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Jan 18, 2019

Penny Black and More - Midmonth Card

This month is flying by and it's already time to share my mid-month card for the Penny Black and More challenge. This month it's all about "New Beginnings", please do come join us if you you haven't already, and don't forget you can enter up to 3 creations for more chances to win one of the great prizes we're giving away this month!

My "New Beginning" this time is a New Bundle of Joy!
Designer Paper from stash // Sentiment by Whimsy Stamps (retired)

An easy to make card, I stamped the image from the Penny Black set Buddy and Duck with Memento ink and colored with copic markers. Cut out and framed it with dies from Nestabilities and I used a simple sketch. A little button and some white twine (from Stampin Up) finishes off the card. I also used a Wink of Stella glitter brush on all the hearts. 
I also wanted to make baby boy version of this card, but ran out of time. Maybe I'll have some time this weekend :-)

Sharing with these challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute CAS
Paper Minutes - Peekaboo
Shopping Our Stash  Hearts
Stinkin' Inkers -  It's News to Me (New Baby)
Fab 'n' Funky - For a Child
Crafty Friends Challenge  - New Beginnings (week1)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes with PB or optional Something New
As You Like It Challenge - Pearls or Buttons (It's buttons for me. I love that I can add twine and tie a bow with buttons, and with buttons I don't have to worry as much about it falling off too easily like I do when using pearls.)

And that is all I have for today! Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you have a great Sunday!

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  1. A sweet card Ellie - love the paper you have used behind this gorgeous image, and great sketch too!

    1. Thanks Maxine. I do seem to have hoarded some beautiful papers :-)

  2. Cute and gorgeous one;-))m

  3. This is soooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Adorable card!
    Have a great day!

  5. Such a sweet creatrion to receive for the birth of a new baby Ellie, must be a new image as only recently seen it.

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda. It's actually part of a set released in early 2016, this was my first time using this specific image though from the set :) I've used some of the others before.

  6. A so cute image with a clean design, adorable card!!

  7. Oh, this image is adorable....such a sweet card

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Friends challenge

    1. Thanks so much, Lisa. Happy I was able to join in at Crafty Friends this time!

  8. So cute and sweet, thanks for joining us at MAWTT , xxx

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Wendy!

  9. Awww, what a sweet card for a new little one!

  10. A delightful new baby card Ellie - beautiful xxxx

  11. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  12. What a funny Card, thanks for playing paperminutes this week.

  13. Adorable card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT x

  14. This is just too cute! What a lovely way to acknowledge a new arrival! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, Designer

  15. Cute little quacker, Ellie, and adorable little dancing hearts in the background! And those parents WILL be dancing to their new little bundle's every quack! LOL Cute! Thanks for sharing your crafty project at the Moving Along With the Times Challenge Blog, and for supporting us. Please check back to see if you were one of the Top Picks. Leaving you with wishes for a wonderful day.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  16. ohhhhh what an utterly adorable card! love, love, love that sweet duckie! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

  17. So sweet, that's such a cute image! Thanks for sharing at FabNFunky.


  18. Awww, this is adorable. I like the layout that you used and that cute little image. Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I hope you'll join us again soon ~

  19. So cute, and that little button is the perfect accessory! Thanks for sharing with us at AYLI. xx

  20. Darling, you couldn't have picked more perfect paper for this cute image. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  21. Beautiful - a cute little image and great paper too.

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x


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