Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Penny Black and Paper Smooches You're Special card

Hello everyone,

Very belated wishes for a Happy New Year and I  hope it is going well for you so far.Thanks so much for your good wishes while I've been absent, and things are almost back to normal for me and my husband who is recovering well from his operation. I'm so pleased to be back in the craft room, especially when it involves using one of my favourite Penny Black images. We are ready to start another Make Your Mark challenge over at Addicted To Stamps and More

and I have this card to share with you:-

1) Stamp the hedgehog from Penny Black Hugs stamp set onto masking paper and cut it out. 
Stamp the image again onto a piece of white card and then colour with alcohol pens.

2) Stamp additional tiny hearts and colour them in before placing the mask over the hedgie. Stamp the grass over the mask and then remove the mask. 

3) Put the card with the image on through a die cutting machine with the Canvas Impression Plate from Papertrey Ink to add some texture. 

4) Cut a stitched rectangle from another piece of white card and cut an aperture from it with the MFT Rectangle Peekaboo Window die.

5) Stamp the sentiment from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler in red ink.

6) Layer everything up and raise it onto a red mat with fun foam, before adhering it to the base card.

7) Finish off by adding glossy accents to the heart bubble.

You'll find plenty of inspiration over on the ATSM Challenge blog, so why not hop over to have a peep before deciding how you will make your mark this time. I'm looking forward to having a catch up on your blogs.

I'd like to play along with

Dream Valley Challenges #171 - Love

The Rubber Buggy Challenge #10 - Valentine, Love, Wedding

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Valentine or Love

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. Such a sweet card Carol love the image and I have those stamps they are great for all occasions huggles Sue xx

  2. Who wouldn't love that adorable hedgehog. Love the colourful hearts and that peek a boo die is a favourite of mine. So to that sentiment sampler from Paper Smooches. Love the fonts in that set. Fantabulous Carol.

  3. Love your beautiful coloring of the hedgehog and colorful hearts. Beautiful window die and need to look into this die for myself. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at The Rubber Buggy and can't wait to see your next card or project with us soon. Hugs Nancy Hill, Design Team for The Rubber Buggy

  4. So pleased things are getting back on track for you Carol, I've missed your cheery cards!
    This is a v cute stamp and the frame die works so well, the thin red mounts lifts the whole card. :)

  5. So glad that things are settling down for you Carol... This card couldn't be cuter! Love it!

  6. I love your card Carol...such a cute image....and that pop of red really draws the eye. Glad hubby is well on the mend and hope you are OK too. xx

  7. Glad to hear that your husband is continuing to recover well and that you're finally getting a chance to craft. This is such a sweet card and I love the textures x

  8. A darling image and a wonderful card. Your choice of dies and impressions really make it outstanding too. I love the way you colored the image. So happy your hubby is getting better now.

  9. Welcome back, Carol! Surgeries always have a way of making the world stop spinning. I'm glad your husband is recovering well. Your little hedgehog is darling! I love the bold, clean red and white card that gives him the center stage!

  10. Pleased to hear that Hubbys recuperation is going well and that you have managed some crafty Time. This is such a lovely card xx

  11. Oh what an adorable card! The hint of red around the card and that touch of glossy accents in the heart really makes the card pop. So glad your hubby is recovering and that you can now destress in the craft room. Hugs, your ATSM teammie Gwendolyn

  12. First off Carol, I'm so happy your hubby is doing well from his surgery. Second off, I'm glad you were able to get back into your craft room as this card is simply adorable!!! I love that image-these PB hegies just don't come any cuter! Beautiful coloring too my friend. Happy New Year! Hugs, Brenda

  13. An adorable card Carol, such a cute image and fabulous CAS design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  14. so cuuteee your Image Carol
    I am in love with your coloring
    lovely Layout too and thanks for explain how you made this cute card
    Sweet adorable made teamie
    hugs from teamie and see you around

  15. Absolutely adorable! Sure to bring a smile on the recipient's face.

  16. Ohmyohmyohmy! Your little hedgie, blowing heart bubbles, is charming and delightful to the nth degree! LOVE this!

  17. This is so adorable, Carol!!! Amazing die-cut details, they make a great texture.

  18. This is such a darling card, Carol. I love all the stitching detail.

  19. Oh I am loving all the white on this card!! The stitching is fantastic and I LOVE the way you colored that little hedge hog in!! GREAT design!


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Carol x


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