Dec 19, 2020

Winter Wonderland and Some Sparkle and Shine

Hello and welcome! This is a 3 in 1 post, so it's a bit longer but I wanted to share the last of my Christmas cards as this will be my last post before Christmas.

This month I am guest designing at Penny Black Saturday challenge and today it's time to share some mid -month inspiration. 


It's also the start of a new theme at Allsorts challenge and two of the cards I'm sharing are made for Allsorts. Hope you will join us for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Stamp Addictsa £15 voucher to their shop. We would love for you to join in! You'll have some extra time this time around as this challenge runs for 2 weeks to cover the holidays.


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First up I'm sharing my card for Penny Black Saturday challenge. The theme this month is 

"Winter Wonderland" 

or "Anything Goes".


I used Penny Black stamps for a recent release along with an older brushstroke stamp. 


Stamps used: Scarved SweetiesDear Santa and Cone and Berries

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The background was done with masking fluid (to make it snowy) and inked with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass and very tiny bit of Blueprint Sketch after the masking fluid was dry. The snowy hill was done with a stitched border die - similar options. Pine cone was inked and stamped using distress markers and with the help of a stamp platform, and the cute hedgehog with Memento Tuxedo ink so I could use my Copic markers for coloring. 


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At Allsorts challenge, it's our last one of the year and I hope you will join in! This challenge runs for two weeks to cover the holidays so you have some extra time too. Our theme, chosen by Kath is..........

 "Sparkle and Shine".

Our fabulous prize comes  from Stamp AddictsAs always, you may use any brand of stamps, digis or dies so hope to see you there!


I used an old stamp from Whimsy Stamps. I think this set was called "Christmas Tree in Words" but it's long retired and no longer available.

I stamped with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. The brushed gold card stock was dry embossed using an old Cuttlebug embossing folder. I don't use embossing folders often but they do add so much interest to a card! I don't know the name of this exact folder but there are many options on Amazon, Scrapbook.com, A Cherry on Top, and just about any other craft store.  

A die cut star (retired - options) has been adhered with foam tape. I couldn't find any red ribbon (seems like I'm missing a whole box of ribbons since re-arranging my craft room!!) so I used a strip of red cardstock instead. 

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Below is the second card I made for Allsorts challenge, I actually made a few versions of this one using a few other stamps but did not photograph them all. It's a simple sketch with some patterned paper so it's easy to re-create.


I used an old wood mounted Penny Black stamp "Listening to Stars" stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and I used my Zig Clean Color brush pens for coloring . 


Wink of Stella clear glitter has been brushed over the star and "snow" to make them sparkle.

The large sentiment is part of Penny Black's set Season's Gifts and the small sentiment comes from the set Holiday Snippets also by Penny Black. The patterned paper is from my stash.


Thanks so much for visiting!

This is also going to be my last post before Christmas, but I will be back before the New Year with my Favorites of 2020. Hope you'll stop by then!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!




Linking up here:

Card No. 1
Alphabet Challenge - S is for Snow // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Crafty Catz - Something New // Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes// ABC Christmas - Favorite Things (cute stamps) // Paper Shelter - Anything Goes // Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Critters // Sisterhood of Crafters - Winter // The Card Concept - Christmas Cards // Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Gifts // Crafty Animals - Animals // Die Cut Divas - Use Dies // Dies R Us Challenge - Winter Wonderland // Let's Craft & Create Challenge - Anything Goes // Everybody-Art-Challenge - Animals // Double Trouble Challenges - Favorite Cutting Tool (Big Shot) // Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Winter

Card No. 2:
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas // Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Reason for the Season // DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Winter Holidays // Crafty Gals Corner - Tis the Season // Classic Design  Challenge - Anything Goes // Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes // Creatalicious Challenges - Christmas // Love to Craft - Anything Goes // Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog  - Christmas // Lemon Shortbread  - Anything Goes // Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes // Make My Monday - Christmas Cards

Card No. 3:
Pattie's Creations - Winter Fun // C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas // Creative Moments - Anything Goes // The Paper Funday - Holidays // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes // Country View Crafts' Challenge - Christmas // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Papers // Sweet Stampers - Anything Goes // Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes // Christmas with the Cuties - Cute Christmas // Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas // 

48 comments:

  1. Three cards all so different Ellie, great design on the first, effective how you have inlaid the script tree on the second and finally a classic PB creation for the third.

    B x

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  2. Wonderful cards, I love the sentiment on the first one. 🎅Have a lovely Christmas 🎄

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  3. Pretty cards! Love the second card with all of the gold
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn💖

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  4. Gorgeous cards! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  5. Such beautiful cards! I especially love the first one. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  6. What a super cute holiday designs.

