Thursday, 17 December 2015

Penny Black's Hedgehog & Friends

In England, the adorable hedgehog is one of the most beloved of woodland creatures and has been immortalized in literature and art. When we were living in England, I fell under the spell of the hedgehog's cuteness, too. I didn't hesitate to purchase hedgehog paraphernalia, including three perfect Penny Black wood-mounted rubber stamps.

The images were stamped onto a glossy white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then were colored and shaded with Copic markers. As you can tell, I am a glitterbug and these cards called out for lots of glittery snow.

Penny Black's Royal Mail stamp is my favorite, and it features Hedgy and its friend the Robin, another iconic animal of British gardens.

We had many many robins in our back yard, but I never did see a hedgehog up close and personal. We had a family of foxes that made themselves at home in our garden (and under a shed!), but the hedgehogs were very shy.

Penny Black's Wishes for Kisses once again pairs Hedgy with his buddy the Robin.

And finally, Penny Black's Snowy and Hedgy make a handsome wintry couple.

I hope your cup is warm in your hands and your family is close to your heart this Christmas season.

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