It’s Your Day

the allsorts challenge is marking its 9th birthday with a big celebration so i’m joining in with a birthday card.

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i painted a couple of images from the penny black ‘it’s your day’ clear set with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper. all the images fit into the my favorite things die-namics die and i added some taylored expressions confetti and a waffle flower celebrate die, layered three times. finally, i added some nuvo crystal drops.

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Spring Bloom

i’m back with a post to remind you that you still have time to play along with the penny black and more challenge and this month’s anything goes theme.

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i’m impatiently waiting for spring blooms so i painted this sweet chick from the penny black chick to chick clear set with twinkling H2Os and added a sentiment from the penny black cling set called every happiness.

visit the blog to see what my team mates created and to see the fabulous prizes on offer from: Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Bee Crafty.

remember your focal point must be hand stamped (any company) to be eligible for a prize and a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a Penny Black image.

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Anything Goes At Penny Black And More

we’re into may already and since it’s the first sunday of the month, we have a new theme for you at penny black and more; i think it’s a big favourite – anything goes, as long as your creation features a hand stamped focal point.

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i made a free standing pop up card that folds flat using this cute hedgie from the penny black cheerful critters clear stamp set. everything is painted with twinkling H2Os; i added two extra balloons and some green stickles to the candle flames.

it’s easy to play along –  your focal point must be hand stamped (any company) to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes from this month’s sponsors: Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Rare Earth Stamps. a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image.

visit the blog to see the fabulous creations by my team mates.

i’m also submitting this to these challenges:

International Art & Soul – #32 Interactive
Simon Says Wednesday – Animal Magic
Crafty Animals #14 – Always Anything Goes

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Mid Month Reminder At Penny Black And More

just popping in with a reminder that there is still time to play along with the penny black and more challenge and this month’s black and white plus one theme.

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i used the dog from the penny black ‘bubbly’ set, painted him with twinkling H2Os and used the mama elephant die to frame him; the inside sentiment is from the same set.

it’s so easy to play along! your focal point must be hand stamped to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes from this month’s sponsors: Penny Black, Sizzix and Woodware; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image.

visit the blog to see the crafty creations by my team mates.

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Happy Birthday Surprise!

i went way outside of my comfort zone and created my first peek a boo card with my scor-pal.

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the penny black wood stamp a great surprise! consists of a series of three hedgies but i masked off the centre one since i only needed two for this card. i painted with twinkling H2Os, stamped the lawn fawn sentiment and used some colourful birthday papers for this fun card following this tutorial. as i was making it i thought i’d never do another but when it was finished i changed my mind.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

More than One Score at Scor-Pal #47 – April Fool Us
Simon Says Wednesday – Birthday
Cute Card Thursday #524 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps  – Balloons/Bunting/Presents
Craftaholics R Us #14 – Birthday Cards
International Art & Soul  – #30 Card Type You Haven’t Tried Before

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Black And White Plus One At Penny Black And More

it’s the first sunday of a new month so it’s time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge.

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this was very challenging for me since i usually activate my twinkling H2Os to have a colourful palette ready to paint with. i thought the kitty from the penny black ‘bubbly’ set would be a good starting point with the black and white; i used three different pink twinks and added some clear wink of stella to the balloons, some pink sequins, striped washi tape and finally, i stamped the sentiment onto a flower die.

it’s so easy to play along! your focal point must be hand stamped to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes from this month’s sponsors: Penny Black, Sizzix and Woodware; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image.

visit the blog to see the crafty creations by my team mates.

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Spring Chicks At Penny Black And More

just a little reminder that there’s still plenty of time to play along with the ‘feature a creature’ theme this month at the penny black and more challenge.

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i made a small card featuring the cute chicks from the penny black ‘chick to chick’ clear set, painted with twinkling H2Os, added stickles in yellow, clear and black and popped the image panel on foam tape.

remember your focal point must be hand stamped to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes from this month’s sponsors: Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Bee Crafty. a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image.

visit the blog to see what creatures my team mates are featuring.

