Saturday, November 7, 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 74

Morning folks.....well I can hardly contain my excitement today.....good news and not so good news...but more of that's Saturday and that means all things Penny Black.    Wonderful response to our WHITE ON WHITE challenge last week and gorgeous creations from obviously loved it because you well and truly ROCKED IT.
Ok let's start off with the good news.....I am so excited....we have our first Guest Designer joining us for November and I'm sure most of you will be familiar with this lady's fantastic work...and if not...where on earth have you been's the mega talented......

I've been a big fan of Debby's fabulous work for such a long time.......I love her attention to detail and you can tell from her cards that she simply adores Penny Black stamps....everything she makes is gorgeously pop on over to Penny Black Saturday see Debby's card for this week's's stunning.

The challenge this week from Penny Black Saturday is......

I chose
look and see.... if there's a letter in your bag for me....

by the best group in the world ever

 Papers: Stampin Up
Image: Penny Black....Hand Mailed
           Hero Arts: Holiday Messages....Peace on Earth....Joy
Sentiment: My Little Shoe Box...Mini Alphabet...Lipstick Red
Doodlebug All Mixed Up
Fiskars Squeeze Heart Punch
and as per usual a generous dusting of old GD....

Quite appropriate at the moment I thought.....what with the recent postal strikes which haven't really affected us at all in this neck of the woods...but it looks as though there will be no more strikes before Christmas...just as well....just think of all those Christmas Cards you are making and not being able to send them.  Now for the not so good's my birthday today.....61....I can't quite believe it....I know what you're thinking....crikey she doesn't look that old....and of course....the song that I could have chosen is very obvious.....yes the most popular song in the world....."HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU"....but NO.....didn't want you thinking that just because I am an old dodderer  I took the easy peasy route....OH NO.. and to coin that much used phrase...."you are only as old as you feel" well no consolation there because some days I feel about 90.....but I suppose I should be thankful for small mercies....I am still here albeit a little bit bruised and battered after my gymnastic efforts but accident number three hasn't happened (YET)....and I love what I do and do what I many folks can say that.....must remember that next time I have a grumpy old woman day.

We have another fabulous prize this week for one lucky winner
from Clair & Sharni at Valentines

Well that's it for today folks.....get your thinking caps on.....hum a merry tune and I can't wait to see what you all create this week....will be scooting over to pay you all a the meantime....happy crafting.....will be back tomorrow for the winner of the Inky Question give-away and yes more questions.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx
Edited to add: I have had a few e-mails asking about the green in the bottom left of my's not on the was some greenery I added from the garden to bring a little festive decoration to the pic....a little "je ne sais quoi" as they say in France......obviously it didn't quite have the effect I hoped for.


HoneyB said...

Hi Kath
Happy Birthday. Hope you have a lovely day and are not too bruised after yesterday! Love your card today (as I do all of them). Its beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your day
Lyn x

lesleyanne said...

happy birthday Kath xx

Jackie said...

Happy birthday want to put some arnica on those brusies!! Know how you feel, did the same thing this week walking Molly and slipped on the bridge in the was not a pretty!! Gorgeous card as always...have a great day

Birthday hugs

Jackie xx

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Gorgeous card Kath. Many happy returns. Hope you have a wonderful day and that accident number 3 doesn't happen, especially not today of all days!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Kath

I didnt know it was your birthday hun many happy returns, hope you have a wonderful day

i lov ethe red spotty back ground its fab

Big birthday hugs Emma xxx

PinksyDoodles said...

Happy Birthday Kath.
I love your card, it is so cheerful and your layout is fantastic.
Have a great day.
Clare x

ribenaruby said...

Birthday wishes for you Kath! You're doing so well after all these mishaps, enjoy your special day and hope Buddy is running around for you letting you put your feet up!

Crafty Cat said...

Happy Birthday Kath, have a great day.
xxx Carol
PS. Another excellent card, love it.

tracie said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear Kath, Happy Birthday to you...mwah !!
Fabulous card as always hun, love this adorable image and just attention to details..stunning !!
Hope you have a fabulous Birthday hun, with lots of pressies
Big Hugs
Tracie :)xx

tracie said...

Sorry hun, forgot to say...Hope you feeling better today after you fall...big hugs to you hun
Tracie :)x

Jo said...

Happy birthday Kath, lovely card and I hope you are not too sore today. Hope you have a nice relaxing day and are spoilt rotten. Hugs Jo x

Allison said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you......
fabulous card as well

Victoria said...

This card is just stunning Kath. I love your attention to detail! Red, white and kraft is such a fab combo!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

debby4000 said...

