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Apr 1, 2023

In the Spring Garden

I'm back again a second time today as it's also time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. It's my turn to host and I selected the optional theme of "in the spring garden". Lots of choices there and I'd love to see all those garden things but if you're currently working on another theme we'd love to see those too! Btw. this theme runs for two weeks to cover the Easter holiday so I won't have a Saturday post next week. We have a new selection of prizes for the April challenges, this month they come from OakwoodAALL and CreateStamp AddictsRuth Hamilton Design and Aldridge Crafts. Winners will be drawn from each challenge and all will be announced on April 28th on the challenge blog. 

Another Penny Black stamp for my second project today, this time I chose the beautiful stamp Bird's Eye View which I stamped using Versafine Onyx ink and colored with Distress watercolor pencils. I wanted to add a spring quote but don't have many to choose from especially not it a font I wanted so I googled spring quotes and loved this one by S. Brown and I typed it up on my computer using the American typewriter font.

To add some interest to the background I used a graph stamp by Darkroom Door (you have to look really closely to see it). Also used a Lavinia Stencil and added some ink spatter onto the background. The bird was stamped a second time and fussy cut then added with foam tape.

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The outer paper looks black but is Stampin Up's Night of Navy which always looks black in photos. I haven't added this piece to a card base yet. I think this might make a nice spring wall decoration so I might get a frame for it. 

Those butterflies and spatter weren't intentional LOL but I got some ink marks from my fingers onto the piece shortly before it was finished and didn't want to start over with it. So I decided to add the butterflies and spatter to "hide" the imperfections. I do like how it turned out :)

Thanks so much for visiting. If you'd like to read my other post I shared a couple of hours ago simply click on the card below. It's for the April Four Seasons challenge where the theme is Spring.

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I would like to share my Spring Garden creation with these challenges:

Penny Black Saturday - PB Stamps 
Craft Rocket Challenges - For the Girls
Use Your Stuff - Animals/Birds

These below 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. Such a beautiful spring card! We're still dreaming of spring here in Wisconsin!

  2. It's a super sweet card, love so much this Spring scene and just agree with the sentiment rhyme!!! :)
    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Anonymous09:26

    Very pretty spring card Ellie … lovely image, delicate colours and I love the delicate stamping and stencilling in the background
    Pauline xx

  4. Sweet and colourful, looks wonderful.

  5. You have created a lovely spring time scene with your beautiful stamps. The subtle stencilling on the background is beautiful, the whole card is fresh and pretty. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Catz this week.

  6. That really is a lovely spring scene and it would absolutely look fabulous could do a series of them, one for each season!

  7. Hi Ellie: I absolutely adore this FAB background and those amazing stamps that made such a sweet scene. Your coloring and soft tones are so lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. I appreciate it so very much.

  8. Beautiful spring cards both! xoxo

  9. How beautiful Ellie - a great result and I love the butterflies :)

  10. This is adorable Ellie and so very perfect for your theme this week, the Birds are certainly in Spring mode in our garden..., but no Racoons! Great theme thank you.

    B x

  11. Gorgeous and delicate card! We have snow but it's lovely to listen the spring birds, as can't do anything yet at the garden.

  12. Beautiful flowering vine with the sweet bird! As for the butterflies...we never would have known! Wonderful addition! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  13. That is lovely!

  14. Anonymous11:29

    This is a lovely spring card. Hugs Mrs A.

  15. A gorgeous Spring themed card with beautiful pastel shades.

  16. Anonymous18:59

    I love your card, mistakes and all, you could not throw away such beauty. Xx

  17. What a great spring card. Love that image

  18. A great theme for Allsorts and you've made a lovely card for it. That sentiment is great! xxx

  19. Sooo sweet and beautiful :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)
    Happy Easter! :)

  20. Wow, I love how the background stamp creates the illusion of the wind blowing through the branches. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff

  21. This is so lovely, I think your imperfections are just lovely. So is everything else. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  22. Such a delicate and beautiful spring card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore #110 Challenge.


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