Design Team, Penny Black, Print Poetry, Winter Frost

DT: CHNC: snowflakes


Today at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog Hazel asked us to use snowflakes… so I created this cute card using some snowflake paper.

I chose fresh non traditional colours to go with the kraft card and I love the tartan pipers piping sheep image from 12 days of Christmas Penny Black stamps.

Kept it simple with a little watercolour pencil colouring and a hand drawn doodle border.

Happy crafting !


Design Team, Penny Black, Print Poetry, Prismacolour pencils

DT: CHNC: for a woman/girl

I couldn’t resist using this 2 Turtle doves knitting image when I saw the prompt was to create for a woman/girl over at CHNC. So many of my crafting girls are knitters so this is made with them in mind.

I coloured the image using my Prismacolour pencils.

I used papers and cardstock to layer up the image and the sentiment.

I also added the sequins to finish off.

Happy crafting!


Inchies and Twinchies, Penny Black, Spectrum noir pencils

12 days of Christmas twinchies

In December I organised a swap with the Artist Trading coin UK swap group with the theme of 12 days of Christmas. As per usual I made little thank you twinchies to add in with the swaps… and I kept to the same theme!

I used a piece of mixed media cardstock and roughly drew 2″ squares so I knew my images would work on twinchies and meant I could stamp multiple images at once using my stamp platform.

This meant I could easily stamp the 20 images…

Once they were dry (I actually left them overnight and coloured them the next day!) I used my Spectrum Noir pencils to colour the images.

It took me about 40 mins to colour them all which I didn’t think was too bad for 20 images.

I then cut them up into squares of 1.75″ … although some I trimmed down more dependent on the shape of the image.

Then I chose some Christmas patterned papers and cut them into 2″ squares and then added the little images.

I just love these cute Penny Black images especially when colouring them with pencils… so so cute!

So simple but effective twinchies for the swappers to receive.

Happy crafting!


Penny Black, Spectrum noir pencils

Drawing and Colouring Christmas cards

Not blogged for a couple of days as been busy and not had much chance to craft but up early today so thought I would get my post up early for you.

I have another set of christmas cards to share… this time I actually did some drawing… Scary! But actually turned out to be fun.

I stamped some Penny Black images onto cardstock using versafine and then drew a strip behind the image and stamped the sentiments too.

I love these funky 12 days of Christmas images… so cute.

Then I used my micron black pen (#31productchallenge) to add some details to the image and the backgrounds.

Then I got out my Spectrum Noir pencils (yes another #31productchallenge) and coloured in the image and the strip.

Absolutely loved adding colour to these little images.

I then outlined the panels and this finished off the toppers.

I then added wink of Stella to a few parts of the images to add sparkle and shine. I mounted them on Tranquil Tide cardstock and mounted them onto the card blanks. I then edged the mount with glitter glue to add more sparkle.

I adore how these came out, and because the panels were only small it didn’t take too long to colour them in. Might have to assess what other stamps I’ve got that I can apply this technique with.

Entering this into the Anything goes challenge at PennyBFriends Saturday challenge blog

Happy crafting!