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Jul 1, 2023

Summer Days are Moments to Treasure

Busy day on the blog today as this is my second post for today sharing my card for the new Allsorts challenge. This week's optional theme is "Summertime" so we would love to see anything summer related, but all of your new creations are welcome and hopefully you'll join in with us!

There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs for the July challenges. As always winners will be selected from the weekly challenges but announced just once a month. This month we have prizes fro Oakwood, Sizzix, AALL and Create and Craft Stash. Speaking of prizes, don't forget to check the challenge blog for the June prize winners which was posted on Friday!

Does anyone else have a box full of  images stamped or printed years ago and collecting dust or is it just me? Well, this little cutie I found in that box, it's an image from Cuddly Buddly I colored him with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils then used a circle die to cut it out. Paper is from my stash, one of my favorites also from years ago, no wonder I've been hoarding it and this might be the last piece big enough for a card front. I'm sure there are still some smaller snippets left.

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Originally I wanted a yellow background paper and tried making my own using Squeezes Lemonade Distress ink and a Lavinia stencil but I didn't like the brightness of the yellow so I used just 2 strips of it on the card.
Continuing with the oldies on this card, both sentiments are from Whimsy Stamps also from many years ago, so fun to rediscover some old stuff from my stash! 

The die cut flowers are part of Penny Black's Frame Die Set. I applied stickles glitter to the flower centers and bee's wings.

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Sarn said...

Such a cute image to find and use. Great summery card for Allsorts x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable image, so cute and fun!! LOVE your colouring with pencils!!

Lisa said...

Absolutely adorable image, great layout and papers too.

Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet summer card.

Sarah said...

A beautiful summery card and it's lovely to see a Cuddly Buddly image, I was on the DT years ago!! Your card would be very welcome at As You Like it actually x

Linby said...

This is so summery with the lovely colours and great image.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a a sweet image Ellie, and I love how you have coloured him - your pencil colouring is amazing!! An overall gorgeous card that I love.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Ellie

gr karin

Anonymous said...

Adorable image Ellie and fantastic colouring, with great composition of your background papers
Pauline xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a sweet card and the image is adorable - oh and no, you are not the only one with boxes of images, or paper snippets or embellishments or ribbon snippets :o) my room is full of them, there is probably no way I will ever get to use them all but I can't bear to throw anything away!

Joanne said...

That is adorable! And I absolutely have old stamps that I often forget about completely!

ScrappyHorses said...

So very cute!! That focal image is darling and the little floral dies are so sweet! So happy you shared with us at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

Mervi said...

LOL, me too, I have a lot of old images, some of them are stamped on some odd paper, the colouring is so challenging... Your card is so cute, and can't remember seen that stamp before;-))m

Melanie Hungerford said...

Super cute! I love when I find something I'm in the mood to color in my "someday I may use this" pile of images! Love the bright yellow with the green. Thanks for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Anonymous said...

das Motiv ist so schnuckelig! Deine Coloration ist großartig! Danke für deinen lieben Kommentar auf meinem Blog! liebe Grüße Regina

Liz said...

Super card Ellie, the image is so cute. You’re not alone in having a pile of images, I have a drawer full. Thank you for the inspiration to actually use them! xx

brenda said...

Rather belatedly to say what a super summery card for this weeks challenge Ellie.

B x

Debbie Mageed said...

Absolutely adorable card, Ellie! Your image deserved to come out of your stash. I don't keep a stash of images but I sure have stashes of die cuts. I need to take a look-see at what's in there now! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.
Debbie, DT
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Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

What a wonderful card! Delighted to have you join us at Krafty Chicks Challenge for Anything Goes week.
Diane - DT