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Mar 4, 2012

Penny Black and More - March Challenge

Happy March everyone!

I can't believe it's March already. Not sure I am ready yet for winter to be over.Usually this time of the year I can't wait for warmer weather, but this winter was so mild, it didn't really seem much like winter. Not to mention we didn't even get to build a good snowman this year ...But who knows, there are still a couple of weeks of winter left...

The card I am showing you today is for this month's Penny Black and More challenge. And since it's almost spring our theme for this month is...

Signs of Spring

I just recently purchased this cute Penny Black stamp "The painter and the bee" from PB stamps. Luckily I received it in time to make my Design Team card with it. I love it when my order ships the same day it's being placed! That doesn't happen very often.

It's been colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, which I absolutely LOVE.
I used papers from Stampin Up and My Minds Eye. The flowers were cut out using the "Flower and Leaf trio" die from My Favorite Things and the little yellow flowers were punched out with a Stampin up punch. The flourishes were cut out using the "Vines" shapeology die by Whimsy Stamps. I added some black gingham ribbon from stampin up, and some yellow striped ribbon which I received from my blogging friend Ann. The punched border was done with the lace border punch by Martha Stewart.

I finished it off by sewing with my janome sew mini and added a few pearls. The "Happy Easter" was computer generated.

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you'll join us this month at Penny Black and more. Remember you don't have to use a Penny Black stamp to play along, you may use any company rubber or clear stamp but no digis. As usual there are a lot of prizes up for grabs and you can enter up to 3 times! Simply click the logo below to go to the challenge blog.

Have a great day!!


carol said...

Fabulous card, love the colours, x carol

brenda said...

You card is just bursting with lovely fresh Spring colours Ellie and your image is coloured beautifully.

Thanks for all your work for the DT.

B x

Mervi said...

hi Ellie,
so lovely stamp, just right for this theme and for Easter.
beautiful colouring as always, gorgeous card;-))m

cheryl said...

this is one super,image those colours are just so beautiful hugs Cherylxxxxx

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card and a super sweet image.

Thanks for joining us this week at Diva'a


Elaine Stark said...

A lovely colourful Easter card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Tracy said...

Ellie this is so pretty and your colouring is beautiful, it's just bursting with springtime.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linby said...

Beautifully coloured Ellie. Love your layout too. Lynnx

Crafty Math Chick said...

This sweet bunny is colored BEAUTIFULLY! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!

Deneen said...

Great Spring card, so soft, that's a super sweet image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining the Stitching Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

PinksyDoodles said...

Ellie, your card is gorgeous! So bright and cheerful.
Hugs, Clare x

Sassy Cheryl said...

ISn't this just the most adorable thing ever! Stunning job on the COLORING. LOVE IT!
Thanks for playing in the Spots & Dots challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. So glad you could join us!

Laney said...

super card ! Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time, hope to see you next time too

Chriss America Real said...

This is just adorable! I love PB stamps! Thank you so much for playing along with the Design Team at Delightful Challenges. If you get a chance, stop by my blog and see if you would be interested in entering my Big March Giveaway.



Dawn said...

aww, cute!
thanks for playing along in our Sassy Cheryl's challenge


Hi Ellie
A gorgeous card love the image and fabulous paper's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx DT

Amy Johnson said...

You know, I actually agree with you about winter. It seemed so short this year, and I don't feel ready to start all the 'yard work' yet like I ususally do. Love your card! The image is FABULOUS!

Lisa Minckler said...

Adorable image and wonderful card! The sparkle on the flowers and the bee's wings are a great touch. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our new Caught Our Eye winner post!
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

WencheP said...

Oh my gosh - I love the colours and the image is so cute! Your colouring is really fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, such a sweet image, beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Aunty Sue said...

brilliant card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

Cheri said...

Fantastic image and your coloring is fabulous. Thank you for playing with us at the House That Stamps Built.

Curly said...

Oh my word,this is such and adorable creation , lovely image and beautiful design Its just perfect for our Dies & Punches challenge

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x