Saturday, 4 May 2013

Penny Black Saturday May Challenge - Anything Goes

Good morning Penny Black lovers, and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Monthly Challenge.
Thanks as always to everyone who entered last month's sketch challenge - we really enjoyed looking at all your wonderful entries! Don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you have won any of our prizes.
This month we have the easy-peasiest theme possible, yes it's
Anything Goes
To be eligible for any of our prizes all you need to do is use a Penny Black image stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo as the main focus of your project .. and this month our prizes are
$20 online store voucher!
The DT have been working hard to create some wonderful inspiration cards - here is mine for this month.
I went in a slightly unusual direction with this card, as I coloured the image with Marvey watercolour markers rather than stamping with black ink and then colouring in with my alcohol markers. I was quite pleased at the time, but then I fell into the classic trap where I just couldn't leave it alone!!
When the card was almost complete I decided to add sparkle to the flowers ... normally I do this with a glue pen and glamour dust, but as the card was already assembled I decided to pop some Stickles straight onto the flower centres. I must have been overtired as I completely overlooked the fact that this would make the water-based ink run ... and sure enough that's what happened!!
Luckily it is flower centres so I could argue the impressionistic smudging is a "feature" - well it was so late by this time that the card just had to stand, as I definitely had no time to make another one!
Stamps: Penny Black "fanfare" (3946K);LotV "Everyday Grungy Messages";
Media: Marvey watercolour pens;
Papers: LotV "promises";
Supplies: flowers various, mostly Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon from The Ribbon Girl; pearls from The Hobby House;
Tools: Martha Stewart "doily lace" PATP punches; Magnolia Doohickey "heart swirl branch".
Live & Love #11 - 50 Shades of Lilac!
Simon Says - Happy Mail!
Stampin' For The Weekend - Die Cuts &/or Punches
ABC - M is for Make it Sparkle
Southern Girls #68 - You Can Say That Again!
Bearly Mine #84 - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays #118 - Anything Goes
 Fussy & Fancy Friday #88 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Hope you can join us this moonth - can't wait to see your creations.
Don't forget you have still time to enter my Birthday Blog candy of a £20 LotV voucher, which is running until May 11th - go here to enter.


  1. This is a lovely card hun, gorgeous soft colours. Hugs, Claire x

  2. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. So pretty as always Pauline!
    Hope you've had a lovely birthday!

  4. Lovely card and I like the slightly smudgy glittery watercolour effect on the flower centres! Fab colours too.
    Kat x

  5. This is beautiful! Love the lavender, and that image is so pretty and delicate! :) Thank you for joining us in the "Happy Mail" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

  6. That's so pretty! I love the stamping with the markers, and the delicate colour palette is delicious! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  7. Waw really love how you added glitter to the flowers and just love that big purple bow. Thank you for joining us at ABC challenge. hugs! MOjca

  8. This is just lovely! Love that big bow!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Use Dies and Punches challenge!


    Julie x

  9. What a gorgeous card.

  10. Great inspirational work. Keep it up.
    Great information and well written.
    Simran Kaur
    Accounts Software For Small Business

  11. This is absolutely stunning honey.
    The blues you have used are amazing.
    I hope you had a wonderful birthday :)


  12. your sparkly flowers looks amazing alongside that great bow!

    thank you for joining Fussy and Fancy,

  13. Lovely colors, embellies and sentiment on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge!
    Carolyn, DT

  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at PCJ! HUgsxx

  15. What a gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx


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Pauline x