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Sep 24, 2022

Let Heaven and Nature Sing

Hello and welcome! 

The challenges are starting up again today at Allsorts challenge and it's my turn to host this week. I thought it would be fun to see your interpretation of the theme "Spots and/or Stripes".  You may use patterned papers, stencils, stamps, embossing and any other creative way to add spots or stripes. We have a wonderful prize from  Highlight Crafts (Perfectly Potted die set with co-ordinating Reflections and tickets to Crafting Live Peterborough) so hope you can join us for your chance to win!

Here is what I made adding both spots and stripes:

These stamps are all from Penny Black (Holly Berry Bird and Nature Sings - those two are new to me and were from more recent releases. The script I stamped on the bottom portion is Penny Black's Christmas Story large background stamp, this is several years old but comes in to handy, "let heaven and nature sing" is part of the Nature Sings stamp set. The large sentiment on the top left is Penny Black's Season's Gifts, my favorite Christmas sentiment set a few years old.

I decided to include some branches onto the card, that die set is also from Penny Black - Blustery. I left them white as if they were snow covered.

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I colored with Distress inks but then used Faber Castell Pencils for some more detail. The card front was inked with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink and I flicked white Posca Pen ink onto the card for some more spots/ snow. 

The patterned papers I used on the right side I found in my box of paper scraps and I have no idea who the makers are. Gold cord and gold and silver sequins were added as embellishments. I love to mix metals (just ordered this pretty necklace for myself :) so I used both gold and silver sequins.

I once again used the Peace on Earth mood board as inspiration (the colors), this time in plenty of time to share with the challenge too :) I've also used inspiration from the back of Nature Sings stamp set by PB designer Jill Foster, she used both the holly berry stamp set and this cardinal on her card, I just added a few extra details to my card.  

I've also used inspiration from the sample on the back of Nature Sings stamp set by PB designer Jill Foster, she used the same cardinal on her card, and maybe even the same holly berry stamp. I just added a few more details to my card. Of course her card is stunning and beautifully colored like a painting!

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Linby said...

Very clever incorporation of the theme. Your card looks lovely.

brenda said...

As Lynn said, such a clever way to incorporate the spots and stripes Ellie, all in all a delightful design.

B x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!
Have a great day!

Sarn said...

What a beautiful card Ellie. Love this. x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this Ellie … the whole colour scheme, layout and design are fabulous, and everything ties together perfectly
Pauline xx

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card!

Anonymous said...

So lovely, Ellie! The traditional Christmas colors are my favorite. Love the cardinal. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create's September, "Anything Goes with a Twist" Challenge.

HilaryJane said...

What a clever way to incorporate your spots and stripes. I love the colours and the white splatters too. Lovely to see you in the we love stamping gallery too xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellie,
what a very wonderful Christmas card and I really love your super design.
Your colouring looks perfect and that sentiment is such a very lovely onne.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Megan J said...

Hi Ellie, a stunning wintry Christmas card, love the bright red Cardinal and the white die cut branch for him to perch on. My Budgie likes to perch on me! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Anonymous said...

I love this design Ellie, it looks wonderful, x

Anke said...

Liebe Ellie,

Deine Karte schaut traumhaft schön aus, genial gestaltet.

Einen schönen Sonntag
wünscht Dir

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Ellie - love all your wee details and how you 'met' the challenge. An exquisite card

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Bl og As I do Rodos

Diane said...

A beautiful Christmas card and design! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

Rainey's Craft Room said...

So beautiful Ellie. I love the colours and composition, beautifully done.

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering our 'Leaves/Trees' challenge.. your Christmas card is lovely. Hope you will join us next time and good luck!!
Diane Louise (team leader at Moving Along With the Times Challenge Blog) x

Joanne said...

So beautiful! I really need to start giving some serious thought as to what my Christmas cards are going to be like this year...

Kate said...

SO many lovely details! Your cardinal is beautifully coloured and your layout is inspired! Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at 613 The Avenue Create! Hope to see you again soon,
Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Christmas Card Ellibelle. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

papierelle said...

Wow, die Karte ist einfach großartig!!! Und sehr stimmig in ihrer Farbwahl und Gestaltung!!! LG Gundi

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a gorgeous card! The design with the lovely cardinal and berries is just perfect for the holiday season! Wonderful colors! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Jennifer said...

Super cute!!

Curated by Jennifer

Em Louise Fairley said...

It's so pretty, Ellie and a perfect take on our leaves optional twist this month. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

Hugs, Em
613 Avenue Create DT
Creative Em my blog

Carol L said...

What a beautiful Christmas card with the red cardinal and all that great dimension! I love the little bit of dots and stripes that add a beautiful touch to this pretty card! Thanks too for the birthday wishes for my hubby yesterday :)

Mervi said...

So beautiful and gorgeous card!
Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge;-))m

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Another lovely project Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Wendy DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Absolutely gorgeous. 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 for

Creaine said...

Love this!! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Crafters Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
DT Ine

Lovely said...

The card is beautiful!

Crafts in the Command Center said...

So beautiful. The bird is so pretty. I love this card! Thanks for linking your project to the Love to Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

crafty said...

A lovely card. Thank you for taking part in the Christmas Aud Sentiments challenge.