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Sep 4, 2016

Penny Black and More - September challenge

It is really hard to believe that it's September already! Seems like Summer has just started and here we are, almost Fall. Cooler weather will be nice of course...and can't wait for some fun Fall activities, but time definitely is going by way too fast!
Since today is the first Sunday of the new month, it's also time for our new challenge at Penny Black and More. This month we'd like you to "include a sentiment". As always you can use any make of stamps, just be sure it is not a digi stamp. Penny Black stickeroos are also allowed and that is what I used today as my image.

 I have a few sheets of them and barely ever use them, but thought I'd make a quick card this time and decided to use one. Turned out the card wasn't that quick to make after all, I just couldn't decide on a sketch and you know how that goes when nothing you do looks right. So it took longer than it should but I think I am finally happy how it turned out. 
The sentiment "Let your dreams take flight" was heat embossed directly over the stickeroo. I used a happy birthday sentiment from the set "snippets" along the edge on the right. Card was embellished with a polka dotted butterfly which I placed onto a black circle, and I also used a clear button with some jute twine. Machine sewing was done around the stickeroo. 

A little close up. Isn't that stickeroo just beautiful!!
A little peek inside...
Here is the stamping I did on the inside:
I used a flower stamp from the set Enamor, which I colored using distress markers, and also stamped another birthday sentiment. Butterfly is from the set Snippets, and I added a matching strip of designer paper. 
This card has been listed in my Etsy shop if you are interested. 

And that would be all for today. Thanks so much for visiting! If you have a minute be sure to check out the challenge blog to see all the wonderful prizes we have up for grabs, and of course there is some gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the team. 


brenda said...

Your creation is beautiful Ellie, both inside and out and a perfect example of using PB''s lovely Stickeroos.

Have a lovely Sunday.

B x

Marilyn said...


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linby said...

How lovely - that DP is scrummy too. I've never been a fan of the snippets set, but you used it here so wonderfully that I might change my mind! Lynn x

Whisper said...

OMG, if you hadn't said i would never have guessed that the image was a Stickeroo, gorgeous layout too, luv Sam x

Anonymous said...

it's a beautiful stickeroo, ellie, and your card is gorgeous with your added touches and stamping on the inside! and of course there's your signature perfectly straight stitching!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Ellie love how you have stamped the inside of the card to reflect the stickaroo.

Tracy said...

Hi Ellie
Lovely creation, love your colours, the image is great and the design too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x