Sunday, February 8, 2015

Penny Black in Paris

Here's an adorable image from Penny Black from her Mimi stamps in Paris theme. While visiting family this Christmas in Iowa I learned that one of my nieces just loves Paris. I had given her a set of stickers and a little book that she could decorate.  She made me a darling little handmade card.  When I got home I cut her a bunch of Eiffel tower die cuts and gathered some assorted Paris theme items to send, along with this card.  Also while we were crafting together I was able to show her my sister and her husband who happened to be celebrating Christmas in Paris that year.

Be sure and leave a comment today for the blog candy drawing.  If you haven't been commented each day, go back starting on Feb 1st and leave comments on the other days this month as the drawings haven't happened yet....and you have until this evening before new drawings happen!!

So, have you ever been to Paris?  I have not. The only place that I have traveled to is Istanbul. It was wonderful, I highly recommend it and I would go back there again, any time that I could.  I would love to hear where you guys have gotten to travel.

67 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is adorable and I know your niece will love it! The image is so cute! Love the Eiffel Tower! No, I have not been to Paris. I have travelled to New Brunswick and PEI (Canada) and extensively around Nova Scotia, the province where I live. I've also been to Maine and New Hampshire, that's it. Not a big traveller!

Larisa said...

Brilliant ... Lovely card ..
I wish I could travel a bit, but I have not money.. I have never been to Paris, sorry...

riliska said...

Oh, lovely card..
I wish you could go to Paris oneday.. I have not been there, but one day..

lora said...

I love this image, and the papers are good.
Yes, I was in Paris 2 years ago - a nice memory :)

Melody Strahan said...

This card is so pretty! I love Love LOVE your Eiffel tower die cut! So slinky and fancy!

I have been from coast to coast across the US, up into Canada a bit, and across the border into Mexico, but never any further than the nearest Mercado! lol
There are 3 places I dream about visiting...London, St. Petersburg and ... Paris. lol I honestly don't know many artists who don't want to visit at least 2 or 3 of the old European cities. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card today!

Linda Simpson said...

Ooh la la Holley this is gorgeous. Oh my where do I start, I was morning in Malta, lived in the Far East, Singapore, Malaya as well as Istanbul Turkey. Travelled to Spain, Crete, Rhodes and Austria. I am coming to the USA in June to meet my good friends.
Hugs
Linda xxx

vinita jain said...

I love this cute creation, your niece will surely love it! The Eiffel tower is very pretty with fabulous LO.
Who doesn't love to visit Paris, I wish I could !

Shell B. said...

Super sweet card I know your niece loved it and I'm loving that wonderful die cut of the Tower!

Kathy said...

This is darling, Holley. I have been to Paris many years ago. It was only for a few days so I couldn't see everything I hoped to see, but the places I did go were beautiful. I've been all over the continental U.S. as well as England and Switzerland. I love traveling. The place I would love to visit is Australia. I don't think I'll ever make it, but it's fun to dream.

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Holley what a cute and very beautiful card.
Well I only bin in Gemany and Austria when I was 18.
My husband don't like to travel so for the last 33 years we know eachother were always home.

Gr Karin

LChippy76 said...

Cute!
CUTE! !
C U T E !!!
I have a FrIend that is using the Paris theme for her Daughter's Graduation from Cosmetology School. She's having models wearing Paris Fashions - which I'm one. Great Food, Good Friends, and FUN!! She A Crafter too...She'd LOVE to make your Card & Me too!!! So C U T E!!!
I've been to to CANCUN, MEXICO - It's Beautiful!!!

LChippy76 said...

Cute!
CUTE! !
C U T E !!!
I have a FrIend that is using the Paris theme for her Daughter's Graduation from Cosmetology School. She's having models wearing Paris Fashions - which I'm one. Great Food, Good Friends, and FUN!! She A Crafter too...She'd LOVE to make your Card & Me too!!! So C U T E!!!
I've been to to CANCUN, MEXICO - It's Beautiful!!!

Nikki C said...

This is just adorable. I haven't been across the pond ever hugs Nikki

Nikki C said...

This is just adorable. I haven't been across the pond ever hugs Nikki

VIRGINIA MONTAGNA said...

