Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Ellen Hutson 11th Anniversary Blog Hop (Day 2)


Welcome! Today, I'm thrilled to be hopping with some very talented ladies in the 2nd Day of Ellen Hutson's 11th Anniversary Blog Hop!



It took me forever to come up with this card. Only because when I was asked to participate, I was told to use my favourite Essentials by Ellen products. I completely freaked out! Favourite?! What?! That's like choosing a favourite child!! Haha! I went through all my EBE sets again and again. When I finally settled on Bold Blooms and Bold Blossoms (with some help from Modern Christmas), this seasonal card came together quickly.

I love the dreamy quality the soft colours give this card.

Happy Anniversary, Ellen! I wish you many, many more!

PS - there are PRIZES! Check out the CLASSroom for all the details!

The next stop on the hop is the fabulous Donna Mikasa!


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127 comments:

Debra Rumpza said...

I love this! beautiful colors.

Jackie Parkins said...

Love this! You do the cleverest things with die cuts. I have this set and never would have thought to use it this way - but I will now! Thank you :-)

cm said...

How clever - and absolutely gorgeous - your transformation of your favourite set into a poinsettia! As always, marveling at your creativity! LOVE this!
Hugs~carol

sentsue said...

Striking card. Love the glitter detail on the edge. Beautiful work.

Pati said...

What a cute design using the leaf dies to make a flower! I also really like the subtle color background, the glitter border and that MC font.

Christy Bray said...

I just love everything about this card! Color, content, design - it's all fabulous!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

So pretty, and what a clever use of this "non-Christmas" set.

I Card Everyone said...

Ardyth your card is gorgeous! LOve the soft, subtle coloring... and so happy to hop with you today!
=]

brinkleyboy said...

Well you are inspiring some creative uses with several sets. Love the coloring on this too!

Tracy A said...

Beautiful and creative. I never thought of using leaves as flower petals.

Carol Didier said...

Some of your designs just make me gasp... this is definitely one of those! Sheer genius.

Nicole Maki said...

This is my favorite card. So pretty!!!

lrzepeda said...

Beautiful love the way the background looks

donna mikasa said...

Oh I love the tropical feel of your card! CAS perfection, Ardyth!

Deborah Kaye said...

I really like how you used the leaf die to make flower petals. This is lovely!

conil said...

Have no idea how you picked this favorite, but, oh so, glad you did. Love the ethereal quality you've created. It's lovely.

Scrapperdipper said...

I saw this card on Instagram before I started the blog hop. It is so beautiful. Thanks for your video, too!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful.
The shading is amazing.
thanks for sharing.

~amy~ said...

I always enjoy your clever sense of style. This is a beauty!

Betty Keefe said...

how creative to use those leaves to make your christmas flower - just lovely!

Tracey McNeely said...

A gorgeous card and a video Ardyth! Love love love! Those dies might be one of my forgotten about favourites too! Love your creativity!

Barbara said...

How pretty! I love the soft colors, too!

Marianne said...

Love what you did with the leaves and love the flow of the colors

Sue McRae said...

Love the inking of the petals, it really makes the flower glow in all its beauty!

Sandy said...

Wonderful card, loved how you used the leaves and how you colored everything.

mtscrapgal said...

The leaf die cuts made a great flower. Thanks.

SkyPixie17 said...

Never would have thought to use LEAVES like that! Amazing! Love the colors too!

gabriella said...

Very elegant, I love how simple it is yet stunning. Great job with adding little amounts of color

Cynthia Cole said...

Gorgeous card!

Geri Stuart said...

Very clever coloringwith the die - beautiful but simple card!

Unknown said...

A great reminder to look at your supplies in different ways for unique, one of a kind cards. Thanks for the reminder. A leaf can be a petal!
Lu C

A Tad Bit Off said...

Great idea!

Renee M said...

So pretty! It kind of reminds me of something you'd see in a kaleidescope, but magnified. Such a clever use of the leaf die! :)

SmilynStef said...

I think it's my favorite too ... still trying to narrow down myself ... also aspire to do videos like you one day ... they are fantastic.

Ericka Strange said...

Great idea and love the soft colors. So pretty.

Susanne Vargas said...

Saw the video already on IG (btw absolutely love your videos there!) and am amazed that you saw a poinsettia in these leaves! You are so creative and clever! Also love the glitter frame!

Eileen M said...

How cool is that! I just love that you made a flower from a leaf! Amazing!

Julie Steed said...

This is gorgeous! I like that it looks different than a typical poinsettia card and kinda modern. Beautiful.

Wendy Little said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors you used.

Humbelle said...

Beautiful card! What a clever design!

Laura Chiesa said...

That's a really pretty card!!

Gwen said...

Love your modern, graphic take on the poinsettia! Very clever and great shading with these colors!

Momcat said...

I love this card, it's a contemporary take on a traditional flower.

Memories by Manda said...

Cool card - love the glittery edges.

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

WOW!!!! Love This Beautiful, Colorful, CAS Creative Work of Art! My <3 melted when I laid eyes on this CAS Design! Great Job! Well Done!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your card is precious!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Awesome colouring!!! Love your darling card!!!

Patt H. said...

A perfect Christmas card! Love the clever use of leaves & the simplicity of this pretty card.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

What a strikingly, beautiful modern poinsettia- it's a wonderful card!

V Hamen said...

Great idea. Thank you for the inspiration. Definitely want to steal this idea of making a flower from leaves.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love the colors in this pretty bloom! It feels so fresh and modern!

Franka M. said...

