Thursday, January 12, 2017

Petunia and Penny Take a Break

I've had a little break from crafting over the holidays, but now I'm ready to create again :)

My first card in 2017 is for a great challenge site called Words 2 Craft By.
I have entered their challenges a few times now and I was lucky enough to win one, which was great, and it also meant that I got to be a Guest Designer for them :)

Their challenge focuses on a saying or quote.
This one is from Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett :

If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

I decided to use this gorgeous stamp called Petunia and Penny Take a Break from Stamping Bella.
These two are SO adorable and they?!

My card is a reminder to Relax and "smell the roses", to be mindful and fully present in each moment.
And to not be so hard on ourselves when we are going through so many changes in our lives and things don't always go as planned.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Petunia and Penny Take a Break, Pool Party
Card : x-press it, grey, wisteria, Rustic Elegance (CB)
Ink : memento black, white, versamark
Other : Whimsy Double Scallop Doily Die, white ep, stripe ef, circle die, copics

Copics used :
R 000, 00, 20, 30
BG 0000, 10
W 00, 1
YG 0000, 01, 03, 95
Y 11, 15
BV 0000, 08, 13
RV 63

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Creative Inspirations Challenge : Fabulous Flowers
Simon Says Stamp : Be Square
Deep Ocean Challenge : Something New (new to me Stamping Bella stamp)
Word art Wednesday : Anything goes
Stamping Bella : Sketch

Thanks to the ladies at Words 2 Craft By for having me on their team this month. :)
And I hope you join in with the challenges there too.

Thanks for dropping by today :)



  1. So nice to have you joining us this month, Kathy! Love Petunia and Penny, they're too cute!! You did an awesome job coloring and love your doily die framing this adorable pair. Your card is perfect for our theme :-)

  2. LOVE it! Thank you SO much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

  3. Kathy, Thanks so much for joining our first W2CB challenge of 2017! Your card is adorable... with an incredible design and amazing coloring... and a great interpretation of our inspiration words. :)

  4. Sweet image and beautiful card! Your coloring is so awesome.

  5. Hi Kathy!
    Well, first let me say that this is absolutely ADORABLE!! You did such an amazing job coloring this sweet image. This is something I really want to learn to do, and I'm not good at it. I need to take a class and I've been trying to find one on-line if you have any suggestions. I really LOVE this, and I want to thank you for stopping by to share your amazing card in our challenge. I truly hope that you will play along with us again soon. Can't wait to see more of your amazing art.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Supercute card! Love the stamps and your coloring is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  7. Love this image and the sentiment is perfect for the W2CB...something I need to try to do more often...relax! Thanks so much for supporting W2CB and we are so happy you are our special guest I-Teamer this month! Hugs, Annie


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