Penny Black And More – CAS

we’ve got a very easy theme for you this month at the penny black and more challenge – to share your CAS (clean and simple) creations.

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i painted this penny black cling stamp, 40-174 winter illumination, with twinkling H2Os as usual. although i made a christmas card, your CAS creation can be for any reason.

remember, your focal point must be hand stamped, any company, just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Tattered Lace, Fantastic Ribbons.

visit the blog to be inspired by the rest the team and their lovely CAS cards.

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Flower Power Reminder for Penny Black And More

you still have plenty of time to share your floral beauties with us this month for the flower power theme at the penny black and more challenge.

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since I’m short on time, working on Christmas creations, my card was very quick and easy.

this pretty floral image is a sticker from the penny black #10-147 Collage Flowers sheet; I actually made a set of cards using the sheet but I didn’t have time to take pics.

remember, you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point, just no digis; the penny black stickers are the only exception to stamping. a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Marianne Designs.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

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Snow Cuddles

i’m still in christmas card mode, making this one for my husband.

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this cute couple is a wooden penny black stamp called ‘cuddle in snow’ that i painted with twinkling H2Os, starting with the sky and finishing off by adding plenty of snow and glitter; it shows up better at night, as you can see in this photo:

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i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:

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Flower Power At Penny Black And More

does time fly for you? it’s hard to believe we’re into november already but that means we have a new theme for you at the penny black and more challenge.

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this month we’d like to see ‘flower power’ so i’ve painted the Penny Black Gossamer 3865K stamp and background of the image with twinkling H2Os and added nuvo crystal drops to the centre.

it’s easy to play along; just hand stamp your focal point with any company’s stamp. a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes from: Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Marianne Designs.

visit the blog for some floral inspiration by the rest of the team.

finally, since i’m not using a critter this month, i can play along with The Flower Challenge; this month’s theme is CAS.

thanks for popping by.

EDITED: Diane asked about the background paper so i’m adding a link; it’s Studio Light #42 that I purchased at Buddly Crafts.

Christmas Greetings For Rudolph Days

this is my design team card for october’s Rudolph Days Challenge, which runs until the end of the month and is a great way to tackle those holiday cards.

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this adorable image is from a newer penny black clear stamp set called ‘snow much fun.‘ by the way, Buddly Crafts carries penny black stamps and has a page featuring PB Critters & Cuties Stamps here.

i painted the sky and image with twinkling H2Os, popped it on foam tape to a snow embossed background, added red pearls for the berries and glitter for the snow.

all you need to do to play along is make one christmas card; for more inspiration and to view the prize and simple rules, please pop over to scrappymo’s blog.

The Penny Black Holiday Head Start Challenge ends soon so i just have time to submit this card before the deadline.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge – U for Unlimited/V for Vibrant
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ – Anything Goes for Christmas
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

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Tiny Christmas Tag

i’m working on a number of christmas projects for various people which can be a bit repetitive so i took a break to create this tiny tag just for fun.

this cute little mouse is one of the sweet images in the penny black jolly friends stamp set that i painted with twinkling H2Os and added a bow from the penny black little ornaments die set. i finished it off by adding some glitter for snow and dotted some snow in the sky, also painted with twinks.

i’m submitting this to the penny black Holiday Head Start Challenge.

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Penny Black And More Mid October – Close To Nature

we’re still enjoying ‘getting close to nature’ this month at the penny black and more challenge and you have plenty of time to join us.

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i used this adorable image from the penny black ‘bubbly’ stamp set, painted with twinkling H2Os, because bugs are a part of nature – maybe some are more welcome than others.

i hope you’ll come and play along – remember, you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point, just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons and Sizzix.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

thanks for popping by.

Hedgie Is A Gift

i’m still creating christmas cards because one of a kind cards with watercoloured images take me a bit longer so i have to keep at it.

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this cute image is one of the adorable images in the penny black ‘snow much fun‘ stamp set that i painted with twinkling H2Os. i added flower soft to the hat, glitter on the ground and red glitter paper for the mat and trim.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp – Christmas

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Anything Goes

Make My Monday – #56 ANIMAL ANTICS

Penny Black Holiday Head Start Challenge

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Butterfly Bookmark

time sure flies! since it’s the first sunday of october, we have a new theme at the penny black and more challenge; this month we are getting ‘close to nature.’

i coloured the butterflies from the penny black florals & feathers stamp set with pencil crayons and also used the penny black letter background stamp.

i hope you’ll come and play along – remember, you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point, just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons and Sizzix.

visit the blog to see how my team mates interpreted this theme.

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Penny Black And More Christmas Card

i’m still in christmas card mode, this time sharing my mid month DT card for our ‘get ready for christmas’ theme at the penny black and more challenge.

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this cute mouse is one of the adorable images in the penny black santa’s helpers stamp set that i painted with twinkling H2Os; the sentiment is from the penny black christmas every day set. i added some taylored expressions die cut jingle bells, one die cut snowflake and some stickles for snow.

it’s easy to play along – your focal point must be hand stamped with any company’s image or large sentiment/quote and a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image. as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts and Rare Earth.

visit the blog to see the creative christmas cards made by my team mates.

i’m also submitting this to these challenges:

penny black Holiday Head Start Challenge

Happy Little Stampers Christmas September – Anything Goes + option : Sparkle.

