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May 11, 2024

Spots and Stripes in a Clean and Simple Way

Hello and welcome! A new challenge starts today at Allsorts and it's Lorraine's turn to host. For her optional theme she selected "Spots and Stripes" or you can choose the "Anything Goes" option. We have prizes from Stampendous for weeks 780 and 782. Next week we are celebrating Allsorts' 15th birthday and we'll have a special prize package for the special event :)

Thought this challenge was a good opportunity to use up some of my patterned papers that seem to be multiplying so I selected a few dotted and striped papers to see what I'd come up with. But in the end I went with just 2 thin strips of papers and made a CAS style card to keep the focus on the mice.

These cute mice are from the set So Sweet by Colorado Craft Company. I purchased it about a year ago but this is only my second time  using it. 

The critters were stamped with Memento Tuxedo ink and colored with Copic markers then I used a small circle die to cut each one out and added to the card with foam tape. The sentiment is part of the same stamp set. Before adhering the card front to the base I tied some jute twine around it. Some stickles glitter makes the treats sparkle. 

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brenda said...

An effective way to incorporate both spots and stripes Ellie and those three little Mice are so sweet (literally with the cakes). It's a great design. Many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

B x

Carol L said...

This is cuteness overload in triplicate! Loving those hungry mice images and the great use of stripes and dots!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Ellie I love this CAS style card those little critter images are so cute I also love the spots and stripes with the twine a super card
lolo x

Pauline C said...

Brilliant design Ellie, you have certainly made a wonderful focal point with your adorable mice, and the small strips of spttiness and stripeyness work perfectly with it!
Pauline xx

Linby said...

Great use of those little mouses and a touch of glitter too. Thanks also for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

Sarn said...

Oh those mice are so sweet. Love that you gave each of them a circle to play in. Great colouring. xxx

Chris said...

It's a fabulous design- love those cute mice with their delicious treats ! Thank you for sharing at Crafty Calendar and Stamping Sensations

Gail said...

Those mice are so cute with their treats!
It's a great design!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable CAS Ellie, such clever way tu use the dots and stripes prompt and those mice are so cute, great design!

Becca S said...

Super cute birthday treats card!!! I'm sure mice celebrate with food all the time!!! :) Thanks for sharing at FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen Challenges! --Becca

Melanie Hungerford said...

Darling little mice! It's nice to know that there are other people whose patterned paper collections grow on their own! Great CAS card, thanks for joining us at Simply Clean & Simple.

crafty-stamper said...

Great card and design-love the cute mice.
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Carol DT x

Darlene said...

LOL Just adorable! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Simply Clean & Simple challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B, Word Power

Karen Petitt said...

Great use of spots and stripes and the mice are adorable. Thank you for sharing your card with us at We Love Stamping Challenge.
Karen x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love how you used the spots and stripes, and love those fun mice too, a super card. x

Joanne said...

That is an adorable card! You have some of the cutest little animal and fantasy image stamps.

Sarah said...

What a fabulous way to display the spots and stripes. Love this card, great images and wonderful sentiment...I feel a spend coming on!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous design using these fun little mice characters, and chocolate too! Yummy!

Helen said...

Love this - really cute images and a great CAS layout.

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Helen x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a beautiful way to use spots and stripes together Ellie and those mice are adorable! Great idea to highlight the treats with a bit of sparkle too! Vicky x