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May 21, 2022

Allsorts' Birthday Challenge

Hello and welcome!

This week we are having a special challenge at Allsorts as we are celebrating 13 years of Allsorts challenges. There are many prizes to be won this week and all you have to do is join in following our "Anything for a Birthday" theme and of course following our simple rules to be entered into the drawing. You can find the linky tool to link up your card at the Allsorts challenge blog. And as always you may enter up to 3 different posts featuring a new creation for more chances to win

Here is a peek at our prizes:

  1. A bundle of Sizzix and Paper Boutique coordinating Card, Design Papers and  Scrapbook kit 
  2. 13 prizes of stamps 
  3. A choice of 3 digis from Ruth Hamilton Designs 
for a total of 15 prizes for 15 lucky winners!!!

And here is what I made:

It's been a few weeks since I made a "cute" card so this cute hedgie came out to play. He is part of the Penny Black set Smile All Day. Stamped with Versafine Onyx ink and colored with Zig Clean Color markers. I fussy cut the image to use on this sketch and paper pieced the present.
The hill was done using the "negative" of a hill die cut as a mask (similar option of a hill die), inked with Twisted Citron and Rustic Wilderness ink then I used my Circle Explosion stencil to add dots onto the hill. 

The sentiment is from Penny Black's set Sprinkles and Smiles, the butterfly is from my newest Penny Black die set Soaring and I used Penny Black's Diamond Border die on the bottom portion. Had this die for several years but I think I only used once before. I really want to get in the habit of using dies more often!!

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After inking the butterfly I used my a script stamp (Whimsy Stamps - retired) to add words to the butterfly for a little extra detail. I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush on the butterflies, ribbon and paper pieced present, but unfortunately the camera didn't capture all the sparkle.

My Wonky Stitches frame die added some faux stitching along the edges before adhering to the blue card base. A few sticky rhinestones finish off the card.

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Sharing with these challenges:
Penny Black Saturday - PB Stamps // Aud Sentiments Challenge - Birthday Sentiment // Craft Rocket Challenges - Birthday // Unicorn Challenge - Bling // Passion For Markers Challenge - Gems // 


  1. Your cute little Hedgie looks all set for some Birthday celebrations Ellie, so prettily done.

    B x

  2. Love the hill hedgie is running up and that butterfly with the wording - great design touches.

  3. Oh My Goodness Ellie, this is over the top cute - what a beautiful card

  4. Aww - a fun and cute hedgie birthday card. Love how you created the little scene for him. xxx

  5. Too cute! I love how you made the sentiment look like a balloon.

  6. What a lovely card, so happy and cute. Love the way you have done the hill and adding the script to the butterfly was an excellent idea xx

  7. Ellibelle, how stinking cute is this!

  8. Such a darling card! Hedge hogs are my granddaughter's absolute favorite...well maybe after kittens. Love the design and that marvelous sentiment!

  9. A delightful card and image. Vee xx

  10. Anonymous04:27

    Lovely and so sweet Ellie, xx

  11. A really sweet creation once again. Your stamping and cute little scenes are always a pleasure to view here.

  12. Adorable card Ellie - the PB hedgie is so cute and happy looking, and I love your stencilled hill and text on your butterfly.
    Pauline xx

  13. What a sweet card Ellie. Your PB hedgie is so cute and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  14. A lovely card as usual Ellie ,your cards make me smile . Thank you for all the lovely comments you make on my cards Jx

  15. This is so so cute with that fun little hedgie! I love the touch of pretty green color at the bottom as well as the sweet words on the butterfly! Fun birthday make!

  16. Cute and gorgeous card;-))m


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