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Apr 28, 2018

All About Pets and Papercrafters' Linky Party 13

Happy Saturday! I hope you are enjoying some nice spring weather. We've had a beautiful spring week, trees are finally beginning to bloom and the birds have not stopped singing. It's about time!!!

Saturday means we have a new challenge for you at the Allsorts challenge blog, and it also means a new Linky has been posted at the end of this post for Papercrafters' Linky Party. Remember at Papercrafters' Linky Party anything papercrafts goes, it's just  fun feature here on my blog for papercrafters to share what they've been creating so it can be new or recently made. If you'd like to share something simply scroll down to the end of this post.

At Allsorts challenge,  Brenda is our host this week and she picked the theme of "All About Pets" in honor of National Pets Awareness Month (in the UK), so this can be cats, dogs, mice, hamsters, rabbits, canaries, fish, maybe even horses or donkeys...and many more!

Of course I had to use one of my cat stamps, I've actually had this stamp for some time now (maybe 2 years) but never used it. Hard to believe, but there are so many stamps to use and only so many hours in a day. Glad I finally got it out because it's sooooo cute!!!!

The image from the set Critter Time has been heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper using Versafine onyx ink and clear embossing powder, then watercolored with my Zig Clean Color brush markers. The sky and grass portion were also watercolored with these markers, then I used a stamp from the set Enjoy Life by Penny Black to stamp the grass using Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. The trees were diecut using Penny Black's die Beneath the Birches die set and I inked them with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I added some leaves which were punched using an old Martha Stewart punch and a few prima flowers secured with brads finish off the card. Sentiment is one of the stickers from Tim Holtz'  Quotations Stickers Set.  I wanted to leave a white border so I just used Bristol Vellum paper again as my card base. 

I am also playing along here:
Tuesday Throwdown  ATGoes this week
House That Stamps Built - ATGoes this week
Paper Shelter Challenge -  Die Cuts (trees, leaves)
4 Crafty Chicks - Less is More 
As You Like It Challenge  - Favorite Animal and Why Cats-  they are part of our home for about 8 years now and as much as they can annoy you, they are so much fun to have around and their cuteness lets them get away with anything!
Di's Digis Designs - Include an Animal 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Spring Flowers or ATGoes
Crafting With An Attitude Always Anything Goes
Star Stampz Challenge -  Hand Coloured Image 

Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Crafty Gals Corner -  Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes 
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes


Papercrafters' Linky Party 13

A big thank you to everyone who shared in last week's Linky Party. I had lots of fun visiting your blogs, such great inspiration again!
This week the top pick was................


Janice shared this fun card:

I think this is a brilliant idea and so perfect!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Congratulations Janice, your top pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your blog if you like to. 

If you would like to share a papercraft this week, simply use the linky tool below. Remember anything papercraft goes and it can be new or recently made. I can't wait to see what you've been creating! A top pick will be announced here next Saturday!

Thanks so much for visiting. I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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brenda said...

Morning Ellie,

Well our trees are bursting into leaf and bloom, but Spring weather is far from evident, a few nice days last week and this week nothing but rain and temps down to 9 deg.

It's an adorable image swinging in his hammock among the blossom, perfect for my theme and also the time of year.

B x

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love the cat in the hammock!! Congrats to the winner!
Have a great day!

Fikreta said...

so adorable card!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING that kitty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wendy L said...

Love the cute image Ellie, great card, xxx

Kathleen said...

Super image Ellie and love the way you have done the tree, really super card.
Have a good week.

Kath x

Mervi said...

Super idea, gorgeous and so cute cat card;-))m

Cards By MI said...

Lovely looking card with lovely image and design. Love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us over at TPS this week.
Love n hugs

Esther Asbury said...

I love the super cute card you linked up to The House That Stamps Built! Fun tree tops with punched leaves and flowers!

Heather said...

This is adorable!! Such a cute image and it's fun how you placed it sooooo high up in the trees; makes me smile. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and Di's Digi Designs.

Darlene said...

OMG what a cute image! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Leaves’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Paddington fan said...

Another stunning card Ellie! I love your cute kitty snoozing in his hammock, a lovely scene. Thank you so much for joining us again over at PBSC this month, love Jacky x

Janice said...

Thank you so much Ellie for choosing my card as your top pick, I am thrilled!
I do love your cat sleeping in the hammock, your card is gorgeous.
Janice x

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Love that cute cat stamp and you have colored it so adorably. Thanks so much for playing in our Die Cuts challenge at The Paper Shelter this week. Hugs:)
Audrey DT

Amy Johnson said...

Yes, spring finally made it to Wisconsin too! It certainly lifts the spirits, doesn't it? I love your cat card! And of course you'd use a cat image...I would too! So cute!

OlgaB said...

Such a sweet image.
Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
Hope see you again.
Hugs from Africa!

Tracy said...

What a fabulous creation Ellie, I love that image, and your little scene looks great too.
Happy Crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Great card Ellie and love the fun PB stamp. x Susan x

Jana Forrest said...

I just love your card. The kitty is adorable. thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon! DT~Jana Forrest

Brenda said...

Such a fun card, your kitty is darling and I so agree with cats getting their way with things. Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI Challenge!

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Fab card, thanks so much for joining us over at The Crafty Addicts!!
Hugs Donna (DT)

Squirrel x said...

Such an adorable make! Thanks so much for sharing your kitty with us at AYLI. Hugs xx