Thursday, 9 April 2009

Penny Black Production Line...

I have a fab group of crafting buddies, united by our love of Penny Black stamps, and for Easter I've made them each a little card...of course featuring a Penny Black stamp! As there were 15 to make, I kept them quite simple...using the same layout and colour scheme for each. As there are several challenges with an Easter theme at the moment, I'm going to enter these for: the Penny Black Saturday Challenge; the Creative Card Crew Challenge; the Stamp Something Challenge; the Our Creative Corner Challenge; and the Everybody Art Challenge.


I used the largest scalloped circle Nestie to make the card blank (using thinner card than normal, as it needed to cut through two layers at once), the next layer was embossed with the Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' folder, then topped with the image matted on to another scalloped circle. I've used three different pastel colours of card, in various different combinations, for a little variation.
I don't have any specific Easter stamps, but have a couple of Penny Blacks with bunnies and chickens on, so have used those. Here are a couple of close ups of the two different images:

This image is a section of the 'Bunny Friends' stamp (I masked off three of the bunnies before stamping, as there just wasn't room for them on the card! lol

This image is called 'Totally Excited'...I love the look on the chicken's face!
Hopefully, I've not spoiled the surprise...and that you've received your cards today...but you never know with Royal Mail! lol

21 comments:

Pauline C said...

Hunny they are adorable! Very very cute - mine arrived this morning so thankyou so much :-) Thanks very much for joining in the PBSC this week and congrats on all the other challenges ;-)
Pauline x

Elaine A said...

Helen -

These are adorable! So cute and sweet. Happy Easter!

Elaine ALlen

Iris said...

Wow really sweet Easter-Cards. Thanks for joining in our challenge.

Iris
EAC-Team

Nicola said...

Wow what a lot of beautiful cards Helen, love these circular ones and your PB images are fabulous. -x-

Cindy Haffner said...

These are the cutest, super job.

Riet said...

wowww Helen,what a beautiful cards,l love them all.

hugs Riet.x

Debbie said...

Wow you have been busy Helen...they are all fabulous and I am sure your friends will really love them. Debbie x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Helen these are gorgeous,
Dianne xx

Mephisto said...

Great, I like them veray much!

Thanks for joining in the PBSC and the EAC.

Domi

Amanda's paper palace said...

Really sweet card's helen hugs amanda xx

Mojo's said...

There ace Helen! My mam sed the chicken "totally excited" is soooooooooooo me! hahaha! :D xx

Stampin' Meg said...

What a wonderful bunch of Easter cards!!!

tracie said...

Oh wow Helen these are adorable, love all the fab images and beautiful colouring ~ gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC
hugs
Tracie :)x

Kath said...

wow Helen they are just adorable you have some very lucky friends......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Silke said...

Helen - what a sweet Easter card!!!

So happy to see you've played the OCC Challenge with us :)
Thank You!!! Hugs ~S~

Rachelsmum said...

Thank you so much Helen, I've had mine and it looks so sweet on top of the telly. Everyone, I had a bunny one and they're even nicer in the flesh.
Thanks again,
Bunny hugs xxsue

Tasha said...

Super cute! I love the idea of a penny black prodution line of cards lol! I love the colours you used too
thank you for joining in with the Creative Card Crew
love tasha xx

tina46 said...

wonderful cards !! cute imnages !! thanks for joining our first challenge.
hugs tina46
eac-team

agnes said...

Wonderful,love the images.Thanks for joining in our challenge
Hugs Agnesxx

Paula said...

Wow these are greatlove the images. Thankyou for taking part in the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Nixe07 said...

Wow, these are all so wonderful and super cute. Great job!
Thanks for joining in our challenge.
Hugs
Moni
EAC-Team