Jun 27, 2020

Something Cute for Allsorts Challenge

Happy Saturday! Today is the start of a new theme at Allsorts challenge with Lynn hosting and she picked the theme of "So Cute". I definitely have more cute stamps than others and this challenge was right up my alley. We  have a prize this week, a pretty flower stamp from Chocolate Baroque and then there is always a chance to be in our Top five, so hope you decide to join us!

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I made a CAS card, the image is an old one from Penny Black - Message from Above - stamped and heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper then colored using distress inks diluted with water and a Zig Detailer brush. I used a clear  Wink of Stella glitter brush on the flowers and bird for some sparkles.

The sentiment from the Penny Black set Friendship has also been heat embossed. You may notice the hedgehog is popped up with foam tape. This wasn't originally planned but I messed up coloring the hedgehog's face (a blue smudge somehow seemed to appear out of nowhere) and there was no way to save it. Since the rest of the card was almost finished I didn't want to start over again, instead heat embossed and colored the hedgehog again, then fussy cut. 

I picked some papers from my stash that coordinated well with the way I colored the image, then tied some jute twine around the card and finished off with a bow. 

Penny Black Message From Above -retired, found one on eBay // Penny Black Friendship // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Clear Ultra Fine Embossing Powder //  Distress Ink Pads //  Zig Detailer Brush // Natural Jute Twine // Bristol Vellum Paper // Pattern Papers from Stash //  Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you joining in this week at Allsorts!

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I'm linking up with these blogs:
Alphabet Challenge - F for Flora or Fauna // Colour Crazy Challenge  - Coloring // Creative Fusion Arts & Crafts Challenge - Nature's Garden // Aud Sentiments Challenge - Summer // Craft Rocket Challenges - Embossing (I heat embossed image and sentiment) // Moving along with the Times - Things with Wings // Creative Moments - Anything Goes // Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes // Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes // Ike's World - Dots // Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes // Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes // Crafting Happiness Challenges - Anything Goes // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - Anything Goes // Path of Positivity - Anything Goes // Crafter's Castle  - Anything Goes // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Spots and Stripes //
Always Anything Goes Card Challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Crafts Galore Encore // Classic Design Challenge // 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 (?) // Craft-Dee BowZ
Linky Parties:  

Artsy Fartsy // Thinking out Loud Thursday // Little Things Thursday // Thursday Favorite Things // Slices of Life (Encouraging Hearts and Home) // Creative Compulsions // Fridays at the Fire Station // Friday favorites //High Five for Friday // Friendship Friday // Funtastic Fridays // A Morning Cup of Joe // On the Edge // Friday Favorites // Best of the Month-- (first Friday/ month)
Party In Your Pj's // Tuesday Turn About // Wonderful Wednesday // Classy Flamingos // Welcome Wednesdays // Dare to Share // Inspire Me Mondays // Little Cottage Linkup // Love Your Creativity // Handmade Monday // Anything Goes with your Hosts (Mondays) // Craftastic Monday // Beautifully Made // The Happy Now // Hearth and Soul (starts Monday night)


  1. Love the simple design, gorgeous card and lovely hedgie stamp;-))m

    1. Thanks so much, PB hedgies are the cutest :)

  2. So sweet and your colouring is amazing!

  3. SO very sweet Ellie and such a pretty colour palette for the cute PB hedgie.
    B x

  4. This is certainly cute, I love that image, so sweet.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. AWWWwww - super cute Ellie, and so beautifully coloured and presented
    Stay safe

  6. What a lovely way to have your mail delivered. It's a cute card and I like the addition of the twine. [Bunny]

  7. You have the most adorable stamp sets ever! Another super cute card.

  8. Really sweet and cute image and super design.

    Kath x

  9. Aww such a darling card. that hedgehog is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  10. A delightful card Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges. Good luck Ginny DT for
    Ike'sWorld challenge
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  11. An adorable little hedgie Ellie, lovely card, xxxx

  12. I adore those old penny black images, they are incredible and still so versatile. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  13. A delightful CAS card and an adorable image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore June Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  14. Cute card! I make cards sometimes with my scrapbooking stash, but I don't have many stamps. That one is adorable. Love the twine.
    Laughter and Consistency

  15. Hi Ellibelle,
    what a very lovely card and your design looks brilliant.
    Love your cute stamped Hedggie and you have coloured it perfectly too.
    Such a sweet brid also.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love Jenny L. DT

  16. This is such a pretty card and you have colored the Penny Black image perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge - "F" is for Flora or Fauna!
    Rachelle - DT : )

  17. Very cute card with great finishing touches! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Tracy Shultz DT
    Crafter's Castle
    TheHopefulCrafter MyBlog

  18. What a sweet card! Your coloring is exquisite. Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge. DT Kathy [myasperations.blogspot.com]

  19. Your card is beautifully crafted, Ellibelle! A lovely stamped image with gorgeous watercoloring and pretty papers and twine to finish it off. Thank you for sharing in the Path of Positivity Challenge.
    Carole DT x

  20. Adorable card. Thank you for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  21. What a sweet and thoughtful card! It would be a pleasure both to give and receive it. Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party.


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