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Aug 1, 2010

Penny Black Challenge - a recipe

Hi everyone!

Here's a card I made last night after the kids went to bed. Well, I colored the image while they were playing outside and finished the card at night. I really wanted to use this Penny Black stamp so I decided to check out this week's Penny Black challenge. It's a recipe, use 1 circle, 2 designer papers and 3 flowers.

Image was stamped on couture 80lb cards stock, I colored it using derwent coloursoft pencils and blended with baby oil. The hedgies face was colored using copic E00. I sponged the edges using soft sky ink.

Papers are from my stash, I used basic gray (stampin up) as my card base. The 3 flowers and border were done using Martha Stewart punches, Ribbon is from stampin up (retired wild wasabi), added some glitter to the flowers and rhinestones to the flower centers. My sentiment is from a old retired stampin up set (cute converse).

My sketch was inspired by this week's "sweet stop sketch". I did end up adding the sentiment to the other side to fit my image better, and adhered my main image at an angle. Everything else is pretty much the same though.

My challenge also fits a few other challenges:
Hope you liked today's card. I'll be back again on tuesday with my digital tuesday design team card.
Have a great day.


  1. Very cute card, love that stripey paper :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. Lovely card, cute image. Thanks for joining us at AG

  3. Hi Ellie,
    what a beautiful card!
    Love this penny black stamp :)
    Hugs Anneke

  4. Love this little hedgehog, what a sweet little card. TFS

  5. This is so cute Ellie. I love the PB hedgehogs they are so sweet.
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G.
    Lora x

  6. Gorgeous Card!~!!!
    Thanks for playing with us at The Sweet Stop.

  7. This is lovely hun, Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

  8. ohh...this is cute! Love that hedgehog & love how you explained how you colored it (I'm a beginning I really enjoyed that)

    Thanks for sharing this week at Alphabet Challenge!!

  9. This is such a pretty card! I love Penny Black images, I wish I had time to use them more. I keep buying them, but never use them. Love how you used the sketch and did the flowers too. Great job.

  10. Love the card... so beautifully coloured!

  11. Adorable image - great coloring!Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

  12. Such a cute card!! Love the colors and adorable image!
    Thanks so much for playing along in the Sweet Stop with us!

  13. This is fantastic - what a sweet image! Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Stop

  14. Oh this is gorgeous and so cute.

  15. Gorgeous card, I love the image! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  16. sweet card - cute image - thanks for joining in alphabet challenge x

  17. gorgeous card ellie and thanks for joining in the fun this week over at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  18. So cute love the image you have used. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G. nnalorac.x

  19. Very beautiful card and cute.
    Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge

  20. Sweet card, lovely colours.

    ** Kate **


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