It's the first Sunday of the month, that means it's time for a new challenge at Penny Black and More. Christmas is getting closer and so for this month we could like to see Christmas Cards and All Things Christmas. Several wonderful prizes are up for grabs so hopefully you'll find some time to join us. The challenge runs until the end of the month so there is definitely plenty of time!
If you're not into making your own Christmas cards, you can also make gift tags, gift wrap or anything else, as long as your focal point of interest includes rubber or clear stamping your creation is good to go!
I created a background using a circle die cut to mask the moon and some torn printer paper for the hills along with Broken China Distress Oxide ink. The die cut trees were done with Penny Black's Beneath the Birches die set slightly inked with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide.
The cute critter is from Penny Black's stamp set Holly Jolly Critters. It's just a set of 2 stamps - a row of 4 critters and a sentiment. I used only one of the critters from the row, heat embossed using Versafine Clair Ink and clear embossing powder, colored with Distress Inks and then fussy cut using my Cutterbee scissors. I used a Sakura Stardust glitter pen on the star, scarf and head gear to make them sparkle.
The sentiment from my favorite Penny Black Christmas sentiment Set Season's Gifts was also heat embossed right over the moon. I used a kraft paper background for my card front, then 110lb heavyweight card stock from Michaels.
Penny Black Holly Jolly Critters // Penny Black Season's Gifts // Penny Black Beneath the Birches Die Set // Distress Inks for Coloring (I think Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn and Worn Lipstick all diluted and colored with a Zig Detailer) // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder // Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the Background Scene // Pumice Stone Distress Oxide for Inking the Die Cut Trees // Circle Die Cut for Moom Mask - similar die set // Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen // Bristol Vellum Paper // Heavyweight 110lb Cardstock
Also sharing with these challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Penny Black Stamps //Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute // Die Cuttin' Divas - Die Cuts // Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes // Cute Card Thursday - Holidays // Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes // Send a Smile for Kids - Holidays for Kids // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes // Country View Crafts' Challenge - hand stamped // Crafty Animals - Animals // Creative Sketchy Girls - Christmas // Dies R Us Challenge - Trees or Leaves // Fabrika Fantasy - Winter // Happy Little Stampers - Christmas // Happy Little Stampers - Dies // Love to Craft - Anything Goes // Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Christmas // Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Christmas // The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes // Crafty Catz - Snow // Jingle Belles - Animals // Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Holiday Cards //
Thanks so much for visiting! Hope to see your entry at the challenge blog for your chance to win one of the wonderful prizes by Penny Black and Crafts U Love!
It's a really pretty Wintry card Ellie, the cool blues work really well and you have even picked up the sparkle on your photo, not easy! I think that die is one I might need and rather drawn to the sentiment as well.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Brenda. It really is a great sentiment set! And I don't use dies often, but this one works so well combinded with stamps for creating card scenes!Delete
Lovely pale background for frosty air, cute image, very beautiful card;-))mReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Mervi!Delete
Cute card! Love the background!ReplyDelete
Have a great day!
Thanks Marilyn. Same to you!Delete
Super cute Ellie. XxxReplyDelete
So beautiful! LOVING that mouse and the tree!ReplyDelete
What a cute mouse! He's so proud of the Christmas tree he found to bring home to the family! You did a great job masking, coloring, and creating a scene for him, Ellibelle!! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Darnell. I definitely had lots of fun with this cutie!Delete
Such a sweet wintery scene. Love how you created it with the cool sentiment too!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us for our July Penny Black Saturday Challenge ! ♥ Sue Kment
Thanks so much, Sue!Delete
What a lovely sweet image and a really super background with a perfect sentiment.ReplyDelete
You combined all the elements perfectly - it's a gorgeous card.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Lynn!Delete
Adorable and so sweet card!!ReplyDelete
OH my goodness; that is such a cute card! I just made my Christmas cards a few weeks ago and hope to turn to a few Christmas crafts next. Pinned.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! Have fun with the Christmas crafts!Delete
OMG this is so sweet and I love the background for your sentiment! Great idea! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.ReplyDelete
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Thanks so much Darlene!Delete
Oh what a beautiful card Ellie - such a wonderful background for your sweet wee critter :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Maxine!Delete
That's so cute!ReplyDelete
A lovely card featuring your cute little mouse, love the soft colours of the background and the beautiful sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at crafty Catz.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Chrhis. Happy to join in at Crafty Catz!Delete
So cute! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)ReplyDelete
michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
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Thanks so much Michelle!Delete
Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MLCC, good luck!!! Amy DTReplyDelete
Thank you Amy!Delete
Thanks for stopping by, Mia!ReplyDelete
love that perfectly inked sky ... so very glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.ReplyDelete
This is adorable! You've inked up a lovely sky and that little mouse is just darling. A perfect winter scene. Thanks for linking up to the DRU "Trees/Leaves" challenge. Best of luck to you!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Ellibelle :-) the image is adorable and I love the background, so cute! :-)ReplyDelete
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Thank you for sharing this lovely cuteness with The Cutie Pies!! Sarah DTReplyDelete
oh my goodness what a beuatiful card, that sweet little guy looks like he's right out of "the wind in the willows"! fabulous addition to our creature feature gallery at JINGLE BELLES! ♥ReplyDelete
I am so happy that you won the loot at SSS Wednesday! Huge congrats. I always love your beautiful creations. Hugs, AutumnReplyDelete
such a sweet card! i love your attention to detail with the sky, tree and sentiment. also congrats on the SSS wed win! have fun shopping!ReplyDelete
Hello… Thanks for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge with your lovely card… beautiful sentiment too. Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw!ReplyDelete
Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]
Oh this is so adorable. I love the tree die cut with this image.ReplyDelete
What a sweet little scene you've created. I love the saying, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Love To Craft =)ReplyDelete
What a lovely card! The little mouse is too cute! Your background with the wintery sky and the branches are perfect.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges this month!
Gorgeous card with cute stamp!!Thank you for joining our challenge atReplyDelete
The Creative Crafters Challenge blog I hope you’ll join us next time again.
Jolanda (DT member)
This is lovely, such a sweet card. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xxReplyDelete
Great design and I love that you used heat embossing. I am so rubbish at heat embossing and envy anyone who can pull it off! Thanks for sharing your cute card with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DTReplyDelete
Amazing!, It´s beautiful project!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
Angela DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs pot.com.au/