Thursday, 10 November 2011

100th Post - Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 176 - Christmas & Snowflakes/Snow & Silver

This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where the theme is Christmas with the inspiration of snowflakes/snow & silver.  This is my 100th post since starting blogging in May and it is so apt that it should be a Penny Black Saturday Challenge entry as this was the first challenge blog I took part in and from there have entered a variety of challenges.  Haven't missed a PBSC since although it has been a close call sometimes.  Thank you to all the design team members who have taken the time to comment on my entries and to all of you who have joined as followers or have stopped past and left encouraging comments and advice.  It has all helped to expand my crafting knowledge and enjoyment.

For this challenge I used the Penny Black stamp "Thinking of You" and have coloured it with Promarkers.

To follow the snowflake theme I used snowflake holographic card and the silver mirricard was embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder.  The snowflake embellishments were made using Spellbinders Create a Flake 1 dies.  After cutting and embossing the snowflake pieces I rubbed over them with Encore silver metallic ink, whilst they were still in the die, and later glittered some of the coloured parts.  The main image, the sentiment and their mats were also cut using nestabilities dies and the edges glittered with Stampin up dazzling diamonds glitter.  The sentiment was created on the computer.

To follow the silver theme I used silver mirricard and silver holographic card.  Silver ink was sponged around the mats and the scalloped edges of the card.  Silver brads and crystal dot peeloffs were also added.  

The layout for this card was inspired by Erika's sketch at the Sugar Bowl Challenge.


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Liz xx


  1. beautiful take on the challenge liz...thank you for the beautiful birthday card and for joining in each and every challenge since you started blogging...we really do appreciate it..big hugs from penny black saturday and kath xxx

  2. Congrats and happy many more postings!
    Such a gorgeous card, cool!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

  3. I saw this gorgeous card on Crimbo Crackers. It would be just right for my CHNC challenge 45 - would love to see you enter it there too (open until tomorrow evening UK time) x

  4. Liz this is adorable, gorgeous layout, thanks for glittering it up with us at inky impressions. Joey x

  5. What a great Crimbo card Lis and the added glitter to the snowflakes really makes them pop.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More Challenge this month and good luck with all the prizes on offer.

    B x

  6. I do like Penny Black - wonderful little image! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  7. fabulous sparkle thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some more new candy if you are interested:)

  8. Oh, so cute! and silver and red creations are not that common... red usually goes with gold. Anyway! I'm travelling and couldn't participate this week but I'm always curious to see what everybody else did! There's some candy on my blog - literally - if you are interested: ;-)

  9. Gorgeous card, love the LO & the Snowflakes are fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. gorgeous card what a sweet little image thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
    hugs sara x

  11. A wonderful card! Thanks for playing along this week at PTW & PBSC! xxx

  12. Adorable and gorgeous.

  13. Great card,love the cute image and your snowflakes and colours are lovely...Thanks for joining in with us at Truly Scrumptious....
    Mandy x

  14. Super cute card. Fantastic sketch and love the cute little mouse image.
    So happy you shared with us this month at penny black and more! Hope we see you again soon!

  15. Beautiful card thanks so much for joining us this week at Penny black and more
    Hugs Louise xx

  16. gorgeous card liz love the embossing and the cute mouse thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  17. Oh this is such a cute card Liz!! Love the touches of red and the sparkle :)
    Wow! 100 posts since May! You've been busy :)

    Jenny xx

  18. So cute! and silver and red creations are not that common. red usually goes with gold. I enjoyed lot in first visit.
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  19. Beautiful card. So glad I saw your card on MIM! ~Diane

  20. stunning
    good to see your card on MIM!

  21. This is just too cute! Love the silver!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! To win this week's fabulous prize, just leave a comment for another entry and be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning! Good luck!
    Rene ;D

  22. Goodness gracious this is just gorgeous, of course we are always so glad when you join our little challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Sure hope you join us again tomorrow!
    Tammy Louise

    I have candy if you collect!

  23. Hopped over from MIM and so glad I did. First, congrats on 100 posts - you have been busy!! Great layout and darling stamp....really, really like this. Those layers and the silver and red look awesome together. TFS

  24. This is Rockin!!! Love your Christmas inspiration. Saw your creation at make It Monday.