Friday, December 21, 2012

Pink and Red Christmas with Penny Black

     I just have to share another Christmas card with you because I love the stamp so much.  It's one of my favorite Penny Black stamps and it doesn't even have one of the Hedgehogs in it (which just happen to be my favorite PB critters)!   Don't you just love the little bird bringing a gift for the girl in the swing?  Too precious!

     I'm not sure how I decided black, white and reds for the color combo but it just seemed to work.  The image is stamped and heat embossed, which gives it some sparkle, and then colored with watercolor pencils and Copic markers.  The card base is metallic maroon-red CS.   The sentiment paper was colored with a broad tipped, gold-metallic paint pen before adding the sentiment.  Afterward, I painted over the sentiment with Creative Inspirations "Fairy Dust" paint for some shimmer, and then fussy cut the sentiment.

     The best part of this card is that it's going to be given to a young girl who's getting a swing set from Santa, so the card is perfect!

Color Me Creative Challenge -- Metallic gleam
Come and Get It -- Anything Christmas
Crazy Challenge -- Christmas Time
Cutie Pie Challenge -- Cute Christmas
Creative Inspirations Paints -- Christmas Gifts
Dream Valley -- Christmas
Friends of Speedy TV -- Happy Holiday
Kaboodle Doodles -- Christmas
Penny Black and More -- It's your choice
Penny Black Saturday Challenge -- Glitter and sparkle
Send a Smile 4 Kids -- Winter fun 4 kids
Stamptacular Sunday -- Christmas Time
The Squirrel and the Fox -- Christmas
Without Words -- Monochrome Christmas

     We're creeping closer to the big day and Santa's really under pressure to get everything packed into his sleigh for Christmas Eve.  I'm having a wonderful time and feeling no pressure at all since my preparations were done by last weekend!  All that's left is enjoying family time and grandkids.  :-D  Happy Stamping, my friends.  NanaConnie   


  1. Gorgeous card...lovely image and

  2. greetings, I just wanted to comment and say that I was really impressed with your blog. Keep up the good work! You are a really talented writer and it shows

  3. Very cute card with all the reds and pink. No fair bragging about no pressure, all your prep is finished. This Nana is far from ready. Enjoy the grandkids!!! I sure do.
    Nana Debi

  4. AW!! This is a really sweet image!! Love your colors and sweet sentiment too! :) Thanks for sharing!! Happy Holidays! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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  5. A beautiful card NC, thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge
    PS I hope you have a wonderful Christmas

  6. Perfect card for that little girl that's getting the swing set!! So very pretty, Connie! Love that image too. Glad you're having a wonderful time.

  7. Just adorable, love the colour choice and how you've added the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  8. so cute! i love it
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  9. NC, this is so cute, fabulous image and fantastic coloring. Happy Holidays, my friend. Hugs

  10. It is lovely to hear you are having a fabulous time with your family.

    Your card is just oh so cute! I love the cute birdie with the present and the little girl is adorable.

    Linda xxx

  11. Gorgeous image hun, and such a lovely colour scheme - thanks for joining us again at Without Words for December. Hugs Sxx

  12. Connie, a darling sentiment to work with a sweet little girl - so pretty with the heat embossing and Red layers - sweet as can be! ((hugs))

  13. such a sweet image and a very festive holiday colour combo. the perfect card for someone who will enjoy a swing set. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more challenge.

  14. Beautiful card Connie, love the girl image and your colour combo! The little birdie with the present is just so cute. I'm still not done my prep for Christmas but the end is in sight! Glad to hear someone is finished, enjoy!!
    Merry Christmas

  15. This is lovely Connie...I love the colors together. Merry Christmas, joann sassy raggedy

  16. Super cute card!

    Thanks for joining us for the Challenge at Come And Get It, good luck!

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    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  17. Hay NanaC I can see why this stamp is one of your favourites! It's just adorable! I love your colour combo too! It just works!
    Wishing you & yours a very Merry Christmas!
    Love & Hugs
    Dawn xx

  18. Aww, She is just the Sweetest Miss Connie! Love the Fun color combo too! Just Darling! 8-)

    Wishing you and your Family a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas! 8-)


  19. She's a cutie patootie! Hope you're having a great time with the fam. Have a blessed Christmas, Connie!

  20. It is a sweet image and you coloured it beautifully.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  21. Sweet card! I love the red and pink!!! Cute image!!! Thanks for joining FOSTV this week!

  22. NanaConnie, Your card is so adorable! I love this sweet image. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  23. Awww, how cute! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speecy TV!

  24. Just a darling card. Thanks so much for Joining us at Color Me Creative. Love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge. Hope to see you next time.
    Hugs, Patricia


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