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Jan 15, 2015

Share a Hug

Hello and thanks for stopping by!
I had some time this morning to do a little coloring, and then I decided to create a card with this cute stamp. I am sure some of my followers know that I love squirrels. They love our oak tree in the backyard and I love watching them out the window. It is also a lot of fun watching my cats chase after them. Of course it always results in them coming back to the door with a sad look on their faces because the squirrels always get away. (Thank goodness and I hope it will stay that way!). They are such smart little critters! 

When I saw this new stamp set being offered by Penny Black, of course I had to get a set for myself. It is also for sale in my Etsy stamp shop, along with the sentiment set that I used on today's card. (The stamps in my shop are of course brand new!) 

 The image has been stamped onto xpress it blending card, then colored with copics and fussy cut. I used an old hearts embossing folder for the background. Designer paper scrap is from my stash.
The image has been adhered to the card with pop up dots. 

Product List:
kraft card stock (SU), blending card (xpress it)
designer paper from stash
black memento ink, copics for coloring
old cuttlebug Embossing folder, twine

I am playing along here:
Crafty Ribbons -  Let's Get Sentimental
Throwback Thursdays -  Valentine
Addicted to Stamps and More -  Coloring
Crafty Gals Corner - Sweetheart (I stamped a heart flourish over the sentiment)
Fab 'n' Funky - Something New

Cuttlebug Mania -  It takes two...   
Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes  
MarkerPOP Challenge - Anything Goes

Also, just a little reminder - there is still time to play along in my Monday Morning challenge. I have a stamp from my shop to give away.

Happy Stamping!!


  1. This is adorable! Great coloring and color scheme, Ellie! Love those squirrels. I enjoy watching them play and frolic in our yard too! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog :)

  2. Adorable card, Ellie! Love the super cute squirrels and great design!

  3. Oh my gosh this is just too cute Ellie.

    Hugs Diane

  4. Oh my gosh hugging squirrels...darling! Watching squirrels run up and down your oak tree sounds wonderful!

  5. This is so sweet!! What an adorable card!! I love the squirrels!! I had a "pet" squirrel in college...he would come up to our window every day looking for food and we fed him...Fuzzy :) Love this!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Sooooooo cute!! I love love love the squirrels!!!!

  7. So cute - love those squirrels and your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at ATSM!

  8. too cute Ellie! We have lots of squirrels in our yard too and my husband and I love to watch them.

  9. Oh so cute! Love them hugging each other like that. Cute sentiment to go right along with the image.

  10. Anonymous19:18

    aww, cute! we have three squirrels out back. i can imagine how frustrated your cat must get; our dog was always annoyed that he couldn't catch them either.

  11. This is gorgeous I love he way you have paired the sentiment with the beautiful image.

  12. Ooooo my gooooooodness. This is just so sweet!! I'm nuts about this card (sorry, I like cheesy puns). Your color scheme and those images are absolutely adorable. Thanks for linking up over at Crafty Gals Corner!

  13. Oh, this is absolutely adorable, Ellie! Beautiful coloring and design, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

  14. Ah such cute little squirrels.....the one in our garden just runs along the top of our fence taunting our Westie!
    Lovely card

  15. I am in awe of both your coloring and your cutting.

  16. Stunning Ellie! Your coloring is amazing!

  17. Your card is so cute. Great coloring.

  18. Oh, so super sweet!

  19. Absolutely adorable! I love the embossed background too! Thanks for playing along this week with our Sweethearts Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!
    Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
    Crafty Gals Corner

  20. What a precious card; and the embossed background is perfect for that sweet image. Thank you so much for joining us over at the MarkerPop Challenge blog!

  21. This is just so cute Ellie. I love the way your squirrels pop out from the card and the colours are fab. I used to watch the squirrels in my daughter's garden - with her cat trying to catch one, with no success - I'm pleased to say. Thank you for sharing this with us at Fab'n Funky this week.
    Alison x

  22. Adorable card Ellie, love the new stamp x Susan x

  23. This is the sweetest card. I like the heart embossing folder and your coloring is so realistic. Most of all, I love that sentiment.

  24. Oh, Ellie, this is just precious! What a fabulous card - my BF would love this stamp - he loves squirrels even more than I do! You've coloured it beautifully and I love the sentiment - it warms my heart. I love everything about this card!

  25. awww, your little critters are so sweet and beautifully coloured in. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  26. You've coloured these little cuties so well, they actually look fluffy to me!! So glad you joined us at ATSM this week!

  27. What a beautiful image and sentiment :) Such an excellent job on those little critters!!! Thank you for taking the time to share with us at Addicted to Stamps and More this week, we sure hope to see you back again soon!!!

  28. This is a wonderful sentiment and pretty card..
    Love everything about it..
    Thank you for sharing with us at crafty ribbons and good luck
    Hugs Kelly

  29. This is great! Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky! xx Jan

  30. Oh my, how cute is this

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x


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