Happy Birthday Kath
Thank you for the wonderful things you said about me.
Love your card, you're so clever with all the different details you put into your card.
Hope you have a lovely day.

weekend-crafter said...

Happy Birthday Kath, another year older & another year wiser. Love the postbox card, its so sweet. Hope you have a fantastic birthday and you get spoilt rotten.


Wiccababe said...

happy birthday to you
squashed tomatoes and stew
you look like a monkey
and you live in a zoo
haha, only kidding quine, have a super day - wish I'd known sooner.
beautiful card as always - wish I had a fraction of your imagination and creativity

Mephisto said...

Thats so a fantastic Idea!I like the Beatles :-)
And your card is really wonderful!


Cass said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Kath
Happy birthday to you.

Hope you have a fabby day and so glad you got your card in time.
Big hugs
Cass xxx

Anonymous said...

Hiya Gorgeous:)
`Happy Birthday` to you Have a lovely DAy its all yours!!!!!!!
Hope your feeling better...
Enjoy your weekend:)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Gayle said...

Happy Birthday Mama Kath!

You're only as old as the man you feel...isn't that how it goes?

Start gropping 30 year olds in Tesco...that'll make you fell nice and sprightly!


Gayle x

Kort og Søm said...

Happy birthday to you! :o)

I just love yor card, all the details!

Fredrikke :o)

Lynda said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy KaTh - Have a truly fabulous, brilliant and very special day.

Lots of Love to you.
Lynda xxx

PS your card is as fabulous as you are!

Tracy said...

Hi Kath,
what an inspiring card and I love your presentation on this card, everything just goes together and looks spectacular.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vicky said...

Happy birthday Kath. Beautiful card as always. Enjoy your day :)xxxx

Unknown said...

Great card lots of detail loving it! and a very happy birthday mwah ((hugs))

Love Dawn xx

cheryl said...

oh happy birthday hope you have a great one loving the card such a cute image and great detail as usuall love cheryl xxx

Kay said...

Happy Birthday Kath! Hope it's filled with fabulousness of all kinds.

Kris said...

Lovely, lovely card Kath. Happy Birthday hugs to you! ...Kris

Clair Matthews said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATH!!!!!!! I do hope you are having the most enjoyable day ever!!!

Lots of love,

Clair xxx

Ali Watson said...

Happy birthday Kath, loving your card great theme this week again must get me thinking cap on. OMG I hope you are really all right after your falls. Please stay safe :D. Enjoy the rest of your birthday. Mwah!!

Sheila said...

Sorry this a bit late in the day Kath but I have been at work.
Happy birthday.....hope you have had a smashing day.

Love the Mr Postman card.


Pauline C said...

Wonderful card as always Kath - your details and layout are just amazing!! Happy birthday for today - sorry i ddin't know in advance hun tos end you acard - but will know for next year :-) Hope you ahve a great day and weekend
Pauline x

Helen said...

Happy Birthday Kath!
Hope you've had a fabulous day!
Gorgeous card...I love that little teddy! :0)
Helen x

Crafting Queen said...

Very Happy Birthday to you. Anesha

Pia said...

wow what a great card

Marion said...

Happy Birthday Kath, So glad Number three is staying away. Great card and the Beatles were my fav group in the 60's.

Rufus said...

Happy Birthday to you!! I won't sing and scorch your eardrums. Love the card, the song, the group!

As for old, hog wash! DH is 61 so that can't be old (LOL) I play tennis with a guy who's in his 90's!!! (when he turned 93 we did give him 2 bounces before he has to hit the ball!) Here's to your next 30 Birthday's!

Tracey said...

I have just spent the last 2 hours on your wonderful blog. You have given me so much inspiration, your cards and projects are just wonderful.

Hope you had a happy birthday and cant wait to nip back later.


Dragonlady said...

Hi Kath

Bit late I know but Happy Birthday!
Beautiful card, I absolutely love it.

Hugs Ali x

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so adorable Kath. The image has got so much character and you have coloured and embellished it beautifully. Glad to hear that you also have postal strikes over there, as we had a nearly 8 week strike this year, here in South Africa and I thought its only in SA that it could happen.

Unknown said...

Hi Kath Just had to stop by when I saw your card its fantastic, love everything about it, hope you had a fantastic birthday and got loads of crafting goodies. Christine x

Anonymous said...

over the top adorable! love your card! I love postal things and have this set! I'm inspired! tfs!
Pam Going Postal

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Happy Birthday, hope you had a lovley day. Gorgeous card, I just love all the little details, stunning!

Tatanky said...

Happy belated Birthday ! Hope you had a great time. Thanks so much for all your cards and great sense of humor. Wish you all the best. Big hug all the way from Mexico City.