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Nov 18, 2016

Penny Black and More - Midmonth Reminder

Good morning and thanks so much for visiting! It's time already for the midway reminder at Penny Black and More. Our theme is simple this month - Christmas Makes. I have a hard time making Christmas cards this year, it has been unseasonably warm over here so it's hard to think "Christmas". But I finally was able to come up with something using a cute hedgehog and snowman winter stamp. 

I recently bought some Neenah linen card stock, and that is what I used for my white. Love the linen texture!! I stamped using memento tuxedo ink and then colored with copic markers. I was careful not to blend too much, I don't think this paper is the best for copics, but I didn't have any issues with bleeding out of the lines, since I didn't add to many layers of color. A white faber castell pitt marker was used to add the white dots to the snowman's  hat and scarf. Don't you just love the look on that snowman's face :-) The image is from the set "Holly Jolly" by Penny Black.
Stickles glitter was added for some sparkle. Designer paper is from my stash, by Stampin Up (retired). 
 The card has been kept simple, after coloring the image I just stamped the sentiment and snowflakes from the set "Holiday Snippets".

 Hope you can come join us if you haven't already, or play again (you can enter up to 3 times). As always we have some wonderful prizes to give away!! 

Happy stamping!!


  1. A gorgeous Christmas card Ellie. I love the linen card stock and Penny Black Snowmen always bring a smile to my face. I think they will never date and I use mine year after year.


  2. Cute! Cute! Cute! Great sentiment.

  3. Oooo what a fabby CAS design and am loving the sentiment, Luv Sam x

  4. Soooooooooo cute! LOVING that sentiment!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I'm going to put a public health warming on your blog Ellie - Neenah Linen, well that's a new one to me so you know I will have to try it. But it's a super card for our mid month inspiration.

    B x

  6. What a beautiful card - and stunning colouring too!

  7. Very cute Ellie, love the design and fab image too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Anonymous16:40

    aww, cute!! i love that little snowman and everything looks fabulous on the linen textured card stock. of course i hadn't yet read the description so my first thought was what kind of paper is that?

  9. Looks good on the linen card - so cute. Lynn x

  10. This is so cute and beautiful! I must get some linen card stock! xxx

  11. Such a cute card! Pinned it! Love the layout!


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