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Elzybells Challenge #5

Elzybells Chllenge #5 was to use black, white and another colour. I love this kind of challenge as black and pink tend to be my colours of choice for cards (and clothes), but I wanted to do a Christmas card using my new uninked Elzybells stamps. I came up with this cute little mouse fast asleep waiting for Santa to bring lots of micey goodies. I'm not sure mice are black (other than Mickey and Minnie of course), but he looks so cute against the red and white that I left him.


It's hard to see in the photo but the top half of the card is glitter card embossed with the cuttlebug snowflakes folder. I also layered the top part of the hat on dimensionals so as to give it a bit more of a 3D look and added some white flock for a furry feel to the hat's edge and bobble.

Recipe:

Stamps- Sleeping Mouse and sentiment from Elzybells

Paper - White card blank from Craft Central, Real Red cs from Stampin' Up, non SU black and white cs, white glitter card, DP from Dovecrafts Christmas pack…

Elzybells Challenge #4

Elzybells Challenge #4 here was to use inchies on a card. I really wanted to make a card with this cute little girl on the moon and the star swirls were ideal for the inchie part. I used a ton of glitter glue to add extra sparkle to it.



Recipe:

Stamps - Stardust and Moonbeams set from Elzybells

Paper - White card blank from Craft Central, Rose Red cs and DP from Stampin' Up, Non SU white cs

Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Ciao Markers in W-1 Warm Grey, Y08 Acid Yellow, E00 Skin White, R85 Rose Red, RV34 Dark Pink and E35 Chamois

Accessories - Clear Embossing Powder, star brad from ?, white organza ribbon, yellow and silver glitter glues, Scalloped and straight edge circle nestabilities

High Hopes challenge #3

High Hopes Stamps set challenges on their blog every Sunday and I try to do them when I get the chance. The only rules other than those set by the actual challenge is to use High Hopes Stamps, which gives me a great excuse to buy some more every month or so. Being in the UK limits how much we can import before we get charged with highly expensive customs charges, so I tend to order about $30 worth of stamps at a time. If you haven't seen them before you MUST check out their website http://www.highhopesstamps.com/ - they have the cutest little stamps!!


Anyway challenge #3 was to use stitching on your card. Now I can't sew at all and don't own a sewing machine, so I had to use faux stitching on this little notecard.



Recipe:


Stamps- Dunno Duck and sentiment both from High Hopes Stamps, faux stitching stamp from Hot Off The Press


Paper - SU love notes in Whisper White, Groovy Guava DP from SU, Barely Banana and non-SU white cardstock


Inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Ciao Markers …