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May 1, 2016

A Beautiful Day for Penny Black & More

Good morning! 
Can you believe it's May already?? Kids will be out on Summer Break in less than 15 school days. Where does time go!!! (I do think they start summer break too early, because that makes them start school again in Mid-August. I rather they start school in September and stay in school 2 extra weeks at the end of the school year.!! That would make so much more sense!!!)

It's the first Sunday of the month today, that means we have a new challenge at Penny Black and More. Another easy one this month, anything goes with a stamped image as your focal point. You don't have to use a Penny Black stamp, any company is fine, just no digi stamps.

For today I inked up the cute little hedgehog stamp "Delights", which was one of my first PB stamps. 

I stamped a meadow with fern and grass around the little guy using the clear set Enjoy Life also by Penny Black, and distress inks. I also inked the sky and grass portion with distress inks and an ink applicator.
The image has been stamped twice, once onto my card front and once onto watercolor paper. Colored with Zig clean color brush then fussy cut the image to adhere to my card front. 
The sentiment is an old one from SU and the butterflies are from another Penny Black set, but I can't think of the name of the set.
Clouds were done with a die set by Memory Box and the butterfly with a MS punch.

We have some wonderful prizes to give away again, this time from Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Crafty Ribbons and our own DT member Sam. 
Hope to see you there!! 
And don't forget you can enter up to 3 times for more chances to win! 

Also playing along in these challenges:

A Beautiful Mess -  Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - Anything Goes/ Add A Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - No Patterned Papers

Thanks so much for visiting!!


  1. You have created a lovely summery scene with the sweet PB hedgie Ellie.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    B x

  2. A beautiful summer scenic card Ellie. the split card effect is great and I like the stamped butterflies which enhance the sentiment. Roll on Summer.


  3. Oooo i'm loving your gorgeous little scene and i'm going to check out that stamp set 'Enjoy Life'.

    I must confess i'm glad H is still at school till 23rd July and he will then be off for only 6 weeks !!, Luv Sam x

  4. Beautiful card!!

  5. This is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Your kids have summer break in only 15 days? Wow! That's early. My kids never had break till June. Love this card. The scene you created with the fern stamp is amazing!

  7. Such a delightful little hedgie. I especially like the colorful grass and sky, and the highlights on the little guy's stiff fur! hugs, de

  8. Fabulous scene and so cute hedgie, beautiful card Ellie;-))m

  9. Anonymous13:35

    aw, such a bright and cheery scene you've created ellie and that little hedgie is adorable!

  10. What a beautiful card Ellie. Love the meadow the wee hedgie is in!

  11. What a pretty and delicate Penny Black card you have made. It fits the Jade’s Sparkling Butterflies Challenge this fortnight well. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw.

    Kym (Jade’s Sparkling Butterflies Design Team Member)


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