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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Critters Galore – Penny Black ‘Refreshing’ Inspiration #5

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Me again! Two posts in 2 days! What is happening to me? Well these posts are the fruit of a very productive crafty weekend. I’ve had such fun in the studio of late. These adorable critters from Penny Black are from the Refreshing release and I just couldn’t stop at one tag – so made 4!

All these cute critters are from the Critter Delights stamp set.

I used the Tagged creative metal die set and die cut 4 tags. I then stamped each image onto a tag with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them with Copic markers. (Once coloured, I like to re-stamp over the image again in VersaFine Onyx black ink as it makes everything pop!).

I die cut the Silver Linings cloud dies out of some Post-It notes and used these as a stencil to create the clouds in the backgrounds. I kept on moving it around and changing up the angles. I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink for the clouds.

The sentiments are all from the Carefree Wishes stamp set from a previous release.

Thanks for sticking with me through this photo heavy post. I had a lot of fun creating these tags and know that they will come in very handy for my kid’s friends birthdays.

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.

Until next time,

Marion
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Trust Me – Penny Black ‘Refreshing’ Inspiration #4

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Good evening! I’ve had a rather crafty weekend and I’m back to share with you some more Penny Black goodness using products from the Refreshing release.

Today’s card uses a beautiful vase of flowers from the Refreshing stamp set. I stamped it onto some Neenah Solar white cardstock and then coloured it with Copic markers. I really love the yellowy-orange and teal combination of colours. Something a little different for me.

The sentiment is from the Trust Me Builder stamp set. I stamped the Trust Me in black ink, then white heat embossed the ‘You’re lovely’ portion onto some card stock and popped it up with some foam tape.

In order to match the card base to the colours on the vase, I simply coloured the edge of my white notecard with one of the Copic marker colours I used…and no one will ever know that the whole card base isn’t that colour!

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 then,

Marion
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Inspirational Sentiments – Penny Black ‘Refreshing’ Inspiration #3

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Good evening! I’m back with another card instalment using the latest release from Penny Black called Refreshing.

Today I have two almost identical cards – I just changed up the colours and the sentiments. The sentiments are from the Inspirational Sentiments set (which by the way has some beautiful Bible verses and quotes in it). The leaves are all from the Groovy Greenery set.

I white heat embossed the sentiments onto some blue and green coloured card stock. I stamped the leaf images around the outside of each panel – making sure to use lots of anti-static powder. I then heat embossed these leaves with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. To add some interest I used two different shades of Prismacolor pencils and coloured the leaves in.

To finish off each card I foam mounted it onto a white card base and added some pearl Liquid Nuvo drops amongst the leaves.

And here they are together. I think the blue version is my favourite. Which do you prefer?

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 then,

Marion
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