Saturday, 11 July 2009

Penny Black 57 ~ Swirls & Sketch Saturday 59

Morning everyone and a happy Saturday to you all... wow I can't believe where this week has gone.. but so glad its the weekend. Well is time for another Penny Black Saturday Challenge, and thanks to everyone who entered last week.. from those of you I managed to visit (as I still had limited internet last week) you all created some fabulous work again.

I'm please to tell you I finally have my new wireless router set up at home now.. managed to set it up last night so Im looking forward to being able to visit you all again... as Ive been a very bad blogger these past couple of weeks.

So onto this weeks challenge:
This can be stamping...embossing or die cuts....get your thinking caps on and we look forward to seeing what you create
As always you can make a card..altered etc the only rule being that you use at least one Penny Black image or sentiment.
So I decide to create a sentiment card this week and started with these gorgeous papers from Papermania ~ Blue Vintage Floral.... They do look more fabulous in daylight but I just couldn't get a decent picture this morning.. will try again later.

My swirls are on the paper and I also cut 4 swirls with a puchie ~ Flourish Swirls and glued 2 together to create a larger swirl and finished it with a Pearl...

We have another fabulous prize for you this week kindly donated by the lovely Jacqui at Simply Create ~ They are a fabulous craft store situated in the small town of Alford in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire....too far for many of you ... and me included but our Kath lives if your in the neighbourhood .... why not pop by, but I have been warned... you'll need a big wallet as there's too much temptation with all their fabulous goodies.

This gorgeous Penny Black Stamp ~ Frolic

The design team have all outdone themselves again and created some fabulous inspiration for you all.... so why not pop over and join in the fun.

Look forward to seeing your fabulous creations.


Papers: Papermania ~ Blue Vintage Floral

Sentiments: Penny Black ~ Live Life

Tools: Nesties ~ Labels Four,

Supplies: Lace, Flowers, Spacers, Brads, Pearls ~ Stash

Have a fabulous weekend


Morning everyone and welcome to another Sketch Saturday challenge, thanks to everyone who joined in with Gill's sketch last week and hope you all had fun.

Well we have another fabulous sketch by Jo for you this week and if you like layers your going to love this one

I thought I was going to struggle with this one, as I'm not a big fan of layers... but it came together quite nicely.....

I used the 2nd image from last weeks card from The Greeting Farm ~ Hope & Grace... and my favourite Basic Grey ~ Wiseria papers.

This weeks sketch has been sponsored by

And Heidi is offering another $25 gift certificate to spend on SSS goodies for this weeks very lucky challenger

The DT have all outdone themselves again and created some truely inspirational cards for you. We'd like to thank Gitta for joining us as Guest DT for the past 2 weeks and showing us her fabulous work.

Looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous work.


Papers: Basic Grey ~ Wisteria

Image: The Greeting Farm ~ Hope & Grace

Sentiment: Stamping Up

Mediums: Pro Markers

Supplies: Lace, Charm, Pearls, Flowers ~ Stash

Have a lovely weekend everyone


  1. Hi Dear, both Cards are great.
    The PB is so brilliant!!!


  2. Two lovely cards Tracie
    Wendy x

  3. Tracie I love both your cards the second one is gorgeous I love the colours and the image is fab. Sue :o)

  4. Both the cards are beautiful Tracie, have a great weekend

    Jackie x

  5. Hiya hun .... 2 fab cards for the weekend! Love the gorgeous soft colours on your SS card; and the sentiment card for PB is really gorgeous - fab sentiment and love the paper :-) Hope you have a great weekend hun and glad you ahve got your PC access sorted :-)
    pauline x

  6. What a beautiful cards Tracie,l love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Tracie your cards are so very wonderful!
    Totally love your fabulous images and your paper is delicious!
    Gorgeous designs and details!
    kim x

  8. So cute and I love the colours xx

  9. WO very nice card Tracie !!!!
    I love your image !!
    Good weekend
    hugs COCO

  10. These are gorgeous Tracie! I love your cute GF stamp and the papers are fab! I hope you're enjoying the weekend!

    Beth xx

  11. Beautiful creation, I love that paper and the colours are fabby .....Great design!!
    Hugs Susie xx

  12. beautiful cards as always Tracie........enjoy the rest of the weekend...Big Hugs Kath xxxx

  13. wow, 2 scrummy cards on offer .... loving them both!!! Gorgeous details on each hun - love the sentiment on your 2nd card - so pretty
    Have a great weekend

  14. The card is beautiful and so sweet.

    Hugs Gitti

  15. Great cards, love your colour schemes.
    Keep well

  16. Tracie, both cards are beautiful, you use such gorgeous laces on your projects, and the pearls, yummy. Just beautiful. It's time I follow you, I can stare at your works easier that way.

  17. Two wonderful cards Tracie, I adore the greeting farm image...and that yummy lace!
    Glad to hear your computer is back up and running!
    Carole x

  18. Two fabulous cards as always tracie, I love the elegant swirly card for PBSC and the SS card is adorable and such pretty colours. Debbie x


Thanks for taking the time to stop by, your comments are very much appreciated.

Happy Crafting
Tracie :)xx