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Mar 19, 2022

Daisies and Butterflies

It's Saturday again and that means it's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. Mervi's turn to host this time around and her theme is "Feminine". Our prizes this week have been kindly donated by Craft Stash and Ruth Hamilton Designs so hopefully you'll join us for a chance to win!

I recently purchased a few new Penny Black stamps and a die set so I've used some new things on today's card.

I love daisies so couldn't resist this pretty stamp Daisy Dream. It's been stamped on heavy weight watercolor paper (Canson Montval) with the help of a stamp platform, then colored with Zig Clean Color brush pens and a Zig Detailer. I flicked some green ink onto the background for some interest.

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The sentiment is also new from the set Love Big. I wish I had used my stamp platform for it as I didn't get a perfect impression with it using a clear block but as you know, once the block is lifted you get what you get! I just don't usually use the platform for sentiments. 

I also couldn't resist the cute butterflies die set Soaring from the recent release. Die cut using white card stock then I inked them up with distress ink. I decided to add some lace to the right side. This is a sticky back lace I've had for some time. Some May Arts jute twine and sticky pearls finish off the card. 

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KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful Ellie
Gr Karin

brenda said...

This is really lovely Ellie, leaving the flowers uncoloured against the soft green give a real feel of Spring.

B x

Mervi said...

Lovely fresh floral card with great sentiment.
Warm and sunny greetings;-))m

Sarn said...

I also LOVE daisies, so this card really stood out to me. Such a lovely image, beautifully coloured and the sentiment is absolutely brilliant too (and very true!). xxx

Amy Johnson said...

This card is so beautiful!

Linby said...

A lovely shabby chic design and what a fab sentiment too.

Ellibelle said...

There is a faint touch of color at the very edges of the petals, but hard to see :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A delicate and pretty design, using just the outline of those gorgeous daisies and a hint of colour works beautifully. The sentiment is one I should take heed of I think, we get bogged down in events happening around us and the weight is sometimes too much. I'm going to purchase this stamp set myself and make something to hang in my craft room so that I can see it each day to give me a positive vibe.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card, love the daisies and adorable butterflies..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Loving the shabby chic feel of this beauty with all of the distressing edges and details, showcasing the finishing touches. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni Cuttino, 613 Avenue Create ,DT Coordinator
613 Avenue Create ,Challenge Blog
chasingthedream, My Blog

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card Ellie - I love the daisy image and how you have used it. The soft splashes in the background are a fabulous detail

Tracy said...

That's a really pretty Daisy stamp, I can see why you had to have it. Love your design Ellie so pleasing to the eye.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card! Love how you distress the edges and the use of the lace
Have a great day!

Joanne said...

Very pretty! I love the addition of the lace and pearls too.

ScrappyHorses said...

So beautiful with the distressed edges, laces and twine! The focal image and sentiment are wonderful! So happy you shared this beauty with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Pauline C said...

I absolutely adore this card Ellie - you so rock using Penny Black stamps it gets me to thinking I must start using them again more, as they were my first love. That new stamp is beautiful as is the sentiment - I can't see any problems with the impression! I must admit though I now always use my stamp platform for sentiments, as otherwise that is where my cards tend to go wrong with wonky placement and/or poor impressions. Absolutely love everyting about this one :-)

Dena J said...

Just marvelous, Ellie!! I love daisy images and have so many. (It is the flower of P.E.O. and I make many cards with them for my P>E>O> sisters). This PB image is whimsical and I love it. Your inky background and distressing and lace are done to perfection!

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card Ellie, love the daisy image and it's a lovely feminine design.
Avril xx said...

A gorgeous spring card I love the daisies and the distressed edges together with those sweet butterflies.


Crafting Queen said...

Really elegant card, love it. Thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create and TTCRD challenges. Anesha

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

This is so beautiful. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful, I love the shabby chic feel of this!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

Creaine said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Ine DT Member

Handmade in Israel said...

So very pretty! I love the butterflies!

papierelle said...

Just beautiful!!! I especially love that you didn't color the flowers.

Lovely said...

This is a beautiful card!

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the daisies and the extra details you added! Lovely!! I hope to see more of your creations again soon! Thanks for participating in A Gem of a Craft Challenge! ~Michelle, DT Polkadoodles

Jayne said...

Such a pretty design. I love the spring theme going on.
Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. :)

Ellen said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Gorgeous card! I love the simplicity of the colors, and yet it makes it elegant! 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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Create With Joy said...

Ellibelle - I love your sweet feminine card!
Congrats for being one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

Babychaser said...

So sweet! Well done! :)


N-Eva said...

Very cute card!
Love the image, colours and design, they combine together perfectly! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Fab'n'Funky challenge Neva

Bernardine Cuttino said...

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Marjeta said...

Fantastic card. Love it. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Moments.

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx