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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Penny Black in the Forest...



       Hello Friends and Peeps,
this time I have a Penny Black card to show you...(I LUV PB stamps just as much as WS!)
This was made for  the latest Forest's swap. Forest (Ranger) is Jeanette's SCS nickname .
She's a wonderful stamping friend, fabby hostess and all around caring and kind person, not to mention the best prayer warrior one could ask for... One can count on Jeanette for practically everything...oh yeah...I forgot one thing...She's also VERYYYYYYY chattyyyyy!!
 (but don't tell her I told you so.....lol)
Her swaps are the chattiest one can imagine....so much 'traffic' and a load of fun! :o)


In Jeanette's own word to describe her swap: "...For this round in ' WHAT CAN WE DO IN THE FOREST ' swappers are asked to create full-sized cards that show something one does in the forest. In those beautiful natural habitats called forests, we might go camping, fishing, or hiking, making s’mores, animal watching, canoing, boating, picnicking… the list goes on and on..


I decided to add some pretty lace on my cards...wondering now if the final result could -perhaps- be dubbed 'shabby-schick' ?         I hope you could tell that the scene I wanted to create was that of going to  pick a perfect Christmas tree in the forest....at least this is what my hubby and I do yearly and loving it... Many times we thought to go 'artificial' yet every single time we seem to change our minds at the very last hour...:o)                                             For this card I chose an image from Penny Black's clear stamp collection called ' The Wonder' (30-040). I added a background of trees cut out from nesties. Then I chose a CB folder and literally smooshed it with Cranberry Crisp and Green Galore inks on it before proceeding to dry emboss the small tree.
Glitter, of course is reigning supreme! :o)

Card Deets:                                                           PB * The Wonder* ; sentiment from: Winter Silhouette clear stamps by Inkadinkado , Versamark ink:Onix Black, Tree dies nesties, CB folder:'Christmas Ornaments' by ProvoCraft; Card STock: all by SU!, Designer Paper:'Christmas Glitter book' by My Mind' Eyes. Accessories:Pop dots,glitter, lace, hairspray. Tecnique: Sponging/Dry embossings, detailed cutting, chalking        


Lastly, here's the greeting embellishing the inside of each card...
Hope you enjoy and please feel free to comment in regards....
Sweet Dreams
and Blessings
   to All!!....

ANNOUNCEMENT: Log into my blog on WEDNESDAY, November 30th,  and check what's goin on....
I will have several surprises for YOU!!!...yes...YOU!!! 
DON'T MISS IT!!   :o)

9 comments:

April said...

I knew right away that this darling hedgey was finding the perfect Christmas tree!! Woot Woot! I love your coloring! And the sparkle!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Rosetta said...

Ciao amore, domani è la prima domenica dell'avvento ... lascia i tuoi adorati biglietti e sforna una miriade di biscotti buoni.
Mandi

Nancy said...

So cute Paola :) I think Christmas HAS to have lots of glitter! I just love hedgies too. Used to go get a tree every year when the kids were little :) fun day it was too.

Milù said...

Vorrei essere bravissima come te! Un abbraccio dalla toscana

Imke said...

Paola, i like all the sparkle on your card. On the DP and on the image. The lace looks like snow-perfect !

Fabipasticcio said...

E' bellissimo, è tenero, è caldo come un abbraccio da lontano, è Natale, è memoria di affetti...brava Paola!
:-***

Carol W said...

Great card Sweet P....I too love PB and this little guy is just adorable...

MiamiKel said...

Awww what a cutie, bringing home his own tree! We used to do that as kids living in Europe - walk right into the woods with dad, find the perfect tree and he'd chop it down! Love the vintage look to your card - the lace was a perfect touch!

Carol W said...

I'll be there.....:) (birthday girl)....