Saturday, July 7, 2012

Penny Black Saturday...July Challenge

Morning folks...it's Saturday and time to join in the fun over at Penny Black Saturday and it's all change...first the blog's had a bit of a make-over and as from this week we are moving to a MONTHLY challenge on the first Saturday of each month...relieving the pressure a bit on the Design Team girls and giving you lovely folks more time to get creative too.
So to kick things off...we're having a special ...
Penny Black Saturday Blog Hop...
with fabulous prizes up for grabs....all you have to do is jump aboard the special Penny Black Saturday Critters Bus and you'll be whisked to each destination with our cute Kitty at the wheel and no worries I did check he had a driving licence...
and if you've already been hopping on and off the bus...you should have arrived here from my lovely buddy...
(our guest designer from Craftwork Cards) 
and weren't Julie's cards gorgeous but if you missed the bus...got lost along the way or haven't started yet...just pop back to Penny Black Saturday where you will find all the info you need for the journey...
The challenge for July is...
SUMMERTIME
(and the living is easy)
I won't go into a saga about the weather folks...the sentiment speaks for itself...

I have a little parcel of goodies to give-away....all you have to do is leave your name with Inlinkz to get your name in the hat...I'll announce my winner on Saturday 4th August...the date of the next challenge.

X-Cut...Tri-Boss Multi Layered Embossing Folder...
a pack of pastel buttons...
 seam binding and these gorgeous butterfly charms

Thanks for popping in to visit but now it's time for you to hop back on board the bus and go visit my lovely buddy...
MARY 
(one of our guest designers from The Ribbon Girl)
where more gorgeous inspiration awaits you

I did make a start on linking up the products for this card but the papers...ribbon and chipboard word came from the WeR Memory Keepers White Out Collection which I've had since the days of the wooden boilers and as far as I can tell is discontinued and from the amount I still have left...I think I must have purchased a job lot. The stamps are from this delicious set....Petal Party...from who else but Penny Black of course...a new favourite I suspect and the brads are from American Crafts...another "it would have been silly not to" bargain job lot purchase from my local Hobbycraft.
Well it's over to you now....enjoy hopping on and off the bus and I'll be popping by to visit you during the month to see your Summertime cards.  Have a great weekend...going by the weather forecast it may be time to batten down the hatches...take care...stay safe and bring on the tennis.
Hugs Kath xxx

62 comments:

  1. This is a lovely card Kath, love the colours, and I think dreaming of summer is about as good as its going to get this year, we will soon all have webbed feet. Enjoy your weekend. Audx

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  2. Gorgeous card, I did try and comment on your friends blog but the word verification kept failing over and over and I cannot get passed it, could you let her know?

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  3. Keep on dreaming Kath - the sun just might come out ....... have a nice weekend. Mary G x

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  4. Love the summery colours....let's hope it kick starts a bit of summer weather.

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  5. Lovely card as always, it's making me long for summer given how rubbish the Scottish weather has been this year!!

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  6. Love your card and such pretty summery flowers - come on sunshine and Andy Murray. Always want to give buddy a hug when I drop bye!

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  7. Hi Kath, your card is gorgeous, I love the way you have stamped onto patterned paper, what a lovely idea. That set of stamps will now go on my wish list. Didn't Andy do well! Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  8. lovely lovely cards!! I always use plain colour card but you did so beautiful flowers... i have to try! thanks for the blog hop!

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  9. Hi Kath

    Lovely card with amazing summery colours, just what we need for this yucky weather. TFS

    Happy Saturday x

    PS. Say hi to Buddy please x

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  10. Morning Kath, your quip about the weather and reference to the dream card made me chuckle!! lovely colours, all fresh and summery.
    Kxoxo

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  11. Gorgeous card, great idea stamping the flowers onto a pretty paper too, so much quicker to create a beautiful card. I've seen this card "in the flesh" and it's even prettier than in the photo. Thanks Kath.

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  12. Great card as always Kath. I've got this stamp set so eagerly looking forward to some more inspiration! xxx Carol V

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  13. fab card Kath - love how you've made the flowers pop! Brilliant! Hugs rachel xx

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  14. Instead of dreaming, this card is screaming out for summer! :) Love the colors you've used, tey work really well with these flowers!

    Gr's Kim

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  15. Morning Kath, a beautiful , bright summer card. Love it and the new stamps. Have a good weekend .Hugs x ChrisB

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  16. This is a lovely card Kate - the colours are just so summer and cheered me up on this wet dismal day .
    You will be glued to the tennis tomorrow as many of us will. Fingers crossed.

