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Feb 3, 2018

Stripes and Dots for Allsorts (and a NEW Linky Party!)

Good morning everyone!
Today I am sharing my card for the new Allsorts challenge, with the fun theme of

  Stripes and/ or  Dots,

selected by this week's host Kath. I used both because I always love a dot/stripe combo :) We have two wonderful prizes to give away this week, kindly sponsored by Digistamp Boutique and a die set by Sizzix. Hopefully you'll find some time this week to join us!

I'm in a bit of a Valentine's card mood so I decided to make Love themed card using a cute stamp from the Penny Black set Share a Hug. Love this cute cat with balloons and roses and isn't it perfect for a Valentine?! It's been heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper then watercolored using  Zig Clean Color brush pens. It's hard to tell on the photo, but I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to add a little bit of sparkle to the balloons and flowers. I love the subtle shimmer this brush gives the image, it just so hard to capture it with the camera.
The sentiment is part of the set So Very Much by Penny Black. It's also been heat embossed and then cut out using a circle die. I've added a strip of dotted paper behind the sentiment. Patterned papers are from my stash, I think by DCWV. I finished off the card by adding some  Jute Twine.
Finally I mounted the card front on a  Neenah Linen Cardstock  base.

This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission if you purchase through the links, this is at no additional cost to you. 

Also playing along here:
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge  - Circle or Square
Shopping Our Stash  - He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
Tuesday Throwdown  - Favorite Color (Teal - one of my all time favorite colors!)
Colouring in Scrapland -  Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter


Now onto some fun news, I have decided to start up a BRAND NEW linky party, the 


where any papercrafts are welcome and anything papercraft goes (as long as your creation is appropriate for the general public.)  To play along simply leave a link to a recent papercraft project below. Yes, this can be new or recently made (within the last week). Please no more than 3 entries per person. Other than that the only requirement is a link back here to my blog.  

I will post a new link up every Saturday and it will close at midnight Friday. During the week I will keep an eye on entries and choose a favorite or two to highlight the following week by sharing your card here with a link back to your blog.

I can't wait to see what you all have been up to in the craft room or studio!!!
Thanks so much for visiting!! 


Mervi said...

Sweet card, cute image and again fab design.
Congrats for the new linky thing; I may pop in someday...
Happy weekend;-))m

brenda said...

Loving the deign of today's card Ellie, it has a very fresh and modern feel to it.

Good luck with your new idea, I am sure it will be popular.

B x

Wendy L said...

Love your card Ellie, so cute, xxx

Marilyn said...


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo cute! LOVING that cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Johnson said...

So cute Ellie! I love how you did the sentiment! Congrats on your new link party!

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card Ellie, super image and a really lovely design, thank you.

Kath x

Cheryl Morgan said...

What a cutie . . . . .lurve your water colouring. X

Mummylade said...

This is absolutely adorable!

Anna said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week! Anna Dt

susiestacey said...

Beauitful card and who wouldn't fall in love with the kitty x Susan x

Tracy said...

Great design and fab stamp Ellie, So cute.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

creationsnz said...

Ellie, I love your cat card, so cute and such beautiful colouring. Thanks too for reminding me about allsorts challenge. Amazingly I had made my spots&stripes card with that in mind when doing the sketch, but forgot which challenge it was, so thanks.