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Sep 20, 2021

Fall Fun with Apples and Hedgehogs

Hello and welcome!

Today a new challenge starts over at the Double Trouble challenge blog and I am sharing my second card as Double Trouble's Crazy Cousin a.k.a Guest Designer!

So here are the details this time around:

Thing 1 - Trouble Maker: (required): Something, Anything, Everything

Thing 3 - Twisted Sister: (optional): Let's make a fall project and include your favorite Fall harvest item(s), e.g. apples, pears, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, grains, scarecrow, etc.

My favorite fall activity is visiting the apple orchard. So for my "favorite fall harvest item" I've included apples. My fall colors are "apple" red , brown and olive green. Maybe I should have colored "golden delicious" apples to make the card more fall-like, but I thought I'd color the apples in the colors of my favorite kind of apples, the Johnathan's, which are usually reddish with a bit of green.

I started out by stamping the Penny Black image Hedgie Gift on Bristol Vellum paper and colored using a mix of Zig Clean Color markers and Distress inks. I then stamped the image again on post it notes, cut out and used as a mask so I could ink up the background.

To make the background I simply inked up a large acrylic block using Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass Distress inks. Slightly spritzed with water before stamping the acrylic block onto my Bristol Vellum paper. I did repeat this process a couple more times until I was happy with the outcome. Then removed the hedgehog masks.

Next I stamped the Penny Black flowers from the set Delicate Florals using Peeled Paint ink. I left the flowers uncolored otherwise to keep the main focus on the hedgehogs. 

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The sentiment is from the Penny Black Set Sweet Wishes.

Before adhering to the card base, I paper pierced along the edges using an old Stampin Up paper piercing template. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. And hope you'll join in the fun at Double Trouble!

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I'm linking up here:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - use PB stamps // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // Bastel-Traum - Watercolor // Crafty Animals - Animals // Cute Card Thursday - AG // Paper Shelter - Animals


  1. This is so cute!! Hedgehogs are adorable!

    Curated By Jennifer

  2. Super card Ellie and like you love time in the orchard, so do our dogs and horses, we thought it was going to be a poor season but we have enough to supply the village.

    B x

  3. Those hedgehogs are too cute... and I really like your background. Thanks for joining us as a guest designer at Double Trouble this month!

  4. You have the absolute cutest hedgehog stamps! Another adorable card.

  5. A super cute image and gorgeous stamped scene, just an adorable card.

  6. I had to see what your card was like, as it doesn't show up on the blog. I'm so glad I did, it's a wonderful delight, I love everything about it. I Love how you did the background and coloured those hedgies. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  7. This is beautiful … gorgeous image beautifully coloured, and stunning background x

  8. Oh my goodness, this hedgehog card is just the cutest! Pinned!

  9. You have the absolute cutest hedgehog stamps! Another adorable card.

  10. This card is absolutely adorable!! I love those little hedgehogs. So happy you could be the Crazy Cousin at Double Trouble! :)

  11. awww, so cute...
    Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge


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