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Dec 17, 2022

Miracles Happen When You Believe

Hello and welcome! 

It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and this week Pauline is hosting. Her optional theme is "O Christmas Tree" but you may share all your new crafty makes for our "Anything Goes" option if you are already done with Christmas cards. There are two wonderful prizes to win this week so hope you'll join in!

I decided to make a nature themed winter/Christmas card using Lavinia stamps. 

I just love how the sparkle makes it appear as if there are Christmas lights decorating the trees and the bunnies are looking up to admire the lights. There is closeup below where the sparkles show up better.

These are all Lavinia Stamps - Fairy Fir Tree Small, Fairy Fir Tree 2, Pipin and a hare from the Whimsical Hares set. 

I used torn paper to create hills/snow banks. The sky was done using Victorian Velvet, Wilted Violet and a mix of Blueprint Sketch/Speckled Egg Distress Oxide inks. I recently talked about my disappointment in using my posca pen to flick "snowflakes " onto the card and I already ran out of paint from it, so this time I decided to dilute some white gesso paint with water and I flicked some of it onto the card. I do love the ease of a Posca pen though so I will reorder it and keep practicing my flicking.

The die cut snowflakes are from Penny Black's Dancing Snowflake die set and the sentiment is one from Tim Holtz' Small Talk sticker pack. 

I used a  Sakura Quickie Glue Pen on the trees then sprinkled loose glitter onto the card for some sparkle. The rabbit isn't supposed to have a sparky eye, a glitter speck must have landed right there for the photo but it's gone now.

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I hope to share with these challenges:

We Love Stamping - I with scenes

Stamping Sensations - Winter Wonderland

Alphabet Challenge - S for Snow

Beyond The Blue - Snowflakes

Daring Cardmakers - Believe

Winter Wonderland - AG Christmas

Critter Crazy Challenges - Critters

Bastel-Traum - Glitter

Word Art Wednesdays - AG 

Simon Says Stamp - Ice Cold

Double Trouble Challenges  - Kaleidoscope of Color (Any Theme Any Color)

Make My Monday - Winter Card

These are Always Anything Goes, I may not share with all but hope to link up when possible:

A Gem of a Challenge unlimited entries
A Perfect Time To Craft unlimited entries
Classic Design  Challenge unlimited entries
DL.Art Linky Challenge unlimited entries/ once per day
LeAnn’s World 101 unlimited entries
We Love 2 Create (creative/mixed media) unlimited entries
A Place To Start 8 entries max
613 Avenue Create 8 entries max
Path of Positivity 7 entries max
The Paper Funday 6 entries max
Word Art Wednesdays 5 entries max
The Corrosive Challenges 4 entries max 
Through The Craft Room Door 4 entries max
Crafty Catz 3 entries max
Creative Fingers 3 entries max
Ally's Angels 3 entries max  
Arty Divas 3 entries max
Crafts Galore Encore 3 entries max
Creatalicious Challenges 3 entries max
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday (my own challenge) 3 entries max  
Let's Craft & Create Challenge 3 entries max 
QKR Stampede 3 entries max
The Creative Crafters 3 entries max
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 3 entries max
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 3 entries max
Taylor Made Cards 4 U 3 entries max

Link Parties:


Sarn said...

Such a lovely winter wonderland you’ve created here. The rabbits are so cute playing in the snow. X

Linby said...

So beautiful! Love the sparkle on the trees and the fab sentiment.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A wonderful magical scene, love the stamps used and the sparkling!!! The background looks fabulous! Amazing card!

Dena J said...

Yes, truly magical! The snow and sparkle are just so pretty and the silhouette stamps stunning on that background. Happy Holidays!

Joanne said...

Oh I just love how the trees sparkle!

Anke said...

WOW was für eine traumhaft schöne Karte, liebe Ellibelle. Eine ganz zauberhafte winterliche Szene, gefällt mir sehr.

Einen schönen 4. Advent
wünscht Dir

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and adorable card! Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping;-))m

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A simple yet stunning stamped scene and card Ellie.

Pauline C said...

This is simply magical Ellie - I love everything about it, but particularly the gorgeous inky sky, and the 2 hares gazing at the trees are so cute. I have Pipin but i think I may need Whimsical hares too!!
Pauline xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Ellie, I'm here again with my DT hat! Your scenic card looks amazing, it's so sweet and peaceful! Love the silhouettes and the sparkling! Marvellous sentiment too!

brenda said...

Rather belatedly Ellie, but a lovely magical scene.

B x

Donna Scholz said...

Ellie, what a gorgeous card! I really like the sparkles on the trees, and the cute animals sitting up admiring the beauty of it all!! You did a wonderful job creating that sky with your distress oxide inks, too! Thank you for joining our last Double Trouble challenge of 2022... we so look forward to you sharing your creative talents with us again in 2023!!! Happy holidays from the DTC team! -Donna

Debbie Mageed said...

What a beautiful card, Ellie! Those little bunnies are so sweet and the background is so creative! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join in again soon. Happy Holidays!
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Cheryl W. said...

Your card has such a peaceful, reverent vibe. I love the ink blending you've done, too. Thanks so much for entering your beautiful creation into our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

Dawn said...

WOW, such a magical card. I love the background and the silhouettes. Thanks for joining in at the Daring Cardmakers. x

María said...

This scene is gorgeous. I love the contrast between the sky and the white of the hills.That shine on the trees is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a sweet card with the touches of sparkle! Beautiful colors in that gorgeous sky! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Wow, love the torn papers for your snow mounds and the glitter on the trees are awesome... beautiful scene and card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Have a great Holiday.

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Beautiful card Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Wendy DT

Billie A said...

Beautiful card. It just warms my heart. I love the silhouette images and wonderul colors for the background. Thanks for sharing over at Alphabet challenge, Make my Monday.

Fiona said...

awe this is so sweet, you have inspired me to try this type of card it.

thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.


Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute, beautiful, and magical Christmas card.

Lee said...

Oh the utter loveliness!! That scene is just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us at Beyond the Blue!

Kellianne said...

This is so pretty! And the sentiment is so true. Love how this is a silhouette style card. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Chana Malkah said...

Lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing this one with us at A Place to Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Melanie R said...

Wonderful card, Ellie! I love the Lavinia silhouettes - perfect! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #127.

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

beautiful map
thanks for participating in this challenge
greetings jolanda bongers
DT creative crafters challenge