Saturday, 27 June 2009

Penny Black 55 ~ Sketch by Nat

Hi everyone and a happy Saturday to you all.... hope you've all had a fabulous week.
I want to apologise to you all for lack of blogging last week, but my computer/internet gave up completely at the weekend so I haven't been able to get online at home. I ordered a new wireless router which was cheaper than getting the internet connection fixed on my laptop.... which I found out was the problem.... can you believe that the warrenty finished not 1 month ago and PC World wanted to charge me £225 to get it fixed.. so Im sure you can guess what I said to that ... no thank you, well that was my polite response. So I had this brain wave and ordered a wireless router from Virgin Media that cost me £40... bargain !!! But the only draw back was I had to wait for it to arrive.. and its still not here. Thankfully I managed to get my post done at my OH where we have wireless.
So here we are again with another fabulous challenge at Penny Black, I hope you all enjoyed our embossing challenge. Im just so sad I wasn't able to visit you all

So this week we have a gorgeous sketch by our very own and very talented Nat... thanks hun had lots of fun with this one.

We have another fabulous prize this week from
PB Stamps
a $15 gift voucher to spend at their fabulous online store
So I decide to use another one of these little cuties from the Teddy & Co stamp set, which I brought from PB Stamps... isn't she just adorable. I mixed her with some gorgeous Basic Grey papers, a little rafia, lace and flowers and she was complete.
And here's a close up

I hope you can join in the fun this week with Nats Sketch and hope I manage to get a chance to see all your gorgeous creations.

Have a fabulous weekend

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Penny Black 54 ~ Embossing

Hi everyone, hope your all having a lovely weekend.... I want to apologise for the lateness of my post and if you've read the PBSC blog you'll understand that I've been having a big technical problem with my PC and at one point didn't think I'd get the PB post done for Saturday......
So here I am finally... after a lot of arrrhhh !! and the PC almost going out the window .... which wouldn't have been a good idea... as I wouldn't be here now with my card for this weeks challenge.
Anyway I'd like to thanks everyone who joined our Birthday Challenge last week ~ wow a massive response we had and it was so lovely to see all your gorgeous creations (I aplogise if I didn't get to you)
Before I tell you able this weeks challenge I need to annouch the winner of my
PB Birthday Blog Candy, now I can honestly say it was really hard job to chose one winner from all the gorgeous creations but there can only be one so here's the lucky winner
Congratulations Norma, please can you email me your details and I will get your prize out to you.

Well this weeks challenge is a nice easy one for you:

I used one of my new images from the Teddy & Co clear stamp set... decide it was time for a few new stamps.. so keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks whilst I'm having a play with these cuties...
We have another fabulous prize this week

Im afraid with the problems I am having with my PC at the moment Im sure if I'll be able to visit you all... but I will sure try my best and I don't wnat to miss out on all your gorgeous creations. The DT have all out done themselves again this week so why not pop over to the blog and take a peek and join in the fun.

Have a fabulous week

Saturday, 13 June 2009


Morning everyone and a happy saturday to you all. Hope you've all had a good week.
Happy Birthday To Us.... Happy Birthday To Us
Wow Im so excited as we have a big celebration this week at PBSC, its our 1st Birthday and have lots of wonderful treats in store for you. I can't believe its been a YEAR since we started this wonderful challenge and have had so much fun.... thanks to all you wonderful PB friends joining in our challenges every week and THANKS to my wonderful DT buddies... for all your hard work.
So by way of thanking you all each DT has put together their own 'Surprise Birthday Candy' and you can check out the details on their blog on how to enter. We also have 10 prizes... yes you heard it right... 10 PRIZES kindly donated from 5 of our sponsors ~ check out the PB blog for more info.

So this weeks challenge is
A pretty easy one really if you think about it.... Birthday, Engagement, Anniversay, New Baby.... the list is endless.. but remember you must use at least 1 penny black image or sentiment.

