Saturday, March 1, 2014

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - March

Hi folks...the first Saturday in March already and time to join in the fun over at Penny Black Saturday...the challenge this month is to use...
LACE AND PEARLS

a chance for me to play with my new Capsule Collection - Parisienne goodies from Papermania...
and seeing as this gorgeous self adhesive fabric paper has a bit of a sewing look about it...it was time to look out this oldie...one of my favourite Penny Blacks...Stitch In Time
and use the fabulous Canvas shapes to die cut some cute flowers...
As always there are fabulous prizes up for grabs and gorgeous inspiration from my Penny Black Saturday teamies so it's time for you to look out your Penny Blacks and have fun.
The weather here has been a bit up and down....the odd cold rainy and downright dreich day and beautiful blue sky frosty mornings in between...totally unpredictable but on Thursday evening in the North East of Scotland we were treated to one of nature's most phenomenal light shows...the amazing Northern Lights...the Aurora Borealis...
photo courtesy of Gary Morrison...taken near Inverurie/Oldmeldrum...just over the hill from where I live...apparently the clear night sky weather conditions at the moment are perfect...sadly it was a bit of a damp squib viewed from my back garden due to the light pollution from streetlights and surrounding homes...it's a case of being in the right place (out in the pitch blackness of the countryside) at the right time and if you are ever lucky enough to witness this wondrous light show...your socks will be well and truly blown off as the lights change colour and dance across the sky...a sight you will never forget...apparently created by solar storms but I like to think it's just Mother Nature showing off.
But back to the crafty stuff...the car's packed up and I'll soon be on my way to meet up with the lovely crafty folks at The Papeterie for a day of fun at Kath's Klub.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

12 comments:

rachel said...

gorgeous cards Kath and the photo of the aurora is amazing - I've been lucky enough to see it twice - once when i lived in the central belt near the Ochil Hills - it was more of a glow than anything - the best one was in Rejkavik - it was amaing there - just fabulous xx

She King said...

Gorgeous card Kath and what a fantastic photo. x

Redanne said...

I just love that PB stamp, it is an absolute delight and works so perfectly with the fabulous fabric paper! Love your beautiful flowers too.

They showed the aurora on TV here, it must be fabulous to see it up close! Anne xxx

judkajudi said...

That Penny Black stamp is adorable! Love how you have surrounded it with such loveliness. I was privileged to see the aurora years ago on a wilderness camping trip in Canada. Amazing!!

Lin said...

What a feast for the eyes your post is, Kath! Adore your creation for the challenge, and am so jealous of your Northern Lights! I've seen them only once in my life, in Canada on vacation when I was a child. How lucky you are!

carol edwards said...

Hi Kath love the creations and the pictures are just fantastic. Never been lucky enough to see them . X

Rita said...

Fabulous post Kath. I'll be singing the Northern Lights for ages now. Glorious picture. Enjoy your time at the Paperterie. Hugs Rita xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A gorgeous card Kath the new papers and embellishments look fabulous with the image. I used to live in Saskatchewan in Canada and apart from being freezing in the winter we were always treated to the spectacle of the Northern Lights absolutely breathtaking! Susan xx

trish said...

Hi Kath, lovely to see you today. Gorgeous card, love what you've done with the lace and flowers. The mice are so cute. I missed the spectacular skies so thanks for posting that photo. I did see them many years ago but only in green...Trish

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, love that image and the paper and die cuts are fab

Brenda in IN said...

I love what you made with the Capsule collection. The stamp is perfect with it. Thanks for sharing the Northern Lights. So gorgeous.

Stella said...

Gorgeous cards Kath and the photo was amazing.
My neighbours flew to the arctic circle to see this spectacle.....think they would have preferred to see it close to home.Oh well that's life .x

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