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Sunday, 1 December 2019

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges "Flowers All Over"


Morning!

It's a new theme over at Penny Black and More Challenges today and our new theme for this month is "Flowers All Over".

For my first sample this month I have used 40-536 First Waltz with a sentiment from my stash and coloured with Koi brush pens.

Finished this one with a lovely satin ribbon and some Nuvo drops.

Remember there are prizes to be had for the winners!!!



This is a hand stamping challenge so don't forget that the main focal image of your creation must be hand stamped.

http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Monday, 18 November 2019

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges.....Christmas!





Hi there!

I'm here today with your mid month reminder for our theme at Penny Black and More Challenges which this month is Christmas!

On this sample I've used the lovely Penny Black stamp 40-660 Lantern and the sentiment is from Penny Blacks stamp set 30-387 Festive snippets. (Tree branches are from my own stash, moon has been done with a circular mask just cut from some masking paper).

I think this is a lovely stamp, it isn't just for Christmas either but could be used on a spooky design for Halloween or added to any creation really if it suits it! To me it said Christmas hanging on the branches. It's quite different don't you think and I do lean towards things that are different - never been called "normal"!

The sentiment went perfectly with the lantern I thought.

Coloured with a distress oxide background and the lantern has been coloured with Zig clean color markers and the glass has been finished with glossy accents but unfortunately that doesn't show on the photograph.

A simple design but effective and it makes that lantern pop which is what I was trying to achieve.

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


and do remember that we are a hand stamping challenge so your entry must have a hand stamped image as it's main focal feature.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx










Monday, 11 November 2019

Out of my comfort zone with white on white..................



Hi there everyone!

Well, this week I've had a play outside of my comfort zone with a white on white Christmas card.

Now for those of you that know me well, I'm a huuuuge lover of plenty of paint and colour and very little white space (which I'm working on) but white on white, well, this is another ball game!!!

Actually, when I got my head around what I felt I wanted to do for this card, I really quite enjoyed it!!!!  Yes it took quite some time to cut the aperture, do the embossing of the back mats and all the stamping, embossing and die cutting of the flowers, ivy and holly.

The sentiment is embossed in silver and is one of my favorites by Stamps by Chloe, the poinsettias, holly sprays and ivy sprays are all John Next Door and are stamped on to both white card and white vellum.

I will enter this in to the current Allsorts Challenges of white on white:-


Hope you like this, see, I can do it if I try!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Sunday, 3 November 2019

New theme at Penny Black and More "Christmas".......




Hi there!!

Here we are on the first Sunday of November and charging towards December so our new theme this month is Christmas!

For my first Christmas make this month I've used the gorgeous Penny Black stamp 40-659 Jingle bells trio along with the sentiment which is from the Penny Black 30-387 Festive snippets (branches and snowflake stencil are from my own stash).

How Christmassy is this!!!!!!  I loved using this stamp!

Background is using distress ink and colour has been added to the bells using Zig clean color markers.

Hope you can come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges.

http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/

Please remember that we are a hand stamping challenge and the main focal image of your artwork must be a hand stamped image.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx




Friday, 18 October 2019

Mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for "Pretty in Pink"




Hi there!

Golly, we're half way through October already - soon be Christmas ahhhhhhh!!!!

It's time for me to give you the mid month reminder for our challenge this month which is "Pretty in Pink" for breast cancer awareness month.

For this card I've used the lovely Lustrous stamp by Penny Black 40-545.

The background is one that I've made myself using spray inks and cling film with some top spraying. The sentiment and little swirls were just added from my stash.

I have used a lovely deep pink to colour the stamp - it has come out darker on the photograph than it actually is - no matter how hard I tried, it seemed to come out the same colour - but I like it so I went with it!

Do come over and join us with this month's challenge :-

There are prizes to be won!

