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Mar 12, 2022

A Fluffy Passenger and a Tulip Field

Hello and welcome! 

It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and hope you will join in! Our theme is Spring is in the air this week and I am here in Illinois (not so) patiently waiting for its arrival. It snowed twice again this past week and last night's low just around 7 degrees Fahrenheit (around -13 Celsius). Much too cold for March!! Luckily it looks more promising next week! 

Our wonderful prize is the AALL and Create Birthday Blooms A 5 stamp set from Stampers Grove.

After seeing the wonderful inspiration photo at the current "The Card Concept" challenge (see photo below) I remembered a recent gorgeous card  made by Brenda (second card on the linked post) and so this card came to be. I just love the way Brenda combined a bicycle and tulips.

As you can see from the photo above, my colors and green bicycle were inspired by the card concept challenge and they would like us to use one of the card styles as defined on their blog (or a combination of them) and I'm leaning towards Freestyle Collage....Not sure though (maybe Mixed Media?)

These are all Penny Black stamps, the girl on bike is called Fluffy Passenger, stamped directly onto my card front then colored with Zig Clean Color brush pens and a Zig Detailer watercolor brush. The tulips from the clear set Blooming Garden were once stamped directly in the foreground of my card front and then again on another piece of Bristol Velum. These blooms were colored with Zig brush pens, fussy cut and then adhered onto those stamped on the card front, a couple of them were popped up with foam tape. The sentiment on the top right is from the set Happy Wishes and the small "just for you" is part of the set Snippets

I decided to add some sunrays using Tim Holtz's rays stencil and I had this die cut butterfly (part of this die) laying on a shelf next to my desk waiting on an opportunity to be used. Some inking around the edges finishes off the card. I did forget to add a touch of blush to her cheek but will do that before sending it off to the recipient. And I might add a couple of sticky rhinestones too. Wish I had thought of doing that before photographing the card!!

The rest of the team created some wonderful spring themed cards, be sure to check them out on the challenge blog! And here is a photo of this week's prize, you have until Friday morning UK time to join us! The linky tool can be found on the challenge blog. 

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Besides the Card Concept (see above) I plan on also link up here:
We Love Stamping - Spring // Crafty Gals Corner - Add a Flower // Fab n Funky - Dies and Stencils // Everybody-Art-Challenge - B is for... (Bicycle, Blooms, Butterfly, Beret) // Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - AG // Crafty Catz - Colors of Spring // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB stamps // 

Always Anything Goes:

Taylor Made Cards 4 U // 613 Avenue Create opt. twist watercolor // Creative Moments // Through The Craft Room Door // The Corrosive Challenges // A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Classic Design  Challenge * // Crafts Galore Encore // DL.Art Linky Challenge // Love to Craft // QKR Stampede // The Creative Crafters // World Wide Open Design Team Challenge // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends // 

Link Parties:

Dare to Share //  Inspire Me Monday //  Link Up Potpourri //  Random-osity Good, Random, Fun // You're The Star Blog Hop Link Party @Stonecottage Adventures // Anything Goes with Your Hosts @ My Random Musings // Jenerally Informed The Happy Now // Spread the Kindness Linkup @ Shelbee on the Edge //  Thursday Favorite Things // Little Things Thursday // Encouraging Heart and Home @ Slices of Life // 


  1. A beautiful Spring card with the row of Tulips in the foreground, thank you Ellie.

    B x

  2. What a beautiful Spring card Ellie. LOVE the card layout too. A card full of Spring and sunshine . . . fabulous! xxx

  3. Cute card! Love the cute pooch in the bicycle basket
    Have a great day!

  4. I love how you've combined the sets to make this beautiful card! Jo x

  5. What a beautiful combination of sets and I love the spring theme! Such a happy card!

  6. Fabulous and feminine card and so springy;-))m

  7. Great card, love your images and beautiful colours thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab’n’Funky.

    Pat xx

  8. Amazing Spring card, so cheerful and sunny! LOVE your interpretation of the prompt!

    1. Hi Ellie, I'm here again with my DT hat :) Such wonderful cheerful feel has your card, the colours and the stamps works so well together!! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping!

  9. Such a sunny, happy card!! We have large fields of tulips just north of where I live and I hope to be able to visit them in full bloom this year.

  10. So nice to be inspired by others! Love her trip through the tulips! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. ♥ Sue Kment

  11. Oh how gorgeous is this card Ellie - love the image and you have coloured her beautifully - love the tulips in the foreground, they are beautiful
    Stay safe

  12. A lovely spring make, very creative with your stamps on this Ellie, love the composition
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. A fabulous card, I love those bold Tulips along the front.

  14. Wow! I´m excited! There is a wonderful spring feeling from your card. I love the combination of tulips and the bicycle. It´s so amazing and it reminds me all the way of Holland. Great to have those tulips in front and some rays of sunlight in the back.
    Thanks a lot for joining the EAC challenge.
    Hugs Uschi

  15. What a lovely card; it has a very French feel to it with the bicycle, beret, and little poodle.

  16. What a beautiful design. I love the tulips! I'm so ready for spring now. :) #MMBC

  17. WOW! I love the tulips and your bicycling lady and butterfly, what a wonderful card. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  18. I love your card! It's very French and the colors are perfect for spring!

  19. Such a happy card! Can't help but smile when I saw it in the lineup. Thanks for playing along at the Card Concept!

  20. Great take on Brenda's card, wonderful colours and a really lovely Spring feel to it. I do hope that Spring feeling reaches you soon in terms of the weather xx

  21. Very Parisian looking, I do like those simple casual drawn images. Great colour and yes pink cheeks and rhinestones. Great card.

  22. Your card is absolutely AWESOME!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept and please stop by again soon.
    Karen L, DT
    The Card Concept

  23. Beautiful card! Love the tulips!

  24. I love how you implemented the image and the color challenge. Amazing spring card that just puts you in a good mood.

  25. a super card and I love the sunray in the background, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz challenge, Tilly

  26. Absolutely gorgeous card Ellie - both spring like and very stylish - perfect!!
    Pauline xx

  27. wow Ellie! I love this layout, you have made a fantastic inspirational card.

  28. An absolute stunning card Ellie love the design and everything about this. Thanks for taking the time to join us in our March Monthly Challenge over at 613 Avenue Create. Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT

  29. Cute card, I love your tulips. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  30. Congratulations!  You have been selected MARCH FRONT PORCH WINNER for (Playing The Twist)
    613 Avenue Create
    Please stop by our blog and grab your badge 
    The Design Team

  31. A fabulous merge of images and such pretty colour work and colour choices! Thank you for playing along with our theme at Everybody Art Challenge with this beautiful card. Hugs, Lesley

  32. What an adorable card! Love the tulips and the biker images! Thank you for joining us this week at
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Blessings! Jeanie Ellis, DT, Crafty Gals Corner


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