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Penny Black product swap!


The artistry of Penny Black stamps and Creative Dies along with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft's colorful Mix and Match mediums take the mystery out of the oh-so-trendy mixed media look! All this week we’ll be sharing projects using Penny Black stamps.  Check out their crafts HERE and leave them some comment love for a chance to win three stamps from their newest release, Colorful Christmas.  Don’t forget to leave a comment here too for a chance to win a $50 prize pack! 

Here are some beautiful crafts our designers created.  For step-by-step directions, visit their blog!

AJ Otto 

Meihsia Liu 













Alexandra Sirugue- Macleod 


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Jean Marmo

LOVE each of these cards! Such cute stamps! Perfect with Gelatos!


Fabulous mix of products, Penny Black and Faber Castell, a very inspiring combination. Love the cards showcased, just beautifully crafted!!

karen k

Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D

Wonderful creations!


Stamps are becoming my favourite tool!

Janet Sisk

Fabulous projects! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. :D

Barb L

These are so much fun! Love the stamps, love the colors, etc., etc., etc.!!

Victoria H.

What beautiful projects and I love how they show the diversity of Faber Castellated products! Off to visit the other blogs for more details.

Betty Heisler

I'm a bit intimidated with the mixed media look so I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with and learn more! Thanks!


Love the Faber Castell products and Penny ideas :)


I have been loving all the projects, waiting for some supplies I ordered to arrive, can't wait to play.

Kanan Pandya

These both are my favorite products!!! Love the creations by Design Team members, very artistic and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. :-)


The cards are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner

Gorgeous projects! Loving all the different techniques, this is going to be a fun week!


Love Unique. it's so wild and colorful. The angel is cute. The flower card is so pretty. Love the outline and the colors.


Fabulous makes, I love the quirky images and gorgeous strong colour tones
Lindsay xx

Annie W

Love these projects...beautiful colors.

Diane J

Every artist does some unique. Gives lots of inspiration to us.

Sandra Strait

Fantastic cards! I especially love the 'Unique' card... because it is!

nicole watson

great ideas... love to mix up all the different mediums!

Jessica G

What an awesome combo, Faber-Castell and Penny Black!!! I have to break out the gelatos today for sure!!

Michelle B

Faber--Castell and Penny Black...A match Match made heaven!


Great cards!! I just started to play with Gelatos recently and just love them !!!

Sharon DoesBaskets

All great cards, but LOVE that gelato background!! Might have to go out & get me some gelatos now...sigh... ;)

pam h in oregon

I am getting more and more smitten with Gelatos as I see videos. Penny Black is a perfect marriage of the two companies.

Ava Gavloski

great variety of presentation on the option's the gelatos can accomplish. The DT sure know how to work the product well.

Tina Fiore

I love the technique from Alexandra Sirugue- Macleod of using the large unmounted stamp with the Gelatos. It is pretty and tattered at the same time.

April Lopez

Love these!


Those look like really fun projects.


Oh so gorgeous. Love these mixed media designs.

Linda Sauer

Wow! Great designs. Would love to try out some of these products!


Great inspiration as always! I need to play with my Gelatos!

Anne V

A match made in heaven-Faber and Penny!

Mary Rasmussen

Love to play with gelatos, good ideas.

Paulette Akagi

Just purchased Gelatos. Your site will be great for tutorials and inspiration.

Dawn Brown

Love all the idea's!


These are SUCH gorgeous designs!

Leann Lindeman

Awesome! Would love to win!!!!!!!


Beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration

Lisa P

Super cute and fun. Meihsia's project is so adorable. Love!


There stamps are so beautiful.This is such a great giveaway.

Susan Kapp

Love Penny Black and Faber-Castell gelatos & water color pencils. Dying to try the big brush marker! I think I need some!

Cathy V.

Love Meisha's project & the stamps...great giveaway :)

Hazel Drake

Such great cards. I'll have to get my stuff out that I have and try some of these ideas. thank you for sharing

Janet Abbott

What a generous contest offering from your business Penny Black. Good luck to all!

Barbara Dengler

I love anything from Penny Black! What a great offer!

Elizabeth Casciano

Coloe, color, color - I love the color and images. I could have a lot of fun with these!


