Saturday, 21 May 2022

Allsorts Challenge #677 - 13th Birthday Challenge

Good morning everyone, and welcome to a very special  Allsorts Challenge. This week we are celebrating the challenge's 13th birthday - woo hoo! So we are having a special celebration with several guest designers and a bumper crop of prizes for a host of lucky winners.

This week's challenge theme is fairly obvious and is

*** Anything For A Birthday ***

Our main prize is a bundle of Sizzix and Paper Boutique coloured card, DP's and Scrapbook kit. 

We also have 13 prizes (1 for each year of our birthday ... did you see what we did there??) of a stamp or stamp set - each one will be a surprise but they are from an assortment of well known brands.

Last but by no means least, Ruth Hamilton Design is offering one lucky winner 3 digi images of their choice from her store.

So … 15 prizes in total !! 😀 I'm sure you'll agree this is a bumper crop ... but you have to be in it to win it, so let everything else wait and get in your craft room !!

So without further ado .... here's my card for this week.

One of my friends very kindly gifted me a Lavinia Stamps voucher for my birthday, and the stamps I chose include,d the beautiful “Honeysuckle” and the cute little bee. I definitely wanted to use them for this challenge, and to give an impression of the honeysuckle climbing against a wall. I was also raring to try out my new Posca sparkle pens which were a birthday gift from another friend, so this card really does incorporate all things birthday !!

I cut a piece of white stamping card and lightly stencilled with a brick wall stencil and Distress Oxide in random patches. I then stamped and heat embossed my honeysuckle several times, then painted with Posca sparkle pens which I tapped onto a piece of spare card then picked up with a fine paintbrush …. I really loved the shimmery look this creates, and even mixed two colours to obtain a more golden green for the leaves.   I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment which was a mixture of words from two different co-ordinating Uniko sets - I think the font compliments the lines of the honeysuckle really well. I then stamped and embossed a couple of bees which I also coloured with Posca sparkle pen, with holographic glitter on the wings. I matted the panel onto black and then pearlescent rose gold cardstock and attached to my 7*5 card base, and finished off with some sparkly pink and golden orange Posca spatter.

Stamps: Lavinia Honeysuckle, Bee Mini; sentiment - Uniko;
Media: background - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink (Spun Sugar); Posca sparkle pens (pale pink, deep pink, orange, green) from a set of 8; Versafine Clair (Nocturne); clear embossing powder; holographic glitter;
Tools: Crafters Companion brick wall stencil from “Life Happens” set.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Card Concept #175 - May Flowers
(I was inspired by the colours/flowers in the mood board)

Colour Crazy #20 2022 - Anything Goes with Colouring
Craft Rocket #92 - Birthdays
Crafty Catz #596 - Anything Goes
Creations In Pink #46 - Anything Goes In Mainly Pink
Dare 2B Artzy (May) - Flowers (2nd entry)
Get Creative #111 - Use Flowers (2nd entry)
Happy Little Stampers: Stencils (May) - Anything Goes with a stencil (2nd entry)
Inkspirational - Use Something Gifted or Free
Make My Monday #174 - Springtime
NBUS #38 - Use Your Never Before Used Schtuff (3rd entry)
(All the stamps and Posca pens)
Sheepski #62 - For the Girlz (3rd entry)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Think Pink (2nd entry)
Sparkles #152 - Floral Frenzy (2nd entry)
Stamping Sensations (May) - Anything Stamped with option Floral and Fauna (3rd entry)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Use Your Stuff #448 - Use a Touch of Gold
We Love Stamping (May) - For a Lady (3rd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #543-544 - Anything Goes (3rd 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, including our guest designers who have joined us specially for this
 celebration. Thanks for visiting.


brenda said...

So pretty and feminine Pauline, Honeysuckle is so delicate and didn't know Lavinia had one, currently playing with a new TRR one.

B x

Linby said...

This is so beautifully and creatively done and your flowers really shine out.
Thanks for sharing with us t We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations too.

Sarn said...

That's a stunning birthday card Pauline. LOVE that shimmery colour for the honeysuckle. Nice stencilled background too. And who doesn't love a little honey bee or two? Brilliant! xxx

HilaryJane said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Love that honeysuckle stamp and those sparkly pens. I have heard others mention them so I am going to have to check them out as I love sparkle. Thanks for managing to get a photo that shows it off xx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautiful honeysuckle stamp and the little Bees
Carol x

Pamela said...

I love the mask you used to create a brick background and pair it up with the flower to create a beautiful spring card. Thank you for playing with us at MMM

Bernadet said...

Pauline, this is just so creative!

Ellibelle said...

Just beautiful Pauline! Love the sparkle pens and the brick wall is so effective behind the Honeysuckle!

Dena J said...

Perfect colors for your beautiful honeysuckle! They have such a delicious smell - such summery perfection in your card.

Vee Cassidy said...

Your card is so delicate and lovely. Yes, I did see what you did there:) Vee xx

Haven_mom4 said...

Oh so shimmery, love all the sparkle. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A gorgeous card
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Blog As I do Rodos

Angela said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this month at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Angela (DT) xoxo

Darlene said...

Oh Pauline, this is so, so pretty! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous card and design pauline, I love the shimmery petals on those flowers.

Pia S said...

Love the stamps you've used and the coloring - I've not tried these Posca sparkle pens but I'm now very tempted to get some. The suble brick background is a nice feature too. Thanks for sharing with us INKspirational

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm in love with your honeysuckle card, It is so VERY beautiful. it does look like it's climbing a wall, beautiful colour choices too. We've just added wires for our honeysuckle to climb the wall, so it could be a picture of what will be in future. Just Fabulous.
Thanks for your lovely visit.
Faith x

Carol L said...

The honeysuckle is so delicate and pretty, and I love that you backed it with soft bricks! The bees are so cute too, what a great birthday card for this big 13th celebration!

Jeni Mc said...

A beautiful card Pauline . I can almost smell that honeysuckle . You are a lavinia fan like me . Happy Allsorts birthday and thank you for your comments on my cards Jx

Viv said...

Such a stunner of a card Pauline, sorry I am so late returning comments issues again, Viv xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the honeysuckle with the soft brick wall behind, Pauline! So glad you shared at NBUS!! Linda, May Guest Designer

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is absolutely stunning. It's really creative and sweet. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept and please join us again soon.
Karen L, DT
The Card Concept

Mervi said...

Beautiful and so lovely card!
And thanks for sharing at We Love Stamping too;-))m


This so beautiful Pauline, love the stamp and your colouring.

I also want to take the opportunities to say 'thanks' for commenting on my blog posts. They're always so appreciated, and you're such a sweetheart...thank you. x

Aunty Sue said...

This is such a pretty card and thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week and good luck in the draw

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Pauline, the sparkly honeysuckle looks fabulous against the subtle stencilled wall.
Thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations, Avril x

cass said...

Pretty Birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative for our Add some Flowers Challenge.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a pretty stenciled background! It's so subtle and fabulous. Thanks for joining in at HLS Stencil Challenge

Tammy L said...

Beautiful card and some lovely layers! Thanks for joining us at UYS and hope to see you again soon. Tammy DT co-ordinator

Helen said...

Beautifully made, Pauline - a great scene.

Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge.

Helen x