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Jul 16, 2022

A Hedgie Christmas in July

Hello and welcome!

This is a scheduled post so hopefully blogger will behave and post as scheduled.

This week Pauline is hosting at Allsorts challenge and she chose the theme of "Christmas in July", a perfect time for all types of crafters to begin their Christmas crafts! As always we'd love for you to join us for your chance to win, there are two prizes, a £15 voucher from Pearlywinks and a Sizzix die.

So here is my first Christmas card of the year:

I used a Penny Black hedgie from the set Holly Jolly which is older but oh so cute!! Colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and I used a circle Nestabilities die to cut it out, cropping off part of the circle.

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Busy times so I kept the card CAS by simply using a favorite stencil - Penny Black Hypnotic - on the background with Twisted Lime and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide inks. I added some snowy frantage type loose flakes (similar option) for some faux snow. It's white/irridescent, not really pink although it appears there is some pink in it on the photo. 

The sentiment is also by Penny Black from the set Festive Cheer, stamped directly onto the stenciled background using Versafine Onyx ink.

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  1. A pretty design Ellie, as you say the Hedgie may be an oldie but so sweet and the mandela stencilling in the background so soft and subtle.

    B x

  2. Beautifully done and I love the soft stencilling - so pretty.

  3. Love your sweet Christmas hedgie and the stencilled background. Like Linby said - so pretty! x

  4. Who can resist a sweet Hedgie and especially such a cute one as this? A gorgeous festive card with a beautiful sentiment too.

  5. Oh Ellie what a beautiful festive card I love the image also the sentiment it is truly wonderful. I hope you are enjoying your holiday and I would like to wish you a belated Happy Birthday
    lolo x

  6. Anonymous06:45

    Stunning Christmas card Ellie, your PB image is adorable (I have that set … I should get inspired to use my old PB stamps more !!) and your stencilling and sentiment are magical. Hope you have enjoyed your holiday xx

  7. Anonymous06:46

    Hi Ellie .. that last anonymous comment was me … don’t understand what blogger is doing on iPad
    Pauline xx

  8. Anonymous05:05

    A sweet image and lovely stencilling, xxx

  9. That is lovely and totally makes me want to start on my Christmas cards early this year! Pinned.

  10. Super cute! Love this card.

  11. Such a cute hedgie Ellie and I especially like the stenciled background you added behind the sentiment! Vicky x

  12. Aww this is super cute!! Makes me so excited for Christmas hehe!



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