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Nov 18, 2018

Midmonth Inspiration for Penny Black and More

Happy Sunday! Did you get a chance yet to join us at Penny Black and More challenge? If you haven't but wanted to, then you are in luck, as there is still plenty of time to play along for a chance to win. And don't forget you may enter up to 3 cards!

Our theme this month is "Make Someone Smile". So any happy and uplifting cards would be perfect for this challenge theme, along with the humourous ones as well.

I decided to make another Christmas card. This time I used the cute stamp Chill Day by Penny Black along with the set Woodland Beauty to create the scenery. I have linked both to Amazon, did you know, most (if not all) amazon prime eligible products currently ship for free with no minimum purchase? And you don't have to be a prime member either. Both these stamps and most other products I used today are included in this free shipping special. 

I started out by heat embossing the image on Bristol Vellum Paper using versafine onyx ink and clear embossing powder. Then colored with Zig Clean Color Markers and a Detailer Brush. I cut a quick mask to cover the image. You might think this takes time, but it's actually really quick to fussy cut as it doesn't have to be super detailed or perfect and it's done on a post it note, so it's quickly done. With the mask in place I stamped the trees in the background and finished off with some winter plants in the foreground (this stamp is also from the set Woodland Beauty). Using a hand cut mask I added an impression of a couple snowy drifts and glitter was applied using a clear wink of stella brush. Sentiment is from the Penny Black set Holly Jolly. A strip of pattern paper and some Wink of Stella  clear glitter finishes off the card fron. It's then been mounted onto a Neenah linen textured card base.

Please do come join us at Penny Black and More challenge this month. We have some great prizes to give away. No need to use Penny Black products, any company is fine, just no digis as traditional stamping is required at this challenge blog. The only exception are PB stickeroos.

I am also entering my card here:
AAA  - On the Move 
Cutie Pie Challenge  Winter Layers
Double Trouble  - Christmas Holiday
Incy Wincy Designs  - Christmas
Unicorn Challenge Use a Sentiment
ABC Christmas Challenge -   W for Wishes, X for Christmas
Paper Shelter Challenge - Christmas is Coming
Sunny Day Crafting - Any Animals Always
Aud Sentiments Challenge  - Ribbon and / or Bows
C.R.A.F.T.  - Christmas 
Craft Rocket Challenges - November- Christmas Is Coming
Moving along with the Times - Winter Animals
Send a Smile for Kids - Anything Goes for Kids
Dragonfly Dreams – November - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Get Ready For Christmas

Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you stay warm. It snowed (again) here yesterday, I am ready to move south :-) I haven't felt this way about winter until last year when we had a miserable never - seemed -to -be -ending winter! 

Amazon quicklinks are below. Please note, some affiliate links are used in this post, meaning I might earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links, at no additional cost to you. Remember, Amazon currently offers FREE SHIPPING with NO minimum purchase amount on most of the products, including all but one I have linked below


Marilyn said...

Adorable card!
Have a great day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooo cute! LOVING the suit!!!!!!!!!!

Mervi said...

Cute image and beautiful colouring, gorgeous background;-))m

Leanne Harris said...

This did make me smile Ellie! a super cute stamp and beautifully coloured xxxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous and so cute!!! Love the PB hedgie and that background, the blue forest makes me dream! :D

Gibmiss said...

Hi Ellie
Fabulous cute image... beautifully coloured...
thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx

brenda said...

Better late than never as they say, four days with hardly any interent makes me realise just how much we rely on it. Yur card is sweet and certainly makes me smile.

B x

Jane said...

Oh that's such a fun image, loads of movement. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

papercraftingprincess said...

Oh what a fun image...I can just imagine that little guy stealing Santa's hat. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble. The Penny Black cat stamps have been a long favorite of mine.

KandA said...

Gorgeous card and I love the fun PB stamp xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Ellie,
oh what a very wonderful Christmas card and your Winter Animal is so sweet.
Beautiful stamping and what a gorgeous background you have created.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

brenda said...

Just popped baxk to say thanks for sharing your pretty card with us at Stamping Sensations challenge, it's perfect Ellie.

B x

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

(Please use the new Inlinkz next time. You should no longer have any problems. Just log in using either Google or Facebook and you should be able to add your link no trouble.)

Lena said...

Lovely card!!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at TPS this week! Good Luck, Hug Lena

LucieGCards said...

What a sweet card! Love the colour combo! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Cheryl said...

Adorable card! I love the movement of your little hedgehog. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards challenges.

pinky said...

This is really cute and I love the background! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Anonymous said...

aw, what a cute card!! love the background too.

SewPaperPaint said...

I LOVE the effect you created with the trees and how the blue makes the red just pop! Darling creation. Hugs, Autumn

Helen said...

Such a cute card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge & Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x