Saturday, October 18, 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 19

Another great response to last week's challenge and you all came up with fabulous cards for the "Thanks a Bunch" theme....well done everyone.
The challenge this week on Penny Black Saturday is to make an

"ATC" (Artist Trading Card)
a little work or art to be traded with fellow artists or given away but never sold
dimensions 31/2" x 2.1/2" portrait or landscape
I have been dreading this challenge and I struggled big time because I have never made an ATC in my life....such a small space to work on ...what was I going to do....well I decided to do a set of three ...basically so I could fit everything on......hope this is allowed and I don't get my legs slapped by the rest of the DT.

I went for a doggie theme and how true this sentiment is......Buddy has been chancing his luck big time since he returned from his holidays...digging in the garden and coming back into the house with the muckiest of paws...then yesterday he ran upstairs and jumped up onto my pale cream duvet cover......well even he didn't anticipate the explosion that occurred...he jumped off the bed and stood looking at the latest designer bed linen..."Cream with Muddy Paw Prints" ...with his big brown eyed innocent look....."Gee Mum....who did that?" He got the mother of all talking to's ...pull another stunt like that my lad and it's DOG be honest it went in one ear and out the other......1 minute later he's fast asleep with not a care in the world.....never mind.... IT'S A GREAT's certainly A DOG's LIFE.
  • Image from Penny Black Critter Party
  • Pawprints.....stamped through a punched image
  • Eyelets set with Crop-a-dile
  • Sentiment: Adorn-it Tiny Etched Alphabet Stickers
  • Bones: drawn roughly, cut out and inked
Can't wait to see what you all create this week and I just know I am going to get a lesson or two in how to make fabulous ATC's.....happy crafting everyone......Love Kath xxxxxx


  1. Wow Kath your ATCs look fabulous! You'd never know you'd never made one before.

    Poor Buddy. Have you forgiven him yet? Don't send him to doggy borstal - send him to his auntie Joz! hehe


  2. LOL about Buddys antics! Pets are so wonderful! Kath these are gorgeous and I always do my ATCs in sets so yes you have done good girl! Hugs Em.x

  3. Aww, bless!! Poor buddy! lol ;o)

    These are great ATCs, Kath, but then.. you wouldn't expect me to say anything else, would you? lol

    But seriously, your work is ALWAYZZZZ good.

    Your adoring fan,
    Chris xx

  4. fab ATCs Kath, would never have known you hadn't done any before. Watch out though they do get addictive especially if you are swapping them, I got really into them a while back and have about 150 that I received from other people!!

    Hope Buddy is out of the doghouse now :)

  5. loving your ATC's Kath a great set and the colours work so well!!

  6. Hi Kath, these ATC's are fabulous hun - would nevr have thought you'd not made them before. Very cute - love them all.
    Have a great weekend
    hugs :)x

  7. forgot to mention that there is a wee surprise for you here



  8. lol tut tut on Buddy! lol These ATC's are really pretty =) xxx

  9. Hi Kath, your atcs are gorgeous, I can't believe you have never made one before, my first attempts were nowhere near as clever as yours!.x

  10. Well Kath - you'd never know you hadn't made one - I love them! and you can become addicted!! Try decorating an "inchie" now that's a challenge!!! LOL
    Poor muddy Budster but you just can't stay mad at them for long!!
    Anyway have a wee seasonal award for ya - so stop on by when you get a minute!!


  11. These are really great ATC's Kath. Lovely work. Linda x

  12. Ohh Buddy!!!! They do give you puppy dog eyes when they have done something bad don't they!!!

    Now these ATCs, Kath they are fabulous. I never made one in my life - they sort of scare me. So maybe I will just force myself - it is a challenge after all - and see what happens!! Hope you are having a great weekend xxx

  13. Oh look at these little cuties ,fabulous Kathy ,love them ,Dawnxx

  14. Hi Kath,

    these are brilliant ATC's take it from me who has a couple of 100 in my collection.
    You are a natural..will have you join in our ATC challenge one day.
    chriss x

  15. Hi Kath
    I love yoru ATC's they are great!
    Hugs Lynsey :)

  16. Fantastic ATC's Kath and I love the little story they tell :) Donna x

  17. Wow Kath, I love your ATC's!Fabulous!!!!

  18. I love this series of ATC's. Great challenge. You can't send the handsome, adorable buddy to dog borstal. I am sure he was listening! Pascale :)

  19. wow Kath these are fabulous love them such a great idea.
    hope your having a great weekend
    Tracy x

  20. Gorgeous Kath, I love the theme. I think ATC's are going to become addictive, I couldn't stop at one.

    I've always had dogs and/or cats and was stupid enough to buy a cream suite, good job it has washable covers.

    hugs Heather xx

  21. great atcs Kath, and the sentiment is oh so true! Add two muddy working cockers and a DH who forgets to take off his wellies to the equation and .. .. oh just forget about anything cream, white or beige in this house! hugs, annie x

  22. Lol @ Buddy!
    Fab ATCs - I love that little doggie!
    Helen x

  23. These are so sweet! I love the papers and the cutie little dog! Have a great week! xx (Oh by the way, thanks for the tip, I just made a card using the Foam Thickers from QVC, they're fab and such a bargain!) xx

  24. I absolutely love these they are fab well done hun xxxxxx