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.

thanks for popping by.

Jingle All The Way

i’ve been a bit slow so far this year with my holiday card making so a couple of christmas card challenges provided me with the perfect inspiration.

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i painted with twinkling H2Os, which you probably already guessed, and i added the penny black jingle die and some Bo Bunny Christmas papers that have been discontinued; i should’ve stocked up.

these are the challenges i’m playing along with:

Rudolph Days at Maureen’s (scrappymo)
ABC Christmas Challenge – J – jingle bells

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Happy Birthday

i made another tag with this mama elephant die, but this time using one of the cute penny black cat images.

i painted with twinkling H2Os and attached the front of the tag to some printed paper.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Allsorts – Happy 8th Birthday!
Cutie Pie Challenge – #111 Cute + Ribbon and Rubber
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – LITTLE CRITTERS
Really Reasonable Ribbon – No.164 Anything But A Card with ribbon/trim
As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Skin or Fur Color Combo (and Why); i love painting the penny black cat and hedgie images black/white/pink because the colours coordinate with any other colour.

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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.

Still Celebrating Spring At Penny Black And More

just a reminder that you still have plenty of time to play along with the ‘spring’ theme this month at the penny black and more challenge blog.

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i thought i’d use this adorable Penny Black wood stamp known as Plimsoll Pete wearing some cute boots. everything is painted with twinkling H2Os and i added a sentiment from the penny black clear set, garden friends.

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, Tattered Lace and Stix 2.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

thanks for popping by.

All Things Spring At Penny Black And More

wow, it’s the first sunday of april already but that means it’s time for a fun new theme at the penny black and more challenge blog; this month we’d like to see all things spring.

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i love this happy bunny, a penny black wood stamp called spring joy! as usual, i painted with twinkling H2Os, stamped the spring sentiment from the penny black clear set, garden friends, and added the die cut wishes from the penny black die set of the same name.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration from the team and to welcome our newest team member, Daniela.

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 you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Tattered Lace, Stix 2.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
happy little stampers watercolour challenge: anything goes with an optional twist- rainbows
Sweet Stampers #5 – Easter or Spring
Little Red Wagon – #387 – Something that Hops
Alphabet Challenge – B for Bunnies
Simon Says Work it Wednesday March 2017 – Spring Has Sprung
As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Colouring Medium (and Why): my favourite are watercolour paints, especially twinkling H2Os; i love the shimmer, i love mixing colours, and i love losing myself in the painting process.

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Anything Goes Continues At Penny Black And More

we’re halfway through this month’s anything goes theme at the penny black and more challenge blog so i created an easter card for my daughter and of course it had to feature bunnies.

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i painted these cute penny black ‘egg hunting’ bunnies with Twinkling H2Os and painted the stripes with Sennelier watercolour paints.

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 Designs, Fantastic Ribbons, and Chalkola.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

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

HLS March Watercolour Challenge – anything goes
Card Mania #90 – Pastel Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge #150 – Dots and/or Stripes

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Anything Goes At Penny Black And More

it’s hard to believe it’s the first sunday of march already, but it’s time for a fun new theme at the penny black and more challenge blog and this month it’s ‘anything goes’ as long as the focal point is hand stamped.

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i used one of the cat images from the penny black ‘it’s your day’ clear stamp set, painted with twinkling H2Os; i added pink stickles to the icing and cut the tags with a paper smooches tag die.

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 Designs, Fantastic Ribbons, and Chalkola.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

i’d like to submit this tag to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Tag You’re It.

thanks for popping by.

Favourite Stamps At Penny Black And More

we’re halfway through this month’s challenge to use your favourite stamps at the penny black and more challenge blog; i have too many favourites but i do love the mice and especially this one.

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i watercoloured the background and sweet penny black 1652J cheesecake wish image with twinkling H2Os and popped it on foam tape.

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, Crafts U Love, Stamp Addicts and Sizzix.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

thanks for popping by.

Favourites At Penny Black And More

it’s hard to believe it’s the first sunday of february already, but it’s time for a fun new theme at the penny black and more challenge blog; this month we’d like you to use your favourite stamps.

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i have so many but i narrowed it down to this bunny from the penny black 30-021 garden friends clear stamp set. i created a 3 inch card, watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and drew in the spots of my adorable rainbow bridge grand bunny; such a big personality in that sweet little bunny!

