Nov 3, 2018

Allsorts 492: Pretty Papers



It's saturday again and time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. This week our theme is: Pretty Papers and we have a great prize to give away to one lucky winner! We're giving away a pretty prize package with some designer paper packs and gorgoeus ribbon, so hope you can join in for a chance to win!


I decided to make two cards today....
 Whimsy Stamps Designer Paper - Retired // Stampin Up Feathered Hope - retired

The only stamping I have done here is the sentiment and the hanging vines stamped in green. The gorgeous hummingbird image is part of the pattern paper. Unfortunately I can't link to this paper anymore as it's an older pack from Whimsy Stamps and no longer available. I love hummingbirds, this year I've had many more coming to my feeder than I did the previous years, and I plan on putting a couple of extra ones out next spring to attract even more of them. 
I also used a really old sentiment on this card, it's a favorite one  from Stampin Up from the stamp set "Feathered Hope", only available on ebay or etsy, or maybe a local yard sale. The vines stamp is from Penny Black's set "Sprigs".  I embellished with a pink button and some jute twine. 

Challenges: 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Take Flight
Crafting With An Attitude Always Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenges  - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart -  Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges -  Anything Goes




For my next card I picked some sepia colored designer paper from the Prima Marketing pack called "something blue".  The image from the Penny Black set All Abloom was heat embossed on Bristol Vellum and I used a Zig Clean Color marker (mid-gray) for coloring the image. On the background I used an old Stampin Up script stamp (french script) and a harlequin stamp from another old set (looks like spring). The sentiment and butterfly are part of the Penny Black set ... The postmark and seal stamp are from the Penny Black set Posted with Love.
I inked up the edges with Antique Linen distress ink, ran some scissors over the edge to add some distressing and I also did this with the designer paper. Added some jute twine before adhering the image panel. 

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More  - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations  -  Anything Goes 
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread  - Always Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff -  Free Week
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes 
Crafty Catz -  ATGoes / Option - Sentiment

And that is all for today, hope to see you joining us at Allsorts this week! 


Below I have linked to some of the products I used today for those of you interested. They are affiliate links, meaning I might earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!


25 comments:

  1. Two really beautiful cards Ellie. the sentiment on the first is lovely and compliments the papers so well. And the monochrimatic look of the secons is equally pretty.

    B x

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  2. Beautiful cards! Love the sentiment on your first card!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  3. Pretty cards Ellie. I love hummingbirds and i saw some when I was in California years ago, xxx

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    1. They are such pretty creatures! I've been lucky this summer and we had several of them drinking from my feeder.

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  4. Great use of your beautiful papers, love especially the first card with that sweet hummingbird and the leaves hanging down! The sentiment matches perfectly!
    ...Using the beautiful papers is always a suffering moment for me :D but use them is the reason for which I have... LOL

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    1. Thanks Alice! Yes it's so hard using pretty papers, once they are gone they are gone!

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  5. What a great challenge. I love gorgeous dp, I have enough to open my own scrapbooking store. Such gorgeous cards Ellie!

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    1. Thanks Amy. I too have soooo many papers, I quit buying them a while ago as I haven't been using them much lately.

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  6. Wow wow wow!!! These are GORGEOUS!!!!! I love the colors!!!!

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  7. Wow, Ellie, your cards are absolutely beautiful. I love the delicate artwork in the first as well as the wonderful little poem by Emily Dickenson. I think the hanging vines which you've added randomly to the gorgeous paper fit in as if they were meant to be there. A lovely creation! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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  8. Two really super cards, love the papers on the first card, another one that speaks for itself and a gorgeous image on the second card and it looks superb with the sepia background.

    Kath x

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  9. Both cards are really beautiful, and I just love the top sentiment, so pleased you have shared with us at CraftyCatz this week and good luck in the challenge...x

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  10. Gorgeous cards Ellie, lovely papers indeed;-))m

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  11. Both beautiful cards Ellie. I love the ombre colours on your second card. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week.

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  12. I love how you've been able to customise the paper on your first card. Lovely and feminine. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

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  13. Your sentiment fits the paper perfectly on the first one, such a delicate card. As is the second one with the lovely embossing.

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  14. Beautiful card! Those vines stamped on the patterned paper is such a clever idea.
    Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
    Monica C. DT CWAA

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  15. These cards are breathtaking! I am so impressed with your ability to use colors so effectively! These cards could not be more opposite in terms of their colors and yet they both are so pretty. I loved seeing your work and am so glad you took the time to share it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  16. Both of these creations are stunning Ellie! Really love the colors and especially that lovely quote on your top design! The second design is just as amazing!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

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  17. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

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  18. Super monochromatic design.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

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  19. Both cards are very pretty. I particularly like the second. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

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