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May 6, 2018

Birds and Blossoms

It's the first Sunday of the month, that means it's the start of a new theme at Penny Black and More challenge. We're making it super easy for everyone... our theme is "Anything Goes" this month. Just remember to follow our simple guidelines to be entered into the prize drawings, most importantly the focal point of the creation has to be a physical stamp (no digi) and this can be from any company. This month we're having prizes by Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Rare Earth Stamps, meaning lots of prizes to win!! I hope you'll come join us!

For my card today I used a stamp from the set "Enjoy Life" and stamped with the Tonic Stamp Platform, then heat embossed and colored with Zig Clean Color on Bristol Vellum Paper . A circle die was used to cut out a parcial circle. The designer paper is by Stampin Up (retired), sentiment is by Whimsy Stamps (also retired). I used some pink card stock by SU to frame the image panel. The card base is Neenah Linen Textured 80lb card stock. Scallops were done with a punch by Stampin Up. Finished off this simple card with some Burlap Jute Twine.

I am also playing along here:
Crafty Calendar  Things with Wings
Simon Says Wednesday - Animal Magic
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Winged Things 
CCEE Stampers - May Flowers
Cute Card Thursday  - Anything Goes this week
Crafty Catz -  Anything Goes with opt. Twist of Flowers
Kitty Bee Designs  Forest Friends  (do birds count? Many do live in forests.) 
Pattie's Creations Flowers
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes this week
Penny Black Saturday ChallengeFavorite PB stamp or ATGoes
Sweet Stampin -Flowers

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Thanks so much for visiting! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and hope you'll have a good week! I'll be back again on Saturday! I'm planning on working a little bit ahead on cards this coming week, but we'll see how that goes! I need to get some garden work done too...Busy times!!!


brenda said...

The little birdies sitting on the Spring blossom branch are so sweet Ellie and the string really adds to the Nature feel.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

B x

Mervi said...

Sweet birds, lovely and beautiful card;-))m

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!! Love the birdies!
Have a great day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING those birds!!!!

Leanne Harris said...

A lovely card here Ellie they look like the little blue tits that have just fledged from one of my bird boxes in the garden! xxx

Anonymous said...

I love your colouring of this very pretty image, Ellie, and I love all the green!

Daniela said...

So eine wundervolle Karte Ellie! Schönen Abend und ganz liebe Grüße

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your card is so beautiful and pretty - your coloring is wonderful too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Darlene said...

What a cute image ... beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Leaves’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a sweet card Ellie - love the way you have cut the base of the bird panel, it adds so much interest to the card

Janette said...

Thanks for sharing your sweet and pretty card with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Pia S said...

I love your layout and the string looks perfect, I really like this detail. It’s a beautiful card.
Thanks for participating in our anything goes challenge over at Catch the Bug! Pia, Bugaboo DT

Sue said...

Beautiful creation and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue J xx

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at City Crafter, good luck!!! Amy DT

susiestacey said...

Adorable card , love the sweet stamp, the birdies look so cute x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Super sweet creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug for our Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT

Jackiekg said...

A very cute card - love the colouring of the
birds and flowers.Thank you for taking part
in Pattie's Creations Challenge.

Creaine said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Very nice and Good luck!
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Sammy said...

Super cute card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Amy Johnson said...

What a perfect image and card for early spring! Love it!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thanks for entering your card into our ‘Animals’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Flowers” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
What a nice image!
Artist & Owner

Vic said...

Such a pretty card - I love your stamp! Thank-you for sharing your creativity with us this month at Patties Creations - Vic DT.