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Nov 6, 2011

Penny Black and More ... November Challenge

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by!

As you probably already know we had some changes over at Penny Black at All Sorts, and one of them is, that the challenge now goes live the first Sunday of each month, instead of just the first of the month.

Then in addition to that the team has decided to open the challenge up to more than just Penny Black Stamps. We will still be showcasing stamps by Penny Black, but anyone can enter the challenges as long as a rubber stamp has been used as your main focal point.

For the month of November our challenge is

All creatures great and small.

Here is what I made. I used the stamp "Mice Surprise" by Penny Black.


Isn't this stamp the cutest!!

I stamped it using black stazon and then colored with Ranger Distress inks. They are lots of fun to use, but they got me a little frustrating right now, I am either using too little or too much water...I need to practice more!

The papers are from Stampin Up. I embellished with some brads, ribbon, a flower and applied glassy glase to the snail's shell and lady bug.
The postage sentiment is from the set " Everyday mini postage stamps" by Whimsy Stamps and I cut it out using the Whimsy Stamps Shapeology mini postage die.

I would love to enter my card to the following challenges:
And that is about it for today. Be sure to check out the Penny Black and More Challenge blog (simply click logo below)

to see all the amazing prizes that are up for grabs. And don't forget: starting with this challenge, you may use any brand rubber or clear stamp to enter for one of many chances to win!!

Have a great day!!


brenda said...

More wonderfully neat stitching Ellie and an image coloured so beautifully.

Have a great Sunday.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Ellie I adore that cute image which you have coloured to perfection, the colours and design are super
Lorraine x

Mervi said...

Hi Ellie!
Cutieest stamp!!!
So lovely card;-))m

Sue said...

Hi Ellie
aww adorable card, super cute image, fab colouring, great stitching,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

PinksyDoodles said...

This is beautiful Ellie. The stitching looks fab and I love the postage stamp sentiment.
Hugs, Clare x

Aunty Sue said...

What a cute stamp and fab card. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ. xxx

carol said...

fabulous card, love the stitching detail, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

Ciska said...

I just LOVE the colouring on your card, it's so lifelike! Really well done, Ellie. Thanks for playing along with our Die Cut Challenge at Card Makin' Mamas! :)

Sandy O said...

WOW, how perfectly you colored that adorable image...and that stiching...I can't think of any other word than perfect. Love EVERYTHING about this.

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation Ellie, cute image I love it and a great design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...

thanks for joining us at tpc....and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Curly said...

OMGosh this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image , its just perfect for our challenge this week,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge
Anything goes and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT

Maria Matter said...

super cute Ellie!! your stitching is fantastic, really adds a lovely touch!!
hugs & blessings

Amy Johnson said...

So cute! I love the sentiment stamp!

Janice said...

This image is so sweet, & your card, adorable. Jx

Linby said...

aaah this is so cute.
Lynn x