Great card and love the die cut Eiffel Tower. I've been on an Alaskan and Carabbean cruise, I was born in IN and have been back there and to MI where my sister lives. When I was younger I went to TX and over the border near Brownsville, TX to Mexico.just to shop. Also spent a week in AZ over Christmas to visit relatives. Our budget is limited now for any traveling.
Virginia Montagna

Susan Slomski said...

Very cute card. It it has everything I think of when someone talks about Paris. I have never gone to Paris. The furthest I have ever been is the Bahamas.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Adorable card. I know you niece just loved it. Its wonderful when we find what kids like and can inspire them to create. I adore the Eiffel tower die too. It's so pretty. I've never been to Paris. I did get to go on a cruise years back. Because of the storms we did miss one of our stops. But Jamaica was wonderful. Everything was so green and the ocean was beautiful. We actually went horse back riding and got to at one point ride the horses in the ocean. It was neat. Surely I would go back and explore more.

Karenladd said...

OH my gosh I love this super adorable card! Mimi and her poodle are so cute and love the die cut! I have not traveled outside of the US much at all....just to Mexico!

Jean said...

When I was a senior in high school (many years ago) I was an exchange student in Germany. Our class spent two weeks in Paris visiting a sister school.

Glennis said...

This is fabulous Holley - I love the Paris theme, and that is a wonderful die. Our main overseas travel is to Canada where our daughter lives

Anonymous said...

Hello Holley, Such an adorable card, and love the card. Great colours. I have been around Paris driving through to Switzerland, Italy. We went camping and camped in these countries. A wonderful time.

Chrissy xx

Andree said...

This is an adorably cute card Holley and I love the Eiffel Tower die-cut and colourway.
I spent many years living in Paris as well as Belgium and Holland. And I lived in New York for a couple of years when I was a child. I came back to England, from Paris, 31 years ago to marry my husband and we've lived in Wales for the past 8 years. We've vacationed in France, Spain, Italy and Tunisia.
Hopefully you and your niece will get to Paris one day x

Natalie said...

Hi Holley! Lovely card.
I have travelled a lot. I have been to Paris twice, but since I live in Germany, it's not such a long trip.
I visited many european countries and citys, but also Turkey, Russia and the US. :)

Greetings,
Natalie

Marjeta said...

Beautiful card. Present Paris very well. I have been in Paris 10 years ago, but visit was to short to look everything that I want. Hope I will go there once more. Anyway I enjoy travel. The most distant country I have been was Thailand. It was wonderful.
Marjeta

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Holley this is a gorgeous card I love the image the is so cute I love the little dog. Hugs Jackie

Pat said...

I've spent three months in Germany, three Spring Breaks in Cozumel and three hours stuck in Heathrow airport!! Oh, and was a chaperone for World Youth Days in Australia in 2008-best and worst trip of my life. LOL I remember your trip to Istanbul-you bought lots of gorgeous lace and trim!!

Cindy said...

Ahhh MIMI she is my most favorite stamp, I have been buying her ever since they came out, but had to stop due to being disabled now and less income I wish I had all of them, This Paris one is really cute. My travels have taken me as far as Canada clear down to Florida (where I now reside)and all the states in between.

Dar Bassie-Cripps said...

wow, I LOVE that Eiffel Tower! Thanks for sharing

Dar Bassie-Cripps said...

By the way, I have never travelled outside of North America, but the only place I have been to exciting is California. I was there for three incredible weeks with my spouse....we even got to see the amazing redwoods...

Nikki said...

Adorable card

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super adorable. I love Penny Black. No. I have never been to Paris... Maybe some day.

Susan T. said...

I've been to Paris and love the card! The details, as with all of your work, are amazing.

SHartl said...

I love this cute card with the french theme! Haven't been to Paris yet, but I do love all things Parisian!

jen t. said...

Omg holly! That card is adorable and i love that color combo too!

Stacy H-W said...

This is super adorable Holley! I love your coloring on this little girl.

L. Kent said...

Never been to Paris either! lol But I've been to Canada, Mexico and have covered most of the USA (probably 3/4 of the country).

bissecat said...