Love the bright pink and green. Thanks for sharing your technique on the video.

Chris Handy said...

Lovely card, love the colors.

happyscrap said...

Beautiful ink blending on this pretty card you created. Thank you.

Dee Earnshaw said...

striking card - love the pattern and colors:)

sabbycat said...

Such a pretty card.

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops b/c they inspire me to create. Thank you to all of the talented artists for sharing their beautiful creations.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome use of the leaf die! Love your beautiful card!

Jean said...

Simply delightful!!!

Stacy Sheldon said...

I love how you shaded the colors on this :)

Carol ScrappyDayz said...

Your card is wonderful! Love how you die cut and put together all the pieces! Coloring is great as well!

Beth said...

Interesting new use of the die. Need to keep my mind open to the different ideas!

Kdennison said...

What a lovely, delicate card! Thanks for inspiring

Amy M. said...

Beautiful card! I love the simple elegance <3

Margery C said...

Really beautiful card. Love the soft colors and the bolder colors in the middle.

LauraJane:) said...

This is such an amazingly simple, yet effective idea Ardyth! Could be used for ALLLL the seasons:)

Glorie said...

Great idea to use the leaves for the petals. Very pretty.

Janet D. said...

This is lovely, what a great design and so clever!

Louanne said...

I LOVE this card!

pcm said...

leaves as petals? brilliant!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

What a perfect poinsettia. Love the soft colors. Thanks!

Amy McCue said...

I love the way you made the poinsettias with a leaf! So clever!

Olga Matyushevskaya said...

Beautiful card!

Joy Meadows said...

Such a pretty card and so simple too. Love it!

Robyn said...

Great use of the leaf die! So creative.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love the way you used the bold blossom leaves! Fantastic idea! I will have to remember that! Pretty card!

paper heart scissors said...

Wonderful Holiday use of non-holiday, and the soft colors are so nice. Peaceful.

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful card!

Pat McCleary said...

Such a clever execution- perfect flower.

Grenouille Greetings said...

A clever and very pretty poinsettia using this leaf die! Beautifully CAS! Happy Birthday Ellen and Congratulations to the whole team!

Tami B said...

What a clever idea & the results are great!

Iris said...

Gorgeous card - love how you used the leaf die to make the flower.

Marcia said...

Love the vibrant colors you used!

Edy said...

Unique card, Ardyth.

Ruby N said...

pretty!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your pretty card!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful and absolutely genius! Thanks for the inspiration!

Christine said...

I love the bright modern look.

Anita in France said...

Bold, bright and wonderfully festive, Ardyth ... such fabulous impact! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Cat Craig said...

Brilliant.

Kristie Goulet said...

Love this! You are so creative, Ardyth!!!

JanetB said...

What a great way to use those dies! (I would never have thought of it.) Thanks for the video, showing us how to make your card.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow !! That's a wonderful card !

Karthikha said...

What a creative idea!! Clever take! It is so pretty :)

dinosaur said...

I never would have thought of that! Very pretty!

Greta said...

Just love the look of this card, Ardyth! You'd think I had seen your card before I made my entry, but actually I didn't. I just love the Bold Blossoms dies, too!

Jeannean said...

Very sweet idea with the die!! Great Christmas look!

Sue LD said...

Very pretty. I like the colors.

Karenajo said...

Love your simple idea to make a very stunning card ! Thanks for sharing !

Dixie Cochran said...

Well, that's the best card design I've seen all day! Clever!

D.Ann C said...

I'm crushing over that gorgeous edge 'frame' and those bright ombre petals!!

Stef Perry said...

The ink blending and bright colors are gorgeous!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous card, love the vibrant colors and awesome ink blending. Such a clever way to use those awesome dies.

Momma K said...

Love the inlayed leaf flower + Distress Ink! Beautiful!

jan metcalf said...

THanks for sharing your technique!

Diane (fionna51) said...

Love the way you did this poinsettia, Ardyth. It's a beautiful, simple card!

Judie said...

This card is super gorgeous and unique! Thanks for sharing!

Maryam said...

Love the idea of this card.. and the colors are so bright and cheerful..

Bobby said...

What a creative way to make a poinsettia, Ardyth. This is lovely.

Kari V. said...

Seriously love this! You are brilliant!

Francine D said...

Beautiful and so creative! Love the colors and dimension!

Danielle Vincent said...

Absolutely LOVE this! Awesome use of dies! Bold and beautiful!

Joy Meadows said...

So unique! Love the way your used the die and the color blending is super beautiful.

Patty said...

This is awesome!! I never look at my stamps & dies enough to come up with a different use for them, but I am going to start!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

I am beginning to understand the problem people are having to chose one favourite product, these cards I am seeing are amazing & yours is also amazing, the colours are devine they would work all year round, wow x

Lieve said...

Beautiful card in great colours ! Great use of those dies; thank you for the inspiration.

Teresa said...

Lovely...thanks for sharing...

Andrea La Vigne said...

I love how you used a non-holiday die set to make a Christmas card! Great design, too. :) ~ Andrea

Linda M said...

Very pretty!

Ericka Strange said...

Such a pretty card and I love how you made it. Great job!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a SWEET Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Helen Budz said...

Love everything about this card--soft colors, clean and simple design. tfs

Mary-Anne V said...

Very elegant and creative. Loved the video!

Jodi Wayman said...

Such a cute idea for the leaf dies, great card!

Vivian C. said...

Great card. I like the gradation of ink on the die cut petals.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Beautiful blending!

NicoleN said...

Your coloring on this card is beautiful