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Aug 29, 2020

Going Round in Circles at Allsorts Challenge

Hello and Welcome! Today a new theme starts at Allsorts challenge! Kath is our host and she picked the fun theme of "Going Round in Circles", so be sure to include at least one circle on your card. We're back to a weekly schedule so you have until next Friday to join in for a chance to win a beautiful floral Silhouette stamp.

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It's been a while since I used my Lavinia stamps and thought it would be fun to create a background full of circles for a magical fairy scene. There are now a few Lavinia stamps retailers in the US, and I just discovered some are now found on Amazon. If you're new to this brand, they are clear photopolymer stamps and do require a stamping tool like a stamp platform or at least a clear stamping block in a size that fits the stamps, but I definitely recommend a stamp platform with any type of silhouette stamps.

The larger circles were done with a homemade stencil using circle dies and an old school folder with my Big Shot machine. The small circles inside the larger circles were done with TCW Circle Explosion stencil. 

Distress Oxide inks were used for the stencilling and Versafine Clair Nocturne ink for the stamping. The sentiment on the bottom is a sticker from Tim Holtz' Quotations sticker set, and "Dream Big" is one of Penny Black's sentiment from the set Snippets

I used a Sakura stardust glitter pen to add some sparkles to the fairy wings and flowers.

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Each week in September there will be a prize giveaway here........Please share the photo on your own blog and keep an eye out to see what you can win each Tuesday in September.

I'm linking up here:

Themed Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes // Crafty Friends Challenge - Fairies and Fantasy // Di's Digis Designs - For the Girls // Double Trouble - Anything // Cute Card Thursday - Inky // Simon Says Stamp // Path of Positivity - Exploring the Fantastical

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)


brenda said...

The soft pastels and stencilled background are so pleasing on the eye and make a lovely backdrop for the Lavinia stamping. Hope you are all feeling better.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh, loving your circles Ellie - the silhouette stamps over them are gorgeous
Stay safe

Amy Johnson said...

That background is perfect with that image. You did an amazing job on this challenge!

Joanne said...

What a pretty and whimsical take on the theme.

Kathleen said...

A really super background with gorgeous colours Ellie, and love the images. A great creation, thank you.

Kath x

Wendy L said...

It looks fab Ellie and a great idea for using circles, xxx

Alyson Mayo said...

I love that background and the leaves that create the border - gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at A Bit More Time to Craft, Creative Fingers and Not Just Cards.

Mervi said...

Fabulous background with circle theme, gorgeous soft blues, love the fairy card;-))m

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a magical background with this mystical silhouette! Great colors and sentiment; perfect for our challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity. ~Katrina

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So GORGEOUS! Loving the colors and that fairy!

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!
Have a great day!

Bunny said...

Absolutely lovely card. [Bunny]

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous background, Ellibelle, and such a lovely silhouette fairy! Love your color combo. Thanks so much for entering and supporting our "Anything Goes" challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies this week. Good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Melanie Hungerford said...

Lovely card, those soft background colors/circles look beautiful!
Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Linby said...

wow! I just love this so beautifully done and a fab colour combo too.

Tracy said...

This is gorgeous Ellie, love your Lavinia stamps and the circle background is fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Debbie said...

What a lovely card.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at
Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Debbie – DT TTCRD
My blog

Creaine said...

This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again next time.
DT Ine

Marielle said...

Visiting from the Anything Goes link up today. This card is beautiful! And I love the phrase on the front. Thank you for sharing!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Beautiful and magical backdrop for your fairy silhouette... gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Your fairy card is beautiful and the inky background is lovely… Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Friends. Hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise [Team Leader]

Joy Wilson said...

Fabulous background and I love the ivy silhouette! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

MeSi said...

Beautiful card, I love it. Thank you for sharing at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Hope to see you again!
Merja DT

Create With Joy said...

Beautiful card Ellibelle - I especially like the colors - thanks for sharing it with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenge this time and good luck :)