in their article 101 Lovely Craft Blogs
I'm chuffed to bits!
Why not pop over there and take a peek at the other lovely 100 lol??
Main image: Whimsy Stamps, coloured with Promarkers and Copics;
Papers: My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary";
Supplies: flowers - Prima "Painterly Petals"; pearl brads and spacers from The Hobby House; ribbon from my stash;
Tools: large classic circle and large classic scalloped circle nestabilities; "Fancy tags" shapeabilities; Martha Stewart "Woodland Bough" edge punch; Leone Em "Ash Branch" leaf punch.
I would like to enter this one for the following challenge:
Paper Play #24 - Something Old (my cute Whimsy stamp!)
Totally Gorjuss #35 - Sugar & Spice
Whimsy June Challenge - Summer
Last but not least ... my cute owl is not the only Whimsy product I have used today ... as luck would have it a few days ago I bought a matching Whimsy Stamps digital signature and watermark - posh eh?? lol! At this rate I'll be in danger of starting to look organised!
Have a great week.
Yes - the company that makes all the gorgeous stamps that we love so much ....it's a dream come true and we are all mega excited!! Shaida, the owner of Penny Black, really loves all the talent she sees in the Penny Black Saturday challengers and is going to be providing us with lots of yummy Penny Black stamps as prizes.....oooh you lucky Penny Black lovers are going to be in for a real treat.
I know how much you all love Penny Black stamps....so why not pop over to the Penny Black website and join the Penny Black Club.....you will then receive a monthly newsletter with all the news from Penny Black about new releases etc...
... and why not check out these sweet little misses...Mimi and Betsy Bluebell will be available for you to buy very soon....aren't they adorable... you can also download all the latest catalogues and leaflets, and if you are anything like me you will be drooling and have a wish list as long as your arm.
Here's a closeup of my colouring and Melinda's sparkly wings.
... and here are my new yummy Wild Orchid Crafts large curly wild roses and dinky rosebuds ... the middle size rose was a birthday gift from Sue.
I used the brilliant sketch from this week's Whiff of Joy Challenge #80 ....... and would also like to enter this card for a few other challenges:
This was primarily inspired by the fact that I was lucky enough a couple of weeks ago to win a blog hop prize on the Allsorts challenge, which was a PB transparent stamp set - "Flowers and Wishes". They are really pretty and a little different from what I generally use, so I couldn't wait to give them a go. I also took the opportunity to try out something I'm sure I've seen elsewhere, which is to stamp some swirly scrolly edges using another PB stamp I've had hidden in my stash forever, called "Scrolling along".
Of course I had to bring a swirly paper out to play for this challenge theme ... I'm just loving the Papermania papers this season, and "Henbury Lane" is no exception. And just in case anyone had failed to spot the swirls on my card I also went for a bit of dry embossing and finally a jewel template swirl - just couldn't help myself lol! Having done all that I decided not to complicate things any further by adding any paper flowers (even though I have just taken my first small delivery from Wild Orchid Crafts ... so watch this space!)
Main image: Penny Black "Flowers and Wishes" transparent set, coloured with Promarkers; edges stamped using Penny black "Scrolling along" stamped in brilliance pearlescent orchid ink;
Sentiment: Penny black "Salutations" transparent set;
Papers: Papermania "Henbury Lane";
Supplies: pearls from the Hobby House; silver beads from my stash;
Tools: large classic ovals and large classic scalloped ovals nestabilities; Bazzill jewel template "fantasy flourishes"; Cuttlebug embossing folder "birds and swirls".
As always I would like to enter this card for one or two other challenges, namely
Charisma #22 - Flowers
Ooh La La #55 - colours of the challenge blog
(lilac, pink, green and a little lemon .. well I managed 3 of the 4!!)
Our Creative Corner - Summer Inspiration
Daring Cardmakers - String of Pearls
Have a great weekend whatever you're doing!