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2/06/2017

Penny Black Balloon Hedgie Valentine

Good afternoon & happy Monday; thanks for stopping by. Sure hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was quiet, had sunshine, but one day it was awfully windy.

Yay - there's 2 new followers showing in my followers list. A big welcome to Birgit of Crafting While I Wait! So happy to have some new followers, as it's been quiet for a long while. Thanks for becoming followers, and I hope my friends will pop over to say Hello to Birgit, and enjoy some gorgeous cards. I've not been able to determine who the other new follower is, so if it should be you, please let me know. I add the names of followers in my spreadsheed database, and then your name is included for when Blog Candy winners are chosen.

Speaking of Blog Candy: For a while now, there's been some goodies collecting in a box. Was hoping to reach the 350 followers milestone, then Blogger played games with the followers. However, all the Blogaversaries I've been seeing around Blogland reminded me, I have a 5 year Blogaversary coming on March 12. So if the milestone goal happens first, some of the candy will go for that. And then there will be another give-away for the Blogaversary!  That 5 years has gone by so fast, and I've met so VERY many lovely people.

I hope you won't get too tired with Valentine cards in the next few days, but that's what I've got to work on. (and get in the mail too!). So here goes with today's, using my favorite Penny Black Hedgie. Just love this little guy, and he's so easy to color. This is an old wooden PB, bought when I first started learning how to stamp.

 
 
 
Copic coloring, some Winks added on some of the hearts. The background around Hedgie & his balloons is BG0000 and BG000 (pale blues).
 
- Cheery Lynn die sentiment
 
- MB Oval Master Frame 99357 - cut from a 6x6 Recollections Christmas Noel pack. The design is a wood grain motif. Happened to notice the opposite side is white, with some raised embossing, so used that side. The frame is popped up on foam strips placed along the inside edges.
 
- Rhinestone hearts to trim, and the white card base was edged with DI Weathered Wood and Memento Summer Sky sponging. This enhances the light blue background around Hedgie, that the photo is not showing, but looks nice IRL. The camera IS showing the adhesive dots that were on the rhinestone hearts, though, which IRL the eye does NOT see! Go figure!!!
 
Ya'll have a great evening, and come again when you have time! I try to visit all who leave comments, but sometimes I'm not absolutely certain that my comment was published. So if I should miss coming to enjoy your work, I'd appreciate hearing from you. Sometimes Blogger likes to tease me! Hugs
 

40 comments:

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Mary and love the image, plenty of hearts there, fabulous colouring and design.

Kath x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Mary, such an adorable image and fabulous CAS design.
Pauline
x

Carol L said...

I too love this little hedgie floating away with his giant balloon bouquet! It's so fun, and I really like how you added the sentiment over the strings and added gemstones! Cute Valentine for sure :)

pam said...

Gorgeous valentines card Mary, love your sweet image and beautiful colouring.
Hugs Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card and love the cute image
Carol x

Pat said...

A gorgeous card Mary and love that hedgie with his bunch of balloons and the popped up frame goes beautifully and love the little heart gems to finish. x

Rita said...

Gorgeous Valentines card Mary. You just can't go wrong with Penny Black stamps. Love and Hugs Rita xxx

Loll said...

This is such an adorable image Mary ... and you've coloured it to perfection. Love the CAS design. xx

jimlynn said...

Oh, I love that stamp! So cute and pretty. Great coloring too.
Lynn

Sheila H said...

What a cute and fun card, Mary. Those balloons are colored strikingly.

Birgit said...

This is so cute. I love it from the cutey to the brightly coloured balloons

Megan J said...

Hi Mary, a gorgeous card love the little hedgie getting lifted into the air by the balloons, you have done a superb job on the colouring too. I love hedgehogs too and I've just finished off a hedgie card for a neighbour.... have a wonderful week... Megan

aussie aNNie said...

Nothing like the cuteness of a PB stamp. The glowing balloons and perfectly coloured Hedgie, love it..xx{aNNie}

Marilyn said...

Adorable card! Love the hedgehog! Been seeing a lot of cards made with the hedgies. May have to see if I have any in my stash of stamps.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Oh this is just too cute Mary! I love this little image of Hedgie with the balloons and you have colored him and the balloons perfectly. Love that they are different shades and they look lovely and sparkly. The popped up frame is so pretty and they hearts and the perfect finishing touch!

