December 30, 2011

Penny Black and Flower Soft Blog Hop

Welcome to the Penny Black and Flower Soft Blog hop!  You should be arriving here from the blog of the talented Flower Soft designer Gini Cagle.  If this is your first stop and you would like to start hopping from the beginning, visit the Penny Black blog by clicking HERE.

Remember to leave a comment on each designer's post as you hop along for a chance to win brand new 2012 Penny Black Valentine's stamps!  There is also a grand prize, which includes a guest designing spot on the Penny Black blog! (More info on prizes on the Penny Black Blog.)

On my first card I stamped Penny Black 4152K Peppermint Polly and colored her using Copic Markers.  I then added Flower Soft to her scarf.  Don't we all need a warm fuzzy scarf this time of year? :)


Supplies: Peppermint Polly (Penny Black), Flower Soft (UltraFine Ocean), Copic Markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Edge Die, Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Distress Ink (Wild Honey, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Gathered Twigs), Sentiment (SRM Stickers), VersaFine Black Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Cardstock (Neenah Tiara White, Copic X-Press It Blending Cardstock)



And since I was having so much fun, I just had to make one more card...

Ultrafine Sage Flower Soft works great for adding grass to this Victorian House image by Penny Black:

Supplies: 40-091 Victorian Homes (Penny Black), Flower Soft (Ultrafine Sage), Copic Markers, Distress Ink (Old Paper, Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss), Hemp Cord (Darice), Sentiment (SRM Stickers), VersaFine Black Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Cardstock (Neenah Tiara White, Copic X-Press It Blending Cardstock)

Now, get ready to keep on hopping...
Your next stop is the blog of Linda Beeson- click HERE.

Oh, and I'll be back soon with our final inspiration card by Sheila... :)

123 comments :

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my goodness... both are adorable!!

Dawn said...

awesome Jill.... I popped into your blog, but I'm off to start the hop at the start. Love how you used flowersoft on your cards.

Jay Gee said...

These are both gorgeous Jill! I just love the flower soft grass on the second :)

cutiephinphin said...

Love both cards... Just love the look of the flower soft on them.

MiaS said...

Gorgeus cards, love the color!

Laura O'Donnell said...

these are wonderful, Jill!

Hanneke said...

Lovely cards! That girlie stamp is adorable and I love the use of flowersoft. I am gonna hop along now to see the rest of the creations. Hugs, Hanneke

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful Jill! I love her warm fuzzy scarf and the colors are fantastic!

Chelsea said...

Love the colors that you used! Great images!

Shalini said...

OMG Jill!!! i am absolutely in love with these 2 cards... what super duper use of the images and flower softs!!! gorgeous!!! wat unusually shaped cards.. perfect!!!

Dina K. said...

Brilliant as always...... don't you just love the Ultrafine Flower Soft? Loving your grassy knoll especially. Thanks for sharing!

Penny Ward said...

Jill, Your cards are always amazing! I really love the scarf, do you think Polly would let me borrow it sometime? Hopping along now...

Lillian said...

Jill, your cards are just perfect, colors, layout, choice of stamps and placement of the Flowersoft. Love them both !

Dotty Jo said...

How sweet! Jo x

Pam from Maine said...

Really like both cards. Great job!

Carol E said...

What cute cards, love them both, thank you for sharing them.

Grá said...

Great cards, the scarf is my favourite but the grass is very clever :)

Cathy Fong said...

ahh!! how cute! i love those colors!!! amazing! :D thanks for sharing

Sunny said...

Penny Black, Flower Soft, and Valentines......oh my!! Three of my favorite things in the whole world!

Daizeefli said...

Love this! Great use of the flower soft on the scarf! Love it!:)

Lin said...

So fun, Jill - love how you colored the tiles on the roof of the house!!

Cibele Glazer said...

WOW! These are both fantastic but I really love that "warm" scarf!

Sanda said...

i really don't know which card i like more! both are so awesome!

JuPooh65 said...

Love the cards! The scarf is perfect for the flower soft application! (So is the grass!) :D Thanks for sharing with all of us! :D

Lori Comeau said...

Super cute!
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Irene said...

Ooooh...so much inspiration in these two cards--the coloring, the clever use of Flower Soft, the layout...Thanks for sharing!

patty said...

your artwork is wonderful and I love it, hugs, patty

Annette said...

oh my these are so darn cute...I love these...Great color combos and wonderful coloring...Thanks for sharing..

Happy New YEar.

fossilised2010 said...

Awesome cards Jill, I especially love that lawn on the Victorian house card, it's so lush and green! Maybe I should try some flowersoft on my front lawn LOL!

