Nov 4, 2018

Penny Black and More - November Challenge

Today I am sharing my card for the November Penny Black and More challenge, where our theme this month  is "Make Someone Smile". This doesn't have to be a humouros card, any uplifting and cheerful card will be perfect for this challenge.



I started out by heat embossing the image from the Penny Black set  Holly Jolly on Bristol Vellum paper then colored with my Zig Clean Color Markers. The mouse on the right side is a separate image from the set, it's also been heat embossed on a different paper, colored and fussy cut, then attached to the card with dimensional tape. I brushed some Wink of Stella glitter over parts of the image to make it sparkle. I wanted to add some ink to the background so I stamped the image on a sticky note and cut it out - this didn't take long as I didn't need it to be perfect. Placed the sticky masks over my image and then I was able to ink and add the stencil designs. I used one of the patterns from Penny Black's Oscillations stencil on the carpet part of the image and Echo Park's Stripes Stencil for a wall design. The sentiments from the sets Season's Gifts and Holiday Snippets were  stamped directly onto the card front. The card base is Neenah Linen textured 80lb card stock.


A close up below...
Our prizes this week at Penny Black and More challenge come from Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Marianne Designs, so plenty to win - hope you'll come join us!

I am also sharing my card here:
Pile it on - Pets
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - October - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Anything Christmas Goes 
Send a Smile for Kids -  Happy Holidays 4 Kids or Anything Goes 4 Kids 
Sweet Stampin  - Trees
Crafty Catz Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Christmas
Craft Rocket Challenges - Christmas Is Coming
Crafting With An Attitude Always Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas
Crafting By Designs  - Christmas
Double D Challenges   - Stripes and Dots
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters  - Humour 
Cards in Envy - Favorite Holiday Card
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Make My Monday -  Stencil Stories
Path of Positivity -Anything Positive

That's all I have for today. Would love to see you joining us at Penny Black and More. The challenge runs until the end of the month, so you will have plenty of time!
Enjoy your Sunday!


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42 comments:

  1. It's certainly a cheerful scene Ellie and very effective use of inks and stecils to create the room scene.

    B x

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  2. an image so full of fun Ellie - love it!!! xxxx

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  3. Cute and fun card with those sweet critters! Love the effect of the sparkling on the baubles and the sentiment!

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  4. Adorable card!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  5. How gorgeous, your stenciled background is a great touch!

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  6. Ohhhhhhhhh this is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeee that tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Oh how clever! What a sweet creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Stripes & Dots’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Darlene! Will definitley try joining in at Double D again soon!

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  8. Love your background yellow stencil, it looks FAB! That image is super cute and looks great embossed! Perfect sentiment for the upcoming Season too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Stripes And Dots, Donna, DT Member.

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna, glad I was able to join in at Double D this time!

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  9. Such a lovely card, sweet image and beautiful sentiment. The stencilled yellow background gives the scene a wonderful warm glow! Thanks for playing along at CASS
    Chris
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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Chris, happy I was able to join CASS!

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  10. Fabulous colouring on this cute stamp, lovely card;-))m

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  11. Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin' too!
    x

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  12. What a fun card. Beautiful coloring of the image. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Humor" challenge.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Terri. Happy to have joined in at the Sisterhood's challenge this time!

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  13. What an adorable scene you have created thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

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  14. Your jolly card definitely made me smile and laugh! Love the cute/funny image and your coloring is great! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy Challenge!

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  15. I am sitting here with a big smile on my face, such a great scene. I love the wall paper.

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    1. Thanks Lynn! Silly cats always make me smile :-)

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  16. Hi Elliebelle
    This card does make you smile... love it...
    thanks for joining us at PBSC
    Hugs Sylvie xDT

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  17. Aww, this is such a fun, festive image and sure to bring joy to the recipient! Love the way the light shines around the tree...just so cute! Thanks for making us smile on the Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

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  18. This card is amazing! Awesome techniques blended together to make a really fun card! I love it! thanks for popping by Use Your Stuff to share it with us!
    Tammy DT Coordinator

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  19. oh, how cute! you've created such a sweet and adorable scene! i love the wall and floor and all the cute critters.

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  20. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  21. Oh, this is fantastic, Ellie! Love that sweet image. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week.
    NanaConnie DT

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  22. How lovely. It is really nice to see a christmas card in such happy colours for a change. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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  23. This is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along in our Anything Goes Challenge@ Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

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  24. This is so beautiful. That's something my cats would do, lol. Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT

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  25. Thats just too cute and great colouring too! Thanks for making us smile for the "Humour" challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters and I look forward to seeing more of your awesome cards again! Hugs, Gwendolyn

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  26. This is such a sweet Christmas card! Love the image and sentiment.

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  27. Beautiful card! I used to have a cat that climbed my Christmas tree! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire x

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  28. Fantastic stencilled background for a clever scene. A great card. Thank you for joining us at MMM. We hope ot see you again. Caz DT.

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