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Oct 17, 2018

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Midmonth

Happy Wednesday! There is still plenty of time left to join in my Crafty Wednesday challenge if you haven't already, and don't forget you may enter up to 3 times. As a reminder, for October I picked the theme of


a pretty open theme I think, so hope to see you playing along. I have moved the linky tool to the end of this post for quick access, but if you would like to see the original October post that includes last month's winner and top picks, as well as this month's prize, you can simply click HERE.

I used my Tonic Stamp Platform to stamp the cute critters from the Penny Black set Deck the Halls (currently available in my Etsy shop for US shipping), using Versafine Ony ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut out masks for the hedgehog and mouse using post it notes to keep the animals in the foreground. I did use a hand cut "hills" mask and inked up some hills with the animal masks in place, but after I stamped the trees the hills sort of disappeared. The pine tree stamp is from the Penny Black set Woodland Beauty. I stamped it repeatedly using Tumbled Glass distress ink. While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled some Irridescent Ice glitter (old from Stampin Up) over the ink and heated it up using my heating tool. The critters were colored with Zig Clean Color Markers. Sentiment comes from the Penny Black set Season's Gifts, also heat embossed. I cut it out using a circle die and trimmed two of the edges. The snowflake was done with an old die from Whimsy Stamps, no longer available. Before adhering to my card base I used Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die set to cut out my card front with a stitched design. A little button and May Arts Jute Twine finishes off the card. 

Below I have linked to some of the products available on Amazon, for those of you interested. Please note affiliate links were used, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase through the  links, at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Also joining these challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Weekly - Animal Antics
Christmas with the Cuties - For a Child
Sunny Day Crafting - Any Animals Always
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge  - Add Embellishments (button, twine, glitter)
C.R.A.F.T.  - Christmas
Crafty Catz - ATGoes / Option No Squares
A Gem of a Challenge -Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use More than one Die (snowflake die and stitched border die)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Send a Smile for Kids  ATG for Kids 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies  - Anything Goes with a Critter
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes
Happy Craft Challenge  - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy   Any Cards

If you would like to share your outdoors/nature themed creation, please use the linky tool below. Remember, you may combine with any other challenges! Please be sure to leave a link back here to this blog in your blog post. One lucky winner will win the 2 embossing folders shown on the original October Crafty Wednesday post. 

Thank you so much for visiting and for your interest in my challenge!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is ADORABLE! LOVING the critters!!!!!!!

Marilyn said...

Awwww Your card is so adorable!
Have a great day!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Super sweet and adorable card, love so much how the trees and hills came out, they are so soft and realistic, it seems really snow on a colourized photo!:)The cute critters pops out very well with the clear embossing and bold colours! Thanks for the inspirations!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Julie!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Marilyn!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much for your nice comment, Alice!

creationsnz said...

A fabulous card Elli, and a beautiful subtle made background, not to mention the cute critters. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

Maud's Creations said...

Adorable card Ellis, love the background. thanks for joining us at the "Anything goes challenge" At Happy Craft Challenge

AO Creations said...

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

AO Creations said...

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

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

Gorgeous card .Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT for

Megan Flynn - Papercraft Artist said...

What a wonderful card, love how you done the string into a ribbon with the button very creative, love it. Thanks so much for joining us at the Happy Craft Challenge hope to see you next month. Megan XO

Carol H. said...

Such a cute and pretty card! Thanks so much for joining in our Add Embellishments Challenge at Art Impressions!

Sheryl said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining the Christmas challenge at CRAFT.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx


Beautiful card xx
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Dianne DT for

Amy Johnson said...

So cute! Love the sweet image and the snowy scene.

mandysea said...

How cute is that little hedgehog and the little mouse! Love the touch of the ice glitter too. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas Challenges

Andre M. said...

These critters are so cute on this fun card. Love the creativity of placing the sentiment in the top corner. said...

Your card is so sweet. Thank you for sharing your project with us in Anything Goes Crafting Challenge #228 at Pink Gems blog. Good luck with your entry.

CG said...

Thank you for the fun challenge! Your card is wonderful! Great masking nd the background is so beautiful. Best, CG