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Feb 25, 2017

A card and some fun news :-)

Hello everyone, I have some fun and exciting news to share today...I was invited by Brenda to join the Allsorts challenge design team. This is the perfect reason for me to start making more cards again. I have to admit, I have neglected my blog/hobby a little bit lately with the excuse that I don't have time, which is somewhat true, but since I enjoy card making so much, I now have a reason again to find or make the time😊. Thank you Brenda, and thank you to the Allsorts team for allowing me to be part of your amazing team!

Today I am sharing my first DT card for Allsorts challenge. Helene is our hostess this time and she would like to see us use some metal or a charm. Here is what I came up with...

I used a stamp from PSX (K2883), it's a really old stamp, sadly the company is no longer in business, but the stamp is new to me, I just discovered this company last Fall and found some of their stamps on ebay.
I heat embossed the image on Bristol Vellum card stock, then colored using Zig clean color brush pens. Sentiment was also heat embossed. The sentiment is from the clear set Allegro by Penny Black. I thought it went so well with the image.
For my metal piece I used a clip from SU's Hodgepodge hardware set (retired) and tied a gingham ribbon scrap onto it. The image panel has been adhered to the card front with dimensionals. Not sure if you can tell, but the whole image has been covered with wink of stella for some nice shimmer. A close up is below, but I think the sparkles are more visible in the photo above.

I love all the details on this image and had to have it once I saw it. Luckily I found it at a reasonable price, which is sometimes hard with these stamps as they are now considered a collectable.

I hope you'll come join us this week at Allsorts, we have a great prize by Tattered Lace on offer.

I am also playing along here:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Stampaive and More - Embossing (heat embossed image and sentiment) 

Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes


Thanks so much for visiting and hope you enjoy your weekend!
I'll be spending it at home relaxing and drinking hot tea to help me get over this flu/cough or whatever virus the kids passed on to me.


  1. Welcome to the team Ellie, we are so pleased to have you join us and what a super card to start off with, it's really lovely, thank you.

    B x

  2. Lovely card and welcome to the team.♥[aNNie]

  3. Oooo what a great choice of Brenda's to ask you to join the Allsorts team, as you are so talented hun, and what a stunner you have come up with for your first card too, Luv Sam x

  4. What a charming card!

  5. Congrats on the DT!! This is just gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Ahh this Is super, what a pretty card, Love Hazelx

  7. Fab card Ellie, welcome to our wonderful team at Allsorts, xxx

  8. Really lovely card Ellie and fabulous colouring, love the little clip.
    Huge welcome to the team.

    Kath x

  9. Ellie you will be a real asset to the DT - congratulations. Love that stamp, and the way you have used it is beautiful

  10. Hi Ellie
    Welcome hun.
    Fabulous creation, love the image and design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Welcome to the team Ellie, one gorgeous card to start with;-))m

  12. Congrats on your design team! The card is absolutely lovely!


  13. Fabulous image and sentiment. Being old enough I remember watching Mae West on television.

    Hugs Diane

  14. This is such a pretty image and card. I love how you incorporated the metal challenge into the card.


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