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Feb 5, 2022

Poppy Field and a Happy Hedgehog

Hello and welcome! 

It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and I hope you will join us this week! It's Wendy's turn to host and she would like to see "Red Flowers" but with an "Anything Goes" option too so please do stop by the challenge blog and link up your new crafty makes for a chance to win. We have a fabulous prize again this week, kindly donated by Craft Stash - a wonderful sentiment set and a paper pack full of pretty poppy themed prints!

When I think of red flowers I first always think of poppies and so I decided to use one my favorite (and one of my very first) Penny Black stamps. 

This cute image is called Poppy Field. It's a wood mounted oldie and could possibly be found on eBay or Etsy. 

Before stamping my image I taped up the sides with thin washi tape (left) and wider painter's tape (right side) so I could ink the panel. I left a little space in between the green and blue ink where the hedgehog's face would be. I used Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks for inking the background.

After removing the masking tape, I stamped the image using Versafine Onyx ink and colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. 

The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Snippets and I added a die cut butterfly which is part of Penny Black's Flowing Butterflies die (retired - alternative options below). I simply trimmed this butterfly off from the rest of the die cut. I did use white card for the butterfly and then ink it up using Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. Some sticky back rhinestones and sequins finish off the card.

Butterfly Die Options:

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  1. This is adorable Ellie - gorgeous PB image and lovely layout and colouring. I have lots of old PB hedgies and other cute animals - they were my first crafting love as per my blog header ... you are inspiring me to bring them out to play
    Pauline xx

  2. Just gorgeous Ellie, he's a real little sweetie and one I know I have somewhere and rather neglected.

    B x

  3. beautiful card Ellie

  4. You have the most lovely PB stamps. Love the design with the inked part, great card!!

  5. Gorgeous card Ellie, so sweet stamp and colouring. I was wondering what has happened in the morning, but then forgot 🤪

  6. A really cute image and beautifully coloured too. I love your inked panel background and clean design.

  7. It's so beautiful. I love how you added the blue shading, I must remember to try that.

  8. I love your masking and inking together with that cute PB hedgie stamp. It’s a really lovely card Ellie. The butterfly and sequins are great additional details.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  9. Stunning card love the image Alison xx

  10. What a pretty card! It makes me long for spring!

  11. I recently got my first set of Penny Black stamps, Hedgie Friends. Can anyone tell me if there is a coordinating die for this set? Thank you.

  12. A very pretty card Ellie, and beautifully crafted. Loving your sponged background
    Stay safe

  13. Beautiful card
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  14. So cute! I just love how you combine so many different techniques and elements with each card.

  15. This is just so sweet, I love your choice of image and the design of your card.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. This is gorgeous Ellie and your shading is perfect, xxx

  17. This is so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  18. I love this! Such a clever way to design your card. I am going to try that masking trick! Thanks for sharing your cute hedgie card with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

  19. Super:)Thanks for playing with us at The Creative Crafters:)Ines DT

  20. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  21. This is delightful - super cute! thank you for entering the february challenge at Creative Moments

  22. Absolutely beautiful work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  23. I love everything about this beautiful card. Gorgeous colouring and background. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  24. Just love it!
    Thanks for joining our Penny Black Saturday Challenge
    Lorraine x

  25. love both butterflies and hedgehogs. Sadly rarely see the hedgehog.
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  26. I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Craft Rocket Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  27. Delightful!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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