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May 15, 2021

"Jazzy Cats" and Yellow Polka Dots - Handmade Card

Hello and welcome! 

It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge, this week we're making it very easy and it's simply "Anything Goes" so hope you'll play along with us for your chance to win a wonderful prize from WOWVOW

As a side note, next week Allsorts is celebrating 12 years of challenges, there is some info about that at the end of this post, along with some DT search info for Allsorts challenge, so do scroll down to the end of the post to find out more!

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For this week's card I decided to use one of the cute stamps from Penny Black's "Jazzy Cats" along with the stencil Circle Explosion by TCW

I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo ink on Neenah 80lb card stock then colored with a mix of Copic markers. I stamped the image a second time on a post-it note, fussy cut and placed over the colored image to use as a mask. 

Next I stenciled the dots onto the background using distress inks Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey with an ink blending tool

The black sequins were part of a Monthly Hero kit, the February 2019 kit to be exact.

Before adhering the card front to the base, I ran it through my big shot machine using one of the "Wonky Stitches" dies. The card base is from Michael's, their 110lb heavy weight card stock by Recollections.

Below is a closeup, unfortunately it's a little blurry...

The sentiment is part of this cute cat set, it's been stamped using Versamark ink and then heat embossed using detail white embossing powder. I glued the sentiment onto the card but also used a stapler on the side and put some yellow ribbon through it.  

Next week, May 22nd Allsorts is turning 12 and we're celebrating by giving away 12 wonderful prizes, so do mark your calendars and we'd love for you to share our logo on your blogs too to help us spread the word! There will be a main prize which is the Heartfelt lot, and then the other products in the logo below will be divided into 11 prizes for a total of 12.

Next week we will also be introducing 2 new design team members and we are still looking to add one more DT member! To be considered, all you have to do is join our "anything goes" challenge this week and mark your entry with DT behind your name when linking up your project. Since we are a blogging challenge, you do need to have a blog in order to be considered. 

Note: We are a weekly challenge and some weeks can be very busy. As a DT you will be expected to create something for each weeks challenge using your own products, comment on entries of the numbers allotted to you and write a challenge and winners post approximately every ten weeks.

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Recent posts you may have missed:

I'm linking up here:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge  - use PB stamps opt. CAS // Just Add Ink  - Just Add "G" (Gray Cats) // Fab n Funky - Embellish it (sequins and ribbon used) // House That Stamps Built - Sew Special // Simon Says Stamp - Stencil It // The Paper Funday  - Anything Goes // Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes // A Place To Start - Anything Goes // Path of Positivity - Anything Goes w/Twist "your own Environment" (my environment include 2 cats but sadly no piano!!) // Use Your Stuff - Stencils // 


  1. Gorgeous simple card design, cute cats, fabulous card;-))m

  2. A cheery and fun element with those cute PB Cats and perfect matching sentiment Ellie.

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda! These PB animals always make me smile :)

  3. A lovely fun bright cheery scene here. It's great.

  4. Cute card! Love the cute cats!
    Have a great day!

  5. This is just too cute! Love the yellow polka dot background.

  6. That is a brilliant must have stamp.i have at least two people that a card using it would go down so well. I love your card and colours. Hugs Mrs A.

    1. It's such a cute stamp for sure, and it was a must have for me :)
      Thanks for visiting!

  7. This is so adorable. I am a big cat lover. Great coloring!!

  8. Such a fun and cheerful card!

  9. How cute and also so fun!! I love cats and this couple with that sentiment makes me smile very much!! :) So clever!! Fabulous background too, it adds a lot of interest!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous Ellie - love that sweet image, and the way you have stenciled the background is perfect
    Stay safe

  11. wonderful card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  12. What a cheery design. I just love the background, so pretty. #MMBC.

  13. Such a cute design! The yellow is so cheerful too, especially with the pretty ribbon :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

  14. Wow! this is gorgeous. You've got some mad coloring skills and I love the stenciled background! Thanks for joining our challenge at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT Coordinator

    1. Thanks Tammy! I'm not so thrilled with my coloring though, maybe I'm overthinking it!!

  15. What a sweet card Ellie. Love those adorable cats, awesome sentiment and great background.

    Thank you so much for joining us during our current challenge over on the Path of Positivity. Good luck in the draw!

    ☺ Lisa D.
    Path of Positivity – My Challenge Blog!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – My Personal Blog!
    Owner & Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

  16. A delightful creation, a fun image, I love this card.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. These cards you make are really really cute! You should make a little video!

    1. Thanks so much!! I wouldn't have a clue how to do a video LOL.

  18. So adorable!! I love it.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART MAY 2021 Linky challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  19. Such a cute card! I love it!

  20. I love this - it is amazing!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  21. Oh!! This is so cute!! I LOVE your color combo and that fabulous circle stencil!! Great sentiment to go along with this sweet image, too! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  22. Great Card and love that image. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  23. Back again, and again, great work here. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  24. Hi Elliebelle! I saw your card on A Place to Start and had to come by for a closer look. So adorable and love your coloring. I want to invite you to visit Inspiration Station and enter your card! Stop by and see if it's for you:

    1. Thanks so much, unfortunately I can't enter this one as it was posted before your last challenge went live, but will keep an eye on future challenges and will try to join in another time!

  25. Ellibelle, this is the cutest card ever - I just LOVE that cat!
    Thank you SO much for sharing your creativity at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    I'm SO excited to feature you at this week’s party (#488).

  26. Oh my gosh, Ellie, this is so adorable! I love the jazzy cats! Thanks for linking with me.


  27. Gorgeous coloring! Brilliant card!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  28. So adorable and what a great card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and we hope to see more of your designs! Donna

  29. A very cute and sweet CAS card! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT


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