Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Hedgie Harmony

Today's card features three of the little hedgies from the 'Hedgie Harmony' set by Penny Black...stamped on to a snippet of watercolour paper, along with a few extra notes and a sentiment, and coloured using wtercolour pencils. I added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen, and layered it over a snippet of red card embossed with with my Crafts Too 'Music Notes' embossing folder.


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Monday, 9 December 2019

Tattered Christmas

I have another Christmas card to share today...this time featuring a few stamps from the 'Tattered Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous. I stamped them on to watercolour paper, coloured them using watercolour pencils, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen, before matting the panel on to some red glitter card.


Challenges for this card:

Saturday, 7 December 2019

PBSC December - Anything Goes (Optional 'Sparkle & Shine')

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

'Anything Goes'
or
'Sparkle & Shine'

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

I inked up one of my older wood mounted Penny Blacks...'Cat on the Moon', and coloured it using watercolour pencils...adding some sparkle to the stars & moon using a Wink of Stella pen. I made a super sparkly background by repeat stamping a panel of stars (from the 'Starry Backdrops' set by Lawn Fawn) in Versamark Ink on navy card, then heat embossing it using 'Metallic Gold Sparkle' embossing glitter from WOW. I matted everything on to gold glitter card for even more sparkle. 


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspirtion from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Carolers

I have another Christmas card to share today...featuring one of the first Penny Black stamps I bought...called 'Carolers'. I coloured it using watercolour pencils, then added a sentiment from a set by Stamping Bella called 'Caroling Chicks'. I made a simple background by embossing a piece of kraft card using my 'Musical Notes' embossing folder by Crafts Too...matting everything on to snippets of red card.


Challenges for this card:

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y & Z are for?

We have reached the final ABC Christmas Challenge of the year...Samantha is the host, and the themes for this month are:

'Y is for Yuletide'
&
'Z is for Zig Zags'

There's a little prize from Samantha on offer for the winner of this challenge:

I couldn't find a specific 'Yule' sentiment among my stash of stamps, so used a combination of stamps frm the Happy Little Stampers 'Everyday Messages' set ('Have a') and Paper Smooches 'Graffiti Alphabet' stamps to make my own. I stamped it directly on to my DL card blank, then added an image from the Lili of the Valley 'Penguins' set below. I coloured the penguins using watercolour pencils.


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


    On my 'Zig Zags' card, I used an old faithful...'Snowy' by Penny Black'...stamping him directly on to my card blank and coloured him using watercolour pencils, then I used snippets of 'zig zag' patterned paper, from the My Mind's Eye 'Chevrons' paper pad, to paper piece his hat and scarf. The sentiment stamp is from the  Sweet Dixie 'Merry Little Robin' stamp set.


    I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
    For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.

    Monday, 2 December 2019

    'O' Christmas Tree

    I have a couple of simple watercolour cards to share today...made using an idea shared here by Kristina Werner. I used masking tape to make a 'tree' shape on watercolour paper, then painted stipes of green watercolours, drying in between each different colour, overlapping the colours until I had covered the whole of each tree. Once dry, I removed the tape, then added sentiments (from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Satmpers Anonymous), and doodled frames before adding my watercoloured panels on to kraft card blanks.


    Challenges for these cards: