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Oct 3, 2018

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - October Challenge

Hello and Welcome to the October "Crafty Wednesday" challenge here on my blog! It's time for  new theme and I hope many of you will join in! A big thank you goes out to all of you that joined in last month. Be sure to scroll down to see if you were the lucky prize winner. I am also bringing back a version of the top picks.

This month I set the theme of

"Outdoors/ Nature".

A pretty open theme, it can be flowers, trees, animals out in nature, a beautiful sunset or beach scene, out on the farm, outdoor activities etc. I can't wait to see what you will share this month!

I managed to make two cards for today, both are in a similar style using silhouette stamps.

Stampin Up Forever Young (no longer available but maybe ebay?) // Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles // Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Shabby Shutters, Stormy Sky// Versafine Onyx Ink // Tim Holtz Quotations

For the card above I decided to get out an old Stampin Up stamp set (Forever Young). I've had this stamp set for years, would you believe this is my first time ever inking it up??!! 
I masked some hills using hand cut papers and inked using my Distress inks. The tree was stamped using Versafine Onyx ink. Using the same tree image I stamped the branches around the card, also using the same black ink. Framed and mounted onto a white card base (Neenah linen texture 80lb) to complete the card.

Challenges entered:
Cutie Pie Challenge - Shades of Autumn
Unicorn Challenge Autumn or Halloween
C.R.A.F.T.  - Autumn/Weather (beautiful autumn day)
Cute Card Thursday - Autumn
Crafty Catz - ATGoes / Option Colors of Autumn
Crazy 4 Challenges - Leaves, Trees or Anything Fall

Artistic Stampers Inktober
Crafteezee - Leaves
Creative With Stamps Challenge  Halloween or Leaves

Penny Black Restful // sentiment from Penny Black Birthday Balloons // Barely Banana Ink (SU retired) // Seedless Preserves Distress Ink // Faded Jeans Distress Ink // Versafine Onyx Ink // Clear Embossing Powder // Tonic Stamp Platform // Applicator Tool Kit 

To make the second card, I heat embossed the Penny Black stamp Restful, then  added the moon mask, and inked the background starting out with the lightest color and finished with the darkest. Trimmed all the edges to a 5" square and then heat embossed the sentiment. I added a little bit of Weathered Wood distress ink to create an illusion of some shadows in the snow, but it's barely visible in the photos. And why did I forget to add any glitter!!! Will definitely do that before sending out the cards!

Challenges entered:
Aud Sentiments Challenge  - Use a Two-Word Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz  - What's New (New to me stamp)
Alphabet Challenge - N is for Nature  
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes with PB 
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise  - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs  -  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday

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This month I am giving away two embossing folders to one lucky winner.

And now it's time to announce the September winner of the leafy rubber stamp ....
Becca Yarling with entry no. 19.

Congratulations, please email me by October 17th to claim your prize at ellibelle_blog at yahoo dot com.

As  mentioned above, I decided to bring back to top picks, and in order to follow the GDPR I will post entry no. and entry name only. 

Here are the September top picks in order of entry:
No. 10 Carole J
No. 21 Alice
No. 24 Annie

Congratulations ladies, your top pick logo is below. Feel free to post it to your own blogs if you like to. 

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

A few things to remember:
  • You must follow the theme
  • You may combine with any other challenges
  • Please be sure to include a link back here in your blog post

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brenda said...

As always really lovely creations Ellie and both with super backgrounds and depth of colour.

B x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS! I am IN LOVE with those trees!!!!!!!!!

Marilyn said...

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

creationsnz said...

Both beautiful cards, but I specially love the blue one with the arty look. CarolG

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Thank you so much for choosing my card in the top3! Congrats to the others picks and to the winner, too! :)
Both your cards are so beautiful, love these silhouette scenes, they are very impressive and love the vibrant colours! My fav is the first one... forever young is really a dream... LOL :D

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Brenda! Not a pro at this style of cards, but I do so much enjoy making them!!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you, Julie!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Marilyn!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much Carol!

Ellibelle said...

Congrats again, Alice! And thanks so much for your kind comment!

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining our challenge. Elaine GDT for C.R.A.F.T. challenge.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creations, love the depth you have got with your inks
Hugs Shell xx

Janette said...

Thankyou so much for entering your gorgeous cards in the challenge at CraftyCatz this week, good luck.x

Janice said...

A beautiful country scene.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge ~ Janice DT

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning Ellie! Beautiful scene. Thanks for sharing at the PBSC:)

Furrbster said...

These are really gorgeous cards,

Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT Ellie, xxxx

Ellibelle said...

Thanks for stopping by, Elaine!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Shell!

sweet art designs said...

Very creative. Both cards are wonderful.
Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Great card, thanks so much for joining us over at Unicorn Challenge...Good Luck!
Hugs Donna (DT) xx

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘Autumn/Fall’ challenge theme. silhouette stamping is so effective. Hope you can join us for our next challenge.
Diane Louise (DT member) xx

Chris said...

Love them both but the top is my favorite! Congratulations on making Top 3 over at my final heARTful stamping challenge!

Amy Johnson said...

Such gorgeous nature cards!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for the challenge.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sandy said...

Two fabulous creations. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenges.
Hugs, Sandy DT

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining us at Crafteezee Designs.

Wendy R. said...

Beautiful! WOW!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx

stempelfrida said...

Hey, I saw your card at the Creative with Stamps blog. I was not aware, that you also hosted a challenge monthly, I will definitely add it to my list. But coming back to your (first) card. I love the design. it is so soft and nice, it jumped up to my eyes immediately.
Kind regards from stempelfrida

Henriëtte said...

Lovely cards! I like the stamp you used for the first card, the girl on the swing. So cute. Thanks for joining our Leaves challenge at Crafteezee.

Maria Valente said...

Fabulous fall card! Thank you so much for enering our chalenge this month.