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Apr 7, 2018

Allsorts Challenge & Papercrafters' Linky Party

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!
I am sharing my card for the new Allsorts challenge today, and I also posted the new linky tool for this week's Papercrafters' Linky Party. Remember, you may share any new or recently made papercraft at Papercrafters' Linky Party (anything papercrafts goes).

We do have a fun theme at Allsorts challenge, chosen by Kath - Be There or Be Square. This means that you have to make a square card and any image should be square, no circles or ovals. I hope you'll decide to play along at Allsorts with this fun theme for your chance to win a fabulous prize! We're giving away a fun set of dies this week. 

I decided to make a clean and simple card for today, but I ended up with technical difficulties so it wasn't that simple after all :)

You may be wondering what my difficulties could have possibly been with this card...well, the painter's tape I wanted to use for masking kept tearing parts of the cards stock off as I removed it after inking up the square. I really wanted the yellow square to be larger, so I kept trying with the same tape but even though I tried to remove some of the sticky-ness before using it on my card, I still had the same problem. So after wasting time and 3 pieces of paper, I decided to use the wider tape, so the yellow square is smaller. I guess it still works, just now how I imagined it.

I used Mustard Seed Ink distress ink to ink up the square and stenciled a design onto the square before removing the masking tape. The flowers from the Penny Black set Blooming Garden were stamped on Xpress it blending card and copic markers were used for coloring, then I cut out the flowers using Cutterbee scissors. After removing the painter's tape I stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black set Sprinkles and Smiles using Versafine Onyx ink. Matted on a white Neenah Solar Crest card base to finish off the card.  A little bit of Wink of Stella clear glitter was used on the flower centers. 

The colors of my card were inspired by the current TIME OUT Challenges from this pretty picture with the main colors of yellow, white and light blue and some green. 

And I am also playing along here: 
Always Fun Challenges -  Happy Birthday
Crazy for CAS Use a Stencil
Get Creative Challenges No Pattern Paper
Incy Wincy Designs -  Nature and all of its Beauty 
Mod Squad Challenge Simply Clean
Simon Says Wednesday Happy Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks - Weekly - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday  - Anything Goes this week
Crafty Catz -  Colors of Spring or ATGoes
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes 

Creative Fingers  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft  - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft- Always Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday- Birthday + option of Balloons
Crafts Galore Encore Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge  - Always Anything Goes
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Always Anything Goes

House of Cards - CAS Floral Corner and/or Colors (Floral Corner)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - anything goes or spring flowers

A close up...
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Papercrafters' Linky 10

A big thank you to everyone that shared in last week's Linky Party, such great inspiration again and as always it's hard to pick a favorite, but I did manage and this week's top pick goes to.............


I absolutely love this color combo. And how amazingly well does that bird blend in with the flowers! A really beautiful and creative design! 

Thank you again Deonna for sharing, your top pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your own blog if you'd like to.

If you would like to share a papercraft this week simply use the linky tool below for your chance to be featured here on my blog. Remember - anything papercrafts goes, new or recently made. I can't wait to see what YOU will share this week! 

This linky is for Papercrafters' Linky Party, if you are here for Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge (Say if with flowers) please click here.

Please note: This is a public blog and by joining in the linky party/challenge you agree to have your first name, blog link  & papercraft you shared posted here on this blog, should you be selected as the top pick/winner. If you do not agree to this, please do not join in the challenge. Also, remember that any comments/linked cards left on this blog will be visible/clickable by third parties as this blog is public.
(This was posted to be in compliance with the new GDPR law that will soon become effective in the EU, which will also apply to blogs located in the US if blog visitors reside in the EU.)


brenda said...

Always love blue and yellow as a colour palette Ellie, so fresh and it's a rather nice design with all the white space, something I find so hard.

Have a good weekend,

B x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cas card Ellie, have a lovely weekend, sunny greetings;-))m

Valerija said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the adorable image.
Have a wonderful day,
Valerija xx

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card Ellie, even though you had probs. Thanks for popping it onto Craft Rocket challenge too. xxx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! Love those flowers!
Have a great day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! LOVING those flowers!!!!!!

Cindy C. said...

Love this CAS design, great color contrast and eye catching!! Thanks for playing along our Flower Power challenge at a2z.

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card. I love the yellow behind the flowers with the sentiment going across it. Thanks for joining us at Always Happy Birthday.
Pause Dream Enjoy

Kathleen said...

Super card Ellie, love the choice of colours and the CAS design.

Kath x

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card!

creationsnz said...

A beautifully made card Ellie, and visually stunning with your layering. So glad you shared with us at Incy Wincy, CarolG

Nonni said...

Your card is stunning! I love the design and your repetitive use of squares. Really beautiful and eye catching. Love the stenciling too and your coloring looks great. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Alex said...

Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


*DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#47 – flowers}
*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#16 – Pastel colours}
*DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#16 – ATG}
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AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at AHB, good luck!!! Amy DT

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Ellie ... super soft background inking and fabulous colouring on those lovely blooms! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Isobel said...

Great project thank you for joining the challenge at

Deonna B said...

Thank you so much for featuring my card as your favorite this week. I feel very honored.

Amy Johnson said...

Truly stunning Ellie! Love the CAS design and the colors.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and a beautiful design x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Ellie! It's so pretty and striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Ellie
Fabulous card... love the colours...
Thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this design, it's just fabulous. Doing the masking for the background is genius! And I feel your pain with the painter's tape - it can be so frustrating at times. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

Tracy said...

What a wonderful creation for the theme Ellie, I love your design, really striking.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Beautiful colours and image. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh shoot! I had planned to enter yesterday and my day got away with me and I forgot to link up. Thanks for a great challenge my friend! Hugs, Autumn

Arlene said...

Beautiful cards. So glad you added your card to A2Z Scrapbooking.

katieo said...

So pretty I love the bright spring colors. The sentiment really stands out too. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Spring Challenge

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Really beautiful.
Hugs Anja


Beautiful card xx
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Dianne DT for

Anila Dikay said...

This is gorgeous

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Anila DT for

Margreet said...

Lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.
xxx Margreet

Cynthia van der Wilk said...

What a great card. Love the bright colors. Thanks for joining the Crazy for CAS challenge.

foleysfriend said...

Lovely card. I really like the yellow background with the stenciled design - what a great idea. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.


Rosmarie said...

Wow, I love this!! The yellow square goes perfectly with those lovely blue flowers!! Just GORGEOUS!!
Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!
Rosi x

Chark said...

really love the design and how the flowers and squares go together--thanks for entering at a2z Scrapbooking!