Nov 16, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 546: Christmas Flowers

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Hello and thanks so much for visiting! It's time for a new theme already at Allsorts challenge. Mervi is hosting and she would like to see "Christmas Flowers". Hope you can play along with us for a chance to win our prize, this week we have a prize by The Paperbox 

I don't have a lot to choose from when it comes to Christmas flowers, I only have an old Stampin Up wheel I used last year when we had a similar challenge. But I did find this vintage themed pattern paper in my stash and decided to use it along with a cute stamp from Penny Black from the set Deck the Halls.

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I heat embossed the image using my usual Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and clear embossing powder then watercolored with regular distress ink pads (not the oxides). The edges were inked with Old Paper Distress ink and I distressed the edges with a distressing tool, but this can be done by running the blade of a pair of scissors along the edge, then mounted onto a scallop circle diecut (Nestabilities Die). I distressed this scallop circle as well.  

The background was stamped with Penny Black' background stamp Christmas Story  using Old Paper ink again, and I also distressed these edges. The sentiment from the Penny Black set Holiday Snippets was stamped and heat embossed using the same Versafine ink and embossing powder again and I tied a bow using gold cord to finish it off. The card base is one of Stampin Up's brown papers, I no longer keep track of their colors so I have no idea what this color is actually called (I now sort them by color themes instead of actual name of the colors - much easier since they tend to retire and bring new colors all the time. It was too hard for me to keep up with them all.)

A little closeup's hard to tell but I added a little bit of golden glitter to the poinsettia flower centers. Meant to add crystal effects to the red berries to make them shiny but it's all dried up so I used a Sakura Stardust glitter pen on them. 

Also sharing with these blogs:
Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Winter Wonderland - Holly/Ivy // As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Cute or Traditional (I really like both equally, today's card is "cute" with traditional colors. Coloring cute images just makes me happy.) // C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas // Cute Card Thursday - Festive // Lavinia World Challenges - Traditional Stamps // Little Red Wagon - More than 2 words // Paper Shelter - Christmas // Sisterhood of Crafters - Forest Animals // Stinkin' Inkers - Dies/Punches // Unicorn Challenge  - Christmas // Cutie Pie Challenge - Animals // Get Creative Challenges - Holiday // Incy Wincy Designs - Animals // Path of Positivity - Something Positive // Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas // Addicted to Stamps - Traditional Stamps // Stamping Sensations  - Traditional Christmas Colors // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Penny Black Stamps

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  1. Sweet image and lovely vintage papers goes well together, beautiful card!
    Happy weekend;-))m

  2. Another sweet PB image Ellie and the Christmas floral DP's you have used are very pretty with such depth of colour.

    B x

  3. Cute card! Love the little mouse and birdie!
    Have a great day!

  4. Ellie, this us such a sweet image, lovely card, xxxx

  5. Soooooooo cute! LOVING the mouse and the bird!!!!!!

  6. So cute and I love how you have the flowers in the background and your colouring complements the vintage feel.

  7. Hi Ellibelle, sweet stamp and super colouring. I think this is a fun card pretending to be serious. CarolG

  8. Such a cute image and a lovely design, great flower panel and lovely colours.

    Kath x

  9. Adorable image and design, Ellie! Love the details as the distressed circle, the gold scallop around it and the rustic twine! The floral paper you used is delightful too!

  10. A gorgeous card, Ellie! So beautiufl

  11. A beautiful sweet and adorable card with a lovely design. Love the PB stamp! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps.

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  13. Had my wrong hat on there Ellie, meant to say many thanks for linking your pretty card up at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  14. Beautiful design, colours and papers, the image is adorable! Thank you for playing along at Crafty Catz this week.

  15. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

  16. This is so cute! Beautiful christmas card.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  17. Awww that's so sweet, love your design and the subtle colours :) Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.
    Andrea x
    GDT CRAFT Challenge

  18. Wow! Such a beautiful card. Love the vintage feel with your papers and your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for joining in at The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck! - Patsy

  19. Cutest little Christmas critters EVER, and such a sweet card in every way. I like the sketch you've chosen and those wonderful papers and colors! It was a pleasure seeing your pretty card at Lavinia World Challenges >. Hope you join us frequently in the future.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  20. This is such a sweet Holiday card. I love the backing papers you've used too. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Lavinia World Challenges #13. :-)

  21. Fabulous card- that mouse is super sweet. Thank you for crafting with us at Lavinia World Challenges. Vicki- DT

  22. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

  23. Aw such a sweet card! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Lavinia World Challenge!
    Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

  24. Lovely card! The soft colours are wonderful. Love the vintage look too! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  25. Such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.


  26. This is so cute and beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at TPS this week! Good Luck! Hug Lena

  27. Awww, this is such a sweet image on a lovely card design with beautiful papers. Love it!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lavinia World Challenges. We hope to see you again next time. Have a wonderful day.
    ♥ Lena ~ DT
    Lavinia World
    Lena’s Creations

  28. OMG how adorable!! Great coloring and design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  29. Adorable card, thanks for joining in with the AYLI challenge and good luck!
    Anne x

  30. How sweet your card is!! I love that image of the mouse and bird! You colored it perfectly! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!

  31. An amazing card, a nice picture, as joyful as Christmas.
    Thank you for participating in the Brown Sugar Challenge.
    Danka DT

  32. Gorgeous card love the cute image,distressed papers and layout.Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
    Carol DT x

  33. What a tweet little card. Love the overall design and elements. Thanks for playing along with us at Trimmie's C.R.A.F.T Challenge.. Sorry for the late comment, life has been a bit chaotic. .. AJ DT TCC

  34. Adorable image and card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.


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