Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Back to the beginning ...

Penny Black stamps were the brand that started me stamping, and I was always buying new stamps, mainly the cheesecake mice and hedgies as they were always my faves.  I remember when I once took some cards into work to try to sell off to create some space (about 50 that I'd accumulated over a short space of time) and someone looked through them and said "There are a lot with hedgehogs in here!". 

Since then my addiction has spread to other rubber stamp brands (like LOTV) and now that I'm also hooked on digis, courtesy of my favourite Stamp Fairy digis, it has meant that the Penny Blacks have been 'missing in action' for a little while. 

So I dug out my 'old faithfuls' and inked one up to create this little card, which I'm really pleased with. I created a shaped card with my circle cutter, and coloured the image with my Twinkling H2O watercolour paints, cutting it out and layering it up on sticky pads.  The beautiful papers are both from Summertime Designs.  I've added a couple of pale pink roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, some ribbon and pink lace.  Finally the lovely little white gems on the side edges were an out-of-the-blue surprise gift from my utterly lovely Incy Wincy team coordinator, Chris.  Thank you soooooo much Chris, you're fab, and I'm proud to be on the team! 

I've been inspired by the following:
Happy crafting


Crafterkhush said...

Cute.. Love the hedgehog..

Violets Corner said...

What a gorgeous card, love the soft colours you used. Many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.


The Wife said...

Such a sweet card.

Danni said...

Adorable card, so very sweet!

NancyD said...


Thank you for your free digi images. I just used your Wishing You a Wonderful Birthday on card and provided a link to your blog. Check it out here http://craftingpassions.blogspot.com/2011/05/wishing-you-wonderful-birthday.html.

Thanks again,

Christine L said...

Lovely Annette... I think I do have one of those penny black hedgehogs somewhere too!!
Christine x

brenda said...

Good Morning Netty

What a very sweet card and such pretty summery colours.

Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck.

B x

Shirley said...

Such a pretty card and beautifully coloured image. The lace and embellishments compliment your card so well. A perfect card for our challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.
Thank you for digging out one of your old fasvourite PB stamps and sharing your lovely card with us. Good luck in the draw and we hope you will join us again next month.


Mervi said...

Beautiful colouring, lovely card.

Thanks for sharing this with us at
Penny Black at Allsorts, good luck,
and welcome again;-))m

Anonymous said...

Another thing we have in common! I started with PB stamps too! they took hold of my life! and I will love them always! Love your cute card soooo pretty :0)

Tracy said...

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

Dena said...

Cute, cute card! Love the little hedgehog!
Thanks for joining the Wild Orchid Crafts Sketch Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

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