Saturday, June 15, 2013

Penny Black Blog Hop



Hip, hip, hooray!  I am doing a cheer to be part of the first ever Penny Black Stamp Squad blog hop!   We are not only hopping, we are giving away stamps!!  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog, including the Penny Black blog, for a chance to win a selection of Penny Black stamps.  To begin the hop from the start and for a complete list of of the stamp squad blogs, visit the Penny Black blogAnd now, how about a visit to a French cafe?  Ooo, la, la!!




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I've used Penny Black's wood block stamp "Espresso Break", stamped on the inside of the card and colored with Copic markers.  I used a circle Nestie to punch out the cafe window after I embossed the front of the card with a "brick" embossing folder.  To make it look even more like we are standing outside the cafe peeking in, I've put a sheet of acetate over the open circle.  The letters spelling "Cafe" leave no doubt we are on a Parisian street, observing a morning coffee break.   Did you know that in many parts of Europe owners and their dogs are welcomed at restaurants?  How fun is that? 

I've enjoyed your visit!  Don't forget to leave a comment in order to increase your chances of winning a selection of Penny Black stamps.  Next stop:  the incredibly talented and wonderfully named  Penny Ward.


139 comments:

Sue Butler said...

This is gorgeous.
Smiles:)
Sue

shamela said...

Lovely idea...i can almost believe i am in paris - i love that stamp. The embossing is a great idea

Kavitha Vadhri said...

beautiful card with lovely stamp. Loved the idea of acetate with cafe on it.

Shirley N said...

Great layout--love the embossing and the window looking in. Your image is adorable and your coloring is gorgeous!

Janine said...

That stamp so makes me smile - we all like to spoil our pets but....
Great card.

kateri said...

Really cute card. It just screams Paris with the Eiffel Tower pillows on the chairs and the base of the table. Great job coloring, it goes really well with the brick, which I love. Great card.

shirley-bee said...

Genius idea for the cutout and acetate, Judy! It's a fabulous card :)

Dawn Turley said...

what a super card Judy. Just love the little scene you have created.

joy said...

Just SO cute, Judy! Love the acetate window and the brick embossed panel.

Lynn said...

I can almost smell the coffee Judy . I like the brick cover . Thank you for sharing .

Kate Blair said...

I like the use of the embossed brick on this card and with the colour it looks great

stampingthemoon said...

Love it, I wish my dog was allowed to eat with me in restaurants. :(

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the way you colored that sweet image, Judy!

KraftyKaren said...

Awww this is really lovely, love how you have given dimension to the card by putting your image on the inside

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the way those colours work together & your detail with the acetate plus the wording really setting the scene. The brickwork for the background is perfect as a frame too.
Paula (PEP)

zub momi said...

Awesome work! Love everything about this card! Very creative :)

Lin said...

You hit a home run with this one, Judy! Love the whole concept, and I would love to be in that cafe with you!

Lynne said...

PB lhas such darling stamps and you have made a delightful card with this one

Dale Talley said...

This is such a lovely card.... and I especially like it because I have a puppy that is so spoiled she would sit at the table as well.

Penny Ward said...

How cute is this card ?!? I love the idea of the "acetate window", and the brick front! Your card is adorable!!!

Doris said...

Cute card, especially the brick and "window."

LaVon Hall said...

Great card, Judy! Love the lettering on the window and a circular window is brilliant!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful scene Judy! From the wall to the lovely image, I love your card. TFS

CinnamonSally said...

Cute card Judy, love the brick embossing a great frame for your image!

Kathy said...

Love how you used the brick wall embossing folder for the card front. The perfect finishing touch to your cafe card is the acetate window with the cafe sign.

Cheryl Fricker said...

I just love that particular Penny Black stamp, mainly because of the cute little dog wearing a hat. I really like the brick background. Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

cute - it does seem like Paris!

Ann Keever said...

Cute Cute Cute Like using acetTE

Crazydi said...

Such a fun card and I love the retro colouring! The cafe sign on acetate and the brick embossed card finish it off to perfection!

Betty said...

such a cute fun card - congrats on being part of the new PB team!!

Linda said...

Cute idea to peek through into the cafe!

Mary said...

I love the brick embossing folder. And love the dog st the cafe with her. Plus the window looking into the cafe great idea.

jintyoo7 said...

Hi Judy, I must have been in "gaga land" and missed the announcement of your new adventure!! I am very excited for you (and me - LOL). Love PB designs and look forward to seeing what you do with them, and if today's card is anything to go by...everyone is in for a treat - it is fabulous.

Rosemary said...

oo la la... this is so cute, judy!!

Valerie said...

OMG! What a fun and unique card! I just LOVE it! ;) Thanks for sharing.
Valerie

Kim M said...

