Jun 15, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 524: Travel

Hello and welcome! It's time for new theme at Allsorts challenge. Lynn's turn to host this week and she picked the theme of "Travel" - perfect for this time of the year! Hope you can join us for a chance to win a fantastic prize by  Swedish House Crafts!

I thought this cute cat stamp by Penny Black was perfect for this theme and it's been a while since I last used this stamp. I paired it with a large background stamp I chose from Just for Fun Rubber Stamps when I was one of their design team members a few years ago. My Tonic stamp platform came in really handy for this large stamp, as I had to ink it up twice to get a good impression. I used Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide for stamping.

The cat has been stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and colored with Distress Markers and Zig Clean Color brush pens. Sentiments are Quotations Sticker Sentiments by Tim Holtz. The twine I've had for a long time - a huge roll I won several years ago. It may have been by The Twinery, but I can't find a link to it anywhere. The card base is Stampin Up's Real Red card stock.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend with plenty of sunshine. It's Summer performance day for my daughter's dance studio today. This  year they are doing The Swan Princess, based off the Swan Lake ballet. It's always such a joy to watch their performance!

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  1. Wonderful card Ellie, xxx

  2. Your card is adorable and perfect for the travel theme. I love the image and your use of the post card stamp background. Red, white, and blue twine is the perfect detail. Thank you for inspiring me to take note of the small things when creating something special.

  3. Adorable card! Love the cute cat!
    Have a great day!

  4. What a cute travel card! I love the background and all the sentiments.

  5. Soooooooooooooo cute!! LOVING that kitty!!!!

  6. Love your cat - it looks fab against the layout you did. Enjoy the ballet.
    L x

    1. Thank you Lynn. I'm sure we will :)

  7. It's a perfect background stamp for the kitty, I wonder where he's off to with his camera? Enjoy the ballet, it doesn't seem a year ago since the last performance. B x

    1. Thanks Brenda. He surely looks ready to travel the world :-)
      Last performance was in December, so it's been only 6 months ago. And another one coming up in December. Glad she enjoys performing!

  8. Adorable card!! That Penny Black cat is very cute and love the background!!
    Congrats for your daughter's ballet, you have to be very proud of her!

  9. This is fabulous Ellie, perfect image.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Really super card Ellie, love the image, background and sentiments.

    Kath x

  11. So cute, I have the stamp too, but haven't used it for ages!
    Gorgeous design, beautiful card;-))m

  12. Somehow I missed this fabulous card Ellie - love the image and you have featureded it against a fabulous background.


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