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May 2, 2018

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - May Challenge

Happy Wednesday and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday post! It's a new month already and that means it is time for a new challenge! There were many wonderful entries last month and I decided to add top picks in addition to the random winner, so be sure to scroll down to see if you were the winner or a top pick.

For the  month of May I decided to set the theme of 

"For Ladies or Girls Only".

So get out your girly stamps, pretty florals, maybe ribbon or lace and make something pretty! I can't wait to see what you all come up with, and this should be an easy one....

I made a Clean and Simple Card today, using the Stamp Fluffy Passenger along with the Stencil set Oscillations.
Fluffy Passenger // Oscillations Stencil Set //  Rays Stencil // Tattered Rose Ink // Pumice Stone Ink // Stamp Platform

I stamped the image using Memento tuxedo ink (my go to ink when using copic markers) on Copic Xpress It Blending Card and then used copic markers for coloring. 

The Rays Stencil is by Stampers Anonymous. I used Tattered Rose Distress Ink  to add the sun ray design. One of the designs from the Penny Black  Oscillations Stencil Set was used to create a "road" pattern. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's Quotations Sticker set. (Yes, I admit I'm a little bit addicted to this sticker set and wish it came with even more sentiments!)  Framed the image panel using some dotted designer paper by Prima Marketing. I don't think the pack I used is still available - I used the paper pack called "Something Blue". No blue papers though in this pack, I think it's meant to be wedding themed papers. The card base is a simple white Neenah Linen textured card stock 80lb weight.

A little close up below....

The prize this month is a 

$5.00 Gift Certificate to Mo Manning's Digital Pencil Store.

Please note, this prize is not sponsored by Mo Manning, the gift certificate will be purchased by me once I  have the winner's email address (as the recipient's email address is required to purchase gift certificates.)

I am also entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Time Out 
Tuesday Throwdown Critter Crazy  (I'm thinking this pretty lady is critter crazy, as she is taking her dog on a bike ride :-)
4 Crafty Chicks Less is More 
Cute Card Thursday Pretty in Pink
Di's Digis Designs - Include an Animal 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Spring Flowers or ATGoes
AAA - Perfect Day
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Polka Dots
and a few "anything goes challenges:
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -   Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Imagine That! Creative Playground - Year Round Link Party
Colour Crazy Challenge -  Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends -Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

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There were some wonderful entries again last month, but there can only be one winner and therefore I decided to add a top 3 to the monthly challenge. First up is the winner, chosen by
The lucky number was:
That is Vickie.

Congratulations Vickie, please be sure to email me at ellibelle_blog at yahoo dot com by May 16th to claim your prize.

I am so sorry but in order to comply with the new GDPR regulations, I decided to remove all links to the top picks/winner.

And now onto the top 3 in no particular order:




Congratulations ladies, your top pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your blogs if you like to!

If you would like to join in this month's challenge, simply use the linky tool below.

Please remember to follow these simple guidelines:

You must follow the theme.
Enter up to 3 times with a new project.
You may combine with any other challenges.
Be sure to add a link back here to my blog.

Anyone not following these guidelines will unfortunately be disqualified from the drawing or top pick to  make it fair to all those following the rules. 

Please note: by joining and sharing in a linky party or challenge on this blog you grant the blog owner permission to post your first name, blog link and artwork you linked up here on this blog, should you be the selected winner/top pick of a challenge. Do not enter any linky tools if you do not agree to these terms. 

Furthermore, this is a public blog, meaning any papercraft you link up or any comments left on this blog will be visible and clickable by third parties. The blog owner is not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without permission. 

ETA: In order to comply with the new GDPR regulations, I have decided that all winners and top picks will be selected from non-EU entrants. It is my believe that if I post someone else's creation on my blog as a top pick, it should receive proper credit by linking to the top pick's blog (because isn't that why we share our creations in blog land), but because I do not want to break any regulations, I am no longer able to link to individual blogs from the EU. Thank you for understanding. 


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhh this is just gorgeous!!!!!!!!

brenda said...

A super card as always and fab colours and background as well Ellie.

B x

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!! Love that image! Congrats to the winners
Have a great day!

Kristine said...

Lovely card 💕 however Imagine That Year Round Linky is a customer link-up so must use "Imagine That Digistamps" only. I have freebies in my shop 😍 Thanks 💮

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card... love the image...
Thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx

Dorothy S said...

That image is great - and I really like the stencil background - I have a similar stencil and this encourages me to dig it out to use it! Thanks for entering the anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede this week.
Dorothy S, DT member

Rachelle Olaridge said...

So beautiful. Love the details and cute critter. Thanks for joining the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown Blog. Happy Crafting!

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Ellie, love the stencil background. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Barbara Bruder said...

Awesome card and the design is wonderful. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous card!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks so much for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Janice said...

A gorgeous card!
Janice x

Unknown said...

Very pretty and I love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fun and beautiful card! The colors and the image are fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Nance said...

Very fun card, so pretty and colorful. Love the bright vibrant orange with the subtle peach. Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Chris said...

Just love the subtle look of the stencils in the background - everything is perfect here! Congratulations on making Top 3 over at heARTful stamping challenge this week. I hope you'll be back!

Mary Marsh said...

thanks for selecting my card as one of your top picks- it's an honor to be recognized by your peers

Penny Light/Light Whimsy said...

JUST LOVE THIS IMAGE, you colored it very well and I love the way you matted it. Very clever paper choices and accents. Thanks for sharing your talent at Colour Crazy Crafty Challenges.