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Apr 5, 2015

Penny Black and More - April Challenge

Wishing all my blogging friends and readers a 
very Happy Easter, filled with lots of sunshine, love and happy memories.

It's the first Sunday of the month, and that means it's time for a new Penny Black and More challenge. We have another fun and easy theme for you - Birthdays. I hope you'll play along with us. You have until the end of the month to join us, and don't forget you don't have to use a Penny Black stamp, any company works, just no digi stamps.

For my card today I inked up some of my brand new favorites from Penny Black's Bring on the Happy Release. It took a while for these stamps to arrive at my house, but I am so happy that I finally got them and the wait was well worth it. By the way, all new stamps that I had on order are now finally available in my Etsy *Stamp* shop.

I didn't really intend for the background to look "beach-y" but somehow it does LOL. I guess no-one said you can't eat a cupcake on the beach :-) 

I started out by stamping my image using memento ink onto xpress it blending card. It's been colored using copic markers. I stamped the image again onto a sticky note, and cut out a mask to cover up my image on the card, so I could do some stenciling.
The beautiful stencil is also new from Penny Black - Hypnotic. I used SU's soft sky ink for stenciling. Another stencil was used on the bottom portion. Glittered the wings and a little bit of the icing and then stamped the sentiment. I didn't really plan on ever purchasing any Penny Black sentiment sets (because I have so many sentiments already), but really fell in love with their sentiments from this release, so I bought 3 (they are all available in my shop too.) 

I used another sentiment from this set "Sprinkles and Smiles" on the inside, and did some stenciling too. 

Products used:
(all 3 are available in my Etsy stamp shop)
MME designer paper, xpress card, recollections 110lb card stock
copics and pencils for coloring
washi tape, glitter, sequins

Thank you so much for stopping by. 


Mervi said...

Fabulous card, love the stamp too! Beautiful colouring and stencilling.
Happy Easter;-))m

brenda said...

And a very happy Easter to you and your family as well Ellie.

Two fab cards, the little touches of glitter on the cupcake really bring it to life.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful cards Kristie - love the way you have stencilled behind the image on the second card - I must remember that :-).

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous!!! LOVING the colors!!!!

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a super pair of cards and am loving all the stenciling in the 2nd card, Luv Sam x

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, these are both fabulous!!!

Happy Happy Easter! :)

Amy Johnson said...

Happy Easter to you too Ellie! Such cute and pretty cards! Love them both!

Tracy said...

Hi Ellie
Gorgeous creations, love all your details and colouring too. Two perfect and adorable creations
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linby said...

Love the glitter on that yummy cupcake. Beautiful colouring as always.
Lynn x

Greta said...

Oh what a darling card--love the sparkle!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Ellie, and love the cupcake fairy - she is adorable, l just might have to look this one up and add to my list x Susan x