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Jan 7, 2023

Something New for Allsorts Challenge

Hello and welcome! We are back this week at Allsorts challenge with our first new theme for 2023 and as always hope you will join us! It's Mervi's week to host and she selected the theme of "Something New".  I am also announcing the winner for the Year in Review hop so be sure to scroll down.

I used a new (to me) stencil I just received in an order a couple of weeks before Christmas. (Can you tell I buy my own Christmas presents?? LOL)

The bear is from the Penny Black set Love and Happiness. Although I've had this stamp set for about a year, this is my first time using this particular stamp from the set. Stamped with Memento Tuxedo ink so I could color with Copic markers for a change. I fussy cut the image. On the background I used my new Lavinia stencil Feather Leaf with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink. 

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The floor was done with Penny Black's Floor die. I used white card stock to cut it out then inked with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink. The side table is part of the cute bear stamp set which I also never used before. Using a copic marker, I added some color to a paper strip, then stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo ink. Sentiment is part of a new set I got late last fall - Itty Bitty Basics by My Favorite Things. I have used another stamp from that particular set but not this one. A few sequins finish off the card. 

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You may have heard already, going forward we're doing the prizes at Allsorts a little differently. There will still be weekly prizes but they will be announced just once a month on the last Friday of each month. Below are the giveaways for this month's challenges. The Top 5 will still be announced weekly as before. 

They come from OakwoodStamp AddictsSizzix and AALL and Create. as noted these are for challenge weeks 710, 711 and 712 with winners announced on January 27th. Be sure to visit the challenge blog for all details on how to enter!

Year in Review blog hop prize winner:

Today I am also announcing the winner for my Year in Review prize giveaway from those leaving a comment on my post. Many thanks to each co-host who who took part to make it more fun! And many thanks to those of you sharing your own favorites with us too! Last but not least many thanks to those of you who took the time to leave a comment. 

There were 23 commenters (it will show 24 on the post but one was from the same person due to the comment showing up as anonymous the first time). 

The winner is.............
Kath from Handmade by Kath

Congratulations, you won a $10 gift certificate to Power Poppy. Please leave a comment here so I know to look out for your message (sometime they end up in my spam folder) and email me at 

ellibellescorner at gmail dot com by January 14th to claim your prize. (Power Poppy is not affiliated with this giveaway, the prize is supplied by me.)

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Sarn said...

Such a sweet teddy card. Your little room scene is great with the flooring and the new stencil used on the wall.

Congrats to Kath on her win.

brenda said...

He looks a very relaxed teddy sitting there Ellie and it's a really sweet scene you have created.

Kath will be a happy camper.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a sweet card Ellie and lovely cosy scene you have created.

Mervi said...

Adorable and sweet card! I buy my Christmas gifts too, who ever would know what I need, lol;-))m

Amy Johnson said...

Aww, such a sweet card!

Linby said...

How adorable is that bear and your card is so sweet. I buy my own presents too but have to hand them over to be wrapped lol!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is such a darling card. I love the bear and the beautiful wallpaper (stencil).

HilaryJane said...

What a sweet little card, love how you have used that stencil. the best presents are the ones we buy for ourselves! xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable card, love so much its sweetness and the floor is just perfect! Well done for your own Christmas present! :D It looks great so soft on the background!
Congrats to Kath!

kiwimeskreations said...

A delightful card Ellie - love your choice of stamps and stencil, and how you have used them on this beautiful creation

Joanne said...

That is an adorable card! I have been buying more Penny Black stamps after seeing some of these adorable images on your cards.

Pauline C said...

Another adorable Penny Black card Ellie - love the scene you have created, fab colouring on your sweet teddy stamp and that fab floor die!
Pauline xx

Mica said...

That is such a cute card! you did a really good job with the colouring :)

Anonymous said...

So stinkin’ cute Ellie! Love the little scene you’ve created :) I buy my own Christmas gifts too lol - easier that way! Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week!

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

Gorgeous card.
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for
CRAFT Challenge Blog

enkulin käsityöt said...

That is such a cute card!

Chris said...

A sweet card, love the added stencilling (that's one of my favourite stencils too!) , it adds a lovely subtle interest to the CAS design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

Sheryl said...

This is so sweet!
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

Pia S said...

A beautiful scene, I like how you made the wallpaper and fantastic wooden floor. So cute!

The Crafty Den said...

What a pretty CAS card Ellie. The image is so cute and your colouring is perfect. Great fussy cutting (especially on the little table) and love your new stencil. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Markers for our first challenge of 2023. Hugs, Denise x

Diane said...

Absolutely adorably cute!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
Diane SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
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coldwaters2 said...

Hi Ellie this is so cute and adorable I love it
lolo x

Lee said...

Aww this is precious!! Love Penny Black! Thanks so much for joining us at Beyond the Blue!

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing your darling card with us. So glad you joined us at CRAFT Challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

Gale said...

This is just adorable Ellibelle! Love the scene you created. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Pearly Sparkles Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for