Penny Black

Featuring Penny Black products

My Favourite colour is Autumn

Hello everyone!

Happy October! Today I’m playing along in the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch challenge using products kindly sent to my by Penny Black.

As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought of the fabulous Fall Wreath die set (51-479)! For this card, I cut some brown shimmery card plus an old ink blended panel and adhered the leaves from the blended die cut onto the brown die cut. I added a few of the smaller leaves from the die set.

I sponged some distress ink on my card base, splattered some water and lifted some of the ink. I felt the result was a little stark so once the card had dried, I added a very light layer of ink on top. I adhered the die cuts to my card base.

Finally, I added a sentiment from the So Thankful set (30-932) and some sequins to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Autumn Season

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the Just Add Ink ‘choose two’ challenge.

The weather has definitely turned in my part of the word and leaves have started to turn. I love the time when the leaves are brightly coloured and the skies are blue… unlike today – it’s pouring at the moment!

Anyway, it should come as no surprise that I chose foliage… and I also decided on the masking option.

I used products kindly sent to me by Penny Black for my CAS take on the challenge. First of all, I cut some acetate with the Slimline Zig-Zag (51-733) die and used it as a mask for my three squares. Then I found an old inky background that I made MANY years ago and cut it with the Fall Foliage dies (51-655). I cut the stems from some mirror card and adhered everything to my card base. Finally I added a sentiment from the Always Thankful set (30-932)….. I actually messed up this stamping when I did it originally so I just adhered a strip of card on top to hide it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Pumpkin Owl

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the colour challenge at the Just Us Girls challenge using products sent to me by Penny Black. The colour palette is rather autumnal – orange, green and brown.

I decided to use one of the fun images from the Owlsome stamp set (30-718) – is he a pumpkin decorated as an owl or an owl dressed as a pumpkin?! I think the former but either way he is so much fun! I embossed the image and coloured it with my Twinkling H2O paints before I fussy cut it. I added some stickles and pearls plus a bit of a wink of Stella to his eyes… sadly you can’t see much of the shimmer in my photos, but his eyes sparkle in real life!

For the background, I used one of the new dies from the Fall 2022 release – Fall Fern (51-756) and coloured it with my Twinklings – I love how the leaves match the pumpkin owl’s wings!

After adding some paint splatters, I adhered everything to my card base and added the sentiment from the Pumpkin Stack mini stamp set (30-855).

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas Kindness

Hello everyone!

Today I’m playing along in the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch challenge using products kindly sent to my by Penny Black from their Christmastime 2022 release.

As soon as I saw the new products, I could not wait to play with the Stocking Stuffers die set (51-747) – a really good sized stocking and lots of fun branches. I also added a couple of branches from the Joy of Giving set (51-748) and coloured everything with distress inks. The stocking trim was the exception as I used glitter on white cardstock. It’s so sparkly in real life!

For the background panel, I masked off a section and lightly blended some distress ink across my card base before stamping an oldie and goodie background stamp (Dotted Fusion – 40-278) with versamark ink – love how this dried a purple-grey colour.

I added a sentiment from the Jolly Snippets set (30-925) to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sept 2022 Get Cracking on Christmas

Hello everyone!

I haven’t felt much like crafting this past week since the sad passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. I’m glued to all the events and have been in awe watching history unfold. Although at times, I feel like I’m prying into private grief…

But today I was inspired to create with the beautiful Peaceful Woodland stamp set (30-922) that I received this week from Penny Black. I decided to play along with this week’s 52 Christmas Card Throwdown which has a colour combo challenge. The colours are blue, gold and white. I rarely use blue and gold together so was excited to see what I could come up with!

I embossed a tree from the set and then lightly sponged some Stormy Sky distress ink. I cut the image using a tag die from the Penny Black Tagged die set (51-007) and added some stickles and white pearls. I adhered the tag to my card base and stamped a sentiment from the Jolly Snippets set (30-925) – this is a brilliant sentiment set which I think I will be using a lot!!

This is doubling up as my festive card for Jenn Shurkus’s ‘Get Cracking on Christmas’. (As I was writing this post, I looked at my last Get Cracking on Christmas post – I missed August and July was part of my Christmas in July event, so I end up looking at June’s post. Weirdly, I had mentioned the Platinum Jubilee weekend in that very post! I’m glad that HM had the opportunity that weekend to have a very clear insight into how much the public appreciated her life of service.)

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Blooming 2022

Hello everyone!

Today I’m sharing some cards I made with Penny Black’s Blooming 2022 release. Penny Black kindly sent me these products back in mid May and having reached London very quickly, they headed straight out of the country again!! They summered in Brazil for a few months before beginning their journey again – this time to Miami where they spent a few more weeks! But they finally got to me last week and I am so pleased – it was such a beautiful release and had so many die sets that I was excited to create with.

First up is my ‘Splendid Tattered Rose’ card. I created a panel from a Tattered Rose distress oxide and cut it with dies from the Splendid dies set (51-739). I just adore the bud die, which I think could also be used as leaves! The sentiment is from the So Thankful stamp set (30-914).

 

 

 

I then turned my attention to the Courier die set (51-734). I have to confess that I was a little intimidated by the size of the bird, but he was super easy to colour with distress inks! The die set includes a branch but I wanted to add more colour so included the beautiful Whisper die (51-737), also coloured with distress inks. The sentiment is from the Thinking of You stamp set (30-825).

 

 

 

As soon as I saw the release, I wanted to try the pretty Duet die (51-736). I actually spent a long time playing with it this weekend, so you’ll probably see it make an appearance in more cards soon! For this card, I coloured it with my Twinkling H2O paints. I adhered it to some card that I had cut with the Wavy Stitch Edges die (51-418) and added a sentiment from the Grateful Heart set (30-467).

 

 

 

Last but definitely not least is my card using the gorgeous An Impression die set (51-735). I love this set – it’s so versatile! I particularly love those leaves/fronds! For this card, I lightly stamped the Brick Wall cling stamp (40-137) on my card base first before adhering the die cuts and adding a sentiment from the Big Love stamp set (30-898).

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.