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Nov 7, 2018

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - November Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to a new theme at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge which takes place right here on my blog!  A big thank you to everyone that joined in last month, it was great seeing your wonderful outdoors/ nature themed creations. Be sure to scroll down to see if you were the winner or one of my top picks.

This Month's Theme:

For the month of November I picked the theme of

 "Christmas and Seasonal Holidays"

So feel free to share your Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, etc. creations. Remember, you may enter up to 3 times per month and be sure to leave a link back here to my blog in order to be entered into the prize drawing. You may combine this with any other challenges and use any craft company you like :-)

I am sharing two cards today...

First up a CAS card using Penny Black's stamp Snowy Perch. With the help of my Stamp Platform I stamped the image using  Memento Tuxedo Ink  on Xpress It blending card. I stamped the image a second time so I could cut out the bird using a circle die. A few Copic markers were used to add a little bit of color to the bird. The little sentiments are from Penny Black's set Holiday Snippets. Mounted onto a Stampin Up green card base and finished off with some ribbon from my stash.

Challenges entered:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes with PB
Dream Valley Challenges-Dies and Punches (circle die)
City Crafter Challenge - Weekly - Woodland Animals
Sunny Day Crafting - Any Animals Always
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes with Ribbon optional
Stamping Sensations - Get Ready for Christmas

Hero Arts October MMH Kit // Zig Clean Color Markers // Zig Detailer Brush // Bristol Vellum Paper // Versamark Ink // Versafine Onyx Ink // Gold Embossing Powder // Clear Embossing Powder

For my second card I used the Hero Arts October My Monthly Hero Kit. This kit can currently still be purchased, and in case you are interested, Hero Arts just released their November kit and those will begin shipping on Friday. (ETA: It looks like the November kit is all sold out already, so unless you are a kit subscriber, you won't be able to get the November kit any longer. You can subscribe to futre kits HERE.)  All stamps I used are part of the kit, the matching die was used to cut out the cute animals. Don't you just love the look that cat's face ... he looks like he's thinking "oh what fun" in a sarcastic way, while the other two are enjoying the moment :-)

I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder and used the irredescent watercolor medium that's included in the  October MMH Kit to add sparkles along the white edge of the image panel. The photo only shows the top part of the sparkles, but it's been added all along the white edges. More of this glitter on the ornaments and the tree itself. I'm not a pro when it comes to matching dies, so I didn't line the animals die up correctly and got too much white showing on the left side. I usually just fussy cut, but really like having a matching die for some stamps.

Here is a photo of the complete October kit which is currently still in stock - if you'd like to purchase this kit simply click the image to be redirected to the shop.
October Kit Available Now!

Challenges entered:
Double Trouble - Christmas Holiday
Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas
Shopping Our Stash  Cats, Dogs and/ or Rain
Pile It On - Pets
Unicorn Challenge - Use a Sentiment
ABC Christmas Challenge -  W for Wishes, X for Christmas
Sisterhood of Crafters - Humor
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
Craft Rocket Challenges  -Christmas is Coming
Winter Wonderland - Color It
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes


This Month's Prize:

This month I a giving away a $6 Gift Certificate to the Tiddly Inks shop to one lucky winner. This prize is sponsored by me. 


Last Month's Winner & Top Picks

It's time to announce last month's winner. The winning number is...............


Congratulations Marilyn, you won the 2 embossing folders. Please email me at ellibelle_blog at yahoo dot com to claim your prize.

The top picks are as follows listed in order of entry. 
             No. 7 - Lovely Linda
             No. 27 - Nick
             No. 29 Inky Fingers

Such beautiful creations, unfortunately I am not allowed to leave links to these creations (to be in compliance with GDPR) but the linky tool is still available at last month's challenge post in case anyone wants to take a look at the gorgeous top pick creations.
Big congrats to you three, feel free to grab the logo below and post to your own blogs.

Amazon shopping links have been added below to some of the products used today. Also, in case anyone is interested, I created a "Holiday Gift Guide" page, where I  included a few non- craft gift ideas for the family. They are affiliate links, meaning I might earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links at no additional cost to you. Did you know Amazon offers FREE SHIPPING on  purchases during this season? No minimum purchase and you don't have to be a prime member either. 

