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Sunday, 5 November 2017

New Challenge at Penny Black and More - Flower Power and Guest Designer for Stamping Sensations one layer Christmas card.....

Good morning folks!

Here I am with my inspiration for our new challenge over at Penny Black and More and this month the new theme is "Flower Power!".

What a cracking theme, lots of choices for you on this one and Penny Black do some awesome floral stamps and stencils too.

I've used Penny Black stamps 30-284 Sprigs and 40-545 Lustrous.

This one has been stamped with aqua markers and then blended out and finally when I was happy, spritzed with water for that final "bleed".

Remember, there are prizes to be had so come over and check out our challenge:

I was also so very pleased to be picked as the winner of last months Colour Challenge at Stamping Sensations and Brenda has kindly asked me to be their Guest Designer for this month for their new challenge of a one layer Christmas card.

I've worked on a DL card here (unusual for me) as I felt that this scene was best suited to this shape of card.  I've recently bought this new stamp and was so wanting to use it so this was the perfect opportunity!  This stamp in the Pine Tree by Paper Rose (Australia).  A beautiful stamp that gives such a crisp image every time.  So, I have started by blending the background with some distress ink leaving a slightly lighter part in the middle.  Then, starting from the back and working forwards, I've used distress ink so that you could hardly see the trees at the time of stamping (believe it or not, the forest appears when the trees at the front go on!)  Then I've stamped in much bolder, clearer colour with Archival Fern Green and Versafine Spanish Moss.  I have glittered the tree that stands alone with some Sparkelicious Crystallina glitter by Chloe (did struggle to get that to show on the photo).  The little snowflakes are actually from a free set with Creative Stamping magazine!

There, all on one layer, no matting or layering - just straight on to the card, fun to do and messy on the fingers (just how I like it!!!!!!),

Do hope that you can not only join in with Penny Black and More challenges but with Stamping Sensations too!

Good luck!!!

Leanne xxx


  1. Both so different but equally lovely Leanne. The tone on tone greens work so well for your one layer card and you
    have achieved depth within the scene with your second generation stamping. And the watercolour effect of your PB creation is very dreamy.

    Many thanks for being our Guest Designer at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

  2. Gorgeous cards both, beautifully done;-))m

  3. Amazing work on both cards Leanne, so lovely to have you as our guest designer. Such a talent!

  4. Two beautiful cards, love the water colour look of the flowers, so pretty and the forest card has lovely depth to it.


  5. Love the soft look to your flowers and such a pretty Christmas card too.

  6. Two stunning creations, Leanne. Thanks so much for your GDT card at Stamping Sensations. It is wonderful!

  7. Two lovely cards Leanne, Congratulations on the GDT spot.
    Avril xx

  8. I’m here, better late than never as they say and what a treat for the eyes. I love your Penny Black card and it reminds me of those old Victorian postcards. The colours look so beautiful and I really like your delicate use of colour around the edge too. Your Christmas card is superb too and I like how you’ve used second generation stamping as it give a great sense of depth to your card. Great choice of colour too. Thank you for being our Guest Designer at Stamping Sensations. Crafty hugs, Sandra x x

  9. two beautiful cards using some lovely stamps that i've not seen before!

  10. Two wonderful cards Leanne, loving the winter scene and such a great watercolor look on your floral card! Beautiful!

  11. A lovely card for your Guest DT spot at Stamping Sensations Leanne! One layer perfection!

  12. Two really lovely cards, especially love your flowers on the PB card, gorgeous colours and design.
    The Christmas tree one is a superb one layer card gorgeous greens too.

    Kath x

  13. Your first card is so pretty Leanne, love the watercolour effect. Fabulous one layer card too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Two beautiful cards. So beautiful done with the flower.
    the second one, so beautiful stamping and using of the colour.
    Thank you for being our guest.

  15. Congratulations on being Guest Designer at Stamping Sensations this month! You card is a magical design with the layers of trees that you stamped, pretty green colours, sparkly glitter and tiny snowflakes - perfect 😁. Happy November! J 😊