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Aug 4, 2013

Penny Black and More - August Challenge

It's the first Sunday of the month, and that means it's time for our August Challenge at Penny Black and More.

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 This month we would like to see cards created for the theme

In the Garden.

Should be easy enough, so I hope you all join us. As always we have several amazing prizes up for grabs from our very generous sponsors. This months we are sponsored by Penny Black, Crafts U Love, and Classy Crafts.

For my card I used the cute stamp "Chit Chat" from Penny Black.

I used my copic markers for coloring. I know my coloring is nowhere near perfect, but I did have lots of fun, now that I finally figured out the "flicking" way of coloring, and after watching several fabulous tutorials on you tube. Thank you to all of you talented people out there for sharing your knowledge!

After coloring and trimming the image I used an ink applicator tool and some distress ink around the edges. Then adhered it onto some designer paper and did some machine sewing. I layered thsi onto another designer paper and then onto the card front. The border on the bottom of the card was made using Whimsy's double scallop border die. The sentiment is also from Whimsy Stamps from the set "Spring Sliders 2", and I used the slider 2 die to cut it out. 
I embellished with some ribbon and a couple of prima flowers and a button with some twine. 

I am playing along in a few other challenges too:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Hanna & Friends -  Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge - Show us your coloring skills
Paper Crafting Journey - Punch and/or Die cut

Have a great day!


  1. What a colour!
    It`s a very beautiful card! So pretty!

    Hugs from Germany!

  2. This is just adorable, with beautiful vibrant colouring. The touches of black really lifts the design.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Hi Ellie, fabulous bright colours, lovely creation!
    Sunny greetings;-))m

  4. Absolutely devine hun and i so love your colour combo, - since seeing your card, i have gone out and bought that stamp, as it's such a cutie, Luv Sam x

  5. Great colouring!! What a lovely and perfect card!
    xxx Marianne

  6. Hi Ellie, gorgeous card and your colours looks fantastic - naughty Sam spending again lol x Susan x

  7. Anonymous17:52

    hi ellie, this is so cute and your colouring looks fabulous! too bad real bugs aren't that cute. :)

  8. Love your gorgeous, sweet card.

  9. Hi Ellie
    Beautiful creation, love the stamp and a beautiful layout too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Anonymous00:43

    How cute, love the colours
    Hugs Julie P

  11. Ellie you always have such a wonderful vibrancy to your colouring - this card really pops.
    Lynn x

  12. Eine absolut süße Karte und die Coloration ist genial!
    Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Hanna & Friends.
    Liebe Grüße

  13. Your coloring is beyond this world... Just amazing. And i love that cute dotted paper! :)
    Have a nice day, Ellie!

  14. A delightful card Ellie. beautifully coloured image and I like the soft blue inked sky .



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