Happy Heart Day – Penny Black Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Animals, Blog Hop, Clean and Simple, Copic markers, Love you cards, Penny Black, Stamping, Teddy Bears | 68 comments

Hello! It’s a “Party with Penny!”. You’re invited to join in the fun over the next several days as Penny Black reveals their newest collection of stamps and dies, Happy Heart Day.

Penny Black is kicking off the party with a blog hop!

You should have arrived here from Susie 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.

For this blog hop I’ve created two cards using some A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E love-themed stamp sets. My first card uses the PB 30-535 ‘Reserved Space’ stamp set and the sentiment is from the PB 30-526 ‘So Much Love’ stamp set. I stamped the image and coloured it with Copic markers. I extended the grass line along the bottom with a Copic multi-liner and sponged on some clouds using a hand-cut cloud mask to complete the scene.

My next card uses the the PB 30-524 ‘Happy Hugs’ stamp set and the sentiment is from the PB 30-526 ‘So Much Love’ stamp set. I’ve also used some older Penny Black products to complete this cute little love bird scene – 51-057 Polaroid Creative die and 25-014 Oscillations stencil. I coloured this scene with Copic markers and added some fine details with a white gel pen.

I hope you will check out the latest Penny Black catalog – there are some awesome products in there!

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 THREE lucky winners.  To enter, leave a comment on any blog hop post (this one included). The giveaway closes on Sunday, December 23rd at 11:59 PM PST and winners will be announced on the Penny Black blog on December 31.


Card 1: Just For You

Stamps: Penny Black 30-535 Reserved Space stamp set, PB 30-526 So Much Love stamp set.

Card: XPress It blending card stock, Black card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Blue dye ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Bear: E00, E13, E19, E25, E31, E34 Seat: W1, W3, W5,W7, W9, Grass: YG03, YG17, YG67 Balloon: R05, R29, R35 Sign: B00, GG10), Copic multi-liner, Clear glitter brush pen, Masking paper (to create own cloud die), Ink blending tool

Card 2: With Love

Stamps: Penny Black 30-524 Happy Hugs stamp set, 30-526 So Much Love stamp set.

Card: XPress It blending card stock, Blue card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Blue dye ink

Other Supplies: Copic markers (Birds: B02, B04, B06, B28, Y19, YR04, YR65, Tree: YG03, YG17, YG67, E47, Hearts: R29, R39 Flower: YR07), 51-057 Polaroid Creative die, 25-014 Oscillations stencil, White gel pen, Ink blending tool

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

And now… keep hopping! Your next visit is Sherry Hester.




  1. Total gorgeousness Marion, that cute little bear on the seat has my heart though lol.

  2. Beautiful cards, great designs.

  3. These are so cute!

  4. Both so so cute

  5. The Reserved Space stamp is so cute!! My heart goes out to that patiently waiting little bear. I love how colorful both of your cards are.

  6. Your cards are adorable. Thanks for sharing

  7. Oh, that little Teddy is just so cute! Amazing coloring!

  8. Space reserved for ME!!! OH my bear-loving heart, be still! Two perfect examples of what LOVE looks like, Marion! xx

  9. Oh my. The bench teddy is so sweet! I love your beautiful coloring also.

  10. Very beautiful cards. Especially love the cute birds!

  11. What is more adorable than cards with teddy bears and cute birds? Both are super cute.

  12. Love your version of that bench Teddy!! So fun to blog hop with you. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hugs.

  13. Both of these cards are just amazing, but I love the adorable birds!! Just so cute.

  14. Marion, I love the colours you chose on your With Love card, but I have to say your first card Space Reserved just about melted my heart! Oh my goodness! Aside from the stamp set being beyond adorable, which is one of many things Penny Black stamps are famous for, your colouring is beyond beautiful. So much talent! This is my first visit to your blog, so I’m going to bookmark it & come back & be sure to browse. Thanks.

