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May 6, 2012

London Celebrations or Jubilee - Penny Black and More

Good morning and thanks so much for stopping by!

It's the first Sunday in May and that means it's time for our new challenge over at Penny Black and More!

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Our theme for you this months is

London Celebrations and Jubilee,

a perfect challenge to celebrate all the things going on in London this year, with the summer olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

I do have to admit this was a real challenge for me, I had no clue what to make and don't really have any London specific stamps.  But I did have this adorable stamp "High Spirits" by Penny Black and thought it would be perfect to use for a London Jubilee card.

Designing for

I colored it using my faber castell polychromos pencils. It's a pretty large stamp, so I made a simple card with it. Just added a flower (which I made using a MFT die and cut out several flowers using mulberry paper, then put them together using a brad), did some machine sewing and added the sentiment (Whimsy Stamps Celebration circle pennants and circle pennant die). And since our theme is London Celebrations and Jubilee I used the colors of the British Flag.
I would love to enter this card to the following challenges:
Hope you'll find some time this month to play along. Remember you don't have to use a penny black stamp to  play along, any company rubber or clear stamp works.
We have once again some amazing prizes to be won, thanks to our generous sponsors Penny Black, Stampalot, Crimson Cloud, and Crafts U Love.

Have a great day!!

PS: I have no idea why the little Penny Black and More logo is showing underneath the card. I cannot see it when I am in edit mode, and it still shows up when I publish the post. I am not sure I like this new blogger format...


Shirley said...

A lovely fresh card and beautiful pencil colouring on your image.I love the "time to celebrate" sentiment. I might just HAVE to but that.


brenda said...

Blogger has a lot to answer for Ellie, I'm in agreement that some of the changes are not for the better.

A really super card and really clever how you have made the image
fit the theme so well.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

B x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's gorgeous Ellie!


Tracy said...

Fabulous creation Ellie, your colouring is gorgeous.
Have a good week
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Hi Ellie, fantastic card love the stamp with the little crown on her head. Blogger has been a bit of a pain this week. Take care and have a good weekend x Susan x

Anonymous said...

hi ellie, i think she's perfect for the challenge and she's beautifully coloured.

Mervi said...

Hi Ellie,
wow this is so great, funny and gorgeous, beautiful stitching!
Blogger is pain in the ...nowadays;-))m

Steph said...

Cute card, love that image and the fabbie Brit colours! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet image and card. I love the sparkly wings and how you did the sentiment.

lynne said...

Hi, What a lovely card. The image is fab and love her shimmery wings!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge for our "Things with Wings" challenge.

I have got some candy up for grabs on my blog which is open for everyone if you would like to pop by.
Lynne x x

Joanne said...

Very sweet! Love the colors and the stitching is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Joanie said...

Lovely card and such a fun image.

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

Caz said...

This is lovely...Thanx for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge, and good luck.


Linby said...

Lovely card and perfect for the challenge.
Lynn x