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Jan 26, 2019

Allsorts 504: Friends

Hello and welcome!
A new theme has just started at Allsorts challenge, it's Lynn's turn to host and she picked the theme of "Friends". We have another fun prize to give away this week, so please do join us for a chance to win.

I am trying a new way to photograph my cards, seems like I get better/ brighter photos when the pictures are taken trough the top opening of my photo tent. And I've included a snippet of the envelope too, I thought the cute "postman" hedgehog from the Penny Black set "Share a Hug" would be perfect to use outside the envelope.

Penny Black Stamp Join In // My Favorite Things Label Sentiments - Similar by Altenew and also available in Spanish // Versafine Onyx Ink // Clear Embossing Powder // Zig Clean Color Markers // Bristol Vellum Paper // Parrot Green Jute Twine // Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

It's been a looooong time since I used this cute image, but aren't these hedgehogs adorable!!

More hedgehog and critter stamps can be found at

I first stamped and heat embossed the image, then masked the edges all around using washi tape (I wanted a white border around the image without adding another layer).  Then I colored Zig Clean Color Markers, and removed the washi tape.. I did have to trim a little bit of the border to make it fit my card. The sentiment is from the retired set "Label Love" by my Favorite Things (retired). This one by Altenew is similar and it also comes in a Spanish version. I found some papers from my stash to go with the card and used parrot green Jute Twine to finish it off. The card base is Stampin Up's Soft Sky card stock.

Some clear Wink of Stella Glitter was brushed over the ladybug and bee's wings.

I am also sharing my card with these challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute CAS
Cute Card Thursday - Critters
Animal Friends Challenge - Hedgehog
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use Penny Black Stamps
Send a Smile for Kids - For Kids
Pile It On - Land Animals
Crafting By Designs  - Layers
Ike's World - A for Animals 
Crazy for CAS - Animas
Crafty Animals - Animals
Path of Positivity - Something Positive
And then linking up with these Anything Goes themes:

And that is all for today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay warm! We had some icy and snowy weather this week with schools cancelled for several days, and now we received some artic temperatures! Time to think about moving south! (If it only were possible 😃😎)

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debby4000 said...

Oh your Hedgie cards is soooooo cute.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Lovely card, always like seeing an hedgie. Xx

brenda said...

What better friends that PB hedgies Ellie and they are such sweeties on your pretty card. Sounds pretty chilly your way.

B x

Marilyn said...

Adorable card! Love the cute hedgies!
Have a great day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!! I always love those hedgehogs!!!!

Linby said...

This is such fun and so cute, love the colouring.
I'm not sure if you do this but I got a professional tip to put a roll of tape or something under the card to lift it up from the background when you shoot from above. Lx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh, how cute and sweet!!! Love so much these stamps and how you masked the square to watercolor the background! Great design!!!

Mervi said...

Fabulous and cute card!
It's been quite freezing days here too, but it's normal, school's and everything works.
We just say it's winter Thursday;-))m

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Debby!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Kellie, the PB hedgies are my favorite :)

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much, Brenda. Wish it would warm up a bit!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Marilyn. Same to you, too!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Julie!

Ellibelle said...

That's a great tip, Lynn! I have not heard about it. Thank you for sharing!! Will try next time I need to photograph a card.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Alice!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Mervi. It's gotta be "really" cold for our schools to close! It's been at least -20 degrees (celsius) and on top of that wind, which made much worse! Gotta love Illinois USA :-)

Amy Johnson said...

This is just adorable! I love the black and white stripe and the blue card stock. Those colors look so good together.

Wendy L said...

So cute Ellie, I will have to I invest in some of these hedgehog stamps, love them, xxxx

Kathleen said...

A really lovely card, super image and colouring.

Kath x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Ellie - love how you have created the visual illusion of another layer with the masking

Mummylade said...

This is so adorable!!

Crafting Andy said...

Oooh I love these hedgehog stamps from Penny Black. And great card you've made with it. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

ike said...

That is so cute and I love your layout design :-)
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Karen Dunbrook said...

so adorable....
x Karen

Deb said...

Gorgeous card and I love the stamped envelope too, great idea!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

karto_flana said...

Sweet image :) I smile the whole time.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments' challenge. DT Ella.

Sall said...

I love penny black and this is no exception Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Suze said...

Cute card. Thank you for joining in the Inspirational Challenge at Path of Positivity.

Shona Hamill said...

Fantastic CAS card. Thanks for sharing with the Cutie Pies. Shona xx