Thursday, January 8, 2015

New things....

There are a lot of challenges at the moment based around the theme  "NEW"
Recently I won $25 to spend at Ellen Hutson's store (thank you to Virginia Lu)
and while I was away the parcel arrived...

I chose a stencil from Hero Arts (OWH Forest Stencil) one from Penny Black (Verdant) and a Penny Black stamp (Sunny Pair)

I have done two cards so far

New Toys

This one using the Hero Arts stencil.  I used Distress inks with the mini daubers.  I used a sentiment from a Kaisercraft set.  This will be the anniversary card for hubby (our 37th Wedding Anniversary on the 21st of Jan)

Entered into the challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking (New to You) and the challenge at PennyBlack and More - Stencils, Masks, Embossing Folders


My second card is using the Penny Black stamp.


I started a bit backward on this one, but masking around the centre panel and using distress ink and a blender to add the blue.  I then stamped the flower and used Copics to colour.  Think I should have stamped first and then masked the flower and edges... oh well, live and learn!  The sentiment is from a Penny Black set called Sentimental.

This one is going into the "New" Challenge at Penny Black Saturday challenge,  the "Something New" challenge at Simon Says Stamp blog  
and the "Clean Slate" challenge at Virginia's View

13 comments:

Maxine D said...

What great use of your goodies Dawn, and awesome cards!! Well done.
Blessings
Maxine

Virginia Lu said...

Happy to see that you put the new goodies into great use! I love the stenciled card! And your one layer with PB stamps is lovely! The blue background is gorgeous with the sunflowers! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Something New” Challenge!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Beautiful cards Dawn!

Dagmar said...

Your cards so wonderful - i love what you have done. Hugs Dagmar

joy said...

Love your cards, Dawn! It's fun to get new stuff and you are always good about using it right away.

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful new cards to begin the year

Becca Cruger said...

Ooo! You definitely put those crafty supplies through their first great tests!

Greta said...

Great use of your gift certificate, Dawn! 2 great cards! I think the way you masked & stamped is perfect! Glad you joined us at PBSC!

Mervi said...

Lovely goodies and fabulous cards.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Monika Reeck said...

First you are so lucky to be a winner and your stuff you get are adorable alll allllll Dawn
I want to have it too the stencil is really stunning and you made a stunning card with it and the flower with blue bg oooh my this is my fav card from you on this year..how are you Dawn.thanks for your last comment..just wondering where are you...hope you are stay healthy my friend..hugs, Monika

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh Dawn, you have done wonders with your new goodies!!

Whisper said...

Both are cards are fabby and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, luv Sam x

maria f. said...

Both beautiful!