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May 18, 2018

Penny Black and More Midmonth

We have arrived at the halfway point at Penny Black and More challenge, so today I am sharing my second card for the challenge where our theme this month is simply Anything Goes. The usual rules apply: focal point has to be a physical stamp, meaning no digi stamps or die cuts as focal, the only exception are Penny Black stickeroos. Some great prizes are up for grabs so don't miss your chance to be entered into the drawing!

I used another one of Penny Black's newer stamp sets: Happy Together, currently available in my Etsy shop. I've  recently  used the other stamps from this set, if you missed those cards and would like to see them you can find them HERE and HERE. A beautiful floral set perfect for CAS cards I think!

I stamped the image  using my TONIC Stamp Platform and Memento Tuxedo black ink on Copic Xpress It blending card. I used Copic markers for coloring (YG11, YG17, B000, B02). The striped paper is from my stash, light blue card stock is by Stampin Up. I know the butterfly is at an odd place, but right after I was done coloring I got an ink smudge in that spot and didn't want to throw the whole card away because of it. So I remembered the saying: there are no mistakes only opportunities to embellish (or something similar :) and decided to just add a butterfly (which is part of the stamp set). 

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I am also entering the following challenges:
Stripes, Blue & Green
Incy Wincy Designs - Things that Fly
Pause Dream Enjoy - ATGoes this week
Crafty Calendar Things with Wings
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Favorite PB stamp or ATGoes
AAA -  Inspired by Nature 
heARTful Stamping Challenge  Anything Goes + a Stamp
Stamping Sensations -  Close to Nature
Craftaholics R Us Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes 
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes

That's all for today, thank you so much for visiting and don't forget to stop by the challenge blog to see what the rest of the team made and to link up your creation! 


brenda said...

A great creation using the very pretty Stcikeroo for our mid month inspiration Ellie, many thanks.

B x

Linby said...

What a lovely card and the colouring as always is fantastic. I've not seen this set before.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the cacti!!!!!!!

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love your coloring!
Have a great day!

Mervi said...

Lovely and sweet card;-))m

Kathleen said...

Super card and love the image.

Kath x

Daniela said...

So eine zauberhafte Karte, deine Karte wirkt so super frisch!
LG Daniela said...

Hi Ellie, such a lovely card. The idea to place all the succulent pots on the striped paper is very nice. I just love the font on the sentiment and your coloring. These plants and the butterfly is a great choice for the 'Inspired by Nature' theme. Thank you for playing along with AAACards challenge. Happy crafting - Hugs Bharati

Amy Johnson said...

Such a lovely thank you card! I love the succulents!

Leanne Harris said...

Fab card Ellie! xxxx

Heather said...

SO gorgeous and bright! I'm from Arizona, so I love to see cacti and succulents all dolled up so nice! Your layout is so striking - good tic tac toe choices! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A very fresh looking card and I love all the green on there. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Anonymous said...

such a sweet card, ellie! i've not seen this set yet either.

Cardsbymaaike said...

i have some hardy cactii in my garden and love how you colored yours as they look exactly like mine ;_D thank you for playing at AAA cards

Jane said...

Loving the cacti! Thanks for playing along with the Inspired by Nature Challenge at AAA Cards

Donna Scholz said...

What an eye-catching card you have created Ellibelle! The butterfly in the middle gives a focal point, while your Copic coloring is superb! Thank you for sharing your creative talents this week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

kahaulani said...

very pretty card!! thank you for joining us over at Craftaholics R Us DT elecia

Chris said...

wow! This is gorgeous! Congratulations on winning Top 3 over at my heARTful stamping challenge this week. :)

pinky said...

Lovely bit of stamping! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Gale said...

Lovely card Ellibelle. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation Ellie.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Paddington fan said...

Love your little collection of cacti Ellie, a fabulous CAS design! Thank you for joining us over at Penny Black Saturday Challenges this month, good luck in the prize draw and I do hope you'll join us again soon,
Love Jacky x