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Apr 3, 2016

Penny Black and More - April Challenge

Good Morning and Happy Sunday!
First Sunday of April already (where does the time go???) and so it's time for the new challenge at Penny Black and More. This month it's all about Birthdays. Should be an easy one for everyone, so hopefully you'll come join us. We have some great prizes again, this time from Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Be Creative and Stix 2 - lots of chances to win! As always you don't have to use a Penny Black stamp to play along, any company works just no digi stamps.

I came across this really cute card on Pinterest where the card maker used a mini envelope as the focal point. I really liked that idea but decided to add a little critter to my card and I switched up the sketch and colors. 
Background was embossed using an old Cuttlebug embossing folder. A retired Whimsy Stamps envelope die was used for the envelope and the cute image is from the set "Smile All Day" by Penny Black. It's been colored using Faber Castell Polychromos and then fussy cut. 
I used a Martha Steward butterfly punch for the butterflies and sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps - Everyday Button Sentiments.  These sentiments fit a circle 1 1/4 inch punch. 

Well, that is all from me for today. Thanks so much for visiting! 


  1. What a cute idea putting the PB hedgie in an envelope Ellie, makes for something that little bit different.

    Hope you have a good Sunday.

    B x

  2. Lovely and beautiful design, so cute card!
    Happy Sunday;-))m

  3. A beautiful fresh looking card Ellie. I love the embossed background and a great layout using the mini envelope.


  4. Such a fun design!!

  5. Oooo what a great fun idea, using the envelope as a focus and what a great layout too, Luv Sam x

  6. Soooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Too adorable! I love how the butterflies are holding up the bow of the present

  8. This is so cute and a fab design, xxx

  9. Anonymous12:28

    aww, hedgie popping out of the envelope is so cute! such a fabulous card design and great colour choices!

  10. A fab design layout - love the colours you used too.
    Lynn x

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


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