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May 5, 2013

Sew Special for Penny Black and More - May Challenge

It's the first Sunday of May, that means we have a new challenge for you at Penny Black and More.

  I hope you'll find some time to join us this month, as always you don't have to use a Penny Black stamp, any make will work, the only restriction is that it cannot be a digital stamp.

This month our challenge is "Sew Special". Simply make a card for someone special, and sewing (real or faux) is optional.

Of course I did some sewing because I love the look of sewing on my cards, but after finishing this card,  I was so ready to throw my sewing machine out the window. It jammed so many times, I almost gave up...Well, here it is, a pretty bad sewing job, I need to figure out exactly what's going on with it. It's not even that old, surely not even 2 years old.

I've been wanting to place another Penny Black order for some time now, but every time I look at their stamps, I just can't decide on which ones to get (since there are so many that I love), so I thought I'd get a couple sheets of stickeroos instead. Of course, now that I have used this cute image from the sheet, and absolutely loved creating with it, I need to get the actual stamp too, so I can use it again. It will definitely be in my next PB order. 

Here is a close up picture. I don't know if you can see in the photo below, but the image was popped up with dimensionals, after adhering it onto card stock and cutting it out.

The butterfly stamp is from Flonz stamps, who is one of our sponsors this month. I used a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps (Friendship Notables 2), along with the matching die. The flourish was made using Whimsy's "vines" die. Thought it was perfect to use with this penny black image. Papers are all from my stash, glad I was able to find some  retired stampin up "sage shadow" card stock because it was the perfect match for my designer papers.

I would love to enter my card to a few other challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge -  Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar -  Blooms and Blossoms
Di's Digis Designs -Anything but Square
 Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes  
Country View Crafts' Challenge - How Does Your Garden Grow

Thanks so much for stopping by, and if you'd like to check out the Penny Black and More challenge simply click the logo below. We have several prizes up for grabs again this month by these generous sponsors: Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Flonz. And you can enter up to 3 times for more chances to win.

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Enjoy your day and happy stamping!!


brenda said...

You really have done some fabulous stitching on your card Ellie and combined with the pretty DP's it gives the effect of patchwork which is so perfect for the theme.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday and that your weather is also warming up a little.

B x

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, your sewing looks fantastic x

Mervi said...

Hi Ellie, wow fabulous card,
love the sketch, I think I loan it one day!
beautiful creation;-))m

Sandra Carey said...

Great card thanks for playing this week at L.T,C, Sandra dt

Redanne said...

Your card is really beautiful, I love how you placed the image onto the flourish, your background papers are so pretty and the stitching finishes it off so beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, love how the hedgie is perched at the top of the vine. The stitching looks fine and it really does finish a card off nicely x Susan x

Michelle said...

LOVE this image - nothing beats the PB hedgies! And the papers & all the sewing - my sewing machine took a poop so I'll have to admire everyone else's handiwork :)

Anonymous said...

hi ellie, this is adorable and i just love all that stitiching! it's a great layout with lovely bright colours too. i've used the stickeroos too and i was impressed with the quality.

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

what a gorgeous card!! i love the sewing ...the 'vine' with the cutie hedgehog....everything!!

Unknown said...

A fabulous card Ellie! I love the cute hedgehog and the creative use of stitched fabric. Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month. Chris xxx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous...Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs this fortnight.
Wendy xx

Tracy said...

Hi Ellie
What a pretty card, love your papers and image. The design is fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tammy said...

Awww Ellie, this is so sweet! I love that adorable image and all of your stitching, fabulous design too!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy x

Laurart said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx