Friday 17 July 2015

Christmas scene - Christmas in July with Penny Black - Final Day

Hello my dear friends!

Today is my last day on the Penny Black blog to celebrate Christmas in July. At this point I would love to give my heartfelt thank you for all of you who have been with me along this week long journey and given me such a lovely words and comments. Thank you! Also, thank Penny Black and Jill Foster for asking me to Guest Design for Penny Black. It was a blast! 

For my last day, I was actually inspired by my dear crafting friend, Kelly from You and your big dreams. She is master with copics and she is also very talented in drawing. She has created many amazing cards with background scenes that she has drawn on her own. You can find awesome drawing HERE, and HERE and HERE - just to mention a few. I wanted to experiment if I could follow her footsteps and here is my card for today. Hopefully you like - I had a lot of fun making it. I used a photo of mine as my reference which I have taken in Oxford, UK. Hopefully you find your way to Penny Black blog to see the full card.

Stamps: On the Town and Beauty of the Season by Penny Black
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black
Derwent Inktense Pencils: Poppy Red (0400), Chinise Ink (2030), Payne’s Grey (2110)
Copic Multi-Liner 0.1
Kids Funky Foam White
Watercolour paper
Card Stock: Inspire Me Grey Card Stock, Canson Watercolour Paper 180g/m2

Thanks for stopping by today! See you soon! 



  1. This is fabulous. Love. Next time I'm in Oxford (lived there for 8 years and my in laws live nearby) I shall try to find where your picture was taken :) xx

  2. I enjoyed your Penny Black creations this week Marika !
    Such a big fan of your wonderful talent!

  3. The window shopping scene you sketched is OVER the TOP lovely!! The hint of coral color is brilliant:) I do wish to see more of your work with Penny Black stamps and dies:)

  4. Awesome card! Your scene sketch is fabulous!!

  5. This is incredible. I'm touched you were inspired by me. I just adore you my friend ♡

  6. Oh, Marika, you are an inspiration. This card is sophisticated, I like it very much.

  7. Marika, your card making is out of this world. Every card of yours is a masterpiece, and your showcasing for Penny Black this week has been stunning beyond belief! I haven't had a chance to watch your videos yet, but I plan to, for no other reason than to marvel at how you transform the stamped images. Well done, and thanks so much for sharing your skills and expertise.

  8. Incredible work with Penny Black goodness :) you talent is amazing !

  9. Oh WOW!! This is incredible!! I LOVE that splash of red on the door. Stunning, stunning, stunning!

  10. Pure perfection .. only you could make shopping look amazing! Thanks, Marika, for sharing your remarkable talents with us all...
    =] Michele

  11. Another work of art just rolls out of your craft space. I have enjoyed so much, watching you work this week and seeing your stunning projects. This one is perfect in every way.

  12. A fantastic work of art, Marika!!!!! A true masterpiece!!!!! Love it!!!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us!!!!

  13. Amazing, Marika! Your work is just incredible! Love your sketch with a touch of color--just perfect with the stamped silhouettes!

  14. You've created a wonderful scene, Marika.