Saturday, October 29, 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 175

Morning everyone...time for another challenge over at Penny Black Saturday.  Loved all your cute spooky creations last week...thanks for taking the time to join in the fun...we really do appreciate it.   The winner has been posted so pop on over and check out if it's YOU.
The challenge this week is a fabulous sketch from our lovely teamie NAT

edited to add: can't believe no-one spotted the watermark date...I know I don't always know what day it is but things are serious if I am at the stage that I don't know what year it is....

Papers:  MME Lost & Found Christmas
Penny Black Image...Nature's Best
Ribbon: American Crafts
Sentiment: LOTV..Circular Sentiments - Christmas
With time fast running away from me at the moment...this was going to be a simple quick to make card so why did I decide to hand stitch around the panels and trim around all those holly leaves....I have no idea...another losing the plot moment perhaps...
and the prize this week for one lucky winner 
4 rolls of ribbon of the winner's choice
why don't you pop over for a browse...check out the huge selection of gorgeous ribbons and great special offers to tempt you too.
After the social whirlwind that was the SECC...I was feeling a bit down in the old dumps yesterday and just couldn't settle myself back into the work stuff so instead of grumping around in the cubbyhole arguing with Mr Mojo I took myself off to join the lovely girls at SEW SOCIAL FRIDAY at the IN PLACE TO lovely buddy ANN's new shop...THE SEW ROOM in Alford...a morning of fun chat and coffee really do wonders for the crafty soul....I'm back in the swing again.
Looking forward to seeing what you all create with Nat's sketch....I'll be popping by to pay you a visit...until then enjoy your weekend and happy crafting.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: Remember to put your clocks back an hour tonight....for all you sleepy heads an extra hour in bed


  1. wow Kath...gorgeous card. Love the that a chunkier thread you have used as it looks a bit thicker than normal. Fab ribbon and those holly leaves are amazing!!

    Glad you had fun at The Sew Room...must check that out!!


  2. what a beautiful card you've made, looks like a picture, lovely!

  3. Morning Kath.I was on a downer yesterday as well so i decided to try and organise my craft shed to make way for the goodies i bought at SECC.I soon gave up.Love your card and i must get back into the challenges again.
    Have a good day.
    Kathleen x

  4. You do it because you are a perfectionist my dearest Kath, and beautiful it is too!!! - although hand sewing?? - you might just have taken "easy" to the other extreme.

    Love as always

  5. Glad you are feel refreshed and raring to go again Kath. LOVE that PB card.

  6. Another lovely card Kath I have just been to the papeterie for some new stash and saw some of your lovely cards on display there, came away with loads of inspiration so off to my craft room for the rest of the day to try some of it out.. Aud x

  7. Gorgeous card Kath. Sometimes I wonder why I've done something too!

    Glad you had a good time at the Sew Room. Still not managed to pop over there yet. But my new work colleague is doing well so maybe I'll not need to go in every day next week. I've got Monday off anyway to recover from going to the SECC on Sunday!! Can't wait to get down to Glasgow to see if there's anything left lol!!!!!

    Kat xx

  8. Hi Kath.Your card as always is GORGEOUS.Oh goody a sketch i can join in this week.Hope you and Buddy enjoy the rest of your weekend (and im indoors too lol).Hugs xx cuddles for the big furry one xx

  9. Love that holly spray & the way you interpreted the sketch. Hope you've got everything done so you can have an evening with your beads & the TV.
    Paula (PEP)

  10. Fabulous card, everything goes so very well together but it wouldn't be by you if it didn't.

    Kath x

  11. I'm so glad you decided to do the stitching - it adds such a finished look. I checked out Fantastic Ribbons and was drooling over all their gingham colors. So beautiful!!

  12. Gorgeous card Kath - love those holly leaves!
    Helen x

  13. We wouldn't make great detectives would we!!


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