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Dec 14, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 550: Inspired By A Song

It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge ... this week it's my turn to host and I chose the theme of ..............Inspired By A Song. Hope to see you joining us. You can choose any type of song you like, just be sure to tell us in your blog post what song inspired your card.

The inspiration for this card came from the song "I love the Winter Weather", one of my husband's favorites during Christmas time. I really wanted to use this cute stamp but didn't need another Christmas card so I made a love themed card with a winter sky. 

The image stamp is Penny Black's Nose to Nose.

The sky was done with Distress inks and Oxides - Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire. (I mix and match distress inks and oxides as I have some colors in oxides and some in regular distress inks.) Before inking, I added a circle mask for the moon and flicked some masking fluid onto the card stock for a snow or starry effect. While I was waiting for the masking fluid to dry, I heat embossed the image and added a little bit of color with distress inks, then fussy cut.

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The snowy hill was die cut using an old Whimsy Stamps die I received when I was on the Whimsy design team years ago. The die cut trees were done with the Penny Black die set Tall Trees. Sentiment is from the Penny Black set "So Very Much", heat embossed after removing the moon mask. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Linking up with these challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - S for Snow // Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Animals // Aud Sentiments Challenge - Winter // Fab n Funky - Winter Clothing (Scarf) // Mod Squad - Snowy or Starry Night // Crafting Happiness Challenges - Winter // Addicted to Stamp - Cold and Frosty // Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes // Die Cut Divas - Winter // Sweet Stampers  - Anything Goes // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Always Anything Goes:
A Bit More Time to Craft  // A Perfect Time To Craft // Crafts Galore Encore // DL.Art Linky Challenge //  Not Just Cards (F) // Lemon Shortbread // Through The Craft Room Door // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends // The Corrosive Challenges // Creative Fingers // QKR Stampede // Crafting With An Attitude // Brown Sugar (?)
 Inspire Me Monday

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  1. How sweet this is, so pretty and lovely card!
    Happy weekend;-))m

  2. Very sweet image and inky sky Ellie. Bx

  3. This is just sooooooooooo cute! LOVING those little bears!!!!!

  4. Gorgeous image and scene!

  5. Adorable, just adorable!!! LOVE this cute bears nose to nose!! And your scene is delightful!

  6. Awww, such a sweet, romantic card.

  7. Gorgeous background for this lovely image. I never thought of mixing oxides and distressed inks
    Thank you for sharing that tip and Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

  8. Super cute Ellie, and fab sky.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Beautiful card Ellie, great images and a super background. Must admit I have never heard of this song.

    Kath x

  10. Such a sweet card! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Kelly DT for

  11. Fabulous scene! I just love it! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  12. Adorable card!
    have a great day!

  13. This is such a cute card, and I love your background. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Sian (DT).

  14. I love your beautiful colors and the sweet little bear cubs! Thank you so much for joining us over on the Art Impressions blog for Challenge #271 Animal Cards. ❤❤❤

  15. Love your card Ellie those bears are so sweet, xxxx

  16. Such a sweet card, tho I'm not familiar with the song!
    Thanks for sharing your talent at QKR Stampede this week!
    Good Luck
    Crafty Hugs
    Dawn xx

  17. A lovely card. Wonderful background and cute image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore December Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  18. This is simply adorable! Such a sweet image and a gorgeous background. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  19. So lovely and cute .
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
    Wishing you a Merry Chrsitmas.

  20. Such a cute creation, I love your background it looks great

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Not Just Cards' this month
    Hugs Shell xx


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