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May 18, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 520 and 521: Happy Birthday Allsorts Challenge!!

For the next two weeks at Allsorts challenge we are celebrating 10 years of challenges with a Birthday theme. This means we want to see birthday specific cards!

I've had this gorgeous image by Mo Manning on my wish list for a really long time, and this was the perfect opportunity to finally purchase it! It was one of her earlier images  released, and honesty I have no idea what took me so long!!  I'm sorry if these pictures aren't perfect. I struggled taking the photo inside, maybe it's because the card is larger than my usual card and my 8x8 photo tent wasn't a good fit for it. I had trouble with lighting and outside we had perfect sunshine, so I decided to photogragh outside. Now I feel like it's a little bit too bright...

This was taken inside ... I can't tell which one is better, but definitely like the "backdrop" on the first one more, but the glitter only really show on the photo taken inside.

I colored with Copic markers on Xpess It Blending Card. Still struggling with digis and copics (I need a better printer!) so not much blending I could do as the ink will smear. But isn't this image GORGEOUS!! I wish she came as a rubber stamp so I could watercolor her! 

I used a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil  for a subtle background design with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The papers are from my stash, and the Happy Birthday sentiment I've had forever. It's from a Stampin Up set, but I separated the set and I don't remember the name of the set. I think the font is perfect for girly birthday cards. I found a flower shaped button in my box of buttons, and the color couldn't be more perfect, so I used it with some cotton twine. The tiny "make a wish" sentiment is from the Penny Black Snippets set. I distressed the edge of image panel and mat. 

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Both my wink of stella brushes are running low, so I used some liquid watercolor glitter that came in a past Hero Arts Kit (unfortuntely I don't remember which kit).  Also, I used the Hero Arts Limited Edition set for the back of my card (It's not a limited edition set, it's just the name of the stamp set). I love all the little stamps included in this set for the back of cards and it's only $7.99! You can see in the photo below how I used the set on this card.

Mo Manning Sugar // Penny Black Snippets // Birthday Sentiment by SU - Set Unknown // Hero Arts Limited Edition // Xpess It Blending Card // Copic Markers // Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Mesh // Antique Linen Distress Ink // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Liquid Watercolor Glitter from a Hero Arts Kit // Pattern Papers from Stash // Cotton Twine from Stampin Up

Hope you can join us at Allsorts for our special 10th Anniversary Birthday challenge. This theme will run for 2 weeks so there is plenty of time. We have FABULOUS prizes to give away!

I am sharing with these challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil challenge - For the Girls (or anything Goes)
Daring Cardmakers - Something beginning with letters M A Y (I may have thought a bit outside the box here but how about: M for Mouthwatering, A for Alcohol Inks/Adorable and Y for Yellow Icing) C.R.A.F.T. - Birthday // Alphabet Challenge - D for Distressed // Pattie's Creations - Birthdays // Crafty Calendar - Distress It // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Crafty Catz - Buttons // Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Use Ink (distress inked stenciled background) // Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog - Sparkle and Shimmer (hard to tell but cupcakes, tutu and hair are all covered in glitter - see second photo) // Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Fairies // LeAnn’s World 101 - Birthday // Sparkles Forum Challenges - Purple // Krafty Chicks - Fairies // Crafting By Designs  - Fantasy

Anything Goes:

Today would have also been the day to share a Penny Black and More mid-month creation. Unfortunately I didn't get to make a card for this month's midway reminder post (we had such wonderful weather and I NEEDED to get my vegetables planted because I knew lots of rain was going to follow those sunny days; in addition to that I've been working ahead on some June and July DT cards, so that kept me busy as well.

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Anyway, this month at Penny Black and More our theme is Feminine Creations, but it's an optional theme, so it's pretty much "Anything Goes" as long as you follow the challenge rules. And we do have many wonderful prizes there as usual! We would love for you to join us there as well, and if you already have - remember you may enter up to 3 times for more chances to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you're having a wonderful sunny weekend. Rain rain and more rain in our forecast again!

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  1. It looks super Ellie, xxxx

  2. It's a delightful ballerina image Ellie and is a perfect creation for a little girl. Please you got those veggies planted and made the most of the nice weather.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  3. What an exquisite card Ellie - love the fairy image, and I don't 'do' fairies!! Love how you have coloured her and also the card as a whole

    1. The fairy really is a beauty. Thanks for stopping by Maxine, and for your nice comment.

  4. Mmmm-mmm-mm what a delicious sweet! Loved the baby elephant card too.

  5. Adorable card! Love the fairy image and colors!
    Have a great day!

  6. It's been a long time since I've seen a Mo Manning image. Beautiful. Beautiful card and a great challenge.

    1. Thanks Amy! She has the sweetest images!!

  7. I can see why you found this image irresistible! What a fabulous card! I love the details like the subtle background and the touches of sparkle
    Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
    DT Member

  8. So gorgeous! LOVING the fairy and the cupcakes!!!!!

  9. A fairy with "Fairycakes"!!! What's not to like lol. Gorgeous colour choices for a scrumptious card :D Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

    1. Glad I was able to join in! Thanks for visiting, Gina!

  10. Love love that faury and its cupcakes Elibelle it has been beautifully coloured so adorable. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  11. A beautiful birthday greeting card ... a little ballerina girl surrounded by cupcake ...

    Hopefully the party will run lively, friend.

    Greetings from me from Indonesia

  12. a very pretty fairy and design, thank you for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge and hope to see you again

  13. Very sweet card, love the fairy and the sparkling details!

  14. This is really lovely such a sweet card and love all the sparkle! thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

  15. Sweet image, gorgeous colouring and it's a fabulous birthday card;-))m

  16. Replies
    1. Thank you, Billie. Glad I could join in this time!

  17. What a fun creation… pretty colours, cute yummie image, cool design! It makes me smile!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives

  18. Oh... this card let my dreams come true. A cupcake elve. I like the soft colours you used for your card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.
    Please keep in mind that you have to be a follower in order to win the prize. When you already following us everything is fine.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives{#29 – Fairies / mythical creatures}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge{#29 – little wonders}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges{#59 – Newborn}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  19. Beautiful creation, lovely coloring and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at LeAnn's World 101. We love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Coordinator xx

    1. Thank you, Sherry. I try joining in whenever I can :)
      Glad I worked out this month!

  20. Delightful card and adorable image! I'm so glad you joined our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede so we could all enjoy it!!

  21. This is gorgeous - lovely layers and very pretty colours,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  22. Such a gorgeous card, super colours and a fabulous image xx

  23. Your card is beautiful! Such a sweet image and beautifully colored.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

    1. Glad I was able to play along this time! Many thanks for visiting!

  24. so pretty and colourful and those cakes look yum.

  25. Both of your pictures are great ... or maybe it's just your super cute birthday card ;-)! Thanks for taking part in the MAY challenge of the Daring Cardmakers this week and sharing your card with us.

  26. Yummy fairy cakes with the extra fairy touch! Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge.

  27. Such a stunning card! Love your design and the colours you used! Thanks for playing along with us over on the Digi Doodle Challenge Blog!

  28. Love the gorgeous image and beautifully coloured.Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy
    Carol DT x

  29. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT

  30. Lovely card and your colouring is so beautiful, great job! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  31. Beautifully coloured image, such a pretty card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

  32. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining in the Pattie's Creations Challenge this time and good luck :)


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