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Feb 5, 2015

Heart Balloons and Roses

I had some time last night to color up this cutie, and decided to turn it into a card today.

The cute cat is from one of Penny Black's new stamp sets from the Love and Friendship collection "Share a Hug", available in my Etsy shop
I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils blended with baby oil on this image, and then fussy cut. The background was quickly made by masking off a hill and inking it up with distress inks. I used a couple cloud masks to create clouds. 
The "happy birthday" sentiment is from an old Penny Black stamp set, the "Love" circle is from the new "Posted with Love" sentiment set, also available in my Shop.

I would love to play along here:

Crafter's Cafe - Birthday card
Crafting for all Seasons - Have a Heart
Fab 'n' Funky - Hearts and/or Flowers
Fresh Brewed Designs -Pink, Hearts or a Valentine
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything goes 
Wonderful Wednesdays -Always Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays -  Anything Goes
Cards in Envy -2 or more Hearts (Heart shaped balloons)
Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Product List:
distress ink (broken china, mowed lawn)
versafine onyx ink
Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, baby oil  
Thanks so much for visiting!! 

PS: There is still plenty of time to play along in my Monday Morning Challenge. 
Simply click here to find the original challenge post with inlinkz.


  1. This is soooo adorable!

  2. Wheeee! What a super cute image with fantastic colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy! ~ Annie

  3. Cute as can be. Your coloring with pencils is gorgeous.

  4. Love the intense colours and your wonderful colouring - such a cute card.

  5. Beautiful coloring, Ellie! I love this cute image - makes me smile!!

  6. Beautiful coloring and what an adorable image! Lovely card Ellie!

  7. Soooooooo sweet! I love love love love this!!!!!

  8. Such a happy cat! Wonderful card!!

  9. Such a sweet card!

  10. Anonymous11:18

    Hi Ellie,
    eine wundervolle Karte und geniale Coloration <3
    Ganz liebe Grüße aus Niederbayern

  11. What a sweet card

  12. Aaah what a fabby new image and I love the scene you have created too, Luv Sam x

  13. You did a fabulous job coloring this image. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's café for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  14. Adorable card. Image looks very cute.

  15. A really cute image. Great colours.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope to see you again in the next challenge.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  16. Sweet sweet image and wonderful colouring!

  17. This is so incredibly cute and colored just perfectly!

    Peace & Luv,

  18. You did an amazing job coloring this darling image! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing your card in our "Hearts All A Flutter" challenge at Cards in Envy! :)

  19. Ellie, I adore this card. What a fab job you did with the coloring and sponging.

  20. What a cute image, and your coloring is fabulous!

  21. Anonymous11:19

    That's a really cute kitty! Lovely card!

  22. Oh my, this is just too cute Ellie.

    Hugs Diane

  23. So sweet! Just adorable!

  24. This is adorable and so perfectly colored.

  25. Super duper B-day card!

  26. Oh I love this cute kittie and the adorable heart balloons! Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

    Sandy’s Crafty Creations Blog

  27. Oh my goodness what a fantastic card. Love the little cat and the coloring is amazing :)

  28. Oh my goodness what a fantastic card. Love the little cat and the coloring is amazing :)

  29. What a fun and sweet card! Love the adorable image and gorgeous bright colors. Love this! Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Inspiration Destination Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  30. Just gorgeous - love your colouring and the background sets off the image perfectly.

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

    Helen x

  31. He's Sooooo ((( HUGGABLE ))) & LOVEABLE!!!

  32. He's Sooooo ((( HUGGABLE ))) & LOVEABLE!!!

  33. So cute! I love your coloring! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!

  34. such a fun and sweet card!
    Thank you for joining the Crafting for All Seasons Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Milnie DT

  35. Absolutely gorgeous card, love it! Thank you for joining us at CFAS Hugs Tina (DT) xx

  36. This is so stunning and beautiful card. I love the choice of colors and beautiful sketch. The element on this card is awesome. Such a pretty birthday greetings. Love it!


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