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Feb 2, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 505: Love

Hello and welcome! 
Today I am sharing two cards, both made for this week's Allsorts challenge where Helene is our host and she chose the theme of Love (this will start in a few hours, I accidentally hit publish while editing  the post.) Our prize this week is a stamp by Indigo Blue, so please do come join us for a chance to win!

I have been patiently waiting for my January Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit, but I might have been the last one to receive theirs. After an ice storm it was lost/stuck in St. Louis for about 2 weeks, but shortly after inquiring about it with Hero Arts, it arrived. 

For my first card today, I combined the "flower shop" store front from the Hero Arts kit with some cute Penny Black stamps. I also used the matching store front die that comes with the January kit. 
(Unfortunately this kit sold out quickly and is no longer available. I am a kit subscriber, so my kit ships automatically. If you are interested in reading about the kit subscriptions, simply visit this link.)

I finally decided to purchase the Versafine Clair Nocturne ink pad, and have to say that ink pad is like magic! All the wonderful things I read about it are so true! All stamping was done with this ink pad and I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for coloring. Unfortunately I don't like how the crosshatch coloring on the large heart turned out ...something I really need some practice with! 

The store front was stamped and then die cut and colored. I love how this can be turned into any type of shop. (The kit itself is geared towards a flower shop. But this time it's a Valentines Gift Shop.) 

The brick wall was done with a stencil and Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink and the sentiment is part of the January My Monthly Hero kit. I decided to add some prima flowers to the store front with some sticky pearls as flower centers and some black and white twine finishes off the card.

I am entering this card here:
Just Us Girls -Weekly - Word Week: Love
Cards in Envy - Cards featuring Love with option of Pets
Crafting By Designs  - Animals
Double Trouble - Love is in the Air
Cut it Up - Hearts and Die Cuts (store front is die cut)
Send a Smile for Kids  Anything Goes for Kids
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Love is in the Air
Die Cuttin' Divas  - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes Valentines Day
Cute Card Thursday - Valentines
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes w/ option of Hearts
Paper Shelter Challenge - Dies or Punches
Stamploration Challenge - Stamps and Hearts
TIME OUT Challenges - photo inspiration (this photo inspired me to use the hedgehog image with all the hearts)

Next up is a CAS card with coloring on kraft paper.
Stampin Up Gentler Times (retired) // Sentiment from Hero Arts MMH January Kit (sold out) // Versafine Clair Nocturne // Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils // Versamark Ink // White Embossing Powder

I recently found this stamp set at a thrift store, and since I love all things victorian and vintage looking, I just had to get this set! I don't have many stamps in this style. To make my card I stamped one of the images from the set on kraft card stock turning it both ways with some space in between for the sentiment. I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for coloring. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts MMH January Kit  stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed using white embossing powder. I framed the kraft paper with Watermelon Wonder card stock by Stampin Up, then layered onto white card stock. That was actually supposed to be my card base, but guess what?? I glued the kraft paper onto the white paper upside down, so the sentiment was upside down. I was too focused on gluing it down straight and didn't notice it was upside down! I used scor tape which is not at all removable so I ended up with another layer and also some paper piercing. These are the "not so joyful" moments of card making :-)

The heart I stamped on the envelope (using Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral ink) is also from this retired Stampin Up set.

I am entering this card here:
A Vintage Journey - Your Heart's Desire
Crafty Gals Corner  - CAS

Simon Says Wednesday- Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times - Add a Sentiment
Brown Sugar - Love and/or Valentines Day
Pattie's Creations - Love, Love, Love
My Time to Craft - All You Need is Love 
Colour Crazy Challenge -Anything Colored
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes w/option of Layers
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Gos
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes + A Sentiment 
Krafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend! It's finally warming up over here!! 

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kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what beautiful cards Ellie - yes, I too have ended up with cards with an extra layer! Love your colouring, and both cards are exquisite

Lynn said...

The hedgehog Valentine card is just perfect. I love how you worked the shop and brick wall into the scene. Thanks for giving me some excellent inspiration.

brenda said...

Two totally different cards Ellie, the second so sophisticatd and the first with such a Parisien feel to it.

B x

Marilyn said...

Adorable cards! Have a great day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! LOVING all hearts on the first one!!!!!!!!!!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

These cards are both amazing and particularly love the cute scene with the hedgie, it's just adorable!! Great dimension added with the flowers!

ScrappyHorses said...