  15. I think I am in love with the bear! Adorable cards.

  16. I am falling in love with the bears. These are adorable cards.

  17. These are absolutely the cutest stamps! I can’t wait to use. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Both cards are so cute. Love the Teddy Bear, but the Love Birds are also precious. Great job! Thanks for sharing’

  19. So sweet! The little bear and those sweet birds are perfect on these lovely valentine cards. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Aw too cute! The bear waiting for his date to arrive is just adorable 🙂

  21. Love your cards! They are just so sweet. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

  22. Your two cards are adorable ! I specially love the Bear, he’s so cute, but the birds are also lovely, of course 😉 !

  23. Both cards are adorable but the Love Birds take the cake!

  24. Adorable cards! The little bear steals my heart every time!
    Thanks for sharing…

  25. How sweet! Love the cards and the heart clouds in the background!

  26. Such beautiful cards….love how sweet all of the critters are….and your coloring is just wonderful…thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous work. Happy Holidays!!!

  27. Heeheehee Made Marion! every time I visit your blog I giggle at your darling blog name : )

    BEAUIFUL cards!! I love the bold bright colors you used. I have just purchased my first Copic markers (I know I’m slow!) and I love using them. Your cards are a delightful inspiration!!


  28. Love the cards! Little bear on the bench is perfect! Such pretyy coloring! Thank you for sharing!

  29. Both of your cards are beautiful!!

  30. Darling cards – LOVE the bold colors on them:)

  31. Love these sweet, colorful cards. That bear is the cutest thing.

  32. Fantastic cards. I love how you created your sky by having the clouds look like hearts 🙂 The blue birds have a very soft spot in my heart. So cute. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. 🙂

  33. Both cards are just amazing with your detail to the colouring. That little bear has my heart, though!

  34. Adorable cards! 🙂

  35. Love your cards. You have made the cutest cards our of PB new stamps. x

  36. Oh my goodness! I can’t get over these, Marion! The colors are so bold, your coloring and shading is perfection, and the layouts are CAS yet so polished at the same time. Thanks for hopping with Penny Black today! HUGS!

  37. I love your cards … just amazing! And love that I’m in between two such talented artists on the blog hop!

  38. Both are so wonderful! Love the clear colors! The sweet birds are adorable but little bear steals my heart. Who won’t want to share the bench with him!

  39. Both are darling! I especially love the birds! Great colors!

  40. Your coloring is just wonderful! I love the little bear on the bench!

  41. Adorable cards!
    Love the birds
    and the bear.
    Carla from Utah

  42. Love the little bear on the beach. So adorable!

  43. adorable images and amazing colouring 🙂

  44. These cards ard so bright and lively; love how your coloring brings them alive.

  45. Beautiful coloring on these gorgeous cards!

  46. Your cards look so pretty!

  47. Both of your cards are just wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing 😊

  48. This hop gets better and better! These adorable bears and birds are so sweet. I need them.

  49. Your coloring is awesome!!! The bear on the bench is adorable but the birds have my heart. So tweet!!!

  50. Loved both the cards, though my favorite would be the second card for it’s unique color combo and the background.

  51. Such pretty bright colours, your choices nicely highlight the delightful images. Those birdies are too “tweet” 😀

  52. Just delightful!!

  53. Love your puffy clouds to set the scene for this adorable bear card, Space Reserved is my favourite stamp of this release! Great job with your colours!

  54. You used two of my favorite sets from this release and your cards are adorable.

  55. WOW ! These are so stunning, such lovely colours, cute images & very fun, eye catching layouts. Was a great way to meet you & your work. Thank you for sharing.

  56. Oh my!!! Super super cute!!!

  57. Fabulous coloring on the adorable little bear! Darling card!

  58. Adorable cards! Awesome coloring of these sweet images! Love the bear and the birds!

  59. These cards are so cute and sweet. Great cards.

  60. Aww these are so cute! Your colouring is beautiful 🙂

  61. Cute cards!! Love those little birdies!!

  62. Adorable scenes and fabulous coloring.

  63. Adorable cards!!! Love this release!!!

  64. Oh that bear has melted my heart! Thank you for sharing.

  65. omgosh, both of these would make anyone’s heart melt!!

  66. Love your Copic coloring and the heart-cloud sky!!

  67. Both your scenes are just precious! Your cards have showcased the new products beautifully. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  68. Love the bear on the bench – just adorable. This is a great release and I love the inspiration !


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