What a fabulous idea! Love it!

Samantha Klaebe said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the colouring in, and layout!

maryc1254 said...

What a cute card. I love the brick embossing and the acetate to recreate looking in from outside the cafe.

Karry said...

Love, Love, love your card. the color and coloring are great!

lee marshall said...

the would be the perfect card for my husband he loves his coffee

Donna Jones said...

Great window idea, lovely colouring of the image too :-)

dixiedog65 said...

Great card, include a package of coffee inside to make it a perfect gift!

Chrisann Majernik said...

Such a clever layout. You really captured the feeling. The image is too cute and your coloring is fabooo!

Purple Princess said...

Oh, My! What a Great card! I love the cut out window with the brick embossing... what a clever idea!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the brick embossing and the window.

Kelly said...

This would be a perfect card for my Aunt. Love the image x

Kailash said...

Such a beautifully crafted card Judy, love the brick embossing, perfect with that cute image!!

computer2gal said...

What a neat idea. Just love it.

Lillian Child said...

I do so admire your coloring skills. You brought that sweet image to life!!

Valerie Babcock said...

Nicely done! I like the idea of the acetate for the window. Must try this!

Barb said...

Absolutely adorable, Judy! Wonderful coloring of that sweet image, and I love how you've showcased it with the brick and die-cut window!

Annie Wills said...

Beautiful image and coloring...love the combination of that with the brick embossing. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Jayne said...

I really like the embossed restaurant front. Great idea!

Shanta said...

Wow! Such an awesome creation! I just love the coloring! Flawless!

Dorothy C. said...

What an adorable scene you've created - I love it!

Greta said...

So clever & perfectly colored, Judy! We'd have fun taking our puppy dogs with us, huh?!

Debi said...

oh la la!!! C'est tres magnifique! Great embossing folder to showcase the wonderful coloring. TFS

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

totally adorable project!

Anne said...

Simply Brilliant! And living in France myself, what can I say? Ooh-la-la!

RitaRamires said...

Very nice card!!

Rebecca King said...

Love the brick background & the Penny black stamp is so cute!!!

Unknown said...

Great card. Love the design!
Ang

Kanan Pandya said...

Judy, this is fabulous. Love the design and cute little cafe scene. Wonderful colors. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

Nancy K said...

LOVE this card, Judy! I have some of those style stamps and they are among my favorites! So happy for you, being a trailblazer and all with the new Penny Black Stamp Squad! Have fun, I know you will keep us inspired.

Kathy said...

Mai oui, c'est magnifique, Judy! Love the window effect!

Angie D said...

Cute card, love the background it goes perfect with the cafe scene!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

what a fun card - I am from Wisconsin and every time I see your picture I think I should know you - where did you live in Wisconsin

Barb Housner

Jean Bullock said...

I love the embossed cover with the porthole window. The stamped characters are well colored and the card has a stylish sophistication to it. Well done!

conil said...

Brilliant card...embossing the cover really showcases how beautifully you colored your stamp.

Sue Rose said...

"bella" beautiful!

kbo said...

So much dimension is in this card, it gives the feel of actually looking into a cafe!

LINDA W. said...

I love your design...so cute with the cut out window and embossing of the bricks..great card...thanks for sharing

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love the brick embossing and coloring!

Melinda said...

I want to go to Paris and have lunch with my favorite puppy dog. That sounds so sweet. I love the authenticity of the brick wall. Very real looking.

Moosisk said...

Love your card! The brick embossing on the outer card goes great with this image. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Karen Blair said...

Such a cute card!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Congrats on joining the Stamp Squad. Your card is adorable.

Lunéa Bidouille said...

Magnifique carte !!!

I love it ^^

Hugs from France
Lunéa♥
http://luneabidouille.canalblog.com/

Laurie in MN said...

I like how acetate looks when used on a card but always have problems with smeared ink or fingerprints. you did lovely work.

Denise E. said...

Love the window looking in! Great layout for your card and the Penny Black image is beautifully colored.

Sherry Butcher said...

Love your card the window, the coloring and the stamps. TFS.

Rene Stansell said...

I love the café scene and the cut-out look.
Rene from OZ xo

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty!Love the scene!!!

Anonymous said...

Love this card! The acetate window looking into the cafe is so creative. The brick wall is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing your talents.
Carrie C

Jana said...

Adorable!

Pam said...

Love your beautiful card!

Marita said...

Ooh la lah! What a cute stamp! Love your card!

Delia said...

Such a pretty card--love this stamp!

cghundley said...

I've always thought
this stamp was so
fun! Thanks for
sharing your card.
Carla from Utah

SHartl said...

LOVE this! That cutout and the cute image is perfect together!

Karenladd said...

