Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 109

My mojo is back! These fab Olivia papers by Basic Grey definitely did the trick. I just love all the different designs. What I realized is that I find it so difficult to open a new pack of papers, stamps, embellishments and ruin them. Do you know what I mean? My heart sinks with every brad or flower I use. I think the problem lies in the fact that I can't pop round to a craft shop so easily as Ihave to go to our sister island, the UK or on an online shopping spree and if I do that I know I will be spending a lot of money on postage, urgh.

The first time I set foot in a brick and mortar craft shop was in the Netherlands called Pipoos, and oh mice, they thought I was plain crazy but I'm sure the salesgirls loved me spending about 100 Euros in one hour. I guess that's what happens when you feel deprived of something. Enough talk and down to business now with my take on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge following Beth's sketch.


Olivia papers and flowers by Basic Grey
Wonderful by Penny Black
Green ribbbon by Anita's
Mini brads by Doodlebug
Chalks by Pebbles Inc.
Peel Off sentiment
Black and White Acrylic Paint
Rhinestones (one of my very first purchases at Pipoos)
Edging Scissors


Die Cutting Machine
Latches by sizzix
Ovals and Scalloped Ovals Nesties


Sue said...

Wow, I love those papers too! Cute image and love what you did with it. I know what you mean about using "stuff", sometimes when I am down to the last piece of a paper I just adore it's so hard to cut it......kinda crazy!

Take Care
Sue Drees

coldwaters2 said...

This is gorgeous those papers are fabulous so is that image a beautiful card.
Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card Josianne, love the sweet PB image.

kath said...

this is so sweet your take on the sketch and thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

stephanne said...

Well, I understand what you mean about actually using your hard-to-come-by goodies, but they sure do look fantastic!! Love your image and your papers and details are gorgeous!!
Hugs, Stephanne

joey said...

Hi Josianne

gorgeous card I love the colours on those papers, thanks for joining us this week at PBSC


Beth said...

This is such an adorable card! I love the papers too - I know what you mean about using them up though! Thanks for playing along with my Penny Black sketch!

Love Beth xx

Pauline C said...

Very cute card Josianne - love how you have your balloon going outside the nestie shape. thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Puresunrays said...

Aww that hedgehog is so cute.

I have the same problem with my craft stock, don't want to spoil the new set, and don't want to run out.

I'm mostly housebound, so getting to craft shops is hard for me too.

Loving your blog. Just started up, so trying to find my feet in this new world of blogging.