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Jun 3, 2017

Christmas in June for Allsorts 418

Good morning blogging friends! Hard to believe it's June already!! This year is flying by so quickly. 

It's Susan's week to host the challenge at Allsorts, and she chose the theme of "Christmas in June". Not sure about any of you, but every year I end up stressing at Christmas time when it's time to send out cards, every New Year I make a resolution to make monthly Christmas cards, but that resolution is out the window quicker than the month is over. Last Christmas I ended up sending store bought this challenge was perfect for me!

First up is a card that almost didn't happen, because like many times I ended up not liking the coloring, that's when I decided to make another card, but now I kind of like this one more :)

I bought this stamp (K2431) last year when I discovered PSX stamps on Ebay. It reminds me of vintage Christmas cards which I absolutely love! Stamped with versafine onyx ink and I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for coloring on Neenah Solar Crest card stock. Stickles glitter was added to the snow and glassy glaze to the berries. Since there are so many details in the stamp, I simply stamped some snowflakes on the white surrounding the image and inked the edges using distress ink. There wasn't really any room for a sentiment so I decided to use a small Merry Christmas stamp (Penny Black Holiday Snippets). The snowflake is from another Penny Black clear set. I framed the image panel using cherry cobbler card stock by stampin up, it's is a deep red in real life but not as dark as in the photo. I finished off the card by adding some gingham ribbon.

A close up  below...isn't this scene just beautiful!!

I am entering the above card here: 
Try It On Tuesday -  Feathered Friends

A Snowflakes Promise -  #40 - Anything Goes

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #7 Anything Christmas Goes

Now onto my second card...

For this card I used the Penny Black stamp Listening to Stars, I have no idea if it is still in production, as it was another one I purchased from Ebay. The sentiment is from a clear Christmas set also by Penny Black. Image has been stamped onto Stampin Up kraft card stock and colored using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils again. Wink of Stella glitter was brushed over the snow and star but it's hard to see in the photo. I added a couple strips of designer paper from my stash and finished off with a button and jute twine.

I'd like to enter this card here:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' -  Anything Goes for Christmas 
Fab 'n' Funky - #353 Christmas

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 

This week at Allsorts we're being sponsored by Digistamp Boutique and Tattered Lace. Hopefully you'll find some time to play along for a chance to win. 


Thanks so much for visiting today. I'll be back again tomorrow with my June Penny Black and More creation.


brenda said...

Your first card has a lovely traditional feel to it Ellie and the stamping on the second looks lovely on the Kraft, beautiful sentiment as well.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Wendy L said...

Wonderful scene on your gorgeous card Ellie, xxx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards!! Love your coloring

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mummylade said...

Amazing image!

Mervi said...

Two fabulous cards Ellie, beautiful details on both;-))m

Kathleen said...

Lovely design, superb background and a great image on your first card.
Great use of the kraft card and love those Hedgies and the CAS design of the card.

Kath x

Barbetka said...

amazing cards and beautiful stamps :)

Meggymay said...

Two fantastic cards, the first is a wonderful traditional scene for Christmas. Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Marjut said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Alison said...

Two lovely Christmas cards - I love the pink and turquoise on the first one. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n Funky.
Alison x

susiestacey said...

Two gorgeous cards Ellie, love the first stamp and as you say not much else is required. Looks like you will be more organised with your christmas cards this year. x Susan x

Jan said...

What a fab card. Thanks for joining us at FNF xx Jan DT

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Ellie! I love the elegant Winter scene and those hedgehogs are so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Tracy said...

Two fabulous creations Ellie, gorgeous scene on your first and cute image on your second.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

MagsB said...

Two lovely Christmas cards, Ellie! The first one is so classic and the second one is so cute! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

love Mags B x