Oct 19, 2019

Gold and/or Silver for Allsorts Challenge

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Hello and thank you so much for visiting! It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. I'm hosting this week and picked the theme of: Gold and/or Silver.

You can add a lot or a little gold or silver, the choice is yours, you can also use both, gold and silver!
Our prize this week is a wonderful A4 sized stamp set  from  Rare Earth. Hope you will join us for your chance to win!

I made two cards for this challenge using a super old stamp set and a very new stamp set.

First up is my card using an ancient Stampin Up set - Old Fashioned Christmas - to make by card. This stamp set is long retired, but there are several sets available on eBay. This listing is for a brand new never used set.

I started out by  heat embossing the tree using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and ultra fine clear embossing powder. The Santa Claus image has been heat embossed on a separate bristol vellum paper (not to be confused with the thin milky white vellum). Everything was colored with Distress inks. Santa has been fussy cut.

With a piece of washi tape in place I stencilled the "floor" using a striped stencil. I didn't mask the gifts under the tree, I just was really carefull not to get any ink onto them. Next placed the washi tape over the "floor" and inked a design using Penny Black's Oscillations stencil onto the "wall". Again, I was just being careful around the tree and didn't mask it. Santa Claus has been adhered to the the card with pop up tape. The sentiment is also part of this set. I wiped my Versamark ink pad across the edges and sprinkled gold embossing powder over them, then heat embossed. 

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My second card was done with a brand new stamp set from the Hero Arts October release. I am no longer subcribed to their kits, this month's kit has been tempting but instead I decided to get this gorgeous set and also the matching die set. I fell in love with these cats (no surprise there!) and think it will work well for occasions other than Christmas if other sentiments were used and by leaving out the Christmas tree.

You can purchase this cute stamp set directly from Hero Arts along with the matching die set, and it's also available at Scrapbook. com.

Everything was stamped on Bristol Vellum Paper, colored with Distress Inks and then I used my Big Shot machine and the matching dies to cut out each stamped image. The tree was heat embossed using Versamark Ink and Silver Embossing Powder. After cutting it out I inked it with Evergreen Bough Distres Oxide Ink. All other stamping was done with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed with Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder

The floor was done using Penny Black's Floor Die  and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Some of the images were adhered with dimensional foam tape and I added a clear button with gold cord to finish off this card. 

And that is all for today. Thank you so much for visiting! Have a great weekend!

Also sharing my card with these challenges:
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Sensational Santa (1st card) // Little Red Wagon - Teddy Bears or Work Related (1st card - lots of teddy bears part of my image, plus Santa at work :-) // Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas // The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge  - Christmas // Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday // Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas // Cute N' Crafty Christmas - Christmas // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Winter Wonderland - Merry and Bright (2nd card) // Fab n Funky - Feature a Creature (2nd card) // Moo-Mania & More - Die Cuts (2nd Card) // Crafty Animals - Animals (2nd card) // Happy Little Stampers - Christmas // Happy Little Stampers - Dies // Lost Coast Designs - Pets (2nd card) // Tinker- Dream - Favorite Animal (Cats!) // Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute (2nd card)

Anything Goes:


  1. Lovely cards Ellie - I love that second card with the cats, as I am very much a cat person :) i can see why you fell in love with it.

    1. Thanks so much Maxine. I couldn't resist those cats!!

  2. Two very different cards Ellie, the first has such a lovely traditional feel to it and the second one so modern. Great theme thanks.

    B x

    1. Yes, totaly different. I can't help but like so many different card styles! Keeps me interested the craft room I suppose :-)

  3. Gorgeous cards, gorgeous images, what a job, whooh;-))m

  4. Beautiful cards!
    Have a great day!

  5. These are gorgeous! LOVING the trees and that Santa!

  6. Such fabulous Christmas cards. Love the vintage vibe of the first one, and the second one makes me laugh because the kittens look so angelic and innocent next to the tree! ha ha! Not! If anyone knows cats, they destroy Christmas trees.

    1. Thanks Amy! I know what you mean about the Cats. The irony of it....I can see them diving into those presents too! LOL. Wonder what mine will be up to this year when the tree is up??

  7. A lovely card

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  8. Both gorgeous cards, beautiful stamping, colouring and lovely designs. Thank you for sharing at CaSS this month.

  9. Great challenge Ellie. Two lovely cards, with super images and colours and designs.

    Kath x

  10. Fabulous cards. Love those cute cats. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

  11. So lovely! Both creations are just terrific! Great! Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More!

  12. Two fabulous card! Love the retro feel of the first and the cute and fun cats in the second one!

  13. Thats lovely ,
    Thank you for joining us at Lemon Shortbread
    Love Jan

  14. Both interesting but i prefere the first. Great jobs!!
    Thank you so much for participating in our Brown Sugar challenge.
    Hope you participate in our next!!
    Bettascrap DT

  15. Lovely creations! 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. Hope to join in whenever I can!

  16. Both cards are gorgeous. I appreciate all the details you incorporated into the first card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Little Red Wagon Challenge!

  17. love your kitty christmas card. you have created a perfect little christmas setting with the tree as well. thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge.

    1. Thanks Laurie. Had to have that kittens stamp set!

  18. Both cards are lovely!! Thanks for joining our challenge at
    The Creative Crafters Challenge blog
    I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    (DT member)

  19. Love the vintage feel of your first card! These are both so cute!

  20. Lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  21. Dreat creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.

  22. Two super but very different cards!!
    Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
    Addicted to Stamps and More
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  23. Great cards...Thanks for joining us the Cutie Pie Challenge :)
    Wendy xx

  24. Just saw the link to this card on your Valentine - it's so cuuuuute! Love the inspiration! Thank you!


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