Saturday, June 25, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #157 ~ Stitch it Up....

Morning!! Before I share my card for this week's challenge......I have some prizes to give-away!!!
I was one of the lucky 5 DT girls hiding the prizes for the PBSC Birthday Blog Hop :)
Thank-you for all your lovely comments xx
So these fabulous Penny Black stamps will be winging their way to...........(drumroll!!)

Kathleen A ~ No.42.....Huge Congrats Kathleen!!
Please email {KATH} with your details , you'll find the info over on the PBSC blog :)

Now for today's challenge!!
'Stitch it Up'...
We would love to see stitching on your cards......real or faux or maybe even a sewing related PB image or embellishments!

I had a few problems with my stitching!! and resorted to using my sewing machine with no thread in (dont ask!!) and then using the holes to handstitch the thread through!!
I do like the finished effect although it's a bit wonky!!.....worth the time I think??

I have coloured the fabulous hedgie with promarkers and prismas and the papers are K & Co. I also used my Martha Stewart zig-zag punch to represent the zig zag stitch.

We have a *new* sponsor this week :) with a wonderful prize....

Looking forward to seeing all your 'Stitched' creations :)

I'll leave you with another photo of my card for this week's challenge -

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, June 24, 2011

Winter Wonderland....

Morning :)
I am thrilled today to be the 'Designer in the Spotlight' over at Winter Wonderland!
The lovely Denise has set this week's challenge of....
'Pretty in Pink'
A chance to make a girly pink Christmas card :)

I have used one of my favourite snowman images, a Penny Black Slapstick stamp called 'Sweet Snowman'...
I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas.

There is a great prize to win from Simon Says Stamp ~ a $15 voucher to spend in store.

Do pop over to the blog to see all the gorgeous pink DT cards :)
Thanks for having me girls x

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Penny Black Saturday!!!

This week we are all very excited because we are having a birthday ....
  the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is THREE today!

So in honour of this momentous occasion we are having both a challenge and a blog hop.
So first .... the challenge!!

This week we would like to see your Penny black creations that feature....

'Pesky Critters'....

Yes .. it's time for all those cute little creatures that Penny Black does so well to come out to play ... can't wait to see what you create!!

There are some absolutely fabulous prizes on offer this week from a range of our regular sponsors including Penny Black Inc, PB Stamps, 1-2-3 Stitch, The Ribbon Girl and Fantastic Ribbons...
You check them all out {HERE}...

But here's the twist ... the challenge prizes are HIDDEN amongst the DT members' blogs!!

So how do you find out where they are hidden??

When you have completed your challenge entry, you will need to hop around all the DT members blogs and leave a comment on each one ... we will keep it secret all week which blog is hiding which prize, and when it gets to next weekend we will reveal the prize locations and winners!

It doesn't matter what order you complete the blog hop, but here is a list of all the DT members to help you ...

Jenny (me!)

My 'Pesky Critters' card....
I have used my *new* favourite PB stamp......a Slapstick stamp called 'Hello Dear'.....
I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas and the papers are We r Memory Keepers.

I hope you enjoy hopping around all the DT 'Critter' cards......looking forward to seeing all your creations too :)

Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Afternoon! Today I am sharing a card I have made for the Squiggle Stamps blog :)
I had a good browse through all my Squiggle images and decided to use one of the many accessory stamps available in the Squiggle shop :)
I have used the yummy 'Cupcake'.....a perfect stamp for many celebrations!

I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas and used bright, happy colours for the card :)
The layout is this week's sketch #195 from Mojo Monday.

There are lots of accessory stamps to coordinate with the Squiggle characters, 'Cupcake' is sized perfectly for Daisy to sit on.....but they also work well on their own.
Dont forget there is a DT call on at the moment at Squiggle HQ :) Check out all the details {HERE}....

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #155 ~ 'One for the Guys'....

It's 'One for the Guys' this week over at Penny Black Saturday....
A great challenge to get organised and make a 'Father's Day' card which is coming up soon here in the UK or any card for the special men in your life :)

For my card I have kept it simple and used a black & white colour combo along with the 'Joyful Abandon' Penny Black stamp :)
I love this fun image and dont use it enough!! I must admit I struggled to find a suitable stamp in my Penny Black collection (shocking I know!!) so I think I will have to be adding a couple more 'men' themed PB stamps soon :)

I have coloured the image with promarkers and the foiled musical paper is from Penny Black too.

This week's prize is a Penny Black stamp from the lovely Carole....

Penny Black 'Love Nip'....

I would like to enter the following challenge with my card -
Cupcake Crafts #145 - Things with Tails :)

Looking forward to seeing all your 'One for the Guys' creations :)

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Butterflies & Pigtails....

A 'summery' card today :) Although it's pouring with rain outside!!!
I treated myself to a new 'Simply Sassy' stamp from Sugar Nellie so had to get it inked.....I have coloured the image with promarkers and prismas, it's a great image to colour :)
The papers are all freebies from a craft magazine, they are from NitWit ~ Cotton Candy Collection. Even the buttons and bow are the effect.

I am entering the following challenges with my card ~

Sugar Bowl #61 - fab sketch from Kiki
Pear Tree Designs #52 - Summer Delights....
Spoonfull of Sugar #155 - 'Here comes Summer'...
PaperTakeWeekly - 'Anything Goes'....

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My new 'favourite' mice....

I'm back with a card made with a new Penny Black stamp which I think will become a firm favourite!!
Love these cute little mice :)
I have coloured the image with the usual promarkers and prismas in bright colourful shades and used some bright card from Stampin Up which I have dry embossed and covered in clear embossing powder so it's shiny IRL, the photo has'nt captured it!!

The layout is this week's fab sketch from PaperTakeWeekly and I am also entering....
Penny Black at Allsorts June Challenge ~ Your my Favourite...

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Penny Black Saturday #154 ~ Doodlebug....

Morning.....apologies for not posting this week!! Had a busy week.....visitors and then making the most of the mini heatwave painting all the windows outside!! I have a very rosy face today!!!

Anyway it's Saturday already so a new challenge from Penny Black Saturday ~
'Doodlebug' ~ We would love to see doodling on your projects....

I have used 'Mimi with Heart' and coloured the image with promarkers and prismas. I have added lots of faux stitching, doodled some hearts around the frame and doodled white dots on the image for highlights :)

There are 2 fantastic prizes up for grabs this week from our sponsors....
~ Penny Black & The Ribbon Girl ~
Check out the full details {HERE}

I am entering my card into the following challenges -
Penny Black Inc. Blog - frames and borders
Cute Card Thursday #167 - Embellish it...

I have another Penny Black card made using a new stamp :) so I will be back soon to share!!

Thanks for looking xx