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Weekend Challenge; Mini Cards

September 7, 2012

Are you feeling crafty? We hope so because we’re hosting a weekend-long challenge…all about mini cards! The rules are short & sweet; Upload your *NEW* mini card entry into our Gallery using the tag “pennyblackminiby Sunday night at Midnight PST. We’ll choose a few stand-outs to receive a Penny Black Prize Package. The winners will be announced on Tuesday and their Penny Black artwork will receive a grand shout-out at our Facebook FanPage!

Looking for a bit of inspiration? Here are a few of our Designers with their take on the challenge. Remember, your mini card may be any theme or shape – get creative and sparkle!

by Elizabeth Allan;

by Stephanie Wincott;

Stephanie is our newest Designer – she was introduced here at the Blog last week. We promised a prize package to one lucky comment author and the winner is…

donna mikasa August 30, 2012 2:11 am
Welcome, Stephanie! You have a wonderful style! Looking forward to seeing more of your work with Penny Black.

Congratulations, Donna, please email me at with your postal address as well as your choice of TWO transparent stamps sets and TWO slapstick stamps! We’ll also send our new Designer Paper Pad, Madison!

Have a great weekend, everyone – we will be stalking the Gallery to admire your mini card entries!

18 Comments leave one →
  1. donna mikasa permalink
    September 7, 2012 1:55 am

    Beautiful mini samples from Elizabeth and Stephanie! I am thrilled to be the lucky winner–thank you so much!

  2. September 7, 2012 2:21 am

    The Poinsetta card is really so beautiful, and I love the simplicity of the other cards.

  3. September 7, 2012 4:23 am

    WOW!! Gorgeous cards. Love the bright effect on Elizabeth’s card and the soft look of Stephanie’s set. TFS. Hope to play along.

  4. September 7, 2012 5:19 am

    Wow!! I love both Elizabeth and Stephanie’s cards – great inspiration! Stephanie’s flowers are really simple and elegant, but Elizabeth’s is exhuberant, colourful and eye-catching. Good luck to everyone entering!!

  5. Linda Diamond permalink
    September 7, 2012 9:28 am

    So Elegant, simply graceful–Love them !

  6. janet Wilson permalink
    September 7, 2012 9:28 am

    Beautiful mini cards – such different styles but incredible work by both artists ūüôā

    Happy win day, Donna :):):)

  7. Lieselotte permalink
    September 7, 2012 6:50 pm

    Elizabeth and Stephanie both designed very beautiful mini cards. The Christmas View stamp is my favorite Penny Black Christmas stamp this season!

  8. September 7, 2012 9:15 pm

    Beautiful cards Ladies! Love the shape of your card Elizabeth! and love the series of 3 beautiful simple cards! Great job and inspiration!

  9. September 7, 2012 9:35 pm

    wow! gorgeous cards. very different styles and beautiful in their own ways. thanks for the inspiration! congrats to Donna, too! =)

  10. September 7, 2012 11:12 pm

    Oh thank you–a challenge & I’ve been wanting to ink my new PB stamps! These samples are just terrific–truly inspiring!

  11. September 8, 2012 3:02 am

    Beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration,-))m

  12. September 8, 2012 11:43 am

    Very pretty!!! I posted three minis on the flicker page.

  13. Cat Craig permalink
    September 8, 2012 12:55 pm

    Gorgeous work!

  14. September 8, 2012 2:04 pm

    Lovely cards and it has been so fun making little 4×4 cards for the challenge. Now I must resume cleaning the house…thanks for the inspiring little break this afternoon, had fun playing along ūüôā

  15. September 8, 2012 7:51 pm

    congrats to Donna… and what a great challenge. Love making minis

  16. September 9, 2012 12:47 pm

    Those samples are stunning! Thanks for sharing and thank you for a chance to win. just added my card to the gallery. Here is the link.

  17. September 9, 2012 7:37 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win some PB stamps! I’ve posted my mini card on my blog: (Not sure how else to link it to this post.)

  18. September 11, 2012 1:14 am

    Brilliant examples of inspiration – bright & cheery plus CAS – either way there’s something for everyone.
    Paula (PEP)

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