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Jan 5, 2019

Allsorts 501: Hearts and Flowers

It's Saturday already, meaning a new challenge has started at Allsorts. We are back to our weekly themes now that the holidays are over. It's Wendy's turn to host this week and she would like to see 

"Hearts and Flowers".

I don't really try making new year's resolutions, but after trying to de-clutter and re-organizing my craft area upstairs, I decided this year I am either getting some of my designer papers used up or throw away my stash of scraps. I have sooooo many scraps and have the hardest time throwing out even the smalles pieces .... I'm such a hoarder (but don't have the space for it!!)

Of course then for my first card I just HAD TO cut into a brand new 12x12 piece of designer paper, it was just perfect for what I had in mind, and so added more to my scraps :-) Isn't that the way it always goes??!!

I stamped the image from the older Penny Black set All Abloom using black Memento ink on Xpress It card and colored with Copic markers - another of my supplies I hope to use more of this year (we will see how this goes as I love watercoloring with my Zig Clean Color markers.) I decided to soften the edges a little bit by sponging Antique Linen  distress ink along the edges of the white image panel. Sentiment is from the same Penny Black set, also stamped with Memento ink. All edges were distressed using a distressing tool and I embellished with glitter from a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush and May Arts silk ribbon, which is hard to see in the photo, it is above the strip of soft sky card stock. 
A close up above, you can see the pretty sparkles on the flowers and birds. 

The designer paper I used is by Stampin Up but no longer available. Prima Marketing have similar pattern paper stacks with a romantic feel. 

I am sharing my card with these challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge  Add a Little Sparkle
Double Trouble -  Anything Goes/ optional twist of Bird Things
As You Like It Challenge  - Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes with PB 

Crafting With An Attitude Always Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies  - Anything Goes with a Critter (birds)
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open ChallengeAlways Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper


Our Allsorts prize package is above, hope you join us for a chance to win! Visit the challenge blog for all the details. 

Happy stamping!!

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  1. What a beautiful card Ellie, love the shimmer and sparkle the winking gives.
    By the way, scraps I am sure, multiply when we leave our crafty spaces... which tells me I should never stop stamping... hmm, don't think that will work! :)

    1. Thanks so much, Maxine! And that must be true about scraps, not sure how I ended up with this many LOL!

  2. I'm a hoarder too, but my problem is that I have space enough!! LOL :D
    Your card is a delight, so sweet, elegant and romantic!

    1. Thank you Alice! Glad you don't have space problems, I had to take 2 totes of stamps downstairs to make more room. The clutter distracted me from creating.

  3. LOL, another cut scrap paper, I know what you mean!
    Gorgeous and beautiful card and the paper is totally matching;-))m

  4. Super image Ellie and made into a sweet card, xxxx

  5. Gorgeous card! I know what you mean about scraps. I have so many and don't know why I hang on to them.
    Have a great day!

  6. It is hard to throw out little pieces of pretty paper that could be layered or become a frame. I've had to add two little plastic drawer units to hold all of mine, LOL, but in my defense, I do try to find something in there first rather than cut a new sheet. Sometimes I can, and sometimes I can't.

    1. Yes, it is. You just never know what the smallest piece of pretty paper could be used for! They are too pretty to throw out!

  7. A pretty creation for our theme this week.

    B x

  8. This is gorgeous! LOVING those little birds!!!!!!

  9. A lovely sweet and delicate card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  10. Love this - despite being an older set you have given it a very contemporary feel.
    As for DPs - I am going to blitz mine too.......

    1. Thanks Lynn, it's one of my favorite PB sets!

  11. Love the distressed panels and the sponging of the edges really pops, and love all the glitter you added to floral and birdies. Love everything about your card...beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and using Twisted Sister's optional twist for National Bird Week.

  12. Pretty flowers and the tiny birds are so sweet!

  13. Stunning card the wink of stellar glitter is subtle and complements the blooms beautifully

  14. Beautifully elegant card.
    Thanks for playing along with us at CCT. x

  15. Love the big bold heart. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge.

  16. Wonderful card. Love the image and your beautiful, soft coloring. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  17. Hi beautiful card,the sparkle is very subtle and really soft colours,thanks for sharing your card with us here at Cutie Pie challenge Lyn DT x.

  18. This is just beautiful .Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  19. Beautiful card, thanks for joining in with the As You Like It 'anything goes' challenge

    Anne x

  20. A lovely sweet card, the little touches of sparkle and the sift colours, just a delightful card. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community


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