Please remember that we are a hand stamping challenge, no digi stamps allowed - the main focal image of your artwork must be a hand stamped image.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx




Sunday, 6 October 2019

New theme for Penny Black and More Challenges - Pretty in Pink



Hello there!

It's a new month and it's a new challenge for Penny Black and More and this month the theme is "Pretty in Pink" (breast cancer awareness month).

I have created this card using the Dynamic stamp set 40-516 and the butterfly is off of the Penny Black Garden Charmers set 30-415.

I have thrown everything pink at this one!  I started with Cherry Soda embossing powder (Stamps by Chloe) and there's plenty of Pearlywinks wink vibes hot pink sprayed and painted with too!

Sentiment is from my stash and highlights with a white pen.

Hope you can come and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges this month:-


Please remember that this is a hand stamping challenge and your main focal image of your design must be a hand stamped image.  No digi stamps please.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Friday, 27 September 2019

My samples for the new Pink Ink Farmyard series........

Morning!!

Well, time once again gets the better of me but you'll see from the samples below that I've been very busy in my crafting world!

This week saw Pink Ink release their new farmyard series and they just keep getting better and better.  Not only are the stamps the best quality that i've ever worked with but there is no end to what you can do with them from normal stamping to heating for use with Angelina Fibres.

So, this release features Cool Mule, Pigtastic, Henpecked and Cow's It Going.

I have attached all the samples that I've done so far but without a shadow of a doubt, there will be many many more made with these quirky characters!!!

A bit of a photo heavy post but I do hope that you enjoy catching up to what I've been up to over the past month.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxxx

















Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for "Animals"



Good morning!

Well, we're half way through September so I'm here to remind you about this months Penny Black and More Challenge which is "Animals".

I went my usual way with this one "off piste!!!" - well, who wants to be "normal"!!!!

I've used the lovely set called Animal Wisdom by Penny Black 30-352.  I reversed one of the sheep to make this in to a lovely anniversary card - could be an engagement card or if you really want to be different, a wedding card too - especially if it's one of those country style barn weddings!!!

I have created the background with oxides and stamped the foliage from the Penny Black Delicate Silhouettes set 30-417.

The sentiment is completely out of my head and computer generated.

Backing papers have been created by myself using Pearlywinks sprays - great fun!

Please be reminded that Penny Black and More Challenge is a hand stamping challenge and the main focal image of your artwork must be that of a hand stamped image, not a digi or die cut.

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


There are prizes to be won!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Sunday, 1 September 2019

New theme at Penny Black and more - Animals


Good morning!

Here I am with a sample that I've made for Penny Black and More Challenges new theme this month of "Animals".

I've used Penny Blacks Natures Friends 30-261 and Restful 40-567.

Just two tones of blue have been used on this card, distress oxide Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean.

The main sentiment was one from my stash to compliment the peace and joy that I've stamped around that back mat which is also from the Natures Friends set.

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

Remember there are always prizes to be won.

BUT PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE MAIN FOCAL IMAGE OF YOUR CREATION MUST BE A HAND STAMPED IMAGE.  NO DIE CUTS OR DIGITAL IMAGES AS YOUR MAIN FOCAL POINT WILL BE ALLOWED.

Well, that's another Christmas card done!

Thanks for stopping by.
Leanne xxx


Sunday, 18 August 2019

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges for "for boys and men"


Morning!!

Here I am with your mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for this months challenge theme of "for boys and men".

Now, I know this is primarily pink and green but some men like pink right? - My husband loves to wear pink tops, shirts and shorts!!!

I've used my new Penny Black stamp again for this sample which is 40-604 Wiz and just at the edges included the die cut trees which are 51-270 Beneath the Birches by Penny Black.

I've created a distress oxide background and coloured him in with Spectrum Noir aqua markers and just like my sample at the beginning of the month, I've allowed the ink to bleed slightly which I think is a fabulous inky look.