Here's my 'Surprise Birthday Candy'

Inside the flat card:

~ You must enter this weeks Penny Black Challenge
~ You can only enter my candy once
~ Please leave me a message on this post WITH A LINK TO YOUR WORK
~I will draw a winner next Friday 19th June 8am and annouch the winner here on Sat 20th June

Hope you can join the fun this week and look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations
Have a lovely weekend


Sketch Saturday 55

Wow what a fabulous response to Mandys gorgeous sketch... I guess you all loved it as such as I did, thanks to all of you thats joined in the fun.... I need to apologise for the lack of blogging last week.. its been a really busy week and hope to be able to visit you more this week.
Well we have another fabulous sketch this week by Jo... you know your going to love it..
This weeks sketch has been sponsored by

I used one of my new Sugar Nellie images ~ Country Style, the gorgoeus purple ribbon from Poppicrafts hasn't photgraphed very well.. but I love this card.. simple but pretty if I do say so myself. Dont forget to check out all the gorgoeus creations from the DT.

We'd like to thank Chris for joining us as Guest DT for the past 2 weeks with her fabulous creations.

Hope you'll join in the fun this week,

Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Wisteria

Image: SN ~ Country Style
Medium: Pro Markers
Sentiment: WOJ
Supplies: Flowers, Ribbon ~ Poppicrafts

Have a fabulous weekend all

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Penny Black ~ Bloming Gorgeous + Sketch Saturday 54 ~ Mandy's DT

Morning everyone and a hapy Saturday to you all.... looking forward to a few days off, although they say the weathers not going to be so good... but hey a great opportunity to craft..
Wow thanks to everyone who joined us last week with Domi's fabulous sketch... gorgeous work as always.

So this week we have another fab challenge for you
Love love flowers... if you hadn't already guessed, lol... so lots of blooms for me this week.
So get out those gorgeous blooms everyone and go create... looking forward to seeing all your wonderful work.

Something a little different from me again this week... I started with some new papers from Basic Grey ~ Urban Prairie and then picked a few colourful blooms and this very cute elephant ~ Embrace.... kindly given to me by my good friend Tracy ~ thanks hun xxx
Im afraid my picture wasn't taken in daylight so doesn't look so good... I'll have to try again later

We have a fabulous prize for your this week from our new sponsors

a new and exciting online shop run by Keith & Ben
selling gorgeous ribbons at great prices

6 rolls...5 metres each....Satin...Organza and Grosgrain

We hope you'll join in the fun with us this week.... why not check out the fabulous work by the design team work on the blog ~ truely scrumptous work girls... loving all the gorgeous Blooms !!

Have a fabulous weekend


Cardstock: Basic Grey ~ Urban Prairie
Image: Penny Black ~ Embrace
Mediums: Pro Markers

Tools: Nestabilities ~ Labels 1

Supplies: Ribbon, Flowers, Spacers (Ebay), Pin ~ Stash


Wow what a fabulous response to our Birthday Sketch last week ~ hope you all had fun.
Well before I show you this weeks sketch by our fabulous Mandy who's turn it is to design a sketch I thought I best announch my winner of my 'Surprise Candy'

There were so many wonderful entries as always but I can only chose 1 so here's my winner
Congratulations Leonie ~ your card was truely inspirational,
please email me you details and I will post your goodies to you

Onto this week ~ here's Mandys fabulous sketch, I had lots of fun with this one hun.... thanks xx

We are pleased to announce that Christine is joining us as Guest DT for the next 2 weeks ~ she makes the most amazing cards and also creates her own line of Digital Images... thanks for joining us.

For my card I wanted to use some new papers I brought online from Imaginisce ~ Oopsie Daisy, they really are so pretty.... I'm just so I cant get a decent picture ~ will try again later.

I've used the 2nd gorgeous image from the Hope & Grace set by The Greeting Farm ~ wasn't my first choice but as I wanted to use my new nesties the image fitted perfectly... and turned out ok in the end.

The design team have all outdone themselves again and created some fabulous work ~ why not pop over and check them out.


Cardstock: Coredinations ~ Pink, Imaginisce ~ Oopsie Daisy

Image: Greeting Farm ~ Hope & Grace

Senitment: WOJ

Mediums: Pro Markers

Tools: Nestabilities ~ Labels 4, Swirl Flourish Punch

Supplies: Flowers ~ Popicrafts, Rose Buds + Ribbon ~ Stash

Have a fabulous weekend