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Knitting and Fishing – Ellen Hutson Bloghop!

Hello, and welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! You should be arriving from Lisa’s blog – if not, then pop over to the start of the hop at The CLASSroom!

I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets – in TWO videos – on my post today! (Since there are two videos today, I’ve only got one more video coming this week – on Friday.) Scroll down for giveaway info and for the supply lists are below each video.

Sandy Allnock Knitted Birthday Card

Knitted Birthday Card: Sock Monkey

Sock Monkey has a bunny friend. And balloons! I looked up the monkeys on Google to check the coloration, and the monkeys are kind of a brown-grey color….so I used both. You could also swap the order – grey color on the monkey with brown lines. Either will create that mottled knitted effect! Watch the video below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

Supplies used for Sock Monkey card

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Sandy Allnock MrBear Goes to Ocean

Mr Bear Goes to the Ocean

For my second card, I decided it was time to get out distress markers – I haven’t used them in a while! I combined a few techniques here, both straight-up coloring as well as scribbling on the stamps for the background images to make them look like they’re in the distance! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies used for Bear card

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.


Hooray!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  

note: if you’re not able to leave a comment for the giveaway, leave comments on YT and I’ll pick from those too.

  • The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, August 23rd!
  • There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd
  • ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26th! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

 Your next stop is the amazing Teri Anderson!

Summer-2016 Release Links

242 thoughts on “Knitting and Fishing – Ellen Hutson Bloghop!

  1. Both cards are absolute;y fabulous as always. I love your coloring using any medium. I have fallen in love with that cute little bear. Thank you. You are awesome.

  2. Love the knit look of the monkey..and the bear has so much going on.

  3. Love both cards, Sandy! I have a real weakness for scenes on cards, so the bear card is my favourite.

  4. Adorable cards! Cute and whimsical

  5. […] up on the hop is the always phenomenal SANDY ALLNOCK!!! <– click to be taken to her blog. […]

  6. Super cute cards! Your coloring is alway so inspiring! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Love the Essentials by Ellen stamp sets! Your cards came out great! Thanks for the chance to win one, I got my eye on the Pineapple!

  8. Such cute cards. I would love to win a stamp set. They are so much fun.

  9. Wow…what fantastic cards! That sock monkey and bunny are adorable, and the bear and seagull on the beach are so fun. Your coloring and all the card details are fabulous!

  10. Eeekkkk!!! Look at these cute little scenes! Love them!

  11. Wow! I love these cards! Thanks for sharing some cool coloring techniques. I always seem to learn so much from your videos!

  12. Both of your cards are so very cute. A bear on the beach –I love it! and the “knitted” critters look so realistic.

  13. I love that bear at the ocean scene!

  14. Both cards are awesome! I adore sock monkeys and you did such a wonderful job with this one. The texture technique is fun since the socks that are used to make the sock monkeys have so much so much of it! Well done as usual tfs.

  15. Cute cards. Love how you added texture to the sock monkey and that you made a beach scene with the bear. TFS

  16. You really socked it to those cards! Fabulous ! Love the tutorials too !

  17. Sandy you never cease to amaze and inspire! Love you cards.

  18. Cool cards. You’re so good at building scenes and coloring!

  19. AWESOME cards, thanks so much for your awesome videos! Great release & hop!

  20. I am so loving that bear stamp. Love what you did with it!

  21. Love the beach scene you created-amazing inspiration! Thanks

  22. Wow they are adorable, especially that sock monkey!

  23. Super cute cards and beautiful colouring!!!

  24. Thanks for the great card inspirations! And thanks to Ellen Hutson for the giveaway!

  25. Thanks for the coloring tips. Your cards are great!

  26. Keep those distress markers out! You do beautiful creations.

    1. I look at your great designs- and think, I doubt I could do that! Then I read your positive directions, and say why not!! Thank you for sharing your talents!

  27. Wow… what an amazing job… You definetly make these sets shine. Thanks for showcasing them with your talent.

  28. I love watching you color. I have learned so much from your videos. My cards have gotten remarkably better since I found you. Love the clouds in the bear scene.

  29. Both of your cards are amazing Sandy and I loved you videos, I always learn something new from you so thank you!

  30. I love the knitted texture that you added. TFS

  31. Love both of your cards and your coloring. They are cute.

  32. Two totally adorable and fun cards, Sandy!

  33. I’m glad the sock monkey has so many options of things he can hold. I like the scene you created for the bear beach bum.

  34. Love learning all the different blending techniques. thanks for sharing

  35. I love the Salty Sea stamp.

  36. Wow- love the scenes you created for your cards. Mr. Bear Goes to the Ocean is so detailed- well done.

  37. Really cute cards! I’m just like sock monkey, my “bunny” needs to go! Great job as always. Thanks

  38. Love your use of combining stamp collections! Adorable monkey!

  39. So so fun cards. Love them, specially your coloring

  40. FUN & FABULOUS cards Sandy 🙂
    LOVE Mr Bear’s BEAUTIFUL beach adventure, ADORE your SUPER CUTE sock monkey – WOW – it is FILLED with STITCHES of INKY AWESOMENESS – LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and AMAZING colouring!!!

  41. Those cards just knock my sock monkey’s off…haha! Love your adorable designs.

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