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Jul 7, 2013

Punches and Dies for Penny Black and More - July Challenge

Good morning all! Summer is here and with that my mojo decided to go on vacation LOL. But I do have a card to share today for our brand new JULY challenge at 
Penny Black and More.
  The theme this month is Punches and Dies. I hope you'll join us. As usual we have some fabulous prizes up for grabs from several generous sponsors - Penny Black, Whiff of Joy, Flonz, and Stix2.

Like I said my mojo has somewhat disappeared, so I just decided to get a little head start on my Christmas cards, as I know I will be needing it soon enough. 

My penny black stamp is from their clear set "Holly Jolly". I just love this cute scene with cat and mouse. The image has been colored using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. 
For my dies I used a scallop square nestablities shape, and the mini ticket die from Whimsy Stamps. The ticket sentiments are from Whimsy Stamps from the set "Holiday mini tickets". I used a corner rounder punch on the bottom part of the card.  It's a super simple card, I just embellished with a button and some gold cord.

I am entering my card to the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday  - Christmas in July
Card Mania - Christmas in July 
 Merry Monday -Anything Christmas Goes 
Stamp and Create - Christmas in July 
Amusing Challenges -  Anything Goes  
  Christmas Card Challenges Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox -Christmas in July 

 Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your Sunday, and happy stamping!!


Desire Fourie said...

A beautiful Christmas creation. Love how you did the sentiment.
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brenda said...

It may be "simple" Ellie but very pretty and I don't think your mojo is too far away.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, the cat looks funny up the tree - lovely stamp x Susan x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Ellie, I like the adorable image and the ticket sentiments.
Kevin xx

heidy said...

Love your fun card Ellie!!
Big XXXHeidy

heidy said...

Love your fun card Ellie!!
Big XXXHeidy

Shirley said...

I love everything about your card Ellie. the image is lovely especially with the cute cat on top of the tree. it brought a smile to my face.


Anonymous said...

very cute and festive ellie! in no time at all you'll be needing holiday cards.

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I struggle to keep my cats out of the tree! So this image made me laugh! Thanks for joining us over at The Squirrel and The Fox.

Mervi said...

hi Ellie,
gorgeous card, love the funny stamp;-))m

Linby said...

It's gorgeous Ellie, I love those Holly leaves and the button for the berry is so cute.
Lynn x

Denise Goeldner said...

Great card love this image and the simplicity of your layout and colours. Thanks for joining us over at The Squirrel and The Fox and hope to see you for the next challenge hugs Denise DT xx

Amy Johnson said...

Such a fun, sweet, and lovely Christmas Card.

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck!

Tracy said...

Hi Ellie,
Marvellous creation, love the image, and the die cutting and punching is fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love how you decorated the tree. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card, I love the button and tickets. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Allisa said...

Your card is stunning, great job with your color scheme! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Hazel said...

I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x