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Oct 7, 2012

Penny Black and More - October Challenge and GD search

Good morning and happy Sunday!!

It's the first Sunday of a new month and that means of course that we have a new challenge over at penny black and more! Plus, starting last month already, we will be on the lookout for a guest designer to join us each month.
To be considered, all you have to do is add GD next to your name. It is not required for you to use a Penny Black image, but we do ask that the main focal image has to be a rubber or clear stamp, not a digital stamp.  The chosen Guest Designer will then join the team for the following month.

Our challenge this month is 
"Animal Magic".

I decided to use the stamp "Skip and Romp".  Isn't this a fun image!! Kind of like a barnyard party!
I thought the sentiment "Life of the Party" from Whimsy Stamps "Celebration Circle Sentiments" would be perfect to use.

The papers are from My Mind Eye, I just got the 6x6 pack recently at Hobby Lobby along with a few others.

It's a pretty simple card, I layered the image onto some kraft card stock, then the designer paper, and then again onto a kraft card base. Embellished with some twine, and a button, and did some sewing. 
The image was colored with faber castell polychromos pencils. 

I would love to enter this to the following challenges:
Thanks again for visiting! I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us this month for a chance to win one of our amazing prizes by:
 Penny Black, Stampalot, Letraset, Little Darlings, Joanna Sheen, &Crimson Cloud.


  1. haha this is so much fun Ellie!!
    XXX Heidy

  2. I really love your fun image Ellie and as always perfect stitching.

    Thanks for another great DT piece, enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

    B x

  3. Hi Ellie, this image makes me smile no matter how many times l look at it. Gorgeous card x Take care x Susan x

  4. Ellie I love, love, love this image and your papers are so gorgeous. A really fab creation.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. I love this fun card Ellie. You are right it does seem like a barnyard party.
    Love the backing paper too.


  6. great card, lovely image too..

    Thanks for joining in at Crafty Ribbons this time

    Hugs Kelly

  7. Love this image, it just shouts fun.

    Lovely card.

    Thanks for joining us at

    Jo. x (dt member)

  8. Anonymous12:51

    Gorgeous, love the image, thanks for joining us at craftymess.

  9. Anonymous15:58

    hi ellie, such a cute barnyard party scene! love the colours, layout and stitching.

  10. What a fun little card. Now I simply must have that stamp for my daughter's first birthday invites. Thanks for sharing with us at Stampin with the dragon. Crystal

  11. Great fun card and love your simple layout. xx Flora

  12. I am longing to move back to country life with this adorable card! Thanks for joining us at

    Stamping Dragon Designs.

    Angela Bonanno
    DT Member

  13. Gorgeous card Ellie :-) such a cute image and the whole design is fabulous ,, love the stitching :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  14. Fabulous card! Love the image, the coloring, the color everything about it :)

  15. So cute Ellie! And thanks for the sweet comment you left about my Sunday School room. I really appreciate what you said!

  16. I just LOVE these critters!
    Fabulous project! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again tomorrow for our Anything Goes challenge.
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  17. This is a gorjuss make, love the colours, thank you so much for joining us at Craftymess challenge blog

    Judie xx

  18. Love this PB stamp & what you did with it on your card. Just can't beat PB for a good stamped image. This one is super cute. TFS.


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