Jan 25, 2020

Allsorts Challenge 556: Take Flight

Hello and welcome!  I'm back today with my card for the new Allsorts challenge theme. It's Tracy's turn to host and she chose the theme of Take Flight, so anything that can fly. I hope you can join us for a chance to win. This week our prize comes from Swedish House Crafts!


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I used a cute stamp from the Penny Black set Happy Critters, heat embossed using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and Clear Embossing Powder, and I colored with a mix of Copic Markers and Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. The butterflies are part of a wood mounted Penny Black stamp (What a Spring - old, linked to ebay). 

It's hard to tell but the background was inked with Tumbled Glass ink and I used an old Cloud stencil from Stampin Up to create clouds. You can easily make your own cloud stencil out of a scallop circle punch or even cut by hand if you don't own one, there are Youtube videos available to show you how to. 

Grass from the Penny Black set Enjoy Life was stamped using Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn Distress inks and then I added the border die cut using Penny Black's die Love Always. I first inked up a strip of paper using Shabby Shutters and Picked Raspberry  ink, then cut it out with a manual Big Shot machine. 




Sentiment is also from Penny Black, from the set Sweet Wishes, also heat embossed. When the card front was complete, I ran it through my die cutting machine using Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches Die.




I'm linking up with these blogs:
Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Daring Cardmakers - Cheer Someone Up // Double D Challenges - Balloons // Mod Squad - Animals // Simon Says Stamp - Pets // The Three Muses  - Happiness // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // Happy Little Stampers - Dies // Let's Craft & Create Challenge - Love is in the Air // Double Trouble Challenges - Say Cheese // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB stamps // Inspire me Mondays
Inspire Me Monday

Thanks so much for visiting!!


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43 comments:

  1. Oh what a gorgeous card Ellie - love the smiles on the critters faces, and the lovely heart flowers.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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    1. Thanks so much, Maxine! Can't go wrong with a smiling kitty :-)

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  2. A really prettily coloured creation Ellie and the image so perfect for Tracy's theme this week, several elements taking flight as well.

    B x

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    1. Thanks Brenda, I had a few images to choose, and decided on this cutie, as I hadn't used this stamp before.

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  3. So pretty and adorable card.
    Have a lovely weekend ❤️

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  4. Adorable and so sweet card! Always love PB cats :D Great design!

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    1. Thanks so much, Alice! PB's critters are all so cute!

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  5. It is a gorgeous card Ellie. Xxx

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  6. Adorable card!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  7. So adorable! Love the little heart flowers.

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  8. Hi this is a gorgeous card. That cat is so cute. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Jackie. Same to you!

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  9. OMG this is so adorable Elli! Beautiful coloring & design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Balloons’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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    1. Thanks so much, Darlene. Happy I could join in this time!

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  10. wow it's so lovely :)
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  11. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at 2CCC. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,
    Mia
    craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

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  12. A stunning card and fabulous brilliant design.. Thanks for entering into our BALLOON challenge,
    Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw and hope you join us again.
    {aNNie Designer for Double D challenges

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  13. Brilliant die/s used on this beautiful creative design. Thanks for entering into our current challenge. Hope to see you in our challenges again.
    [aNNie Design Team Member for Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies DT

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  14. Gorgeous card Ellie :-) the little kitty is adorable in his balloon and the whole scene is just super cute :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  15. Oh how sweet! Love that chubby little kitty in your hot air balloon! Too cute! The heart die flowers are fabulous too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Balloons Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

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  16. This look so cute and beautiful.

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  17. Thank you for visiting my blog Ellie and the lovely comment you left.
    Gorgeous card and love the PB stamp - guess l have missed quite a few releases lol. x Susan x

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  18. Love this card, the image and your colouring are wonderful.

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  19. Adorable card with that darling little kitty..love it!! Thank you for joining our fun challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  20. Lovely card!! It brought a smile on my face!!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Let’s Craft and Create Good luck and I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    Jolanda
    (DT member

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  21. That's such a cute card and will definitely cheer someone up.
    I love your colouring as well. Mixing polychromos and copics sounds a bit strange at first, but the result is amazing!
    Thanks for sharing your card with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

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  22. What an adorable card, Ellie. It made me smile. I love using my polychromos with the copics also. Thanks for sharing on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Hugs, Lynda Joy

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  23. This is so sweet Ellie, I love what you've done for the theme.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  24. What a cute card - getting this would really make me smile, such a perfect wording to add to it! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week :)

    Away From Blue

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  25. That is absolutely adorable! Pinned.

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