    Hugs Diane

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  7. Three beautiful cards a wonderful variety of designs,thank you for joining us at MMM

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  8. A really lovely set of cards, with great images and deigns.

    Kath x

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  9. Adorable cards, loving the hedgehogs! Thanks for joining our last challenge this year at Lets Craft & Create and Merry Christmas. Michelle DT x

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  10. Adorable hedgehog card, I really like that sentiment on it too! Thanks for sharing your card at Double Trouble!

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  11. These are all beautiful cards.

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  12. Love all your cards; but in particular love the one you shared with us at Double Trouble... love the techniques you used on your background and images. The pine cone hidden behind the snow mound, great originality and looks sharp. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and why not share with our partner at Bitten By The Bug, you can use a die for this particular challenge and don't need to use the cricut.

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  13. They are all lovely Ellie,
    Merry Christmas to you, xxx

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  14. Hi Ellie, congratulations on your GD spot and your card is really gorgeous. Fabulous creations for Allsorts, I always love your Penny Black cards, and your gold one is fabulous too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  15. All three cards are wonderful but, the hedgies are my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at CRAFT Challenge!

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  16. I love cards with a little sparkle and bling; especially around the holidays! These are all so cute but my favorite is the two hedgehogs staring up at the star.

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  17. Three fabulous inspirations, love the hedgies ones and the stunning gold!!
    Merry Christmas!

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  18. Such a beautiful set of festive cards. Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. :)

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  19. Those images are adorable and your backgrounds are terrific. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

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  20. Three fabulous cards. Congrats on your GDT - it's a great scene you created.

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  21. A very elegant Christmas card. Lovely embossed background and stamp.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore December Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

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  22. All your cards are wonderful, but I DO SO LOVE that sentiment! Perfect and fun. Wonderful. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas, Arlene, DT for Die Cut Divas.

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  23. So many lovely cards! Have a wonderful holiday season!


    Cheryl (SheStamps)
    Visit my blog - She Stamps

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  24. Delightful cards!! Thanks for playing along our December challenge at Die Cut Divas.

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  25. Love all three of your cards. The first one made me laugh out loud. I love the sentiment and the cute image. So sweet and just a fun cute card. Thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy, Alphabet challenge, Crafty Catz.

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  26. WOW such fun and fabulous cards! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  27. Stunning and beautiful cards, so cute PB's.
    Have a wonderful Christmas time;-))m

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  28. So lovely and sweet card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  29. Nice ! Thank you so much for joining our December 'Chirstmas, anything goes' challenge over at Country View Challenges. Corrie x

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  30. Very pretty and stylish :) Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious :)

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  31. congrats on your guest design team position! such a sweet card for the challenge, followed by lovely and elegant and another cutie! wishing you all the best for 2021.
    linda

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  32. How darling and festive all your cards are, Ellie! I especially love the gold one - so elegant and classy. It's so nice that you've joined our latest challenge on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again. Happy Holidays!
    Hugs, Lori (DT at Lemon Shortbread)

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  33. Great card thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Challenge

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  35. Oh wow, this is fabulous....such a gorgeous image and perfect for our theme

    Merry Christmas to you and thank you so much for playing along with us at Christmas with the Cuties

    Can I also add, that the gold Christmas tree card looks stunning

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  36. This is so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

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  37. What a fabulous collection of cards. They are all wonderful but I do love those little hedgies. Hope you have a lovely christmas xx

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  38. What beautiful cards! I love the gold and red one the most but these would all be so nice to receive! y=You are very talented at card making :)

    Hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas week :) I'm so excited for the big day!

    Away From The Blue

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  39. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

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  40. Love the hedgehogs. Wonderful coloring the motives. Thanks for joining us at EAC.
    Hugs
    Andrea-Emmi41

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  41. Very nice cards. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.
    Regards
    Pattie G
    Artist & Owner

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  42. What beautiful cards, Elli! Great to see you as a Guest Designer with PB Saturday Challenge. Well done! A perfect addition to our blog post! Take care and here's to a good 2021! :)

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  43. Beautiful collection, unique and beautiful. So glad you joined us at Creatalicious Challenges!

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  44. So wonderful creations! Very cute and festive. Thanks for joining us at S+F=C.

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  45. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing with us @ CWTC.
    Sue x

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  46. Gorgeous creations. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.

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  47. Hey, thanks for joining us at SFC - I like your hedgehogs so much!
    Big hug
    Andrea-Emmi41

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