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, Crafts U Love, Stamp Addicts and Sizzix.

visit the blog to see which stamps are my teamies’ favourites.

thanks for popping by.

Penny Black And More Mid January

we’re halfway through this month’s ‘anything goes’ theme at the penny black and more challenge blog; my DT creation is a valentine card for my husband.

 

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i watercoloured this cute hedgie from the penny black hugs! stamp set, stamped the sentiment from the penny black ‘every which way’ set and added the border, die cut with the penny black creative die, heart string. i added stickles around the edge of the image panel.

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, Tattered Lace.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

thanks for popping by.

Good News!

It’s time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge blog and we’ve got a really easy one for you this month – it’s anything goes! As long as your focal point is a hand stamped image, large sentiment/quote or a penny black stickeroo.

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I water coloured these cute hedgies from the good news! Wood Stamp in twinkling H2os and added stickles to the bees and flowers.

i hope you’ll play along for fun and a chance to be a future guest designer or win a fabulous prize from: Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, tattered lace.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

This is a scheduled post as I am recuperating from surgery so it may take me time to get around to commenting.

thanks for popping by.

A Teeny Tiny Wish

there’s still plenty of time to join the december penny black and more challenge where we’d like you to use black and white plus one other colour this month.

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i coloured this cute cat from the penny black ‘in the garden’ clear stamp set with twinkling H2Os, not a lot of colouring needed, stamped a sentiment from the penny black ‘tiny wishes’ stamp set and added glossy accents to the ladybug.

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, there are some fabulous prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Marianne, Crafty Ribbons.

visit the blog to see the rest of the team’s fabulous creations.

thanks for popping by.

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 Day 6

the day 6 theme is a beautiful colour palette:

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both Day 6 designers Lisa Adametz & Jill Foster used the colours and focused on outdoor wintery scenes so i was inspired to create a wintery look with this cute penny black image.

i painted the sky and this cutie with twinkling H2Os and added snow, glossy accents to her nose and berries and stickles to her hat; the mat is a shimmer purple paper.

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12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 Day 1

i created another tag for Day 1 of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist using the colour palette of red, teal, green and pink:

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i was inspired by both Laurel Beard and Sandy Allnock, who coloured images for their festive tags.

this time i painted a cute penny black image (love at xmas) with twinkling H2Os and winsor & newton watercolour paints. the background is painted with teal and i used a teal paper for the base; of course i added stickles for the snow and around the edge of the image and i added white flocking for the fur trim. the sentiment is a gold peel off that i coloured with a red permanent marker.

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Black And White Plus One At Penny Black And More

it’s the first sunday of december and we’ve got an easy theme for you this month at the penny black and more challenge blog; we’d like you to use black and white plus one other colour while, as always, using a stamped image or large sentiment/quote as the focal point – the only exception is penny black stickeroos.


i created a birthday card to send to my dad who will be celebrating his 92nd birthday in early january.

the Penny Black Christmas Park wood stamp was heat embossed with black embossing powder and then i sponged the sky with blue distress inks and added some falling snow.

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, there are some fabulous prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Marianne, Crafty Ribbons and a stamp from teamie Sam.

visit the blog to see how the rest of the design team has interpreted this challenge.

thanks for popping by.

Jingle All The Way

it’s hard to believe, but it’s the last jingle belles prompt for 2016 – using this beautiful inspiration photo and the white christmas theme:

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when i saw the prompt my mind went blank because i struggle with white on white themed cards but i looked at the photo again today and noticed other things so i stopped panicking. :) my inspiration came from the distressed noel, the raised panels behind and the row of hanging stockings. thanks for popping by.

Anything Christmas at Penny Black And More

we’re halfway through this month’s ‘anything christmas’ theme at the penny black and more challenge blog and my DT creation is a shaker tag using a penny black stickeroo.

i was inspired by Ardyth Percy-Robb’s cute tag on day 10 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.

i coloured the background with distress inks, embossed with taylored expressions snowflake embossing folder, added some stampendous snow and finished it off with a blue ribbon and some silver twine. the blue glitter paper was cut with a lawn fawn tag die.

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, there are some fabulous prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Crafty Ribbons.

i’m also submitting this to the blue theme challenge at crafty ribbons.

visit the blog for some fabulous holiday inspiration by my teamies. thanks for popping by.