Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Make a wish

Quite a while before Christmas, I bought some pre-loved Penny Black stamps, and one was just perfect for a friend's card recently. The 'dandelion clock' blowing in the wind to settle wherever it lands is always special for someone who was a Military Child - all the more so when it's a Penny Black image:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- a smaller layer of SU's 'Certainly Celery' card stock as a 'frame' - glued in place

- then a smaller layer of spotted patterned paper from the Teresa Collins 'Sweet Afternoon' paper pad, glued in place

- stamped the Penny Black 'Cheesecake Wish' image onto a piece of white card and coloured it using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and Sansodor blending solution

- tickled the flying seeds and the actual flower head with clear Wink of Stella

- stamped 'Make a Wish' using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from Clearly Besotted's 'Say What? sentiments set

- die cut the image using a 'Stitched Circle' die by The Works and glued it onto the card front

Oh I do so love this adorable little mouse stamp, and it's really lovely to colour as well.

Edit: Linby says I ought to enter this into the current Penny Black and More Challenge - which is 'Something New'. The stamp is new to me and it was my first time of using it. I really ought to make a list of my fave challenges and check them out regularly - too busy running the Playground I guess! 

44 comments:

Pat said...

Oh how sweet is that little PB mouse Di, and love the soft and pretty colours you have used which go really well and you have done some lovely colouring with your FC pencils. Your friend will adore this I'm sure. x

Megan J said...

Hi Di, what a cute card! love the Penny Black little mouse and who doesn't remember blowing on dandelion seeds! Sure to be appreciated... have a wonderful week... Megan

Liz said...

What an adorable image, Di, beautifully coloured. I'm sure your friend will be delighted to receive such a lovely card. xx

Sue said...

This is so gorgeous Di I love Penny Black stamps I forget to use mine! Best wishes for 2018 lots of huggles Sue J xx

Glennis said...

That is such a sweet image Di, I love the result

Christine Alexander said...

so so cute, I just love those PB mices to pieces:)

Stir Your Creativity said...

It is an adorable image and the thought you have put behind it awesome

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

V cute card :)

Karenladd said...

Awwww, this card just makes me melt! I love the stitched circle and that sweet little image.

Maria Illsley said...

What a cute image and I love the dies from the works they cut beautifully xx

ike said...

Such a sweet card :-) Happy New Year Di xxxxx

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card - love it Di
Blessings
Maxine

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di and such a sweet image too!
Kath x

Lynne said...

A fab card. I love these PB mice too, they are all so cute! Just had some FC polychromos for Christmas, but not tried them yet x

Aquarius said...

what a wonderful little stamp image this is and I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled with the card.

Kathyk said...

An adorable card and complemented perfectly by your chosen matting and layering colours

Kathyk

Jane said...

Sooo sweet Di xx

SARN said...

Your card is just GORGEOUS. I love that Penny Black stamp - definitely one of my favourites.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful coloured card Diane.Very sweet image.

Tina Z. said...

aaah, super cute, I love your CAS!
hugs xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

So cute, Di xoxo

Barb said...

Oh that's such a cute image. I love your card Di. Barbxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di this is such a cute card I love that stamp. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lia said...

Ooo, this is such a cutie!!!
Lia xx

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute and sweet little mouse! Lovely colouring and design on your card!The stamp is just adorable, you have done so well to buy it!

Loll said...

So adorable Di!! xx

Heidi Stamps said...

Di, this is so sweet! What a lovely image!

Carole said...

Lovely card Di...such a sweet and cute image. xx

Cara said...

This is just adorable and perfectly coloured x

Fikreta said...

this is so adorable card!
hugs

Mrs A. said...

Mousy is adorable and I do like the delicate design paper and the colours you have chosen. hugs Mrs A.

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
you are quite right that little mouse is so sweet and cute too.
What a wonderful stamp to won.
Love your design.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jenny L said...

Sorry that should have read own. LOL

Kathleen said...

Lovely sweet card Di.

Kath x

Greta said...

Always loved blowing dandelions as a kid--never thought of the meaning for a military kid! Bet your friend loves this!

KandA said...

Fabulous card Di, I love PB stamps and this one is so adorable xx

Barb said...

He's the cutest little mouse. A really sweet card Di. Your friend will LOVE it. Barbxx

Craftychris said...

Ooh Di! That little mouse is sooooo cute! Such a beautiful card with the perfect sentiment. Fab colouring too! Hugs my friend. xxxxxxx

Linby said...

One of my fave fave PBs - love how you used it, so CAS and pretty. You could enter it into our Something new challenge at PB & More too.

Di said...

Thanks Lynn - have just linked into what is one of my favourite challenges!

Hugs

Di xx

brenda said...

You have made a really sweet creation for our 'Something New' theme at Penny Black and More challenge Di and it's lovely to have you join in, many thanks.

B x

Linby said...

Thanks so much for entering Di - with my official hat on.

Ellibelle said...

A super sweet card Di, loving that stamp! So nice you decided to join us at Penny Black and More this month!

linda said...

aw, cute!! he's one of my favourite PB stamps too. i love how he features so prominently in the centre circle and how the papers coordinate with your lovely colouring of him. thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge.
linda