Sunday, June 19, 2022

Joyful Journey

Hi there!  I spotted some challenges that prompted me to finally color up this darling Penny Black stamp.  It's a mini-set with the squirrel(?), bird, and sentiment -- Joyful Journey.  I bought it for last year's Christmas cards, but it had to wait (along with a few others). 



Today he's stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossed on watercolor paper, then cut with the coordinating die.  I did the watercoloring with retired SU Watercolor Wonder crayons.  The landscape dies, the dots stamp, the patterned paper are all retired oldies, but they make a nice environment for the squirrel as he races down the hill to deliver his presents.

Lots of fun was had in the making of this card!

Here's a link to those challenges that inspired me:


  



I hope all the American dads had a great Father's Day.  Our son sent Rich a nice variety of chocolate covered cherries from Harry & David to have for dessert after the home-cooked steak, mushroom, & shrimp dinner from me.  He's the guy who has everything, so what are you going to do but feed him? 

Take care till we meet again!

28 comments:

crafty-stamper said...

Great card and love the cute images beautifully coloured
Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

How precious, Leslie! I have not seen the image before, but it screams "Leslie! Pick Me! I'm a Leslie Stamp!" Darling in every way, I especially like the layers and background paper you've made right down to the tiny BRRRR! LOL Hugs to you! xx

Diane said...

Adorably cute card, I always love all your stamps, you find the cutest ones!! This card is one that just make you happy just looking at it!! Fabulously cute design and looks as though he is watching the little birdie, I wonder if one of those gifts is a bag of birdseed for his feathered friend!!

Yogi said...

very cute. Have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

You are definitely on the way with your Christmas cards! This image is so cute with the squirrel delivering some goodies along with the help of his little friend! I love Penny Black stamps. Sounds like Rich had a great/yummy Father's Day!

Barbara said...

It's a good feeling to have your Christmas cards started and to use a NBUS too. I absolutely love the sparkles on that beaver tail. Very festive of course.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Leslie: I just uploaded a card to the Penny Black challenge and I almost landed next to your sweet little Beaver!! This image is so cute and so very festive, I love the landscape your created for this little guy to go down the snowy hill to deliver his Christmas gifts.
One more Holiday card for your stash, my friend!!
Stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.
PS. Give Rich a belated Father's Day greeting, that dinner sounds so yummy!!

Lynette said...

So cute, Leslie, and I'm glad you finally got to use him. How fun! Yep, gotta feed those dads that have everything.

Pauline said...

You have the most adorable critters! Love this card. Colouring beautifully, love all the layers and the background papers are perfect. Your well on your way for your Holiday stash! Rich's FD dinner sounds delicious, sounds like he had a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing Leslie, I always look forward to you next posts. Have a fabulous day and stay cool. 117F forecasted for today and tomorrow- yikes!

I Card Everyone said...

I want to jump on the back end of the sled, Leslie! OH, my goodness they are darling - how is it I've never seen this stamp??
Simply paw-fect!
=]

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness you have made the cutest scene to put these critters into, pretty layering and water coloring!
We enjoyed a nice weekend, we will be seeing Amanda in July, it has been 3 years.

Arlene said...

I saw this on Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Oh, so very cute!

pam said...

Love this Christmas winter scene Leslie, as always your colouring is amazing
Hugs Pam x

Bonnie said...

How fun, Leslie! This is a fun way to transport Christmas gifts and an adorable transporter!

Pat said...

Such a cute beaver and sweet little bird Leslie and I love the colours and the background looks great with the snowflakes and dots and the die cut snow slopes and the lovely sentiment finish it perfectly..a delightful Christmas card. Thank you for coming to join us again over at the NBUS Challenge. x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours as always, this is stunning xx

Glenda said...

Such a cute card and what wonderful colors! I'm late again but it is green bean season here in East Tennessee and I have been up to my eyeballs with aligators! It's very hot here so the cool card just makes me happy!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Super cute!

Di said...

What an adorable card Leslie! So cute and beautifully colored as well!

Hugs

Di xx
Christmas Kickstart GD

Cindy Beach said...

I just love this, Leslie! What a delightful scene, and I love the beaver and his bird buddy. Lovely coloring, and layout. I love seeing those papers in the background!

Loll said...

Adorable winter scene Leslie. Looks like the bird is winning the race. :) Love that background you've created. xx

Dotty Jo said...

What a glorious card - I love how happy the squirrel looks on his little sledge. A sweet scene and so beautifully coloured - thanks so much for sharing your lovely card at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Dotty Jo said...

Sorry - it's a beaver! My mistake, Jo x

HilaryJane said...

Such a happy little winter scene, your colouring is just perfect, as usual xx

VineArtist said...

Such a fun and cute card, great job coloring!

Joan B said...

that background is kind of a mixed media look and I am all over it!!! gorgeous

Ida said...

Well now I just have to say your Squirrel Christmas card is "the bomb"! Super cute. Love everything about it.

Helen said...

Oh...this is totally adorable!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x