Sunday, 12 October 2014

Penny Black candy event


Inky indulgence using Dylusions and grunge paste for the background, Penny Black stamps, 4376K Hollyhocks, 4261F Time and 25-001 Promenade stencil

Good morning Peeps, it's not my normal day for posting............not sure what normal is mind you.......but I would like to share some exciting news with you about the candy events we are hosting over at Penny Black and More challenge. 

The main  Penny Black prize for one lucky winner but there are more prizes 
from some of our regular sponsors All Occasion Dies,  Crafty Ribbons and Stix2 and another prize from Penny Black on our challenge blog

We have some wonderful prizes to be won and entering couldn't be easier, all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is:
  • Be a follower of our Penny Black Challenge blog.
  • Add the candy logo above to your own blog with a link back to the Penny Black and More blog to help us spread the word.
  • Register for free with the Penny Black Club - essential for all us Penny Black fans as we are among the first to know about new releases, news from Penny Black and so much more.
  • Leave us a comment on the challenge post.
  • And to be eligible for a further bonus prize 'Like' Penny Black on Facebook  here  and leave a comment. And if you would like to share as well that would be wonderful, here is the bonus prize.......
  • In additional the Design Team have extra goodies to give away on their own blogs and a winning name will be selected from each on 26th October. Here are the links to their blogs so please do pop along to visit them to be in with a change of winning their prizes as well as those on this post. 
And here are the Christmas themed goodies I will be sending to one of you....................just :
  • Leave me a comment on this post.
  • Be a follower of my blog.
  • Post the photo below on your sidebar with a link back here.
Kaiser DP's, Embossing folders, Penny Black stamp, ribbons and charms

There is one more card I wanted to share as I have been doing some colouring in this week.............I know shock horror as I just don't do colouring or should I say can't, hence my usual inky grungy scenic crafting, which I obviously thoroughly enjoy but the ability to colour an image occasionally has always lurked. 

However I have some new colouring mediums which I aquired purely by chance, let me explain. I saw a very quick glimpse of a C&C programme last weekend and the display cards caught my eye as they were mostly Penny Black images, so being nosy looked for a repeat of the show and put it on to record. All made sense when I saw the demonstrator was Cathy Andronicou who many will know from Penny Black. Well Cathy was demoing the new Chameleon pens and I was totally fascinated, so much so that by the end of the programme they were on order...............oh the joy of a tablet by your side.

Using Penny Black 40-311 Poppy Trio, 30-229 Special Wishes and 25-001 Promenade stencil

Well I have to say I am totally blown away by them and I am finding myself actually wanting to colour in, it is the first time I have ever been able to say that in the twelve years or so I have been crafting. Moreover I am actually relatively happy with the finished results so far, there are obviously improvements to be made but I do I do believe I will be able to prefect a passable coloured image very soon.

Naturally I started with Poppies and a have a couple more I will share very soon and who knows I might even managed to colour one of my very neglected hedgies or sweet little PB girls before long, won't that make a change from paper piecing I hear myself say. 

OK, enough of my gabble and if you are still with me I hope you will join in over at the challenge blog as I think it going to be a fun fortnight.

86 comments:

  1. Both your cards are just beautiful Brenda ..I love the vibrant colors and the amazing background on the first card :)

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  2. Wow Brenda that looks like an impressive giveaway. I will hop over to Penny Black when I am on my main computer. I love both your cards especially the sentiment on the first one. I am glad you are enjoying your colouring too. Thanks for your extra candy too..fingers crossed. Enjoy your Sunday xx

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  3. Two gorgeous cards. Very interested in your opinion of the new pens as others have been returning them as they don't like them. Maybe it depends if you colour a lot with other pens as these are very different. Watching with interest. Your colouring looks great x

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  4. Stunning 2 creations! I love the Hollyhocks just pops off the background and love the amazing depth on Poppies with birthday sentiment BG. You amaze me always!

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  5. Wonderful creations! Beautiful color schemes on both of them.

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  6. Oh! These are just so wonderful! Lovely cards Brenda!

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  7. Ooh lucky you Brenda to get these pens and the colouring is divine. The tonal shading is fabby and both makes are gorgeous. What a super giveaway.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  8. Beautiful cards, fab colouring!

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  9. Wow, that sure looks like one amazing give away, both from PB and from yourself! Both your cards look fabulous like always, and what was that about not being able to colour? No evidence of that to my eyes.....

