You’ve a Star – Penny Black Full Bloom Inspiration #2

Happy Sunday! I’m back today with another cute Penny Black critter from their latest release called Full Bloom. It’s no secret I’m in love with these little bears, and this one I’ve used today has especially won my heart. It’s called …Star and has a coordinating creative die as well.

My daughter loves soccer and this is her second season. I made this card for a friend of hers who plays on the same team, and celebrated her birthday this weekend.

To make something a little different to my standard card, I made a gatefold card. The image was coloured with Copic Markers and the sun and background were created with Distress Oxide inks (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber).

The #1 die cut on the inside of the card comes in the same …Star cut out die set. The friend sentiment is from the Number 1 stamp set and it is a great set as it has many names which could be substituted such as Dad, Mom, Teacher etc.

The cloud die cut is an older one, but a good one called Silver Linings.

The sun comes with the Friendship cut out die set.

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

Thanks for your company today. If you want to know about any of the products I have used, just contact me.

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Bear Hugs – Penny Black

simplicity sister

Hello friends! It’s been a little while since I have posted. Not because I haven’t been card making, just because life has been super busy and I haven’t got around to posting!

Today’s card is another adorable Penny Black critter from the Timeless release called Flower Teddy, which I haven’t had a chance to colour until now. I reached for Copic markers again (no surprise there), but I spiced things up a bit with an artsy and inky border.

The border was created by die cutting an oval from white card stock and then inking it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I them spritzed the PB Honeycomb stencil with water and placed it randomly onto the inked border (where the water bleached the ink). To add to the distressed look, I also flicked on water, added some Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink and then in some places, inked over the stencil.

The sentiment is from the Happy Hugs stamp set (which I only stamped the Hugs and left off the Happy part). I finished off the card with some white gel pen details on the flowers and grounded the image by creating a floor with Prismacolor pencils.

Black products used:
30-543 Flower Teddy stamp set
25-012 Honeycomb stencil
30-524 Happy Hugs


Stamps: Penny Black Flower Teddy and Happy Hugs stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar white card stock

Ink: VersaFine ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire

Other Supplies: Penny Black Honeycomb stencil, ink blending tool, Copic markers (I didn’t keep track of the ones I used!), Oval die cut, Cuttlebug, Water bottle for spritzing, Pentel pigment white gel pen, Prismacolor pencils (grey tones)

Thanks for stopping by today,

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Penny Black – Timeless Inspiration #4

Hi! I’m back with the final instalment of my Penny Black Timeless inspiration posts. I have saved some cuteness for this last post.

I have made two cards using the Special Friends stamp set as well as the Butterfly Garden stamp set. I also used the coordinating Special Friends Cut Outs coordinating dies.

I stamped out the four critters from the set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out, along with the sentiment banner. All images were coloured with Copic markers.

To create the foliage underneath the banner, I first drew around the banner lightly in pencil, so that I could position and stamp the greenery in just the right position. I used a mixture of green pigment inks and also a pink pigment ink to stamp the leaves and flowers. I then adhered the sentiment banner with 3D mounting foam tape, and added the critters in last, directly adhering them to the card base.

This second card is exactly the same as the first, but I just changed the animals.

I think they turned out so cute! And one has already made it into the hands of my daughter’s friend for her birthday.


Stamps: Special Friends and Butterfly Garden stamp sets

Card:  Neenah Solar White card stock, Olive Card stock

Ink: VersaFine ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Luxe Pigment ink – Pistachio, Pear Tart, Angel Pink, Distres Oxide ink – Peeled Paint

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (Big Bunny: W1, W3, W5, RV10, Squirrel: C1, C3, C4, C6, RV10, Little Bunny: E31, E34, RV10, Hedgehog: E31, E34, E49, E59, RV10 Sentiment Banner: C1, C3, C4, C6), 3D mounting foam

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

Thanks for stopping by,

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Timeless – Penny Black Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

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

You should have arrived here from Suzie Lessard’s blog.   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.  

