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Nov 11, 2023

Sleigh Ride with Friends

Hello and welcome! It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge where Lynn is the host this week and she selected the optional theme of Friendship. We'd love to have you joining us following her theme or not, as the option of Anything Goes is there for each challenge. Prizes for the November challenges come from Stampendous, Oakwood Direct and WOWVOW.

For this challenge I decided to make a winter themed card and I found this old stamp set from Whimsy Stamps in my box of Christmas stamps. It's been a long time since I've inked it up.

The background was done using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide inks and I used a white Posca pen for some "snowy" spatter. I used a deckle die to cut out the image. The sentiment (a quote from the Christmas song Sleigh Ride) is part of the same stamp set, I think it works perfectly for the "friendship" theme.

Outside the snow is falling & friends are calling "yoo-hoo."
Come on it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.

I layered image and sentiment onto red card stock then white. The patterned paper is from a designer paper pack purchased last year from Hobby Lobby. I finsihed off the card by adding the punched snowflakes found in my box of die cuts/punched pieces and used some ribbon scraps and jute twine. Wasn't easy to tie the bow as my thumb isn't completely healed yet but I managed somehow.  

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I wanted to post another reminder about this year's Year in Review hop happening the last week of December. We have 8 entrants so far, thank you to everyone who's joining so far. 

All the info is below (copied from the original post) along with the linky tool for signing up. 

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.


Carol L said...

What a fun card! I was fortunate enough to have enjoyed one of those horse-drawn sleigh rides when I was young, so this pretty card brought back some fantastic memories!

Sarn said...

A wonderful Christmas card. Perfect for the friendship theme at Allsorts. xxx

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful vintage card!

brenda said...

You've really captured the snowy feel Ellie, a beautiful Christmas card to receive.

B x

Dotty Jo said...

What a beauty! I love your image and layout - they work so well together, Jo x

Becca S said...

Ellie: This is marvelous! You've captured the essence of a wonderful serene and pristine snowy country sleigh ride! So much Christmas and country charm! I love the tree print paper, plaid ribbon, and jute added! Perfect accents! Thanks for being part of the 2nd month of FarmQuest Country Christmas!! --Becca

Linby said...

This vintage scene is just perfect for my theme. It's a beautiful card.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Oh, how sweet vintage card! Love so much that stamp and such amazing snowy feel has your card, great design!

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh this illustration is lovely. Wonderful job!

Allie of

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The perfect sentiment and image combo for this vintage style card.

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Anonymous said...

It looks wonderful Ellie, xx

Renee Matarese said...

What a pretty winter card! Thank you for sharing it in our Making Spirits Bright Challenge at Art Impressions!

Joanne said...

That is such a pretty card!

Sarah said...

I LOVE this card. A fabulous stamp and the rustic charm is gorgeous x

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous festive creation Ellie love that image and sentiment
lolo x

Liz said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Ellie. The image has a lovely vintage look. xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful vintage style Christmas card Ellie, love the sentiment you have used with the image, and great colouring and layout.
Pauline x

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Beautiful winter scene! A perfect winter day for a sleigh ride with friends. Thank you for sharing in the Krafty Chicks challenge gallery.
Diane - DT KCC

mamawcindy said...

I love anything vintage, and your card is beautiful. Love it so much.

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful card Ellie- love the retro vibe this gives with the classic sleigh image and the font of the song words.