Saturday, 6 July 2013

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Christmas In July

Good morning everyone ... it's the first Saturday of the month, so it's time to welcome you to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks so much to everyone who joined in last month's masculine challenge - don't forget to check the main challenge blog to see if you are a winner.
If you're anything like me, round about now is the time when you start thinking that over half the year's gone ... and what happened to the New Year resolution of making Christmas cards all through the year so as to avoid a last minute panic??
If that sounds familiar then this month's challenge theme is perfect for you ... yes, it's
Christmas In July
So time to get out those Chrimbo stamps and papers, and to start feeling festive!
This month we are sponsored by our regular sponsors
with a $20 store voucher.
In order to be eligible for either of these fab prizes all you need to do is to follow this month's theme and use a Penny Black image stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo as the focus of your project. Easy, right??
The rest of the DT have made some fabulous samples as always ... here is what I did.
 A fairly simple card from me this time ... I have to confess that following from having needed to reschedule one or two things earlier this week, I ended up edging it in between watching the tennis !!
Stamps: Penny Black "Lighting Up" (3762K); LotV "Christmas Sentiment Circles";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: First Edition "Christmas Joy";
Supplies: gems from Papermania &The Hobby House;
Tools: X-Cut die-cut stars.
Cute Card Thursday #276 - Stars &/or Stripes
Sparkles Christmas #30 - Christmas Trees
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Cute & Cuddly + Non-Traditional Colours
Bearly Mine #93 - Anything Goes (2nd entry) 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (3rd entry) 
Thanks very much for visiting today ... enjoy your weekend and hope you can join in the challenge fun this month.


  1. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. What a cute image!! I love your papers and the pastel color scheme. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  3. This is gorgeous Pauline, adorable image.
    Wendy xx

  4. Just browsed your blog & all your cards are so lovely! This one is so cute & will certainly make someone smile.

  5. What a lovely Penny Black card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week of “anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  6. So beautiful is your card and gorgeous colours too! thank you for joining our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Christmas Trees" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  7. Gorgeous cute card...thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  8. thanks to play with us at CSAYL Pauline, your card is so sweet and lovely, i love Penny Black stamps, hope to see you next time, biz

  9. Super card. Great image!

    Thanks for playing along at CASS.

    Susan x

  10. What a wonderful layout and the stars work perfectly with it. It's a great time to start making Christmas cards, especially when they are as cute as yours! Thanks so much for joining in the fun this week at CSAYL!


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