Pam said...

Your Valentine card is soooo cute Mary, love that darling hedgehog! You colored it beautifully!
It was very windy here too. This morning looks bright, sunny and beautiful. I think it is supposed to be 70, go figure!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Mary! I love the depth of colors on the balloons and that hedgie is so sweet! Love that die cut sentiment too!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, Mary, how adorable is that little guy with his fun heart shaped balloons, floating in the air!!!! I know some stampers got rid of their old wooden block stamps, but I keep mine, too and very often do still use them!!!!! Would actually be such a great idea if some company who makes cling stamps could get the best wooden block stamps and do them as cling stamps, hey - they would make a fortune, they'll just have to give credit to whichever company did the stamps originally!!!!! Back to your card: love all the white which gives a lovely CAS feel and the little red and pink heart rhinestones add some beautiful sparkle!!! The soft blue sponging shows when you click on the photo for a bigger view - it's so subtle and just perfect!!!!! Wonderfully done, my friend!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!! Hubby and I are off for our afternoon walk!!!
Hugz

Barb said...

Your card is just the sweetest Mary. You couldn't fail with such a perfect PB image and I love the shimmery balloons. It really is a lovely card. Barbxx

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous coloring Mary and a very beautiful card!
I hope you can reach 350 followers before your 5 year blogaversary! so you can celebrate both these milestones! and Congratulations!
xoxo Olga

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think I love the old woodie Penny Black stamps best. They just rock, as does your awesome card. I love that bouquet of balloons. You've colored them so well they look plump and ready for take off!

Redanne said...

I just love that adorable Penny Black image, the little hedgehog with those beautiful heart balloons is just so perfect as a Valentine card, I love it!! Hugs, Anne xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful, I love the flying hedgehog seems to be flying higher in the oval die cut.
Faith
x

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, this is SO clean and well done! Your coloring is off the charts fantabulous! You left such beautiful highlights in those balloons! Gorgeous card

Pia S said...

So sweet and a great CAS layout. Love the way you colored the balloons, so translucent and realistic looking.

cuilliesocks said...

So adorable Mary, lovely image and colours, beautifully designed, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

This hedgie blowing up with the hearts balloons is sooooo cute!! Love very much how you shown him with the oval frame and the two rhinestone hearts, very very catch-eyes!! Beautiful colouring, too!
Hugs

Donna Hanley said...

Mary I love this card. the simplicity of it is a total class act and in my book you can't beat Hedgies. Have a good day and week ahead.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a sweet hedgie Mary my friend! Fabulous job on the colouring too! Have a wonderful evening/day!! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Maxine D said...

What a sweetie of a card Mary - a gorgeous image and beautifully used (once again) - Love pulling out older stamps and reusing them!
Blessings
Maxine

Kim Heggins said...

Mary....this is just too cute. I love your sweet critter flying through the air with that amazing bouquet of colorful balloons!

scrappymo! said...

This is so adorable. I always love the PB images and you have made such a lovely card here!

Sue said...

Hi Mary, That's a lovely card. Sue

Rosie Guiher said...

Very sweet card Mary. Love the balloons and the shades used on them. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

This cute little hedgie might be old, but he sure is a goodie! I love how cute he is floating along with all those heart balloons! You have colored him up so cute too Momma Mary. Love the little hearts as well and love where you stamped the "valentine". This is a winner for sure! Gosh, 5 years of blogging?!!! You and Auntie Darnell must have starts just shy of each other! I'm not sure how long I've been blogging. I guess I should look. lol Hopefully you will reach your milestone on followers Momma Mary and then you can have a great celebration with your blog candy. Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

He is adorable and the coloring is beautiful with different shades. I love the highlights you added.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this guy is just about as sweet as can be!! LOVE those balloons and how he's floating through the air hanging on!! LOL!! Great card!! HUGS

Lisa said...

This is so absolutely adorable, Mary!! That little hedgie is so sweet!! I love his bouquet of pretty balloons!! What a fun card this is!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Veerle said...

Oh dear such a cutie this hedgehog. Love this card Mary.
Hugs Veerle xx

cards said...

Oh so sweet. I love that you have kept all that white space frame your delightful hedgie and balloons!