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May 13, 2023

Sending Froggy Smiles

It's Saturday again and that means a new challenge starts today at Allsorts and it's Mervi's week to host. Her optional theme for the week is "Embellish It", super easy I think and then of course there is the "Anything Goes" option so hope you will join in with us for your chance to win or to be in Mervi's Top 5!

I've been dealing with flu-like symptom this past week so I was looking for an easy sketch to use for this week's card and found this one at Atlantic Heart Sketch Challege

An embossing folder makes a quick and easy background. This folder is by Spellbinders - Flowers and Leaves. While I was looking for a stamp to use, I came across a sheet of Penny Black stickeroos and I thought this frog would fit perfectly. (Sorry I can't add a link, they are no longer available). Stickeroos are very thin so I stuck it onto Neenah cardstock  then fussy cut. 

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The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Sweet Wishes. I used various paper scraps to cut out the banners and butterflies. I wanted to follow Mervi's optional theme so I embellished with jute twine and added tiny rhinestones to the butterflies. Some stickles glitter on the flower center too but it's not showing up in the pictures. 

Prizes are from WOWVOW, Oakwood Direct and Craft Stash, these will be for challenges 726, 727 and 728. Then for challenge 729 (next week) we're having a special Birthday celebration with lots prizes to be won. That will be on May 20th!!! We'd love for you to share the logo below on your own blogs to help us spread the word!

I'd like to share my frog card with these challenges:

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  1. What a fabulous frog image, love him! I also love your banner border detail, what a great way to use those little snippets of patterned paper we all have. Such a special card.

  2. Adorable card! Love the cute image. Prayers that you will feel better soon
    Have a great day!

  3. Oh my gosh I love this image, love the use of the layout and great coloring.

  4. Love the fabulous frog image and different P.paper banners.
    Carol x

  5. Great card!! So many details. The wee frog just makes me smile.

  6. WOW!!! I'm very impressed by your amazing card Ellie, it's absolutely ADORABLE, so fun and cheerful!!! The banners with the twine is the perfection with that cute frog!! This card puts a big smile on my face! :D

  7. You may not have felt very well but this card is amazing. Loving how you interpreted the sketch.

  8. I love it, so colourful and happy xx

  9. Anonymous01:18

    Lovely card. Thank you for joining The Paper Shelter challenge, Hope to see you again,

  10. Hope you are feeling better. This is such a sweet card, cute image and wonderful papers, finished off beautifully with the juste twine!

  11. So colourful Ellie and loving the banner arrangements. Flu must be doing the rounds, same here.

    B x

  12. Brilliant card Ellie, what a fun design. xx

  13. What a cute image and fabulous card, Ellie. Thank you for joining our Add Some Texture challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck, and enjoy your day. Lori - DT

  14. Anonymous12:22

    This is very pretty Ellie, gorgeous cute frog stickeroo, and I love the ribbon arrangement. Sorry you’ve not been feeling well and hope you’re soon fully recovered
    Pauline xx

  15. Sorry to hear you've been feeling under the weather but this is a really cute card! Great job using up more of your paper scraps too.

  16. Happy Birthday Allsorts!! This is wonderful! Love the sketch, and what an adorable froggie!!
    Karen C

  17. Anonymous07:06

    Loving the colouring on the frog, it is perfect! The banners are all great, I love the papers you chose! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  18. Super cute card! Thank you for joining with us at The Paper Shelter Challenge.
    Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  19. What a fun card and your design is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Can You Handle the Pressure challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Can You Handle the Pressure

  20. Fun Frog and Great Sketch! I'm CASEing this one, Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge and we hope you'll share again soon.
    Donna xx
    Paper Funday Challenge
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge

  21. I hope you are feeling better. Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining The Paper Shelter challenge. Hope to see you again.

  22. Hope you feel better soon Ellie. Love this froggy card which certainly made me smile! Xxx

  23. Fabulous card Ellie - great use of papers!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

    PS - hope you're feeling better x

  24. That frog is adorable, and you did a great job with the sketch! I hope you are feeling better! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge! Rachel DT


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