Thursday, January 6, 2011

Penny Black: It's for you and Nellie Snellen Doily Flower Multiframes

Hi and thanks for visiting my Blog :-)

I couldn't help myself - I had so much fun making my last Circle card, that I made another - except this one I made a top-opening card instead of a side-opening - and of course, it's a Valentine's card!  You can see my first circle card on my post HERE along with the instructions of how to make one. 

This very sweet and totally adorable puss is another Penny Black stamp (you know how much I LOVE my PB's), except that I didn't ink up the envelope portion of the stamp which is on the far left.

Image copyright Penny Black Stamps

I coloured the image with OMS and Derwent Coloursoft pencils, then lightly chalked around the image with blue Kaisercolour chalk, then added some pink I-Kandee Pealescent chalk here and there, and on the card that the cat is holding as well as some red Stickles to the hearts.

The lacey white cardstock was diecut with my Cuttlebug and NEW Nellie Snellen Doily Flower Multiframes (which also contain plain matching circle dies) - I used the biggest doily one on my card - and the image was diecut using one of the matching circles.   The Multiframes are available now at Fat Cat's Card Corner.  The pink cardstock was diecut using one of my Spellbinder Circle Nesties.

Did you notice the embossed texture on the red and pink cardstock?  I ran them both through my Cuttlebug using the Textile embossing folder.  I love how it adds some "lacey-ness" to the card to match the Doily Flower diecut.

The bow was made with my Bow Easy to which I glued a heart brad after cutting off the prongs (much easier than poking a hole to thread the prongs through!).

Now here is a photo of the same card, but with slight differences.  Can you spot them?  No?

Well, I wouldn't expect you to notice, but I ran the white cardstock Flower Lace Doily diecut through my Cuttlebug using the Textile embossing folder instead of the pink cardstock - I just wanted to see what it would look like to have the Lace Doily diecut embossed.  The other difference is that I sewed on a red heart to the ribbon - I couldn't find my red heart buttons when I made the first card (you know how us cardmakers lose stuff on our desk LOL.......!).  I'm not sure which card version I prefer - I like them both!

And here is a pic of both the card insides.  I added some tiny red hearts which are the leftover punchies from using my Arrows Border punch - I added red Stickles to them as well.    The first photo inside matches the first card, and the 2nd photo matches the 2nd card:


I am entering this card into the Penny Black at Allsorts January Challenge of "All you need is love" and they want to see your interpretation of that famous Beatles song.

And the Papertake Weekly Challenge where the first challenge of every month from now on will be "Anything Goes" plus an optional "extra" something  - and this particular Challenge has the optional extra of "Lace" which can be paper lace or fabric - but you don't have to have Lace if you don't want to. 

Thanks again for stopping by!  Thankfully, I seem to have sorted out my computer woes which had my computer in a constant state of re-booting after upgrading a program which corrupted - not fun :-(   Thank goodness for the 'System Restore' feature in Windows XP!!  Takes so much time to "fix" a computer when I would rather be cardmaking!!  Hope to see you again soon!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black "It's from you" PB-2859J wood-mounted, Sentiment: from Wendy Irving Expressions J6412.02 clear set

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Nellie Snellen Doily Flower Multiframes MFD020, Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, Odourless Mineral Spirits (OMS), Derwent Coloursoft pencils, paper stumps, Christmas red stickles, Kaisercolour blue chalk, I-Kan-dee Pearlescent chalk, ribbon, Bow Easy, heart brad/button, Cardstock: soft red, pink, KW Doggett "Knight" white

Punches:  EK Success Arrows border


Jules said...

Hi Jocelyn

Such a beautiful sweet creation .. .. a brilliant valentine card.

Great shape and use of that cute image.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

Hi Jocelyn

What a super card, that images fits perfectly into a circle and the red surround sets it off so well.

Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsrots this month and good luck.

B x

Robyn said...

Oh !! This is SO sweet !!!Makes me want to rush out and buy a cuttlebug and Penny Black stamps!!

Shirley said...

I love both these cards Jocelyn and you have done a great job with the chalking and embossing.
It really does give lots of texture and interest to your cards. The cute little hearts coloured with Stickles stand out beautifully and your card is just perfect for our challenge this month at Penny Black at Allsorts. Thank you for playing along this month and I hope you will join us for our blog hop.


ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

ahh so very cute,Jobear, I just love this one too...cant wait till mine gets here..
Shaz in (ps replied to your post on my blog.. so agree with what you said!! we crafters are bit nutty!)

Ellie said...

Wow Jocelyn this is so so cute! Love the card shape, of course I adore the image and your coloring is fabulous!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at penny black at all sorts! Hope to see you at the blog hop!

Anonymous said...

awww! these are both adorable, jocelyn. perfect for the challenges. computer problems take up way too much time so i switched to a mac and am loving it.

Julie Hoffman said...

Adorable! I love the circle card and this is one cute cat!

louise said...

Such a cute card and I love the shape it fits perfect with the stamp, thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Louise xx

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the first one, fun that small changes can make such a difference.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black @ Allsorts.


Leanne said...

What a gorgeous creation!! This would be a fabulous entry in to the Top Tip Tuesday - Metal Mickey Challenge. You can enter as many times as you like!
Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

Andrea said...

Super cute card! I love circle cards :)
Great to see another Victorian stamper, and thanks for popping by my blog!

Mervi said...

What a beautiful card, lovely creation!

Thank you for sharing this with us
at Penny Black @ Allsorts, good luck!
Remember our Blog Hop at January 15th;-))m

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black At Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sharon Caudle said...

Sooooooo cute!!! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you can play along again next week! Happy New Year!
hugs, Sharon

scotspanda said...

what a super card, the shape is fab and the image is so cute :o)

thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black @ Allsorts


Amanda xx

Christine Henderson said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You are creating such beautiful cards, Jocelyn!

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