Saturday, February 4, 2023

PBSC Guest Challenge

I am so happy to be the Guest Designer for Penny Black Saturday Challenges this month! How fun is that?
The Challenge is Anything Goes, Optional "Hearts and Flowers". I just received a wooden stamp that Penny Black recently released "From the Vault" called X-Large Love from the Margaret Sherry Collection (3611J). This cute cat has a heart on his sweater and I've been anxious to color him (her?)!
I stamped out X-Large Love Cat with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and colored him with OLO Markers. These markers color so well and there are so many options with them.  Check out Nichol Spohr's YouTube where she has a Guest Designer from the company explaining all about them.
I stamped the same image onto Gina K Masking Magic and fussy cut it out - a little bit within the outside edge.  I put the mask over the image and ink blended a heart stencil from MFT called Lots of Hearts using Fresh Pink Ink from the Stamp Market. It is a nice subtle color.
I then stamped a flower image from Penny Black's Refreshing Stamp set #30-695. Since the optional theme was hearts and flowers, I wanted to add flowers! After the mask was removed I did draw an extension to the stem so that it looks like our little guy is holding the flowers (I hope!). The flowers were also colored with the OLO Markers. At this point, I used Penny Black's Lovely Border Dies #51-484 for the heart edges. Such a lovely die!
I made 2 cards, similar, but different:
Here at the 2 cards, basically the difference is the lettering: both from - Tall Skinny Alphabet Dies, one has the capital letters and one the lowercase letters. The hashtag is from a different set I had in my stash. All cut 3 times from Lawn Fawn Licorice Black Card Stock and glued together with Bearly Art Glue (my favorite with the fine tip!).
Thanks so much to Penny Black Saturday Challenge to allowing me to be the Guest Designer. Come join in the fun - Anything Goes!
I am also submitting to:

3) Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge - Love is in the Air
4) Make My Monday Challenge - Love is in the Air

5) Shopping Our Stash - Love is in the Air

*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. An absolutely adorable beautifully coloured image teamed with a gorgeous stencilled background and floral stamp, thank you for joining in at MMM

  2. Your cards are adorable Anita!
    So cute...and I love the softly stencilled background!
    Thanks so much for guest designing for us this month!
    Helen x

    1. You're so welcome, Helen! I really enjoy Penny Black's products and had fun making these cards.

  3. I have always been a fan of Penny Black stamps. The image is just so much fun and I love the stenciled background and added flowers. Wonderful cards. Thanks for linking up to our Cut it Up LOVE challenge.
    Larelyn (CIU owner)

    1. Thank you, Larelyn! I appreciate your wonderful comments!!!

  4. Congratulations on being the Guest Designer, Anita! Penny Black images are always favorites when it comes to coloring and you are a coloring expert! Thank you for the links, especially to those markers I've never heard about. And thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

    1. As always, Darnell, you leave the sweetest comments and I appreciate it so much!!!

  5. Adorable!! That kitty in the oversized sweater...just the cutest!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for playing along with our "love is in the air" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!! -Deb Horst, DT #SOS489

  6. Simply adorable Anita. Your background and sentiments of both are just perfect for this fun cat!!! I just love it. Thanks for joining us as a Guest Designer at PB Saturday Challenge. :)

  7. What a Super adorable card!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.



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