Saturday, 2 March 2013

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Spring Into Spring!

Good morning everyone and welcome to a new monthly Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks so much to everyone who joined in with last month's Love & Marriage challenge - what a loved-up lot you are! Indeed your efforts were completely lovable and adorable, so don't foget to check the main challenge blog to see if you have won one of our fabulous prizes.

Wow where is the year going to?? I can hardly believe it's March already, and spring is round the corner. At least I hope that's the case, 'cos I'm sure you'll all agree the weather since Christmas has been pretty atrocious, what with snow and freezing temperatures in the UK, or melting temperatures, floods and bush fires if you're in Australia!

So this month our thoughts are turning to spring, and our challenge theme is

Spring Into Spring

What could be easier than that?? Pretty pastel and/or light colours, spring flowers, Easter images ... the possibilities are endless. Just please remember that in order to qualify for our challenge prizes you need to submit a project using a Penny Black image stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

This month we have a fab selection of prizes as always ... though I'm scheduling this post in advance so please do go check out the main blog for details.

The rest of the DT have produced some beautiful cheerful spring cards to inspire you - here's mine.

I really love this pussy cat - he always makes me smile and I think he is very versatile for birthdays, Easter, or even get-well or thankyou cards. In fact this could probably be used for most of the above occasions!

Stamps: Penny Black slapstick "You Are The Bestest"; LotV "Everyday Grunge Messages";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: Pink Petticoat (gingham) and Paper Adventures (checked);
Supplies: various flowers including Wild Orchid Crafts and Crafts4U2Do; lace from The Ribbon Box; pearls from The Hobby House; ribbon recycled from a cake :-);
Tools: Magnolia Doohickey "Heart Swirl Branch" die.

My Mum's #3 - Spring Has Sprung
Crafty Catz #172 - St David's Day (daffodils)
Pile It On #8 - Sunshine
Forever Friends (monthly) - Lots Of Flowers
I ♥ Promarkers #157 - Lace &/or Pearls
Cute Card Thursday #258 - Something Old (my PB stamp)
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Look forward to seeing your springtime creations this month.

I'm hoping to have a day trip today (Saturday) to Lili of the Valley's birthday Open Day at the shop in Farsley near Leeds - a 140 mile round trip but myself and my craft friend Lil are gearing ourselves up .. woo hoo! Have a great weekend too whatever you're doing!


  1. This is definitely a Spring creation, love the fresh colour combo. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

  2. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. Gorgeous card Pauline. The PB cat is so sweet and I love the colours and all your pretty embellies.
    Lorraine x

  4. Fab card! Love the image and coloring. hugs, Helena

  5. Beautiful as always Pauline! Gorgeous image, colours and embellishments.

    Hope you had a fab trip!!

  6. Totally and completely gorgeous, Pauline. You have coloured that cutie image perfectly (as always), and your flowers and flourish co-ordinate beautifully.

    Jennifer. x

  7. P.S. Hope you had a wonderful time at LOTV's Open Day.

    Jennifer. x

  8. Such a gorgeous card with lots of love elements. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  9. Oh my how cute is that kitty, gorgeous.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  10. Smashing spring card, great embellishments and of course that pleased with himself image. xx Flora

  11. Gorgeous spring card. thanks for playing along with us at CCT.x

  12. Love this image, great design, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x

  13. This is SO CUTE! Great job coloring that image! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  14. This is so cute. The stamp is so cute and you have coloured it beutiful. Love the flowers and the pretty flourish swirls.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week - and good luck!

  15. Love this card! So bright and sunshine-y. Really like the papers and image. Thanks so much for sharing with us at SFTW. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

  16. loving the springtime feel! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x - DT

  17. A very sweet, springy, beautiful card! :)

  18. You have made a fantastic card with a gorgeous image and lovely details^_^
    Thanks for joining in with us at Forever Friends this month, Good Luck^_^
    DT Sonia

  19. Ohhh I love your cat!! So cute and coloured to perfection, great papers and colour choice too.

    Thank you for joining our lots of flowers monthly challenge at FOREVER FRIENDS,
    goodluck and please do come back soon!

    Hugs FF DT Blankina

    PD Did you have a fun day at LOTV??
    A pity I live in Italy,otherwise I would have loved to come too..

  20. I LOVE's simply adorable! Great image and I love all your flowers.... Thank you for playing along with us at Forever Friends!


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Pauline x