Sweet card colors are greate.I have been to Paris a young girl with my friend.Beautiful memories.

bissecat said...

Sweet card colors are greate.I have been to Paris a young girl with my friend.Beautiful memories.

Melody Dings said...

This is my kind of card. Whimsical. I love it.
Thanks for sharing it!.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Wonderful card. Love the colors and Eiffel tower die. I havn't been to Paris. Most of mine have been around India and now in US.

Jean Bullock said...

Love the bright happy card. The only time I have ever travelled outside of the US was when I was a teen and went to Mexico City with my Girl Scout troop.

Berina RGA said...

I have never been to Paris.. I would love to go there someday :)

Gail Behrle said...

So cute! Love the image, love the Eiffel Tower, love the colors, love the buttons, love the papers...just love everything about this card! I have never been to Paris. The only place outside of the USA that I have been is the Bahamas.

jane stillman said...

S brilliant card Holley, takes me back to my trip to Paris. I have been to China, Thailand, and Sri Lanka to name but a few! xx

Tracy Welham said...

Fantastic creation, such an adorable image! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

ionabunny said...

Love that cute poodle. What a lovely image. The Eiffel Tower cut is gorgeous. Hugz and happy happy to you

Mary K. said...

Just adorable, you are SO talented!!!!

barbara macaskill said...

Although it has been my dream since I was 7 years old I have never been to Paris! I love all things Paris though and I may be in Heaven before I get to Paris but it will always remain on my bucket list! Great card today!

Jennifer Bradley said...

So cute lovely image and love the Eiffel Tower , Hugs Jennifer xx

Laila B. said...

Lovely card. Your niece will love it!!!
I lived in Germany for one year so I had the opportunity to travel around and visit other countries as well. I simply love to travel!!!

Rosalee said...

Beautiful Card Holley. The furthest I ever gotten to go is the US. My dream trip would be to Australia. I've always been fascinated by that country.
Hugs, Rosalee

Laine said...

This is lovely Holley. Fabulous, bright and cheering. I love Paris.
Laine
xx

Audrey R in Austin said...

Hi Holley - I love the ski country in Colorado!

Kate M said...

Tres chic!! Love this cute little card - the colours and image are super!! Great design.
xx

Polly McKay said...

Very Cute mon amie! Have not been to anywhere in Eurpe yet. Been to a few different places in Mexico but my favourite place in this world so far is the Masai Mara in Kenya -where we got married last year!! Loved Tanzania also & can not wait for a return trip to Africa!

Avril Ann said...

Holley this is fabulous, adore the image, you have a wee girlfriend there for my wee Jet, LOL...I have so wanted to visit Paris for the longest time, hopefully some day, hugs xxx

Shelley said...

I have never been to Paris, but I love the card!

Snoopy said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! I just love the Penny Black image.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Dar Bassie-Cripps said...

The poodle is just simply too sweet! OMGosh...I LOVE it. I am still amazed about how detailed these stamps all are. And LOTS of room in them for coloring them up with my copics.

Janie Boots said...

Nope never been to Paris I Have only been to Canada and the U.S. Maybe someday

Scrapbook Blessings Club said...

Very nice, I have that stamp and never used it, need to get it out, lol. The fartherest I have been is Mexico on a cruise.
Hugs,
Sandy

stamping sue said...

no, haven't been to paris. that little girl walking her dog is too cute.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Gemiel said...

This is sooo cute!!!! Love it! I went to Paris when I was a senior in High School on a citywide school trip with kids that studied French. I wish I had kept up with the French after graduation, but unfortunately I didn't and can't speak it anymore. I still like to travel but now a days my travel consists of family road trips across the USA.

Angelicnwa said...

The closest I have been to PARIS is at EPCOT and VEGAS!

Angelicnwa said...

The closest I have been to PARIS is at EPCOT and VEGAS!

Carol Ann Freed said...

Nope, Paris not in my past and not in my future, no money for that kind of travel. Have been as far west as Coloado, New Mexico, Arizona. North to Connecticut, south to Florida.

Lyn Christian said...

I would love to see Paris. My kids were able to go...for me it will be a dream.