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Feb 11, 2023

All About Hearts... and Cats

Hello everyone, it's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. We have another fun optional theme this week and it's "All About Hearts". We'd love to see hearts included on your creations but you may share any of your new crafty makes for a chance to be entered into the prize drawing or be in the top 5.

For today's card I decided to go with one of the cute stamps from the set Penny Black set Jazzy Cats. It could be used as a Valentine's Day themed card but I went with non- traditional Valentines Day colors which I think makes it perfect for a male recipient who likes cats and music :)

I started out by stamping the image on Bristol Vellum paper, colored with Zig Clean Color markers then fussy cut. Inspired by this week's MFT sketch I wanted to use some patterned paper and found this green dotted paper in my box of scraps which I think coordinates well with the color of the piano.

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I kept the card in a CAS design by just adding the sentiment and a few tiny die cut hearts cut out from a snippet of blue inked card which was really small enough to throw out but I rescued it, was going to pop it over to Snippets Playground, but afraid I'd be in the naughty corner as I've linked too many challenges below :) I thought about doing a little stenciling but the open space appealed to me so I simply inked the edges with Blueprint Sketch ink and did paper piercing along the left side before adhering to the card base. The sentiment is part of the same set Jazzy Cats, stamped on yet another snippet.

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  1. It’s a wonderfully happy card Ellie. I like the extra little touch of the paper piecing too.
    Yeah, no one wants to be on the naughty step, or worse still - have to do 100 lines!!!! Xxx

  2. As Sarn said a happy card, it brings a smile to your face looking at those cheery Cats faces ringing out their tune.

    B x

  3. Great sketch to use with this super cute Penny Black image and your coloring is fabulous too.

  4. Anonymous06:03

    This is adorable Ellie … fabulous combination of image and sentiment with great colouring and those cute little heart die cuts. Perfect.
    Pauline xx

  5. A fab card for a valentine with that sweet sentiment and happy cats.

  6. Adorable, love the layout, I have a daughter who has been playing the piano since she was 5 and really need to get this stamp! (she's a cat lover too) Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

  7. Love the green and blue and what a fabulous and happy image, beautifully coloured too xx

  8. Anonymous10:51

    Such a cheerful card, Ellie! Thanks so much for sharing with Word Art Wednesday this week.

  9. Tee hee, this brought a smile to my face and laughter in my heart! I love it! So glad you joined our "Hearts" challenge at Get Creative!

  10. Love this stamp so much - the cats are adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  11. So cheerful and truly brought a smile to my face!! You nailed the masculine part of our challenge with those blue hearts!! I'm guessing those kitties are singing a Blues tune!! :-) Thanks for playing along with our "valentine for a guy" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! -Deb Horst, DT #C4G315

  12. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—I saw this at the SSS Monday Challenge and came by for a closer look. I would love to have you come and play with us at Park Hopping My Happy Place Challenge; your card reminds me of Scat Cat from the Artistocats who can be found in the French Pavillion at Epcot, Disneyworld, FL. I hope you'll join the fun. Have a blessed and creative week.
    Cheers, Makira

    1. Thank you, I've not heard of the new challenge before. Linked it up :)

  13. So cute and so fun! I love that you used non-traditional valentine's colors for it too.

  14. A lovely stamp with which you have created a beautifully uplifting card - definitely brought a smile to my face.

  15. awww so cute and fabulous;-))m

  16. Oh how adorable! Love it!

  17. Oh my, Ellibelle, this is adorable, and I know you said you had too many challenges you were sharing with; but I think if you look at TSOT sketch it looks like their sketch also to me. Love it all. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and seriously look at the TSOT sketch, you'll lbe surprised.

  18. Too cute! Thanks for joining at The Paper Shelter #540 Something You Love

  19. What a gorgeous, fun card Ellie - love it! Thanks for the smile!

  20. Lovely and so cute! Great sentiment and stunning pic. And such a handsome colouring. You really created a very stunning Valentine´s Card. I looks so gorgeous ith those unusual blue hearts. By the way: Great implementing of the scetch.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with the Everybody Art Challenge.
    Hug Uschi

  21. Total süß und richtig toll, wie Du das Motiv wieder in Szene gesetzt hast!! Gundi

  22. Awww.... Adorable!!! Love, love, love this card!

  23. I love these PB cat stamps. I love it and your choice of colors make the card not "over the top" sweet and perfect for a man.

  24. Love, love, love that adorable image, Ellibelle. So glad you joined our "Something You Love" challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck to you, and hope to see you again. Hugs, Lori - DT

  25. This is so adorably CUTE, I love it!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT
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  26. This is so much fun! Such a fabulous job colouring your cats too!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  27. Fabulous fun card. Super stamp. Love that you used green tones. Beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing at Sisterhood of Crafters.

  28. Your card is so cute! Love the palette and that awesome image!

    Congratulations on your selection as one of our Master Rockers in 2022! Your work inspired and delighted us! Thanks so much for your support!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create

  29. The coloring on vellum and your fussy cutting skills are fabulous! These cats are just adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz! I hope to see you in the gallery again soon. Sue, DT


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