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Mar 26, 2014

Miyako and Kate

I have been doing a little bit of coloring and so I decided to make a card to play in a few challenges.
The stamps I used are from Whimsy's newest release. Did you get to see all the latest Whimsy products, including the new line of photopolymer stamp sets, which is in addition to the red rubber stamps! And don't forget the matching dies. The new photopolymer stamps are made here in the US and they stamp beautifully. I cannot tell you how much I wish another one of my favorite stamp companies would have their clear stamps made in the US. It makes such a big difference!! 

I didn't use a clear stamp on today's card, as there is a separate DT for the Clearly Whimsy line, but I was sent a clear set and that is how I know that they stamp so beautifully!

To make this card I stamped the image Miyako and Kate from Whimsy's Sandy Allnock Designs onto kraft card stock using versafine onyx ink. I decided to get out my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and do some pencil coloring. 
The "frame" I used behind the sentiment and butterfly are from the rubber set Tabula Rasa by Whimsy's Raindrop Echo Designs. I simply cut it out using my cutterbee scissors and inked up the edges.   The little sentiment is part of the set Miyako and Kate. It actually comes with several great sentiments. Designer papers are from MME. Butterfly was punched out using a Martha Stewart punch. Added some twine and glitter to finish it off.

I am playing along in the following challenges: 

Creative Card Crew  Animals
Hobbycutz   Girly but no Pink.
Crafty Calendar   Animal Antics
Pumpkin spice  Dots 
 And that is all for today. Thanks for visiting!


  1. What a lovely design Ellie, a nice clean crisp feel to it and showcases the image beautifully.

    B x

  2. OH my goodness, TOO cute!!! LOVE that fabulous image and I adore the butterfly/sentiment combo! So wonderful! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

    PS: I'd love for you to hop over to my blog (On a Stampage)--I have blog candy up for grabs! :)

  3. Gorgeous card Ellie, your colouring on kraft looks beautiful it is something l would love to be able to perfect x Susan x

  4. Great card. Love the craft paper. The image is colored beautifully.

  5. Wow! You have such amazing coloring skills! I love the idea of coloring on kraft paper, but it can be so challenging. You've mastered it well. Beautiful image and card. I love how you did the sentiment.

  6. Gorgeous card, I absolutely love your cas style!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  7. This is so gorgeous Ellie, love your colouring of this sweet image!

  8. cute card! Love the coloring! Thanks for playing along with us in our “Girly With No Pink” Challenge at Hobbycutz! We hope to see you, again, next time! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Hobbycutz

  9. Oh my, a cute kitty and an adorable little can you miss?!

  10. Aw Lovely card

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Hope you have a fab day!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  11. aw i love this-the image is gorgeous! I love a cat! thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew animal challenge!Irene DT xx

  12. Fabulous card! I love the look of pencils on kraft.
    Thanks for playing along in our animals challenge at Creative Card Crew!

    ~ Crystal (DT)

  13. Beautiful....fab colouring & layout!
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  14. Saw your card on Pumpkin Spice and had to get a closer look! Love the sweet kitty getting a hug. Love the colors you chose and how you kept your tag white to draw attention to the sentiment.

    I also really like it that you didn't load up on the challenges that you entered this in. Your adorable card gets my PS vote.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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