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Nov 11, 2017

Colors of Autumn at Allsorts Challenge

Good morning and thanks so much for stopping by! Today I am sharing my card for the new challenge at Allsorts. This week it's Tracy's turn to host and she would like to see "Colors of Autumn". We still have plenty of colorful trees over here, which I think is a bit unusual for this area this time of the year, but I very much enjoy the colorful landscape! I was able to take some beautiful pictures at the lake earlier this week. It was freezing cold but well worth it! And I will be able to make some photo Christmas cards this year, which will be prefect since I wasn't able to make a lot of handmade Christmas cards.

For my card today I used a stamp by PSX. The company is no longer in business, but this stamp is usually listed on ebay or etsy, and it's one of their floral stamps that can be found at a better price.

I heat embossed the image on bristol vellum card stock and then colored  using Zig clean color markers. The designer paper is by basic grey I think, it's a double sided Halloween paper, but the side I used is perfect for just a fall themed card. I embellished with some natural jute twine to finish off the card.

This week we have a wonderful prize sponsored by Tattered Lace - a set of 4 embossing folders, hope you come join us for a chance to win! You can read all the details here, and see what the rest of the team made.

I recently discovered a new challenge blog - not new but new to me: Retro Rubber challenge blog, and this week the theme is Fall Colors, so I am entering this card there. The stamp I used is well over 10 - 20 years old so it fits the challenge perfectly!

Hope you have a good weekend. We're expecting another cloudy/rainy one.


  1. Fabulous sunflower image and colouring, beautiful papers to match too.
    Happy weekend;-))m

  2. So pretty Ellie, xxx

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING that sunflower!!!!!!!!!

  4. Sunflowers really are true to their name and always make you smile and your pretty card is no exception Ellie.

    B x

  5. What a fantastic sunflower, gorgeous design Ellie, love it!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. What a stunning card! Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers and I can hardly resist a sunflower stamp or card. Beautiful image and coloring. The layout is just as gorgeous! Wowza! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

  7. Oh, this is glorious! The way you've coloured the sunflower makes it pop right off the page. I love the subtle but complimentary papers you've chosen to frame it and the twine is the perfect finishing touch. I'm glad you have discovered Retro Rubber and I hope to see you join us again.

  8. What a stunning flower, gorgeous colours and a lovely design.

    Kath x

  9. Oh, WOW!! I love everything about this card! The image is great, and your coloring skills are OTT fantastic. Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and look forward to seeing you in our gallery agin. Also, thanks for sharing your card with us on Facebook!!

  10. Ohh!! this Sunflower is amazing!!! Your layout just brings it to life.
    Beautifully colored and the twine bow finishes it perfectly.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  11. What a gorgeous sunflower card using this beautiful rare PSX image. Your layout and coloring are perfection.


  12. I love sunflowers so much, so your card was pretty much love at first sight for me. I love your background too, with what looks like mini sunflowers? slightly showing. Thanks for playing along with us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  13. I saw this on Instagram and thought it was so gorgeous! Well done!

  14. Gorgeous card Ellie, we have some amazing colours on our local trees - must take photos next year x Susan x

  15. Such a pretty sunflower image that is colored wonderfully! You've added all the right details to make this a stunning card. Thank you for playing along with us a Retro Rubber and hope to see you in our gallery again soon.

  16. A stunning card perfect for the square background! Love the addition of the twine! I couldn't tell at first if the designer paper was commercial or if you had added color to images. Thanks so much for sharing your card with Retro Rubber this challenge. Hope to see you in the gallery often!!

  17. Oh my, I still have that stamp! Even used it recently! Love how you colored it! Wonderful card!

  18. Beautiful card!! Congrats on winning over on Retro Rubber!

  19. I think I may have this stamp in my collection. Isn't it a beauty! You've colored it perfectly. A winning design. Happy Thanksgiving my friend, Autumn


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