Saturday, July 19, 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 6

Great response again last week to Tracy's sketch and I loved visiting you all to see your fabulous takes on the challenge and you sure do love your Penny Black stamps.
The challenge this week on Penny Black Saturday is ....Christmas..."Snow Much Fun" to incorporate snow on your card in some way. Let me tell you the weather we have been having here it wasn't hard to imagine's been freezing..more like November than June. I always think that snow on a card has to have glitter on it and boy oh boy try getting a piccie of anything with glitter on wouldn't believe how many shots I took of this card before I got one that was half decent and you didn't need sunglasses for the glare.
I do so love snowmen images and look away now if you are of a nervous disposition but a few years ago when stamping sort of went a little bit out of fashion...I sold off loads of my Christmas stamps including some gorgeous Penny Black snowmen.....I know what you're thinking..shock horror... "HOW COULD YOU?" well it's a decision I regretted almost as soon as I had done due to the lack of PB Christmas stamps in my stash..something I will have to rectify...I have used a Stickeroo image.......IS THAT ME OFF THE CHRISTMAS CARD LIST OR AM I FORGIVEN!!!
  • Paper: Sandylion "Snowy Night
  • Snowman & Blue Snowflakes: Penny Black Stickeroos..Every Christmas
  • Snowflakes: Quickutz Die
  • Sentiment: Cut with Cricut George & Basic Shapes
  • Rub-on's: Doodlebug Simply Sweet & All Mixed Up

I created the snow effect by applying PVA Glue quite thickly and sprinkling with glitter.Finished off by doodling some snowflakes onto the wording to match the snowflakes around the image.


  1. Kath i love this card everything about it is just perfect, love the layout and the snowman, gorgeous work as always.
    I like you also sold of loads of my penny black stamps and i so regret it especially now, i'm trying to build my collection back up but its never going to be what it was, never mind we live and learn i would never sell any or my stamps again lol
    have a great weekend
    Tracy x

  2. wow Kath this is fabulous, I love it. You did a fab job on the snow and the design is gorgoeus.
    Have a great weekend
    hugs :)x

  3. Another beautiful card Kath, your cards are always so fresh, I love your work
    Hugs Jacqui x

  4. ooooh you are clever Kath - this is fabulous. I might have to nick your faux snow idea cos it is just too cool - well it's snow so it would be lol xxxx Anyway, I LOVE it xxxx

  5. I too love everything about this card - it's adorable and every element is so well thought out!
    pauline x

  6. Kath, you glitter in the firmament of crafting stars!! lol.. It's lovely!

    Off to get me a Penny Black snowman..

    Heather xx

  7. Hi Kath
    Deine Karte ist ja wieder alliebst gestaltet!
    Ich liebe jedes Detail an Deiner Karte!!!
    Hugs Gisela

  8. Very cute card! Real nice colors!

  9. So lovely :) The way you got the circles behind the flakes really sets them off, totally love your card!

    Marlene x

  10. What a great card Kath, it's so quirky! I can see the glitter and it looks great! I don't have many stamps, just lots off stamped images from friends and Ebay lol!!
    Love Becky xx

  11. I'm sure the bosses will let you off, it is Penny Black after all! This is fab, I love all the glitter!! Have a great weekend! xx

  12. Gasp... how could you sell your PB stamps!? Kath your card is wonderful, it's so fun and love the what you did with "Snow" ~ Jovi

  13. Feb card my darling as always & love the glitter snow....

    Lorraine xxx

  14. thankyou for your kind comments!

    this card is fabulous!! it!

    i really enjoyed doing this challenge!


  15. That's absolutely gorgeous!!
    I love colours!!!

  16. fab card Kath! love the PB image and the text you added. annie x

  17. I adore this card. I can't join in this week as I have zero in the way of wintery penny black stamps :o

  18. I LOVE THIS CARD!! That snowman is adorable! Everything about his card is absolutely wonderful! Plus I love play off of words.


  19. I LOVE THIS CARD!! That snowman is adorable! Everything about his card is absolutely wonderful! Plus I love play off of words.


  20. Stunning card.That snow effect is great.Love it.x