Saturday, July 9, 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge....Week 159

Morning's Saturday and time for another challenge over at Penny Black Saturday.  Thanks for sharing all the gorgeous creations you made with your must-have desert island stamps and if you pop over to PBS....the lucky winners have been announced and it could be YOU.
The challenge this week is surprise....surprise...

Papers: Delish Designs...Bistro Collection
Image: Penny Black...Wishes For Kisses
Tim Holtz Texture Fade
Snowflake: Sizzix
Ribbon: American Crafts
Sentiment: American Crafts & My Little Shoebox Tiny Alphas

What a stroke of luck that the challenge this week was Christmas In July...I just love when a plan comes together (famous last words) especially when you're skidding in by the seat of your pants. The Christmas ingredients were already strewn around the cubbyhole..oh this is going to be a piece of what on earth possessed me to go down the easel card route...easy peasy to make but a nightmare to took longer to get a half decent photo than it did to make the card. On the subject of nightmares...have you got the new updated dashboard... yes without any warning or a by your leave Mr Blogger is on a mission to confuse all us bloggers again...a more modern look perhaps but not as simple to navigate as the last one and what has he done with the scroll button. I suppose we'll get used to it in we have a choice...instead of rolling out all this new fangled stuff he might be more gainfully employed concentrating on making Blogger work properly.
And I have some sad news to share with you all....we are saying goodbye to our lovely Penny Black Saturday teamie Joey....thank you Joey for all the hard work you have put in each and every week....I am going to miss your wonderful inspiration and beautiful Penny Black creations.
But there is good news...this week's fab prize for one lucky winner who will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday has been generously donated from the lovely folks at...
$20 voucher to spend in their online store
click on the logo to pop over and have a browse where you'll find a huge selection of our favourite Penny Blacks and lots of goodies for your cardmaking.

I'll be popping over to see all your gorgeous Christmas creations....have a great weekend...hope the weather is kind where you are and I'll catch up with you all tomorrow.
Happy Crafting Everyone
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Morning Both.Love your easel card Kath.To be honest it feels more like winter than summer.Have a good and don't work too hard.
    Kathleen x

  2. Yay!!!
    fab card and in true Kath Stylee!!!
    love it x
    Suzie Qx

  3. Wow this is such a great example for me!! Thanks for giving me inspiration Kath, lovely card, have a nice weekend, hugs Ageeth xx

  4. Gorgeous card Kath....great design and those papers are fab!

    Jenny x

  5. What a gorgeous card and I love all the pretty embossing and decoupage.


    Hugs, Sandra

  6. Kath this is absolutely gorgeous, love this colour combo, thankyou so much for your kind words. Joey xxx

  7. Hi Kath,

    Love you Christmas card, love how you made your gems as a stopper for your easel. Hope you don't get stuck in christmas mode though.

    The weather here is on and off sun and rain. Have a good weekend.

    Big hugs Carol xx

  8. Gorgeous card Kath - going to a Christmas afternoon at my local 'The Stamp Pad in Greenfield' today. Weather rubbish in Saddleworth, cold n damp. Have a good weekend everyone x x

  9. Hi Kath n Buddyxx.Love this gorgeous card.xx

  10. Gorgeous card Kath and I am loving this week's challenge as I have been making Christmas cards all year.

  11. Terrific colours & I love that embossing folde. Now I'm puzzled as my Dasboard hasn't changed - could it be the fact I'm browsing with Safari.......haven't a clue but I agree Blogger should keep to not changing & work on improved service. Oh the wonders of techieland. Hope you're surviving.
    Paula (PEP)

  12. absolutely gorgeous Kath - love the timmie-tastic embossing
    am trying to clear my feet so I get into full xmas-in-july mode

  13. I love your beautiful xmas card Kath, the teaming of the pale camel with the red is so striking. I hope I remember to try that colour combo myself one day but with my memory....!
    Keryn x

  14. It really is refreshing to see some Christmas cards popping up here and there - makes this summer heat more bearable. LOOOVE this one, especially that cute little robin!

  15. Beautiful card Kath love the textured snowflakes and everything else too!

    Love Lynda xxx

  16. Gorgeous Christmas card Kath. Looks lovely outside now, still lots of clouds though. But after the rain bouncing of the road this morning dry is a bonus. Especially since we're going to a wedding dance in a wee while!

    Kat xx

  17. What a lovely card it is so pretty. Laura

  18. Brilliant card this week Kath,

    Liz x

  19. Hi Buddy and Kath, I think you did a very good job of photographing your easel card. It is so cute. You are making me want to look into buying those dies.
    Linda S. in NE

  20. Simply stunning as always fabul;ous details. Love love love it

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend

    ali x

  21. Hello Kath love your card, especially the wee tiny robin with the mistletoe. Heis so cute. Have a good day tomorrow. Hugs x ChrisB

  22. Wonderful card!! Hugs to you both.

  23. Beautiful card Kath - love the colour combo...and that's one of my favourite PBs too!
    Helen x

  24. Oh this is gorgeous! Lovely card Kath. xx

  25. Oh another totally fabulous Kath creation!
    I totally love it!
    kim x


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx