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Mar 4, 2018

Feature a Creature at Penny Black and More Challenge

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Happy Sunday! Hope your weekend has been going well! It's been another sunny (but a bit chilly) one over here, which is to be expected this time of the year, I guess, and I'm looking forward to some warmer sunny days!

  It's the first Sunday of the month, and that means it's time for a new challenge theme at Penny Black and More, this month our theme is Feature a Creature. One of my favorite themes, if you've been following my blog for a while, then you will know that creature and critter cards are my favorites! 

This week we are being sponsored by Penny Black, Marianne Designs and Bee Crafting, meaning we have some fabulous prizes again for you to win, some of these will be brand new things from Penny Black's newest release. So do come join us for a chance to win! Remember, you don't have to use Penny Black stamps to play along, any stamp company is fine but no digi stamps. 

For today's card I made a "Get Well" card. The stamp is called "Easter Carrots" but I feel like it's more suitable for a get well card than an Easter card. I think this stamp might have been retired, if you're interested in buying it, you might find it on ebay or maybe etsy. Otherwise this set includes a similar stamp. I stamped and heat embossed the image on Bristol Vellum Card Stock and I used my Zig Clean Color real brush pens for coloring. I fussy cut the image. Usually I cut super close to the image but this time I thought I'd leave a little bit of a white edge. Not sure which way I like it more ...  The green striped paper is from Stampin Up (old) and the print paper is from a 6x6 paper pack by Prima Marketing. A stack I had for a while so I don't know which set it came from. 

The sentiment is from the clear set Snippets by Penny Black. I framed the card using bashful blue card stock. Butterflies were done using an older Martha Stewart punch and sticky pearls were added to the centers. I finished off the card by adding some natural jute twine and adhered to a Neenah linen solar white card base. The complete card measures 4.75 x 4.75 inches. 

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      brenda said...

      Great design Ellie and very much like the newsprint backing, something I must remember and it makes a nice change with the monochrome colours. And he's a cut Bunny with his bunch of carrots.

      No sunshine here yet, but at least the snow is thawing.

      B x

      Anonymous said...

      Such a sweet card Ellie! Enjoy the sunday,
      kiss Daniela

      Marilyn said...


      Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

      Gorgeous! LOVING that bunny and the 'grass'!!!!!

      Darlene said...

      Oh Ellie this is just adorable! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Woodland Creatures’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

      DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
      DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

      Amelia Breytenbach said...

      So beautiful in every way. Lovely image, colour and design detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
      Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

      Anonymous said...

      I love the soft colours in the background of this adorable bunny card! I agree, bunnies are good for any occasion. did you know some bunnies can't even eat carrots? :)

      pinky said...

      This is just adorable and I am loving the newsprint!!

      Leanne Harris said...

      Hey Ellie! A great make for the new theme and this would certainly make anyone who was feeling unwell smile! Love that bunny - would be great for Easter too with a change of the sentiment! xxxx

      Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

      This is so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

      Annette DT for

      Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

      Your little Rabbit looks so sweet and you’ve coloured him beautifully. I really like the text tat you’ve used in the background as it adds another level of interest. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

      Linby said...

      I love this bunny and he does look right at home on a get well card. I love that newsprint background too, gives a great look to the card.

      Mervi said...

      Gorgeous card, lovely bunny,and fabulous background;-))m

      Lisa Lynn said...

      Your card is just adorable with that bunny and butterflies. Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

      CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

      Beautiful card Ellie xx
      Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

      Dianne DT for

      brenda said...

      Hi Ellie, just popped back to thank you for sharing your sweet Bunny at our 'Forest Friends' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

      B x

      Tracy Freeman said...

      So so sweet, the texture from the hill is great and love that little bunny.

      Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I hope you have a great day x

      LeeAnn McKinney said...

      Such a cute bunny card... thank you for playing at Mod Squad Challenge

      Karen Dunbrook said...

      love this precious card...great print bkg...well done.
      xx Karen

      Margreet said...

      Love your bunny and that text on the background papers is fab!
      Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!
      xxx Margreet DT

      pinky said...

      Opps never checked links earlier so thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

      Donna Ellis said...

      Such a darling card, Ellibelle! I love your colors, and the sweet newspaper background - Fantastic card. So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or our next guest designer. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
      {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

      Amy Johnson said...

      Another cute card! I'm so jealous of your ambition in the craft room! I need to get my butt in mine and make Easter cards!

      Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

      Hi and welcome to our Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

      Sue from Oregon said...

      You always have the sweetest how you used the type print for your background!Cute scene!!
      Thanks for sharing you wonderful inspiration with us for our March Penny Black Saturday Challenge ! ♥ Sue Kment

      My Paper Epiphany said...

      This is the sweetest! I love the choice of papers and your beautiful colouring! Thanks for sharing at the PBSC:)

      Anila Dikay said...

      so cute
      Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

      Anila DT for

      Vannessa said...

      Oh this is just adorable. I love the idea of using a bunny for a get well card and not just for Easter.

      Thank you for joining in the Delicious Doodles Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

      Hugs, Vannessa
      Delicious Doodles DT