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Jul 9, 2022

All Sorts of Animals at Allsorts Challenge

Hello and welcome! 

It's time for a new theme already at Allsorts, Lolo chose the theme of "All Sorts of Animals" for this week, so any domestic, wild, safari animals, even birds or bugs but no mythical creatures please for this challenge. We have two fantastic prizes to give away this week too, the AAll and Create "Love Birds" stamp set and a Bee Crafty Safari animals stamp set. Hope you'll join us for your chance to win!

I recently purchased my first bag of cherries this summer and that inspired me to ink up this cute image from the Penny Black clear set Micey Day which is hard to find but it appears that the exact stamp is also part of their clear set Homemade. 

Stamped with Versafine Onyx on Bristol Vellum and colored with Zig Clean Color and Distress inks. I used a white Posca pen to add white details on the bowl. Then fussy cut. I adhered the image on a scalloped circle die cut

I used this month's Four Season's Challenge mood board as inspiration when I started coloring the image and ended up getting several other ideas from the mood boards for my design, including the stripes (I used Altenew's Classy Stripes stencil) and the black printed paper which reminds me of the chalkboard on the first image on the mood board (see below).  

I added a sticky quote from one of Tim Holtz's quotations sets and decided to add some natural jute twine to finish it off. 

Here is a closeup:

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  1. It's a delightful image Ellie and has a lovely feel of Summer to it as well.

    Sorry I didn't get here last week, but looks to have been a good week thank you. Have a good break.

    B x

  2. Anonymous02:10

    My cherries are still pale. Love the colours, beautiful and cute card!
    Happy weekend and holiday;-))m

  3. Elly what a very beautiful card

    gr karin

  4. Oh how sweet is this card Ellie - I too love cherries, but we are a long way from our cherry season here :)

  5. Anonymous03:33

    This is adorable Ellie .. such a cute image and fantastic composition with all the elements coming together perfectly.
    Pauline x

  6. Oh that's so sweet. Penny Black really do make adorable images. xxx

  7. Adorable card!
    Have a great day!

  8. Oh so cute! I love cherries, but they are still too high in price so I haven't boughten any yet. Hopefully they'll come down in price soon.

  9. Lovely card and so much detail, but it all hangs together beautifully xx

  10. That is such a cute card - the red really pops with the black and white! :) Hope you are having a nice weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

  11. lol, love your art today. The little chef looks quite happy cooking the cherries : ) It is a beautiful layout.

  12. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge.

  13. A gorgeous card, love the design and the background paper works beautifully to focus on the sweet image.

  14. So adorably cute and such a beautiful design! Thank you for joining our fun challenge at Four Seasons!
    Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Four Seasons}

  15. Ellie, your card is so cute. Those mice are adorable. Great coloring. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Barbara DT

  16. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at Colour Crazy.

  17. That is such a cute card!

  18. I love the Micey day set, not sure I've ever used this one though. It looks wonderful on your card and with the fab background.

  19. This is absolutely adorable, I love the color combo!

  20. Cute mouse image I love it.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART July 2022 Linky challenge.
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  21. what a really cute image and love the background paper, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge, Tilly

  22. Oh ja es ist Kirschenzeit!!!! Dein gewähltes Stempelmotiv passt super in die Jahreszeit und Du hast es wieder ganz bezaubernd verarbeitet.

  23. Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this past week for our Stamp Act theme :) Hope you join us again soon.
    Diane - DT

  24. Mischievous little guys, Elli! Thank you for the opportunity to share and enjoy the talents of others.

  25. What a super sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge and please join us again soon when you're able.
    Karen L, DT
    The Four Seasons Challenge

  26. Hi Ellie it is lovely to be able to come visit after such a long time and what a little cutie this is I absolutely love the image it made me smile.
    lolo x

  27. This is such an adorable image.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  28. Cute card! I particularly love the black background paper, it elevates the design. Great palette! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  29. Congratulations! You were selected as a TOP ROCKER for the week of July 10 - 15, 2022 at
    613 Avenue Create ! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge
    The Design Team

  30. wow the little mouse is so cute and what a great creation overall Thank you for joining with us over at Love to Craft this month. hope to see you in further challenges
    Elaine DT

  31. This is brilliant! Gorgeous coloring of a so cute stamp!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts
    Galore Encore
    ~ DT Dagmara

  32. What a wonderfully sweet card Ellie. I love this cute little mouse and your great design and use of colour. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Love to Craft Challenge.


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