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Jingle all the Way…

November 5, 2010

What a whirlwind week! We have three fabulous new Designers on board, ready to fill the Blog with Penny Black artwork, and we were treated to a special spotlight yesterday as Kath Stewart joined us for a day. To view all of our Designer spotlights, click HERE.

I have a card for you today, using our Transparent set, Best Day Ever.

Larger images can sometimes be hard to work with when assembling a card. I simple matted my image a few times, elongating the lower part of the mat to accommodate a ribbon bow. This helps balance out the space being used on my card front.

I colored the image with “Smooch”, a Clearsnap paint product. I’ll be providing a tutorial on coloring images using Smooch during our next Technique Week in December. We’ll be filling a week with pictorials on coloring stamped images without Copics! You’ve asked for coloring techniques and I think you’ll love all of the options we have for you.

Here’s a sketch, based upon my card. Sketches can be a great starting point when creating a card. In fact, how about a weekend card sketch challenge? Create a card using Penny Black, based upon the sketch and upload it to our Penny Circle Flickr Gallery (tagged with “sketch1“) by the end of the weekend for a chance to win your choice of TWO Penny Black Transparent stamp sets! I’ll announce the winner in Tuesday’s post.

I’ll be back all next week with more cards and projects using Penny Black. You can always catch up with us at our Facebook FanPage as well, where you’ll find links to other Penny Black artwork found around the world. Good luck with the challenge, I can’t wait to see your take on the sketch!

Now for our Octoberfest winner!  We had a hard time choosing just one winner — there were so many beautiful holiday entries using stamps from our newest Christmas 2010 Catalog.  You can view all of our entries, HERE.  In the end, we had to choose one…please give a shout to…

Vera Rhuhay

Congratulations, Vera! Please email me at!

20 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2010 12:17 am

    Congrats to Vera! Love your card, inside and out!

  2. November 5, 2010 1:11 am

    Beautiful cards and congratulations to Vera! Looking forward to the colouring techniques this week and I’m off to have a play with the sketch 😀 Hugs Ali x

  3. November 5, 2010 3:49 am

    Congratulations Vera and cute card Jenyfur!

  4. November 5, 2010 5:18 am

    congratulations, vera!!
    this is a fabulous card!!

  5. November 5, 2010 6:15 am

    Yeah! Congrats, Vera! You did an amazing job on this card!

  6. November 5, 2010 6:21 am

    YAY for Vera – this card is adorable!

  7. November 5, 2010 6:34 am

    ohmy…..Thank you so much, for choosing my card! and thank you so much friends…..
    OMG…I still can’t believe it :)))))
    and love card today,Jeny! Soo cute!

  8. November 5, 2010 7:01 am

    congratulations, vera! your card is adorable.

  9. Virginia L. permalink
    November 5, 2010 7:02 am

    Congrats, Vera!!! You card is SO adorable!!

  10. November 5, 2010 7:44 am

    Gotta love those hedgies! They always make me smile

  11. Cathy Pulickal permalink
    November 5, 2010 10:31 am

    Loving this Hedgie card!!! SO DARN CUTE. And big congrats Vera! Your card is adorable!

  12. November 5, 2010 1:17 pm

    Jenyfur, weren’t there supposed to be 2 other prizes also? From the October 5 entry: “Two additional entries will receive Penny Black Prize Packages.” on the blog here:

  13. November 5, 2010 5:58 pm

    Congrats to Vera!!! Love your card too Jenyfur and what a fun weekend challenge.

  14. Sharon D. from Canada permalink
    November 5, 2010 6:54 pm

    Really cute card, Vera – congrats on your awesome win!

  15. November 5, 2010 10:38 pm

    YAY!!! congrats to Vera! super cute winning card. your card is so cute, Jenyfur. love the classy design.

  16. Ruth H permalink
    November 6, 2010 7:05 pm

    Congrats Vera, such a sweet card!!

  17. November 8, 2010 2:09 am

    Congratulations Vera. Gorgeous card!!
    Love your too card Jenyfur!!

  18. November 8, 2010 11:02 am

    What a *darling* card Jenyfur! Congratulations Vera – your card and colouring are simply beautiful!

  19. November 9, 2010 12:36 am

    Congrats Vera…. Fab ‘in and out’ side card

  20. November 18, 2010 1:08 am

    I loooove that hedgehog image, and the colour scheme is one of my favourites!

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