Good morning Penny Black fans, and welcome to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Wow - December already ... where did the year go to?? Christmas will soon be upon us ready or not, and you've clearly been making your best efforts to get ready judging by the fabulous entries to last month's Christmas challenge - don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you're a winner.
I'm running a little late this morning, partly because I only got my card done last minute yesterday (but not photographed!) due to the horrendous workload I've had on the past 2 weeks, and partly 'cos we've also got 'pooter problems again and I couldn't get online this morning .... so straight to business!
This month we have the perfect challenge for if you're still embroiled in those Christmas makes, but equally lovely if you're one of those annoyingly organised people who've got that all done and dusted by now ... we would like to see
Glitter & Sparkle
To help get your creative juices flowing we've got the usual assortment of yummy prizes for randomly chosen winners ...
this gorgeous festive stamp
From The Ribbon Girl
From J&C Creations
a $20 online store voucher.
Pretty good eh??
As you may have guessed by now, I'm one of those people who is still very much embroiled in my Christmas makes ... I'm wayyyy behind and I have to confess I have even bought a box in case of last minute emergencies (oh the shame of it!). So you don't have to be Einstein to work out the direction I went in with glitter and sparkle .. here it is.
It doesn't seem to matter how many new stamps I buy (and goodness knows I do enough of that!), I still keep coming back to dear old Snowy at Christmas time. This year I've been dressing him up with my new LotV papers and some new dies - I think this Whimsy snowflake is going to be a particular favourite, and I was lucky enough to win the greeting die set so I thought I may as well use it!!
I have actually used a number of glittery and sparkly effects on this card ... glamour dust on Snowy's hat, sparkly white ribbon, whtie glitter card for my snowflake boder, silver holographic card for my snowflake and greeting, and teeny blue gems ... so I'm pretty confident it qualifies for the challenge theme!!
Stamp: Penny Black "Snowy";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; glamour dust on hat;
Papers: LotV "Frosty Christmas";
Supplies: sparkly ribbon and gems from Hobbycraft; button and twine form my stash;
Tools: large classic circle snd scalloped circle nestabilities; memory Box "Frostyville Border" die; Whimsy snowflake die; Marianne Design greeting die.
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Fussy & Fancy #77 - I Love Christmas!
Cute Card Thursday #245 - Snowflakes
Sweet Stampin' - Ribbons & Snowflakes
Oldie But A Goodie - Let It Snow
Crazy 4 Challenges #165 - Snowman
Divas By Design #63 - Glitter & Sparkle
Bearly Mine #63 - Blues & Silver
Ooh La La #119 - Seeing Spots & Dots
Sparkles Christmas #23 - Button or Bow
Crafty Catz #161 - Recycle
(my holographic silver card is from an Asda tissue box!)
Jingle Belles - December To Remember (Anything Goes)
Simon Says - Anything Goes
I ♥ Promarkers #145 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Hope you can join in with our last challenge for 2012 - look forward to seeing all your creations.