Monday 4 March 2019

Party With Penny Black

It’s a “Party with Penny!”  You’re invited to join in the fun as Penny Black celebrates the release of their newest collection of stamps and dies, Timeless.  
And what better way to party than a blog hop!
You should have arrived here from Mayline Jung
   If you want to start the hop from the beginning, you can go to the Penny Black blog for a complete list of all of the blog hop participants.   
I just love everything Penny Black so it was super hard to decide what to do for this blog hop as there are so many amazing dies and stamps and I had so many ideas for them all. So in the end I decided to go with a clean and simple design for my first card and the allotment inspired for my second!
The card was created using (40-688) Soft Spoken cling stamp and the (30-547) Grateful Sentiments stamp set, which has a fabulous selection of sentiments to choose from. All the new Timeless Products are now available in the Penny Black Online Store.  

The flower was stamped onto Strathmore Toned Grey Sketch paper using ink on 3 fadeout ink, then coloured using Chameleon Color Tone Pencils #'s1,2,8,9 and 21, the sentiment was then stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Tip :- when colouring with pencils place a small white highlight in first and then work out from this getting darker to get variation in tone and dimension.

The boot was stamped onto Strathmore Toned Grey Paper using Ink on 3 fade out ink and coloured with Chameleon Colour Tone Pencils #'s 1, 2, 3,4, 7, 20, 22 and 25, it was then die cut using the matching die, The background diamond pattern was die cut from brown card and mounted along with the boots onto a white linen card blank, the sentiment was cut from foam and then linen card, layered and added to the card design to finish.

And it wouldn’t be a party without a giveaway; right?  Penny Black is giving away a $50 shopping spree to the Penny Black online store to FIVE lucky winners.  To enter, leave a comment on any blog hop post (this one included). The giveaway closes on Sunday, March 10 at 11:59 PM PST and winners will be announced on the Penny Black blog on March 18.
And now... keep hopping! Your next visit is Milla

Saturday 18 November 2017

Happy Birthday Dad

My Dad recently had a birthday and like all crafters I struggle with male cards, luckily Penny Black has a very versatile range of stamps and dies which made the task easier! Who knew their Christmas stamps and dies would make a birthday card!

Materials used:-
Penny Black Dressed in Snow cling stamp 40-583, Inspired Die 51-385, Banner Sentiments clear stamp set 30-423 and The Sweetest clear stamp set 30-294.  Tombow marker pens & IZINK Mer du sud dye ink pad and IZINK white pigment ink pad, Stablo white pen, Kraft Card Versamark ink and clear embossing powder and Versafine Onyx Black ink.

How to:-

1) Colour dressed in snow stamp using tomboy markers adding darker shades to elements of the trees and then using water to spread the colour.

2) Cover the stamped image with versa mark ink and add clear embossing powder and heat set.

3) Colour in the ground using Tombow pens and then use a blending tool to create the sky using IZINK dye ink.

4) Die cut deer from craft card, add shadows using tombow pens and then colour antlers with IZINK white pigment ink.  Add dots to deer's back with white pen and attach to front of card.

I hope my Dad likes it, he enjoys being in the countryside and this reminds me of a crisp winter day!

Thanks for joining me today hugs Cathy x

Monday 30 October 2017

Christmas Mischief

I love these Penny Black critters, they look like they are up to mischief getting into the stockings and parcels, did you notice the notch out of the tag?  Looks like one of the mice couldn't resist a little nibble!

Materials used:-
Penny Black 51-368 Ornament Branch die, 51-275 Winter Lantern die (Bow), 51-255 Winter Cheer Die (sentiment) 30-448 Merry Delight stamp (stocking), 30-441 Christmas Hugs stamp set (mice) & 80-012 Wintertime paper pad, green, red, white and cream card, nesting labels and ovals dies, Aladine IZink Pens and Dye IZink Menthe, fam pads and glue.

Card guide:-

The images were stamped with black ink and then coloured using Aladine IZINK dye based pens that were blended with water and then cut out.  The remaining elements were then die cut and the edge of the large label distressed with the Menthe IZINK dye ink.

As Christmas approaches I hope your pets don't get up to too much mischief with your presents and decorations! hugs Cathy X

Thursday 26 October 2017

Shaker Shaker EVERYWHERE!

Has this ever happened to you?  I made a shaker card yesterday and just after sticking the shaker part together the glue failed......result

Snow Dust, Ice Diamond & Micro Beads EVERYWHERE!

So after a few moments of ugghhh and clean up I started again and this is what I created.

I used the following supplies to create this project:- Chameleon Color Tone Pens and Pencils, Penny Black 30-447 Hedgy Joy (Hedgehog stamp), 30-441 Christmas Hugs (Little Bird),  51-389 Hedgy Joy Cut-Out (sentiment & hedgehog)  30-439 Gather Around (snowflake stamp), 51-372 Winter Branch die, 51-376 Stitch a Snowflake (smaller snowflake), 51-395 Snow Family Cut out (other small snowflakes), Aladine Izink Nuit, Mer du sun & Outremer Dye ink & White Pigment ink, Pinflair Iced Diamond and Snow Dust, Creative Expressions Micro Beads, white, blue and brown card and light blue patterned paper, sequins, dimensional foam and acetate, nesting circle dies, Stickles glitter.

How to 
  1. I die cut a circle from white card and added Izink Mer du sud ink using a blending tool, I then added the deeper shades of Nuit and Outremer to the outside edges.  Water was then flicked onto the circle to create a mottled effect and then the whole image given a muted frost by going over with a light application of white ink.
  2. The branch was die cut from brown and white card and both elements stuck together to give the appearance of snow on the branches. The bird was stamped with black dye ink and coloured with Chameleon pens & Pencils cut out and then all elements adhered to the card.
  3. A circle frame was cut from white card and acetate added, then filled with the shaker elements. and the coloured circle panel glued to the back.
  4. The Hedgehog was stamped using black dye ink and coloured with Chameleon pens then cut out using the corresponding die and then attached to the front of the shaker element.
  5. Snowflakes were cut from white card and the sentiment from blue card, the snow flakes were glittered with Stickles and then the elements arranged around the shaker panel.
  6. The patterned paper was distressed around the edges with Izink and small snowflakes stamped, all elements were then mounted onto the card and sequins added to finish.
I hope you enjoyed seeing today's project and that you do not suffer a similar fate to my shaker card disaster!!!

Hugs Cathy

Monday 16 October 2017

Sending You Smiles

I love the title of this card, it captures the message of support, love and friendship all in three little words!

I found  a two tone piece of wood veneer in my draw and thought how fun it would be to stamp and then colour with my Chameleon Color Tone Pencils.

For this project I used Penny Black's Full of Glee 40-509 cling floral stamp and Happy Times 30-422 for the sentiment.  The flower was stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and the sentiment stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and then coloured using Chameleon Color Tone Pencils #'s
8 & 20.  To finish off I added some sequins and some Maya Road KO Jute Craft String.

The project was then mounted onto some brown card stock and a white insert added.  I just love how well the pencils work on the two tone wood veneer, it looks so vibrant!

Thanks for joining me today, will be back soon with more inspiration, hugs
Cathy x