Saturday, 23 May 2009

Penny Black 50 ~ Buttons Galore + Sketch Saturday 52

Morning everyone, hope your all well and had a good, I'm so glad its the weekend.. and an extra day off work too ~ nothing better..... more time to relax and maybe a little crafting too.

Firstly I want to say a massive apology to everyone as I set the date wrong when scheduling this post and it went out too early ~ I was up till the late Wednesday night/Thursday morning finishing it as I knew I wouldn't have much time to do it on Thurs/Fri evening... and I think with feelin rather sleepy I set the date wrong... ooppsss .... I corrected it but it had already been out a few hours so I apologise to all my fellow DT girls on PB & SS and to Jo & Kath (so sorry)

Well its time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge and we have a fun one for you this week... Thanks to everyone who joined us last week and all your gorgoeus Recipe creations.... I apologise I didn't get round to you this week... was out gallivanting Thurs & Friday night, so no time to blog.... a first for me in a while out 2 nights in a row... so I'm scheduling my post on Wednesday night ~ and can you believe I manage to make my card in time..

Anyway onto this weeks challenge:

Now we want you to get creative with those buttons... so get you thinking caps on... and I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations
Now you may need some Sun Glasses for this one.....

Thought I'd try something a little different this week and use some of these gorgeous buttons I brought in a massive bag from my local craft shop over a year ago.... I knew they'd come in handy one day.

We have another fabulous prize this week:

We hope you'll join in the fun with us this week and don't forget to pop over and check out the fabulous inspiration by the very talented Design Team


Papers: Basic Grey ~ Marrakech

Image: Penny Black ~

Mediums ~ Pro Markers

Supplies: Flower ~ Poppicrafts, Lace + Buttons ~ Stash

Enjoy the weekend


Wow where has the week gone... don't know about you but I am gald it the weekend and a long Bank Holiday weekend too, yeah !!!!! Well as its Saturday again we have another of Jo's fabulous sketch. Thanks to everyone that joined in last week with all your gorgeous creations.

This weeks sketch is sponsored by

And here's this week sketch:

Well there were a lot of decisions this week which image to use on my card as I ordered some new stamps last week by The Greeting Farm and also received my new WOJ Summer Kit..... but I just had to use this little cutie 'Fairy Chloe'... I brought her with a voucher that my good friend Mariska sent me for my birthday ~ thanks hun xxx

Sorry for the bad picture, haven't had a chance to take a good picture in the daylight... but will try again and repost later. Isn't she just the cutiest.... I've used my favourite BG ~ Bittersweet papers and added a couple of Poppicraft flowers and spacers.

The Design Team have out done themselves again, so please pop over and check out their fabulous work.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone and will catch up with you soon.


Cardstock: Coredinations ~ Pink, Basic Grey ~ Bittersweet

Image: Greeting Farm ~ Fairy Chloe

Medium ~ Pro Markers

Tools: Nesties ~ Labels 1

Supplies: Flowers ~ Poppicrafts; Lace, Spacers, Charm ~ Stash



  1. they are both gogeous. Love all the coloured buttons! x x

  2. Hi Tracie,
    Oh your cards are so beautiful!
    Love your sweet images and gorgeous colouring!
    Your paper is delicious and love your stunning designs and detail!
    kim x

  3. Beautiful cards Tracie
    Wendy x

  4. What a beautiful cards Tracie,l love the images and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  5. wow Tracie these are both gorgeous i love the cute fairy and all those buttons look fabulous
    hope you have a great weekend
    Tracy x

  6. Both Fantastic cards Tracie, hope you had a great time on your evenings out and have a lovely relaxing weekend


  7. Beautifull cards tracie :)
    hugs Ria

  8. You've bought one of my favourites :). I absolutely love the Greeting Farm fairies, they are sooooooo gorgeous! Love both cards as always :). The PB image is so cute and I love the colours on that one and you already know that I love the image on the SS one and you've coloured her so soft and pretty... gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend sweetie!!


  9. Hi Dear,

    I like your Cards. Wonderful Creations from you again this week.


  10. Wow hun 2 stunners here both so different but both adorable, hope you have a great weekend
    Hugs Jacqui x

  11. Oh bless you dear for peaking a little soon rofl!! .. never mind .. meant everyone else could get peeking a little soon at your fab creations (sorry for the bad pun!) Both cards are gorgeous as usual - beautiful colours and so cute. Hope you had a couple of fab nights out and that you enjoy the weekend .... maybe we'll have a few early entries in the challenge to look at this weekend hun! (tears of laughter rolling down my face here dear!)
    Pauline x

  12. Great bright colors, love that red lace. Papers are lovely too. Love the buttons, great idea, I have loads of them and hardly ever think to use them. Really nice card.

  13. Hiya Tracie two gorgeous cards, and so different! love the vibrant colours on your pb card, gorgeous fairy on the bottom one. Joey.x

  14. Great use of buttons! Love that Marraketch paper!

  15. Great cards! Love the stamp on the PB card! Great colors and the buttons are so much fun!


  16. beautiful cards! love the buttons! And the new image is so sweet!
    love tina xx

  17. wo very nice card S.S and fab cards !!!
    big hugs coco

  18. Hee hee! No worries - it happens! I hope you enjoyed your night out!
    I love your cards, the little Anya stamp is so cute!
    Beth xx

  19. Gorgeous cards Tracie, the PB card is fantastic and I love the way you have placed your buttons and your SS card is incredibly pretty :) Donna x

  20. gorgeous card as always Tracie and no need to apologise...these things happen....enjoy the rest of your weekend.....Hugs Kath xxxx

  21. So pretty Tracie! Love your style! Have a great week. Hugs Jeanette

  22. Hi Tracie, just popped over for my fix of Robbie, oh and yes and to look at your brill cards.

    B x

  23. Gorgeous cards! Love the way you've used the buttons on your PB card! And those BG papers are delicious!
    Helen x

  24. Hi Tracie,

    thanks for leaving a message at my blog :)
    Nice blog you have!

    xxx Cheryl

  25. Gorgeous cards Tarcie, love the cute images and all the wonderful details. Hugs Nikki x

  26. Hiya sweetie, hope you had a fab time .... poor you with the posting but hey, not a problem at all is it, lol
    Loving both your cards - fabby buttons on your PB card and wow, love your anya, she is the sweetest!!

  27. Two fabulous cards Tracie, I love the bright colours and all the buttons on your PBSC card and your SS card is so pretty & girly...I love them both. Debbie x
    PS:Thanks for your beautiful birthday card and gift...your so sweet Mwah X

  28. Very gorgeous cards, Tracie!!!
    Great colouring and marvelous idea of details.
    Hugs, Mumur

  29. Hi Tracie,
    Lovin your PB card this week, the lace you've chosen catches my eye and really compliments the image nicely and I love those flowers, and the papers are beautiful!!


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Happy Crafting
Tracie :)xx