Saturday, 5 January 2013

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - January Blues!

Good morning everyone, and welcome to the first Penny Black Saturday Challenge for 2013. Sorry I'm late this morning, but last night my blogger went funny and I couldn't upload any pictures to my post from my PC - anyone else having this problem?? Luckily my dear fellow teamies have suggested a temporary "workaround" but this post is a bit picture-lite this morning - hope it sorts itself out soon!

Updated: I've now managed to add pics via my html editor but still hope this situation doesn't persist for too long !! :-)
Anyhoo ... hope you Penny Black lovers had a great Christmas and New Year, and that you're raring to go with a whole new year of challenges. Thanks also to everyone who took the time at a very busy time of year to enter last month's challenge - gorgeous creations as always ... and don't foget to check the main challenge blog to see if you're a winner.

So on to the first challenge for 2013, and it is

January Blues

Pretty apt you may say following the excitement of Christmas and New Year ... but what we would really like to see is a creation that features primarily the colour blue ... and of course a Penny Black image stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo if you want to be eligible for one of this month's prizes.

And talking of prizes we have a fab selection on offer as usual for lucky randomly-drawn winners -

$20 store voucher

 The other ladies have made fabulous inspiration cards as always... Here's my card for this month's challenge.

Stamps: Penny Black "Whispers"; LotV "Everyday Grungy Sentiments";
Papers: Papermania "Blueberry Pie";
Supplies: flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon from Hobbycraft; pearls from The Ribbon Girl;
Tools: large floral oval nestabilities; Simon Says "Harringon Vine" die; Cheery Lynn "Lace Deco Corners".

Cheery Lynn #61 - Friendship
Simon Says - New Something
(new SS "Harrington Vine" die)
Wild Orchid Crafts #66 - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking, and hope you will be able to join us for this month's challenge.


  1. This is stunning Pauline. I love the image and such gorgeous shades of blue
    Sue xx

  2. Gorgeous card Pauline. I love the pretty blues and fab flowers. So pretty.
    Lorraine x

  3. Very beautiful Pauline! I'm enjoying my blue cards so far, makes a change from the usual pink. Have a great saturday! Ruby x

  4. Gorgeous card hun, love the image and the blue and white combo works perfectly with all the lovely dies. Hugs, Claire x

  5. Hi Pauline

    Gorgeous card. Love the flowers and the gorgeous blue colours.

    I am also experiencing the same problem in that I can't upload pictures.

  6. Beautiful! One of my favourite PB stamps and I love that Nestie!

  7. Hi Pauline, what a stunning card , loving the colours and design layout... Thank you for joining us over on Cheery Lynn, good luck in our weekly prize draw.
    Tamara xx

  8. This is so pretty and delicate Pauline! Beautiful card hun!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



  9. Such a pretty card Pauline, I love the gorgeous image too! Great theme choice this month! :-)

    Love Beth xx

  10. Very pretty card, Pauline. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  11. As always Pauline, another stunning creation. The blues and whites are gorgeous together. I LOVE how you have pieced the DP on the lovely stamped image.

    That 'Harrington Vine' die cut is beautiful too, and I can see you getting a lot of use out of that one.


  12. Oh I love your gorgeous January blues card Pauline, fab dtails too.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x