Timeless – Penny Black Release Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video!

My video today shares how to Easily Watercolour with Distress Inks and what better stamps to illustrate this technique than some from the new Timeless Release at Penny Black.

It’s a ‘Party with Penny’ and we are hopping along to celebrate! You should have arrived here from JUDY’s amazing Blog, but if you missed it and want to start the hop from the beginning you can go to the Penny Black Blog for a complete list of all of the blog hop participants.

I have two cards to share with you today starting with a very CAS design using a Copic coloured vase of flowers From the Garden.

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - From the Garden (card) 1

The sentiment is from my new fave set called Good Wishes and I did have to add a subtle Squares Frames die cut as a border.

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - From the Garden (card) 1

I have a video to share, showing how this next card came together, and this time I have used some sweet critters from the Special Friends Stamp Set.

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Special Friends (card video) 1

I stamped them and created a background panel (scroll a little more for the video).

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Special Friends (card video) 1

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.


And it wouldn’t be a party without a giveaway; right?  Penny Black is giving away a $50 shopping spree to the Penny Black online store to THREE lucky winners.  To enter, leave a comment on any blog hop post (this one included). The giveaway closes on Sunday, March 10th at 11:59 PM PST and winners will be announced on the Penny Black blog on December 18th.

From here you are hopping along to VIRGINIA’s amazing Blog.  Thanks so much for sharing some time with me today, I hope you were inspired to try some easy watercolouring!  Crafty hugs,

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Other Supplies:  Enjoy – Copics W2,4 / YR00,12 / Y06,21 / YG11 /G24.
Happy Birthday – Distress Inks – Tattered Rose / Old Paper / Frayed Burlap / Hickory Smoke / Vintage Photo / Shabby Shutters / Bundled Sage.

From the Garden
From the Garden 30-
Good Wishes
Good Wishes 30-
Square Frames
Square Frames 51-
Special Friends
Special Friends 30-
Special Friends Cut Out
Special Friends Cut Out 51-

191 thoughts on “Timeless – Penny Black Release Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video!

  1. Love what you did with this stamp set. It is charming and your watercolouring is wonderful!♥

  2. What great stamps! I love how you coloured the images and the soft colours in the animal card.

    1. Gorgeous cards Therese!! You’ve inspired me to break out the distress inks and play with watercolor. I have let it intimidate me! Just love Penny Black. Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. You always come up with the most imaginative ideas, Therese, I love how you’ve used these wee utterly adorable images and can’t wait to try your water colour technique on my unused PB stamp waiting me to ink it, in my must use box! If only it was as easy as you make it look, so Beatrix Potter.
    Thanks for your inspiration! Hugs Shaz in Oz.xh

  4. Your animal card is so precious, it reminds me of springtime. Thanks for sharing your water coloring technique, I’ll have to try it out.

  5. Therese, I love your beautiful cards! The critter card has gorgeous soft colors and Reminds me of the old Beatrix Potter books…it has a classic vintage feel it. And the CAS flowers in a vase card is gorgeous- I’m so excited to shop!

  6. Both cards are so sweet and another wonderful PB release. Really enjoyed the video too!

  7. I have just discovered Penny Black stamps and love them and I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE the new release.
    The cards are just so beautiful and I can see myself using the Special Friends Stamp set as a background in scrapbooking too. Thanks for sharing Therese

  8. Oh my gosh, Therese!!! these little critters are adorable, love how you colored them so softly.
    Beautiful card, made me smile.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  9. Thank you for showing me your techniques, hoppity hop the colors do pop.🐰😊

  10. You just make me so happy Therese when I watch your videos. These cards are amazing and like you love, love Penny Black Stamps.

  11. This is a beautiful card; it reminds me of illustrations in Beatrix Potter books. So cute! Plus,I do love the “washy” look you achieved with the subdued, muted tones of the ink. Really pretty!

  12. We love your cute critters and your colouring in. We loves Penny Black stamps and stencils. I am almost persuaded to do an all over front like yours….well it will attempt to be like yours.

  13. Therese, I was so happy to be playing with a few new Penny Black stamps… it was SO hard to choose which to play with – YOU my friend, have added more to my list!
    Here I thought I’d found the most wonderful frame die! Such a wonderful way to highlight your pretty little vase of flowers.
    LOve your birthday card! I’m off to watch you simply water color! xx

  14. Such a fun card! I enjoyed watching your video and your no fuss style and personality really spoke to me. I will be back to check out more videos! Thank you!

  15. I love the black and white vase with the bright, beautiful flowers and how they pop with all the white space, Therese! Adding the frame adds wonderful texture without taking the eye away from the flowers! I love the soft coloring of all those sweet critters! Two wonderful cards showing off this new release!

  16. Love the clean look of the first card. LOL, I commented on a previous site that I liked a no white space look. Here I love the look of the white space.

