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Dec 8, 2018

Allsorts 497: Christmas Flowers

Hello and Welcome!

It's Saturday again and that means a new theme has been posted to the Allsorts challenge blog. Mervi's turn to host and she picked the theme of Christmas Flowers. Once again we have a wonder prize to give away!

I was decluttering my craft room and came across this old Stampin Up wheel (anyone remember those?) and decided to use it for today's card.

I finally purchased a few Distress Oxide ink pads when had a sale a couple of weeks ago. They still have them at a great price if you are interested in single pads, otherwise Amazon has  great deals on sets of 12, including the newest set released a few months ago.

I created ink puddles on my craft mat with Abandoned Coral and Bundled Sage Oxides and patted the paper onto the puddles to create the background.
I've always had trouble getting the Stampin Up wheels to ink up  and roll properly, no different here and I am actually thinking about unmounting the few wheels I have so I can use them as traditional stamps.

I once again used the Christmas Story (Penny Black) background stamp and Bundled Sage distress oxide to add some words to the background. The single poinsettia was fussy cut from the same stamp wheel and I added Sticky Rhinestones to the flower center. Added a little bit of a border by wiping the ink pad directly along the edges, then mounted onto Stampin Up card stock. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set  Season's Gifts.

                                           Poinsettia Stamp Options   (I used Stampin Up's retired Stamp Wheel)

Also sharing my card here:
Incy Wincy Designs - Create Your Own Background
Simon Says Stamp Monday- B is for "Bling"
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge  - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times- Anthing Christmas 
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Winter Scenes, December Events, etc.
Pattie's Creations Winter/Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes  
Crafty CalendarIt's Christmas Time
Crafty Friends Challenge - Christmas 
Inkspirational - Anything Christmas Goes 

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope you'll find some time to join us this week!
Enjoy you weekend!!


  1. Looks wonderful Ellie and thanks for entering it into the MAWTT challenge, xxx

  2. Pretty card!
    Have a great day!

  3. This is soooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!

  4. Gorgeous card!

  5. I've a few of those wheels in a safe place lol! Must get them out! Love your card with the ink layering.

    1. I was going to store my wheels in the basement, because I really never use them, now that I did, I need to make room for them in my craft area LOL. (I have too much stuff ... or maybe not enough space ... and need to down-size!)

  6. Fabulous and beautiful card;-))m

  7. Love your poinsettia images and a really lovely design, a super idea of stamping on the backing paper too.
    Super card.

    Kath x

  8. Gorgeous card, love the design and the poinsettias!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Billie!

  10. What a lovely card Ellie, despite your difficulties with the wheel.

  11. Bright, vibrant and so festive, Ellie ... with a great sense of depth in the background ... a lovely way to send joyful wishes! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  12. This is so nice! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Winter/Christmas” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Artist and Owner

  13. such a beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

  14. Thank you so much, Kath!

  15. Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland Christmas challenge, hope you can join us again soon - Janice DT

  16. love this beauty.
    x Karen

  17. Hmm I have a few of those somewhere! Great card. Thanks for joining us at CCT x

  18. Beautiful card Ellibelle. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  19. Gorgeous poinsettia card! Your background looks like professional designer paper! So thrilled you shared this festive delight in the Inkspirational gallery!

  20. Lovely creation , Thank you for joining us at MAWTT..And hope to see you again soon..

    Caz MAWTT DT x


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