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Sep 24, 2010

Some news and a non-traditional christmas card

Hello and happy weekend!!

Before I get to my card I have some exciting news to share.
I unexpectedly received an email from Denise from the
stamp something challenge blog
offering me a Design Team Spot on the Stamp Something team. How exciting!!! Of course I could not resist since Stamp Something was one of the first challenge blogs I played in when I first started blogging. I am starting my term next friday and I am super excited!!!

Now onto my card...this tuesday I received my Lili of the Valley stamps from the UK and of course I had to play in this week's LOTV challenge. The theme is "Non-traditional Christmas". I just love this stamp, it was the reason for my order and it's perfect for the challenge. (In case anyone is wondering, the order took exactly 14 days to get to me in IL from the UK- and the shipping charges were very reasonable).

Image has been stamped on couture 80lb card stock and colored using derwent coloursoft pencils and baby oil. I sponged the edges using Stampin up's soft sky ink. I layered it on SU's basic gray card stock. Designer Paper is from Stampin up too.
The sketch is super simple, I really wanted the image to be the main focus on the card. Embellished with some layered snowflakes (Martha Stewart punch), some ribbon and of course I added lots of stickles glitter (frosted lace). To finish the card off I did some machine stitching. Sentiment is from Stampin Up.

This card was made for the following challenges:
That's it for today. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Hope you liked the project.

Have a great day,


  1. Oh wow Ellie how exciting, this is such awesome news congratulations. I am so loving your card the design, colours and image are wonderful.
    Lorraine x

  2. What a wonderful card, it's gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Charisma. Congratulations on your DT spot. x

  3. Congratulations on your DT news, you must be so chuffed.
    Gorgeous card, love your colouring.
    Sally. x

  4. Wow, how adorable....I wanna reach into your card and pet them! Thanks for playing along this week with us at RTB.

  5. Hi Ellie
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  6. Hi Ellie
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
    hugs Dianne xx

  7. oh this is a beautiful card really love the image,so beautifully colured too love cheryl xxxx

  8. Gorgeous card, love that stamp. Cogratulations on your DT post :o)
    Jackie xx

  9. Really lovely and such a cute image, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  10. Hi Ellie,
    this card is so cute!!!
    Love the stamps from Lilly of the vally :)
    Hugs Anneke

  11. This is really gorgeous i love it, thanks for joining us at LOTV big hugs pops x

  12. A fantastic card with lots of fabulous stitching. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  13. Hi,
    thats a really lovely card. Thanks for joining in the Challenge from LotV.


  14. Congrats on the DT! Love your non-traditional Xmas Card! This is the third time I've heard of lily of the valley stamps. They are growing in popularity!

  15. Oh Ellie they are SO cute! I love that one is relaxing in an igloo. heehee! Adorable card, thank you so much for joining us at RTB this week with our Bundle Up challenge!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  16. Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Delightful Challenges!
    hugs, Sharon

  17. So cute. I almost ordered that image the other day and now think I reallly need to get some Lili of the Valley stamps! Thank you for joining us this week at RTB!

  18. Thank you for joining us at LOTV this week your card is stunning
    Hugs Jacqui

  19. Lovely card, beautiful sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  20. Hi Ellie

    I am so slow catching on this week, keep wondeing why I don't sdee the new girls posts on my dashboard - might help if I clicked the follow button.

    Think I'm all sorted to keep up with everyone.

    So pleased to have you on board.

    B x

  21. This one is too cute. I have a son who loves penguins.


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