Penny Black Hello Dear Happy Birthday

Good afternoon and so glad you could pop in for a Monday visit. Today's card has been received so can now be shared with you. Hope that you had a happy & lovely weekend.
- Penny Black Hello Dear image, colored with copics, some WoS added, and die cut with a stitched rectangle (either MFT or Lil Inkers). While still in the die, used Distress inks in blue & green tones to do some edge shading.  A fine line Staedtler pen was used to add detail on the grass. (the Amazon link is cheaper than the price paid at Target...but then you'd probably have shipping. These are great fine line pens though).
- background is either done with Brusho or Dylusion sprays, and then embossed. It was a piece that was done previously, and I'm sorry I don't remember the specs for it.
- Darice Lily die also cut from a similarly done piece. The tiny flicks of gold in the lily fronds came from the negative pieces of the sentiment outline sticker. After the card had been finished, the lily looked as though it could use a bit more detail. Saw the bits on the sticker sheet and hmmm...maybe that might add a little more detail. What do you think?
Just wishing you a grand afternoon. This is a scheduled post, as we are off on a little adventure. Will share the details when we return in a few days.Also will try to catch up on my return visits as well.  Big hugs and thanks for visiting.


  1. I like the flicks of gold on the flower. That image is adorable and just darling! Fantastic coloring and sponging too.
    Have a great trip and have fun!

  2. Lovely image and fab card. I like the way you have used the odd bits on the lily.

    Hope your adventure goes well. Sue

  3. What a sweet image!! It's colored so beautifully!! I love the colors of the pretty flower, too!! Gorgeous card my friend!! I hope you have a fabulous time on your adventure!! Safe travels!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Ahh Mary, this is adorable, that's a real cute image, I love those little mice, so adorable, love your little gold flowers in the corner too, love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  5. Hi Mary,
    oh this is gorgeous.
    I love it.
    What a fab stamped image coloured so perfectly.
    Love the superb brusho background, the colours are so wonderful.
    What a very lovely lily die cut too.
    Love and biggest hugs to all in your household.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. This is a beautiful card Mary. The image is so sweet and I love the background.
    How exciting - going on an adventure.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  7. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant, your card is just so darned cute.
    Beautiful colouring and great design.
    Hugs, Patricia x

  8. Hello Mary-what a lovely image,and so beautifully coloured :)
    Hope you are having a lovely time on your travels wherever you may be!
    Hugs,Nessa xxx

  9. Mary , this is a brilliant card, with that sweet image and great colours Hazel x

  10. Oh wow, Mary! What a gorgeous card! Such a sweet image!

  11. Beautiful card Mary, love your cute image. Hugs,
    Veerle xx

  12. This is gorgeous Mary, super image and fabulous colouring, love the colour of the Lily die too.

    Kath x

  13. What a lovely card! I love the image - so beautifully coloured. The addition of the tiny flecks on the lily from the outline sticker sheet are just perfect. xx

  14. This is a cute PB image Mary and love the colouring and also the pretty sprayed and embossed background. The gold and green die cut lily matches in beautifully and the gold waste from the sticker looks a bit like the flower's stamens and a clever idea. Have a good trip. x

  15. Oh Mary this is so darn cute!!!! You did a fantastic job on the coloring!!! Happy Monday!!!

  16. beautiful card Mary, I love the image
    Kevin xx

  17. What a sweet birthday card, and you've colored it so perfectly too! I hope your little adventure is a fun one! See ya soon!

  18. Adorable image Mary ... it just makes me smile! :) Love your colouring ... you are so talented. And love your brushos background (or dylusions). :) xx

  19. Love the whole concept of this creation and that image is fabulous. xxx
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  20. A "little adventure" sounds very exciting Mary, I hope you enjoy yourselves.

    I don't know that I have ever seen his PB image before, just shows how many they have, but they do little critters so well and you have coloured this one to perfection.

    B x

  21. Love this Mary - your coloured papers are a fabulous background for the feature panel. The gold on the lily is perfect.

  22. Beautiful! Love the cute image and colours!
    Lucy x

  23. Love this image Mary. You did a stellar coloring job on the image too. Whoever got this card will be very happy with it for sure.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  24. Cute card!! I love the image and the touch of gold you added

  25. Hi Mary, I love this sweet image and your colouring and detail is fabulous, wonderful card, hugs Kate x

  26. Hi Mary, I love this sweet image and your colouring and detail is fabulous, wonderful card, hugs Kate x

  27. As always, a card with a darling image, Mary!!! Very, very cute!!!! And you are so good at coloring and how clever to add the negative sticker pieces to the lily - looks great and really gives a lot of dimension to the lily!!!
    Hope you are having a great time!!!

  28. This is gorgeous Mary, like your bright vivid colors and the gold embellishing is stunning!

  29. Wow a stunning image Mary and love the vivid colors.

    Hugs Diane

  30. This card is even more beautiful in person Momma Mary! I love it and I love that lilly with the gold flecks on it. Your backgrounds always amaze me and of course your copic coloring s always perfect. Love, love, love!!! And it is hanging up for all to see! Especially me! lol Hugs, Brenda

  31. Love the really cute image and the background you made-enjoy your adventure
    Carol x

  32. Adorable your sweet pair of critters playing in the garden. What a fabulous way to say happy birthday to a dear friend.

  33. Love those little mice and their colouring, great background too, to show them off.

  34. You inspire me with your coloring and beautiful backgrounds, Mary! This is such a cute image and I know that the person that received this card is enjoying it!

  35. Darling card Mary! Beautifully colored and designed. PB images just make a gal smile! TFS!

  36. getting so far behind is going to kill me!!
    Cute as punch!
    Sandy xx


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