May 22, 2021

Allsorts 12th Birthday Celebration Challenge with Lots of Prizes and Happy, Bright and Sunny Colors

Hello and welcome! It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. It's a special week this week as we are celebrating Allsorts' 12th Birthday, how wonderful is that!! And we are also introducing two new design team members, Lolo and Lorraine, both long time crafters and bloggers so you may already be familiar with their wonderful work and you can take a look at their first Allsorts DT creations in todays Allsorts blog post! 

For our 12th birthday we are giving away 12 prizes this week so there will be 12 lucky winners but you do have to join in our challenge in order to be entered into the drawing. Our theme this week is "Happy, Bright and Sunny Colors". And remember you may enter up to 3 times for more chances to win!


You can take a look at the prizes below, the first photo (Heartfelt Creations lot) is the grand prize, and the goodies in the second photo will be divided into 11 additional prizes, all coming from this wonderful group of sponsors: Craft Stash, Chloes CardsTattered LaceCrafting.co.ukSizzix and Bee Crafty.

 



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I decided to use yellow and green for my bright, happy and sunny card, these colors always make me happy, and I chose a pretty rose stamp from Penny Black's set All Abloom.

Distress inks were used to make the background,  I used a technique referred to "Splash Watercolor", I've mentioned it before here, but if you've missed those posts, then you can take a peek at Loll's super short video and see how this is done. 

This background was actually done a while ago but haven't used it then, so I don't remember the exact inks, probably Mustard Stain and the green looks a lot like Mowed Lawn and then some sort of a darker yellow?

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So after discovering the background in the box, I decided to make it a floral card keeping the flower yellow as well following an inspiration photo from the The Card Concept , and I chose this rose from the Penny Black set All Abloom. It was stamped directly on this background using Versafine Onyx ink, then stamped again on a separate piece of Bristol Vellum paper, colored with Zig Clean Color markers and I cut out just the blossoms to adhere to the card with foam tape. The butterfly is also part of the same stamp set by Penny Black.

Next I used a chicken wire stencil by TCW and Mustard Stain ink to add some more interest to the card and once again I used my Stampin Up French Script (long retired) randomly as well. For the script I used Twisted Citron Distress ink. 


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The black faux stitching was done with a retired set by Whimsy Stamps and the sentiment is from Penny Black's set Sprinkles and Smiles, both stamped using Versafine Onyx ink. 

To finish off the card I added some parrot green jute twine (I had purchased it from May Arts but it's no longer listed on their site, some colors are available via Amazon unfortunately not this shade of green but you may like this alternative) to the card and adhered to a heavy weight white card base. 





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Linking up here:

Inspiration Photo:
The Card Concept - Garden Pleasures (Inspired by the yellow flowers, my card style this time is Freestyle Collage)

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use PB stamps // Stamping Sensations - Blooming Beautiful // We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge - Bright Sunny Colors //  
Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Aud Sentiments Challenge - For the Girls // Cardz 4 Galz - Things with Wings // Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes // Ike's World - Butterflies // Addicted to Stamps and More - Stencils // Crafty Gals Corner - For the Ladies // The Paper Funday - Flowers // 
Always Anything Goes and Link Parties:





101 comments:

  1. Happy 12th Birthday Ellie!

    Your card is so pretty. That background is amazing. I don't generally do messy inky stuff but really appreciate the work that talented people like you put into making them.

    You may want to edit your post as the last 2 paragraphs are repeated above and below the image.

    Best Wishes

    Mandy x

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    1. Thanks Mandy. I had edited something on my blog shortly before publishing, not noticing I had two windows in edit mode open and I had picked the wrong one to do the last editing (not noticing it!) Then of course it had saved the incorrect way again!! So frustrating but note to self, never keep two windows open in edit mode LOL!!

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    2. Oh, and I had all my challenges linked up too which does take some time to do, and of course I had to do that all over again because they were all GONE!

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  2. Stunning card, especially love the artsy background with all fabulous details;-))m

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  3. Just gorgeous, love bright colours, just make me smile, congrats on 12th years, happy crafting love Jane x

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  4. This really is so bright and cheery Ellie, a lovely inky background with subtle stencil work and the the gorgeous Rose and Butterfly. Perfect for our Birthday week, thank you.

    B x

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  5. Pretty! Love the colors!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn💖

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  6. Ooh this is fabulous! Love the colours! Happy 12th birthday for Allsorts! Take care. xxx

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  7. Beautiful creation I do love the background and the stamps you have used I have really enjoyed seeing this wonderful card and the inspiration it holds
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  8. A wonderful riot of bright sunshine colour - it's such a cheerful card and beautifully done.

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  9. Very beautiful colors and rose motifs on your yellow card creations. It is a coincidence that the yellow color seems to be in vogue in several countries, including mine.

    Greetings from Indonesia.

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  10. So pretty! I love that yellow background. So creative.

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  11. Oh my Ellie, this is stunning, xx

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  12. What wonderful prizes!! Looks like a fun challenge, and you always have the most beautiful card designs. Today's card is lovely.

