Friday, January 18, 2019

Sending Joy with Penny Black

Hi, Friends......

I am here with a sweet card that I made using an adorable set I received from a crafty friend and hadn't inked up yet. So much fun playing with new toys. 😎

I used a very simple color scheme for this card. We get moderately snowy winters where I live and I notice how everything turns monochrome when it snows. This card reflects that look with only the pops of red and a touch of pink breaking the neutrals. I adore this bundled up little snowguy with the pup ready to play nearby. I even found some sweater knit patterned paper in my stash to put in the background to add to the warm, cozy "bundled up" feel.

I added some pretty sparkle to the snow and to the snowguy with my clear Wink of Stella pen, but naturally it is rendered completely invisible in this photo! lol...

Products used include:
Penny Black - Merry Delight stamp set
Versafine Ink in Smokey Gray
Clear embossing powder
Distress markers
Spectrum Noir markers
Wink of Stella pen
Misc. cardstock, snowflakes, and fake raffia ribbon from my stash

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are all doing well and enjoying a restful January.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #2 - Bundle Up!
2. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #81
3. Crop Stop Link Party #47 (I used Tsukineko Versafine ink and Ranger Distress Markers)
4. Penny Black Saturday Challenge - AG opt Something New
5. Power Poppy Creative Confetti Challenge - Let's Go Half & Half
6. Craft Stamper TIMI January Challenge - Anything Goes with Stamping
7. Double Trouble Challenge #19 - Warm and Cozy
(I did Thing 1 - all warm and cozy bundled up, Thing 2 - I have mittens and a puppy, Thing 3 - Double Dare by entering over at Creative with Stamps, too!)
8. Creative with Stamps Challenge #34 - Mittens


  1. Adorable card, the snowman and the doggie are so cute and love your design with that beautiful papers!

  2. He's adorable, Janis! What amazing paper - totally perfect for the challenge. So glad to have you playing along again at CKC, Jo x

  3. Such a cute image! I like that "knit" background paper - clever use of stash. Thank you for playing along with us at The Double Trouble Challenge.

  4. Great knit patterned background and that little pup is adorable!Good for you to ink up that Penny Black stamp for a head start on your Christmas cards in 2019!

  5. Oh my goodness! Love that PB snowman image ~ your card is just too adorable :-) Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Creative with Stamps for this month's challenge!

  6. Such cute images & love how you put everything together for this card!

  7. This is adorable Janis. Very well done!

  8. Just love opening up your blog to see that pretty kitty. Love the layout of your card and and adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Creatiave With Stamps. There is a black and white with one accent color challenge that you might have fun with at ColorMyHeart Color's open until Thursday evening if you like simplicity of color. You may want to take a look, maybe you can create a similar card.

  9. Your creation is cute as can be! So glad you finally broke that stamp set in because the results just brought a smile to my face! :-) Thanks so much for joining us over at Power Poppy to share!

  10. What a cute card...that pup looks just like mine! Thanks for joining us at the Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge.

  11. Adorable image and I LOVE the background papers you paired with it! Sweet card! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

  12. Oh I love these Penny BLack images.♥ And you card is really wonderful.
    Thanks a lot for joining us at our Mittens Challenge by Creative with Stamps Challenge
    Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Hugs and greetings Angela DT

  13. Nice card! I love the images and color combination of the background papers. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

  14. A wonderful wintery card, love the pops pf colour! Thank you for joining us over at PBSC, good luck in the prize draw and I do hope you'll join our next challenge, love Jacky x

  15. Ohh so cuutee Image and lovely bright coloring too
    great DP choices and nice added of that snowflakes too Janis
    sweet beautifully made
    Many thanks for joining with us at January challenge 'Mittens' on Creative with Stamps
    I am sorry for late comment.
    Monika (Co-Creator)


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