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May 12, 2018

Pink Magnolia

It's Saturday already, and that means we have a new theme for you at Allsorts challenge. Susan is our host this week and she selected the theme of "In the Pink". Our prize this week is a Gift Certificate to Stamp Addicts. Come join us for a chance to win!

I decided to ink up a pretty Magnolia stamp by Penny Black - The Unfolding  - using my Zig Clean Color Markers. While I do think these brush markers work just fine for this technique, I prefer the Distress markers because it's easier to color directly onto the stamp with a felt tipped marker than a brush tip (in my opinion). But my pink distress marker ran out of ink so that's why I used the Zig brush marker. I used an old Stampin Up script stamp on the background with Victorian Velvet Distress ink and also inked the edges with this ink before distressing. The little sentiment is from a retired stamp set by Whimsy Stamps and no longer available. Designer papers are from my stash and I finished off with some May Arts Natural Burlap twine and a button.

A close up below...

I am entering my card to the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations  - Close to Nature
Cute Card Thursday - Flowers
Always Fun Challenges - For a Female,
 Stinkin' Inkers - April Showers bring May Flowers, 
Fab 'n' Funky - Garden or Outdoors (my Magnolia tree is currently blooming in my garden- the few buds the squirrels didn't steal!!), 
Double D Challenges - May Flowers
Craft Rocket Challenges- Use Embellishments (button and twine)
Pattie's Creations - Flowers
Di's Digis Designs  For Mom or Special Lady 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Favorite PB stamp or ATGoes
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges  - Dreaming of Flowers
Crafting By Designs -  Mother's Day
Pause Dream Enjoy - ATGoes this week
A Bit More Time to Craft  - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Flowers
Love to Craft  - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations -  Always Anything Goes 
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

Catch The Bug  - Say it with Flowers

And here it is again with a little peek inside...I simply stamped off the image again on other white paper without re-inking which makes a softer colored impression, perfect for inside the card.

By the way, next week Allsorts challenge is celebrating 9 years of challenges! We will have several wonderful prizes for you to win next week......mark your calendars so you don't forget! Maybe you want to place the logo below on your side bar for an extra reminder :)


I have some info about Papercrafters' Linky Party that I have hosted here on my blog over the last few months. Unfortunately it has been causing some confusion (I think I have too much going on in just one day), and I decided to put in on hold for now until I can get more organized (maybe move it to a different day would help?). In the mean time I am still holding my monthly "themed" challenge  - Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - and I hope some of you will join me there :)

I do have a top pick to announce from last week's always it is hard to choose but had to be done! My top pick was.....................

What an amazing card! Loving the fancy fold, the image is gorgeous and so beautifully colored! And what a perfect sentiment too!

Congratulations AJ!! Your top pick badge is below, feel free to post it to your own blog if you like to!

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. It's been a very warm week here and today we're expecting some storms...hope they won't be too severe.

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  1. Beautiful work with the lovely PB image Ellie (I am hoping mine will arrive today along with a few more i 'had' to have) the the black and white really sets of the pinks of the blooms.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. What a stunning card - that magnolia is amazing, and you have made it sing

  3. So gorgeous Ellie, and thanks for entering it into Craft Rocket challenge too, xx

  4. Beautiful card!! Congrats to the winner!
    Have a great day!

  5. This is sooooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!

  6. Thank You ! (^_^) ... You just made my morning ... I will proudly display my badge..

  7. Simply gorgeous card! Love the stamped image and the colors that you used. Thanks for joining the Double D, "May Flowers" Challenge!

  8. OMG this is gorgeous! I love your technique and the colors are just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘May Flowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  9. Gorgeous image and love the design with the black and white contrasts, lovely creation.
    Have a good week.

    Kath x

  10. What a beautiful stamp, love the watercoloured effect achieved by this technique, just beautiful! Thanks for entering our 'flowers' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky.

  11. I love the artsy feel of the image and the rustic edges on the layers. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge May Flowers.
    Barbara DT member

  12. This is sooooo gorgeous!!! What a stunning image and the black and white stripes accent it so perfectly!! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  13. Hi Ellie, a stunning card for Mother's Day, love the distressed look and the patterned paper behind the image looks great. Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT

  14. Just popped back to thank you for linking up to Stamping Sensations May challenge Ellie, it's a perfect creation.

    SO pleased to read you received your first Lavinia order, you will so enjoy working with them and the Timmy stamping platform really comes into it's own with the silhouette images. My PB didn't arrive, Paul is still waiting for her shipment from across the pond which seems to be taking forever.

    B x

  15. A beautiful image and the card is stunning. Thank you for sharing with us in our Close to Nature theme at Stamping Sensations!

  16. So happy that you have linked your great artwork with us here at Pause Dream Enjoy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ PDE

  17. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  18. Gorgeous card inside and out. Love the distressed edges of the black and white frame. The burlap twine and button are a nice addition. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

  19. Love it. Beautiful work, and I just love the black and white stripe in behind the image. Looks fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  20. Very nice !
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
    Bye, Ine
    DT for:

  21. WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card, Ellie.


  22. Beautiful creation, lovely image and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft! Hope to see you again!
    ~ DT Sherry x

  23. Oh my goodness what a gorgeous Mothers Day card! Love the colors!

  24. ElliBella, awesome!! Thank you for joining us at Crafting By Designs xxx

  25. Lovely image on a beautiful card, thanks for sharing at Fab’n’Funky.

    Pat xx

  26. Absolutely gorgeous card Ellie, beautiful stamp and the inking is perfect. Watch put for your postie bringing you a little package xx

  27. Your magnolia... I've seen it a couple times in the interwebs and had to come tell you how beautiful I find your image and your overall card design. B/W is always classy with florals and now I see that you've even done up the inside. How clever!

  28. This is stunning - I love your pink and black combo and the way you've coloured the flower gives it an Oriental feel. Thank you for joining in the challenge at Di's Digis.
    Alison x

  29. Hi sweet Ellie! I enjoyed reading how you created this and your opinion on DTR with the two markers in comparison. Regardless, the result is outrageous and so very beautiful! I've pinned it to CASE in the future. I love the pink and distressed nature and the striped background - perfectly put together. Hugs, Autumn

  30. Fantastic card, thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

  31. Thanks so very much for joining our May theme challenge at Catch the bug! Your project fits the theme perfect and it is adorable!

  32. Wow.. Simply Gorgeous!!! Love the soft look of this card..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  33. This is stunning and gorgeous flower card - I so love it!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pattie's Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  34. Beautiful card with the flower. Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  35. A wonderful card! The black / white / pink colour combo is stunning! Thank-you for sharing your creativity with us this month at Patties Creations - Vic DT.

  36. Hi and welcome to our Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx


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