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Jul 1, 2012

Summer Blooms for Penny Black and More July Challenge

Good morning everyone and Happy Sunday! Hope you are all doing well!

We have a new challenge for you over at Penny Black and More. This month our theme is

"Summer Blooms".

For my card today I used the super adorable stamp "Poppy field" from penny black of course. I just love this stamp and thought it would be perfect to use, but now I have to admit I am not sure if Poppies actually bloom in summer....Can you tell I don't know a whole lot about flowers??

I stamped the image on sky blue card stock, then colored it using my faber castell polychomos. Cut it out using a circle nestabilities shape and my big kick, and then matted it onto a scallop circle nestabilities shape. This was then adhered to the designer paper (from a DCWV stack which I got at Joann's a long time ago), then adhered it to my white card front. I did some sewing along the designer paper edges.

The sentiment is from a clear Penny Black set (Critter party). I repeatedly stamped it on a white strip of cardstock, then stamped it once again and cut it out using a Notables shapeology die from Whimsy Stamps. This was then adhered to the strip of card stock with dimensionals and I added some tiny pearls on each side of the shape. To finish it off I added a little bow with a sticky dot.

And that's about it, I hope you liked my card.

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  1. Awww how sweet love this cute hedgehog, great colours and fab papers! Joxxx

  2. Morning Ellie

    Poppies are a typical summer flower, so many out at the moment and I love the vibrancy of them on our pretty card. And the gingham ribbon coordinated beautifully.

    Hope you have a lovely Sunday.

    B x

  3. loving this card Ellie. Very pretty stars and swirls background paper and I love the tartan ribbon too.


  4. Hi Ellie,
    so lovely card,
    love poppies too and this stamp!
    Beautiful colouring as always;-))m

  5. This is super adorable, a gorgeous creation Ellie, love the image and your design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Such a beautiful card Ellie. We definitely have poppies blooming is summer.
    Hugs, Clare x

  7. oh this is one,really beautiful card Hun,love the image and those colours are perfect hugs Cherylxxx

  8. Gorgeous card Ellie, love the poppies and this variety flowers at the height of summer (whenever that may be lol) they always remind me of my childhood holidays to the East coast as the fields were full of them. Take care and happy crafting x Susan x

  9. Anonymous14:17

    this is so sweet ellie! i love that little hedgie in the field of poppies. sorry it's taken some time to comment.


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