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Sep 12, 2020

Allsorts Challenge 589 & Allsorts Challenge Belated 11th Birthday Celebration

Hello and welcome! 

It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and this week we are also celebrating Allsorts' 11th Birthday (belated) with lots of prizes! We have a set of Arteza real brush pens, a digi prize from Pinksy Doodles, a die set from Tattered Lace and a Studio Light Layering Flowers stamp set. 

In addition to the prizes up on the challenge blog, some of the Design Team members will be offering their own prize from their individual blogs, so be sure to visit each one if you'd like to be entered for those extra prizes. I'm giving away a Penny Black "Heart Bow" steel die and you can use the linky tool below if you'd like to enter the prize drawing.

Now onto the challenge, it's Lynn's turn to host and she chose the theme of.................

I love.............

This can be a technique, a type of stamp, type of embellishments, maybe a specific color etc., just include something you love and tell us what it is in your post.

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I love: Cats, Cute Animal Stamps, Coloring, Stencils, Distress Inks

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I knew I had to incorporate a cat into my card! I love cats!! This stamp is new to me although it's actually an older wood mounted stamp called Uplifting Occasion.  Stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. Then I colored using Distress inks, which is another item I love. I used the stencil  Circle Explosions by TCW and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. 

This fun sentiment is an oldie from Whimsy Stamps, from my time on their design team and unfortunately no longer available. Also stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

I made another card with the same stamp.

Here I fussy cut the image, layered onto white polka dotted embossed card stock and added it to a frame made with Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches dies. The sentiment "sending you smiles" is from the Penny Black sentiment set "Sweet Wishes". 

Below is the prize you can win from my blog. Penny Black's Heart Bow steel die. If you would like to be entered into the drawing, simply link your blog up below. It doesn't have to be a specific post, any post is fine or just your main blog. 

Please note, the drawing on this blog is only for the die below. For the prizes offered from the Allsorts challenge blog, be sure to visit the challenge blog and play along. And don't forget to stop by my team mates blogs too to see if there are other prizes to be won! You can find their blog links on the challenge blog as well.

Penny Black Creative Dies - Heart Bow, 1.7" x 3" -

Thanks so much for visiting!!


  1. Two pretty cards with a real old favourite Ellie.

    B x

  2. I love this stamp and yet don't own it! So pretty on the first card with the subtle colours and then a totally different look on the second card with the pop of colour.

  3. I love your cute kitty cards, thanks for the chance to win your gift for the big 11th birthday celebration : )

  4. Such adorable cards! Love how you created two different ones, my favorite is the second one as the polka dot background makes the element pop out so well!

  5. Darling image and two beautiful cards, it's always fun to see two cards with one stamp!Thanks for a chance to win. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Who wouldn't smile seeing this cutie cat, both lovely cards. Great background on the first too;-))m

  7. These are so FUNNY and ADORABLE!!! I loveeeeeeeeee them!

  8. Such a cute stamp! It would be great for Breast Cancer Awareness month too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. That is the funniest stamp ever! What an adorable set of cards.

  10. I love cat designs too, and this is such a fun image and adorable set of cards. Love the layered die frame and dotted swiss embossing on your second card so much! Linked up to my blog.

  11. Hello, Ellie! I think you and I love a lot of the same things, hehe. Both of your kitty cards are adorable! I remember reading a while back that you and your husband had caught the virus and I hope you are both doing okay with no lasting problems. Thank you so much for your generous giveaway - I just linked up! Wishing Allsorts a Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for the celebration and adorable inspiration!

  12. I always love that adorable image when I see it. And you always do it justice! Such adorable cards and your coloring always amazes me. Layers or no layers, these cards are purr-fect!

  13. Two super cards, a fabulous image with great colours and designs.

    Kath x

  14. Ah, how cute and fun!!! LOVE that kitty in both the versions!! Great designs!

  15. Forgot to say Thanks for the chance in the extra prize!

  16. Love it, a great stamp and sentiment, xxxx

  17. Two gorgeous cards Ellie! I love both the designs. Great stamp:)

  18. That Penny Black Stamp is brilliant isn't it? I can imagine any one of my cats using my undies like that! Great make x

  19. Both of your cards are so super cute. Love the background on the first one and love the stamp. I love cats to. Both cards would bring smiles to who ever receives them. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Day to You!

  20. Cute cards they are. I love colouring images too!

  21. That cat is just so cute and two great cards Ellie using this PB stamp and beautiful colouring on both, though I do love the large spots stencil on the first, but the wonky stitches die cut mat and background dots dry embossing also look great on the second. Thank you so much for giving away this MB die here on your blog. x

  22. I really love this Ellie, the subtle background is fabulous and your colouring on that great image is beautiful.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  23. You've made two very cute cards with this lovely stamp Ellie. Isn't it funny how you find cats in the most unexpected places! Vicky x

  24. I love cats too so these cards are just the cutest! I love that you used the same stamp for two different card designs, and that kitty is too much!

  25. Wow wat een prachtige creatie.
    Super mooi ingekleurd.
    Dankjewel voor je weg geef kans.
    Groetjes Elle-jeanne


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