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Aug 5, 2018

Penny Black and More: August Challenge

It's the first Sunday of the month and that means we have a fun new theme at Penny Black and More challenge ... I Spy Something Beginning With "B". I love this theme and had so much fun looking through my stamps to decide which one I would use. I decided on this cute kitty stamp riding a bicycle. Can you spy my other "b" elements?

The image has been stamped and heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper with the help of my Tonic Stamp platform and versafine onyx ink.
I colored the image using my Zig Clean Color markers and a Zig Detailer waterbrush. The large sentiment is from the Penny Black set Sweet Wishes stamped with Memento Tuxedo ink and I used a circle die to cut it out. The small sentiment is part of the set Party Friends.

The striped paper is from my stash, no idea what brand as it's been a while since I purchased any patterned papers. One of the banners is part of the stamp set Sweet Wishes, simply cut out after stamping, the other banner was just cut out from watermelon colored card stock. Some May Arts jute twine finishes off the card.

I am also entering these challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - On the Move (transport) 
As You Like It Challenge  - Fur or Feathers and Why - (Fur ...especially cats, I have two of them and they make me smile every day!)
Craft Rocket Challenges  - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes this week
Pattie's Creations -ATGoes this month
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack -  Anything Goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
A Bit More Time to Craft  - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
The Creative Crafters  - Anything Goes 

We're having some fabulous prizes to give away again this month at Penny Black and More challenge,  I hope you'll find some time to join in! Check out the challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun theme!

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  1. Lots of 'B's there Elly, love this stamp and fabulous card.x

  2. I'd be cheating if I listed thewm our Ellie but I do 'spy' another, blue ! Great fun and cheery card.

    B x

  3. Some lovely B's here Ellie! Love it! xxxx

  4. Cute image, I have missed this one!
    Beautiful design and colouring, happy card;-))m

  5. Cute! Love your coloring!
    Have a great day!

  6. Soooooooooo cute! LOVING the stacked presents!!!

  7. Anonymous13:43

    this is so cute, ellie! i love the colours and your colouring! i'm guessing boxes, brown kitty, and banners.

  8. A fabulous creation Ellie, love the image and design, well I am not jus going to say some lovely B's I am going to try to get it right..
    Bicycle, boxes, banners, border and blue.

    Kath x

  9. Very fun image - love this card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pattie's Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  10. What a great card and I love the layout.

  11. Super card Ellie love the PB stamp such a cute one x Susan x

  12. Cute Card ,Love The Image ...Thanxx For Joining Us At Jo's Scrapshack..
    Sherry Lynn DT @ Jss

  13. This is so cute! I love your image. This is perfect for our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner

  14. Fantastic coloring on that adorable image, Ellie! Love your paper choices. It's wonderful to see you playing along in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  15. Darling card! I love the way you have colored this cutie up. Thank you so much for sharing with us at As You Like It Challenge!

  16. Adorable! Love all the color!

  17. Your card makes me smile, such a cutie! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  18. Great card and such a lovely stamp! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  19. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket


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