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Jun 6, 2018

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - June Challenge

Hello and welcome to another "Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday". It was lots of fun visiting all your wonderful blog entries following last month's theme. Be sure to scroll down to the end of this post to see if you were the lucky winner or one of my top picks....

Last month it was all about ladies, but let's not forget about all the great men and boys in our lives, so this month I selected the theme of 

Make it Masculine.

To play along simply link up your masculine creation - linky tool is at the end of this post.

I stamped the image on Xpress It Blending Card using Memento Tuxedo ink, then colored with my copic markers. The image has been fussy cut using Cutterbee Scissors. The sky was done using Tim Holtz's Rays Stencil and tumbled glass distress ink. Stamped Dr. Seuss quote is from a retired set by Whimsy Stamps and the black sentiment is from Tim Holtz's Quotations Sticker set.

A little close up below...
Waves were done using a newer Penny Black die - Curved Stitch Die
I simply used white Neenah card stock to cut out the waves, then sponged them with Stormy Sky distress ink. I cut them apart and arranged them around the image until I liked how the waves looked.

The prize for  this month's challenge is this cute Whimsy Stamps rubber stamp from my prize box:

This post contains affiliate links, this means I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support! 

I am also entering these challenges:
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Photo Inspiration

Always Fun Challenges - Summer Fun
Cards in Envy - Let's Hear it for the Boys
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Boy/Man 
Paper Minutes - In and Around the Pond
Stinkin' Inkers -The Guys Have It (Boats)
Unicorn Challenge - Masculine
Catch The Bug  - ATGoes this week
Crazy 4 Challenges - Include something barefoot (kitty paws)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Masculine 
Just Us Girls  - Word Prompt: Outside
heARTful Stamping Challenge Anything Goes + a Stamp
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes


And now it's time announce last month's winner ....

The winning number as selected by Random.Org is...

That would be Nana Connie!

Congratulations, you won a $5 gift certificate to Mo Manning's shop. Please contact me by June 15th at ellibelle_blog at yahoo dot com to claim your prize.

And here are the top picks from last month's entries in no particular order:

Congratulations ladies! Feel free to place your top pick badge to your side bar if you like to :)
To play along in this month's challenge, simply follow these simple rules:
  • You must follow the theme
  • Enter up to 3 projects per challenge
  • You may combine with any other challenges
  • Please be sure to include a link back here in your blog post
Please note: by joining this challenge 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 the linky tool if you do not agree to these terms. 

Also remember: 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, 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. 

Happy crafting :)


Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Congrats to the winners!
Have a great day!

ScrappyHorses said...

Congrats to Nana Connie! Thanks for choosing my card in Top 3 of so many beautiful entries!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats all!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!

Janis Lewis said...

So Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Always Fun Challenges.
Pause Dream Enjoy

Amy Johnson said...

Too cute! That's such a fun image and I love how you did the waves!

Sherri Thacker said...

This cat looks totally relaxed! I love the how you did the waves too. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy for our Let's hear it for the Boys challenge.

Bobby said...

I love all the wonderful details on your card, Ellie. The rays shining down the wonderfully colored cat who looks right at ease drifting on the inked waves. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Joan said...

Love the cute cat and the great die cut waves, lovely card

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations This Month

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow! Your card is amazing!The way you've done the sky is fantastic and the colouring is fab too:) Another stamp added to my wishlist!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a sweet card Ellie - love how you have 'made' the waves - that is fabulous

Pink Panoply said...

I'm so happy and honored to be chosen as one of your top three! Thank you so much and congrats to the other winners!

Linby said...

What a fantastic layout - just love what you've done here.

Janis said...

Congrats to Nana Connie!! Yay!!
Love that fat kitty lazing around in the boat. Hehehehe....

Thank you for this fun challenge!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card with an adorable PB stamp and I like the design with the waves. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci pour ce fabuleux défi et la grande inspiration de la DT

Thank you for this fabulous challenge and the great inspiration of the DT

Margaret Mifsud said...

A truly gorgeous card! The image is really cute and so beautifully coloured, and I love the diecut waves!! Thank you for playing along with our For a Man/Boy Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

Tammy said...

Adorable card and I love how you created the waves!
Hugs, Tammy

Jo said...

Brilliant card, love how you used the sunray stencil. Thanks so much for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers this time, hope to see you again!
Jo x

Min said...

This is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with our Bugaboo Stamps challenge. We hope you'll join us again this week for our newest challenge!

Hug & Happy Days!
Min - Bugaboo Stamps DT Asst. Coordinator

Mervi said...

omg this is gorgeous and cute;-))m

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the challenge.
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads