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May 3, 2015

Dies and Punches for Penny Black and More - May Challenge

Hello everyone! It's the first Sunday of the month, so it's time for a new
Penny Black and More challenge. 
This month we'd like to see you use your punches and/or dies. I hope you'll play along, as always we have some wonderful prizes to give away from some very generous sponsors. Of course we'd love if you used a Penny Black stamp but it is not a requirement. You can use any brand of stamps, just no digi stamps. 

For today I used the super adorable stamp "Furry Flight" which is from the "Bring on the Happy" release. I just had to have this stamp, and I do have it available for sale (brand new) in my Etsy Stamps shop :-)

After coloring the image I decided to fussy cut them all out :-) I know it was a lot of work, but luckily I enjoy fussy cutting. I didn't have to cut into all the little "hairy" spots, because after adhering the hills, I simply stamped the image again onto my background (covering up the little hill with trees part of the stamp) and then I just glued on the cut out images over the stamped image. So I was able to get all the small hair details/whiskers without having to do all that work cutting.

The sentiment is from the set "snippets" which includes a lot of little fun sentiments, but this one might be my favorite one. I just love how perfectly it goes with this image. 
For my punches/dies I used Whimsy's stitched border trio - I love this die set, it's so perfect to create these type of cards with! I also used Martha Stewart's grass border die to add some grass.

 Product List:
Furry Flight, Snippets
(both available in my shop for US shipping)
stitched border die set (Whimsy Stamps)
SU papers, xpress it blending card, neenah
prima flowers, sticky pearls, washi tape
copics for coloring

I would love to play along here:
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
*NEW* Simply Papercraft -  Anything Goes or Lots of Layers
Sister Act Card Challenge -Always Anything Goes (Cards only)
Copic Marker Europe - Feathers or Fur (ends May 26)
Crafting By Designs -  Anything Goes (month)
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  Anything But Square
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes *

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 Have a great day!


brenda said...

This is such a bright and happy card Ellie and I can tell so much work went into it, but it's a delight.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Lynn said...

The tip of stamping the fine line hairy parts before adding the fussy cut image is a WINNER! Thanks! This card is so cheerful and adorable. Time to shop for Penny Black stamps again...LOL! You are so talented and generous to share your work with blogland.

debby4000 said...

Love your Penny Black card.

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, love the stamp and the little scene you have created x Susan x

Whisper said...

I'm not surprised you have used this fabby stamp and i might have to put it on my wishlist !!, great scene, Luv Sam x

Linby said...

Fab tip here Ellie - thank you. I need to study your colouring of the critters, I just can't do it! That's why I used pan pastels all over mine this month.
Lynn x

Anonymous said...

this is adorable! cute critters and a very use of the dies and punch to create your grass. that's a lot of fussy cutting, but i can see how it adds to the dimension of your scene.

Lillian A said...

These characters are so cute, romping in the hills (which you did a great job on, too). Thank you for entering the Catch The Bug "anything goes" challenge this time around.

kiwimeskreations said...

Ellie this is such a gorgeous cute and beautifully made card - i love it!!

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Ellie. Fabulous coloring of this sweet critter scene. Thanks so much for joining the Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug this week!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a happy, cute, playful scene! Love it!

Anet's Crafting said...

Adorable card Ellibelle. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

cass said...

Very cute. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

AO Creations said...

Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts, good luck!!! Amy DT

Donna said...

What a fabulous cheery scene, put a smile on my face!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh.....what a adorable card!!! I smiled as soon as I seen it :) Thanks for joining us @ Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge this week.)

Michelle H~DT

Danielle Vincent said...

This is adorable and your fussy cutting is perfection! I love the tip for getting the whiskers on there. Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug Challenges.

Anonymous said...

What a fun card!! I love the design and its so full of spring!