Penny Black 20

Today’s Penny Black Saturday Challenge is Challenge 20 – Bump in the Night! Since Halloween is coming up we would like to see your Spooky creations, just remember to use at least one Penny Black image.

For this challenge I used the image Dressed to Scare. It is one of my newer PB stamps and I’ve been patiently waiting to use it for this challenge. I embossed the image using Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder from Stampin Up… it’s really sparkly. The ribbon is tied using Black and Pansy Purple Organdy Ribbon, the photo doesn’t show the Pansy Purple very well.

I just wanted to let you all know that this Penny Black Challenge is going to be my last challenge as a Design Team member. A couple months ago I decided that I was going to start cutting back on some of my commitments to spend more time with family and to enjoy doing the things that I love. I have since stopped moderating at Splitcoast, stopped moderating at The Shack and I’ve also quit doing design work. I did stay on with the PBSC Design Team because I enjoy stamping and thought I could manage that. Well, my kiddos have been keeping me busy with their activity schedules and I have since volunteered to be on a couple committees… now it’s time to leave the PBSC design team. I’m going to try to play along in the challenges whenever I can and I’m so thankful that Tracy and Tracie gave me this wonderful opportunity… I’ve totally enjoyed it.

Would you like to join the gang of designers over at The Penny Black Saturday Challenge? Here’s your chance, they are looking to add to their Design Team. If you’re interested in joining the team all you have to do is leave a comment along with a link to your work on today’s challenge post, at the end of the comment type in “DT”. You have until 11pm next Thursday (30 October).

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend ~ Jovi

Stamps: Dressed to Scare (Penny Black) ~ Ink: Black Pigment Ink (Colorbox) ~ Paper: Watercolor, Black, Pansy Purple (CTMH), Hallowhimsy Designer Paper (Imaginisce) ~ Other: Iridescent Embossing Powder (SU), Eye of Newton Brads (Imaginisce), Ticket Corner Punch (SU), Black Organdy (CTMH), Pansy Purple Organdy (CTMH), Pop Dots, Close to My Heart Markers, Tombow Markers, Tombow Colorless Blender


  1. Why don't I have Penny Black stamps? I just love them! You, my friend, are an enabler! This card is darling. I just love all of the Penny Black critters and this kitty is so fun! As always, you've created a wonderful card.

  2. Your card is wonderful as always. So sorry to see you leave the design team but I know family comes first. Wishing you luck and happiness in your new commitments.

    Gill x

  3. This card is absolutely awesome well done xxxx

  4. Oh Jove your card is fabulous as always hun. Love this cute stamp and the backgound papers.
    Thanks again hun for all you hard work you have put in PBSC and we are so going to miss you and all your wonderful creations.
    Take Care, talk to you soon
    hugs :)x

  5. Gorgeous card, I love the cute stamp! Sorry to see you go! xx

  6. Awwww,that is too bad,but very understandable!!! I'm sure they will miss you as we will,but as long as you come back once in awhile so we don't miss ya too much! Good Luck and enjoy all quality time with your family!
    They grow too fast,enjoy all the time possible with them,life is too short!!
    Hugs to you Jovi,

  7. So sorry that you are leaving us Jovi but hey family comes first - wishing you lots of love and we are going to miss you and your awesome talent on the team

  8. Fab card - I love that Kitty!
    Just wanted to say that I've loved all of your DT cards on the challenge!
    Helen x

  9. Such a cute card, love the image. Enjoy your time with your family.

  10. Great card, i am so sorry that you are leaving the DT team. You have gone out with a bang though...or should that be with a BOO!

    Mrs W x

  11. This is a brilliant card - love the image!!!! I just wanted to say I will miss seeing your work on penny black blog but will try to pop over to yours often