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Dec 7, 2014

Penny Black and More - December Challenge

Happy Sunday and thanks so much for visiting! I hope you are all doing well. 

Since today is the first Sunday of the month, we have a new challenge for you over at Penny Black and More. As always, we have some very generous sponsors again, lots of prizes to be won. I hope you'll join us!

We have another easy theme  this month - Celebrations. This works for any type of celebrations, including Christmas of course. I can't wait to see what you make!

I went with a Birthday Celebration theme, as I needed a card for my nephew. You'd think with all the cards I make I should have plenty on hand when I need one, but the truth is, all I could find were too girly, so I made this one. 

 I  used the stamp Prize Cupcake, which you can find in my Etsy shop.

Speaking of my shop - all the Christmas stamps are on Sale. No coupon code needed for this one, I have marked the new prices in the shop.

Now onto my card, I colored the image using copic markers and then fussy cut. Layered it onto some papers and stamped the sentiment, which is an old one from SU. I added a little bit of glitter and sequins. 

Just seeing now, that I forgot to add a dark background behind the bottom portion of the wheel. Why do I never notice this before I put it on the computer!!?? And of course the card has been sent off, so I can't even fix it anymore! Hope my nephew didn't notice :-)

I am playing along here:

Sister Act Card Challenge -  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Animals
Southern Girls - Celebrations
Seize The Birthday- Anything Goes Birthday 
DoubleClick Skittles -  Happy Birthday
The Male Room -  Ribbon  
Paper Shelter Challenge -Special Celebration 

Thanks so much for visiting and stay warm!


brenda said...

I am sure your Nephew is going to love his Birthday card Ellies. Beautifully coloured and like the subtle hint of fireworks in the corner.

Have a lovely Sunday.

B x

Shirley said...

I'm sure your nephew loved his card Ellie. I like the angled ribbon which makes the ground for your beautifully coloured PB image.I like the distressed edges too. Works well for a boy card.


Whisper said...

Oooo what a super card for your nephew and am loving the blue icing and great layout too, Luv Sam x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooo cute! I love love love that cupcake!!!!!!

jimlynn said...

SOOOO precious! He's going to love this one. Such a cute, cute image and that cupcake looks totally yummy!

Mervi said...

Cute and fabulous card Ellie, beautiful coloring as always.

Darnell said...

He will adore this, Ellie! It is expertly colored and All Boy!! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Chris said...

wonderful birthday card! Cute image, lovely colours and design. Thank you for joining us at Southern Girls.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Ellie, super stamp x Susan x

Lisa said...

This is so absolutely adorable!! That little guy is so sweet!! Love the cupcake!! What an awesome card!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Cheri said...

What an adorable birthday card for your nephew, Ellie. I had to chuckle at your comment of finding know "guy" cards in your stash of creations....I have the same problem many times.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, what a fun DT this must be! I love PB stamps! I really don't use mine enough. Too many stamps - not enough time! This little hedgie with his cupcake is so adorable! Nice sequins too!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very cute card! Love the papers and that fun image. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet birthday card. I love the image.

Anonymous said...

Hey Ellie!! Your card is so cute. I love your image. Its so cute. Nicely done. Thank you for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a super cute birthday card for your nephew, Ellie! It is so adorable with this delightful hedgie pulling his wagon uphill!

Thank you for your visit to my blog! It led me here to discover your wonderful work!

kiwimeskreations said...

Ellie this is so cute, - I am sure your nephew will love this stunning card.

Blue6366 said...

What a cute, fun bday card. Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at DoubleClick Skittles.

~DT Barbara

Creations by Shirl said...

This is just so darn it!
Thanks for joining DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Leanne said...

Hedgehogs are so cute...great colors and the sequins are a nice touch. Thanks for playing our "Animals" challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT
4 Crafty Chicks

Deborah Frings said...

This is a really fun card and I do like the way you've used the ribbon to make the hill. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

Sherrie K. said...

Seriously adorable! I love your design and fun details..the hedgehog is so stinken cute!! LOVE!
Sherrie K

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Adorable! Such a cutie! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Anonymous said...

this is so cute ellie! i bet your nephew loved that you made a special card for him.

Tracy said...

This is really cute Ellie. Fab image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Auzz Trinklets N Krafts said...

Very nice Thanks for joining and playing with Southern Girls 100th Challenge

alethea said...

This is so cute! Thanks for joining in with our 100th challenge celebrations at SGC! Hugsxx