Saturday, 22 January 2022

Allsorts Challenge #660

Good morning everyone,

It's Saturday so it's time for another weekly Allsorts Challenge. This week Lorraine has chosen the theme and it is

For A Child

We have a bumper prize crop this week, with 3 great prizes on offer:

Ruth Hamilton Design is kindly donating 3 digi images from her store


we also have this set of Wizard of Oz stamps for a second winner.


a single Wizard of Oz Tin Man stamp for a third winner.

Here's my card for this week.

This theme fell quite nicely for me, as I needed to make a card for my niece’s little girl’s first birthday. I don’t have a lot of reasons to make children’s cards but I immediately thought of a much loved old LotV stamp … who wouldn’t love this cute teddy peeping out of a gift box?

I coloured my image using Promarkers, then matted fairly simply using patterned papers and glitter card. I added some faux stitching using my pokey tool and various colours of fine liner, a die cut number and a sentiment popped up on foam tape. I deliberately didn’t use any embellishments such as gems or ribbon so as to keep it as safe as possible for a toddler. 

I was in a bit of a dilemma … I didn’t want to make the card overwhelmingly pink as I don’t know if my niece would consider that a reinforcement of gender stereotypes; but I was struggling to find any papers that grabbed me in other colours, so I compromised with a mix of pink and blue with a bit of green - hope she likes it!. 

Stamps: teddy - LotV; sentiment - See-D;
Media: Promarkers, Flexmarkers;
Papers: LotV Nitwits "Bonnets and Bowties";
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Squares die; Provo Craft Hippie Chick number die.

Challenges I would like to enter:

As You Like it - Favourite Colouring Medium (and why) (2nd entry)
(Promarkers were always my medium of choice until I came back to crafting six months ago, and would probably be my favourite again if  I could get more practice and restore my confidence in colouring)
Country View Challenges (January) - Your Year to Sparkle and Shine (5th entry)
DRU #185 - Anything Goes with die brand sold by DRU
( I have used Spellbinders)
Fab ‘n’ Funky #543 - 2 or More Patterned Papers
My Time to Craft #473 - Floral (2nd entry)
Daring Cardmakers - Think Of A Number
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Four Legged Friends (2nd entry)
Stamping Sensations  (January) - Anything Goes with Stamping and option Use A Die (2nd entry)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

Hope you can join us this week, and I look forward to seeing your entries. Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see more fab inspiration from the rest of the team. Thanks for visiting and hope you have a great weekend..


Sarn said...

It’s an absolutely adorable card Pauline.
Personally I can’t see anything wrong with pink for a girl and blue for a boy - but times have changed!!! I’m just an old dinosaur!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mervi said...

So adorable little teddy, cute colours and perfect card;-))m

Linby said...

It's gorgeous and I think the colour combo works well.

Elaine Stark said...

This is beautiful. I love the papers and image. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Buffy said...

Soo cute, lovely colour pallette.
Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week.
Buffy (DT) xx

Nat said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining in with my theme at PFM

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card, love the colours you used. Thanks for joining TTCRD and Stamping Sensations challenges. anesha

Pat said...

What a sweet image on your lovely card, great colours, thanks for playing along with us at Fab’n’Funky.

Pat xx

Ellibelle said...

How cute this is, Pauline! An adorable image and so nicely colored, great choice of papers that coordinate so well, and I a amazed at how realistic your faux stitching is. I was even thinking how good you must be with the sewing machine to switch out the thread colors so easily! (That's my major issue with the sewing machine.)
It's a truly beautiful card!

brenda said...

A pretty and colourful creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations January challenge.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a gorgeous card Pauline, I'm sure everyone will love it. I love the very sweet and adorable image which you have coloured beautifully to match those pretty papers.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card, the LOTV bear is so cute and I love the pretty papers.
Lorraine x

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous card Pauline and I love the colours! xxx

Lee said...

A really pretty card ideal for a litte girl.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

As you know I love LOTV. Gorgeous colouring on this cute stamp, fab card, she will love it

Wendy L said...

The papers look good, gorgeous card Pauline, xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a pretty card! The touches of sparkle from the glittery cardstock panels and #1 look wonderful 😁. Thanks so much for joining our 'Sparkle and Shine' challenge at Country View Challenges! Hugs Jo x

Janice said...

Gorgeous card, love the design and cute image. Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft, we hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

Dawn said...

How lovely. I love the soft colour palette and the cute bear. Thanks for joining in at the daring Card makers. x

Maria said...

A beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

Squirrel x said...

Fabulous make, thanks so much for sharing and for joining the AYLI Favourite Colouring Medium challenge. Hugs Squirrel x PS. Get colouring missus, want to see more from you!

laurie said...

So the layers! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us Challenge!