Saturday, 6 October 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Helen's sketch


Good morning everyone - it's the first Saturday of the month, and that means it's time to welcome you to a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Thanks so much to all of you took the time to enter last month - don't forget to check the winners on the main challenge blog post.

The past month has flown by for me - even more busy with work than usual, and I've been away for a lovely week in the Algarve since my last PBSC post; but I've managed to find time to make a card as I so loved this month's challenge theme ... it is a sketch by the lovely Helen, and here it is.


As always we've got some great prizes to give away to randomly drawn winners - to be eligible you just need to follow the challenge theme, submit a new piece of work (no backlinking please!) and make sure you use a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.

First, from The Ribbon Girl 

a lilac mini makes kit


Second, from 1-2-3 Stitch


a $20 store voucher

and last but not least from J&C Creations


So what are  you waiting for?? The rest of the DT has made some gorgeous cards, so do go and check them out. Here's my card for this month.


You can't really see too well in the photo, but the white card I have used is ultra pearlescent; and Snowy's hat is decorated with Flowersoft mixed with glamour dust to make sparkly fur :-)  The weather has just been so dull here that it has been impossible to get a picture where the sparkle catches the light!

Snowy is one of my most old faithful stamps - I've had him pretty much ever since I started crafting in 2006; but I still bring him out to play every year. This year he has got a whole new "look" in shades of brown to match my new krafty Chrimbo papers; all brought together with my new LotV grungy sentiments :-)


Stamps: Penny Black "Snowy" (2521K); LotV "Christmas grungy messages";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; polar white Flowersoft and glamour dust on Snowy's hat;
Papers: LotV "Krafty Christmas";
Supplies: gems from The Hobby House; ribbon from my stash;
Tools: "Labels Four" nestabilities; Memory Box "Frostyville Border" and "Crystal Snowflake" dies; Cuttlebug "Snowflakes" embossing folder.


Challenges:
Simon Says - Glimmer & Sparkle
Charisma #39 - Bling / Shiny
PaperPlay #40 - Shine On
Oldie But A Goodie - Inspired By A Song
(Frosty The Snowman)
Passion For Promarkers #169 - Card For A Man / Youth
Divas By Design #55 - Texture
(fluffy hat and embossing)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

That's all for now. I hope you can join us this month over at Penny Black Saturday ... have a good weekend whatever you're doing.

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous wintry card Pauline..Brrrrr. I think I'll wait for the snow, let the sun shine instead. Love the brown hat and scarf and overall vintage style. Have a great saturday. Ruby x

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  2. such a gorgeous card Pauline. I never tire of seeing my favourite snowman and you have coloured him beautifully. I love the papers and detailing you have added.

    Sue

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  3. What a delightful card - chocolate accessories suit him! Nice change from the frosty shades. Jx

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  4. magnificent card! I love your coloring and vintage style. hugs, Helena

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  5. Love the sparkly fur! Thank you for playing along with the Glimmer and Sparkle Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog.

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  6. Gorgeous card Pauline, such a cute snowman. Love teh colours and embossing too.
    Lorraine x

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  7. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  8. Gorgeous card, Pauline...I love the unusual colour combo (in fact I LOVE everything about your card), and I can see why 'Snowy' is one of your favourites - he is such a cutie.

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  9. Beautiful card! Nice colors! Love the snowman, the snowflakes... everything!

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  10. Ooh, Snowy looks very handsome in those colours! Another gorgeous card Pauline.
    xx

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  11. Your card is beautiful.
    Jayne x

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  12. fabulous card Pauline, LOVE snowy he's a real treasure! hugs me xx

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  13. so stunning pauline.gorgeous snowman and i love your fabulous design.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP ;D

    xx coops xx

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  14. superb card! beautiful...

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma...All the best!

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  15. Hi Pauline, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  16. This was one of the first stamps I ever bought (a wood mounted one ...which are becoming a thing of the past!) and I want to dig it out now I've seen this! Fabulous colour scheme and love how you've used the embossed background.
    ...and thanks for the flower soft/glamour dust tip! x

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  17. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
    Love Jan
    xx

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  18. oh what a fab card and great choice of song title .. Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this week
    Lisa x

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