Jul 14, 2018

Allsorts Challenge: Flowers All Over

Hello everyone, it's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. For the following few weeks our challenges will run for 2 weeks but we'll be back to weekly postings mid- August.

 Mervi is our host this time and she would like to see "Flowers Allover". Our prize this week comes from  Swedish House Crafts, hopefully you'll find some time to join in! Don't forget you have two weeks to link up :)


I completed this card before I left for vacation last month, I was hoping to be able to make another one (not completely  happy with this card) but I haven't had time to make cards for challenges yet since I returned so this one will have to do. I think I will re-work it and add some ribbon where the two papers meet...I think that will pretty it up a bit. 

This card was simple to make, I just inked up Penny Black's brushstroke stamp Bejeweled using a Distress marker, then stamped the wood mounted Penny Black sentiment "Dance Sing Love" directly over the flowers. By the way, if you're interested, this stamp is currently available brand new in my Etsy shop and it ships for free within the US. 
The designer papers are from my stash by a pack I picked up at a local craft store. 




Happy crafting!!

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Jul 7, 2018

Allsorts 475: In My Garden

Hello everyone, I have officially returned from a family visit to Germany and also spent some wonderful days in the Austrian Alps with my family. Enjoyed some good food, good company and beautiful scenery, but now it's time to get back to daily life here in the States.

Today is the start of a new challenge at Allsorts, the lovely Brenda is our host this week and she picked the theme of "in the garden".
I forgot to ask Brenda if mythical garden creatures could be allowed for this challenge, but knowing that Brenda loves fairies I am confident that they are allowed :)


This cute fairy is a rubber stamp by Lili of the Valley. Unfortunately they discontinued all of their rubber stamps and only carry a fraction of their older images, so I am not sure if this image is still available. She's been heat embossed on Bristol Vellum card stock then colored with my Zig Clean Color markers. The little sentiment is from Penny Black's set Snippets, this time I heat embossed it in white on black card stock. The script background paper is from my box of scraps, probably from Prima Marketing . I distressed the edges and added some May Arts Jute Twine to finish off the card. If you look closely, then you will notice a subtle design on the image panel. That was done with Penny Black's Oscillations Stencil, which is currently available in my Etsy Shop. By the way, all stamps and supplies from my shop will now ship for FREE (US only). Note, I only carry a limited amount of stamps. 

Our wonderful prize this week is a pretty floral stamp by Chocolate Baroque. I hope you'll find some time to join us! 

Thank you so much for visiting!!

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Jul 4, 2018

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - July Challenge

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the July Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge! I just returned from an overseas vacation on July first, I have lots of catching up to do and my brain is still on "vacation mode" half of me feels like I am still in a different time zone, so I am keeping this post sweet and simple.

We're in the midst of Summer so for this month the theme is

 "Summertime is Here"

This means you may share anything summer related...summer activities, summer flowers, summer celebrations etc.
I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Fitting for today's Independence Day holiday, I created my Summer card using the cute image "Waiting for the Parade" by Mo Manning. Unfortunately Mo Manning just retired this cute image last month along with some others.
This cutie has been colored with Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils. The brick wall was done using a stencil, unfortunately I don't remember the brand of the stencil, but you can find several brands on Amazon if you're interested. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Heartfelt.


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The prize for this month's challenge is the cute Penny Black wood mounted stamp below....



And now it's time to announce last month's winner selected by random.org.
Congratulations Angie from Cimbacreativefun, you were the lucky prize winner!
Please contact me at ellibelle_blog at yahoo dot com by July 18th to claim your June prize!

Due to EU's GDPR regulations I decided to discontinue the top picks as is just too hard sometimes to find out where each blogger is located and I do not want to break any regulations.


To play along in this month's challenge simply link your creation below using the linky tool.

A few things to remember:
  • You must follow the theme
  • Enter up to 3 projects per challenge
  • You may combine with any other challenges
  • Please be sure to include a link back here in your blog post

Please remember: this is a public blog, meaning any papercraft you link up or any comments left on this blog will be visible and clickable by third parties. The blog owner is not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without permission. 







