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Dec 22, 2018

Allsorts 499/500: Thanks a Bunch and One More Christmas Card

It's Saturday and that means it's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge, and I am also sharing one more Christmas card.

We are finishing off the year at Allsorts with a 2-week long challenge and our lovely Tracy M. picked the theme  of "Thanks a Bunch". With our creations, we (the Allsorts team) want to thank all of our wonderful challenge participants and generous sponsors for making the Allsorts challenge blog such a success!

To play along this time, simply make a card following a "thank you" theme or make (a bunch of)  flowers the focal point of your creation. 

Stamped and heat embossed the Penny Black image (From Me to You)  on Bristol Vellum paper using Versafine Onyx ink and Clear Embossing Powder. Then I colored with my Zig Clean Color markers and  a Zig Detailer brush. Sentiment is from a retired set by My Favorite Things, this one by Altenew is similar. I found some matching striped designer paper in my stash and finished off with a bow of parrot green May Arts Twine and some Wink of Stella clear glitter.

This time our prize at Allsorts challenge come from Stamp Addicts. I hope you will come join us for  a chance to win!

Also sharing with these challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge  Add a Little Sparkle
 Color My Heart Color Dare -  Bold and Bright or Soft and Pastel 
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge- Anything Goes 
Challenge Up Your Life - 2Weeks - Thank You

Below is the last Christmas card I made this year:

Maybe you've seen this recent card I made with this Neighborhood Die by Penny Black. This one is very similar ... Masking Fluid was used for the falling snow, image was colored with Distress Markers and fussy cut with Cutterbee scissors. This time my image comes from the Penny Black set Holly Jolly, an older clear stamp set. The sentiment comes from the set Season's Gifts by Penny Black, same set as I used on the card I shared a couple of days ago. Mounted again onto some blue card stock by Stampin Up and used a white card base again.

Linking up this card here:
Little Red Wagon - Weekly - All Things Christmas
Mod Squad Challenge Christmas or Winter with a Metal Die
Sisterhood of Crafters - Create a Winter Scene
Double D Challenges - Let is Snow 
Through the Purple Haze  'Tis The Season
Pattie's Creations -  Winter/Christmas
Winter Wonderland -  - Anything Goes Christmas
Crafty Calendar MonthlyIt's Christmas Time
Send a Smile for Kids - Winter Fun for Kids

And that is all I have for today, as a matter of fact, this will be my last new creation post of the year. I do want to share a "Year in Review" post where I pick some favorite creations I made during the year, and plan on getting that one published on Sunday, December 30th. I also plan on leaving a linky tool with that post ... if you are doing a "year in review" post  - craft related or not -  I'd love for you to link up then so I can come see YOUR year in review post,  starting Sunday the 30th!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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  1. So gorgeous and pretty cards!
    Wishing you Merry Christmas;-))m

  2. Love this cute image Ellie, gorgeous card and Merry Christmas to you. Xxx

  3. How adorable card for Allsorts sample!! LOVE the cute and happy scene you have created, it makes me smile! Fabulous choice of colours, the strips of glittery dp look great and that cute bow to finish is just delicious!
    You last card for Christmas is adorable too! Love the sweet cute scene!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Pretty cards!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Marily, have a great day too!

  5. These are simply adorable!!!!

  6. Two really super cards with gorgeous images and super designs, love the background on the second card.

    Kath x

  7. Such a cute winter scene. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges,
    DD DT

    1. Thanks Kathy. Looking forward to joining in at Double D again soon!

  8. Super sweet Christmas card and a great scene !

    Thanks for joining our Christmas Challene @ Little Red Wagon this week and i hope to see you back again soon.


  9. What an adorable holiday card Ellie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Let It Snow’ 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!

  10. May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter.

    1. Thank you for visiting! Merry Christmas!

  11. Me again and I'm so glad you shared this cute creation with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters! Please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

    1. Thanks for stopping by again, Darlene!

  12. Super cute! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  13. Oh Ellie these are gorgeous - I love how you use these beautiful whimsical creatures so exquisitely.
    Christmas blessings to you and yours

  14. A beautiful combination of stamps and diecuts, love the sentiment, thank you for joining in at Crafty Calendar.

  15. Adorable little Christmas Hedgie!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  16. What a cute card. Love that little Hedgehog! Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  17. Adorable thank you card. Thank you so much for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge.Pat K xx

  18. Such a sweet image and colorful design!! I love both of these creations Ellie! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  19. Both hedgehog cards are so them both. Thanks for sharing with us at ColorMyHeart Color Dare.

  20. Beautiful card. Love the pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It, Jayne x

  21. What a pretty and colourful card - it's fantastic. Love your cute Christmas card too.

  22. So sweet! Love that hedgehog and mouse, beautiful coloring. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

  23. Fabulous details on this gorgeous Christmas card! Such an adorable image. Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  24. Oh my, what a sweet card! Hedgehogs make everything cute! Thanks for sharing your talent at the CMH Color Dare challenge.

  25. Beautiful cards, Ellie! Adorable images. Thank you so much for sharing with us at As You Like It and we love to see your cards/creations new year! Luv, Wilma

  26. Adorable, simply the sweetest card! Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare Soft and Pastel Challenge.

  27. Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, cheers Sue N x


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