Aww, that valentine/love card with the Hedgies is adorable! Great flowers and the colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

Wendy L said...

Two super cards Ellie and thanks for entering one into our MAWTT and Allsorts too challenge, xxx

Kathleen said...

Two brilliant cards Ellie, such a cute PB image and lovely choice of colours and design. Great white on black for the sentiment and lovely flower stamp. Super makes.

Kath x

papercraftingprincess said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your store front card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

To me, it looks like the hedgehog is delivering yet more goodies to the one inside, and it's her home, complete with flower boxes on her windows. I love a good story!!

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Hearts challenge!


Deb said...

Beautiful cards Ellie!
Many thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Cute Card Thursday!

Celeste Goff said...

Two fabulous cards! I love the adorable little hedgehogs and anything on kraft is gorgeous to me!

Billie A said...

Both cards are pretty. I love the kraft and flowers. Great coloring. so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.
Billie A
Aud Sentiments
Creative With Stamps
Catch The Bug
Always Fun Challenges
Colour Crazy Challenge
Creations In Pink
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Catz

CaroleAnn said...

This is a great card and coloring on Kraft card stock is something I have never attempted but you have a beautiful creation here. Thanks for sharing at QKR Stampede.

Maura said...

The hedgehogs are adorable! What a delightful scene filled with love! Thanks for sharing the love with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Maura

Ina G said...

I love your amazing card with the PB hedgehogs Ellie - stunning layout and your elements just marry together beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls this week.
Love seeing coloured images on Kraft - simply beautiful here.

Linby said...

I love your shop and hedgie looks right at home in it too! Beautiful vintage card - it looks good on kraft.

wendipooh13 said...

so cute and love the pop of twine on the card!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!

Amy Johnson said...

Such darling and beautiful Valentine's Cards. I especially love the Penny Black one. Such a cute scene.

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable card for our challenge! Love both cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Annie said...

Thanks for hopping on board over at A Vintage Journey Ellie
Best wishes
Annie x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Your hedgehog valentine is so adorable, love it card. And what a beautiful card the second one is. Thanks for sharing this with us at Double Trouble and The Paper Girls.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome cards! Love the Love card - that image is so sweet. Thanks for joining in at JUGS.

Patsy Long said...

Beautiful cards. Your hedgehog is adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter challenge. Best of luck - Patsy

Brenda said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous (and I love your crosshatched heart)! I so agree with you about the VersaFine, got some before the Christmas card furry and fell in love. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

Lena said...

Ohh so sweet!! Perfect Valentinecard!!! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week! Hug Lena

Nonni said...

So so sweet! I love all the details in this... Such a great Valentine's scene and those hedgehogs couldn't be any cuter! Great design with delightful details. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT Challenges!

Larelyn said...

Oh my Gee, that hedgie is precious and what a fabulous die cut. Thanks for sharing at Cut it Up.

tilly said...

a lovely card, you can't beat a Hedgie, . thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge blog and hope to see you again

Pattie G said...

This is so nice! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Love, Love, Love” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
Artist and Owner

MagsB said...

Such romantic creations! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

love Mags B x

cass said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too "Use Hearts" Challenge.

pst said...

Great card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

Rae Ann said...

The brick is such a great background for the flower card. The hedgies are too adorable!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our CAS challenge.

Kati said...

Beautiful cards, I love the hedgehogs. Thanks for playing paperminutes.

Shona Chambers said...

I love hedgehogs and these ones are real cuties!! There are so many elements in this design, love the flowers and twine for texture. And your colouring skills are fabulous, especially the highlights in the awning stripes. Its such a gorgeous card, I'm so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!

Jane said...

Such a cute card, I do love the sweet hedgehogs! Thanks so much for joining our hearts theme and sketch challenge over at STAMPlorations xx

Nance said...

Lovely card and great coloring on kraft! Sorry, late with commenting, been on holiday. Thanks for playing with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge!

Dawn said...

The kraft and the red work well together. Thanks for playing at Brown Sugar Challenge. I wish you the best of luck in the challenge.
Dawn - DT

Billie A said...

Very pretty card. So glad you entered the DT call at Colour Crazy Challenge.. Good luck

Billie A
Colour Crazy Challenge
Catch The Bug
Creative With Stamps
Aud Sentiments
Always Fun Challenges
Creations In Pink
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Catz

Marina Atsali said...

Wonderful work. Thank you for joing us over on the Angie's Digital Stamps Blog. Good Luck!