month's Christmas challenge - don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you're a winner.

I'm running a little late this morning, partly because I only got my card done last minute yesterday (but not photographed!)  due to the horrendous workload I've had on the past 2 weeks, and partly 'cos we've also got 'pooter problems again and I couldn't get online this morning .... so straight to business!

This month we have the perfect challenge for if you're still embroiled in those Christmas makes, but equally lovely if you're one of those annoyingly organised people who've got that all done and dusted by now ... we would like to see

Glitter & Sparkle

To help get your creative juices flowing we've got the usual assortment of yummy prizes for randomly chosen winners ...


this gorgeous festive stamp


a $20 online store voucher.

Pretty good eh??

As you may have guessed by now, I'm one of those people who is still very much embroiled in my Christmas makes ... I'm wayyyy behind and I have to confess I have even bought a box in case of last minute emergencies (oh the shame of it!). So you don't have to be Einstein to work out the direction I went in with glitter and sparkle .. here it is.

It doesn't seem to matter how many new stamps I buy (and goodness knows I do enough of that!), I still keep coming back to dear old Snowy at Christmas time.  This year I've been dressing him up with my new LotV papers and some new dies - I think this Whimsy snowflake is going to be a particular favourite, and I was lucky enough to win the greeting die set so I thought I may as well use it!!

I have actually used a number of glittery and sparkly effects on this card ... glamour dust on Snowy's hat, sparkly white ribbon, whtie glitter card for my snowflake boder, silver holographic card for my snowflake and greeting, and teeny blue gems ... so I'm pretty confident it qualifies for the challenge theme!!

Stamp: Penny Black "Snowy";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; glamour dust on hat;
Papers: LotV "Frosty Christmas";
Supplies: sparkly ribbon and gems from Hobbycraft; button and twine form my stash;
Tools: large classic circle snd scalloped circle nestabilities; memory Box "Frostyville Border" die; Whimsy snowflake die; Marianne Design greeting die.


Fussy & Fancy #77 - I Love Christmas!
Sweet Stampin' - Ribbons & Snowflakes
Oldie But A Goodie - Let It Snow
Divas By Design #63 - Glitter & Sparkle
Bearly Mine #63 - Blues & Silver
Ooh La La #119 - Seeing Spots & Dots
Sparkles Christmas #23 - Button or Bow
Crafty Catz #161 - Recycle
(my holographic silver card is from an Asda tissue box!)
Jingle Belles - December To Remember (Anything Goes)
Simon Says - Anything Goes
I ♥ Promarkers #145 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes

Hope you can join in with our last challenge for 2012 - look forward to seeing all your creations.


Crafty Lark said...

Always love seeing him as well as using him. Gorgeous card and layout. xx Flora

Seafield Jo said...

Your card is gorgeous Pauline, love all the sparkle. I love the snowman, so cute.

Jo x

Caroline said...

Pauline this is gorgeous he is my favorite snowman and I love the layout it's beautiful. Caroline xxx

Dee's Craft Room said...

This card is really lovely. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Sue said...

Stunning card Pauline. I love the image and gorgeous colours and such beautiful detailing too


lauren bergold said...

so very gorgeous and detailed, and a beautiful take on the sketch!

Lorraine said...

This is a lovely card. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. I love the image and fab papers.Great take on the sketch too.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card....Snowy has to be my very favourite Christmas stamp....S x

Wendy Fraser said...

What a cute snowman and I love the papers, I have them too and they have to be my fave Christmas stack this year. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

Gibmiss said...

Hello Pauline
Fabby card the stamp as well....
Hugs sylvie xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Pauline. Love the cute image and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Francesca said...

gorgeous snow creation , thanks for joining us at oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck !


Laney said...

Simply gorgeous Pauline! a fabulous creation and cute too,thanks for joining us at BMC would love to see you again

Brodders said...

Gorgeous:) Thanks for joining in with the sketch challenge over at PTW - Jane

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

hehehehe what a cute little guy - he looks so proud of his hat - thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday
Debbie xx

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

Anke said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at OLL.
hugs Anke

Gail said...

Snowmen are my favorite and this Snowy is absolutely too cute for words. This card is truly makes me smile! Fabulous embellishments and love that gorgeous snowflake in silver. I love this card! Thanks for joining the Sweet Stampin' challenge! --Gail

Uma said...

beautiful card, lovely die cuts

Anonymous said...

Oh wow I love this creation!! Such a darling snowman and the blue colors are so perfect for it! Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Zippy said...

Lovely sparkly card and just adore that snowman! xxx

Natali said...

So cute image (look like my favourite for this Season )))Gorgeous "frosty" colours and glitter details.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Ribbons and Snowflakes” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, I love the stamp! Thanks for taking part in the Sparkles Christmas 'Button or Bow' challenge xx

Jingle said...

Very pretty card! Loving all the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Joy said...

Aww! look at that sweet snowman.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Aunty Sue said...

Oh one of my fave snowmen. Great card and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz

Kim said...

fantastic card, love the details. Thanks for joining us this week at CraftyCatz! Kim x

shaz earl said...

A brilliant creation!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Jennifer said...

Wow Pauline, this is soooo pretty - a real stunner of a card. I too think 'Snowy' is gorgeous. Those papers are delicious, and I LOVE how you have recycled the tissue box.

Jennifer. x

HelenR said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :) Helen x

ribenaruby said...

He's a super snowman Pauline, a really nice christmas card! Ruby x

Purple Crazy said...

A gorgeous card, very festive, thanks for sharing at OLLCB x

Sheryl said...

Hi Pauline!
This is such a pretty snowman card! I love all of the shine and glitter!
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our, "I love Christmas" challenge!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl