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Nov 7, 2021

Three Jolly Mice and a Christmas Tree

Hello and welcome!

It's the first Sunday of the month and that means there is a new challenge starting today at Stamping Sensations! Our theme for the month is "Anything Christmas". Looking forward to seeing your wonderful Christmas creations on the challenge blog! We have a prize from Be Creative to give away and hopefully you'll get a chance to play along with us!

And this is what I made:

This stamp is another one from the set Gather Around  by Penny Black.  (You can see my cat card made from the same set here). It's back in stock at and also available from an Amazon seller. 

I stamped on Bristol Vellum paper using Versafine Onyx ink then colored with Distress inks and Zig Clean Color markers. 

I used Penny Black's Christmas Story background stamp on the background and bottom border for some added interest and distressed the edges. 

The postage stamp sentiment is an oldie from Whimsy Stamps and I used the matching postage die to cut it out (these are both retired and no longer available.)

The patterned paper is from my stash. Thought it matched the brown mice well enough so that's why I chose it. I tied some natural jute twine around the card front before adhering to the base. The little die cut star (or is it a snowflake??) was left over on my desk from another project, thought it was the perfect finishing touch so I added it. Stickles glitter was applied to the ornaments, star and bow on the tree stand.  

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I'm linking up here:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge  - use PB products // We Love Stamping - Christmas // Alphabet Challenge - P for Patterned Paper // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Crafty Catz - AG // Jingle Belles - Ornaments // Winter Wonderland - For a Child // Aud Sentiments Challenge - Christmas // Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act // ABC Christmas - W for Whimsical // Fab n Funky - Christmas // Paper Shelter - Christmas // Crafty Sentiment Designs  - AG // Unicorn Challenge - Christmas // Critter Crazy Challenges - Critters // Bastel-Traum - Christmas // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Papers // Creatalicious Challenges - AG opt. Stars // Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog - Christmas // Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Christmas // A Place To Start - Craft a Favorite Memory (helping decorate the Christmas tree with my older siblings is always such  happy memory) // Colouring in Scrapland - AG // Incy Wincy Designs - Creatures // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Holiday Occasion // A Gem of a Challenge - AG // Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Christmas // Just Us Girls - Word Week: Merry
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  1. An adorable Christmas card with the cute PB mice. Marlies

  2. Another sweet Penny Black image Ellie and a very pretty Christmas card. This one did show on on my reading list so hopefully it was just a glitch.

    B x

  3. This is really sweet Ellie .. you certainly make the most of these adorable PB stamps
    Pauline x

  4. What an adorable festive card! I love the little mice! How cute.

    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. x

  5. A lovely card Ellie, love the cute image with those mice, and the little details you added are perfect.
    Avril xx

  6. A beautiful card with a cute image, lovely design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

  7. A lovely card with an adorable image. Vee xx

  8. Oh Ellie this is full of so much festive delight I adore the stamp you have used and your colouring, the added twine is a fabulous touch, I love it
    lorraine x

  9. An adorable Penny Black stamped image,the mice are cuties,beautiful colouring and embellishments,thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

  10. A fabulous image and great colours. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  11. I love when I come across an image that I have not seen before! These tree decorating mice are as cute as can be. I love the way you did the background too! The twine and the postage stamp was a nice touch! So happy you joined us at Just Us Girls as you do lovely work!

  12. Those glittery ornaments are da' bomb ... so very glad you got ornamental with us at Jingle Belles.

  13. I always love PB critters and your design for the cute mice is fabulous!! Such beautiful sparkling bubbles and just LOVE the stamp and the dp you used, the card has a bit of vintage feel and looks great!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping November challenge with the Christmas theme!!

  14. A lovely PB and your elements around it suit it so well.

  15. Aw, those mice are just the sweetest!

  16. Lovely Christmas card with a sweet image, thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  17. Your critters are just so cute, I love your festive creations Ellie.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. Penny Black and Christmas, the two seem to go hand in hand there are so many wonderful PB stamps to choose from. Thank you for joining us at We Love Stamping its great to know that you love stamping as well. Good luck in the draw. x

  19. this is so cute, what a fab little image, very Christmassy!


  20. They are so cute and sweet!!


  21. I just love your adorable card Ellie. Those little mice are just too cute!!

  22. This is adorable! Those mice make me giggle! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter Challenges. Julie O, DT member

  23. Ohh so fabulous stamp and cute card!
    Thank you for sharing at We Love stamping;-))m

  24. This is so adorable those three mice decorating the tree is absolutely darling I love it.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART November 2021 Linky challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  25. Adorable Christams card, love the color combo. Thanks for linking up with us at 613 Avenue Create. DT Vesna

  26. Love your cute card, such a great image. Finally got this comment box to work!!! Thank you for joining We Love Stamping and 613 Avenue Create. Anesha x

  27. This card is so cute. You have the best PB stamps. What a nice stamp set this is. [Bunny]
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  28. What a cute card! So festive!

  29. LOL.. what a fun and super cute work! I really love everthing of it! The colours and the layout! And this sweet image.. I just love it!!!! :-)

    Thanks for playing along with our Critter Crazy Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
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    *GDT* 52 Christmas Chard Throwdown

  30. Fabulous Christmas card! I love the browns and those three little mice. Nice touch with the sparkly bulbs on the tree. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

  31. Lovely card Ellie.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  32. Exquisite Ellie, perfect in every way!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  33. This is such a cute card! I love how you coloured it and the little glitter touches! So nice for Christmas :)

    Hope that you are having a great weekend :) Thankfully the rain has stopped here!

    Away From The Blue

  34. What a cute image and lovely project. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  35. Wow! You are rocking the Christmas Cards this year! You are so on top of things! Love this card.

  36. A lovely card! Thank you for joining us in the Colouring in Scrapland challenge and good luck.
    xx Marisol DT

  37. A really fun image and your card is super cute. Thanks for joining in our Digi Doodle Studios challenge. Best of luck with your entry! Patsy DT

  38. Amazing card. Well done Thanks for joining us at Patterned Paper Challenge

    DT Patterned Paper Challenge

  39. Anonymous08:54

    I love the mice! So adorable.


  40. The mice are so cute. I like it. Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  41. Your card is so cute!
    So happy you played along with WinterWonderland Challenge.
    Patty- DT

  42. such adorable mice trimming that beautiful tree! love this sweet & appealing card! so pleased you could join our celebration of ornaments at JINGLE BELLES!

  43. So cute. I love the sparkle on the baubles. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  44. This is adorable cute!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    Hope to see you soon!
    Hugs from Africa!

  45. Love this adorable card.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  46. So very sweet and lovely! So glad you have shared this with us at Colour Crazy. Please come back again!

  47. Beautiful - such a sweet image.

    Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.

    Helen x

  48. Gorgeous card. The image is so sweet.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  49. Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining the Critter Crazy challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  50. This is adorable!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  51. Adorable card Ellibelle. I like the sparkly ornaments. Thank you for entering the Something Beginning with H Challenge at CHNC.

  52. Congratulations! You were selected as a November Rising Star At A Place To Start!

    Thanks for your wonderful entry! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge!

    The Resident Design Team
    A Place To Start


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