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Dec 2, 2023

Christmas Pinecone and a Bunny in the Snow

It's Saturday already and that means a new challenge starts today at Allsorts and it's also time for the reveal at the Card Chain challenge so I have two project to share today :)

First up, at Allsorts it's Liz' turn to host and she selected the fun theme of "Stitching - Real or Faux" and of course the theme is optional so all your new creations are welcome.  A wonderful bundle from  AALL and Create is our prize which will be split between challenges 756 and 757 so hope you can join us for your chance to win! 


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This beautiful pinecone stamp is from my most recent Aall and Create order from the set Pinecone. I placed 4 orders with them in total within the last 3 months, just couldn't resist the fabulous sale prices and lucky for me I did not have to pay any custom fees for any of my orders. The inky background was found in my box of previously inked card stock where I used Distress Oxide ink, not sure anymore what color. I stamped the image on the inked piece then colored with Ground Espresso Oxide ink and a Faber Castell Polychromo pencil for the pine needles.

On the top portion I used part of the Penny Black background stamp Christmas Story. And a bit of it was stamped on red card stock for some added interest. I really wanted to use some of this gingham ribbon but thought it was all gone, then found a small piece of it on the bottom of my ribbon stash so I tied some jute twine around it and added with a mini glue dot. Really love this ribbon combined with twine. Some glitter on the pinecone for a little sparkle and I used my Wonky Stitches die to add a stitched design.


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I'm entering this card with the following challenges:


The next card I made for the November Card Chain Challenge where today we are revealing the cards sent in November.  My card went to Bonnie in Colorado this time and I was happy to hear that she liked it. 


As always there are several challenge options to choose from - a sketch, color combo, themes, techniques. We only have to choose one and this time I selected the theme of "winter" which was one of the options because I really wanted to use this new (to me) stamp from Colorado Craft Company - Sled Bunny. I combined it with the beautiful trees which were part of the Aall and Create set WoodlandI added Penny Black's Berries die and then the sentiment which is part of the Aall and Create stamp set. 



I am sharing the above card with these challenges:


Below is the beautiful card I received from Julia in MA, doesn't this pie look absolutely delicious!! Thank you, Julia for this wonderful card!!!


PS: If you've been thinking about taking part in this year's Papercrafters Year in Review hop, there are only a few more days left to sign up for this hop which takes place at the end of December. Please visit this post for all the details! Would LOVE for you to join in!! 

32 comments:

brenda said...

A beautiful Winter card Ellie. I am so pleased you added Pinecone to one of your orders as it's such a lovely set and so useful, I use it over and again and is I believe being retired so was an essential purchase! Thanks for the CCC prompt, I so often forget.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful stamping and design as always Ellie, such a lovely card and the stitched border finishes it of wonderfully.
Lorraine

Sarn said...

Your Card Chain bunny card is totally adorable. Your wintry Allsorts card is just perfect for this week's theme. Love them both. x

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards! I must ink up my bunny and sledge image too - it's lovely. That pie card... YUM! Thanks for being a lovely link in our chain again, Jo x

Joanne said...

Both your cards are just lovely! I love that pinecone card with the faux stitching.

Ellibelle said...

Oh yes, the reason why I placed 4 orders is because I was afraid some of these discounted sets will be retired!! I did miss out on one and may have to get it at full price from a US store before it's all gone!!

Carol L said...

You added the perfect amount of sparkle and ribbon to that lovely pinecone to make a fabulous card! That little bunny card just melts my heart too, so cute!

Linby said...

You've really brought the pine cone to life, it looks gorgeous and your background is the perfect setting for it. Love that cute bunny - a really sweet scene.

Dagmara Gorczyńska said...

Both beautiful, but the bunny one stole my heart <3

Liz said...

Two beautiful festive cards, Ellie. The pinecone image is beautiful and your little bunny is just adorable. xx

coldwaters2 said...

Some beautiful looking cards in this post Ellie I must admit the first one looks spectacular the Pine Cone looks amazing the card chain cards look fantastic
hugs
lolo x

HilaryJane said...

Lovely cards. Great use of ribbon and twine on the first card and fantastic splatters. Your CCC card is great too and wonderful to see you joining the chain this month. Julia's pie does indeed look delicious xx

Sarah said...

What wonderful cards Ellie, that pinecone is beautiful, might just have to see if it's still available!!

DIANA L. said...

This is really great!! I love it. Glad to hear you got your tree and will be decorating soon. Sounds like fun
Thank you for joining the DL.ART DECEMBER 2023 LINKY CHALLENGE
Have a blessed day,
DIANA L.

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

Oh, I love your bunny card! It is adorable!

kiwimeskreations said...

Two gorgeous cards Ellie - the pine cone one is such a delightful one - Love the ribbon treatment!! The bunny one is adorable
Blessings
Maxine

Imke said...

Ellie, your card is super sweet. I like the little mouse and the scene. Just great for the CCC !

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papierelle said...

Beide Karten sind super schön geworden. Der Zweig auf der ersten Karte sieht so realistisch aus und die 2. Karte ist so lieb und bezaubernd!!! LG Gundi

ScrappyHorses said...

Aw, this precious bunny is sure to warm anyone's heart! He is just adorable taking his gift through the lovely snow! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Kampin' Karen said...

What's not to love about bunnies and your beautiful card! Thank you for entering it in Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge.
Karen, DT

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your gorgeous pinecone card and the sweet bunny card too, Ellie!!

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous pinecone card Ellie - this is such a fabulous stamp set and I love how you have combined it with other stamps, ribbon etc. - fantastic layout. The bunny in the snpw is also so cute .. really amde me smile!
Pauline xx

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Visiting you stash is a plus when you can find something that inspires you and be able to creage something as beautiful as this card, and of course the add of stitch is perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Alyson Mayo said...

Very pretty and festive pinecone image. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely cards here Ellie! a wonderful splatter background on your glittery pine cone card - and I love the sweet bunny pulling his sled through the snowy forest of spindly trees! I'm glad that you liked my pie card too!! Julia xx

Melanie Hungerford said...

Love the watercolor background on your pinecone card (even better that it came from your stash!) and the image is gorgeous, so many wonderful sets at Aall and Create! Thanks for playing along with us at Double Trouble.

Lynda said...

Loving the pine cone card - all the splatters and splats. Thank you for joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Carole J said...

Two beautiful makes, Ellie. Thank you for sharing your winter bunny card at the Path of Positivity - gorgeous stamp and a beautiful wintry, textural background. Thank you so much for joining the Path of Positivity November challenge. x

ElizStewart said...

Ellie... love how you used your new Anita Jeram stamp...the touches of watercolor, simple trees and layered branch... Thanks for joining and sharing at Time Out this week.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards Ellie and thanks for joining us at the MAWTT challenge too, xxx

Brenda said...

I love both your cards, Ellie. The background on your pinecone is brilliant and I love the coloring on the second. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

Ilonka said...

What a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at The crafting from the heart Challenge Blog.
Ilonka DT