Saturday, April 30, 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge....Week 149

Morning's Saturday and time for another challenge over at Penny Black Saturday....we loved all your beautiful "Happily Ever After" cards for last week's challenge and what can I say about yesterday....truly magical....

loved the elegantly understated....absolutely timeless and stunningly beautiful in it's simplicity....the moving and intimate service in the Abbey....a truly joyous day in this country's history but very emotional...I was in bits the minute I saw William and Harry leaving for the Abbey....reliving the memories of that day in July 1997 when two young boys' lives changed for ever and Diana would have been so very proud of her boys and so happy for William and his new bride...a future King and his beautiful Queen.  The star of the show for me apart from the bride and groom of course was Harry...with his mop of "can't do a thing with it" hair...he looked as though he had just tumbled out of bed....he's so cute I could hug him.
Sadly this week we are saying goodbye to Sylvie our lovely Guest Designer for the month of April....we've loved having her on board and a big thank you Sylvie for sharing your beautiful and inspirational cards with us all.
The challenge this week is....
a card for a special birthday.....moving home....birth of a those special moments in peoples' lives... 

Papers: Jillybean Soup....Blossom
Image: Penny Black....Whispers
Sentiment: LOTV...Circular Sentiment..For You
Seam Binding...The Ribbon Girl coloured with Broken China Distress Ink
Flowers: Wild Orchid
Pearls....Hobby House

and the prize this week for one lucky winner chosen at random from
15% off lifetime discount voucher
and toot...toot....PB Stamps have the new Penny Black "Touch of Whimsy" Collection for sale in their fabulous online shop along with thousands more of our favourite Penny pop over and visit...

This card will be winging it's way to our lovely teamie Pauline who is celebrating a special birthday this week....yes the big 50.....a real milestone in your life but hey 50 is the new 40 don't you know...
Look forward to seeing what you all create this week and will be popping over to pay you all a the meantime happy crafting everyone and wooohoooo we have some mega exciting news to share next week....I am so naughty teasing you all.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Lovely card! I like the idea of using the same paper in the flowers and background - it really gives a nice touch to the card :)

  2. Great card Kath.Hope you have a great weekend and what's all this exciting news ???????????????
    How long do we have to wait or can I pop in with a bribe ???????
    Anne x

  3. Morning Both.wasn't the Wedding just beautiful.Lovely card Kath and can't wait to hear your exciting news.
    Have a great day.
    Kathleen x

  4. Hi Kath,
    beautiful write up about wills and kate and i agree with you totally about harrys hair i though exactly the same lol x
    absolutely beautiful card love those colours together i am sure your friend loved it x
    Suzie Qxz

  5. ooo it's not often we see you using such bright patterned papers, but those Blossom Soup papers are just fab.
    gorgeous card Kath, am sure your friend will love it. And if 50 is the new 40, does that mean that 40 is the new 21? lol

  6. Oh this is so yummy, Kath! Love it to pieces - such happy colors and papers!

    I so agree about Diana's sad that she isn't here to enjoy this happy time......and sad for Will, cause you always want to share happy with your Mum!

  7. thnaks for sharing your thoughts about the wedding, you reflected what i was thinking too. great card, the piecing is fantastic.

  8. Gorgeous those bright papers!

  9. The tissues were out here Kath - wasn't it just a magical wedding. Stunning card as always and thanks for keeping us hanging on again - you're very wicked lol.

    Love Lynda xxx

  10. Wonderful card Kath. Agree the wedding was beautiful. Hope you are enjoying the lovely sunshine. Hugs to Buddy. :)

  11. Lovely card Kath, love the colours and the wedding was beautiful.
    Debbie x

  12. Your card is beautiful! I've just signed up to follow your blog by email. Thanks for sharing!

    Carol aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten at hotmail dot com

  13. Gorgeous card Kath. Love that image and the paper piecing. Lucky Pauline I think she's going to get some lovely cards.

    Yesterday was very special wasn't it? Loved it when they came out of the Palace in the Aston Martin!

    Kat xx

  14. That PB stamp is a wonder & I love seeing what you do with it. These colours are so pretty & summery & - yes - 50 isn't that bad. Have a good week.
    Paula (PEP)

  15. You make the most glorious cards! Even though for those of us in the U.S. it was an early day, I wouldn't have missed the royal wedding. I watched Charles and Diana's wedding, and I watched Diana's funeral, too. I feel like I have watched the boys grow up.

  16. Hi Kath ... thanks so much this is a stunning card and I absolutely love it. Sorry if this is a duplicate thankyou comment ... i did comment from my iphone earlier but not sure if it has gone awol lol!
    Pauline x