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Jun 20, 2020

All About Pets at Allsorts Challenge

It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge where I am hosting this week. I selected a nice and easy theme about Pets. Hope you decide to join us for your chance to be featured as one of my top picks.

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I used an old wood mounted stamp from Penny Black, but I've only just purchased it from Etsy last year and I'm pretty sure this is my first time ever using it.

The stamp is called Beach Hammock, I can't find it anywhere at the moment and it's one of those items hard to find but if you check ebay or etsy regularly it might pop up at one time or another. 

I heat embossed using  Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and  Clear Embossing Powder then used Distress inks (Pumice Stone, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Antique Linen, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Fired Brick) and my  Zig Detailer Brush for coloring on  Bristol Vellum paper.

I added some gauze as an extra detail over the pattern paper which I've had for a long time. The dots in the sand were done with Stampin Up's old Itty Bitty Background stamp set and the sentiment is one from Tim Holtz'  Quotations Sticker Set.

Thanks so much for visiting!!

I'm hoping to link up with these blogs:

Cute Card Thursday - Summer // Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes // Simply Create Too- All Summer Long // Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Make Me Laugh // As You Like It Challenge - Favorite: Digi or Rubber - I choose rubber stamps because I have more control and options on how I use the stamp and find it quicker and easier // Little Red Wagon - Animal Antics // Paper Shelter - Color It // Simon Says Stamp - Summer Fun // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Fun in the Sun // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Pattern Papers // Sweet Stampers - Beginning with B (Beach) // The Crafting Challenge - Summer // Artsystamper Challenge - Vacation // Make My Monday - Summer Activities // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB Stamps
Always Anything Goes Card Challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Crafts Galore Encore // Classic Design Challenge // DL.Art Linky Challenge // Not Just Cards (F) // Lemon Shortbread // Through The Craft Room Door // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends // The Corrosive Challenges // Creative Fingers // QKR Stampede // Crafting With An Attitude // Brown Sugar (?) // Craft-Dee BowZ
Linky Parties:  

Artsy Fartsy // Thinking out Loud Thursday // Little Things Thursday // Thursday Favorite Things // Slices of Life (Encouraging Hearts and Home) // Creative Compulsions // Fridays at the Fire Station // Friday favorites //High Five for Friday // Friendship Friday // Funtastic Fridays // A Morning Cup of Joe // On the Edge // Friday Favorites // Best of the Month-- (first Friday/ month)
Party In Your Pj's // Tuesday Turn About // Wonderful Wednesday // Classy Flamingos // Welcome Wednesdays // Dare to Share // Inspire Me Mondays // Little Cottage Linkup // Love Your Creativity // Handmade Monday // Anything Goes with your Hosts (Mondays) // Craftastic Monday // Beautifully Made // The Happy Now // Hearth and Soul (starts Monday night)


  1. Love this card! Your coloring is great and the little fiber additions are terrific!

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  3. Fabulous card Ellie - I could just about see my cat there :). Great spoilt lump that he is...
    Loving your colouring, and that sentiment is perfect
    Stay safe

  4. That beach and hammock looks so inviting Ellie, great card for your theme which I think will be popular.

    B x

  5. Cute card! Love your coloring!
    Have a great day!

  6. What a lovely themed card. I really like the summery colours.

    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. :)

  7. Sooooooooo cute! LOVING that scene and the mesh!!

  8. How cute! I'll definitely introduce your blog to my pet-lover friend!
    Best Glove Review

  9. A really super background and a fabulous image, a really lovely card.
    Thank for the info on my stamp.

    Kath x

  10. It is a wonderful stamp Ellie, wonderful card, xxxx

  11. What a cute stamp! I am jealous of that cat.

  12. Wow... this is super cute, i love it.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  13. Lovely summer card, and amazing colouring!

  14. this is a fab image, I know several cats who behave like that lol! Well it seems like it.

  15. Fab card! That gauze is a wonderful touch. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  16. So fabulous and fun card to cheer up;-))m

  17. What a great card.
    Big Hug Bianca
    Sweet Stampers Challenges Blog.

  18. What a cool cat Ellie, it's got great detail. Fabulous creation
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  19. OMG! Oh to be that cat right now relaxing in the hammock with a tasty drink! Sounds like paradise! Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenges!

  20. Really cute card. Your coloring is beautiful. Thank you for participation in the Make Me Laugh Challenge on the Art Impressions blog. Jil

  21. What a stunning card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month. I would LOVE to be that cat in the hammock just now!! Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Blog Challenge and Facebook Challenge Design Team Leader)

    PS: With everything going on in the world with regard to the coronavirus, please stay safe and well

  22. What a darling little scene, I love your soft watercoloring. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at As You Like It Challenge!

  23. Wonderful work. Thank you for joining us over on the Simply Create Too Blog.

  24. Very cute. I am sorry I am so late commenting but I have and computer issues and no one available to fix it. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Crazy Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Myrna S. Design Team Member. Please also join us for our weekly Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Card Challenge at


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