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Aug 1, 2018

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - August Challenge

It is hard to believe August is here...just a few short weeks and school will start again here in our area. Summer always seems to end so fast!!

It's the first Wednesday of the month, that means it is time for a new theme for my Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge and I hope many of you will join in again!

This month I set the theme of

Feature a Creature!

Many options here with so many cute animals stamps available, and don't forget this also includes fairies and other magical creatures.

I am sharing two cards today...

The image Snowy Perch by Penny Black has been heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper then colored using my Zig Clean Color Markers. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Brush Pines also heat embossed. It's hard to see in the photo, but I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sparkles to the card. I framed the image panel with one of Stampin Up's green card stocks..I think Wild Wasabi. the card base is Neenah Linen 80lb. I love to use this slightly textured card stock for card bases!

Also sharing my card here:
ABC Christmas Challenge - P for Plain, Q for Quote or R for Robin or Rabbit
(I am going with R for Robin and also P for Plain)
Make My Monday - Colored Image 
City Crafter Challenge - CAS Christmas
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes 
C.R.A.F.T.  -  Christmas
Sweet Stampin - CAS
Dragonfly Journeys -  Christmas in July
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Christmas in July 
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes 
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any Holiday

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes Christmas

Featuring more creatures on my second card :)
U R the Gift // Sweet Wishes // Zig Clean Color Markers // Bristol Vellum // Neenah Linen 80lb

Again heat embossed and colored with my Zig Clean Color markers. The image is from Penny Black's set U R the Gift and the sentiment from the Penny Black set Sweet Wishes. I don't like  using black embossing powder, so when I heat emboss I usually go with my Versafine Onyx ink pad. This ink stays wet long enough to sprinkle some clear embossing powder over it and heat emboss.
The butterfly was done with an old Martha Stewart punch and I added a couple of sticky pearls to the butterfly's body. Framed with papers from my stash and then mounted onto Neenah Linen 80lb.

Also sharing this card here:
Sunny Day Crafting -  Any Animals
Cute Card Thursday  - Too Cute
Di's Digis Designs - Use Stash Items (patterned paper, sticky pearls)
Crafting from the Heart -  Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiment Designs -  Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas  - Anything Goes (circle die cut used and trimmed)
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

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This month's prize is this lot of three Christmas stamps, so the winner will have plenty of time to put them to use :)

And now it's time to announce last month's winner... 
That would be Janis in ID.

Congratulations Janis, you won last month's challenge prize of the cute Mermaid stamp! Please email me at ellibelle_blog at yahoo dot com by August 15th to claim your prize! 

To play along in this month's challenge simply link your creation below using the linky tool. You have until August 31st (11:59pm) to join in!

A few things to remember:
  • 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 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. 


brenda said...

Two super cards Ellie, nice design on the second but today my fav is the first which is really stylish.

B x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are beautiful!!! LOVING the bird on the first one!!!!!!!!

Aunty Sue said...

Brilliant card thanks for sharing at craft this week

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin, good luck!!! Amy DT

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards lovely colouring too.xx

Wendy R. said...

Ellie, Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafting By Designs xx

Donna Ellis said...

Thank you for hosting the challenge! hugs, de

Sammy said...

How lovely! That Robin is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Nandini said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Love your artsy style of painting. Thank you for joining us at the Make My Monday Challenges. All the best. Nandini, DT

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sunny Day, good luck!!! Amy DT

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Ellibelle!!! I am excited to be the lucky winner for last month. I have just sent you an email...which I hope you received. Thank you for another lovely challenge!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.

Larissa said...

Very pretty cards! I love Penny Black images, they are so cute. Thanks so much for joining us at Di's digi designs challenge.


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Your cards are both sweet and beautiful!
Thanks for the challenge

Karenladd said...

I just discovered your challenge blog and always love making cards with cute critters so this made me smile. Your cards are both beautiful, but the Penny Black hedgies have my heart!

Helen said...

Beautiful cards - love your colouring of the robin image!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x