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Jan 12, 2019

Allsorts 502: Milestones with Numbers

Good morning, it's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. Kath's turn this week and she wants to see Milestones with Numbers. Hope you can come join us for a chance to win a great prize!

In this image the little mouse is hanging on a kite, but I thought 3 balloons would be more appropriate for a 3 year old's birthday card, so I used one of the stamps from the Penny Black set Birthday Critters to add balloons to the image, and I simply masked off the kite. 

All stamping (image, sentiments and numbers) was heat embossed using Versafine Onyx ink and Clear Embossing Powder. I cut masks out of post it notes to cover all the animals and balloons so I could color/ ink up the background. I used Zig Clean Color  markers for the grass and image, and the sky was inked with Blueprint Sketch distress oxide. Wink of Stella Clear Glitter was added to the balloons to make them sparkle and I added a die cut star (retired die by Whimsy Stamps) to the sentiment. 

The sentiments are both from the Penny Black set Sweet Wishes, this set is a few years old, but so perfect for kids birthday cards! The number 3 is a stamp from an old Stampin Up Number set.

This week's Allsorts prize: 

I am sharing my card with these challenges:
International Art & Soul  -Cats and/ or Dogs
Cards in Envy - All About Numbers
Double Trouble  - Mittens, Kittens or Something Warm and Fuzzy
Pile It On - Land Animals
Die Cuttin' Divas - Glitter or Foil 
Sisterhood of Crafters - Make it Sparkle
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use Penny Black Stamps
Send a Smile for Kids -Kids cards
2 Sisters On The Blog - Numbers 

Crafty Catz - Birthdays
Daisy Chain Challenges - Add some Sparkle

Anything Goes themes:

Thanks so much for visiting!! Hope you have a fantastic weekend! 

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  1. So cute and gorgeous card Ellie;-))m

  2. Cute card and I love the little critters!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Marilyn, same to you too!

  3. This is just soooooooooooooo cute cute cute!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Brilliant fun card

  5. Such a fun bright colourful card - love it.

  6. Oh, this is so cute! Just love it!

  7. OMG this is just too cute! Sure to bring a smile! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Make It Sparkle’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  8. This is super, I DO love a Penny Black image, thanks so much for sharing it with us this months over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

    DT @ LTCCB

  9. Very nice. Thank you for joining us.
    Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

  10. Love these furry critters. A Fab Card. Thanks for playing along with us this month. Lisa DT Crafty Animals

  11. How cute!!! Love the PB critters and the happy colours! Has been great changing the kite with balloons, well done! :)

  12. Ellie, I love how you watercolored this but then I always love Penny Black images!! This one is perfect for our "numbers" challenge at Cards in Envy.

  13. Your card is so adorable! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  14. I absolutely love this card, ideal for a three year old. Thank you for taking part in the January "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  15. Such a fun and happy card for a little one to receive Ellie and of course perfect for our theme.

    B x

  16. Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck hun and do come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  17. Hach, so eine zuckersüße Karte Ellie! Guten Start in die neue Woche und ganz liebe Grüße

  18. Nice card!
    Thanks for joining our challenge.
    Groetjes Caroline DT 2Sisterontheblog.

  19. Such a cute and happy card for a 3 year-old! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy Challenge!

  20. What a fab fun card beautifully coloured thank you for sharing at Colour Crazy Challenge. AuntySue gdt

  21. Wonderful card. I love your colouring.
    Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Nick

  22. What a great card and super colouring too. Thanks for joining us at International Art and Soul. Jennie DT

  23. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.

  24. ahhhh love your fun lil critters!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!

  25. Fabulous card and great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  26. A fun and cute card . Great colouring. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  27. What a sweet little scene. Love this birthday card. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Colour Crazy Challenge. AJ DT CCC

  28. Awesome birthday card! I love that mouse floating away with the balloons and the cat reaching out to grab him! Great coloring too! Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge!

  29. A wonderful bright and cheerful card! Thank you for joining us over at PBSC, good luck in the prize draw and I do hope you'll join our next challenge, love Jacky x

  30. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Daisy Chain Challenge this time and good luck :)


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