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Apr 29, 2023

Be Your Beautiful Self

Another Saturday is here so it's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. Lynn is hosting this week and she chose the optional theme of "One for the girls". We would love to see your girly and feminine creations but all entries are welcome and will be entered into the prize drawings or considered for the top 5. 

You can take a peek on what you can win in May at the end of my post. By the way, the April prize winners have been announced yesterday, so don't forget to check out that post!!

And here is what I made:

The focal point is a stamp by Penny Black - Awaken. This stamp has nice large blossoms so it's perfect for paper piecing which I have done here using a snippet from a previously inked background. The die cut behind the flower is from My Favorite Things. The script paper came from a package of patterned paper I found at a thrift store, it's actually some sort of sticker paper. 

I thought the card needed some more white accents and while I was trying to decide what to add I saw the "negatives" of he crosshatch die on my desk before I threw them away and liked the idea of adding them. There still seemed to be something missing so I used an old Martha Stewart punch and another snippet of homemade background to punch out the butterflies. 

The sentiment is one from Tim Holtz's Tiny Text stamp set. I am really loving all the inspirational quotes it includes!

Below are the prizes for challenges 726, 727 and 728, they come from WOWVOWOakwood Direct and Craft Stash. We do have a special challenge week coming up at the last week of May and there will be separate prizes for that :)

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  1. Super card Ellie, great design and I love your colour choice. xx

  2. Great image and I love the colors and designer paper you paired with the flowers.

  3. A wonderful collage card and great use of the negative from your cross hatch die too.

  4. Fabulous card Ellie I love the beautiful paper pieced flowers and script paper -the white die looks perfect inbetween
    Carol x

  5. It's a so beautiful card, love the paper pieced flowers and the butterflies added! Great use of the negative diecut!

  6. Anonymous10:41

    I love your card this week Ellie, just my style, xxx

  7. A beautiful design, the white trellis makes the flowers pop against the black and white script background.

  8. An exquisite card Ellie - love those big flowers and how you have paper pieced them and popped them over that gorgeous die cut

  9. Eine großartige Karte mit vielen schönen Details und einer eleganten Ausstrahlung!! Gundi

  10. That is beautiful!

  11. Anonymous14:33

    This is absolutely fabulous Ellie … really stylish with a brilliant layout and great colour scheme
    Pauline xx

  12. I love your dramatic colour scheme and the beautiful flowers. xxx


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