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  10. Oooo what a stunning collection of cards and what a fabby candy too, so wish i could enter to win it ;-), Luv Sam x

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  11. Brenda, you've already exceeded "passable" in my opinion! It's such a lovely card (actually, both are!), and the colouring is lovely! x

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  12. More beautiful creations Brenda...love the touch of glitz on your gorgeous holyhock card and your Poppy trio is stunning, love the shape of your card and of course that lovely image and colours

    Anne

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  13. Love your both Card, they are such colofull ~great !!!
    Thanks for the giveaway... I do my fingers cross for it *smile
    CU hellerlittle

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  14. Great makes and fab giveaway prizes
    Jackie x

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  15. How funny Brenda - I have got Create and Craft on whilst I am reading your blog and guess what they are showing, yes the Chameleon pens. your results look amazing. I think I will pop them on my Christmas list.
    Great candy and beautiful cards
    Lesley

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  16. Beautiful cards Brenda. Both so bright and cheerful. Love the colours and the glitter on the first one and the shape of the second. Michelle x

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  17. Oh, Brenda, ich liebe Stockrosen...
    Die Karte ist ein Traum und die Blumen sehen mit dieser zarten Farbe total real aus.
    Wunderschön.
    Über diese Karte würde ich mich sehr, sehr freuen :-)

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  18. Fabulous Hollyhocks and pretty poppies Brenda!! xx

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  19. Both cards are gorgeous Brenda. I love the Hollyhocks and the pretty poppies are coloured so beautifully.
    Sue xx

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  20. Beautiful card and lovely colours.
    Marjut

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  21. Hi Brenda, both are beautiful but especially like the top one in a fav colour! I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

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  22. Brenda these are just beautiful , loving the colours used as well. such a gorgeous creations.xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  23. Beautiful cards and yummy candy :)

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  24. Gorgeous cards, both of them!
    I cross my fingers for your great giveaway!

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  25. Oh my goodness, Brenda! That first card just took my breath away. All the layers, the colors, the textures work together to create this gorgeous depth. Just amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Beautiful cards and designs, thanks for the chance at winning the candy.
    Lorraine

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  27. Hi Brenda - here to play catch up again. Love both of these cards but especially the round one with the wonderful colouring.
    Have added your candy to my sidebar but please don't include me in the draw - I already have that super santa xx

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  28. Two stunning card, love the colouring of your image. Enjoy your new pens.

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  29. Wonderful candy, Brenda. Thanks for the chance to win. Posted the picture with link to here on my blog side bar.

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  30. Love your poppies, they are so beautiful! Thanks for this great chance to win!

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  31. Ah this all makes sense now as to who the demos were by, there were some beautiful makes, as I have a few pens and don't colour as much as I like I couldn't justify more but they look great!

    Tracy

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  32. Both your cards are gorgous, but I love so much the first!
    Thanks for the alert to the candy of Penny Black Challenge blog, and thanks a lot for your yummy candy! I put your pic on my sidebar, I wish to win, one time, and cross my fingers!!

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  33. Your cards are both beautiful. I love them both.

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  34. Beautiful cards! I love the colouring and I will be looking at tutorials about Chameleon pens. I am now a follower of your blog and since I do not have a blog of my own, I have pinned your picture to my Penny Black Club board! I took a look through your blog and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for inspiring me and sharing your creativity.!

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  35. You should be very happy with your coloring, Brenda! This card is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win such a nice giveaway~

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  36. Two gorgeous card, lovely colouring.

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  37. Two stunners again Brenda and the colouring is gorgeous looks like you have been using the pens for years. Looking forward to seeing more colouring x Susan x

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  38. Gorgeous cards! I love the beautiful colors in your first card along with the pretty details and bit of sparkle! Also love your circle card with the beautiful coloring on the poppies!
    I am already a follower here but I don't have a blog to link to. Hope I can still be eligible to win your awesome candy!

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  39. Wowza! That blue card is amazing!!!

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  40. Wow that first card is just amazing mrs B, wouldn't know where to start!! Love the shape and colour of the second. I am going to be very daring and enter the draw. Off to post a pic in my sidebar. Already follow PB, get their newsletter and follow them on FB :)

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  41. Oh hun you always cum up with stunning cards and these are no exception hun the designs colours and shapes are amazing hugs cheryl xxx

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  42. Totally stunning card with a fabulous sentiment and a brilliantly coloured card with lovely colours, another two fabulous creations.

    Kath x

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  43. These are both absolutely gorgeous Brenda the colours and images you have used are delightful, I saw the Chameleon pens being demo'd, they looked great but too pricy for me, I have spent so much on Graph It Markers that I have to think twice before I buy anything else, lol, I do however love the look of the Pansies the blending is terrific.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  44. Fabulous cards... added your giveaway to my blog.

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  45. Hi, Brenda! Both cards are beautiful! I am so excited for you that you found a colouring medium that you like - your colouring is beautiful so you should definitely continue! Count me in for your candy - I just added it to my sidebar for you! I'm in over at PB and More too - awesome giveaway! I really want to win something! Thank you and have a wonderful day!

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  46. Beautiful creations again Brenda, lovely floral images! The poppies look fabulous in yellow!

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  47. Beautiful cards Brenda... thanks for the chance to win...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  48. the hollyhock card is stunning!

