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Apr 6, 2014

Penny Black and More - April Challenge

Hello and thanks for visiting! Hope you're having a great weekend so far, and that April started off good for you!
 I have a new card to share today for our April Challenge at Penny Black and More. A pretty simple challenge this month, so everyone can play along...

Blossoms and Blooms.

As always, you don't have to use a Penny Black stamp, any stamp company would work, just no digistamps please.We have again several fabulous sponsors with lots of prizes to give away.

I used a new (to me) stamp from Penny Black From Me to You. I just loved this one when I first saw it, and finally was able to narrow down my order and ordered a few stamps. I did have to wait what seemed like an eternity to get it, because of a post office mess-up, but the wait was well worth it.

The color combo was inspired by a pin on my color combo pin board on Pinterest. Image has been colored using copic markers. I kept the card pretty clean and simple. Just added a flourish diecut (Whimsy Stamps), the sentiment and some twine. Of course there is some glitter too. The sentiment is from Whimsy's new clear photopolymer stamp set "simple sentiments". The "grass" was done using a Martha Stewart punch.

I am playing in a few other challenges too:
Addicted to Stamps and More -   CAS
 Top Tip Tuesday  -Cute
 A Creative Romance - Spring Flowers 
Crafty Catz -  Springtime 
Stampin' For The Weekend - Spring Colors 
Thanks so much for visiting.
 Hope you're having a fantastic Sunday! 


brenda said...

The soft pinks and greens are lovely Ellie and make a perfect Spring blossom card.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card Ellie,love your colouring and layering. I haven't bought any PBs for ages but am so tempted by this one. xx Flora

Whisper said...

Aaah what a sweetie and a great layout too, Luv Sam x

Unknown said...

So cute! Love the image and grass.

Mervi said...

Hi Ellie, love the stamp too,
you coloured it so beautifully.
Gorgeous card;-))m

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Ellie and the stamp certainly was worth waiting for it is beautiful and love the pretty layout too x Susan x

Danielle Vincent said...

Darling image and lovely soft coloring. The grassy border is terrific! Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet image and card. Love how you added the grass and how you did the sentiment.

Janette said...

Such a sweet and pretty card, love the pink and green...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at A Creative Romance.
Hugs Teresa

Naomi Johnson said...

Super sweet card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colouring. Love the blushing mouse. Great card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. Monika

Julie said...

Pretty card!

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Spring colours challenge!


Julie x

Unknown said...

Great image and coloring! Thank you for sharing with us at Tip Top Tuesday. Amy A., DT

Tracy said...

Hi Ellie
Such a sweet and very cute card, and an adorable image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Super card Ellie, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)