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November 16, 2019

PBSC and TCC Greenery

Hello Stamplings!

Happy weekend wherever you are! I have more wonderful Christmas inspiration for you today.

First up is my reminder of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is in full swing! So many of us have beloved Penny Black stamps or stickeroos in our possession and that's all you need to enter the challenge because it's always "Anything Goes." 

And this month you have the option of entering tags, if you'd like. Here is mine to inspire you:
The Penny Black stamp featured on my tag is called Christmas Lights. Using a background made from Lindy Magicals, I die-cut a stitched tag from My Favorite Things. The stamp and Penny Black sediment (Merry Delight) are both gold-embossed and I added clear baubles over the red colored ornaments to add dementia. A pretty gold ribbon with a double bow finished it off.
It's lovely to see so many entries in the gallery and I hope you'll get a chance to enter, too! The challenge is open until December 6, 2019, and there is a $20 prize from 1-2-3 Stitch!!

TCC

Speaking of reminders, I normally post by Twofer Card Challenge reminders on the 17th, but rather than have three days of posts in a row, I am including them here ...
... especially since I loved this stamp so much I also used it for my TCC reminders! I want to thank the artist for creating an image that Hammy and I feel can be used every which way!

Here it is as a sideways OLC:
And here it is upside-down!
I'm just whackadoodle enough that this way is my favorite way! There's just something about the elegant flow this way. Of course, if we do angle it this way, then we have baubles that appear to defy gravitas. No worries. Hammy suggests we think of them as Christmas lollies on the tree! This design is all about gold embossing, shiny gold card, and schparkly gold bling!

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Remember, this month the Twofer Card Challenge has a TWIST! You are allowed to make two different designs using the same stamp, die, or stencil for the SAME occasion! I can't wait to see your lovely holiday greenery Twofers (in any color) in the gallery! The challenge is open until the end of day on November 24th.
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53 comments:

Sandra H said...

What a lovely Penny Black image love the background on the tag and the added embellishments on your beautiful cards too! enjoy your weekend sending lots of love x

Ros Crawford said...

Hello there my friend... I have to say these are all amazing!! What a terrific use of that pretty stamp!
I also want to thank you - Very much! For the lovely card you sent... You kindness and caring are really appreciated. It's been a rough few years in many ways but I'm keeping my head above water. Have a lovely weekend and thank you for your friendship... means a lot!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful tag! Love the green background. Your cards are so pretty.
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤

Cat Craig said...

Great image, it is so versatile and I am with you...I love it upside down. Fab cards hon!

Jeanne said...

So many lovely designs from a single image! Thanks for sharing them all and giving a perfect explanation of an upside down image. Thanks so much for sharing, Darnell!! Hugs!

Jean said...

Oh - I love Penny Black and these are just exqusite!!!

Bonnie said...

Now this is the way to get lots of mileage from a stamp! Three awesome ways to use it! Love the idea of lolly's on a tree!

Lynette said...

Amazing and beautiful, Darnell! I love them all, but especially the last two.

Pat said...

This is a really pretty PB stamp Darnell and love it in all its guises including your Twofers with the upside down bauble/lollipop, and that gorgeous green background on the tag with the lovely gem baubles and gold embossing is beautiful too. x

I Card Everyone said...

Such a beautiful stamp, D! You, and Hammy, have had such a fun time with it! LOVE the addition of those 'baubles!'
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Celeste Goff said...

What a gorgeous image! Love how beautifully you created with it. That tag is my fave!!!

Brenda in IN said...

What a versatile image and the threesome is delightful. Pretty red baubles and I love the gold embossed tag.

Lisa Babitz said...

I love that swirly branch image and the way you used it on all three projects. The red sparkly baubles are the perfect accent - no matter which way they "hang"!!!!! Can't decided which I like better - the two clean and simple designs or the smooshed tag with the gorgeous bow. They are all awesome!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So many ways of using that beautiful stamp and each card you made with it is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how versatile it can be.

Glittered Paws said...

Such a versatile stamp - and I love it upside down with the "lollipops". So glad something you and Hammy can work on together. Have a great weekend.

Bobby said...

Gotta love a stamp you can use so many was. I'm loving those clear globs over color, Darnell. I just checked and I have two packages of them that have rarely been used. Once I'm back to crafting I'm going to break them out.

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Loving the tag and cards.

Hop you are having a nice day. Sue

Jeanne H said...

Such wonderful cards. Yes, just wonderful use of the stamp. Thanks and a hug for you!

Sarah said...

What a brilliantly versatile stamp Darnell, up, down and sideways, it looks fantastic xx

conil said...

That's what I call a handy, multi-use stamp. Could even go on a non-holiday card. I love that each one of your projects is done differently. So versustile.

scrAPpamondo said...