Such nice cards! Great for many occasions!

Barbara Staradumsky

Gorgeous cards! I would so love to see a tutorial on the background by Meihsia Liu. I had to stop browsing and come back and look at that a second time. I am thinkng she used tissue paper...Amazingly Beautiful!!! Thanks for the chance to win!


These cards are amazing!!!

Anita C

Love the ideas for cards. The design team is awesome

Lyn Kaufmann

Wonderful projects!!! Still need to find Gelatos locally and Penny Black is probably my favorite artist when it comes to stamps. Woot!!!

Marlene A.

Meisha's project says it all...Unigue! Love the stamps and techniques used> The color blow me away!


Wow... Wonderful projects. Adding color with your products is just Amazing.

Cathy A

What great projects using PB stamps, I loved playing with the Journal and tropical Gelatos, I now want more warm coloured Gelatos!!,

Virginia Ogg

Beautiful cards. Great prize. Love to win.

Judy Estrada

Very Nice cards! Awesome prizes! I would like this win very much!


Love your cards and love playing with my new gelatos!!!! Keep the ideas coming please.

judy jung

Love the mixed media look using the Penny Black stamps! Love the wings on Mona Lisa!

Christi Conley

Fabulous art :)

Geri Pate

I adore Gelato's! Using them with Penny Black stamps will be awesome!

Mom of two

Hardly anything much better than Penny Black and Faber-Catell!


This is so exciting! The cards are amazing and who wouldn't love to win a giveaway from two of my favorite companies! Thank you.


Awesome projects. I love the bright colors!! Thanks for sharing.


Beautiful projects! They are all fabulous, I am going to go to their blogs next. :) Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!

Lynne Lively

I'm working on wedding DIY for our daughter and I see some good ideas here.

Pam Selinski

Lovely cards and fabulous ideas. Thanks for the opportunity and inspiration

Debby J

Love the cards.

Iris Soscia

Such lovely cards. Love them.


Wonderful creations by everyone. I really enjoyed playing along :)

Barbara Lasky

Great cards, so colorful.


Beautiful creations!!!Love the use of Gelatos!!


Great collaboration, and fabulous projects!

Sandra L.

Love the combo of Penny Black and Faber-Castell. I took a few classes along with my daughter and love playing with them. Fantastic projects by the ladies.

Teresa Godines #6857

Beautiful projects.

Priya Mohan

Lovely creations!

Johanne L.

Beautiful projects. Love them. Thanks for the chance,

Tracey Fitzgerald

What a great team to pair up and I can't wait to see what's in store for us this week!

Loving the colors of here on day 1!!

Janet Cobb

Beautiful creations showcasing fabulous products! Off to check out the others!

Karin Boschaart

great examples. and combined with penny black stamps is really looks fab


Awesome artwork! 2 of my favorite companies going together for a great prize package!!!!

Penny Kitzmiller

This is a new technique for me. I find it very interesting and can't wait to try my hand at it. Thank you for sharing such wonderful inspiration!!


Since I would love to use more of your beautiful and easy to work with products, Ilike to join in. Inky greetings, Gerrina


I have never used Gelatos but I LOVE the gorgeous effects!

Michelle Houghton

Beautiful artwork! Thanks for the chance to win some amazing products!


Fantastic projects, love the mixed media and those gelatos are great. I'm already a Penny Black addict.

Janis in ID

Such BEAUTIFUL and UNIQUE projects. They make me SMILE!!!
<3 J


Nice cards. Love playing with gelatos.

Wee Yi Xin

Such beautiful projects and wonderful inspiration!

Lisa Fish

What gorgeous cards!! The designs are so fabulous and inspirational!!

Sharon Klumph

I love the mixed media I find and these cards are so creative with great color choices

sharla ozias

I've wanted to try the mixed media, but I didn't know where to start.

Dawn Skene

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the chance to win.


Great cards. I love the Faber-Castell products that I have.

Mary Beth I

I am dying to try the gelatos - on my wish list for sure! the soft background is beautiful

Michel E

Great projects.

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Carla Hundley

Lovely cards and
fun blog hop!
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant

Gorgeous projects! Great pairing of Penny Black and F-C products!

Michelle Moore

Amazing creativity!


Wow, beautiful and unique cards!

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