Penny Black And More Reminder – Masculine

i’m back with a reminder that you still have plenty of time to join the Penny Black and More Challenge where we’re focusing on cards For Boys and Men this month.

birthday card with cat in gray and blue

once again i used caran d’ache luminance colour pencils on a light grey card stock; this happy cat is from the penny black birthday critters clear set and the sentiment is a penny black die called sweet wishes. i sponged distress ink around the edges of both the image panel and the card.

our rules are easy – the focal point must be hand stamped and must follow the theme to be eligible for a prize from one of the generous sponsors: Penny Black, Crafts U Love plus A Clarity Art stencil.

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Make A Wish – Penny Black And More

it’s the first sunday of a new month, august already, so we have a new theme at the Penny Black and More Challenge: For Boys and Men.

birthday card with spotted dog

i coloured this cute dog from the penny black birthday party set with caran d’ache luminance colour pencils on a light grey card stock this time; i’m testing them out on different papers. i used the avery elle wonky stitch die and added the sentiment.

our rules are easy – the focal point must be hand stamped and must follow the theme to be eligible for a prize from one of the generous sponsors: Penny Black, Crafts U Love plus A Clarity Art stencil.

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Summer Colours At Penny Black And More

it’s the first sunday of a new month so we have a new theme at the Penny Black and More Challenge: show us your Summer Colours.

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my summer colours are green grass and blue skies so i carried the sky in the image circle out to the front of the card. i painted this cute penny black mouse from the ‘critter fun’ set with twinkling H2Os and used the impression obsession die cut sentiment. the wonky stitches rectangle dies are new to me; i really liked them on my teamie’s cards; thanks ellie.

just a reminder that your focal point must be hand stamped, although you can use any company’s image to be eligible for one of the prizes from our generous sponsors: Penny Black, Stamp Addicts, Craft Stash.

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Cute Flower Bookmarks

i’v mentioned before how much i love making bookmarks and keeping my daughter stocked up for her textbooks.

the cute tiny lawn fawn smiley flower from the so much to say stamp set was stamped on some leftover scraps of hot pressed watercolour backgrounds and coloured with coloured pencils. i used an avery elle bookmark die and finished them off with white dots.

i’m submitting these to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 31 – flowers, floral and foliage!

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Christmas Trees

i had some trees that wouldn’t quite fit on the christmas card so i used them to create a christmas tag.

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i painted the sky and trees from the Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth die set by Julie with twinkling H2Os and stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle Retro Ornaments set. to finish it off, i added stickles to the stars and centres of the snowflakes in the sentiment.

i’m also submitting this to the august mix it up challenge at ellen hutson to pair EH with Avery Elle products.

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Christmas Lights

i’m working on my christmas cards; i know it’s a bit early, but i’m a slow card maker.

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i’m playing along with the august mix it up challenge at ellen hutson – this time the challenge is to pair EH with Avery Elle products. i used the lights and sentiment from the Avery Elle Retro Ornaments stamp set and the houses and stars from the Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth die set by Julie.

i was inspired by the colourful houses in newfoundland and of course i painted the sky, houses and lights with twinkling H2Os and added some stickles to the stars.

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House of Cards August – Bookmark It

it’s hard to believe that it’s the first of august already! it’s time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge blog and we’ve got an inspiration photo for you so you can choose to use either Twine and/or the Colours:

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i was inspired to use some of the colours and twine to create this bookmark for my daughter, who is continuing her university studies. the avery elle die set also comes with some smaller bookmarks so i used one of those and the coordinating cute owl stamp to create these bookmarks; all were coloured with coloured pencils.

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i hope you’ll come and play along! different groups of design team members will have their creative cards showcased on the challenge blog every five days, so check back for a variety of styles and inspiration.

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Friendship Bookmarks

while i was having fun with the monster stamp set, i made two bookmarks to submit to the Avery Elle challenge and this month’s theme: AEI♥U Challenge 33–Friendship!

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these little cuties were watercoloured with twinkling H2Os on hot press watercolour paper and the backgrounds were brayered with distress inks. since the blue monster had his hands up in the air, i added splatters because i think he’s throwing confetti.

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Monster Friends

this is the first time i’m playing along with the Avery Elle challenge and this month’s theme: AEI♥U Challenge 33–Friendship!

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i thought these little cuties were perfect for the theme and it was fun to use them for something other than halloween. i watercoloured two of the monsters from the avery elle clear stamp set with twinkling H2Os and stamped the sentiment onto the bottom of the AE bookmark die to use as a tab and sponged it with distress ink.

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