Jul 1, 2018

Things with Wings at Penny Black and More Challenge

This is another scheduled post so hopefully blogger behaves and does its job!
Our challenge this month at Penny Black and More is "Things with Wings". Some great prizes to be won again so do come join us for your chance to win!


I made  a card with these birds a couple of months ago, this was an image I had already colored and did not use at that time, but it came in really handy when I needed to make a quick card to work ahead. The birds are from the set "Enjoy Life" by Penny Black, not sure why but it seems to be retired. It's been colored with Zig Clean Color  brush markers on Bristol Vellum card stock then fussy cut using my Cutterbee scissors which are wonderful for detail cutting like this one. The white background and card base are both Neenah linen textured. Designer paper is a strip from my never ending pile of scraps and the green cards stock is one of Stampin Up's papers. Sentiment is also by stampin up, from a long retired set.

Thanks so much for visiting!!

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Jun 30, 2018

Allsorts 474: Baby Animals

This is another scheduled post so hopefully blogger does what it's supposed to!
The theme this week at Allsorts challenge, chosen by Helene, is "Baby Animals". And this is what I came up with...

I used an older wood mounted stamp by Penny Black (In a Nutshell), heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper and then colored with Zig Clean Color real brush markers. A retired curvy stitched die from Whimsy stamps was used to cut out the image panel and the striped paper is from a paper pack picked up at Joann's Crafts and Fabric. I tied some May Arts burlap twine around the card before adhering it blue card stock. The card base is Neenah Linen textured 80lb card stock. 


I've had the sentiment stamp forever, I think it's by Stampin Up. It's been heat embossed also on Bristol Vellum paper. The little hearts are cutouts from Avery Elle's Heart Frame die set. I also used a clear Wink of Stella brush on the flower and hearts. 

This week we have a wonderful prize by DigiStamp Boutique and we're also giving away an extra prize, a Rare Earth hedge stamp from the Allsorts prize box. 
To be entered into the prize drawing, visit the challenge blog to link up your card following the Baby Animal theme. 

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Jun 23, 2018

Allsorts 473: Sweet Treats

This is a scheduled post, so if you read this then blogger behaved as I hoped :-)

This week at Allsorts challenge Susan is our host and she would like to see "Sweet Treats"We have a great prize to give away this week by Marianne Designs, so do come join us if you'd like to be entered into the drawing.


I used a Lili of the Valley stamp - Rosie with Cake, it's been colored with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils on Neenah card stock.  The sentiment is Penny Black's Sprinkles and Smiles

A really quick and easy card to make as you can see.  One of Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches dies was used to frame the image panel with. The paper strip is from my box of scraps. 


Thanks so much for visiting, I hope you have a great weekend! 


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Jun 18, 2018

Penny Black and More: June Midmonth

Happy Monday everyone!
I will be on a blogging break over the next couple of weeks to spend some time with family I haven't seen for a while so my following posts are all scheduled, including this one, and I will not be accessing my blog during this time. I hope blogger will behave as expected...

So today we're sharing our midmonth creation for the Penny Black and More challenge blog where our theme for the month of June is "In the Garden". I had a busier than usual week last week, and wasn't sure I was going to have something ready for the midmonth post, but I did manage to create this clean and simple card.


The cute mouse stamp is from the Penny Black set Garden Critters, heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper and then colored with my Zig Clean Color real brush markers. A stitched die was used to cut out the designer paper and I embellished with some May Arts Natural Burlap twine and a punched butterfly (Martha Stewart punch). I added a two sticky back pearls to the butterfly and went over it and parts of the image with a Zig Wink of Stella clear brush. The card base is Stampin Up's retired Bashful Blue.



I hope you can join us if you  haven't already (or join us again) for a chance at one of the wonderful prizes!
Thank you so much for visiting!!

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