  17. I love everything about these cards from the watercolor shading to the sentiment.
    I want to get better doing these techniques.

  18. This reminds me of a children’s storybook, Therese. It’s so cute and softly watercolored. What Bristol do you use that’s bright white? Mine is a cream color and I haven’t been able to find a pure white one.

    1. Hi Bobby, I’ve been using the Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface 300 Series (20 A4 sheets), it’s the one with the yellow cover – I have it linked in most of my watercolor posts lol. I think it’s bright white but it’s definitely not as bright as the Neenah Solar White, but if you don’t hold them up together then it looks white. Although I have found that photography can bring out a creamish look. Is this the one that you have? Hope you have a fab fab day my friend x

  19. Both cards are wonderful. Special Friends is an absolutely adorable stamp set… it reminds me of illustrations in a children’s book. Thank you for the instructional video – you make it look so easy!

  20. I love the critters, they are so cute. Thanks for sharing watercoloring with Distress Inks, I’ve been using Oxides and it really is fun and easy. TFS!

  21. I love your choice of colors for the second card, it’s adorable ! The first card is very elegant. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

  22. Therese this is the sweetest card! I It’s beautiful! It is perfect for a child’s birthday. It would also work for a new baby card as well. And I do think you are in the watercolor expert bucket!!

  23. Another darling card! I saw this stamp set on-line & liked it, but seeing your card – I love it! Cute animals & very versatile, depending on the sentiment that you use. I love the ‘Springy’ happiness it brings!

  24. Two FABULOUS cards!! Your flower card is so pretty and I can see why you had to add the frame…I LOVE that!! And thank you for the video on how you did your sweet animal card…I just love the soft colors! :0)

  25. OH man… I love both of your cards! The posies are so sweet and simple and I love the watercoloring on your critter card. Distress inks tend to be my go-to for watercoloring even though I have other products!

  26. What a pretty cards! I love the sweet images and your water coloring looks great!

  27. I enjoy your work so much. You are so creative … Love what you did with the Special Friends set.

  28. You make any form of colouring you do seem effortless every time I watch one of your video’s, especially watercolouring. Sweet group of creatures, these would make excellent stationary or thank you cards. Think I know a project that could fit these fabulously, thank you for the mojo kick x

  29. Wonderful cards! The first one is so CAS and elegant with the lovely frame! 🙂

  30. You “From the Garden” card is perfect; a little color, a little black and while, white space and a unique choice in borders. Love it!

  31. Such wonderful creations, Your color choices are amazing and the cards are both so beautifully designed! Thank you for the inspiration and for a chance to win!

  32. I am not sure if my comment was posted, please delete if there is a duplicate!
    Your cards are both so beautifully done, loving the designs and how you used the dies. That frame die looks stunning!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration and for a chance to win!

  33. Your watercolor turned out beautifully! The animal stamp set reminds me of old children’s book illustrations, and is quite lovely and nostalgic. Thank you for the video.

  34. Penny Black is my favorite and excited about any release from her. Your cards are darling.

  35. Your work always amazes and inspires me, but today’s birthday card just melted my heart. Your use of distress ink watercoloring gives it such a soft and sweet look. This card would also be a perfect way to welcome a new baby.

  36. Terese, this is such a sweet springtime offering! I absolutely adore loose watercolor and you’ve done such a lovely job with the technique. I think the Special Friends set is my favorite of the release, and like you, I’m delighted to see Penny Black create more coordinating dies. Fabulous video as always.

    Susie ~

  37. I’m a huge fan of Penny Black stamps and you always make them look amazing. Love this whimsical design.

  38. Therese, I saw your YouTube today before your blog (usually I do the other way around) and I just adore these little animals! They are so sweet and I love the way you colored them for a background. I very likely will be ordering this set, so cute!

  39. I do like the CAS style of the first card you made Therese! So pretty. The background on the second one is so sweet & could be used for different occasions, making it versatile which is a good thing. Thanks for sharing your cards on this blog with a chance for someone to win. Penny Black stamps are such quality & beautifully designed.

  40. I just love the critter card. So cute and adorable!! I think this set will definitely be on my list!!

  41. What a darling card with the critters. This set is so versatile which makes for a great price point for me. You make watercoloring look so easy. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents and such inspiration for me.

  42. I thoroughly enjoyed your video tutorial (as I always do). And, your cards are beautiful, too!!! Thanks for continuing to share your craftiness!!!

  43. Dear Therese
    both cards are beautiful. The first card with flowers is eye catching and i love the way you hv colored them. The card with critters is lovely and soothing to the eye.. Thanks for inspiring me by showing that water coloring is easy. tc stay blessed. Love and hugs from Sri Lanka.

  44. Love this! Thanks for showing “how-to watercolor” on Bristol paper. My eye has been on this Special Friends set because I thought it had perfect designs for cards for my grandsons and my young-at-heart friends!