All the details of this card are so perfect. That embossed brick background and the little cut out window accent the stamped image so well.

Cat Craig said...

Cest tres chic Judy! Great fun, Judy love it.

Renee said...

This is adorable! Love all of it, and the raised 'cafe' is a great touch :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What an awesome card! I love the brick and the color you used! Plus the window is perfect!

Isha Gupta said...

Huge Congratulations Judy! Looove the card you made. TFS

Barb Wagar said...

A lovely card! Love the stamp!

sharon smith said...

Wow. What a card! Love the whole idea and concept! It's really perfect with the acetate covering. Well done!

Joan V said...

Oh what a cute card. Love the brick embossing. Really goes so well with the cute image. Feel like I am on vacation.

Martha said...

Congratulations, Judy, on the PB Stamp Squad assignment! Enjoy!
Your card is DARLING! You always inspire me!

C. M. Taylor said...

Just too darn cute! I want to take a break and join them!

pcm said...

Yay Judy! congrats on being part of the PB squad!

fun stamping said...

Such a FUN card, Judy! By the way - congrats on making the DT - I am so happy for you!

Robin K. said...

Huge congrats Judy! Soooo happy to see so many familiar faces in the new stamp squad- looking forward to seeing you all work magic with PB stamps! I absolutely adore your little cafe scene! I work at a dog- friendly winery and we also allow customers to bring their fur babies into the tasting room:)

StampNK said...

This is SO cute! The little peek a boo window is just perfect!

Vicky said...

I like brick background. Could you used for many cards.

Rexann Menz said...

Great Creation and the embossed brick is awesome!! TFS!!

Rexann

Katie said...

Such a cute card! I love this stamp too and I love how you did the font. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

So Adorable. TFS

starqueen said...

Hi Judy,
Love a window card, and this sweet cafe scene is the bomb! Thanks for sharing!

donna mikasa said...

What a delightful Parisian scene--I love that brick embossing! And thanks for the fun factoid--I didn't know that dogs were welcome in European restaurants. Yikes!

EmbossingQueen said...

I love your card. Your colouring is gorgeous and I love the idea of looking into the café. The brick wall just sets it all off. Thanks for sharing such an inspiring card.

clavell said...

Fun card layout and wonderful coloring!!

loulou said...

What a fantastic design. I love the way you have used the acetate. I love to take my dog to café - but I don't think he has good enough table manners.

robinscrap said...

I totally love all the stamps of Penny Black!
Very nice work this card with France atmosphere.
Congratulations!
Chiara

Karen Schroeder said...

Such a fun card...love it!

Gerrina said...

What a great idea! Love the card!

Katarina said...

Such a fun card, Judy, so very French.

Candida said...

This stamp is très chic! Loved the idea of the wind and the embossed "wall".

Denise Bryant said...

Fun card! Love the color combo, and the embossed brick is a perfect setting for your cafe scene!

Ruth H said...

Judy, Your card is amazing!! All those warm earthy colors and attention to detail. Love it!

Chris said...

What a great idea using the brick embossing folder to look like a building!

Jan Castle said...

Clever, clever card....really showcases the stamp!

WingedOne said...

Hi Judy;
As always, a beautifully designed card and a great combination of hard and soft edges of the cover and inside. Nice work!

Emma Hubbard said...

love the brickwork
lovely card
Merci ....x

mypapercraftworld said...

What a brilliant image, love that both the girl and the dog are sporting French berets! Anita :)

Sally said...

Such a delightful scene to peer through the window, Judy! Love the effect of the stickers on the acetate window, beautiful coloring, and the fact the puppy has his own seat in the cafe!

Therese said...

LOVE your card Judy! Love that embossing folder and great coloring as well!

Sue W said...

Fabulous design, the embossing really is the perfect addition to this sweet scene!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love your card - the embossing with the window really sets the scene!

terri feierabend said...

I can see why you've been chosen to be on the PB squad..great image to use and color with copies..looks great!!!!

Patsy said...

I LOVE this card! Wonderful use of the embossing folder, and the acetate window. Great, fun card!

Maria said...

Love the background and sweet image of girl and dog...so CUTE!

Sue McRae said...

What a fun card Judy! Love the texture from the brick embossing and using acetate is a fabulous idea!

Jan Shore said...

Supercute stamp! But I especially like your coloring. Nice use of intense color in close relationship. Great job!

MerjaHannele said...

so lovely card and a great idea!

Deirdre said...

So thrilled for you - huge congrats.

Yvette said...

What a cute stamp! Love your card!

Susan said...

I really love the way you've created a Parisian street scene with your window card. The brick exterior and that fabulous cafe is marvellous.

Pam W Merwin said...

Judy, what a great design - love the effect of the "brick" with the embossing! Yep, I felt like I was having coffee with them :)