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Feb 7, 2016

Penny Black and More - February Challenge

Good Morning and thank you for stopping by! It's already the first Sunday of February and that means time for a new challenge over at the Penny Black and More challenge blog. This month we're making it pretty easy -
 Anything goes with a stamp and a die.  

Before I forget, both cards and the baby hedgehog stamp I used are listed for sale (brand new) in my Etsy shop,  if you are interested. I have also just recently received my first shipment of some pretty cotton crochet lace and burlap twine, which I now stock. And a few more Penny Black stamps from their upcoming release will be listed soon too :-) Still just shipping to the US only, just checked international shipping cost again, and the prices are out of this world...

I hope you'll come join us for this challenge, don't forget you can use any make of stamps, just be sure it's an actual rubber or clear stamp and not a digi. We have some fun prizes to give away and you can enter up to 3 times for more chances to win. 

For today I made two cards, using the same stamps and same sketch, I just switched up the designer paper and small detail.

First up a card for a baby girl. If you are following me on Instagram then you might have already seen it.

Here is the baby boy card I made.

The image has been stamped on xpress it blending card and colored with copic markers and a brown pencil for some shading on the nutshell. 
I used some dies and punches to create the design. Papers are from DCWV and Debbie Mumm. Not sure if you can tell, but on the blue and pink card stock I used large background stamp to add a subtle pattern to the paper.  
I found the pretty pink lace in my box of ribbons. The color matched the light pink perfectly, so I used it. To the boy card I added some sheer ribbon from SU. Punched butterflies with pearls ware added to both cards and a touch of glitter on the flower center. 

Some product links:
Stitched border die set (Whimsy Stamps)

Playing along in these challenges:
Alphabet Challenge -  Y for You Choose
Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with ribbon or trim
Simply Papercraft -  No. 22 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique  Use Die Cuts/Punches (runs till Feb 11)
Crafty Ribbons - 143 Animals 
Crafty Girls Creations - Always Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Digital Delights By Louby Lou - Always Anything Goes 
Crafting By Designs -  February Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - Anything Goes 
2 Creative Chicks -Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - A is for Animals

That would be all for today. Hope you enjoy your Sunday and maybe you'll have some time to come join us. We have some wonderful prizes to give away, this time by Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Sizzix and Crafty Ribbons. Lots of prizes to win!!


  1. It's a lovely stamps for a new baby Ellie and looks good in both colourways.

    Hope you have a good Sunday.

    B x

  2. Gorgeous baby cards Ellie, both so lovely and pretty.
    Happy Sunday;-))m

  3. Two beautiful cards Ellie. The oh so cute hedgie in the nutshell has to be A PB favourite for baby cards. I love the layout and that gorgeous wide lace on the pink card.


  4. Oooo i'm loving both cards equally, Luv Sam x

  5. These are gorgeous! LOVING the lace on the first one!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Such sweet baby cards!

  7. Gorgeous cards Ellie, the stamp is just so sweet and beautifully coloured x Susan x

  8. Two gorgeous new Baby card, fabulous image and great designs.

    Kath x

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TSB, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. Anonymous18:42

    oh, wow, these are both just so sweet ellie! in pink or blue, they're adorable. shipping to canada from the u.s.a varies; some charge a flat rate and some charge by weight. either way, the canadian dollar has sunk so low right now, which only makes things worse for those of us who *need* to keep creating. :)

  11. So gorgeous.. I love this little fella. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT

  12. I'm back again...still loving the cards. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT

  13. What a beautiful image to use for these cards. Absolutely beautiful colouring and layout.

  14. Hi Ellie!
    This is really pretty, and I want to thank you for stopping by to share with us in our Anything Goes Challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.
    Karen Letchworth
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  15. two magnificent cards!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  16. These are so beautiful!! I love love the sweet image and the way you did each card :)

  17. Two beautiful cards, great layout and super cute image. Thanks for playing at crafty ribbons. I have some candy on offer

  18. These are precious baby cards! Love your coloring and the use of lace trim is genius! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  19. Oh how precious. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    Janis, Creator & DT Member
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    Paper Play Sketches, Creator & DT Member
    PDE Linky Party, Creator & DT Member

  20. Two absolutely beautiful cards and great use of dies.
    Lynn x

  21. Very cute hedgehog and the baby sentiment, precious. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge and can't wait to see you next beautiful card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Member

  22. Hi
    super cute and cool creations
    Thanks for joining us at ABC challenge
    hugs lisbeth
    DT-ABC challenge

  23. This is a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time!
    hugs Lynsey x

  24. Your cards are always so stinkin' cute!

  25. These cards are so so cute. I love the image. Thank you for sharing at 2 Creative Chicks. Beckie x

  26. super cute!
    linda from

  27. Gorgeous cards - love the layout you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen N x

  28. Adorable card and design! Thanks for joining us at Digital Delights hugs Susan x


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