Sunday, 13 June 2021

Christmas Birds

Today's card features a couple of the little bird stamps from the 'Wintertime Cheer' set by Penny Black. I stamped them directly on to a kraft card blank, then coloured them using watercolour pencils. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.


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Friday, 11 June 2021

Mr Fixit

Today's card features an old Lili of the Valley stamp called 'Mr Fixit', which I stamped on to watercolour paper, and coloured using watercolour pencils. I paired it with papers from the 'Vintage Dreams' pad, distressing the edges, and adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Sentiments' set by Hero Arts.


Challenges for this card:

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Carolers

I have a Christmas card to share today, featuring one of my oldest (and most favourite) Penny Black stamp, called 'Carolers'. I stamped it on to watercolour paper, then coloured it using watercolour pencils. For the background, I used lots of snippets of paper from the 'Jingle All the Way' pad by First Edition, distressing the edges a little and adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Carolling Chicks' set by Stamping Bella.


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Monday, 7 June 2021

Dog-gone It!

Today's card features another of the pups from the 'Man's Best Friend' set by Penny Black. I stamped him on to watercolour paper, then coloured it using watercolour pencils. I paired him with papers from the Paper Addicts 'Pawsome Prints' pad (from Poundland)...I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.


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Saturday, 5 June 2021

PBSC June - Anything Goes (Optional 'Fussy & Fancy')

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
'Fussy & Fancy'

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

I used an image from the 'Cheering Critters' set, stamping it along with a sentiment from the set on to watercolour paper, then colouring it using watercolour pencils. I'm not really one for embellishments, so used lots of lovely papers layered up...they're from the 'Vintage Dreams' pad by Craft Sensations. I distressed allof the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


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.

Thursday, 3 June 2021

In the Dog House

I have a simple one layer card to share today, featuring some of the pups from the 'Man's Best Friend' set by Penny Black. I stamped them on to a kraft card blank, then coloured them using watercolour pencils. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Critter Concert' set by Lawn Fawn.


Challenges for this card:
  • AAA Cards - No Layers
  • As You Like It - CAS or Fully Fancy (CAS - although I love patterned papers and pretty things, I love stamping directly on to a card blank and keeping it simple)
  • Less is More - Your Favourite Technique (So many, but colouring on kraft card is my current favourite)
  • Simon Says Stamp (Wednesdays) - Masculine

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

ABC Christmas Challenge - L & M are for?

It's the first Wednesday of a new month, so that means it's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge! I'm the host, and the themes are:

'L is for Letters'
&
'M is for Mistletoe'


On my 'L is for Letters' card, I used a cute little stamp from the Penny Black 'Christmas Critters' set, stamping him directly on to a kraft card blank, and colouring him using watercolour pencils - I love the detail of all of the fun things he asked 'Father Christmouse' for! The huge sentiment is from an unbranded set.


For my 'M is for Mistletoe' card, I used another Penny Black stamp, this one's called 'Wishes for Kisses'. I stamped it on to watercolour paper, then coloured it using watercolour pencils. I apired it with papers from the 'Peppermint Forest' pad by Craftwork Cards...distressing the edges and adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Scribbly Christmas set by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous.


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

Monday, 31 May 2021

Blowing Bubbles

Today's card features an elephant stamp from Lili of the Valley called 'Blowing Bubbles'. I stamped it on to watercolour paper, along with a sentiment from the 'Big Messages' set by Paula Pascual, then coloured it using watercolour pencils, adding some Glossy Accents to his bubbles. I paired it with some paper from the 'Peppermint Forest' pad by Craftwork Cards...distressing the edges and adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


Challenges for this card:

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Gift Tags

I have a couple of simple gift tags to share today, featuring a couple of little Penny Black stamps. I stamped them directly on to kraft tags, and coloured them using watercolour pencils. The 'Happy Birthday' is from the 'Bold Sentiments' set by Lili of the Valley, and I used my Paper Smooches 'Graffiti Alphabet' stamps for the 'Dad'.


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Thursday, 27 May 2021

Butterfly Bear

Today's card features an old Lili of the Valley stamp called 'Butterfy Bear'. I stamped it on to watercolour paper, then coloured it using watercolour pencils. I paired it with some snippets of papers from the 'Spring Freshness' pad by Craft Sensations...I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen.


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Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Let it Snow Please!

Today's card features another 'new to me' Penny Back stamp...this one is called 'Let it Snow!'. I stamped it directly on to a kraft card blank, then coloured it using watercolour pencils. The sentiment stamp is from a set by the Colorado Craft Company.


