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Mar 2, 2024

Spring has Sprung at Allsorts Challenge and Card Chain Challenge February Reveal

Hello everyone! This is a "two in one" post today as I am sharing two cards - my weekly Allsorts challenge card and the February Card Chain Challenge card.

First up is my card for the new Allsorts challenge where Lorraine is hosting this week with her optional theme of Spring. Hope you will join us for your chance to win. Prizes come from AALL and Create and Aldridge Crafts for weeks 769 and 770. Remember, winners will be announced on the last Friday of the month and Top 5 next Friday.


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For my card I decided to ink up some Lavinia stamps and created this cute spring scene. I started out with Lavinia's hills masks and a MFT cloud stencil to create the background. Then I stamped the tree (Celestial Tree) and Hares (Whimsical Hares) using  Ground Espresso Oxide ink and a bit of green ink on the tree buds to make it look like a spring tree. The flowers are Lavinia's Lavender. The bee is also from Lavinia and sentiment is an oldie from Stampin Up. I added stickles glitter to the tree, bee and flowers for some sparkle.
 
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Next up is my card for the February Card Chain Challenge where today is reveal day. My card went to Alice in Finland this time. As always we are given a variety of themes/challenges to choose from and I went with the colors this time.



I love these colors and knew right away it's what I wanted to choose. I also got a bit inspired by the sketch so I added my image panel at an angle although I'm not sure I like it that way. 




The image is new to me from a set by Aall and Create Don't Stop Me Now. I colored with zig clean color markers. I added some diluted distress ink onto the background then stamped just the 2 flowers from the same image onto the top right corner. Sentiment is a quote from Tim Holtz' Small Talk sticker sentiment book. My plan was to tie some twine onto the staple (twine was another option from the February challenge) but it seemed out of place to my eye so I took it off again and added sticky rhinestones in sky blue instead. I haven't heard yet from Alice but hopefully she received the card and likes it. 

Still a little time yet to join in the March card chain challenge if you like to sign up. You do need to be willing to make and mail a card to one other participant (the person who signed up before you) and you will receive one card from another participant. All the details can be found here

I plan to share the above card here:


26 comments:

Pia S said...

The choice of bunnies is always a good one for a spring card and I think the colors are so lovely on this card. Beautiful mix of pastels for a spring feel. Also, I do like the Aall&Create card design, i have these stamps too, and I like how you added some flowers in the top right corner too to fill out the panel. Beautiful!

Joanne said...

That is so pretty!

Angelnorth said...

Two lovely cards, the spring one is beautifully soft and pretty and you use of the CCC colours suits that floral bike image perfectly— great CCC card!

Amy Johnson said...

Gorgeous cards as always! Love bunnies for spring!

Linby said...

Your first card is so pretty with the soft colours and touch of sparkle.
Your second card is so lovely too, great colours.

Pauline C said...

Two fabulous cards today Ellie. The Lavinia scene is very pretty with the soft flowers and tree, and cute too with the hares.bthe second card has a gorgeous colour scheme and arty look about it.
Pauline xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two lovely card Ellie, love so much the first one with the hares, the bee and those sparkling flowers!
Lovely water colouring and beautiful sentiment on the second one!

Sarn said...

Two super cards. Love the Spring one for Allsorts with the Lavinia stamps.

Your bicycle card looks great - lovely stamps. xxx

Gail said...

Love the Lavinia scene!
Your CCC card is wonderful!(We both used bikes!)
Really like the flowers and sentiments used!

Liz said...

Two super cards, Ellie. I especially love your first card, the added sparkle is a perfect finishing touch.
Liz xx

Julia Aston said...

Two Pretty designs Elli - a beautiful sparkly wild flower field for your bunnies to be romping through while watching the honey bee flutter around and what a lovely stamp of the flower embellished bicycle for the card exchange! Julia xx

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards and love all the stamps,especially the hares and little Bee
Carol x

papierelle said...

Beide Karten sind wunderschön geworden. Bei der ersten leibe ich die zarte Blumenwiese und bei der zweiten das dekorierte Fahrrad. Ich mag so etwas immer sehr, wenn ich in einem Garten ein altes Fahhrad sehen, welches zu Dekozwecken benutzt wird.

Mervi said...

Lovely cards, beautiful bunny creation with soft colours and the second card is fabulous too;-))m

Bonnie Lynn said...

Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again.

Sarah said...

They are really lovely cards Ellie. Such pretty colours on the spring one and the sentiment is perfect xx

Arlene said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous. Beautifully designed and just so lovely.

brenda said...

Two pretty Spring creations Ellie.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the soft, delicate colours on your first card Ellie but I equally love the stamping and bolder design of the second one too.
Lorraine

Crafty KJ said...

Such beautiful cards and your colouring of those sunflowers is gorgeous! A fab image and I just love the sentiment too! Thanks for joining in with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Karen x

Sheryl said...

Love the sihouettes.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

Uschi said...

Thank you for taking part in the current Everybody Art Challenge with your second card. The picture is so very beautiful. I love decorated bikes wherever I see them. And the colors you used are truly the colors of spring. Your background is great for showcasing this bike and I love the idea of stamping some flowers on the top right edge.
The other card is so great too. It seems like these bunnies are really watching this bee with joy. It's really a great spring scene. And a wonderful design.
Hugs Uschi

The Crafty Den said...

A really beautiful card Ellie. The bicycle image is gorgeous and your loose watercolouring looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers for our 'fabulous florals' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful bunny card, Elle, and I love your use of the CCC colors on card two!!

HilaryJane said...

Two great cards. Love the spring feel and pretty scene on the first one and all those flowers on the second xx

Wendy Jackson said...

Such a pretty floral card Ellie and lovely colours used

Thanks so much for joining us on the Passion challenge…. đź’—

Love and crafty hugs from

Wendy (DT)