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Mar 5, 2017

Penny Black and More - March Challenge

Good morning and thanks so much for stopping by! First Sunday of the month means it's time for a new challenge at Penny Black and More. We're making it easy for you this month, anything goes as long as you follow our simple rules. You can find those on the challenge blog.

Spring is not far off now, and we actually had record high temperatures last month while preparing my challenge card. So I decided to make a cute Easter card using the stamp "The Painter and the Bee" by Penny Black. Probably my favorite Easter stamp!

Image has been heat embossed on bristol vellum card stock before coloring with Zig clean color brush pens. The image is pretty large so I kept the focus on that and created a CAS card. A few strips of pretty designer papers from my stash have been used as accents and some twine is finishing off the card. Of course I had to add some wink of stella for some sparkles.  The sentiment is from an old Stampin Up Easter set, also heat embossed.

I wanted to bring some color to the inside too, so I stamped the large Happy Easter sentiment from the set Chick to Chick, also by PB.
Again heat embossed and colored with Zig clean color to match the card front.

This month we are being sponsored by Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Fantastic Ribbons and Chalkola, so there are lots of prizes to give away. I hope you'll come join us!
I am also playing along here:
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge #203 Let's Watercolor
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #174 Animals +Sentiment 
Have a great day everyone!!


  1. I really like the design of your pretty Easter card Ellie, it's really inspirational and has a lovely modern feel to it.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

  2. Adorable cards!!

  3. Ohhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! LOVING the soft colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Cute stamp Elli, love your gorgeous colouring as well.xx

  5. Gorgeous card for Easter, fabulous colouring again;-))m

  6. Anonymous15:14

    aw, this is adorable ellie and beautifully coloured! i don't think i've seen this bunny yet. yea, you'd think i would've seen them all by now. :) i love how you finished the inside too, could be a card all by itself.

  7. Fabulous card! I love the darling image and way that you colored it! The little bit of dp and string is perfect with it. Sweet inside too :)

  8. I don't think I've ever seen this Penny Black image before. It's so cute! Such a sweet Easter card!

  9. Hi Ellie
    What a cute card, love your design and image.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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