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Jan 21, 2023

Hedgehog Delights with Spots and Stripes

Hello and welcome! 

A new theme starts today at Allsorts challenge with Dena hosting. She chose the fun theme of Spots and/or Stripes and hope you'll join in with us for your chance to win one of our fabulous prizes on offer this month! They come from OakwoodStamp AddictsSizzix and AALL and Create. As a reminder, these prizes are for challenges 710, 711 and 712 as they are now announced just once a month but winners will still be selected from each of the weekly challenges.

I wanted to use some of my patterned papers so I went looking for a sketch to use and found one that was right up my alley. 

The sketch is from the current Try Stamping on Tuesday challenge.

The image is a Penny Black wood mounted stamp Delights (sorry I don't have a link), stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and colored with Zig Clean Color brush markers. The patterned papers are very old, from Stampin Up. The white background paper is embossed, if anyone recognizes this folder please let me know in the comments. I added a sticky sentiment from Tim Holtz' Small Talk sticker sentiment set. I finished off the card with some natural jute twine and a touch of glitter in the flower centers. 

Take a look at the cute resin hedgehogs I found at a kitchen supply shop in an "After Christmas" sale! I just love their smiling faces! I'm definitely keeping them out at least until Winter is over but maybe even after that! They are so cute!!

I plan to link up with these challenges:

Try Stamping on Tuesday - Sketch
Can You Handle the Pressure - Embossing Folders, twist "Dots"
Crafty Animals - Animals

These are Always Anything Goes, I may not share with all but hope to link up when possible:

A Gem of a Challenge unlimited entries
A Perfect Time To Craft unlimited entries
Classic Design  Challenge unlimited entries
DL.Art Linky Challenge unlimited entries/ once per day
LeAnn’s World 101 unlimited entries
We Love 2 Create (creative/mixed media) unlimited entries
A Place To Start 8 entries max
613 Avenue Create 8 entries max
Path of Positivity 7 entries max
The Paper Funday 6 entries max
Word Art Wednesdays 5 entries max
The Corrosive Challenges 4 entries max 
Through The Craft Room Door 4 entries max
Crafty Catz 3 entries max
Creative Fingers 3 entries max
Ally's Angels 3 entries max  
Arty Divas 3 entries max
Crafts Galore Encore 3 entries max
Creatalicious Challenges 3 entries max
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday (my own challenge) 3 entries max  
Let's Craft & Create Challenge 3 entries max 
QKR Stampede 3 entries max
The Creative Crafters 3 entries max
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 3 entries max
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 3 entries max
Taylor Made Cards 4 U 3 entries max

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brenda said...

Looks like Spring is creeping into your blog today with those colours Ellie, very welcome as well as it's cold and white here (hard frosts not snow). Effective with the black sentiment tucked in as well.

B x

Lisa said...

What an absolutely adorable Penny Black image and colored wonderfully. Super use of that sketch too.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and very cute card Ellie … such a shame that many of the lovely old PB stamps are not available any more. I also love your cute resin hedgehogs .. adorable !
Pauline xx

Amy Johnson said...

What a cute card, and I love your little hedgehogs!

Dena J said...

What a very sweet image! You chose beautiful patterns and colors. Not recognizing the folder, but it's fabulous!
Thank you for a wonderful inspiration card.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable card, love so much your take of the sketch and the PB hedgie! Also your resin hedgehogs are adorable!

Linby said...

A great way to use an EF and papers. It all looks wonderful together.

Darnell said...

Has Di seen those little hedgies, Ellie? They are darling and so is your hedgie card from the background e/f up to the beautiful twine bow! Great job using your pp snippets! Hugs, Darnell

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the cute Hedgie image and pretty papers in your design.

Sarn said...

Lovely and cheerful spring card. Nice dry embossing backdrop X

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Ellie this is so adorable - love it, and so beautifully made also. Your resin hedgehogs are real cuties and deserve to be on display all year :)

coldwaters2 said...

What a gorgeous card Ellie love the stamp you have used also the papers and embossing I am also loving those Hedgehog trinkets how lovely
lolo x

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a sweet card with beautiful embossing and the little hedge hog is adorable! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I love this design, so much detail!

Joanne said...

That is such a cute card and yay you for using up more scraps! I've been more focused on scrapbooking this month and I feel like for every few scraps I use up I make about a million more.

Pia S said...

Cute image and I really like your version of the sketch, with the beautiful embossed background and colorful spots and striped papers

Jennifer said...

This is adorable Ellie!

Curated by Jennifer

Donna Walls said...

Great sketch and adorable image. The staging is as cute as the card! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge!
Donna xx

Dena J said...

Back to say I'm so happy you linked to TSOT!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A really lovely and beautiful card. Love the Hedgie, colour mix and embossing. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Darlene said...

Oh Ellie, this is just adorable! LOVE that background embossing! Well done ... sure to bring a smile! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Can You Handle the Pressure challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

Can You Handle the Pressure

Doris Klein said...

OMG.. how cute! Lovely make and great done of the sketch, too! Like your work :-)

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

Hugs and please come back soon!
Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
*Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
*DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Sari / Granne said...

Your card is super cute, and love the spring feeling on it and great layout. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #107.

Aunty Sue said...

Such a lovely card and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz

Donna Scholz said...

Ellie, what a wonderful take on our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge! I love all the texture you've included with the background embossing... so appropriate for your happy card!!! Wonderful job coloring the cute little hedgehog, too!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us once again!!! -Donna

My Paper Epiphany said...

Totally gorgeous as always! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge:)

N-Eva said...

Beautiful and pretty card. Love the combination of colours and pretty design! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

Cindy Coutts @ Cindy B Designs said...

This is just the cutest card ever! Thank you so much for playing with us at Let's Craft & Create Challenges and we hope to see you back for our new challenge on Sunday, February 5!

Cindy | Design Team | Let's Craft & Create Challenges

Chana Malkah said...

Very nice take on the sketch! The embossed background is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Such a lovely card, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at the Creative Crafters and hope that you can join us again next month!
Hugs Donna DT xx

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

Loose Stitches said...

Hello, I just want to let you know that the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge has a new name and blog address. You can find it here. Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
We hope to see you there.
~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you used the sketch especially with the dry embossing underneath.