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Oct 21, 2023

Nature Reveals Her Miracles One by One

Hello and welcome! It's Saturday again and that means we have a new challenge for you at Allsorts and this week it's Lynn's turn to host. Her optional theme is "Autumn Colors" a nice and easy one for this time of the year so hopefully you will join us for your chance to win. If Autumn Colors aren't your thing then you can go with the "Anything Goes" option too.

Our October prizes come from: Stamp AddictsOakwoodHighlight CraftsRuth Hamilton Design, AALL and Create and Craft Stash, the winners will be selected from the weekly challenges and then announced on the last Friday of the month. 

Here is what I made using one of my new Aall and Create stamps (Garden Times) I purchased during their sale.

This card came together rather quickly. The smooshed background was already previously done using Tea Dye Distress ink (I think), next I stamped the image (this is all just one collage style stamp minus the extra sentiment) using Ground Espresso Distress Oxide and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored the blossom with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils an then added the sentiment from Stampers Anonymous (old, found at a thrift shop). I distressed the edges, mounted onto yellow cardstock and then a dark brown card base. I embellished with a button and some jute twine.

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By the way, in case you missed it... I started the linky tool for the Year in Review hop taking place at the end of the year. 

I copied the info from the other post in case you are interested:

Papercrafters' Year in Review 2023 Hop Sign Up

Before I let you go, I wanted to mention that I am once again planning the "Year a Review" hop where we will feature our favorite creations of the year and looking for a few co-hosts. As always, you may choose how many project you will feature. It could be a top 5 or top 10. Maybe you have just one you are especially fond of having created. I usually go with a favorite of each month to make the choice easier. 


  • Create a blog post featuring YOUR OWN favorite creations of 2023 to be scheduled on your blogs for Friday December 29th 6am CST (12 noon UK time)
  • I will provide the html code for the linky tool to each person signing up as a co-host. It would be great if you included this in your post on your own blogs but not neccessary as long as you post a list of each participant.
  • Your blog followers are welcome to link up their own favorites during that time period should they decided to create their own "year in review" posts. The linky tool will be open for one week.
  • You must have a blog to participate.
  • This will be a blog hop, so please plan on visiting and commenting on each participant's "Year in Review 2023" post when time allows during hop week.
  • This sign up is for any paper crafter with a blog. You don't have to have a papercraft only blog - as long as you have some favorite handmade cards to share in your review post you are welcome to sign up. 
  • Optional: You are welcome to offer a small prize to a winner selected from those who commented on your post (including other co-hosts) but that is totally up to you and it is absolutely not needed to offer a prize in order to be a co-host. 
  • The blog hop will run for one week (December 29th - January 4th)
  • To get an idea of how it works you can click here to see last year's hop.

I will close the sign-up linky tool on December 9th (may close sooner if enough sign up before that date), then I will message everyone with the hop list by December 15th so everyone will have plenty of time to prepare their posts even before Christmas should you want to work ahead on it. 


  1. It's clear you are enjoying using your new A&C stamps Ellie, this is done beautifully and another fav stamp with me.

    B x

  2. Hi Ellie this is gorgeous love the image and wonderful colours
    lolo x

  3. A fabulous autumnal card. The A&C stamp is just brilliant and I love the smooshed background xxx

  4. This is really great!! I love your autumn card the text looks great
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART OCTOBER 2023 LINKY CHALLENGE or/and the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #333
    Have a blessed day,
    DIANA L.

  5. Beautiful card Ellie, the stamp is fabulous. xx

  6. A beautiful Autumn creation that fits into our current challenge here at MMM, perfectly. Thanks for joining in, Johanna DT

  7. Lovely autumnal feel to this one and what a great background too xx

  8. A beautiful stamped design with autumnal colours,thank you for joining in at MMM

  9. Anonymous16:03

    Absolutely beautiful Ellie, this is a fab image and the colour scheme and composition are gorgeous
    Pauline xx

  10. Fabulous card, great design and love the touch of the yellow button!

  11. This is such a creative card!

  12. Another beautiful card! I envy your ability to layer stamps like that.

  13. A beautiful, vintage creation Ellie.

  14. Wow, I love this card! The image is great, and I adore AALL & Create so this one is gonna end up in my stash! Thanks for supporting The Beautiful Blossoms and Paper Funday Challenges. We hope you'll share your creativity with us again soon.
    Donna xx
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Paper Funday Challenges
    Inspiration Station Challenges

  15. I love that autumnal collage, such a great card x

  16. Beautifully done, it looks lovely.

  17. Such a lovely fall card! Great background, stamp, and pop of yellow! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  18. Stunning work, Ellie - I love the vintage style to this. Beautiful stamps, lovely colouring and a glorious sentiment.
    Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” October Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  19. What a beautiful vintage card with that great image and soft warm colors. I love those distressed edges.


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