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Jan 18, 2020

Feminine And More Than A Single Word

Good morning! Today I have two cards to share, it's the 18th meaning it's time for my midmonth creation for the Penny Black and More challenge blog and then it's also Saturday when the new theme at Allsorts challenge goes live! Hope you can join us for your chance to win! We have some fantastic prizes to give away - a prize by Craft Stash from Allsorts and prizes from Penny Black and Blade Rubber Crafts at Penny Black and More.

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Both cards feature stamps illustrated by Mo Manning.

First up is my card for Penny Black and More where our theme this month is "Make it Feminine". This stamp  All Connected is new to me, I came across it on Ebay at the end of last year for only $6 with free shipping and I had to have it :-)

I heat embossed the image on Bristol Vellum paper using my usual Versafine Clair and clear embossing powder, colored with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils then fussy cut. The floor was done with Penny Black's Wood Floor Die Set, inked with Antique Linen distress ink. The pretty pattern paper is from my stash (by Stampin up and really old). As you might have guessed, I had to add the flower to the chair because some ink transfered to the card stock where it wasn't supposed to. Then I decided to add the other flower and Twine. I feel like it needed a 3rd flower (two just seems weird) but I couldn't decide where to put it so I left it as is.

Stampavie Rae with Journal (Stampavie out of business but I found this stamp in a larger size by Penny Black) // Penny Black Brick Wall // Penny Black wood mounted sentiment stamp (old) // Penny Black Oscillations Stencil // Ink Blending Tool (I have these but really want these) //  Memento Tuxedo Ink // Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink // Copic Markers // Cutterbee Scissors // Tonic Stamp Platform (no longer available - Alternative Options) // Paper Flower Options // Foam Mounting Tape // Xpress it Blending Card

The second card was made for our theme at Allsorts challenge, chosen by Mervi this week it's "More Than a Single Word". I chose an old wood mounted sentiment by Penny Black for my "words". 

The pretty image is a clear stamp by Stampavie (no longer in business), this was another ebay find a couple of years ago and part of stamp lot I had found. While looking for a working link, I discovered this stamp was at some point produced by Penny Black (in a larger size), and I found it available at the Rubber Buggy. Otherwise it's probably available as a digi version from Mo's Digital Pencil

The brick wall stamp is also a stamp by Penny Black, I used Pumice Stone ink for stamping and a little bit of sponging, then added some stenciling to the bottom portion of the card. 
Image has been stamped with Memento ink on Xpress it Blending Card and colored with copic markers this time. Honestly I don't enjoy coloring with copics so much anymore, I think I forgot how to ... there is so much blending involved, it's just too complicated to have it look halfway ok! I think flowers  are much easier to color with copics than people.
Anyway, the image was fussy cut after coloring and I used Foam Mounting Tape  to adhere to the card. I embellished with a yellow  paper flower

I'm linking up with these challenges:
Card #1
Mo Manning Challenge - Something New (New to me stamp) // Colour Crazy Challenge  - Coloring // Cute Card Thursday - What's New (New to me stamp) // Sisterhood of Crafters - Thinking of You // Make My Monday - Anything But Square) 
Path of Positivity - Character Traits (Dreamy Girl always thinking of poetry and her journal - that would have been me once upon a time :-) 
Inspire Me Monday

Thanks so much for visiting!


  1. Two great cards Ellie, your PB one certainly is very feminine and that wood floor die very effective. The second one is a perfect image for teenagers who are always so difficult to craft for I always think, can't see a mention but the font tells me that quote probably is also Penny Black?

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda, and yes, the sentiment on the second cards is PB as well. I'm loving the penny black sentiment fonts!

  2. Fabulous two cards, love them both.
    Happy weekend;-))m

  3. Two very pretty cards Ellie - I think the girl on the chair is my favourite - even if the two flowers annoy you, I think they look perfectly ok. Rules are only a guide, and you have taken some artistic liberty!

  4. Love how you used these images - so contemporary in design.

  5. These are stunning!!! Absolutely IN LOVE with them!!!!

  6. Both of your cards are beautiful! Love the coloring
    Have a great day!

  7. What sweet feminine cards. Love the images and that brick wall stamp.

  8. Hi your cards are both gorgeous. I love the images you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Wonderful cards Ellie,xxxx

  10. Two wonderful cards, so impressive and sweet! Also the images are so beautiful, love especially the first one!

  11. Two brilliant cards Ellie, two really cool images and great designs and colours, great sentiment too.

    Kath x

  12. Two super makes Ellie, I've not seen that PB stamp before NOW I NEED IT!!!!! Great background using the papers too xxxxx

  13. What a fabulous card! I LOVE the scene you've created! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  14. Very pretty cards! I love the cute kitty card with those great dies! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you will come back soon.

  15. Wouldn't it be nice to be as carefree as the lady with the kitty! Such a darling scene! Thank you so much for sharing with the Sisterhood of Crafters "thinking of you" theme this week!

  16. Lovely and sweet card, Ellibelle! I love this thoughtful girl image. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafter's "Thinking of You" Challenge.

  17. I love your girly creations, both are equally fabulous.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. Beautiful cards! Really like the brick background; creates a fun scene for this dreamer! Ah, dreaming and believing in your dreams is such a wonderful character trait! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity. ~Katrina

  19. They're both so pretty and so sweet <3

  20. Those came out great! I love that first image so much; maybe because it reminds me so much of me.

  21. Vert feminine and fabulous! Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  22. Lovely work Thank you for joining the Colour Crazy challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  23. Adorable! Beautiful, soft coloring!!! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Mo’s!

  24. I love BOTH of your fabulous cards! I especially like the decor in Card#1. The wallpaper and flooring are perfect for this lovely young lady connecting with her friends. Your colouring is lovely. The denim texture you have given to her jeans in particular. Thank you for joining in the fun at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge with your beautiful cards. Good luck! We hope to see you at our next challenge starting today! Hugs, Lesley


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