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Sunday, 6 January 2019

New Theme at Penny Black and More - New Beginnings.....



Good morning!

It's the first Sunday in January and that can only mean one thing..... it's a new theme at Penny Black and More Challenges!

This months theme is "New Beginnings" so thinking caps on for -  new home, new baby, wedding, new job, retirement etc etc - anything where a new beginning starts!

This sample that I've made just took me straight to thinking about a retirement card for a gentleman.  I've used the Penny Black 40-129 Dropping You A Line set.  It's a brilliant stamp set to which I have added a computer generated "As You Retire".

Coloured with Distress oxides and with the added brambles down there at the front which are Penny Black 40-340 Etched Branches.

Please do come and join us over at Penny Black and More Challenges:-

For this months new theme of New Beginnings but please remember NO DIGITAL IMAGES, THIS IS A HAND STAMPING CHALLENGE AND YOUR MAIN FOCAL IMAGE MUST BE A HAND STAMPED ONE PLEASE.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges ' Traditional Christmas Colours".


Good morning!

Well, here we are, half way through December welcoming Christmas and almost saying goodbye to 2018!

My inspiration for you for your mid month reminder is a card using another of my favourite stamps 40-557 Starry Tree along with the sentiment stamp 3024F Xmas Spirit and I have used the figures from the On The Town set 30-260.

Keeping with the theme of traditional christmas colours I have focused on my christmas tree and have painted it using green and white acrylic paints. The stars have been painted in with gold Starlights paint and I have added some lovely red Berry Sparkle Cosmic Shimmer drops.

The background have been done using a light blue aqua pen with a touch of glycerin and I have then drawn you in by popping some black Distress Oxide around the very edge.

Finished with some dots of white gesso and highlights along the ground for a bit of snow and a white pen to highlight the figures and parts of the tree.

A perfect card for the younger generation showing two girls that have done their fair share of Christmas shopping by the looks of it!!!!!

Do come over and join us for this months theme of "Traditional Christmas Colours" at:-


PLEASE REMEMBER, NO DIGITAL IMAGES AS THIS IS A STAMPING CHALLENGE.

This leaves me to wish you a very Happy and peaceful Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Secrets are hidden in the most unlikely places.....


Hi there!

I've had a little play in the craft room this morning with my Lavinia stamps.

I started this piece with a gelli plate background using distress oxides and brusho's having masked off the moon first.

I then wet the moon with water and used my grey brusho to give me the effect of the moon and dried it all off.

The water and moon reflection has been created using starlights paints.

The stamps are Lavinia and Crafters Companion.

A white pen was used to give me the highlights that I needed.

I would like to enter this into the current Allsorts challenge of
Fairies, fantasy and magical:-

A bit of fun on a dark and wet morning!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx


Sunday, 2 December 2018

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges "Traditional Christmas Colours".


Good morning!

It's a new month and a new theme over at Penny Black and More Challenges and this month we're looking for "Traditional Christmas Colours".

My inspiration for you this time is a card I've made using the fabulous 40-576 Bell and Berries stamp along with the sentiment which is 3024F Xmas Spirit.

I have coloured this using Spectrum Noir aqua pens and blended that background by using the pens diluted with a touch of glycerin.

A few splatters of white gesso and some Cosmic Shimmer Berry Sparkle and I was done!

Do come over and join us this month at :-


PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A STAMPING CHALLENGE AND THEREFORE DIGITAL IMAGES ARE NOT ALLOWED AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PRIZES.


I've just popped this one on here too (this one is not in traditional colours and so, is not included in my samples on Penny Black and More) to show you another card that I made (I have actually made three of these as I love things that are that little bit different!) using exactly the same stamps but this time I muted the colours right down with black, slate and tan to show you how versatile the stamp is and can be pretty much painted in in any colour! I have finished this one with a spray of spray and sparkle so that the whole of the page shines with glitter (unfortunately, this never shows up on a photo!).

Hope you will come over and join us this month and good luck!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx



Sunday, 18 November 2018

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges for "Make Someone Smile"....


Morning!

Well, we're half way through November AND CHRISTMAS IS COMING FAST!!!!!!

This means that it's time for our mid month reminder over at Penny Black and More Challenges and that you've got until the end of the month to enter this months theme of "Make Someone Smile".

This card made me smile as I thought it was so cheerful and I don't know about you but orange roses are always so beautiful.

Here I have stamped the images - Penny Blacks 40-511 Crimson Blush - with a pale ink and have painted them in using diluted Aqua pens. Finished off with a white pen and a dark brown pen to put the outline back where I wanted it.  The sentiment is from Penny Blacks 30-416 Happy Thoughts (another favourite of mine!). 

I do hope that you'll come over and join us at:-


PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A STAMPING CHALLENGE SO NO DIGITAL IMAGES ARE ALLOWED.

 See you on the first Sunday in December for a new theme!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Lest We Forget .........


Good morning,

At the going down of the sun
and in the morning,
We will remember them........


xxx

Sunday, 4 November 2018

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges - Make Someone Smile.....


Morning!

It's a new theme for November starting today over at Penny Black and More Challenges and this month our new theme is........

"Make someone smile".

Now, this image, ever since I bought it, has made me smile.  The two heads leaning in on each other with such a satisfying smile on both faces says it all for me!

I have used Penny Blacks 40-527 "purr-fect!" stamp here along with part of one of the sentiments from 30-416 Happy Thoughts.  The dies cuts in the top right hand corner are Penny Blacks 51-181 Love is growing die which I have cut three times to look like a spray.  The little random hearts are from my own stash.

I hope that you will come along and join us with this new theme this month at:-

http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/

Remember there are prizes to be had!

REMEMBER - YOUR MAIN FOCAL IMAGE MUST BE A HAND STAMPED IMAGE - NO DIGITAL IMAGES ALLOWED AS THIS IS A STAMPING CHALLENGE.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Leanne xxxx