Penny Black Let’s Chill

Has the weather changed to cooler or cold temperatures in your area?  Many people on social media are welcoming colder weather and snow.  I live in Florida and I mostly have sunny weather.  Thinking about colder weather, I made a card that will give you a chill as it is a cold, wintry scene.  The main feature on the card is the Penny Black Let’s Chill stamp image.


Isn’t she cute all dressed up in her best winter coat, hat, scarf, and boots?  I think so. The wind is blowing, snow is falling, and temperature is chilly.  But she is warmly wrapped and enjoying the snow along with her little friend sitting on the snowy branch, the red cardinal.



I submitted this card for three Splitcoaststampers challenges:

1.  CC611 – Color Challenge using Real Red, Wild Wasabi, and Very Vanilla,
2.  F4A354 – Free for All Challenge to create with Snow, and
3.  MIX201 – Mix-Ability Challenge, Anything Goes.

For the Color Challenge, my beautiful little girl is wearing red and green, and she is standing beneath a Very Vanilla snowy tree branch that is holding my favorite bird – a cardinal.  She also is standing in mounds of snow, which is for the Free for All Challenge, and it is pouring down snow.  I made the card with die cuts, alcohol inks, Stickles, and Liquid Appliqué for the Mix-Ability Challenge.


Enjoy, and feel free to leave any feedback!

Stamps: Penny Black Let’s Chill
Paper: SU Real Red and Very Vanilla
Ink: Copics – Reds, Greens, Skin Tones, and Grays
Accessories: CottageCutz Winter Branches Dies, Impression Obsession (IO) Cardinals Dies, IO Holiday Top Word Edgers Dies, Liquid Applique, Star Dust Stickles, and Be Creative Sookwang Tape


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”  John 14:27

Bubbles Girl – Mo’s Digital Pencil

Hello, my crafting friends!  This evening I have a card share that features a digital stamp, the Bubbles Girl – Mo’s Digital Pencil.  My soon-to-be two-year granddaughter loves blowing bubbles, so I decided this image will be perfect for her birthday card.  She loves pink and yellow, thus I used the two colors when creating the card.


After coloring the image with various Copic Markers on a piece of white card stock, I cut it out using a Spellbinders oval die.  With the remaining card stock, I centered a rectangle die over the negative oval piece and cut out a rectangle with a CottageCutz Double-Stitched Rectangle Die.  Using an Our Daily Bread Designs Pierced Rectangles Die, I cut out a second piece of white card stock.

I adhered the first rectangle to the second, placing the image cut out within the first rectangle.  Using a strong adhesive, I attached these panels to a Pixie Pink card base.


Lastly, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on two corners, added sequins to the other two corners, and embellished the bubbles with Glossy Accents.happy-birthday-bubbles3_1

I submitted this card for today’s Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. This challenge is to make a birthday card for someone whose birthday is in the winter time.  My granddaughter’s birthday is in December.

Enjoy and thanks for leaving comments!

Stamps:  Bubbles Girl – Mo’s Digital Pencil, ODBD Happy Birthday Stamp
Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Stampin’ Up! (SU) Pixie Pink (retired) Card Stock
Ink: SU Smoky Slate, Various Copics
Accessories: Spellbinders Oval Dies, CottageCutz Double Stitched Rectangle Dies, Our Daily Bread Designs Pierced Rectangles, Sequins, Be Creative Sookwang Tape, and Glossy Accents


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

Jesus said to his disciples:

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.  As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.  That is why the world hates you.  Remember these words, ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ “

Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and I am enjoying making Christmas cards.  I think Christmas cards are my favorite to make!  My card share is a Christmas card that features the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies.  These dies are corner dies, and I love them.


The poinsettias on the bottom right of the card were created with one of the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies.  I used the Inlay Technique to create that corner.  But first, I embossed a piece of white card stock with the Stampin’ Up! Falling Snow Embossing Folder.  Then I cut out the corner of the embossed white card stock with the Tim Holtz’s poinsettias die.  I removed the pieces from the white card stock and adhered two 2.5″ pieces of a very strong adhesive to the back of the piece of card stock where the cut out is located.

Using the same die and pieces of Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Always Artichoke card stock, I cut out the poinsettias’ petals and holly leaves and berries.  Trying to keep the cut out pieces within the die with both the red and green card stock, I laid them over the cut out section on the white card stock, matching them exactly.  Then I used a Paper-Piercing Tool to push each piece onto the white card stock, thus creating an inlay.

The holly and berries were made with the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens dies and adhered to the top left corner of the card.  The Merry Christmas sentiment in the center at an angle is from the Catherine Pooler Hip Holiday Stamp Set which is currently unavailable.

Stamps: Catherine Pooler Hip Holiday (sentiment – unavailable)

Paper: SU Real Red and Always Artichoke, Neenah Solar White

Ink: SU Real Red

Accessories: Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies, Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Dies, SU Softly Falling EF, Be Creative® Sookwang Adhesive, and Paper-Piercing Tool

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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul.  He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  Psalm 23