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May 18, 2020

Reminder Post for Penny Black and More - For Boys or Men

Good morning! It's time for the Penny Black and More midmonth reminder post where this month it's all about Men and Boys. We have some great prizes on offer from Penny Black and Blade Rubber Craft so hope you can find some time to join us if you haven't already and remember you may enter up to 3 creations for more chances to win. Traditional stamping is required as the focal point point but you can use any brand of stamps!

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I used a mix of two stamps to create this card, both are by Penny Black - The driving dog is from the set Hello Friend and then the tree scene is called Snow Blanket. Oh, and the birds and grass behind the hill are also from Penny Black from the set Nature's Friends

I started out by stamping the background scene using the stamp Snow Blanket which I've inked up with Distress markers and I used my stamp platform (similar options) for easy stamping. Next I used a stamp from the clear set Nature's Friends with Mowed Lawn distress ink to stamp a border of grass before I adhered the die cut hill. My stitched hill die is old from Whimsy Stamps, this set includes similar dies and is also available on Amazon (linked below).

The dog from the set Hello Friend has been stamped and heat embossed on watercolor paper then distress markers were used for coloring.  It's been fussy cut with my Cutterbee scissors then added to the card with foam tape. Sentiment is a sticker from Tim Holtz' Quotations sticker set. To finish off this card I stamped the birds from the set Nature's Friends.

I will be adding this card to a card base, but when I made it I was running low on the heavy weight paper I use for card bases, so I decided to wait until I was able to purchase more. I did get a chance to drive to Iowa and shop at Hobby Lobby and found some heavyweight white cardstock there, but that was after my card had been photographed. Who knew I'd ever run out of cardmaking supplies!!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today! 

Linking up with these blogs:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Masculine // Sweet Stampers  - Animals // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB Stamps // Fab n Funky - Handcolored Image // Simon Says Stamp- Animal Fun // Shopping Our Stash - Oh, the Places you'll go // Path of Positivity - Furry Friends // 


  1. Loveeeeeee this! LOVING that background you made!!!!!!

    1. Thanks so much Julie! It's mainly just one large stamp.

  2. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing!! I totally want to try this out!!


  3. A really fabulous creation Ellie, fantastic background and a lovely fun image.

    Kath x

  4. You created a super fun scene here Ellie. Never fails to amaze me how often we use elements from Natures Friends, it's such a useful stamp set.

    B x

    1. It really is such a versatile stamp set, all by itself and in combination with other stamps!

  5. A lovely creation Ellie, love the cute little guy in the car and you've made a perfect background for it all xxx

  6. What a fabulous scene you have created for the background to this wonderful dog - a fun and fabulous card Ellie
    Stay safe

  7. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  8. You've combined the stamps beautifully - great scene.

  9. This is such a wonderful creation with all the different crafting supplies: pattern paper, stamps, distress inks, dies!! You had out all the fun toys! Such a great scene with this cutie out for a country drive! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity. ~Katrina

  10. This is the cutest card I have ever seen!
    All About Gloves

  11. Such a great image - he looks like he is having so much fun! Your watercolouring is awesome - I love the contrast between the background and focal image. Thanks so much for playing along with our Penny Black Saturday Challenge xx

  12. This is adorable! I love all of the detail!

  13. What an adorable masculine card!

  14. So lovely and cute.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  15. Super cute! Love the pup's ears flagging in the wind!
    Thanks for travelling with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

  16. What a super nice card.Thank you for participating by Sweet Stampers Challenge.
    Hugs Bianca DT

  17. This image is new to me Ellie, love your combination in your design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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