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Mar 7, 2016

Critters and Creatures Linky Party 2 - March

Hello and welcome to a new Critters and Creatures Linky Party
It was wonderful seeing so many gorgeous and cute Critter and Creature entries. Thank you all so much for playing along!! Be sure to scroll down to the end of the post to see if you were one of the selected top choices.

As always, the theme is:
Anything goes with a critter or creature

 Spring and Easter are right around the corner, so I decided to color up these cute Easter Chicks from a Penny Black clear set. 

Image has been colored with copic markers on xpress it blending card. I added the die cut clouds (Memory box die set) to create a little scene and I inked up the background with mostly blue distress ink and some green on the bottom. A few prima flowers with brads and a little button with some twine were added as embellishments. The image panel has then been adhered onto an embossed card front using pop up tape.

Here is a close up:
And this is the inside. I used another cute stamp from the set. This sentiment is from an old retired Stampin Up Easter Set.
This card is listed for sale in my Etsy shop, if you are intersted.

Also linking up here:
AAA -  Embossing
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge-  spring
Catch The Bug - anything goes (2nd entry)
Hiding in my Craft Room - spring colours
Penny Black Saturday Challenge- March - Easter
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything goes with a twist:a touch of spring

Now onto the top choices from last month's entries...
It was super hard to choose favorites, I could have posted many more creations, so many gorgeous entries!! But I finally did manage, so here they are in no particular order:


copyright linda

Congratulations to the 3 of you! Below is your Top Choice logo to grab.
Image on logo has been used by written permission from Penny Black, inc. 

Can't wait to see what critter or creature everyone is inking up for this linky party!
You have until March 31st, 11pm CST to play along.

A few things to remember:
Main focus must be a Critter or Creature
Blog Post must include a link back here
Unlimited entries but they must be new posts (no back linking)
Combine with any other challenges
Find me here:

ETA 5/20/18:
To protect the privacy of those who entered this challenge, the linky tool has now been removed.


  1. A really sweet Easter image Ellie. Many thanks for getting back to me on the stitching, I am going to give the helpline of the machine a call to see why it might be happening when it's on the right setting.

    B x

  2. Soooooooooo cute! LOVING those chicks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I just love seeing cute Easter cards like this. So happy and pretty!

  4. What an adorable card. Those sweet little chickies and the pretty Easter colors are just charming!

    Congratulations to the Top Picks....esp to my crafty pal, Ike! Wonderful critter cards!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. Thank you for hosting. Your little chicks are such a cute card. Your coloring and choice of embellishments are just perfect! Your choices from the last challenge are stunning, too.

  6. Oh my gosh your little chicks are super adorable. I love the scene that you made to highlight this fun image and the texture behind is spectacular. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful gift with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #29.

    Tamie DT

  7. Sweet sweet card, I love the darling image and the pretty embossed background with it :)

  8. What a sweet card Ellie, beautifully coloured and mounted.

  9. A fabulous card Ellie. I have not seen this stamp before and it deerves a 10 out of 10 for cuten Who could not like those cute chicks. I love it when a card brings a smile to my face on a cold and dreary morning and yours did.


  10. Awww those little chick are adorable Ellie, lovely card x Susan x

  11. Thanks for picking my card in your top 3! Hugs!

  12. Anonymous11:49

    oh, i love the colours you've used on this very cute card ellie! i also love the flowers and the extras you've added to create a sweet scene. thank you so much for choosing my card as a top 3!

  13. Adorable Easter card and beautiful coloring, I love the inside too!
    Hugs, Tammy

  14. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog this week. Good luck in the draw. We'd love to see you join us again this week with another of your lovely creations.
    Jen Leeflang

  15. Absolutely adorable!!!

  16. YaY !!! Thank you for choosing my bunny gym card as one of your top picks :-D

    IKE xxxx

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  17. A great card - thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge

    Helen x

  18. Super duper cute card! Love the inside as well!

    Thank you for playing along with us at LPOCF!


  19. Thanks for the fun challenge! Your card is so lovely. Best, CG

  20. Hi Ellie - such a sweet Easter card. Love the images you've used and the pretty layout too! Happy Easter!
    Helen x

  21. What a great Easter creation...such gorgeous coloring!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

    ♥ Sue Kment


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