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Mar 10, 2018

Allsorts 458 and Papercrafters Linky Party 6

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The linky for Papercrafters' "Anything Goes" Linky Party is at the end of this post.

Happy Weekend!

Saturday again and that means it's time for a new Allsorts challenge as well as a  new Linky Party for all papercrafts here on my blog. You can find the linky at the end of this post along with last week's top pick. As always you may link up "Anything Papercrafts" to Papercrafters' Linky Party. (If you're confused about "Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday" I linked to at the top, it's a new challenge I just started (with a monthly prize). That's in addition to my linky party and it will have a monthly theme.

Now onto Allsorts challenge, this week it's my turn to host and I selected the theme of Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes. This might sound harder than it actually don't have to use a fairy tale or nursery rhyme specific stamp, I just want you to use a character or thing from a story to inspire your card, example the little mermaid would inspire you to use a mermaid stamp, or the tale of Peter Rabbit could inspire you to use your favorite bunny stamps. How about creating a floral card inspired by "ring around the roses?" Lots of options I think. Be sure to visit the Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team has created for this week.

And here is what I came up with.....

Can you guess which fairy tale it's been inspired by? If you guessed Bambi then you guessed correctly. But I don't blame you if you didn't know, because Bambi is actually a male deer and my card it girly.  I am sure everyone is familiar with Bambi from the Disney movie, but did you know "Bambi, a life in the woods" was first published as a fairy tale book in the 1920's?  I am sure this story was part of my fairy tale book I had growing up.

I heat embossed the image from Penny Black's Mimi's Love Stamp Set on Bristol Vellum paper then watercolored with my Zig Clean Color Watercolor Markers. Using a circle nestablities die I cut out the image and matted onto a scallop circle. The designer paper is from a 6x6 paper pack by Prima Marketing. Unfortunately I am not sure which pack it came from....The little strip of yellow/green paper is from Stampin up, but long retired. I thought the sentiment I used was perfect for the sweet image, it's from the Penny Black set Sprinkles and Smiles. The flowers were done using the new die set Frames by Penny Black (available in my Etsy shop), the sticky dots were a gift, and I finished off with some natural Burlap Twine. Colored card stocks are by Stampin Up. 

If you look really closely then you can see I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush on the little butterfly and flowers on the image. 

This week at Allsorts challenge we have two wonderful stamps to give away from Bee Crafty  I hope you will be able to join us!

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I am also playing along here: 
 I am sorry, it looks like blogger is messing with me again and is posting some words in a tiny font- no matter what I try, it's still messsed up....

 Papercrafters' Linky Party

 If you created something new or recently (within the last 2 weeks) then I'd love for you to link up at the Papercrafters Linky Party. Simply use the linky tool below and I will be visiting the entries throughout the week, then announce my top pick the following week. 

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in last week's linky party! It's never easy to pick a favorite, but I did manage and....


you are my top pick from last week's entries!

Maxine created this most adorable CAS card...

Isn't the sentiment totally cute and so fitting for the image??!! Maxine shares some wonderful creations on her blog, each card is so well thought through and she always adds something that makes it extra special.

Congrats again Maxine, feel free to place the top pick logo to your blog if you like to :)

To link up your creation for a chance to be featured on my blog, simply use the linky tool below...

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you enjoy your weekend! It should be warming up any day now - hopefully :) :)


  1. Lovely card Ellie, I have the same stamp set, but I have negleted it, thanks for reminding! And thanks for this theme too;-))m

  2. It's such a pretty image and summery creation Ellie and I always love your designs which always have that quirky edge to them making them so eye catching.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    B x

  3. Wonderful card Ellie, had to think about this one, xxxx

  4. Sooooooooo cute! LOVING that deer and the mushrooms!!!!

  5. This is just the sweetest card! I love that deer image!

  6. Supercute image and gorgeous colouring as always!

  7. Super card Ellie and a cute image and a wonderful design. Bambi, loved the film, think I was 5 and I did cry, a long long time ago now.
    I do like to work ahead and therefore I had already panicked before you posted the full details and I did not like to alter my card as Brenda had been so kind as to send me the image.
    Thank you.

    Kath x

  8. Really sweet card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy, hugs Jackie DT xx

  9. A great card and a very cute image. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Sian.

  10. Great cards! Love the images you used. Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

  11. Cute furry friends! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz this week.

  12. Thank you so much for choosing my card Ellie - I was very excited to see it featured

  13. Anonymous07:59

    Fun, fun, fun cards! I love that little fawn image, and what a great idea for a challenge!!

    Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!


  14. Aww this is so sweet!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  15. So very sweet, a wonderful creation. Thanks for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. We hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs, Julie P
    The Paper Shelter DT

  16. Awww this is so cute, I love that sweet image and your beautiful layout! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!
    Tammy x

  17. This deer card is totally darling! And biggest congrats to Maxine on top pick. What a great card too! Hugs, Autumn

  18. Aww what a cheery card you've designed and coloured so beautifully. The image is just delightful and I love the pop of red. Thank you for stopping by my blog, your nice comments are very much appreciated :) x

  19. Very sweet card with a really cute image. Thanks so much for joining us at the As you like it challenge.


  20. Aww this is so sweet Ellie, Bambi is one of my favourite Disney Characters. I enjoyed this challenge.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  21. A really pretty creation Ellie and perfect for our 'Forest Friends' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  22. Such a pretty card with a lovely design and I love the cute little bambi. SO sweet. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  23. Anonymous12:59

    So eine zuckersüße Karte! Meine Karte verlinke ich gleich bei dir ;-)
    Liebe Grüße

  24. Lovely card and thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week good luck in the draw

  25. Great project thank you for joining the challenge at

  26. Beautiful card,thanks for playing along with us at Unicorn Challenge this month!
    Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  27. What an adorable deer card!! Love your soft coloring. Thanks for joining us at Always Fun Challenges.
    Misty DT member

  28. Gorgeous! Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  29. A great card - thanks for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - hope you'll join us again in April.

    Helen x


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