Saturday, February 5, 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge....Week 137

Morning folks and it's Saturday...time to join in the fun at Penny Black Saturday.  Lots of fabulous entries last week for Pauline's obviously loved it as much as I did...definitely one to file away and keep for a rainy day.
The challenge this week will probably come as no surprise....yes Valentine's Day is only a little over a week away so it's a great chance to get ahead and get your card made in plenty of time.

LOVE IS.....
and we would like you to complete the phrase either on the front of your card or on the inside
 and the inside

Image: Penny Black...2891J..Heart to Heart
Button: Basic Grey
Hemp Cord: Simply Create
Sentiment: Making Memories Tiny Alpha Black & Anita's Glitterations
I coloured the image with my "on loan from Debbi" Aquamarkers...must admit I struggled a bit after years of using Distress Inks...but hey I am not giving up without a fight....practice...practice...practice is the name of the game and I have a little confession to absolute first for me....the papers and embellishments are all from a freebie from this month's Simply Cards & Papercrafts.    I would never normally use freebie papers from a be truthful they normally end up in the bin but hey I am a big fan of Nitwit Collections and the "In The Meadow" collection in particular and the papers are great quality

The Design Team are so excited this week because we have a very special Guest Designer joining us for the month of February.....none other than
a mega talented the nicest girls in blogland and a big big fan of Penny Blacks....I'm sure I'm right in saying that Helen has joined in every Penny Black Saturday Challenge since we began away back on the 14th June 2008 and in my book that deserves a huge round of applause and a great big pop over and give Helen the best Penny Black Saturday welcome.

And the prizes this week for 2 lucky winners who will be chosen at random

Joie De Vivre 4052K

and from
a bundle of gorgeous ribbons

well folks that's it from me....all you need to do now is pop over to Penny Black Saturday and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the girls on the team....look forward to seeing what you all create this week and will be popping by for a the meantime happy crafting.
See you all tomorrow
Big Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add:  Dick from PB Stamps has the brand new Penny Black 2011 Spring Catalogue in stock HERE


  1. I love those flowers and the heart, very cool card indeed x

  2. What a lovely card Kath - I usually end up throwing out free papers too but have used the nitwit ones recently too!!


  3. Morning Kath and Buddy. Love your card Kath.
    Have a good day.

    Kathleen x

  4. This is adorable Kath. Gorgeous heart and flowers, love the detail and your colouring is fab!. Probably none left in the shop by the time I get there! Carolxx

  5. Morning Kath a great card, Your colouring looks brilliant. Hugs x ChrisB

  6. Lovely card Kath and good use of those freebies - they are gorgeous - too good to waste.
    Stay well.


  7. morning Kath, I have to say I was impressed with the Nitwit papers too - I normally give all the freebies to my mum but I'll be keeping this one.
    And it certainly doesn't look like you struggled with the aquamarkers at all - am gonna send Paul the link cos it's fab

  8. Gorgeous card,Kath.The free papers you used are lovely.

  9. Love the cards Kath - the coluring and detail is brilliant, the flowers and heart are adorablexx

  10. This is jus so sweet Kath, a beautiful card!

  11. whow your card is soooo beautiful!!! the collors are realy amazing!
    xx petra

  12. Gorgeous card Kath, I love the colours on this. Joey.x

  13. Adorable card Kath, love the sweet image and great colouring. Hugs to Buddy. Anesha :)

  14. As always, your cards are amazing! That horse is very lovely! Kisses, Mimi.

  15. Gorgeous card Kath - love the true!
    Thanks for the lovely've made me feel all warm & fuzzy! :0)
    Helen x

  16. Hi Kath

    This is so pretty love he colour combo and the nit wit papers are fab off to get me a copy of that mag

    Emma xxx

  17. This is so cute Kath. That pony always reminds me of Thelwell's ponies. Must try to enter, maybe I could make a Valentine lol!

    I know what you mean about the Aquamarkers. I won a packet of 12 last year and only got brave enough to try using them the other day. I need lots of practice I think and more colours lol!

    By coincidence I'm off to Tesco to see if they have Simply Cards and Papercrafts. But first I'm off to see Helen's card. I agree she's a lovely girl and she makes beautiful cards.

    Kat xx

  18. Hi ya Kath
    aww gorgeous card hun, beautiful colouring,fab embelies & design, sue,x

  19. Great card Kath and those freebies do look fab.

    Love Lynda xxx

  20. I recognised the papers straight away lol I normally through mine out too or give them to my mum but I'm keeping these ones he he. Loving this card Kath, the colouring is fab well done you. You know how to bring a card altogether perfectly. Such a fabulous image too. Can't wait for the new Spring stamps.


    Ali x

  21. Kath your card is `beautiful`
    Always a pleasure to catch up.
    Have a lovely Evening:) x

  22. Яка хороша листівка :)

  23. Another great card Kath, looks like you're really getting the hang of AquaMarkers :0)!

  24. Have to say Kath that card is brilliant and I do like the freebie papers you used on your card love Linda


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hugs Kath xxx