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Jan 18, 2014

A little Penny Black Inspiration

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend so far! We are being snowed in again (!) today, and since it's been a week from my last post, I thought I'd stamp off this cute image and get coloring. Wasn't sure if I would have time to actually make a card out of it, but I did, so here it is.

I found this stamp at Michaels, it was the first time I had ever seen Penny Black stamps there, so of course I had to get it, not to mention they were 40% off...can't wait to go again to see if they have any new ones in. Wish it wasn't an hour drive to get there :-(

I colored the image using copic markers on xpress blend it card. 
As you can see I kept the card pretty simple, just layered the image onto kraft card stock, then added a strip of designer paper. Did some machine sewing and then I added a couple of die cut hearts with the sentiment. Added a little clear button with some twine and then adhered the complete card front to the white base. 

I would love to enter my card into the Penny Black challenge which is being held on the official Penny Black Blog. The challenge theme there is "Love or Friendship".

Also entering it to Penny Black Saturday challenge with the theme of "New" (I used a brand new to me stamp). At Color Me Creative the challenge is "texturize it"  I used several shades of markers to create texture on the hedgie's frills and the grass.

Finally a little reminder about the Penny Black and More challenge, this month our theme is "Love is in the air" and we'd love to have you join us. You don't have to use a Penny Black stamp, any stamps are welcome, we just ask that no digis are used please. And don't forget you may enter up to 3 times for a chance to  win. As usual we have several fabulous prizes up for grabs.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!


  1. Gorgeous card Ellie, beautifully coloured, l have this gorgeous hedgie stamp too.
    Hope you have some fun in the snow - enjoy x Susan x

  2. Aaaawww love this super cute card! A fabulous design and just adore these hedgies :)

  3. Beautiful card Ellie, I like the sweet image the stitching and the embellishments.
    Kevin xx

  4. Wow what a gorgeous work you made!!!
    Love it.Penny Black images I love too,
    so cute all hedgies.Your coloring looks wonderful and your layout is fabulous.
    Hugs Sylvie

  5. So beautiful card and stunning colouring, love this;-))m

  6. Fantastic colouring Ellie, it's a gorgeous card.

    Warm hugs

  7. Oh what a cutie and a beautiful card!! Love your colouring!! xxx Marianne

  8. Beautiful card. Your coloring is stunning and I love those stitches. Great!

  9. Anonymous20:41

    gorgeous card ellie! i have this image too, but i love how you added the grass and your colouring is beautifully done. the check paper looks like the perfect picnic cloth.

  10. Wow, Ellie - you nailed the texture in the grass and on your hedgehog! Positively fabulous! Saw your card at Color Me Creative and had to stop by and leave some love!
    Cathy xx

  11. A very nice design Ellie with the panel at the bottom and the image is coloured to perfection.

    B x

  12. Aaah what an absolute sweetie and that image make a great 'Love' card too, would never have thought about doing it.

    Oooo i wish i only lived an hour away from a 'Michael's', instead of an 8 hour flight, if you ever fancy an image you see on my blog, let me know and i'll send you some stamped images, Luv Sam x

  13. Adorable card!

  14. Gorgeous, you have colored everything so beautiful and these colors are over the top. Love your choice of image and it is so they are so darling. The layout is amazing and the paper choice is incredible.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  15. Wonderful card - your colouring is fabulous!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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