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Aug 15, 2009

Penny Black and a few challenges

Hi all and a happy weekend to you!! We've been having some gorgeous weather here in Illinois and I spent most of the day outside. But I did manage to get this card done after the kids went to bed and I am so happy that I actually got to combine 3 challenges.

I chose the sketch from Friday Sketchers, but had to tweak it just a little bit to make my image work. Then for this week's Penny Black Challenge it is a color challenge, blue, tan and cream are the colors. This card also qualifies for this week's Stamp Something Challenge, which is "summertime". We don't currently have a cat, but this is how my DD looked like just the other day when she was surrounded buy a couple of butterfly. I've seeing the most gorgeous butterflies in my backyard this summer, it must be all those flowers I planted in spring.
Hope you like the card, the recipe is below.

Stamps: Penny Black critter party, delight (SU)

Ink: creamy caramel, close to cocoa
Paper: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, very vanilla, DCWV butterflies and blossoms designer paper
Accessories: prismacolor pencils, baby oil and stumps for blending, big kick, rectangle scallop nestabilities, MS butterfly punch, SU word window punch, buttons, stickles, sponge for sponges edges


Michele said...

This is lovely Ellie.


Tonje said...

Lucky you having great weather! It feels like authumn here in Norway allready with lots of rain and wind!
Your card is beautiful and I love the way you used the sketch!

Laura Pryor said...


Lora said...

This is gorgeous Ellie. Love the colours you have used and the detail you added.
I have something on my blog for you!

Lora x

linnes said...

Beautiful card Ellie, the image and colors are great!

Pauline C said...

Beautiful card Ellie - love your image for the coloru scheme, and the fab sentiment. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

tracie said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, love the pretty papers and details, the sentiment is just perfect with this cute kitty.. love it. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC
Tracie :)x

Beth said...

This is so, so gorgeous! Such a cute image and I love the papers and little details you've used! Thanks for joining in the PB challenge this week!

Beth xx

dolls like us said...

I love the use of blue on the card it really stands out .

theneon said...

This is just "cat"ivating -- the papers and colors and just so purrfect.

Anonymous said...

how lovely!!
Also, thanks for visiting my blog :)

Unknown said...

oh what a very pretty and so sweet card, looks so fabulous.
thank you so much for your entry with my sketch to the friday sketchers challenge.
have a nice week. hugs, bea

Jacquel said...

Love your's soo cute Ellie!!

Jeanette said...

Hi Ellie,

I love your card. The interpretation of the sketch and color combo is great.

I've had mostly small yellow butterflies in my garden but this a.m. I saw the most beautiful orange one. Also, the dragonflies have been so large this year they are almost scary.


Erin... said...

Lovely card Ellie! Wonderful colors and the flowers are great! Cute story about your DD as well, we also have lots of butterflies this year, they're so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Stamp SOmething!

Cath said...

Bravo Jolie carte