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Apr 1, 2018

Black and White Plus One at Penny Black and More

Happy Easter! I hope it's a sunny one for you. Not sure if we'll  get to see any sunshine today and it's much too cold...but I think as long as there will be some Easter goodies everyone will be happy :)

Since it's the first Sunday of the month it is time for a new theme at Penny Black and More challenge and this month we would like to see creations made with black and white plus one other color only.  We have some fantastic prizes to give away again this month, so I hope you'll decide to join us for a chance to win. You have until the end of April to play along!

Tonic Stamp Platform // Similar Stencil

The flower stamp is from one of Penny Black's brand new floral stamp sets - Happy Together - one I had to have and it's also brand new available in my Etsy shop if your'e interested. I stamped with Memento tuxedo ink and colored with copic markers in  a lavender shade using Copic BV00, BV02 and BV04 on Copic Xpress it Blending Card. If you are looking for single colors of copics, Blick Art Materials is a great place for your markers or refills. They also offer free shipping on most orders of $35 or more within the US.  To add a little bit of interest to the card I used a herring bone type stencil on the background and Milled Lavender Ink. I didn't keep the stencil packaging, so I have no idea what brand of stencil I used, the one I linked below the photo is similar.
Framed with a black patterned paper and then mounted onto a lavender card base. I finished off the card by adding some pearly sticky dots to the card.

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I am playing along here:
Incy Wincy Designs -  Nature and all of its Beauty
House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes this week
Simon Says Wednesday -  Anything Goes this week
Sisterhood of Crafters -Spring Flowers
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes this week
Star Stampz Challenge Throw on the Flowers 
Di's Digis Designs - Spring Flowers
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge  Flowers (Or A Thank You Card) 
As You Like It Challenge  - Favorite Flowers and Why (Ok, this one is a hard one, as I don't have just one kind of favorite flower. I love different flowers for different reasons, these I love because of their shape, they look like little bells and don't laugh but I remember as I child I used to imagine I actually heard a bell ringing when shaking the bloom. I guess these cute flowers bring back childhood memories so they are one of my favorites - along with Daffodils for their smell and Snowdrops for their first appearance in spring and again the cute bell shape, add Bleeding Hearts for another childhood memory and their heart shape, Orchids for their exotic look....I could go on and on... )

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you  have a great day! And just to let you know...the new Crafty Wednesday challenge will be posted THIS Wednesday right here on my blog with a brand new theme for April. I hope you'll check back then!


  1. Those Harebells are so beautifully delicate Ellie and the soft stenciling in the background carries the colour beautifully.

    Very cold here as well, just 4 deg but at least it's not raining - at the moment.

    Happy Easter.

    B x

  2. What a beautiful card Ellie - love how you have used the stencil in the background! We have had a lovely sunny autumnal day here for Easter Sunday

  3. Gorgeous card!
    Happy Easter! 🐇🐣

  4. Beautiful card!!
    Happy Easter!
    Have a great day!

  5. This is beautiful! LOVING the flowers!

  6. such a pretty card Ellie, loving the lilac colour as your "plus one" xxxxx

  7. Gorgeous new stamp, lovely colours.
    We had a fabulous sunny Easter;-))m

  8. A fabulous project, and image is so beautiful!

  9. Love those flowers and the lovely subtle background, super choice of colour, not seen this image before but it is really lovely.

    Kath x

  10. Beautiful!! Such pretty flowers and I love the subtle pattern from the stencil! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and Di's Digi Designs.

  11. What a beautiful creation! I just LOVE your design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Spring Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  12. Beautiful card Ellie, love the flowers and l am so looking forward to my spring flowers bursting into bloom xx

  13. This is so beautiful, so pretty Ellie.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. This is so beautiful I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  15. This is the kind of CAS card that I truly love and just can't create myself! I absolutely love it! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you will join us again soon.

  16. Anonymous18:22

    such a beautiful card, ellie! i love the lilac against the black and white!

  17. A beautiful contemporary design. I have lots of fave flowers too.

  18. This is gorgeous!!!

  19. This is such a lovely card - the colours are very striking together and you've coloured the flowers so beautifully. Thank you for joining in the challenge at Di's Digis.
    Alison x

  20. So beautiful! I have this flower in my garden. It's one of my favorites!

  21. This is such a lovely card! I'm with you on having favorite flowers for different reasons, bleeding hearts are very special to me. Thanks so much for playing along with us at AYLI Challenge!

  22. Can I hear a jingling? Such pretty "bells" and a lovely stamp, thanks so much for sharing with us at AYLI. Hugs xx


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