Hello and welcome!
It's Saturday and that means it's time for a new theme at
Allsorts challenge, and
since today is the 18th I am also sharing my midmonth inspiration card for
Great prizes at both challenges so hopefully you will join us for your chance
Our prize at Allsorts challenge comes from Stamp Addicts where you can win a voucher to their shop. At Stamping Sensations we have a prize from Crafting.co.uk, the winner will receive a fabulous mixed media kit as well as some rice papers. And then we also have a second prize of 3 craft stencils.
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At Allsorts Brenda is hosting and she would like to see
any real animal or creature.
This one had me worried a bit as I first thought it had to be a realistic
animal as seen in nature, and not the cute style animals often seen on stamps,
but then quickly realized the "real" is just to note that the animals and
creatures can't be fantasy.
I decided to use this cute Penny Black stamp from the set
Linking up here:
Onto my second card for Stamping Sensations where our theme is: Stamp of the Moment. Still plenty of time to join us if you haven't already or if you'd like to submit a second or third entry.
It's equally hard for me to pick a "stamp of the moment" as it is to
pick a "favorite stamp", it might be easier for those who shop for new
stamps frequently but I haven't bought any new stamps for quite some
But during this time of year I am drawn to sunflowers and the color yellow
so I picked my favorite sunflower stamp which is an oldie by PSX. This
stamp includes a stem and small flowers too but I fussy cut only the large
flower to use on today's card. You might find the exact stamp on eBay otherwise this Sunflower stamp
by Deep Red would be an alternative option and there are plenty of sunflower stamps currently available.
To make the background I taped some painter's tape
on the edges then inked
with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide
, next I stamped Stampin Up's French
Script (old, but usually available on eBay) before removing the painter's tape.
Below is a picture of a sunflower from my garden I took about 3 weeks ago that inspired my card a little bit :-)
Thanks so much for visiting!
Beautiful cards! Love that sunflower!ReplyDelete
Have a great day!
As usual it's a lovely PB card Ellie, you do them so well and so nice seeing the inspiration for the glorious Sunflower. We have a field of them about a mile down the Fen, it's the first time I have ever seen them grown in that volume in the UK, usually associate it with France where you see field upon field of them.ReplyDelete
Two fabulous cards Ellie! The first one is so cute, always love your cards with the PB critters, I have to buy some LOL :DReplyDelete
Your second card is amazing and just stunning, it's really very inspired by your own sunflower! Wow!
Both cards are just fabulous! I love that adorable hedgehog but man, that sunflower is just stunning!ReplyDelete
Cute and gorgeous cards.ReplyDelete
Two beautiful cards Ellie. You have used an adorable PB stamp and a beautiful sunflower to make them. Fab work. MarliesReplyDelete
Beautiful cards Ellie, lovely sunflower pic too. XxReplyDelete
I love sunflowers they are so cheerful! :)
Two amazingly beautiful cards Ellie I love them both the little hedgehogs are always such a delight to see and the Sunflower is one of my favourite flowers both superbly coloured and designedReplyDelete
They are both equally gorgeous Ellie. I love your layouts and gorgeous colours!ReplyDelete
Fabulous cards EllibelleReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at PBSC ….
Hope you are well ……
Hugs Sylvie xx
Love the sweet hedgehog in your first card Ellie and the Sunflower looks stunning against the blue background.ReplyDelete
Your Hedgehog is so cute with the little bird, it's a beautiful design. Really love your Sunflower card, the script background is great and the hessian is such a fab touch.ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards, I just adore your amazing colouring!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx
Love the sweet hedgie card. Your sunflower is gorgeous (both irl and on card!) love a sunflower.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, Love the cute hedgehog. Thanks for joining Passion for Markers. ElaineReplyDelete
Wow.. what amazing Designs with super cute and pretty images!ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing along with our stamps & fun = CREATIVITY Challenge and good luck!
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Wonderful cards, beautifully coloured as always. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, come back again soon. CarolGReplyDelete
Your card caught my eye in the gallery. I love sunflowers too but my hubby won’t let me grow them. Call him crazy! So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.ReplyDelete
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Cute cards and beautiful coloring... especially the sunflower card! I also love how you matched the distress oxide color along the border to the patterned paper. Thank you for sharing your creation at A Place to Start Challenge blog, :) Samantha, DT memberReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards Ellie - love that photo of your sunflower too.ReplyDelete
Both your cards are gorgeous, beautifully coloured and designed. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.ReplyDelete
Hi Ellie just popped back to thank you for joining our challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER this weekReplyDelete
Your cards are lovely. I popped over to visit from the Allsorts challenge where I saw your DT card. xReplyDelete
Eine zauberhafte Karte. Der Igel ist so süß. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers und viel Glück.ReplyDelete
Just perfect for the Challenge!ReplyDelete
Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx
Lovely cards. The hedgehog one is very cute. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cutie Pie.ReplyDelete
The hedgehog card is so cute, and I love the sunflower card...so beautiful!ReplyDelete
These cards are so awesome! Anyone would feel lucky receiving one.ReplyDelete
Super cards. Hedgehog is fantastic.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards, I love the hedgehog image and the sunflower is great. Thanks for joining in our September 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.ReplyDelete
Wonderful creations! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards - love the way you added the strips of paper to your critter card!ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Lovely and sweet.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining our "Anything But Square" challenge at Creative Craft Cottage!ReplyDelete