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Dec 1, 2013

Penny Black and More - December Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone and Happy December! I can see the Holidays are sneaking up on us again! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I am happy to say I am just about done shopping, got almost everything before Black Friday ( I try to avoid the crowds on those busy days and refuse to shop on Thanksgiving Day - although I personally had to work). Just one more item needed from the American Girl store.I will get that when we go to Chicago next week, then all that's left is the wrapping.
Now getting Christmas cards mailed out, that is a whole other issue for me, I always wait until the last minute, so lets see, maybe I can start a new tradition and actually mail them out before the 15th this year...

We have a fun challenge this month at Penny Black and More.

Traditional Christmas Colors. 

For me that would be red, green and gold. I used a cute stamp from the clear set "Holly Jolly" from Penny Black of course. 
I stamped a border around the image using a stamp from Flonz Craft (Damask Baroque Border set). Lots of fabulous borders are included in this set, and it is very reasonably priced too. 

The sentiment is from a set by Craft UK. I used some older designer paper in the background. Finished the card off by sewing, added some glitter and gold cord, and a star shaped button that I had forever!

Be sure to stop by the Penny Black and More challenge blog to see the rest of the creations. You won't be disappointed! And maybe you'd like to play along too! We have several fabulous sponsors this month - Penny Black, Classy Crafts, FlonzCraft, Stix2, Nicecrane for several chances to win!
You don't need to use a Penny Black stamp, feel free to use any make clear or rubber stamp, just no digis please, and the main image has to be stamped or be a Penny Black Stickeroo!

Would love to play along in a few other challenges too:

A Creative Need - November - Ribbons or Buttons
 Annabelle Stamps Challenge - Christmas 
 Stampin' For The Weekend -  Feeling Festive 
Stempelsonnen Challenge -  Merry Christmas
 Totally Papercrafts  Ho, Ho, Holidays    
Have a great first day of December everyone!!


Desire Fourie said...

Just delightful Ellie. Love the stitching around the edges.
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brenda said...

A beautiful Christmas card Ellie and such clever use of the border stamp as well.

B x

Whisper said...

Oooo what an absolute sweetie and i'm loving the border and stars, glad to hear you have got all of your Xmas shopping done, yipee mine is all done too, Luv Sam x

Mervi said...

Hi Ellie,
so cute and lovely card;-))m

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Ellie, love the cute hedgie stamp and your stitching always looks so even - great feeling to have Christmas organised so early x Susan x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Ellie, I like the image, the colours and the design.
Kevin xx

Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet Christmas Card!

Shirley said...

This is such a gorgeous and striking card Ellie. I love the stitched edges and the the little bit of sparkle and gold twine gives it that real festive look.


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable.

Dreja said...

Eine süße Karte. Toll gemacht.
Danke daß du bei der SsC mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Tina said...

Die ist total niedlich.
Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei SsC.
LG Tina

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. Love the little stamped edge and the stitching. Lovely traditional feel to it too complimented so well by the PB Image. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx

Anonymous said...

this is so cute ellie! i love that little hedgie, your colouring and the sentiment stamp; it's very fancy.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh my gosh, how ADORABLE! Your colouring is beautiful and I love that border around the image. Will have to check out that set!

Crafty {{hugs}}
Jocelyn x

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet. You have beautiful colouring and your choice of colours is soft and refreshing.

Linby said...

Good going with the border stamp, I looked and mine and that was it! Cute card and a great layout.
Lynn x

Tracy said...

Hi Ellie
Such a sweet card, and an adorable image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x