Suzy said...

I just love your cards. I'm always checking in to see what you're doing. Your creative use of colors and images always impress me. Thanks so much! And I do love the flower soft on the scarf. Yes, we all do need the warmth!!!

Casandra said...

These cards are phenomenal. Your coloring is beautiful. So many things to love about them. :)

Paula S said...

Fun card. Love it.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Love your cards - great colors!

Wishing you a Happy New Year! I am looking forward to new videos and inspiration!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Papercrafting Beach Bum said...

Beautiful coloring and love the fuzzy scarf. The grass on the other card looks so lush and healthy :D Thanks for sharing!

Linda Monroe said...

I love these. It's so cool how you have the images off the main card sticking up. Fun effect.

May said...

Beautiful cards, love this flower soft I have never used it will now, Stunning x x x Happy 2012, Hugs May x x x x x

Rosemary said...

both cards are absolutely adorable, jill!

Jennifer Buck said...

These are both BEAUTIFUL! LOVE them! :-)

Angela said...

very cute cards, love how the flower soft gives it just a little pop of dimension.

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

Love the clean designs, use of the flower soft as an understated embellishment. Good work!

sheila said...

These are just wonderful Jill! the coloring is perfect and the images are adorable....I like where you chose to apply the flower soft...really adds to the overall pop of the card!

Lisa (lisascraps) said...

Jill your work always inspires me and these 2 cards are no exception.
Cheers!

Karen said...

These cards are a work of art. I love the grass on your house card

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jill these cards are fabulous. Great ideas for using Flower Soft on Penny Black stamped images. Polly's scarf is adorable adorned in blue and the lawn in the front of the house is marvelous!

Jane said...

Jill your cards are super cute, I really love your style and your colouring. I am visiting via the hop,hello!
Jane x

Stampinut said...

Just lovely! Thanks for all the details!

Gina Alferez said...

Jill you rock! All your cards and videos are amazing you a such an inspiration!

Linda Beeson said...

I love your cute creations! That house is sooooo adorable and how cute are the Flower Soft accents.

Mildred Mildew said...

I never imagined how versatile Flower Soft could be! Love the fluffy warm scarf Wow!

Kathy said...

Lovin the warm scarf Jill and I have been dying to use the green on grass. LOVE how yours turned out. Happy New Year :) Hugs,kathy

Miriam Prantner said...

These cards are just wonderful! I can't decide which one I like best. Your coloring is fabulous, and I just love how you utilized the flower soft!

jenny said...

Beautiful projects Jill.....love Polly's scarf!!

Jenny xx

Peet said...

Love them both! Fabulous cards, Jill!!
Happy New Year!

Trisha said...

Jill, both of your cards are totally wonderful. Love the little girl's scarf and the grass for the house is amazing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Nitasha said...

These are pure joy! Just beautiful!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Jill! Love the fuzzy scarf and grassy hill! Your work is always so inspiring! Happy New Year to you!

deb said...

Very cute cards

conil said...

Just plain adorable. KUDOS.

Alexis said...

Very cool. Love the house one. Thanks for letting me stop by!! Happy New Year!!

Cathy A said...

That sage flowersoft is perfect for the grass! Lovely design ideas Jill, the house on the hill is just so sweet.

KraftyKaren said...

Two adorable projects - love how the flowersoft just adds so much texture to the stamped image x

Dorothy C. said...

Love both of these cards. Great shade of blue.

Barbara said...

Both of these are fantastic! I really love the house! Your work is special!

A Crafty Person said...

Such a fun use of flower soft, using it for the scarf. LOVE IT!!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Two amazing, wonderful cards, Jill! I love those colours you used. And the shape of the second card is great. Thanks for sharing.

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. love your coloring. Thanks for the inspiration.

charli said...

love these!!

Katie said...

Both cards are great. The one with the little girl reminds me of Madeline, one of the books I read when I was much younger!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the addition of the flower soft to the scarf and grass - adds just the right amount of depth to your cards.

Barb Housner

steph said...

Wow, love both cards.

Pam said...

Love these cards! The scarf is awesome.

Barb said...

Love both cards, Jill! I'm really thinking I need to go buy some Flower Soft! Looks like such fun! :)

Julia said...

Great job! Love the house card. Great inspiration!

Jenée said...

What a totally charming little card. The addition of Flower Soft to the scarf really adds so much. It does look soft and warm with the texture the FS adds. Card well done!

Tiffany said...

Perfectly sweet cards, Jill! Love how the images extend off of the card!

Linda said...

