Monday, October 24, 2016

Fun Christmas Critter Cards

If you follow my work at all you know I love using whimsical image on my cards. No surprise that among my top favorite stamp companies is Penny Black.  I thought I would share with you a few of my latest cards for this season using Penny Black stamps, some old and some new.

This first one is made using "Snowy"  who is both old and new again.  I am not sure what year he was first released but this year PB came out with a new matching die set.  The die set called "Frosty's Snow" also includes two snowflakes.  Who ever has enough snowflake dies? Not me.  The sentiment is from Echo Park.

Staying with my plaid theme here.  This one uses one of my new stamp images from Penny Black called "Wintertime Cheer".  The sentiment is an oldie from 2009 called "Joyous".  

How about this cute image.... it is also one include in the Wintertime Cheer set.  I couldn't wait to color him and bring him to life.  This sentiment is a combination made using the new "Festive Snippets" set.   I used copics to color the focal image and added the background afterwards using Distress Inks.   To create the frame around the image I masked the edge using strips of micro-pore tape.   It is easy to do and I think it adds a nice touch.

Just love this cute little owl as well.  I know I will use him over and over again in combination with many other Penny Black images but I thought he deserved his very own card.   He is a perfect fit for this small tag from the "Die-namics Tag Builder 5" set.  He is also in the "Wintertime Cheer" set and the sentiments are from "Festive Snippets" again.  The snowflakes are from the "Frosty's Snow" die set.  I added the white stitching around the edges with my favorite Uni-Ball Signo Gel pen.

As you can plainly see I really had some fun with this new set. This one is just another treatment of the cute puppy decked out for Christmas. I added the sweet little bird friend and the Joyous sentiment.   Of course... glitter for that holiday festive sparkle that I love.  Speaking of glitter.... here another glittery "Snowy" card that I made a few days ago. 

This post probably breaks all guidelines and suggestions for length but I wanted to share glimpse of what I did over the weekend.
I did take time out to watch our Chicago Cubs make history. Only 4 wins to go! 

Thank you for dropping in. Your comments, suggestions and questions are always most welcome. I hope that you have enjoyed checking out my latest creations using my Penny Black stamps. 



  1. Wow! What a great post! Congrats on the tweet from Penny Black. I'm loving each one of these happy cards!

  2. Dallas says, "Go, Cubs." I love all your Snowys. He's my favorite of everything everywhere. Nice tweet from PB. You did do some cute stuff.

  3. These are absolutely adorable LaVon--so happy to see you in the Penny Black news;)

  4. I can almost see my Babe (dog) in deer antlers. LoL Cute cards