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Mar 17, 2018

Allsorts Challenge 458 and Papercrafters' Linky Party 7

It's time again for a new challenge at Allsorts , and don't forget Saturday also means a  new Papercrafters' Linky Party, where you can link up any new or recently made papercraft (Anything Goes) -  The linky is at the end of this post along with last week's top pick.

At Allsorts challenge Tracy Mouse is hosting this week and she would like to see "Bling". We also have a great prize to give away at Allsorts, this week some cute stamps by Little Claire. Hope you'll join us for a chance to win!

I started out by heat embossing the image from the Penny Black set Sweet Smiles on Bristol Vellum paper and watercolored using my Zig Clean Color Watercolor Markers with a Zig Detailer waterbrush. A circle die was used to cut it out to use in my design. The lavender paper is actually really shimmery in real life. It is Mica card stock I received in a sampler pack from Paper Temptress. The butterflies were done using an old Martha Stewart punch and I embellished them with blue rhinestones I've had forever. The striped paper strip is from my stash and the sentiment is from Tim Holtz Metallic Quotations sticker set. I finished off by tying a bow using Burlap Twine.

The zig colors I used are: Hair -oatmeal; skin - pale pink, light carmine (cheeks); shirt - light pink, pants - cobalt blue, light pink; shoes - oatmeal; flowers - light violet mixed with cobalt blue; branch and leaves - green gray, light green.
These are all part of the set of 36 found on Amazon which I linked to, or you get singles at Blick Art Materials. Get FREE SHIPPING from Blick if your order is $35 or more! 

If you look really closely you can see the mica shimmer on the closeup above on the lavender card stock. I have also added  Stickles glitter glue to the flower centers for more sparkles.

I followed this week's sketch from the My Favorite Things blog. And I am also joining in a few other challenges.

Tic Tac Toe at Aurora Wings Challenge ( I used the diagonal row of Ribbon or Bow, Die Cuts and Sentiment)

Colouring in Scrapland - Use a Colored Image
Crazy for CAS Spring
Cutie Pie Challenge -  Spring Cuties
Simon Says Stamp Monday Easter/Spring Inspiration
Use Your Stuff -Die Cuts
Shopping Our Stash Weekly, max13 - Put a Bird on it (does  my tiny bird count?)
Unicorn Challenge Monthly -March- Make It Girly
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Perfect Pastimes  (I'm sure most of us loved climbing trees and sitting on a branch ... eating mulberries or cherries until our tummies hurt :) 
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
That's Crafty! Challenge  - Spring Into Action
Brown Sugar - Spring OR Easter

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Papercrafters' Linky Party 7
 A big thank you to everyone sharing last week, I had great fun again visiting your blogs and  as always choosing a top pick is not easy, but it has to be done and this week my top pick is.......


Mervi shared this beautiful clean and simple floral card. I love the painted effects she achieved here! 

Congratulations Mervi, and thank you for the wonderful inspiration! Your top pick logo is below, feel free to post to you own blog if you like to!

If you would like to play along in this week's Papercrafters' Linky Party, simply use the linky tool below to join in! I will be visiting your blogs during the week and a new top pick will be announced next week!

Please read before you link up: this linky is for Papercrafters' Linky Party 7. If you are here for Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge (all creatures great and small) please click HERE.


Mervi said...

Wow! Thank you so much Ellie, I'm blushed and honoured for your kind words!
And another sweet and fabulous PB card, love the sketch too.
Happy weekend;-))m

Wendy L said...

So cute Ellie, xxx

brenda said...

I love the fresh and soft Spring colours on your card Ellie, perfect to brighten the day as we have snow again.

B x

brenda said...

Forgot to say well done Mervi.

B x

Marilyn said...

Adorable card!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those butterflies!!!!!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Oh, this is so darling! I love that image! Such a sweet card. Cute butterflies.

Kathleen said...

Really sweet card Ellie, cute image and a fabulous design, love the purple and teal combo.

Kath x

DonnaMundinger said...

Awww, this is just precious, Ellie! Adorable image and embellies and a wonderful take on the sketch. Thanks so much for playing Bingo with us at Aurora Wings. xxD

Sandra said...

So sweet love the cute girl having fun hanging out in the tree with her bird and butterfly friends. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us over at That's Crafty, the butterflies look so sweet. Best wishes in the Spring into Action Blog Challenge. Tracey DT

Cheri Burry said...

Such a cute card and butterflies! Thanks for joining us over at Art Impressions!

Dawn said...

very cute card .. .love your color choices. thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge. Good Luck !
Dawn DT

Pat K said...

Adorable card, great image and I love the blue. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

Iefje Ceulemans said...

What a sweet card! Thxs for joining us at the Crazy for CAS challenge. Iefje

Tracy said...

This is really cute Ellie, I love what you have made for my challenge.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the cute stamped image and pretty colours that you used - perfect 😁. Thanks for you lovely comments on my blog and wishing you a wonderful weekend! J 😊

Lisa xx said...

Thank you so much for joining in with the Cuties! Your card is adorable, such a sweet image and gorgeous colours too

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue N x

Nélida Cordón said...

So beautiful and sweet! Love the design, love the sentiment (pretty much)
Thank you for sharing with us at Colouring in Scrapland