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Apr 1, 2012

Penny Black and More - April Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are enjoying your day where ever you are!

Since it's the first Sunday in a new month it is time for our new challenge over at Penny Black and more.

This month our theme is a super easy one...

Oh so cute

I hope you play along with us, can't wait to see what you make!

For my card I used the super cute stamp "Baby Hammock" by Penny Black of course.

I have been in love with hedgehogs ever since I found one in my backyard when I was a child. And if you have followed my blog for some time, then you know that the hedgehogs are my favorite Penny Black stamps too.

This cutie has been colored using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and copic markers for the skin tones.
I just love this simple sketch, perfect to show off the cute stamp. I embellished with a few die cut flowers (MFT flowers and leaves die), some flourishes using Whimsy Stamps Vines shapeology die, a little bit of lace and some sticky pearls.

The sentiment is from a baby set by the angel company. I just used SU's word window punch to punch out the words separately and then tucked them under the flowers as little tags.
The designer paper is by Debbie Mumm which I purchased at Joann's a couple of years ago. Of course I did some sewing and added a little bit of glitter to finish it off.

Hope you like it!

This month we are sponsored by a few amazing companies again - Penny Black, Stampalot, and Joanna Sheen which means several prizes are up for grabs. I hope you'll join us. Don't forget you are not required to use a Penny Black stamp, you may use any stamp, we just ask no digis please.

And here are a few challenges I have combined:

Thank you so much for visiting!


  1. Aw this is so gorgeous, I adore the PB hedgies too! Love all the pink and pretty flowers :)

  2. Good morning Ellie, stunning card and Oh So Cute. I love the hedgies too and l think this was one of my first PB stamps a few years back. x Susan x

  3. Good Morning Ellie.

    A beautifully happy and bright card, the checked DP really bring it all to life and works perfectly.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

  4. Anonymous10:21

    hi ellie, this is just too cute and i've added this stamp to my wish list. i love the bright colours, your colouring and the die cut embellies.

  5. Hi Ellie,
    absolutely sweet and adorable card,

  6. Your card could not fail to enjoy such a beautiful card. Your colour combination is perfectly coordinated and I love your layout.


  7. Super cute Ellie and I just love the sugary pinks you used.
    Lynn x

  8. Hi Ellie,
    this is so pretty. Love the way you have coloured and glittered the image.
    All the best Linda (UK)

  9. Woot!woot! I love your card, Ellie!

  10. Ellie, this card is too cute! I LOVE it!
    Hugs, Clare x

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! What a fab image and great stitching!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  12. This is SO ADORABLE! LOVE your choice of colors and design! Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US YOUR STRIPES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  13. Super adorable Ellie, I love those flowers and swirls and leaves too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. really is oh so cute!! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

  15. Beautiful card,lovely colours and the image is so cute....Thank you for joining in with us at Truly Scrumptious....Hope to see you next time...
    Mandy x

  16. really sweet card love the image thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious and little darlings this week
    hugs sara x x

  17. Hiya hun great card - fab DP x
    Thanks for playing along with us at My mums craft shop challenge & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  18. Really gorgeous, love the adorable image and the flowers and die cuts look fab
    Lindsay xx

  19. This is seriously cute! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

  20. So PRETTY! LOVE the lace and the sparkly flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, at DYSU!

  21. This is such a gorgeous card Ellie. I love the image you've used and the colours are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  22. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  23. Adorable card Ellie, love the die cut flowers and the super image. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this fortnight, good luck! Pami x

  24. What a cute and precious little bundle.


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