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Sunday, 23 May 2021

Marching Band

Today's card features two more new to me Penny Black stamps...'Suspenseful Music' (the cat) and 'Merry Band' (the rest), which I combined to make a little marching band. I stamped the mice and hedgies first, then added the cat behind them (having masked off the mice from his trombone before stamping). I coloured them using watercolour pencils, then distressed the edges a little before adding the panel to a kraft card blank. The sentiments are from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts.


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Friday, 21 May 2021

Ladybug Border

I have another simple one layer card to sahre today, featuring a little Hero Arts stamp I picked up ages ago in a charity shop, called 'Ladybug Border'. I stamped it along the bottom of a kraft card blank, then coloured it using watercolour pencils. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Wonderful Day' set by Penny Black.


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Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Brightest Xmas

I have an ultra simple one layer Christmas card to share today, featuring another 'new to me' Penny Black stamp called 'Brightest Xmas'. I stamped it directly on to a kraft card blank, then coloured it using watercolour pencils. I added some Glossy Accents to the baubles and a sentiment from the 'Scribbly Christmas' set by Tim Holtz (for Stampers Anonymous).


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Monday, 17 May 2021

Fish are Jumpin'

Today's card features a 'new to me' Penny Black stamp called 'Fish are Jumpin'. I stamped it on to watercolour paper, then coloured it using watercolour pencils, adding a sentiment from the 'Birthday Buddies' set by Paper Smooches. I added some faux stitching using a CutterBee Bug and a black pen, then added it to a kraft card blank using 3D foam tape.


Challenges for this card:

Saturday, 15 May 2021

PBSC May - Anything Goes (Optional 'Clean & Simple')...More Inspiration!

It's the third Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for some more inspiration for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge...where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
or
'C;ean & Simple'

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

I used several of the stamps from the 'Touch of Whimsy' set on my card, stamping them directly on to a DL card blank, along with a sentiment (from the 'Hello Friend' set), then colouring them using watercolour pencils.


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.

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Up, Up & Away

Today's card features a cute kitty stamp from the 'Bubbly' set by Penny Black. I stamped him on to a snippet of watercolour paper, coloured him using watercolour pencils, then cut him out. I used more snippets of card to make a background for him...cutting the grass using one of my 'Stitched Hillside' border dies (by Lawn Fawn), and a few clouds using my Memory Box 'Puffy Clouds' dies. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts.


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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Christmas is Coming

I have a simple Christmas card to share today, featuring some Penny Black chickens...the stamp is called 'Par Avion'. I stamped it directly on to a kraft card blank, then coloured it using watercolour pencils, adding a Lili of the Valley sentiment underneath.


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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Constellations

Today's card features my favourite colour...blue! I blended 'Faded Jeans' & Stormy Sky' Distress Inks on to a scrap of card, then stamped a Hero Arts music background stamp over the top a couple of times using 'Chipped Sapphire', and spritzed the whole thing with a little water. Once dry, I stamped my Penny Black Constellations stamp over the top using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed it in white. I distressed the edges a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The sentiment stamp is from the 'Go To Words' set by Visible Image.


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Friday, 7 May 2021

40th Birthday

Today's card is the one I've made for my brother's birthday...it's not until next Friday, but he's not likely to see it on here. He likes cars, so I picked a Penny Black image (from the 'Hello Friend' set) of a pup driving a sports car. I stamped it on to watercolour paper, coloured it using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut it out. I used snippets of coloured card, to create a country road scene for him to drive through...cutting a grassy verge using one of my Die-namics 'Grassy Edge' dies, and adding a white line down the centre of the road using a white gel pen. I made a '40' speed limit sign using more snippets of card, and some Nesties, adding the numbers using stamps from the 'Birthday Bears' set (also by Penny Black). The clouds were cut using my Memory Box 'Puffy Clouds' dies, and the sentiment is from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts.


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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

ABC Christmas Challenge - J & K are for?

It's the first Wednesday of a new month, so that means it's time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge! Dorte is the host, and the themes are:

'J is for Jewels'
&
'K is for Kids'

There's a fab prize on offer from Dorte for the lucky winner of this challenge:

I picked a Woodware stamp called 'Trio of Trees' for my 'J is for Jewels' card. I stamped it on a kraft card blank, using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed it gold, along with the sentiment from the set. I paper pieced the trees, stamping and embossing in gold on to snippets of green card. I then added lots of adhesive 'jewels' to decorate the trees.


On my 'K is for Kids' card, I used one of the Lili of the Valley 'Christmas Kids' pre-coloured die cuts...trimming it down into a circle shape using one of my Nesties. I paired it with some vintage-y papers from the 'Jingle All the Way' pad by First Edition...distressing the edges a little and adding faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The snowflake was cut using a Memory Box die, and is held in place using an old BasicGrey brad.


I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.