Christmas Bunnies and Tags – Penny Black

I’m back again with some last minute Christmas ideas using Penny Black products from their two winter releases Season of Hope and Winter Wishes.

First up are these these two adorable bunnies from the Hoppy Holidays stamp set. I stamped and coloured them with Copics, then used Prismacolor pencils to add some shading. In order to add some more colour, I stamped the leaves along the top by using part of an image from the Nature’s Allure stamp set in green ink, then blended in some ink over the top. The sentiment is from the Scarved Sweeties set.

Next up are some fun and festive tags using the Get Comfy stamp set and the coordinating dies (Get Comfy cut out). The sentiments are from the Here’s to Xmas stamp set.

These were a lot of fun to make. Which one is your favourite? I’m leaning towards the scarf and beanie one.

To view and or purchase any of these new products from this release, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me.

I’m not sure I’ll be back again before Christmas, so I hope you have a blessed time with family and friends.

Merry Christmas,

Marion
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Christmas Joy x 3 – Penny Black

I am back again for Penny Black showcasing products from their two winter releases Season of Hope and Winter Wishes.

I have three cards to show you using the Mirthful creative die which I am in love it.

First up I adhered some coloured strips of card stock to the card base before adhering the negative space of the die cut over the strips. To finish off the sentiment, I white heat embossed ‘A time to’ which is from the Here’s to xmas stamp set. To add a small pop of colour and to make it a little more Christmasy, I used a portion of some holly from the Scarved Sweeties stamp set.

Next up I clear heat embossed the wreath from the Nature’s Allure stamp set onto both red and white card stock. I then die cut the Mirthful Joy die from both colours and inlay the pieces onto the card base. It is hard to tell from the photos, but the wreath is continuous across the white die cut as well. The “To the World” sentiment is from the Holiday Snippets stamp set. Again, I used a portion of the holly from the Scarved Sweeties stamp set.

Last but not least is this card. I swapped out the ‘O’ for a bauble from the Beautified Baubles creative die set. I went to town Distress inking the background with Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn. I flicked on water as well as added some gel pen dots and I love the bokeh effect it created.

I white heat embossed ‘A time to’ which is from the Here’s to xmas stamp set as well as popped up the die cuts with some foam.

So there you have three different ways to use that Penny Black Mirthful Joy die. To view and or purchase any of these new products from this release, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me.

I’ll be back really soon,

Marion
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New Penny Black Christmas Releases

Hello! I know it has been a little while since I posted here – almost two months ago. It’s not because I haven’t been crafting, it is just that my life has been super busy. However the good news is that I am now on my summer holiday break, and I have just finished the hardest and most challenging year of my teaching career.

Penny Black have been very busy releasing some new Christmas awesomeness in two releases – Season of Hope and Winter Wishes. Due to COVID, things took a little longer to reach me, but you will be pleased to now that I have a lot lined up to show you this coming week.

My first project isn’t a card, but rather a Christmas decor piece using the Mirthful and Winter Greens creative dies. I love both of these dies as they are slightly bigger than usual.

The Joy is popped up on some foam squares, but the leaves are adhered to the base, which is a whole piece of Neenah solar white card stock. The ‘To the World’ sentiment is from an older Christmas set called Holiday Snippets – I reach for this set every year and white heat embossed it onto black card stock.

I added some pearl drops to the berries to add some dimension. I simply love how it turned out!

Next up is a sweet little winter scene using some cute critters from the Scarved Sweeties set. This one is pretty straight forward – stamped and coloured with Copics and then I added some white gel pen detail for the snow. The trees in the background are from the Snowfield Friends stamp set. I really love creating scenes.

Thanks for sticking with me in this post. To view and or purchase any of these new products from this release, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me.

I’ll be back really soon,

Marion
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Jane’s Doodles New Release Blog Hop and a Giveaway

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Hello friends and welcome to another Jane’s Doodles blog hop where the Design team are showcasing Jane’s latest stamp sets! You should have arrived from Kaja’s blog.

Before I get to the blog hop, we are welcoming another very talented lady to the DT and that is Linda from Stampin with Liz Design. Please make sure you give her an extra special welcome on the hop and check out all of her AMAZING creations.

For this blog hop there are 4 new Christmas sets being released. If you get lost along the way, there is a list of blog hop contributors at the end of this post.

First up is a card that uses Winter Village. I stamped the buildings first and then coloured them with Copic markers. I then used a black fine line pen to join the snow banks together. For the night sky I used some watercolour paints first, then when that was dry I sponged on some distress inks to intensify the edges. I finally added some stars with a white gel pen. The sentiment is from the Winter Words set.

Next up is a card that uses the Snow Globe set. This set has so many cute images with so many possibilities. I kept this one pretty simple and just added in the penguin, present and snow flakes. You can’t tell in the photo, but it also has some subtle shimmer on the scarf and beanie.

Giveaway:
In addition to Jane having a 30% off sale on all clear stamps until this Thursday, she is giving a stamp set of your choice to one lucky winner. All you need to do is comment on all the blogs in the hop and you’ll be in with a chance to win! Good luck! The winner will be announce on Friday.

Blog Hop Order
Milka  
Neha  
Kaja  
Marion <—–That’s me
Galina  
Janine 
Linda  
Jane’s Doodles  

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping. Remember to email me if you have any questions about my cards.

Your next stop on the hop is Galina’s blog.

Marion

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‘Tis the Season – Penny Black Merry and Joy Inspiration #5

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I have another card to share with you using Penny Black products from the ‘Merry and Joy’ release.

This card is not my usual go-to style, but it was fun making something a little different. I die cut the Scarlet Season creative die from red and green coloured card stock. I adhered the skeleton die cut layer over the top of the red flowers, but for the leaves, I used the skeleton die and embossed the details into the leaves using an embossing mat in my die cutting machine.

I created a thicker Merry sentiment, by adhering several layers together. The ‘Tis the Season’ sentiment is from an older sentiment set called Holiday Snippets.

I did lots of ink blending in the background. The cursive handwriting stamp is called Script, which is an older cling stamp.

I covered the red flowers and the merry sentiment with a little bit of clear shimmer pen.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me,

Until next time,

Marion
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Warm Hugs – Penny Black Merry and Joy Inspiration #4

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I’m back with another Penny Black featuring products from the ‘Merry and Joy’ release.

This was a super simple card to create. I stamped the Carefree Christmas image onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloured the image with Copics. When finished, I re-stamped the again (with a stamping press) in VersaFine Onyx black ink to intensify the black outlines. The sentiment is from the Merry Up stamp set.

I adhered the panel to a light blue coloured note card.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me,

Until next time,

Marion
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