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Sep 2, 2023


Happy Saturday! I'm hosting Allsorts challenge this week and selected the optional theme of Sunflowers. There are so many sunflower themed crafting products available and I'd love to see yours! Then there is always the Anything Goes option if Sunflowers aren't your thing and all are invited to join us for your chance to win or to be selected to be in my top 5! We have prizes from Craft Stash, Anna Marie Designs, AALL and Create, Oakwood and Wowvow for our September challenges. 

And here is what I made:

I'm so excited to finally have purchased 3 Aall and Create stamp sets, my very first from the company, all 3 are Tracy Evans designs. Trying to narrow the order down was the hardest part and I have a lot on my wishlist still, but I knew I wanted the rain boots set (The Great Outdoors) and something with flowers. Not that I needed another sunflower stamp but I did select this floral set (Friendship Florals) with my challenge in mind and I love all the other stamps included in the set. Then I also got the set Miniatures which includes a couple  text stamps, bunnies and bugs. I've used all three sets on my card today and absolutely enjoyed playing with my new goodies!!

I'm not sure that "The Great Outdoors" (rainboots) set is currently available anywhere in the US (pretty sure I bought the last set from Frantic Stamper and at that time no other store in the US had it in stock) but it's been restocked in the UK so you should be able to find it there and in other parts of Europe. Friendship Florals is still available at Frantic Stamper and probably from a few other US sellers (there aren't many) as is the set Miniatures. 

I created a smooshed background using Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink for the card front. The boots and flower were stamped on separate pieces of bristol vellum paper and I used Distress Inks for coloring. Fussy cut the boots and flower. I used one of the stamps from the set Miniatures on the boots along with a little bug from the same set that looks like a blob of ink as I stamped it right over the words.

I used the same script stamp on the background and another stamp from the floral set. Grown with love is part of the boots stamp and the bird & "sunflower" word stamp are part of the large floral set. I can see so many options with these sets!! Now I just need some time to play some more!! I know I sound overly excited about the stamps so I wanted to mention that besides Allsorts challenge (where I am on the Design Team) offering some stamps from this company as prizes for our participants, I am in no way affiliated with Aall and Create or Frantic Stamper. Just very happy to finally have my hands on some of their stamps!!

To finish it off I added some glitter around the flower center and embellished with  a yellow button and some natural May Arts burlap string. Speaking of burlap string, if you' re in the UK you can find it from our patron Wowvow along with many other wonderful products for your DIY projects - ribbon, twine, sparkly papers and much more found in their DIY Wedding Stationary section but of course they'd be very suitable for any feminine card and not just for wedding crafts.

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  1. Oh dear Ellie, there needs to be a public heath warning on A&C stamps as they are so addictive, but in their defence they all work together so well. You chose some of my favs for your first purchase and have made a glorious Sunflower card. Great theme thank you.

    B x

  2. Anonymous03:30

    This is fabulous Ellie … love how you have used the wellies with the sunflower. I’m a bit of an A&C addict now too … did you know the A&C store have currently got a late summer sale on and quite a few stamp sets have either 50% or 60% off?? I mean MAHOOSIVE savings … sadly it included at least 3 sets I only recently bought a full price!! Just saying …
    Pauline xx

  3. Beautifully created using your new stamp sets Ellie, I love the subtle background and stamped design.

  4. A beautiful card Ellie. I'm sure your A&C stamp collection will grow and grow! xxx

  5. Oh I just LOVE sunflowers and this is such a fun and unique card with all it's layers.

  6. Fabulous stamps and gorgeous card;-))m

  7. Wow, Ellie, this is a fabulous creation - love the newsprint details, and that lovely sunflower! Great touch of sparkle there! Thanks so much for playing at Make My Monday!

  8. Thank You for joining in at MMM with this fabulous card,a beautiful selection of gardening themed stamps with lots of added details

  9. Beautiful card Ellie, I love the layout of your design.... and you can never have too many sunflowers! xx

  10. Lovely card Ellie, great design and love those boots!!

  11. Love all the elements on your card -they work so well together! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  12. Anonymous00:13

    You have made a lovely card with your new goodies Ellie, xxx

  13. This is really great!! I love sunflowers and the design.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART SEPTEMBER 2023 LINKY CHALLENGE. Have a blessed day,
    DIANA L.

  14. This is one top notch creation Ellie the stamp and colours look wonderful.
    lolo x

  15. I'm a huge AALL & Create Fan and love the Tracy Evans designs. Your card is wonderful and the Wellies are especially sweet. Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms and Paper Funday Challenges, we hope to see more of your lovely designs soon.
    Donna xx
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge

  16. Wow, I really love how you put this together with the different stamp sets. I love that style, what a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

  17. That is a great stamp, Ellie, and a beautiful card. Love it! So glad you joined our Add a Sentiment challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck, and hope to see you again soon. Lori - DT

  18. Those stamps have worked beautifully together, I love the rain boots!!

  19. Sun flowers are so fun. I have some mini ones on my coffee table. The stamp is lovely. Good luck with the challenge!

    Allie of

  20. A beautiful card Ellie - fabulous colors and composition! Hugs, Kate

  21. Oh I absolutely love this whole design, makes me think of my little granddaughter playing in my garden...always in wellies lol. Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Addicts XXX

  22. I love, love, LOVE your design. This collage is fabulous, I can't stop looking at it!!! Lots of wonderful work here and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along over at Double D, hope we see you back again soon!
    Judy~ DD DT Designer

  23. Lovely sunshine colored card!! So cheerful!
    Thank you for joining us this week at the Krafty Chicks "Anything Goes"
    Please join us again, we love seeing your creations!
    Guesting at Krafty Chicks Challenge

  24. WOW ein traumhaft schönes Werk und so genial gemacht.

    Liebe Grüße
    von Anke

  25. Wow, Elllie, love the placement, choice of items from your new stamp purchases and the special word stamping on the boots was a nice add. The smooched background so pretty and love that you added dimension with your boots and sunflower using velum and fussy-cut. And Twisted Sister noticed your little bug for an additional chance at our random draw. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble and previous partners Beautiful Blossoms and Paper FunDay.

  26. This is really lovely! I love how you've put all the elements together to create a terrific scene. Thanks for sharing at Double Trouble - Crazy Cousin Suzanne

  27. Fabulous card
    Thank you for joining with us at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
    Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  28. This is a work of art! Love how you combined the stamps and put script over the boots, it all works so well together.

  29. Beautiful card, Ellie! I love this card, perfectly done! And it makes me ready for fall. Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.
    Debbie, DT
    Secrets To Stamping
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

    1. Oops! Thank you for joining us at the MMM Challenge! ;-)

  30. Oh, I love sunflowers! Fabulous card! So much intricate detail. It must have taken you hours!

    1. It was actually quick to make, the longest was fussy cutting the sunflower.

  31. Nice arrangement and design, Ellie!
    Thanks for linking this up at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.
    Aimeslee DT


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