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Jan 28, 2023

Fox and Owl

Hello and welcome!

It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and this week it's my turn to host. I selected the theme of "For Boys or Men", this can be for any occasion as long as it's suitable for a boy or man. I hope you'll join us for your chance to win. 

I used some new to me Lavinia stamps on this card.

Red Pine Large, Fox Set 1 and Brodwin & Maylin stamps all by Lavinia. The birthday greeting background is also new to me from My Favorite Things. I created the scene using a torn paper mask and a circle die cut for a moon. Distress inks/oxides used are Speckled Egg, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire. I used a Sakura Stardust glitter gel pen for some highlights. The small "happy birthday" sentiment is from Penny Black set Snippets

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As you may remember, prizes are now announced just once a month but are still chosen as before from the weekly challenges. This month's prizes come from WOWVOWCraft Stash, AALL and Create and Ruth Hamilton Design, they will be for challenges 713, 714, 715 and 716.  


I plan to share with these challenges:
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


  1. Fabulous card for your theme. Really nice scenic card xxx

  2. WOW - what a stunning card Ellie - love all the stamping and stamped layers you have achieved without it being cluttered. Great use of the sentiment, stamping it up the side as you did

  3. Love how you placed the Fox looking up at the swooping Owl Ellie, perfect masculine card. And also perfect theme to drag such as me outside my comfort zone into male cards which I always avoid and then panic when I need one.

    B x

  4. Anonymous03:43

    Beautiful masculine Lavinia card Ellie .. love your gorgeous sky, swooping owl and fox looking up at him. Thanks for choosing a great theme this week
    Pauline xx

  5. Brilliant male themed card Ellie it really looks wonderful
    lolo x

  6. This is great and I love the text stamping.

  7. that's awesome! Thank you for paying at the AAA Birthday Cards Challenges

  8. Great card! Love your stamping and color palette!
    Thank you for joining us at AAA Birthday Card Challenge - Pioniya, DT

  9. Wow - this is stunning! The stamping is stellar! Love this card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  10. Beautiful card. I love it. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  11. Love those soft colours. Lavinia stamps always stand out because they are so special. gorgeous card xx

  12. This is lovely, Eliie. Thanks so much for playing along at Word Art Wednesday. I'm always super grateful for the art you share with us. I hope you have a blessed and creative week.
    Karen L

  13. Oooh, loving this idea for a guy! Very handsome card; I always find the sentiment running up the side so interesting and creative! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  14. Great masculine card with those gorgeous silhouette images that Lavinia is so famous for. Thanks for playing along at the Paper Funday Challenge and we hope to see more from you soon.
    Donna xx
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge

  15. My sister would love this!

    Curated by Jennifer

  16. A fabulous scene for this masculine card, beautifully inked and stamped.

  17. Oh that is really neat! What a beautiful scene. I do find cards for boys and men harder to make than ones for women and girls. I think I just naturally tend to buy more flower/ pretty stamp sets..

  18. I just love that fabulous background with those trees and the fox! The colors are amazing and the sentiment done on the side like that is a great look too! Wonderful masculine card!

  19. Anonymous01:03

    Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start

  20. Lavinia is a winner for me. Great evocative card.

  21. Lovely Masculine Card !!Thank you for playing at the AAA Birthday Card Challenges - Deekshita (Papiershades)

  22. So beautiful your card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog.
    Big hugs Ilonka DT

  23. Beautiful card thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz

  24. Beautiful - love the scene you've created.

    Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start.

    Helen x

  25. This is fabulous outdoor scene - great composition. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge.

  26. Love this Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters (
    Wendy DT

  27. This is such a lovely scene with your Lavinia stamps, Ellie! It is perfect for a masculine birthday. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Path of Positivity. x

  28. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  29. Just beautiful!

    I just want to let you know that the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge has a new name and blog address. You can find it here. Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
    We hope to see you there.
    ~ Arlene DT

  30. Hello, I just want to let you know that the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge has a new name and blog address. You can find it here. Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
    We hope to see you there.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx


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