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  17. Beautiful card Kath. Dream is about all we can do as far as summer is concerned, although the sun is shining here, at the moment. But that can all change by lunchtime! I'm loving the new look to the PBSC, and gthe Blog Hop is fab. Have a great weekend love Linda xx

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  18. Stunning card, gorgeous colours and wonderful detailing

    Hugs Sue

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  19. gorgeous card, love the paper piecing and the colours are so vibrant x

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  20. Beautiful summery card Kath. Love the colours and the flowers are gorgeous!
    Lorraine x

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  21. Yes, very apt Kath! But at least your lovely card brightened up my day.
    Natx

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  22. Brilliant card Kath - absolutely stunning. You're right though that we can "dream" about summer lol!! Loving the new look blog and blog hop - woo hoo!
    pauline x

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  23. Fantastic card! I love the design and the flowers. :)

    Vanja

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  24. Beautiful card Kath..great summer colours.. we all can dream of sunshine..we are getting some here and then showers.. Have a great saturday!! thank you for the chance to win some great candy... Hugs May x x x x

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  25. Wow, Kath, such a gorgeous and so beautiful card, love the colours and papers you've used. Fantastic summer card.

    hugs Bine/Zimtschnecke

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  26. Really lovely card and yes dream is the perfect sentiment.

    Enjoy the tennis on Sunday - I have cancelled going to a crop to stay at home and watch.

    Karen x

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  27. Thank you Kath for allowing us to take part in your gorgeous candy and a fabulous blog hop to which l am really enjoying, Your card is just amazing and so summery, great colours nice and bright the stamp set is stunning all of your card Kath is gorgeous and its got lots of inspiration to take from it:)x

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  28. Love your spectacular use of those PB stamps with the papers - definitely summer in my book. Enjoy the tennis too - maybe, just maybe we'll have a British Chamopion. And that's from someone who doesn't follow tennis!
    Paula (PEP)

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  29. Lovely card. Love those stamps. Your cards are always such a treat to view!

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  30. Wow...what a really beutiful card!! Sending you some of our heatwave to UK....poor you!
    I really wil miss the weekly Challenge girl!!
    Martina

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  31. Oh my word, this is breathtaking! All those gorgeous summery colours, the flowers - everything is so bright and cheerful! I'm loving this blog hop, seeing all the summertime cards makes up for the grey clouds and rain out there! Thank you!

    Thank you very much also for the chance to win your fab candy!

    love Mags B x

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  32. I love your card hun, I did ever since I first saw it lol I also NEED them stamps :) xxx

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  33. What a stunning card Kath..love absolutely everything about it!
    Hugs, Renee

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  34. Just stunning Kath! So creative.
    xx

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  35. this a beautiful summery card. Less said about the weather the better. Our poor Bella is having to wear an IV bag over her dressing, and doesnt like it one wee bit!
    love teen x

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  36. A beautiful card Kath. Love the way the word looks.

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  37. Wow - so different from all the "cute" PB stamp cards... fantastic floral! =)

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  38. Very summery colors. The flowers are great.

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  39. A very pretty card. I love the papers you used. Thanks for a chance to win.
    hugs
    Sabine

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  40. A super card! Love your bold stripey flowers and sentiment! Buddy looks sooooo handsome on your blog! Hugs, Lesley

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous card. I love the paper piecing with the stamps - fantastic, cheers Linda

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  42. Fabulous card, gorgeous image, beautiful colour combination. Dreaming of summer seems to be the nearest we can get.
    Kim xx

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  43. I love the colours you've used on this card. It's really beautiful.

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  44. Very beautiful card Kath.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  45. Kath your card is beautiful, great paper piecing! And yes, the perfect sentiment for THIS Summer! Shelly x

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  46. Lovely card as usual.
    Liselot

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  47. What a beautiful card as usual Kath the paper piecing is just perfect love Linda

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  48. Gorgeous creation, love your image and design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  49. Hello!

    This is delightful! I love the colors and patterns! Beautiful card! Wishing you a happy day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  50. Stunning colours and a great way to use those stamps, Luv Sam x

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  51. What a lovely summery card, hi to you and Buddy ;0)
    Jane x

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  52. Wunderschöne Papiere verwendet und einfach genial gestaltet.
    LG Irene

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  53. Fab card, love those beautiful flowers and the papers are just so beautiful, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

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  54. Hi Kat, your card is really gorgeous:)
    Summer colours and fab image:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  55. Brilliant card Kath, I so love your cards, Jx

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  56. Gorgeous cards Kath. These new stamps are beautiful.

    Kat xx

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  57. Fab Summery colours Kath, love the design and lovely DPs. Carolxx

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  58. ive searched a long time, but now, ive found =)
    A great card project, looks fantastic!

    LG
    Michaela

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