Do come and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges, you've got until the end of the month to join in and there are prizes to be had:-


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

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxxx




Monday, 12 August 2019

Luna Fairy for entry in to Stamping Sensations Challenge this month..........





Hi there,

Here is another of my Luna Fairy samples and I'm including her in her own blog entry so that she can be entered in to the current Stamping Sensations challenge of anything with wings.  Well, I thought we have fairy wings, butterfly and I think that's a pretty moth with wings too!

So here's a detailed description of how I got there with this one:-

Luna is such an enormous stamp that this time I decided to show that you don't have to use the whole of a large stamp if you want to make a near normal size of card. This has started life on a 7 x 7 inch piece of watercolour card and popping Luna down to one side enabled me to take the card down in size and gave me enough room to add other elements with her.

A distress oxide background and Luna is coloured with Zig clean color markers (which I am so enjoying using at the moment - they are so vibrant).

The small flowers and book down at the front have been 3D'd on 3D glue gel but that doesn't show too well on a photograph.

Mat and layered with black and a nice shiny hot pink mirror card.

I would like to add this to the entries for this months challenge at Stamping Sensations of things with wings:-


This one was great fun and made me smile - it's a "happy card"!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Luna Fairy




I am attaching Luna to a post on her own so that she can be shared in the Allsorts challenge of sun, moon and stars this month.

Luna was one of my samples done for Pink Ink Designs for yesterdays shows and here is in detail how I got there with her.

She has a distress oxide background and has been given that huuuuge spotlight of a moon using a mask made with masking paper.  Coloured with Zig clean color markers and faux bleached around her to give her "energy".

This was a large card measuring 9 inches square as she is such a large stamp!

Finished with my new obsession of Swarovski hot fix crystals, they are so beautiful, they "blink" at you as you move the card!.

I am entering her in to the Allsorts challenge of sun, moon and stars and the link to that is below:-



My samples for Pink Ink Designs this week.........




Hi there!

Well, I'm guilty as charged I'm afraid, I have neglected my blog a bit as I've been on my holidays and then when I came home I have been so busy making samples for TV.  Then in amongst all of that I decided to move my whole craft room to another room in our house!  To say I was exhausted is an understatement but I'm all moved in, can't find anything now mind you, but I'm all moved in and am ploughing on and am very very happy to have some room for once!!!!

So, here I am making a special effort to share my samples that I made for yesterdays Pink Ink Designs shows on Hochanda.

The new stamp sets are Pinky Inky (the Octopus) - isn't he fabulous!!! Seahorse Swirls and Luna Fairy.

So here they come, hope you like them......






I would like to enter the first Luna one in to the current Allsorts challenge of Sun, moon and or stars or something for baby:-


and the second Luna card I would like to enter in to the things with wings challenge over at Stamping Sensations as there are wings everywhere on that one! :-


Hope you've enjoying catching up on my more recent makes for Pink Ink Designs - what a lovely company they are to work with 😊.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxxx













Sunday, 4 August 2019

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges "For boys and men"


Good morning!

It's a new month and a new theme over at Penny Black and More Challenges and this month we kick off with "For boys and men".

I've chosen to go with fantasy for my first sample for this month using 40-604 Wiz from Penny black.

Here I have set him on a distress oxide background and I've coloured him with Spectrum Noir aqua markers and allowed them to bleed.........love the look of that!

Do come over and join us at Penny Black and More:-


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

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx



Thursday, 18 July 2019

Mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges .........Summertime!



Hi there!

It's mid month reminder time over at Penny Black and More Challenges for this months theme of
Summertime.

Here is my inspiration using Penny Black's 40-516 Dynamic and the sentiment is 30-419 Happy Wishes.  I have also used 30-284 Sprigs.

Coloured with distress oxides and finished with a sparkle overlay pen and I've just hand drawn the little birds on there.


Here is a shot so that you can see the lovely shimmer on those poppies.

I loved the lovely warm summer sky on this one.

