"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Thursday, November 7, 2013

PB Fan Favs Blog Hop!!

Hello friends!!  All week Penny Black has been tempting and teasing you with all the wonderful stamps that you will be able to purchase through a special email promotion and now the day has finally arrived... YAY!!  If you signed up for the Penny Black club then you received a special email in your inbox today and you get to go shopping and save, save, SAVE!!  To celebrate this week of special savings the Penny Black Stamp Squad is having a blog hop to showcase many of the stamps available.  You should have gotten to my blog from the lovely and talent Lin's blog.  I have two cards to share with you today.


First up is a card that I made using the Penny Black cling stamp "Twinkling" (40-083) and a sentiment from the PB clear set "joyous" (30-037).  The inspiration for this card comes from the Eric Carle book "Dream Snow".  Dream Snow is a Christmas tale about a farmer and his little flock of animals.  At the end of the story the farmer decorates a small tree for the animals with all kinds of sparkly, twinkling ornaments.  For my "ornaments" I used four different Stickles (Christmas Red, Champagne, Holly and Platinum) and some clear rhinestones.  To give it the a slightly rustic look I roughed up the edges of the kraft cardstock piece.  I die cut the tag from patterned paper using the small tag die from the Penny Black Tag It set, stamped it with the sentiment and then roughed up the edges of the tag, as well.  A bit of ribbon was added to the tag using some brown hemp twine.


For my second card I decided to pull out my Copic markers and do some coloring.  The image I used is the cling "dashing through snow" (40-159) and colored it with the following Copics:  B32, B34, B37, R24, R27, R29, R39, R89, Yll, Y13, Y15, YG21, YG25, YG23, G09, G05, G12, YG63, YG67, Ell, E15, E13, E21, E53, E50, E51, W1 & W2.  Once I was done coloring I added some subtle sparkle with a silver Wink of Stella brush tip marker and the edges were inked with Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough distress inks.  The sentiment is from the clear set "Christmas Fashion". 

Thanks for stopping by... your next stop is super talented Penny!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft, white and ocean tides; Stamps:  Penny Black; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip; Dies:  Penny Black; Markers:  Copic & Zig (Wink of Stella); Hemp Twine:  Hempotique

32 comments:

mypapercraftworld said...

Beautiful colouring on the second card, Rosemary ... and the sparkle and shine on the first is simply stunning! 'Twinkling' has been in my wish book a while ... I think resistance is weakening! Anita :)

KathR said...

Wow my wish list just keeps getting biggar thanks to you guys, this card is simply gorgeous!

Dawn Turley said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Rosemary.

Linda Mott said...

Love your Stickles ornament tree. Beautiful.

Sarah said...

Both equally fantastic!

KathR said...

Really like both these cards , but the tree one has to be my fave, so CAS...

Ellen said...


You have created two beautiful Christmas cards. I also have the motif on the first card and it can be used for many different occasions

Paula (PEP) said...

My favourite is the first - love the use of kraft & the colours of those little baubles just capture the eye.
Paula (PEP)

Cathy A said...

Fabulous projects Rosemary, I particularly like the tree and how you have distressed the edges

judkajudi said...

Stunning as usual, Rosemary!! Love that twinkling card and the story behind it. Your Copic coloring is wonderful! Two awesome cards .. it's been fun hopping!

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Lin said...

2 beauties, Rosemary, but I'm partial to your twinkling tree - I love it with the varied sparkly Stickles! And your bit of ribbon and twine are so nice with it!

Sandra said...

great cards - love the Twinkling card!
Sandra ltb

Barb said...

That first card is gorgeous, Rosie! LOVE the sparkle! And the coloring on your second card is awesome - beautifully done!

walchowDesign said...

Two gorgeous cards! Love the first one, Rosemary!

Cathy Homan said...

Beautiful card. I absolutely LOVE the first card! Stickles just make this card sparkle!

fabiola jaques said...

d'une sobriété et d'une élégance folle, j'adore, biz

Sabrina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Greta said...

Well, Rosemary, you've left me speechless! Oh my goodness what fabulous cards! I will be CASing the first one--an all-time favorite!

Olga said...

both cards are gorgeous!!!!

Laura Jane said...

he dimension on the first card is PERFECT!

alexandra s.m. said...

Two very beautiful cards Rosemary!
Very inspiring work as always ;)
Thanks!

dixiedog65 said...

Great cards and always enjoy seeing others work

conil said...

Lovely...both of them. 1st card is truly gorgeous and the 2d certainly made me smile. Lucky recipients.

Anita Braddock said...

Simply Stunning cards the details and the blending of your colors are super. love the added stickles and the bling adds such a special touch. love the Christmas package's and the way the snow off the tree looks thanks for sharing

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love how you embellished the tree. Wonderful projects. TFS

Anne said...

Both cards are so beautiful!

Jnett said...

sweet cards

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! AMAZING Cards!! I LOVE your FUN Designs!! Such Great Inspiration!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

Kathy said...

LOVE what you created with that Twinkling stamp! It looks wonderful against the kraft! And Dashing Thru the Snow is very cute...great coloring!

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards, Rosemary! LOVE that tree!!!

Penny Ward said...

Finally hopping, so for the lateness. Your cards are wonderful, as always. Especially love how you distressed the tag on card #1.