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  49. Fabulous and beautiful cards Brenda
    luv
    Debby

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  50. Two stunning cards Brenda, love those hollyhocks and the poppies are gorgeous too :o)
    Jackie xx

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  51. Beautiful cards! Thanks for another chance to win lovely candy.
    Bev xx

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  52. The poppies look so great! Glad to read that you find a medium you really like to colour with! (I still enjoy DI, my old colourpencils and Prisma Premier pens) A post filled with flowers and brought a little summer back in my room for a little while... Hope you had a fun weekend and have planed some fun things this week... Hugs, Gerrina

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  53. Beautiful cards Brenda, and the poppies are beautifully coloured. Did see the article in the PB newsletter last week, they look good.
    Thanks for the chance to win some great candy.
    Avril xx

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  54. Your card are just gorgeous Brenda...as always ! ;-)
    Have a nice day and thank for the very nice candy !
    xxx

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  55. Oh Brenda,
    it´s so exciting to see all these new stamps and dies.Learning about special technics from the DT´s,all that is wonderful and I enjoy it.Your cards are gorgeous,my favorite is the second one,because you colored the poppies so beautiful bright,they´re shining like the sun,amazing!
    Thank you for so many chances to win,love it and hope to be in the draw.Wish you a good and crafting well week,hugs die waldfee

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  56. Lovely cards and great goodies.. Thank you

    Ma :)
    http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

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  57. Gorgeous .... Love the beautiful rich colours of your first card :-) xx

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  58. WOW... Both cards are absolutely beautiful!!!

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  59. Fabulous cards Brenda, the colours on the first are amazing, love it, and the second is so pretty.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  60. Lovely cards and beautiful colouring on the second.
    Looking forward to see more;-))m

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  61. WOW, that is absolutely beautiful, What and amazing card.
    Follower via Google

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  62. Your colouring looks good to me Brenda ;) and funnily enough the Chameleon's are currently sat on my craft desk!! I had a quick go with them yesterday!! It's not often that I 'praise' craft stuff but honestly the Spectrum Noir pencils are fantastic :) xx

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  63. Very nice cards. I like it much.

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  64. Wonderful cards!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. Wow Brenda what fabulous colouring, you have coloured the image beautifully and it sounds like you truly enjoyed yourself. I'mso glad for you.
    I saw the demo's and pens on C&C and loved them. Maybe my next investment after I have finished collecting my spectrum noirs.
    Happy colouring
    Tracy x

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  66. This are two lovely cards
    Hugs Sabrina

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  67. Gorgeous cards!! I've ordered some Penny Black stamps and dies...now waiting in excited anticipation for their arrival! Thank you for your wonderful give-away!
    ~c

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  68. I'm already a follower because your stuff is fantastic, but I am going to add your pic to my sidebar. I love these cards, especially the 2nd one. Thanks for the chance to win candy!

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  69. Hmmm new pens to check out. :-) Your colouring is lovely and I like how you added the row of punched flowers. First card is beautiful.

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  70. Hi, love the bright colours of your card. Gorgeous. Hugz

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  71. Fabulous and beautiful cards Brenda!
    Thank you for chance to win your wonderful candy!
    Hugs BlackLissi

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  72. Think I'm clicking and liking everything this morning Brenda - think this is the PB candy one, but you have another below so I'll be checking it out next! Love your cards so never a problem spending time on your blog. Hope you'r doing ok? Jx

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  73. Brenda, you made two gorgeous cards. Your colouring looks great :-))
    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs, Andreja

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  74. Oh yes, those chameleon pens - I am hanging out to try them. Love your cards, they are both stunning.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  75. Lovely cards!!! And thanks for the chance to win!!! Hugs, Laila

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  76. I need to get out my dylusionals that background is lush . I like the shape of the second card , both are beautiful.......Lis

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  77. Such gorgeous cards!! I really love the purple and blues!! The circle easel is stunning as well!! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely candy! HUGS :)

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  78. Beautiful cards Brenda.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Gr Elly

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  79. Both of your cards are lovely, yes I saw that show on C & C but resisted temptation as haven' t got the cash, I have Promarkers but I think those Chameleon pens look fab! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. X

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  80. Hi Brenda
    Fantastic cards, especially the second one ;) Can't wait to see what else you can create!
    Love Chameleon

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  81. Your cards are amazing dearie.love the rich purples and blues in the 1st card.The 2nd card is so different and very elegant. Pleased you are loving your new pens.i was tempted but I sT on my hands😱😱😱😱.take care.thank you for the chance to win.hugs Debbie x

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  82. Wow, your hollyhock card is beautiful, I love the rich color and the glittery diecuts! Everything goes together so perfectly!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  83. Beautiful colouring Brenda, glad you get to add another string to your bow, like anything it all takes practice but I reckon you're off to a good start. I thought I'd already entered your candy but I had saved your pic and then did nothing with it! It's on my side bar now (at the bottom). Thanks for the opportunity to win some lovely goodies, you know how much I love PB's!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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