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

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A HAND STAMPING CHALLENGE AND THE MAIN FOCAL IMAGE OF YOUR CREATION MUST BE THAT OF A HAND STAMPED IMAGE - NO DIGITAL IMAGES ALLOWED.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Sunday, 7 July 2019

New theme at Penny Black and More ........ Summertime!


Hi there!!

It's a new month so it's a new theme at Penny Black and More Challenges and what better theme for July than Summertime!

Here I have used the gesso technique for the background.  I've stamped my image using gesso, allowed it to fully dry and then gone over the top with a touch of glycerine and distress oxides.

The central image is Penny Black's 40-547 Flower Lanterns which I have stamped using distress oxides and the sentiment is from 30-417 Delicate Silhouettes stamp set.

Finished with a touch of distress oxide around the edge.

Please do come and join us and show us your summertime themed makes:-

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A HAND STAMPING CHALLENGE SO YOUR MAIN FOCAL IMAGE MUST BE A HAND STAMPED IMAGE.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dreams and Delights using Lavinia Stamps


Hi there!

I'm sharing a card that I've made for the current Lavinia Stamps monthly challenge.  This month it's "Midnight blue with an orange hue".

All stamps are Lavinia and the background is distress oxides.

Just a short post today, I must try harder and get some of my many Pink Ink samples on here for you all soon!

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx


Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for "Butterflies, Blooms and/or Bugs.....


Hi there!

Here I am with your mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for this months challenge theme of 
Butterflies, Blooms and/or Bugs.

Here I have used a technique that I actually rarely do!  I have wet my watercolour paper and scrunched it up very well in my hands and laid it back out to dry.  Once totally dry I've dragged my ink pads across it to pick up all those creases that are now in the card (they appear here as grey).  Be prepared that you may have to iron your card to make it flat and workable again!

Penny Black stamps used here are 40-099 Soft Wings, 30-095 Flower Festival, the sentiment die is 51-122 Stylish Gratitude, 30-415 Garden Charmers and the stencil 25-019 Leaf Frolic.

Coloured with Harmony inkpads, white pen highlights and glossy accents on flowers.

Please do come and join in this month:-

PLEASE REMEMBER TO HAND STAMP YOUR MAIN FOCUS ON YOUR CREATION - THIS IS A HAND STAMPING CHALLENGE.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx




Sunday, 2 June 2019

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges "Butterflies, blooms and/or bugs"...


Hi there!

Thanks for joining me with a new theme over at Penny Black and More Challenges which this month is
Butterflies, Blooms and/or Bugs!

Here is my inspiration for you.

I've used Penny Black's 30-095 Flower Festival set, the sentiment is from 30-419 Happy Wishes and I've used Penny Black's stencil 25-019 Leaf Frolic.

Coloured with Harmony ink pads and aqua pens with glossy accents on the flower centres and painted down the petals.

Please do come and join us at :-

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A STAMPING CHALLENGE AND THE MAIN FOCAL IMAGE OF YOUR CREATION MUST BE THAT OF A HAND STAMPED IMAGE.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges for "All Things Feminine".


Hi there!

It's time for my mid month reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for this month's challenge of "All Things Feminine".

I went for bright is beautiful and feminine this time!

On this sample I have used Penny Black's 40-594 Flower Field along with the sentiment which is from Penny Black's 30-417 Delicate Silhouettes stamp set.

I have stamped this one using Memento ink small ink pads and spritzed the card before stamping.  Once it was dry, I dragged in the ink and filled in the flowers where I felt it needed it.

Please do come over and join us for this month challenge of All Things Feminine:-

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

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx


Sunday, 5 May 2019

New theme at Penny Black and More Challenges - All Things Feminine.



Hi there!

It's the first Sunday in May and that can only mean one thing - it's a new challenge over at Penny Black and More Challenges!

This months new theme is 
All Things Feminine.

