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Aug 7, 2016

In a Nutshell for Penny Black and More - August Challenge

Good morning and Happy Sunday!
It's time already for our monthly challenge at Penny Black and More. We're still continuing with the easy themes over the summer so many of you can play along. Anything with a stamp goes, and as always all rubber/clear stamp manufacturers are welcome, you don't have to use a Penny Black stamp to join us.
I was in need of a baby card and so decided to use the cute stamp In a Nutshell for my card.
The cutie has been colored using copic markers on xpress it blending card. Card has been kept rather CAS, I did end up using a dotted stencil on the white paper, but silly me thought I had enough light from outside and didn't turn on my daylight lamp. Ended up overlapping some of the polka dots, but I really didn't want to start over again. I only added the dots after the whole card was complete, which would have meant a start from the very beginning.
I embellished with some soft cotton crochet ribbon and twine, added the little tags with sentiment and sewed the edges. Wink of stella was applied over the flower but you can't really see the shimmer in the photo.
The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and I used a stitched tag die also from Whimsy to add it to the card.
Come join us over at the challenge blog for a chance at one of the great prizes. This time we are being sponsored by Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons and Crafts U Love, so several wonderful prizes are up for grabs.

Thanks so much for visiting, hope you're having a wonderful day!!


  1. Hi Ellie,

    Home at last and popping in to see what I've missed and your lovely creation for this months challenge is a great starting place, beautiful sewing which I always love seeing on your work.

    B x

  2. What a beautiful card Ellie - love the subtle colours and colouring you have used.

  3. Oh so cute, beautiful colour combo, totally adorable card Ellie;-))m

  4. Absolutely delightful, Luv Sam x

  5. Love the colour combination on your gorgeous card Ellie and your PB image is perfect for the arrival of a new baby. I love the soft dotted background too.


  6. This is just precious! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. So adorable for a baby card! I just love it and I think the stenciled dots look perfect as they are. When I click to enlarge I can see the Wink of Stella, but I know how it is so much more effective in real life. Cute design with the tags and crochet trim and stitching.

  8. A beautiful baby card, love the pink and grey colour combo, very pretty. Thanks for allowing me to join in today at the PB challenge blog.

  9. Anonymous23:00

    aww, this is so adorable! that little hedgie is too cute and as always, i love your perfect stitching!

  10. So beautiful, love the detailing. I wish I could get wink of stella to show up on photos too!
    Lynn x

  11. A beautiful card, I love the image so perfect for a sweet baby card!!

  12. So precious! I've always loved this sweet image! Fabulous card!


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