Tuesday, June 17

The Penny Black Challenge - Week 1

I love Penny Black stamps and I found this challenge site through a friend's blog.

The challenge is to create a project using the first Penny Black stamp you ever bought. Now, I think mine was the butterfly .... it could have been the Happy Birthday stamp .... but I am pretty sure I bought the butterfly first!

I have used this stamp over and over and over PB1 again. I have used it in every different colour way and I have still never found a butterfly stamp that I like more!

At one point I used this butterfly on everything I made.

I shall stop now .... I am beginning to sound like someone with an obsession problem! LOL

This card design was kind of lifted from the Stamper's sampler .... I say "kind of" because all the stamps they used were different and they did n't 3d their butterfly or add beads ..... but the basic LO is definitely from them. I really like the simplicity of the design.

I am looking forward to next week's Penny Black challenge already!

19 comments:

Tracy said...

this is stunning i can see why you love the butterfly its gorgeous and i love the swirls and beads you have added its a great effect, the colour you have used is beautiful also. thanks for joining this weeks PBS challenge. have a great day :) x

Cass said...

Gorgeous!Love everything about it.I adore butterflies.Love the swirls.

Cass xxx

Cleo Crafts said...

we have a butterfly thing going on in our family too - love this!

Andrea said...

the butterfly is a great one Linda I think a few of us might just have that, love what you have done with it xx

Lesley said...

Great card Linda, I am another one with that stamp! I am going to have a go at the challenge when I remember which was my first PB stamp lol! xxx

Bev said...

Absuloutely gorgeous card!!

made by fifi said...

that butterfly looks fab in pink - love it with that swirl xx

Claire aka Feline said...

Its absolutely beautiful, love the pink mixed with black and swirls and the sentiment just finishes it off to perfection :) xxx

kath said...

This is beautiful and that butterfly image is stunning

elliemook said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours and the beaded body of the butterfly is a great idea x

Hels said...

Gorgeous Linda, I love that stamp so much I use it on loads of stuff too!! In fact, the reason I have that stamp is because you got it, I borrowed it, I needed it, so I got it!!! LOL Loving this design more than I love Ribena with lots of ice xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous butterfly stamp. Lovely card too!

Debbie x

Lydia said...

Beautiful!! xx

traciejane said...

oh wow this is fabulous Linda can see why you love it. Thanks for joining us at PBS Challenge, hope to see you again :)x

Angie C said...

What a beautiful and stunning card

Fiona Whitehead said...

This is stunning - can you believe I don't have any penny black stamps! Shock

Linda said...

Stunning Linda :)

Maureen said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love how you did the butterfly and all the swirls!

She said...

Gorgeous. I have this stamp too and love it! :-) xxxx

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