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Jun 2, 2013

Clean and Simple for Penny Black and More - June challenge

Good morning everyone, can you believe it's June already!! I do hope June will bring less stormy weather and less rain. Our town got flooded badly the last week of May, some cars were under water almost up to the roof...And these strong storms every evening are getting old too, At least we had a couple days with no thunderstorms.They always are so strong around here and really do take the fun out of spring.

 Weather aside, it's a new months and that means it's time for a new fun challenge at 

We want to see your clean and simple creations this months, and this is what I came up with. 

I decided to make a simple one layer card, with a strip of designer paper on top.

I stamped my image ("guess what" by Penny Black) onto kraft card stock using onyx versafine ink, then used my faber castell polychromos pencils for coloring. I don't use kraft card stock too often for coloring on, but I like the different look it gives. Colored pencils work really well on kraft card stock.

Designer paper strip is from my stash. Sentiment is part of the PB set "critter party". Added some twine and a little button, and that was it. Oh, and then decided to do some paper piercing too. Hope you like the card.

I am playing along in a few other challenges too:
We have some fabulous prizes up for grabs again this month at Penny Black and more, by our very generous sponsors: Penny Black, Crimson Cloud, Stamp Addicts, and All that Scraps so there are many chances to win. Plus you can enter up to 3 times for even more chances. Don't forget you can use any stamp company you wish, just no digital stamps. I can't wait to see your clean and simple creations!


  1. Oh what a sweetie and i love the way you have stamped on to kraft.

    Thank you for letting me be your Guest Designer this month, Luv Sam x

  2. The weather seems all over the place this year Ellie, but like you am hoping June sees an improvement.

    A totally delightful CAS creation and I rather like the shape with the rounded corners.

    Hope your Sunday is a good one.

    B x

  3. Just gorgeous, I love the soft subtle effect you achieved.
    Lynn x

  4. Gosh I LOVE this Ellie! The colouring is just so fabulous and I really like how there is a shade of blue around the image-very subtle but it really works. And I love how it is stamped on kraft with just the little button and twine as extras. Also the paper piercing is a great finishing touch. Thanks for joining us ATSM and hope to see you again soon x

  5. Ahhh, so lovely. Lovely colouring!! Great card!
    xxx Marianne

  6. Fabulous colouring, so beautiful card Ellie -
    and congrats;-))m

  7. Beautiful card Ellie, the stamp looks beautiful - so sweet. l have never stamped/coloured onto kraft but your looks gorgeous. Hope the weather has quietened down a bit x Susan x

  8. Anonymous19:12

    hi ellie, i love your colouring on kraft! this is such a sweet card and beautiful CAS design.

  9. oooooo ahhhhhh! Gorgeous!!! Love the image and your beautiful colouring. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  10. You have a beautiful touch with the pencils. I love the look of them on kraft and you picked such a sweet image to use. Precious card in so many ways. :-)

  11. Hi Ellie
    Fabulous CAS creation, love your image and design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Super darling card.

  13. Ahhhhh such a sweet card, thanks playing along with Try it on Tuesday this fortnight

  14. Ellie your card is absolutely gorgeous, so sweet and beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    Mandy xx

  15. This is really, really cute! Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M. Love your coloring!!

  16. This is a brilliant card Ellie!



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