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Monday, 18 February 2019

Mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for this month's theme....Tag it.



Good morning!

Here's another tag for you, they are fabulous to make, don't take that long and can be used as a tag on a gift or as a topper on a card!

Here I have used Penny Black's 30-457 .... so loved and 30-454 Hearty note.  I've coloured with Distress Oxides and attached some ladder yarns to finish it off.

If you haven't already, do come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges:-

There are prizes to be had - check it out!

Please remember that this is a hand stamping challenge and that the main focal image of your creation must be a hand stamped image - no digital images are allowed.

Hope you can pop over and join us!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx


Sunday, 3 February 2019

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges .....Tag it!



Morning!

It's the first Sunday of February and that can only mean one thing - a new theme at Penny Black and More Challenges!  Our new theme this month is "Tag it".

I've made two samples for this month's launch, both quite large.  The first one on the left has been made using 30-284 Sprigs by Penny Black and coloured with Distress Oxides and the second one on the right was made using 40-516 Dynamic, 51-097 Ardor die, 30-417 Delicate silhouettes (where I have used the with love sentiment) and 25-014 Oscillations stencil all by Penny Black.  This tag was also coloured using Distress Oxides.

Finished with some ladder yarns and lovely red ribbon.

These are beautiful as tags on their own but could very easily be used as a topper to help make two larger cards of your own too.

Please come and join in at Penny Black and More Challenges:-

Do remember that we are a hand stamping challenge, Your main focal image of your creation must be a hand stamped image - no digital images please.

Hope you can come over and join us!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx






Friday, 18 January 2019

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges - New Beginnings....



Good morning!

Half way through January so here I am with my mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for this months theme of "New Beginnings".

When I saw the sentiment for this sample I got thinking of someone starting a new job. So I've created this card using Penny Black 30-416 Happy thoughts sentiment and 40-099 Soft wings with a computer generated Good Luck In Your New Job.

All colouring is with diluted Distress Oxides and the background is a stencil from my stash (thought it looked nice as it swirls like a butterfly does!)

Do come and join us over at Penny Black and More Challenges for this month's challenge of New Beginnings:-

Please remember that your main focal image must be a hand stamped image - no digital images are allowed on this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx

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