Saturday, 5 November 2016

PBSC November - Anything but a Card!

It's the first Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge...the theme this month is:

'Anything but a Card'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

I made a set of Christmas gift tags using an assortment of Penny Black critters...there's a mixture of creatures from various transparent stamp sets, and a few wood-mounted stamps too. I kept the design really simple...stamping and heat embossing my Simon Says Stamp 'Falling Snow' background stamp on some plain kraft tags in WOW 'Sparkling Snow' embossing powder. Then added the watercoloured critters at the bottom...I extended or added a snowy ground to each, then fussy cut them out...and added some festive red & white Baker's twine to each one. 

Here's a closer look at them all:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.


Gibmiss said...

Hi Helen
Love your stunning tags ... Fabulous ... Kraft card... Love it
Hugs Sylvie xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous set of tags and love the little stamped images---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
Carol DT x

Wendy L said...

All so cute, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Greta said...

Love your design & coloring, Helen--this are just darling!

Crafting with Jeanne said...

Hi Helen, Looks like I won the Saturday challenge for October!!! So happy!! I tried clicking on your name to contact you, but the link did not work. My email is

Kelly Lloyd said...

These are adorable, great design
Hugs Kelly x

Carole said...

Super cute tags, thanks for playing along with our cute animals Challenge @ MAWTT this week. Good Luck
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

The Little Stamper said...

what a fabulous set of tags - they are all amazing! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Fab n Funky.

Sharon x

Pat K said...

Wow Helen...these are so adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful! x

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

These are all really sweet! I love how you coordinated all of the tags with the snow as the ground, even if the stamp image didn't have that as part of the design. So pretty and so festive. Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge.

Bonnie said...

Oh, my, what delightful tags!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Tags Helen. x

tilly said...

what super tags, thank you for joining us at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again

Ger said...

I don't know which I love more, the simple and stunning colour scheme or the cute critters! Gorgeous tags. Ger x

Unknown said...

Your tags are so gorgeous Helen ! I love the Penny black critters and here you showcase them so beautifully ! I love them all ! Thanks for sharing.
Izzy Scrap

Marina said...

These are fabulous! I hope you don't mind I've pinned the photo for inspiration.

Melanie said...

Gorgeous tags!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional anything but a card” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)