Saturday, January 3, 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 30

Happy New Year to all you Penny Black fans ...have you all recovered from Christmas.....was Santa good to you.....and did he leave lots of new crafty goodies in your stocking.

It's the first challenge of 2009 on Penny Black Saturday and this week it's


Don't know about you... I am having a real problem getting back into crafting mode after Christmas but had a few male birthday cards to make and I now seem to be stuck in the "Male" card rut. Mind you these dark mornings don't help's a thought to crawl out of your nice cosy bed... never mind be creative. We have had the shortest day and the lighter mornings are only round the corner..just need to get winter out of the way first.
I am so in love with this collection of papers from My Mind's Eye.....they are all flittered with glitter but it's so subtle that it's suitable even for a male card and of course..this image is one of my favourite ever PB's and if you are reading this Joz....I did eventually get it online from The Glitter Pot.....believe me no humming or haaing this time...right in there with the credit card....but me being me.....can't just buy one ended up with a rather large order.....all just to get one stamp.
Card Designer of the Year......oh dear and she can't even get the image straight on the card I hear you say ...apologies......must have been one of those rare "senior moments"

Papers: My Mind's Eye...Natural Aspire
Cuttlebug "Happy Birthday" Embossing Folder
Ribbon: Maya Road
Image: Penny Black "Dressed Up"
Charm from my stash

And the prize this week for one lucky person chosen at
random has been donated by Pollycraft
"First Love" Jade & William
and isn't this just the cutest stamp

Can't wait to see what you create this week...will be popping over to check out your fabulous embossed creations. A little reminder...back tomorrow with my Big Blog Candy Fest Give-Away No 4...and there is a little twist this's a date then...catch up with you all later....
Hugs Kath xxxxxx


Kim Piggott said...

Kath this is wonderful!
I love your beautifully coloured image and those papers sure are gogeous.
Your little charm is just perfect.
kim x

Rach said...

fantastic card Kath, great papers, wonderful for your male card. can see why you had no hesitation in buying that stamp...even though you overloaded your shopping basket while buying it....funny how things just seem to fall in there all by I have the same problem..
Hugs Rachxx

Macpurp said...

what a cracking male card!
I love the wee dog house charm.
here's to the brighter mornings.


scotspanda said...

aww fab card hun, love the image, in fact I received one of these in a package of stamped images, nice to know it is a PB I can finally join in one of the challenges lol

wish I had your skill with male cards :o)


Amanda xxx

Larissa said...

Great card! Perfect for a man! I love that little charm, it is perfect for your card.


Jen said...

Morning Kath, I adore the card and will be making one using my new arrival of Coredination card once I've finished the other challenge you have just set. There'll be no walks for Sophie at this rate, have you been to see her yet, isnt she gorgeous?
Jen x

NGCARDS said...

this card is great hun, a really good card for a male!! I think I may have to invest in this stamp and papers at some point! lol xxx

Marcea said...

I love this Kath, it is just perfect .... whoever gets it will be delighted!! How cute is the charm!

Tip Top said...

This is fab!

Pascale said...

I love the little charm you have made and he looks so cool!! Pascale :)

tracie said...

Hi ya Kath, fabulous card ~ you're always so great at the male cards, think I'll put my order in with you this year, lol
Love this stamp too ~ gorgeous.

Have a great weekend
Tracie :)x

Moni said...

Gorgeous card! Hugs, Moni

Allison said...

love that stamp for male cards, fab card

LuLu said...

Great card and loving that "dog house" charm. It's also reassuring to know that you can use ribbon on a mans card!

Helen said...

Fab card! Love those rich browns!
Helen x

Alison said...

Fabaroonie as always Kath loving the colour combo. He's a cutie.

Emma said...

Fantastic card...didn't even notice it wasn't straight!!! Lol
Emma x

Jozza said...

Tis fab and gorgeous Kath and I am so glad you got your hands on that stamp eventually (even if you gave the credit card a hammering in the process! lol)


clare said...

gorgeous card as ever kath,love the stamped image he's just so cute,and im loving that little charm.i didnt even noticed it wasnt straight.i had some of the coredinated card free in a magizine....didnt know what or how to use,but you've just given me a idea..thanks hun xx
hugs clare xx

mueppi said...

Gorgeous card, kath!
I love this cute image!
hugs Gisela

Melissa said...

What an adorable stamp! Your work is amazing!! You are very talented!!

Happy New Year!

Hugs, Melissa

Pauline C said...

Stunning card for a man Kath - plenty of detail but not fussy, and gorgeous colour scheme. Love it :-)
Pauline x

Katie said...

What an adorable card! Kath you are such a sweetheart :) Thanks for visiting my blog!!


Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Kath, love the image and the soft colours. Debbie

PS: Love your new pic too!

LOUISE said...

Love your DT card for Penny Black, Kath. Love the embossed effect! Louise x

Beth said...

This is fab! i love the colours, and the cute stamp and charm go perfectly together! I hope you're having a great weekend! xx

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card again dear, just adore this stamp, lovce the colours you have used and what an adoreable little doghouse charm. Happy 2009
Hugs Jacqui x

joey said...

Hi Kath, I didnt realise I had used the same stamp as you until after I had done my card lol, I love what you have done with him, your comment made me laugh as you are so right apart from that one line of the song I wouldnt have a clue how the rest goes lol. joey xxx


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