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Jan 6, 2024

Make Each New Day a Celebration of Life

Hello and welcome! It's the first challenge of 2024 at Allsorts and I am here to share my card. It's Lynn turn to host and she has a fun Mood Board for inspiration and as always you can go with the "Anything Goes" option if you can't find anything to inspire you on her mood board although there are so many options. I'm also announcing the winner of my prize giveaway from the Year in Review post at the end of this post, so be sure to scroll down if you left a comment on that post. 

The prizes come from AALL and Create and Craft Stash, for Allsorts challenges 760, 761 and 762 and all winners will be announced on the last Friday of the month.

Optional mood board below:

There were a mix of winter and early spring images on the mood board so I decided to make a late winter/early spring themed card with some snowdrops and a bird who got caught in a snow storm but he doesn't seem to mind as he knows spring is just around the corner :)  Speaking of snow, we're expected to get several inches on Tuesday but unfortunately it's not around the corner in real life :(

The image is by Penny Black (Pretty Perch) stamped with Versafine ink and colored with Distress inks. I added some grid paste (snowfall) from Tim Holtz on the bottom portion then I flicked some white paint from a Posca pen onto the background for some snow flurries.

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While I looked through my sentiments I thought this one was a great choice to go with the image. It's from the Penny Black set Big Love which has lots of wonderful inspirationals sentiments.

A closeup of the image below. I've had this for a while but this is only my second time using it. 

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I plan to share with these challenges:

Year in Review Winner of Whimsy Stamps $10 gift certificate:

Many thanks to all of you who visited the post and left a comment, and a big thank you also to the co-hosts who joined me this year!!

The winner was selected from the comments left on the post using

Congratulations ScrappyHorses, you were the 19th commenter!

To claim your prize please message me by Friday January 12th at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com. (As mentioned, this prize is not sponsored by Whimsy Stamps, it is provided by me.)


Sarn said...

Really love this gorgeous winter card. Fab sentiment - certainly words to live by - and a lovely PB image. Xxx

Pauline C said...

This is gorgeous Ellie, what a beautiful PB image and sentiment, and I love how you have created the snow … your Posca technique is way better than mine, I always make such a mess!!
Pauline xx

Linby said...

I just love this stamp and have now sourced it as it contains a robin and snowdrops my favs. Your card is so inspiring with the wonderful snow scene.

HilaryJane said...

Your card is a brilliant take on the mood board. It is making me feel chilly, and there is the robin singing away happily in the snow. There always seems to be a robin singing in my garden. I love them xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creation Ellie I absolutely love the image it really has the wintry look to it a superb card
lolo x

Chrissy said...

I love this little robin Ellie and he is coloured beautifully with the inks, gorgeous card..


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing card Ellie, love that cute bird and how you added a lot of falling snow, it looks so real! :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A perfect stamp for our mood board theme this week, love how you have coloured it too. A wonderful card.

Sarah said...

That is a really wonderful winter card x

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Such a pretty card! Love the image and the beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this past week for our Stamp theme :) Hope you join us again soon.
Diane - DT KCC

brenda said...

A delightful Winter creation Ellie.

B x

Mervi said...

How lovely card, so pretty and adorable.
We have snow and so cold for over a week, could not go out for some days.
Happy New Year;-))m

P-and-P said...

I love this motto. It's so inspiring. :)

The Crafty Den said...

A really beautiful CAS card Ellie. The robin image is coloured perfectly and I love the muted colour scheme. Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks challenge this week. Hugs, Denise, DT x x

Golden Goddess Designs said...

lovely winter scene card! and congrats to the winner of the hop! Thanks so much for including me.


Darlene said...

WOW this is absolutely awesome Ellie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Triple B challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B, Word Power

ScrappyHorses said...

Wow, so happy smiled on me! Thanks so much Ellie!

Karen Letchworth said...

Thia is so pretty, Ellie. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday. I always enjoy stopping by your blog. Have a great week and please join us again soon.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Joanne said...

What a beautiful card!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous snowy scene and always love to se a robin.
Thanks for entering our Penny Black Saturday Challenge this time.
Lorraine x

valscraftings said...

Thank you for joining in our challenge this month with your wonderful project!
DT – Val, Nan, Leigh, Cat


Beautiful creation! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge February "ATG".

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining our Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
Lorraine x