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Nov 30, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 548: Christmas Gifts

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Hello and thank you so much for visiting! It's Saturday, that means we have a new theme for you at Allsorts challenge and this week Wendy chose the theme of "Christmas Gifts". This is a great opportunity to create or finish those handmade gifts, there is a lot of wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team on the challenge blog. 

I took the easier way and made a card featuring Christmas gifts. I actually wanted to make a set of coasters, but with the Thanksgiving holiday and hubby and kids both at home for all/most part of the week I did not attempt to start that project.

I made a CAS card, stamped and heat embossed the Penny Black image Dashing Through The Snow on Winsor & Newton watercolor paper, then colored with Distress Inks to match the strip of pattern paper from my stash. 

I embellished with sparkly silver trim from the Target dollar spot (it's from a few years ago) and die cut snowflakes. The exact die set was a prize I won from Dare 2 B Artzy, but it appears to be retired. I'm sure most of you have snowflake dies or punches, if not, there are several options available HERE. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Holly Jolly .

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Below is a close up. As you can see I used a Christmas words stamp randomly on the background. This large background stamp is Penny Black's Christmas Story

I'm sharing with these challenge blogs:
Cardz 4 Galz - Get Ready for Christmas // Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Trees // Fab n Funky //Sisterhood of Crafters - Trees // Christmas Crafts All Year Round  - Winter Clothing // Country View Crafts' Challenge -Hand Stamped // Daisy Chain Challenges - Christmas // Fabrika Fantasy - Winter Time // Pearly Sparkles Challenge  - Christmas // Sweet Stampers - Christmas // Dragonfly Dreams // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Penny Black Stamps 

I may also link up with some of these Anything Goes Themed blogs:

Inspire Me Monday 

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a great weekend and hope to see you joining us at Allsorts challenge this week! Our prize this week comes from Stix 2

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  1. A very modern feeling card today Ellie and that image is just so perfect for our theme this week and clever use of colour that really draws the eye to the gifts.

    B x

    1. Thanks so much Brenda! Another one of my favorite PB stamps but there are so many favorites!

  2. Pretty card! Love the image!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Marilyn. Same to you too!

  3. So beautiful! LOVING the colors and the snowflakes!!

  4. fabulous colouring, the gifts match so well the girl dress! Great design with the stripes on the bottom and the light inked background!!

  5. Love your card today Ellie, really pretty, xxxx

  6. Lovely card with lots of pressies;-))m

  7. A really great image and love the subtle background and snowflakes.

    Kath x

  8. I never thought to use this stamp! Looks great with the background. Thanks for the inspiration for next time.

  9. I love this image and card!


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