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Get Ready For Christmas at Penny Black And More

it’s never too early to get ready for christmas and that’s what we’re doing this month at the penny black and more challenge.

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this is an older penny black stamp called 2993F xmas snail that i’ve painted with twinkling H2Os, mixing paint colours to coordinate with the paper and added flower soft to the hat.

you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point, as long as it’s hand stamped – just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts and Rare Earth.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

i’m also submitting this to the penny black Holiday Head Start Challenge.

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Santa Hedgy For Rudolph Days

it’s time for the august rudolph days challenge to make at least one christmas card on the 25th of every month so you’ll avoid that last minute rush to create holiday cards; ‘anything goes’ is always the theme.

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this penny black hedgy is having fun playing santa. i painted with twinkling H2Os, added flower soft to his hat, stickles for snow and some memory box lower case alphabet letters. the snowflake paper is printed paper. another fun to make holiday card for my stash.

the challenge runs until the end of the month so be sure to visit the blog for more inspiration and to check out the simple rules.

i’m also submitting this to the penny black Holiday Head Start Challenge.

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Penny Black And More Mid August All Creatures

i’m sharing my mid month DT card for the august penny black and more challenge.

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i painted with twinkling H2Os, used the adorable penny black hugs! mice and two penny black dies: heart string and sending love. i rarely make cards this bright, but it’s summer and i was in the mood to use my least favourite colour – orange, usually reserved for autumn card making.

remember, you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point – just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Sizzix.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

thanks for popping by.

All Creatures At Penny Black And More

it’s time for a new theme for august at the penny black and more challenge and this time we’d like to see all creatures great and small.

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i had a lot of fun painting these little mice; the penny black image, 1649k surprise, is a wood mount stamp. of course i painted everything with twinkling H2Os and added bits of yellow stickles.

to play along, you can use any company’s hand stamped image for your focal point; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafts U Love, and Sizzix.

visit the blog to see what kind of creatures the rest of the team used.

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Penny Black And More Mid July For The Boys

all of a sudden, time is passing so quickly; how does that happen?! we’re mid way through July but there’s still time to join us for the penny black and more challenge.

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this adorable teddy image from the penny black ‘eat cake’ stamp set is one of my favourite penny black images to use when i need a masculine card. i’ve painted the sky and image with twinkling H2Os as usual.

to play along, you can use any company’s hand stamped image for your focal point; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Stamp Addicts, Sizzix.

see some creative inspiration by my teamies at the blog.

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Penny Black And More For The Boys

since it’s the first sunday in july, it’s time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge: this month we’re creating ‘for the boys.’

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i painted this cute image from the penny black clear set, ‘a bear of all trades’ with twinkling H2Os and added one of the sentiments from the same set; the background was made by stamping a magenta stencil with distress inks.

i hope you’ll come and play along – remember, you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point, just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Marianne Design, Stamp Addicts, Sizzix.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
Allsorts: A Question of Sport
Simon Says Monday: Stencil It

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In Loving Memory

This is a scheduled post while I recuperate with my new hip.

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It’s now been eight years since my son passed away from cancer. so many memories, but i like to choose one every year and create a card around it.

when my son was four he decided he wanted to be a clown for halloween but there weren’t many choices in the remote area we lived in so i sewed his costume, ruffle and pointed hat from some very bright print fabric. needless to say, he loved it and, in retrospect, it suited his personality and sense of humour.

i painted these cute penny black clowns with sennelier watercolour paints and twinkling H2Os.

since we’re halfway through this month’s ‘anything goes’ theme at the penny black and more challenge you still have time to join us as we mark the 7th birthday of the challenge blog and be entered to win one of two amazing prizes.

visit the blog to see the prizes on offer this month and for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

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Penny Black And More Is 7 Years Old!

there are two very special prizes on offer this month as we celebrate the 7th birthday of the penny black and more challenge!

check out these prizes:

for a chance to win one of these two amazing prizes just create a project that adheres to this month’s anything goes theme and then leave a comment to let us know which prize you would like to have a chance to win.

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i masked and used a couple of images from the penny black party time clear stamp set to create this long and narrow birthday card and, as usual, i painted with twinkling H2Os.

remember, you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point, just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image.

visit the blog for full details and some creative inspiration by my teamies.

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Penny Black And More Mid May Reminder

today i’m sharing the DT creation i made for the penny black and more challenge mid month post and this is the beautiful photo and/or colour inspiration we have for you this month:

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i used one of the penny black hedgie images from the party time clear set on a mama elephant die and coloured it with colour pencils. the inside sentiment is from the penny black special wishes sentiment set.

you have until may 31 to play along – remember, you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point – just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image. as always, visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies and take a peek at the prizes from: Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Sizzix.

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Penny Black And More May

oh my goodness, it’s may already! and since it’s the first sunday of the month, it’s time for me to share my DT card for the monthly penny black and more challenge. we have a beautiful  photo and/or colour inspiration for you:

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i was inspired to use this sweet Penny Black stamp, ‘A Tender Hug.’ i painted the sky and image with twinkling H2Os and added yellow stickles to the flower centres.

you have until may 31 to play along – remember, you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point – just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Sizzix.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

thanks for popping by.