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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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  1. Oh your Hedgie cards is soooooo cute.

  2. Lovely card, always like seeing an hedgie. Xx

    1. Thanks Kellie, the PB hedgies are my favorite :)

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

    B x

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

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

    1. Thanks Marilyn. Same to you, too!

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

  6. 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

    1. 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.

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

  8. 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

    1. 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 :-)

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

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

  11. A really lovely card, super image and colouring.

    Kath x

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

  13. This is so adorable!!

  14. 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

  15. That is so cute and I love your layout design :-)
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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  16. so adorable....
    x Karen

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

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

  19. 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

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

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


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