Well to get this party started, I have two cards to share with you today. The first card uses this A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E Penny Black bear from the set called Balloon Ride. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Garden stamp set.

I coloured the images with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. For the background clouds, I hand cut a cloud mask from masking paper and sponged on the clouds with some blue ink. I then re-stamped the bear and balloon image on top of the clouds and adhered the fussy cut bear and balloons over the top.

My next card uses a mixture of two stamp and their coordinating dies – Butterfly Garden and Butterfly Garden Cut Out and Special Friends and Special Friends Cut Out. The sentiment is from the Flower Teddy stamp set.

The butterfly and banner were coloured with Copic markers and die cut using the coordinating dies. The foliage behind the butterfly was stamped in coloured ink, and I added some detail and shading with matching Prismacolor pencils. After a lot of image shuffling (and I mean a lot…), I decided on this layout and I love it. The sentiment was white heat embossed over the top.

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.


Card 1: With Love

Stamps: Penny Black 30-545 Balloon Ride stamp set, PB 30-558 Butterfly Garden stamp set.

Card:  Neenah Solar white card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Blue ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Bear: W1, W3, W5, W7, E13, E31, E34 Grass: YG03, YG17, YG67 Balloons: R05, R29, R39, B02, B04, B06, YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67, V04, V17, BV08, Y17, YR12, YR65, YR68), Masking paper (to create own cloud mask), Ink blending tool, Enamel Accents, Pentel white hybrid gel ink pen, 3D mounting foam

Card 2: Thank You Butterfly

Stamps: Penny Black 30-558 Butterfly Garden stamp set, 30-561 Special Friends stamp set.

Dies: Penny Black 51-528 Butterfly Garden Cut out, Penny Black 51-526 Special Friends Cut out

Card: Neenah Solar white card stock, Sand coloured cardstock

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Cottage green ink, Pistachio green ink, Pear green ink, Grey ink, White pigment ink (to create splatters)

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Butterfly: B02, B04, B06, B28, B24, B97 Banner: C1, C3, C4, C6), Prismacolor Pencils (PC989, PC1097, PC988, PC908, PC923, PC195, PC122, PC922), 3D mounting foam, White embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static powder bag

Thanks for stopping by today. All these new products from the Timeless release are now available in the Penny Black online store.

And now… keep hopping! Your next visit is Heather Telford.



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Sending Hugs – Jane’s Doodles

Jane's Doodle Banner

It’s been a little quiet here on the blog as I’ve been enjoying the last of my summer holidays. But I’m back today with two Jane’s Doodles cards.

This first card features my favourite Jane’s Doodles floral set which is called Bloom. I stamped the images, coloured them with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out. I embossed the card base with a Penny Black stencil and tan embossing mat and mounted the flowers onto a MFT dome die cut. The sentiment is form the All Occasions stamp set.

Next up is a card that was on the Jane’s Doodles blog a couple of week’s ago. See the original post here. This card was inspired by a card made by Isha Gupta which you can find here. I loved her colour combo and the layout.

For this card I used the Free-As-a-Bird and Tropical Fun stamp sets.


Card 1: Sending Hugs

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Bloom and All Occasions stamp sets

Card: XPress-It blending card stock, Beige card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers, 3D mounting foam, Nuvo Drops – Sea Breeze, Penny Black Oscillations stencil, MFT Stitched dome stax die, Cuttlebug, White embossing powder, Heat gun, Anti-Static powder bag, Spellbinders tan embossing mat

Card 1: Happy Bird-Day card

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Free-As-a-Bird and All Occasions stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar white card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo black ink, Versamark ink, Distress Oxide inks – Twisted Citron, Squeezed lemonade

Other Supplies: Copic markers, 3D mounting foam, White embossing powder, Heat gun, Anti-Static powder bag

I appreciate you stopping by,

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