  45. Really like your cards. You make it look so easy with your clear instructions. Off to try watercolouring with my distress inks.

  46. Amazing cards Therese! Love the Penny Black products. Thanks so much for sharing your video and for the chance to win such a generous giveaway! 🙂

  47. Love both designs, Therese!! So cute and gorgeous–all the same time. The 2nd card reminds me of Peter Rabbit!! LOVE!

  48. Such beautiful cards. Really love the addition of the square frame for the first one and those watercolored animals are so darling.

  49. Love these cards! You make the watercolouring look so effortless. Off to the Penny Black site to make a wish list!

  50. Love these!! Your flowers are so bright and cheery and the animal card is so soft and sweet. It would make an adorable baby card.

  51. I am loving the stamps in this release! The one with the adorable animals are perfect for spring cards.

  52. I love cards with vases of flowers and I really like your b&w striped vase. But I’m truly happy to see those frame dies used as I wasn’t sure how they’d look. Now I know I “need” them. LOL

  53. I love you showing how to use supplies we already have in new ways. And critters are so wonderful!!! Reminds me of a children’s book illustration.

  54. Awesome combination of elements on your first card! Love the blooms in the whimsical vase and the fabulous frame! Your design using those sweet critters looks so precious. It reminds me of a cover for a children’s book!

  55. I am in love with that Square Framed die set. I reminds me of the edging on some linens passed down to me from my grandmother.

  56. Wonderfully CAS on the first and I just love that patterned paper you created on the second!

  57. Loved the watercolor animals card. It reminds me of those old book illustrations. I also love Penny Black and can’t wait to see the rest of the release.

  58. Two cards… and a video! You spoil us all with this incredible inspiration, Therese! Thanks for partying with Penny Black. HUGS!!

  59. I love the critter cars so much. It reminds me of the illustrations in old children’s books. Thanks for sharing.

  60. Sweet cards for sweet stamps. I love seeing how you find different ways to represent Penny Black stamps. Thanks for sharing. Brenda West

  61. Love Love Love the Special Friends card you did the video on!! I’m trying to get better with watercolors Ü Thanks for Sharing

  62. Therese both of these cards are wonderful. Just love that vase and flowers with the framed diecut and the critters stamped all over the front of the card. Just perfect

  63. Great cards Therese. The animal one is so cute and the water colouring is perfect for this card. I also love the new frames used in the first card – simple, elegant, classic.

  64. Absolutely divine cards Therese. These images would lend themselves to beautiful baby cards also.
    Thank you so much for sharing, I love your videos.
    T x

  65. Wow, beautiful cards Therese! I love the pop of color on your first perfectly CAS card. The second card has a lovely retro feel and the soft watercoloring perfectly enhances the images. Reminds me a bit of the Peter Rabbit books and makes me smile.

  66. What an enchanting card! It would be such a treat to win! I would totally buy this stamp and die set! Thank you so much for the painting tutorial! It really is an encouragement to give it a try!

  67. Oh Therese..I just love that background. It’s not only perfect for a kids card..It would work so well for baby congratulations!!! Amazed by you as usual! Thanks for sharing your work.

  68. Great cards Therese. That Bunny card has won me over! Love the colour scheme. Looks like you have had a lot of fun with the latest release as well.

  69. So lovely cards! First one is so elegat and the second so adorable. I love these critters.

  70. Love your talent with your distress ink watercoloring technique! Made your “special friends” timeless, too.

  71. You always inspire me with your creative use of Penny Black products! Both cards are beautiful!

    1. I love your videos, Therese. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent! Both cards are beautiful in their own way, the critter one is right up my alley and reminds me so much of Beatrix Potter books! Love Penny Black stamps, they do cute and elegant so well.

  72. That square frames die is really delightful. I love some strong geometry behind soft florals. And the second card is a really different color palette than I would normally go for, but I’m really enjoying it. Thanks for sharing and for your awesome videos!

  73. Two beautiful cards.
    Your first one is so stylish and elegant !
    The second one cute and adorable – thank you for the great video ! You make it look do-able.

  74. Very pretty cards! I always love your videos.
    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent…

  75. I love both of your cards. That Squares Frame is wonderful and on my Wish List. Thank you for the video.

  76. Thank you for sharing Therese, I love the clean and simple flowers, adding that frame to my wish list today! Didn’t know I could use bristol cardstock for watercolor, you learn something new every day 🙂

  77. When I see your name in these blog hops I just can’t wait to see what you come up with as your cards are always tops in my book. These cards are no exception either. So softly colored and I love the die you used in your vase of flowers card.

  78. This is SUCH a darling set, the animals in the video. I must own it. It’s very fairy tale to me, and I think would be wonderful for baby cards. And the florals? LOVE them. Thanks so much for your gorgeous cards.

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