For my first sample this month I have chose to use Penny Black's 40-618 Rose Bowl stamp along with the sentiment which is from Penny Black's 30-419 Happy Wishes set.

Coloured with Spectrum noir aqua pens and finished off with some corner dies from my stash.

To me, flowers are always feminine!

I do hope that you'll come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges:-

BUT PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A HAND STAMPING CHALLENGE AND NO DIGITAL IMAGES ARE ALLOWED.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

Friday, 3 May 2019

Turtley Awesome and friends..........

Morning!

Some more of my Pink Ink samples for you this morning.

First one is a combination of the Sea Turtle and the Seahorse with a brusho background and coloured in with distress inks.

The Toucan gate fold card has been coloured with Zig Clean Color Pens.

The third one is Bird Sprite on a stepper card coloured with distress oxides and my Zig Clean Color pens.

The last one for today is a pencil case with two of the Giraffe stamp painted on to fabric with Cosmic Shimmer paints diluted down to much softer colours.

Hope you like them!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx










Thursday, 2 May 2019

Just imagine............

Morning!!

These are the last lot of tv samples that I made for the recent Pink Ink Shows on Hochanda.

The first one is the Dragon on a sparkle pen background and the dragon is coloured with Zig Clean Color pens - although it looks 3D, this is a one layer card (I masked the dragon with masking fluid when I laid down the sparkle pen background).

The second sample is a cushion panel that I painted with the new stamp Toucan and then stitched a cushion cover in matching bright colours.

and finally my old mate Old Salt on a twisted easel card coloured with distress oxides on the background and my Zig pens on Old Salt.

I do hope you've enjoyed looking at my first collection of samples for Pink Ink Designs - I've certainly enjoyed playing with their exceptional quality stamps.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx







Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Live every moment, Laugh everyday, Love beyond words.......


Hi there, twice in one day....... can you believe it!!!!!

I'm having myself some "me time" today so I've not only joined in at Allsorts Challenge this week but I've joined in with Stamping Sensations Challenge too!

Their theme this month is April Showers Bring May Flowers:-


I've taken quite some consideration time on this one building the scene as I went and obviously starting on a blank piece of card stock and working from the rain drops inwards through the scene.

Here we have some April showers and a wonderful new stamp of mine of the man and his dog from Rare Earth.  I've built the scene using the bridge (also Rare Earth) these are from the A Day at the Park set.  The trees are from Woodware and the flowers are from Rubber Dance.  The moody April sky is using brushos and the river and ground has been coloured using distress oxides and Zig pens.

There, April showers are bringing on the May flowers!

Enjoyed having some peace and quiet while building this one up bit by bit.

Hope you like it,
I think I've got just the birthday coming up for a man that would love this one.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxxx

Something feminine..........


Hi there!

I found myself with a bit of rare spare time today so I thought I'd play along with the challenge over at Allsorts.  Their theme this week is Mother's Day or Feminine:-


What a liked about this challenge this week is that it took me a little way out of my comfort zone but I like a challenge and that's the whole point isn't it!!!??

So, getting all inky as usual, I used an absolutely beautiful stamp by La Blanche here (I have no idea what it's called as it just doesn't say!).  The background is done with brushos, the hair and dress are coloured with aqua pens and that border is also a lace border by La Blanche.

Finished with an organza bow I thought this would pass as my feminine entry for this week.

Hope you like it,

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx


Monday, 29 April 2019

Lets delve into my world of inkyness with some Pink Ink samples .....

Morning!

Well, I hope you got to see the Pink Ink shows on Sunday.  I'm sharing some more of my samples here with you today.

The first one is the beautiful Old Salt.  Coloured with Zig Clean Color pens and backed on to a piece of mop up paper towel! - made a marvellous background!

The second one is Bird Sprite coloured with aqua pens on a distress oxide and brusho background.  The wings are acetate with silver embossing powder.

The third creation is the Dragon on a distress oxide background and coloured with my Zig Clean Color pens.

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xxx