Saturday, 5 February 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - GDT Card!

Woo-hoo...I am so excited to be the guest designer at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month! I've been bursting to tell you all ever since the lovely Kath asked me a few weeks ago if I'd like to be a guest designer at the PBSC. I'm sure any regular visitors to my blog will know that I love my Penny Black stamps...they were what first got me into stamping...and I love the PBSC's my favourite challenge. I've entered every one of their 136 previous challenges...which date back to before I had my fact I think it might be to blame for my current blogging & challenge addiction! So...I jumped at the chance to join those lovely PBSC girls for a few weeks...I just hope I do a good job!

Anyway, enough of my waffling...the theme of the challenge this week is:

'Love is...'
(finish the phrase on your card)

And of course there are some fabulous prizes on offer:

4052K Joie De Vivre from Penny Black


Bundle of ribbons from The Ribbon Girl
I decided to try something new, and made a pocket card, with a tag insert. I sort of followed this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers, but altered the dimensions to fit the items I wanted to use. I used Bazzil card for the base, and then covered the outside with some My Mind's Eye 'Kiss & Tell' paper. The image is from the 'Every which way' set (of course by Penny Black), which I coloured with watercolour pencils. I used more paper from the same MME collection on the band around the middle, and inked all of the edges before assembling the card.

I decorated the tag inside with the same papers, and added an anonymous quote I found by Googling:

Here's a view of both the pocket and the tag:

I thought that this would make a good anniversary card for my Mum, if you're reading'll have to forget that you've seen this card!

I can't wait to see what the Penny Black Saturday Challenge girls have come up's always one of the first things I do when I get home from work on a Saturday.


Jannie said...

Ow Helen, first of all you deserve all the compliments!!! You truly are an amazing cardmaker!

Second of all these kissing hedgehogges (I believe they are called) are the supercutest.

But most of all I like the stamp, what a wonderful saying, so romantic! Congratulations on your parents anniversary!

Hopefully I will hear some good news about the DT!


joey said...

Helen this is gorgeous, I love the dee colour of that paper its beautiful! Congrats on your gdt role looking forward to seeing the rest of your creations this month. Joey xx

Squirrel x said...

WHOO-HOO YAY HELEN!! Go girl! So pleased for you, it is long overdue and much deserved. Gorgeous pocket card, those hedgies are the sweetest, and the sentiment is amazingly true. Sxx

kath said...

we are delighted to have you on board the good ship Penny Black Saturday helen...and I love your take on the challenge...gorgeous pocket card...can't wait to see what you have in store for us.
Big Hugs Kath xxx

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Helen, love the colours!

Pauline C said...

Woo hoo yippee! So glad you are joining us Helen for the next few weeks :-) And your card is really fabulous - love the pocket and tag style, papers, and of course those gorgeous hedgies! have a great weekend!!
Pauline xx

Claire x said...

Congrats on the GDT post and WOW what an amazing card - just love it. Hugs, Claire x

Dot said...

Congrats with the GD spot, well deserved. The sentiment you have used for the card today is just so basically true.
hugs Dorte

Uma said...

congratulations Helen,it's a lurvely card

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!!!!!! way to go Helen!! your a real inspiration! so your will be a great asset to them! and all of us!! FANTASTIC! wonderful pocket card too! yay!! :0)

Kat said...

Hi Helen, congrats on your GDT spot, you really deserve it. Your PB cards are always gorgeous and this pocket card is no exception. It's beautiful. I love that sweet image and the sentiment is lovely. Great for an anniversary.

Enjoy your time with the PBSC.

Kat xx

scrappinmommom said...

Just found your blog. You are fantastic, no wonder they chose you. I too, love PB stamps, most especially the hedgehogs and critters. But honestly I would love to have them all, she just has such a way with expressions, etc. Love your card and tag, what an inspiration. Thanks!

Sarah said...

Congrats Helen, so well deserved!! I can't believe that you've not missed a single PBSC challenge!

This card is absolutely gorgeous, what a fabulous idea!

Sarah xx :0)

jules said...

Oh congrats to you Helen!well deserved too love your creation!

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful anniversary card! i love the hedgie couple. congratulations on being a Guest Design Team member!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Helen and well done on the GDT spot, well deserved. Can't believe you've entered every single challenge! Don't you ever have a holiday, lol!! I'm a huge PB fan too and always like to see what other folks make with their fantastic range.


Lee said...

STUNNING.Great colours n design.xx