Who doesn’t like to receive presents, especially when they’re as yummy as these ones?  The wonderful Penny Black critters are out in force, spreading a little cheer and delivering some goodies to the neighbourhood!  Maybe these are for you?

This really lovely image is called Welcome Party and I got it during the summer sale at Archivers but it’s the first time I’ve inked it up.  I water coloured the image with inks, mainly DI’s but a couple of others too, and also a marker pen for the red holly berries and a few gold pearls.  The lovely snowflake paper is from Papermania and the wonderful patterned paper is from a brand new Memory Box pack that I treated myself to on Friday, called Mistletoe.  The small snippet the sentiment is stamped on is also Memory Box, but from the Yuletide pack.  The image and the paper are mounted on to bronzey/gold card from Michaels.  The sentiment is The Paper Company Studio and was stamped with ColorBox Q Merlot pigment ink.  The red ribbon was free from a UK card magazine, the narrow gold organza ribbon is from JoAnn.  I punched a large Martha snowflake from Duofold Gold Snowflake card, and a smaller Martha snowflake from the Michaels card, adhering them together with a red Christmas Tree brad.  The LO is based on the current sketch over at Sketch & Stash.

One thing I did notice when I coloured this image in….. have a good look at that little mouse holding the stocking top right….. do you see that his hand isn’t connected to his body!!!  It doesn’t distract from the cute little scene at all, it just struck me as odd, and now that I’ve noticed it, it really stands out!!

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Michaels card blank & gold/bronze card ~ Duofold Gold Snowflake card
  • DP: Papermania At Christmas Time ~ Memory Box Mistletoe and Yuletide packs
  • Stamps: Penny Black Welcome Party ~ The Paper Company Studio Vintage Christmas
  • Ink: Versafine Black ~ Distress Ink Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo & Bundled Sage ~ Memento Cottage Ivy ~ Inksentials Gold Ink Dot ~ Stampology Onyx
  • Embellies: Making Memories Brad ~ Gold pearls ~ Red Ribbon from UK card magazine ~ Gold Ribbon from JoAnn ~ Whispers Red Marker Pen
  • Tools: Martha Stewart Snowflakes Punches



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Sketch & Stash ~ Current sketch plus new stamps and papers and neglected brad

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Wags ‘n Whiskers ~ Christmas Themed

Top Tip Tuesday ~ Anything Christmas

Christmas Card Challenges ~ Christmas with Holly or Wreaths