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


  1. 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

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


  3. 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

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


  5. 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

  6. 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

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

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

  9. 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

  10. love that stamp for male cards, fab card

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

  12. Fab card! Love those rich browns!
    Helen x

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

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

  15. 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)


  16. 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

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

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

    Happy New Year!

    Hugs, Melissa

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

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


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

    PS: Love your new pic too!

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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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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