Great ideas for the flower soft! I wouldn't have thought to use on the scarf! Cute cards!

Lucy Newton said...

Such gorgeous cards and the grass looks so real, thanks for the inspiration!!!

gaijinjoy said...

Both of your cards show off the Flower Soft to such clever and lovely effect! What eye-catchers! Happy New Year!

EmbossingQueen said...

As always Jill, your cards are stunning. The colours work so well together and the touches of Flower Soft are just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

papersunshine said...

What gorgeous cards! Especially the colors, so cheery and your coloring is amazing :) Love the flower soft too!

Mubeena M. said...

Gorgeous cards, love the color!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Your work is AMAZING!!! I love the shading and all of the color choices ( especially on the house! ), and her little scarf! How cute is that?! Thank you so much!
Lisa

Jenn Hilger said...

You are very talented! Thanks for sharing such great work! So much inspiration!

SunnyB said...

Love both of your cards. The flower soft is beautiful on the scarf and the grass. Thanks for sharing your art!

judkajudi said...

Your art just makes my heart sing! And the flower soft really adds to the perfection!!

Denise said...

Great cards! Love your colors! The Flower Soft scarf and the grass is a great addition! Adds a great texture!
DeniseB

Anonymous said...

I am in total lust over your coloring talents - and the color palette on these is wonderful. The flower soft was a definite plus to the designs.
Lura

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

LeeAnn said...

Love both cards. I do like the way the flower soft adds that finishing touch.

Paula said...

I love your use of the FS on her scarf... it does look all warm and fuzzy! :)

Melissa E said...

Wow! Love that scarf and I'm absolutely delighted with the "grass" on your house card. I must get some ultrafine sage Flower Soft!

stamping sue said...

Jill, both of your cards are great. I really like the circle card. thanks for sharing
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sherry Kushibab said...

Just love Polly and that Victorian House.....love the FS on Polly's scarf, a nice touch as well as the grass on the VH. Love how you used the half round shapes....awesome.

Paula (PEP) said...

the flower Soft really makes her scarf look like one of those "funky" knitted ones so many people wear but your little scene with the grass & the house just took my breath away. I'd been thinking about grass & Flower Soft but not really thought through the application. Love thew ay the little gem echoes the blue of the door & windowcills - lovely touch.
Paula (PEP)

Cheek said...

Adore your little house card!!! What a great idea to use flowersoft for grass!!!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

I can almost imagine a sparkly scarf blowing in the wind. Your cards are very cute.

Donna said...

Jill, Wonderful Job!! The flower soft looks great on your cards!!
Thanks for sharing your creations!!
Hugs
Donna

Lori said...

So cute loving the pairing of flower soft and penny black...pefect!!!

Katherine said...

I love both of your cards Jill! Can't decide which is my favorite! Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Katherine

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Oh my!!! Those are amazingly beautiful!! Stunning cards!!

Judy said...

Adorable cards! Love the coloring and use of Flower Soft on the scarf and grass!

Lauren'sGlitzyBits said...

Love both of these, great images and the Flower Soft detail is fantastic. Truly lovely, TFS. Very inspiring.

Ellen S. Jarvis said...

Oh, so sweet!! The additions of FlowerSoft to each add so much to these cards. Thank you for the hint!

Happy New Year!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Jill said...

great cards, thanks

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the shiny scarf and the realistic grass.

joetterer said...

I need to break out my stamps & FS to get crafty. That scarf looks stinkin' cute!

gg nurse said...

Love how both your cards are not traditional shapes, Jill. Wonderful coloring, as always!

Jana said...

Love!

jusaweecatnap said...

I swear I saw that scarf fluttering in the wind. What a great job of highlighting an adorable stamp.

Pat said...

LOVE how you incorporated the flower soft on your cards...just beautiful!

LillaMinne said...

love that house!!

Tanja said...

Lovely cards, we don't need any scarves here in AU at the moment it is SOOOO hot!

Clair said...

Your cards are always fabby Jill xxx

Emily said...

Oh these are great! I love the texture of the first one. Cool idea with the scarf! That house image is just so cute and I love the bright colors you used!

Isha said...

Both your cards ROCK Jill. Love them. TFS

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Jill ~ As always, your cards are AMAZING...and the flower soft is the perfect touch!
Happy New Year!!!

Sammacco said...

Happy New Year!

sherri said...

I love this image so much! I must get this when she comes out. How cute!!

JPScraps said...

Cute cards!

Booknplays said...

What a fun way to add texture!

VikkiCH said...

so clever with that scarf! would love to get new Valentine stamps!

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