Saturday, August 22, 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 63

Morning folks... yes it's Saturday and the sun has got his hat on in Bonnie Scotland.....and it's time for another challenge from Penny Black Saturday.
Once again a fabulous response to last week's colour combo challenge and lots and lots of gorgeous cards for me to drool are such a talented bunch of Penny Black let's see what you can come up with for this week's challenge which is........

machine stitching...hand stitching or a bit of faux stitching
whatever takes your fancy
Papers: MME....Merry Days of Christmas
Image: Penny Black "Whispers"
Papermania Pink Pearls
Anchor Sewing Thread
Flowers: Prima
I decided in my wisdom to try and do a satin type stitch on my flowers and boy did it take an absolute age.....but coffee at hand....I sat myself down in my comfy chair in the cubbyhole...."The Budster" fast asleep at my feet after his lunchtime walk and got to work and found it very relaxing albeit a bit time consuming....and little bit of faux stitching to finish off.....really must have a go at the old machine stitching...but by the time I have looked out the machine....and tried in vain to get the needle threaded....I have given up the will to live.
And for all you Penny Black addicts....take a look at the new members of the Penny Black family at Chez Kath....arrived in the post yesterday morning all the way from the lovely Dick at PB Stamps in the US....and aren't they just the cutest little dudes......
I'm sure they will be making an appearance on some cards real soon and what's with the clear nail polish.....a little tip to stop the wood on the stamping side of your rubber stamps getting marked with ink......apply 2 coats to the wood around the rubber...please don't get it on the rubber and to remove the coating used to protect the rubber when the stamps are sellotape several times over the image....means you get a much clearer impression first time.
And we have another great prize for one lucky winner this week from our lovely teamie....Tracie
Penny Black Stickeroos......Unfolding
So Cute
So all you have to do is get your Penny Blacks looked pads at the ready and get stamping and stitching.....look forward to seeing what you all come up with this per usual....I'm sure I will be in for a real treat.....happy crafting everyone......Hugs Kath xxxxxxx


Clare (Littlebear) said...

Fabulous card Kath. I adore the stitched flowers - well worth all your time and effort.
Gorgeous, gorgeous and even more gorgeous.
Clare x

Angelo said...

I love your card, Kath!! You are so good with the details!
I have also just received some stamps from Dick in the US, and I have also received the one with the mailbox, teddy and hedgehog. It's so adorable and I look forward to using it myself.
Great idea with the nailpolish on the edges and the tape on the rubber before the first time. Thanks!
Have a great Saturday!
Hugs, Kristin from Norway.

Donna said...

Beautiful card Kath, fab faux stitching and such lovely fresh colours you have used :) Donna x

Mephisto said...

your card is so stunning. Live this colors so much! And the image is perfect.


Dolly said...

Pretty card, love your embroidered flowers and I'm with you on the machine stitching Kath! Thanks for sharing the stamping tips, enjoy your weekend.

scotspanda said...

fab flowers Kath, well worth the effort they look lovely :o) love the new stamps too, can't wait to see them make an appearance


Amanda xxx

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous classy card kath - your stitching on the flowers is superb! Love the new rubbah by the way lol! Have a great weekend dear :-)
Pauline x

coldwaters2 said...

What a fabulous creation Kath, that stitching is awesome those flowers look so tactile if I had this one I would be stroking those petals always. This is stunning.

Lorraine x

Crafty Dawn said...

I really like stiched cards (they have a lovely look)but I little time consuming, when at my table I like to stamp stamp and stamp some more lol

Love Dawn xx

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous card kath as always, lovely new stamps to play with. Im taking control of my mum's sewing machine this afternoon so a perfect callenge for me to try out...x

Just had a quick flick through this months SC&P with my morning tea and love your xmas cards.

Hugs Kirsten..x

Merry said...

What a beautiful card...wonderful image and I love how you used the pearls on the flowers.

Lorraine Robertson said...

Now you already know how much I love this card with the image you used but boy... what a smart idea to put the stitching on it... works fab honey...

Why can I hear your words already... hmmm... when I tell you there is something on my blog for you... LOL....

Catch up with you real soon
Lorraine xxx

Dawn said...

Wow well done on the flower stitching - looks great KAth - I wouldn't even have attempted it!!!
Beautiful card ...

Bloomin' raining here now but so close!


Wendy said...

gorgeous card Kath, I love the stitching on the stamped image.
x x

Lynda said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, gorgeous the stitching is fab on the petals. Love it all!

Lynda xxx

Juls said...

just beautiful! Love the pearl detail!

Kim Piggott said...

Kath your card is just so gorgeous!
These colours I love! Your image is fabulous and your stitching and detail perfect!
Thanks for the stamp tips!
kim x

Marcea said...

Hi Kath, gorgeous card and stitching you clever girly! Really pretty shade of blue and love your pearls too. Thanks for the tips, always handy to know :o)

Kort og Søm said...

Love your card with all the pearls on the flowers!!
Fredrikke :o)

Kris L said...

Oh Kath your stitching is fabulous. Great card. I too, have my order from Dick @ PB Stamps and only duplicated one of yours (Candy Cane Perch). Have a super weekend...Kris

Tab said...

Stunning card, hun, love the image and all the detail that you have added too! The stitching is divine, looks so good!
Hugs Tab xxx

weewiccababe said...

beautiful card Kath - love the satin stitching
am with you completely about the sewing machine, mine has actually made it through to the craft space - but the thought of threading it up, and then it will probably tangle up all its threads anyway - argh

Riet said...

What a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Annie said...

love those pretty satin stitched flowers Kath! a beautiful card.
hugs, annie x

Allison said...


Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the stitching on the flowers!
Helen x

Anneke said...

Hi, what a great blog!
Very cute stamps, and a lovely card!
Thanks for visite my blog,
Hugs Anneke

Nilla said...

Love it, Kath! Your sewing is magnificent! Hugs Nilla

Christine (Craftling) said...

Kath, you never cease to come up with fabulous new ways to take my breath away! LOVE the colour scheme and the treatment you've given those flowers! Gorgeous!

Chris xx

bastelkueken said...

wow - this is a fantastic and wonderful card

Whimsical Wendy said...

Just divine. I love your work! I visit quite often, but have never commented (naughty me!).

but as an appreciation of your lovely work, there's a little something over at my blog for you...

Eiglas said...

Beautiful card Kath - lovely, subtle colour pallette and lovely image. Well-composed and executed. Love it!

paula said...

Your stitching is stunning on those flowers. I loved the effect you achieved with them.

ma-mi said...

Beautiful card, but I love all your cards.

Cindy Lee said...

So beautiful! I love the stitched flowers!

Tammy said...

Oh, your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors you used and the stitching on the flowers is awesome!

Tammy x

theneon said...

Hi there Kath -- I had to come back and tell you how delightful this card is. Your tedious time on the satin stitch makes this so very beautiful -- along with the little pearls and all the other details! And, of course, the colors are perfection. I couldn't thread my machine either -- so gave up on that for now -- but I loved the stitching challenge.


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