Thursday, 28 October 2010

Penny Black Card Set

I'll warn you now...this is a long post...with lots of photos.

It's my Nan's birthday next month, and this is the present I've made to give her. It's a set of simple Penny Black cards, with various greetings on, in a decorated box. The image I've used on the box is called 'Gifts for You', and the papers are from the 'Kioshi' pad by BasicGrey. I distressed all of the edges and added faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The flowers are by Prima, and the brads are Papermania.

Here's a view of the top of the box:


And from the side, so that you can see it really is a box:



Here's a sneak peek at the contents:



For the cards, I kept them really simple, and stamped directly on to the card blank, then coloured the images with watercolour pencils, and added a sentiment. The images are all from clear stamp sets by Penny Black, and the sentiments are from various sets/manufacturers...I'll list them under the individual photos. I made 20 cards in total...there's 2 each of 10 designs:


Images: from the 'Critter Party' and 'Hugs' PB sets
Sentiments: from the 'Critter Party' PB set and CCSR set by Papermania



Images: from the 'Micey Nice Day' and 'Wonderful' PB sets
Sentiments: from the CCSR set by Papermania and the 'Wonderful' PB set



Images: from the 'Micey Nice Day' and 'Bubbly' PB sets
Sentiments: from the CCSR set by Papermania and the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp



Images: from the 'Wonderful' and 'Bubbly' PB sets
Sentiments: Hero Arts WM stamp and from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts



Images: from the 'Hugs' and 'Wonderful' PB sets
Sentiments: from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp and the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts

Challenges for these items:
Phew...see I told you it was a long post! lol

17 comments:

Claire x said...

WOW Helen what a gorgeous gift idea - these are so cute and I bet your Nan will love them. Hugs, Claire x

Orjana said...

These are great, I love how you have decorated the box! I am feeling inspired now to get my water colour pencils out!

Debs M x said...

what a gorgeous gift sat, she is one lucky lady ! x

jenny said...

Helen! These are absolutely beautiful!! I love the clean and simple look and your colouring is fab. Your nan will love them x

You could enter the 'Clean & Simple' challenge over at Fab n Funky with them too!!

Jenny xx

downrightcrafty said...

Helen this is stunning love the detail on the top of the box such a pretty creation and the clean lines and simple elegance of the card set is fabulous
thanks for sharing
Kate x

Little K Smith said...

Aaaww these are gorgeous Helen, well done you! Such a wonderful idea for a gift too!
Kelly.x

Pauline C said...

Wow Helen they are really amazing - absolutely adorable and the sentiments are all perfect with each image. Lucky nan is what I say :-)
Pauline x

Mags said...

Oh my what a fabulous gift! And you stamped directly on the cards - that is so brave, I know I wouldn't dare to! These are all just so lovable!

luv, Mags x

Anita said...

Wow, Helen, these are all gorgeous. What a wonderful gift. My birthday is in July so you've got plenty of time lol!

andrea said...

what a gorgeous gift,loving the cards thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky
andrea

Lorraine said...

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL THANKYOU FOR JOINING US AT SWEET STAMPIN THIS WEEK HUNI XX

Leah the Orange said...

oh, how LOVELY! what a fabulous gift set! i am SURE she loves it! i'm a big fan of the PB images, and they're adorable for this set!

thanks for playing with the Charisma Gals this week, Helen! :D

Zoe said...

These are gorgeous, what a lovely gift x

Sharon said...

This is amazing.
Thanks for playing at Fab 'n' Funky this week, and hope to see you again next time.
Sharon x

Curlybear said...

Congratulations on your win Helen, I was well deserved love card set and the box is fabulous,
take care, have a great day Hugs Bridget;)x

Lee said...

Fantastic gift must have taken ages to do.Gorgeous box,love the cards beautifully made n coloured.A really lovely gift.xx

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness Helen this project is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!