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Mar 23, 2024

Simplicity at Allsorts Challenge

It's Saturday already and that means a new challenge starts today at Allsorts. It's Sarah's turn to host and she selected "keep it simple" for her optional theme. Should be easy for everyone but if simple cards aren't your thing then you are welcome to share your other new crafty makes with us for the "anything goes" option. Btw. this challenge runs for 2 weeks to cover the Easter holiday so you have extra time to join us. 

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I was working on another card when I discovered this negative "frame" next to my die cutting machine from a rectangle die and got the idea to use it as a mask for a simple card. I inked the rectangle using Tattered Lace Distress ink then used a Lavinia stencil for some background fun. And what's easier than stamping a large sentiment onto the background??!! So I selected this beautiful quote by Penny Black (Dance, Sing, Love) and stamped using Versafine Onyx ink. 

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I could have left it as is for an even simpler look but have several extras of these butterflies. This butterfly die (by Penny Black - Soaring) includes 4 sizes of butterflies and I decided to keep them attached to one another so I don't lose any, and since I reach for the tiny ones more often I usually have several of the larger ones cut out. I chose 3 and added sticky rhinestones to their bodies. It was definitely a simple card to make but I love how it turned out.

We have prizes from  Highlight Crafts and Stamp Addicts for weeks 773, 774 and 775. The winners will be announced at the end of April. Btw, there was a winners post yesterday, so be sure to take a look on the challenge blog if you played in the challenge within the last few weeks.

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brenda said...

This remains my favourite Penny Black sentiment stamp, there are many takes on it but the design of this one in my opinion the best. Beautifully done CAS card Ellie.

B x

Sarn said...

It's a wonderful card for the Allsorts' theme Ellie. Love the stencilling and the sweet butterfly embellishments. Fab sentiment too. xxx

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Ellie. I love the stencilled background for this beautiful quote.
Liz xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is a beauty Ellie I love that sentiment a super make
lolo x

HilaryJane said...

So simple and so lovely xx

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous and very feminine CAS card Ellie which still incorporates so much detail. That sentiment is wonderful and is one I have been looking for for a very long time, and have only seen at jaw dropping prices due to it being a rare discontinued stamp.
Pauline xx

Dena J said...

Such beautiful soft blending! That sentiment catches my heart and is so lovely on that background, Ellie.

Mervi said...

The sentiment is always adorable, lovely card;-))m
Thanks for sharing at We Love Stamping too.

Meggymay said...

A pretty stencil background with lovely soft colour shades. thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Joanne said...

That is beautiful!!

Darlene said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL Ellie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our WORD POWER 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

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a lovely card, love the background and frame with the beautiful words. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at We Love Stamping. Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Amy Johnson said...

Such an elegant, pretty card! I love it! And I've always loved that quote too.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is very simple, but so pretty, Ellie. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday. It's always a treat to have you play along and join us. Please stop by again soon.
Karen L, Owner
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. Thanks for also sharing with us at Word Power this month. I love seeing your cards entered in challenges so that I get opportunities to stop by and take a closer look. Blessings. - Karen, GDT for March at Word Power

Linby said...

I haven't used that stamp for ages, it looks so good on your CAs background and those little butterflies add a great finish.

My name is Erika. said...

That stenciled background makes a beautiful base for your quote, and I love those little white butterflies you added also. This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Try It on Tuesday. hugs-Erika

Sarah said...

That's a truly wonderful card Ellie and the sentiment is beautiful x

midorilinea said...

Such a beautiful card and love the stencil work!

xoxo, Midori

Sue from Oregon said...

This is a stunning CAS card Ellie. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge! 💕 Sue Kment