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    1. Thanks so much, Carole! Hope you'll join us this week!

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  13. Beautiful card and thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz

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  14. Just popped back to thank you for sharing your pretty Rose card with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque and Stamping Sensations challenges (sorry didn't realise last time round, print a bit small for me there).

    B x

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    1. Thanks Brenda, yes I think I will need to enlarge it a bit. But it wasn't there when you first visited, as I had blogger editing issues and it hadn't posted. Had to add the challenges again :-)

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  15. What a super inky background! Love the colour combination and all the depth and texture it portrays. The beautiful floral stamp is the perfect focal point too.
    Lorraine

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  16. I did not think that was faux stitching! The card is fabulous. Pinned.

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  17. Beautiful! This layout would be great for an Art Journal, too! The design works so well together and the faux stitching is just perfect. I thought it was sown on your sewing machine. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept and hope to see more of your creativity soon!

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    1. Thanks so much!! Hope to join in again soon!!

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  18. Love everything ! The stamping is great the faux stitching is awesome !

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  19. A really super creation Ellie, gorgeous choice of colours and a stunning background and great image. Thank you for joining our 'Bright and Sunny Colours' challenge at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

    Kath x

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  20. A so beautiful and bright card, love the dimension of the roses and the background!!

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  21. Just love love love this card. Great background and all the other elements on the card as well. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

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  22. Oh what a delightful, colourful card Ellie - love the subtle dimension you achieved with the layering, and your multi-layered background is a joy to behold - love it
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  23. Just love your citrus card with all the layers and the pretty flower xx

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  24. Beautiful designed card!
    Thank you for joining in at Ike's World challenges!
    DT Val x

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  25. Wow, beautiful card, I love your project and colors. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards
    Danka
    TTCRD
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

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  26. I love your citrus card with all the layers

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  27. What a stunning card! So bright and cheerful. 😀
    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC.

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  28. 12 years is impressive! What a fun way to celebrate too! Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway!

    I really like that card - the yellow and green are so nice together!

    Hope you had a great weekend! It was a busy one here! :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Thanks Mica. It's wonderful being part of such a long running challenge blog.

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  29. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/">Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in
    Monique DT its fab

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  30. Such a bright and beautiful card. I love the way you finished it with the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

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  31. What a lovely card, so cheerful and love the honeycomb effect. #MMBC

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  32. Such a pretty card! I really like the faux stitching. #MMBC

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  33. This is just stunning! I love the eclectic look and the bright colors look great with the black stitching and sentiment! Of course I love the chicken wire stencilling....makes it look like honeycomb! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Card Concept this week!

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  34. Very pretty card. Wonderful colors and design. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments, Colour Crazy, Cardz 4 Galz, Crafty Sentiments, Crafty Gals Corner.

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    1. Thanks Billie, glad I was able to join in!

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  35. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining at stamping sensations

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  36. I love the color theme! Beautiful card!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  37. Absolutely gorgeous - I wouldn't have known the stitching was daux if you hadn't said so, it looks so realistic and is the perfect finishing touch.

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    1. Thanks so much, Jane! Love this faux stitching stamp!

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  38. Oh, that theme sounds so wonderful! I love the combination of green and yellow for bright colors. #MMBC

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  39. Hello

    What a lovely card, I love the colours
    Thank you for joining us at the anything goes challenge here at TTCRD. I do look forward to seeing many more of your creations.

    Kind regards
    Sue TTCRD DT

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  40. A lovely card, the roses look gorgeous and your background has so much interest, love the zingy colour palette.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations, Avril x

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  41. Beautiful card! Greetings Sylvia Hoekman.

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  42. Such a beautiful card with this bright yellow colour. It brightens my day since we have here so many rains these past few weeks ! Love the wonderful background you've made to pop up the rose. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

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  43. I love your options. Thanks for sharing such a great post.

    Cheers,

    R,
    www.home.ferbena.com

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  44. Happy 12th birthday at Allsorts!
    such a beautiuful rose!

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  45. Happy 12th Birthday at Allsorts. Wonderful card. Love the colours.
    Valerija xx

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  46. Beautiful card! I need to get going on "upping my game" when it comes to cards! Now I know where to look for inspiration.

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  47. It is a beautiful card, Ellie! I love how cheerful this bright yellow is and the green is a perfectly happy accent color. I also love the message! It is something we should do daily...celebrate ourselves and our loved ones! Thanks for sharing and linking with me.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  48. Gorgeous card! I especially love the background and how you did the stitching. Very inspiring!

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  49. Beautiful card - great background and stitching.

    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge.

    Helen x

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  50. A lovely creation. Thank you for joining in the 'for the girls' challenge at Aud Sentiments.
    Mary

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  51. Wow! What a stunning card Ellie! I love the bright happy yellows and the gorgeous background you've created for your beautiful yellow roses!! You inspire to play more with my backgrounds!! Thanks so much for joining us at PB Saturday Challenge. Stay safe! :)

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  52. Ellie your card creation really is sunny and cheerful. Wonderful colors. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana

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