I’m playing along with these challenges:

Papercraft Business Challenge  – #4 – Anything Goes + option of Easter
Noor! Designs UK March – Spring
Sweet Stampers  #18 Spring or Easter

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Buzzing By At Penny Black And More

oh my goodness, i have missed creating but my shoulder is still pretty sore so my creating and computer time is somewhat limited. but i do have a DT card for our new monthly theme at the penny black and more challenge and for march, we’d like to see you ‘feature a creature.’

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i’ve used this cute penny black image, a wooden stamp called ‘good news!’ and painted with twinkling H2Os. i’ve used brighter colours because i’m so tired of dreary overcast days and can’t wait for more sunshine. and we just got hit with more snow!

remember 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, Marianne Designs, Bee Crafty.

visit the blog to see what creatures are featured on my teamies’ cards.

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Love-ly Birds At Penny Black And More

i haven’t been creating as much as i’d like due to an RA flare; my shoulder will eventually need replacing. I did make a mid month DT card just to remind you that there’s still time to play along with the penny black and more challenge.

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this month’s theme is all about romance: ‘love, hearts and flowers.’ i painted this sweet image from the penny black woodland friends stamp set with twinkling H2Os, added some stickles and painted an ombre background.

remember, there must be a hand stamped focal point: any company’s image can be used and the design team will be on the lookout for a future guest designer from those who use a Penny Black image. as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Little Claire and Crafts U Love.

visit the blog to see the rest of the team’s love-ly creations.

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Love Graffiti At Penny Black And More

i covered all the ‘love, hearts and flowers’ of the february theme at the penny black and more challenge in my DT card.

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i painted the penny black love graffiti image with twinkling H2Os and added yellow enamel dots to the flower centres. this cute hedgie is a 2007 wood stamp but like a lot of Penny Black stamps, i think it’s timeless.

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, Little Claire and Crafts U Love.

visit the blog to see the love-ly cards created by the rest of the team.

i’m submitting this card to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Love
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour February – Anything Goes + option: Hearts
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes

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Still Something New At Penny Black And More

just a reminder that there is still time to play along with us at the penny black and more challenge where we invite you to share something new this month – new supplies, home, job, you get it.

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bubbly is the newest penny black stamp set i bought and this is another of the cute images that i painted with twinkling H2Os; the sentiment is from another new penny black stamp set party time.

i also used my new taylored expressions flap stacks rectangle die to make this little card interactive.

to play along, just be sure your focal point is hand stamped with any company’s image or large sentiment/quote but if you use  PB stamp or stickeroo, you’ll have a chance to be a future guest designer. as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts and Rare Earth.

see what new items the rest of the team are playing with at the blog.

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Using Something New For Penny Black And More

well it’s the start of a new year and since it’s also the first sunday of the month, it’s time for a new monthly theme at the penny black and more challenge.

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we’ve got a very easy theme for you – we’d like you to use something new.

‘bubbly’ is my newest penny black stamp set; it was on my wish list for quite some time so i finally decided to just get it.

i painted everything with twinkling H2Os and i used some new pretty pink posh clear sequins and a new waffle flower celebrate die that i layered a couple of times and slightly offset it on watercolour paper.

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 a Tonic die.

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

i’m also submitting this to these challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday – Something New

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Penny Black And More CAS Reminder

just to remind you that there’s still plenty of time to take a break during this busy month to create a card for the penny black and more challenge and the december CAS theme.

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this is the card i created for my daughter so while CAS usually means clean and simple, today it means cute and sweet. i painted a wash and this adorable penny black image (a gift for you) with twinkling H2Os and added glossy accents to the knitting needles.

remember, your focal point must be hand stamped 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, Tattered Lace, and Fantastic Ribbons.

visit the blog for some creative CAS inspiration by my teamies.

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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.

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

Happy Halloween

i’m not really a big fan of halloween, especially the macabre, but i love an excuse to make a cute card for any occasion.

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i painted this penny black image with twinkling H2Os and then covered it in glitter, which looks better in real life but the sun was hiding today.

i’m submitting this card to these challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge –  All Creatures Great And Small
Cards und More# 196 – Halloween
Always Fun Challenges #30 HALLOWEEN
Animal Friends Challenge #55 – Autumn/Halloween

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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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