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Jolly Ornament

November 8, 2010

Welcome to another stamp-filled week at the Penny Black Blog! Our Designers are hard at work, creating stamped holiday projects using different techniques, styles, and designs. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a new stamper just getting hooked, or an old pro. We hope you stick around and enjoy your stay.

Kathy Racoosin is here today, to share a chipboard ornament she created using our very jolly Transparent set, “Jolly Follies”:

Kathy always pays close attention to the little details, like gemstones and gel pen stitching. Kathy spends a lot of time trimming her images perfectly with tiny scissors;

As you know, we announced our Octoberfest winner, Vera, last week (scroll down). Additionally, two Penny Black prize packages go to… (click on names to be taken to their entries);


Congratulations, ladies, please email me at to claim your prize!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another Penny Black project and to announce the winner of our weekend sketch challenge!


30 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2010 12:10 am

    Another wonderful project 🙂

  2. November 8, 2010 12:31 am

    a Kathy special …. that’s for sure…. just amazing

  3. November 8, 2010 1:12 am

    Oh Kathy, you liven up any image with your Kathy touch. Thanks for sharing and I love these stamps too.

  4. November 8, 2010 1:40 am

    Oh my this is utterly gorgoues love the richness of the colours. Love it. Hugs Ali x

  5. PattyB permalink
    November 8, 2010 5:10 am

    Such a great idea and ornament Kathy! Thanks for the ideas! So FUN!

  6. November 8, 2010 5:59 am

    Too cute, stunning colours and you are right. Cut out with perfect precision.

  7. November 8, 2010 6:52 am

    Gorgeous ornament, Kathy! Amazing colors! Love the way you are able to bring ANY image to life! 🙂

  8. November 8, 2010 6:59 am

    I always love Kathy’s work. Great ornament.

  9. Virginia L. permalink
    November 8, 2010 7:02 am

    Absolute FABULOUS ornament! True Kathy style!

  10. November 8, 2010 7:09 am

    LOVE your ornament Kathy! 🙂

  11. Cathy Pulickal permalink
    November 8, 2010 7:16 am

    This is SOOOO adorable! Another winner from our friend Kathy! Just LOVE it.

  12. November 8, 2010 7:53 am

    Wow, how gorgeous is this! Another great creation, Kathy!

  13. November 8, 2010 11:00 am

    Such beautiful rich colours and gorgeous details! Great project Kathy!

  14. November 8, 2010 11:44 am

    Anything Kathy does is magical! A fabulous ornament…

  15. Karen Duncan permalink
    November 8, 2010 11:52 am

    Just love Kathy’s card. I check out her blog everyday and always enjoy what she does. Learned a lot of techniques from her.

  16. Lilygirl permalink
    November 8, 2010 12:02 pm

    I just love that cute little stamp!! Kathy did a great job using it on her tag!!

  17. Susan permalink
    November 8, 2010 12:42 pm

    Just GORGEOUS!! Kathy never ceases to amaze me!! I look forward to seeing her creations every day!

  18. Ingrid Rosenberg permalink
    November 8, 2010 12:53 pm

    LOVE the image of the mouse swinging on the bells! And Kathy’s ornament is absolutely adorable. I wish I had her talent and get a lot of inspiration from her. I’m a fan of both her and Penny Black.

  19. Sharon D. from Canada permalink
    November 8, 2010 1:29 pm

    Such a pretty ornament, Kathy! Yummy, rich colours and great dimension!

  20. Sharon D. from Canada permalink
    November 8, 2010 1:30 pm

    Ooops – I meant to also say congrats to the two additional winners from the Octoberfest contest – enjoy your new goodies!

  21. November 8, 2010 2:58 pm

    Oooooh I love this one! That blue and brown really make the ornament pop and of course I love Kathy’s white gel pen details!

  22. November 8, 2010 3:50 pm

    I’m simply speechless. Wow!

  23. Ruth H permalink
    November 8, 2010 6:17 pm

    Kathy, your trademark techniques make this little ornament shine!! I adore your gel pen stitching and your distressing is out of this world. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. November 8, 2010 8:51 pm

    Congrats ladies on your win. I love both of your cards and I am happy for you. We all need more Penny Black stamps 🙂
    Thanks for all of the sweet comments ladies. Warms my heart!

  25. Sharon Marchbanks permalink
    November 8, 2010 8:51 pm

    Hi Kathy, love your ornament – how clever to cut out the center, and I might add you did a mighty fine job of it. Love that little mouse and his bells!!!!! This whole stamp set is adorable. Thanks for sharing your ornament. Hugs, Sharon :o)

  26. November 8, 2010 9:52 pm

    So cute Kathy, love the dimensional effect of cutting out the shape in the ornament!

  27. November 8, 2010 11:20 pm

    another amazing project, Kathy! wow!

  28. November 9, 2010 11:58 pm

    ohmy…Gorgeous ornament,Kathy! I’m so amazed with your incredible creativity!

  29. November 10, 2010 11:54 am

    Just jaw droppingly fantastic.

  30. November 10, 2010 6:50 pm

    Soooo pretty Kathy, just love it…. amazing!

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