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Feb 1, 2023

Juggling Hearts

Hello and happy February! I don't know about you but I am so glad it's February! It's a short month and in my head we're just that one month away from spring although I do know March (and even April) will still be chilly. I don't know why, but as I've gotten older winter months are just getting harder to deal with! I actually used to like winter... once upon a time! 

It's still a Winter theme at Four Seasons challenge and this is our last "Winter Season" month (until December). Hope you will join in with us! Winter Season means you may share anything winter months related including holidays like Valentine's Day :)

Here is my card and as usual it was inspired by the optional mood board.

Below is this month's optional mood board. I always enjoy being inspired by a mood board, this month I was inspired by the two images on the bottom.

I created a scene using Penny Black's Birches stamp and Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink. Added a few hills with some torn paper masks and the same ink then I added the fussy cut penguin to the scene. The penguin is an oldie by Elzybells (no longer in business) colored him with copics then fussy cut. On the stamp he is juggling snowballs but I cut them away and instead added tiny hearts to make it a Valentines card. 

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I added some red and white twine and a strip of patterned paper. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things - Itty Bitty Basics. Oh, I also used the xoxoxo stamp from the Penny Black set Snippets on the tree. I applied Stickles glitter to the hearts, hat and scarf for some sparkle.

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PS: I've also just posted my February Crafty Wednesday Challenge, and I hope you'll stop by and share all your crafty makes there! It's Anything Goes!

You can click directly onto the card below to get to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge. 

I'm sharing with these challenges:

These below 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


  1. What a gorgeous card Ellie - love that wee penguin juggling the hearts - because of the colours, the eye goes straight towards him.

  2. Such an adorably CUTE and creative card, love the birch trees stamp with the heart and of course the handsome little penguin juggling his hearts, a darling winter scene!!

  3. OMG what an adorable image and you have showcased it beautifully! Thanks for sharing another amazing DT project ... beautiful inspiration!

  4. My thought are much the same as yours when we get to February Ellie, Spring is in sight. You card today is just adorable with the little Penguin juggling hearts.

    B x

  5. That juggling penguin is so cute!!

  6. nice card
    thank you for participating in our challenge
    until next time
    Greetings Jolanda Bongers
    DT Creative Crafters

  7. This is darling, Ellie. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm always delighted to have you play along with us. Have a great week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Gorgeous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog

  9. So adorable! The red pops of color are perfect with this cutie! Thanks so much for sharing with us a Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  10. Such a cute penguin celebrating by juggling hearts! Love the heart on the trees too with that fun snowy background! Great card for February!

  11. Me again, thank you so much for sharing your adorably cute card with us at Double D!
    Diane DD Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}
    {Stencil Fun}

  12. Anonymous08:00

    Fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog

  13. Oh, Ellie, this card is perfection! I really love the details, all the way down to the xoxo on the tree trunk. Love it! Thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

  14. Very cute, love the background, makes the penguin and hearts really pop. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start for our Anything Goes challenge.

  15. Fun Card! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  16. AW! What an adorable and beautiful card. 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

  17. Lovely card Ellie. I like the subtle background - the more vibrant colors of the penguin really stand out. Thank you for entering the Word Collage Challenge at Path of Positivity.

  18. Ok Ellie, this card is super cute! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
    Donna xx

  19. This is such a happy card, it brought joy to me just seeing it.!! I love it.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART February 2023 Linky challenge and/or
    The DL.ART Thankful Thursday #317 Challenge
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  20. Oh your card is just darling. I love this whole card. So sweet. Love the colors the juggling hearts is awesome. So glad you shared over at Make My Monday, Crafty Catz.

  21. This is just darling with the hearts being the perfect punch of color for this adorable scene.

    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.
    ~ Arlene DT

  22. Wonderful card you have created, such a happy image and beautiful scene. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 108.


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