Your GD inspiration for PBSC is just a delight!!!Love the fresh and bright colours! Lovely twofers too!! This stamp is fabulous!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous tag and super cards, love the image you have used and your choice of colours.

Kath x

Carole said...

A very unusual stamp this one Darnell...you have used it so well whichever up it goes...it works. It probably signifies a lot of people right now...don't know whether they are on their head or their heels...with Christmas!..lol! xx

Cathy said...

Such a pretty PB image Darnell, and you've made a gorgeous assortment of cards with it. My fave is that striking tag, just so pretty, Cathy x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous tag and twofer, Darnell - especially love the bright green on the tag! What a fun image - I'll have to check that one out!!

Cheryl W. said...

Your cards make me wonder if the recipients would even notice that the image was stamped in an unconventional way. I love your creativity and originality. You rock, Darnell--and not like a grandma on the porch, either!!

Marina said...

These are gorgeous cards. I like seeing the different styles you've used it for.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful collection of cards Darnell your stamp looks so versatile so can imagine it will get lots of use

Anne

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the vibrant green on the gorgeous tag Darnell and also the two beautiful Christmas Greenery card too.

Sue xx

KandA said...

That is a beautiful PB stamp and I love how you used it upside down and sideways on as well to show how versatile it is. Two amazing cards but my favourite has to be that super tag xx

Mac Mable said...

Love the vibrancy of the colours and that pretty stamped image on the tag Darnell. Fun ways to use the Christmas Lights stamp on your twofer cards x. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x

Redanne said...

The Penny Black image is gorgeous and I love that it looks good in either or any direction - those sparkly 'baubles' are stunning. All of the cards are really, really beautiful! Hugs, Annie xxx

Linda said...

What a beautiful stamp, and great that it can be used in so many different ways xx

Greta said...

I have that stamp & love seeing what you've done with it, Darnell!

TK said...

Great cards and tag, all gravity defying and everything! They make me happy :o)

Susan said...

A great tag and two fabulous greenery cards for Twofer! I especially love the red and green version - so festive! Need to get my Twofer done!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That green tag steals the show - just gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

Ha! I didn't even notice the baubles were hanging upside down and sideways on your two cards. It's very pretty foliage and the baubles are amazing! Beautiful cards and tag!

Lisa Elton said...

Love the simplicity that lets that pretty stamp shine through! These are fabulous Darnell!

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW Darnell I love that vibrant green tag - that is really eye catching! I am enjoying all the different angles you are using for the image - trust Hammy to think of the baubles as being sweets.
Blessings
Maxine

oldpunca said...

This is really elegant and super nice motiv. I can understand that you like it and you find always a new reason to use it in different ways on your projects. I like Christmas tag. Perfect combination gold embossing on green background. Twofer is amazing too. Clasic green red combination is always a perfect choice. Gold with turned motif is very festive. Simple ideas are still the best. :-)
Have a nice day!
Hugs, Sonja

Marybeth said...

Hi friend! What beautiful inspiration and such an elegant stamp and card! I love the many ways you used it! Perfect for mailing too. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs

Em Louise Fairley said...

These are all fab, Darnell xoxo

Patti said...

Oh girl!! great cards!! : ) and tag!! it is always so inspiring to visit! I hope I get to play along this month!!

cotnob said...

A beautiful tag Darnell and two lovely Christmas cards. I love the citrus background on the tag and the Penny Black stamp is fabulous.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Fikreta said...

very nice tag!

Ruth said...

It's fab! I love the spindly look of the stamp and how you've used the gems to give the baubles some dimension. I am going nowhere fast with my Christmas cards as always...

Brenda said...

Well now, this stamp is getting a lot of mileage Auntie! I am so loving your beautiful tag, the beautiful green background caught my eye, I love how you did the ribbon and I am loving this image. The twofer cards are amazing as well, such a wonderful stamped image that you can use rotated in many ways. Love, love, love these cards too! Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

Three beautiful cards all using that fabulous image, Dolly! I can see why you love it. It can be used for any occasion. Love how the drops over the glitter dots make the most gorgeous ornaments. Love, Lolly

frommycraftroom said...

A gorgeous image. Love it! even upside down. And the glittery dots :)

Carol L said...

Love this stamp and how you used it so many different ways! Loving the vivid green color of the tag and the cards look quick and easy to create as well! Great collection of craftiness :)

Anita in France said...

Your double-bowed, be-baubled gold sprig is a beauty, Darnell ... so luscious against the Lindy's background! Whether your designs have those ornaments going downwards, sideways or upwards, they sure are sooo elegant! LYAMYMDF! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Bo┼╝enA said...

Wonderful, wonderful! I especially love the first card, where the addition of enamel drops makes the baubles magnify their shiny bottom so wonderfully. WOW!
hugs,
BozenA