To play along in this month's Crafty Wednesday challenge, please link to your blog post using the linky tool below.
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 pretty creations Ellie, your use of minimal colour on the first is brave but works so well bringing the birdie to life.

B x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are both gorgeous! LOVING the bow on the first and the tree on the 2nd!!!!!!!!!!

Marilyn said...

Thanks for pulling my name for last months challenge! I just sent you an email with my mailing address. Congrats to the top picks! Love your cards especially the first one with the bird and love that gingham bow!
Have a great day!

Heather said...

Two fabulous cards! I'm stopping by from the Crafty Catz blog before linking up my own creation. I love the first card with the little bit of "spotlighting" that really helps set off the sweet bird. The gingham ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much, Julie!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Brenda, one of the reasons why I like Penny Black's larger stamps - more options!

Ellibelle said...

Congrats again Marilyn!
And thanks so much for stopping by!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks for visiting, Heather!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two lovely cards, and I'm very impressed by the first one! Wow! The bird in the circle is a perfect spot, love this design! Perfect in black&white with the touches of colours, such amazing inspiration!!
Pinned it! :)

Darlene said...

Both cards are awesome but love the humorous one! What a fun & cute image! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Humorous’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much, Alice.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks for stopping by Darlene, and hope to join in again soon at Sisterhoods :-)

Mary Marsh said...

two really pretty cards- love the PB bird

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous cat,dog and mouse card, thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the Raining cats and dogs.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Ellie, two very pretty Christmas cards. The first card actually could be submitted to Try Stamping on Tuesday because you have the TicTacToe requirements for "Stamping, Red and Plaid"...please go back to our post for link and enter this in their challenge. The second card I also found TicTacToe requirements for "Green, Glitter and Stamping" which can also be entered. These will give you additional changes in our random Draw at Double Trouble. Please join us again for future fun challenges.

AO Creations said...

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

brenda said...

Me again Ellie, just to thank you for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge, afraid my dodgy eys don't always pick up smaller print and missed it yesterday.

B x

Mimi said...

Two terrific cards! Thank you for adding the second at Shopping Our Stash-- OMG, so cute! I, too, regularly just fussy-cut everything... even if I have matching dies! Love that bird card, too! Great spotlight technique.

papercraftingprincess said...

Both of your cards are fabulous. I can imagine that the tree needs to be put back together after the cat knocked it over! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

Cards By MI said...

A really great looking card. Thanks for taking the time to join us over at the Winter Wonderland this time.
Love n hugs

Jac’s Playground said...

2 fabulous cards and I love the design of the first one, the hint of colour it is just so effective, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Sue Crease said...

Fabulous cards, thanks for sharing the robin one with us at A Gem of a Challenge

Melanie R said...

Beautiful cards! I love both of them equally. Thank you for sharing the robin card with us at Double Trouble and don't forget to look at our partner's challenge at Try Stampin' on Thursday.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love, love this sweet little Christmas scene you created on your SHOPPING OUR STASH card, what a fabulous kit this is.
Thank you for playing along, hope you play again soon.

Doni High said...

Love both cards! Thanks for Joining our challenge at Addicted To Stamps.

Viv said...

Lovely cards. The circle die highlights the bird perfectly and a great example of a little colour can have a lot of impact! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

Amy Johnson said...

Oh, what fabulous Christmas cards. I just watched that Penny Black video yesterday which showed how to pop up a portion of the image in your card. I thought the cards they created were perfect for mass producing and I might do that this year. The second card is so humorous.

crafty said...

OH are the animals going to tumble? Fun card. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams challenge this time.

Diane said...

Both cards are FABULOUS!! Thank you for joining our humorous challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

Donna said...

Great cards, I love em both!
Thanks playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for "It's Raining Cats & Dogs"

Greeshma said...

Loved both the cards.Thanks for playing along with us at
Pile It On Challenge and good luck with your entry.
Explosion Boxes

Zw@@n said...

Beautiful cards! I love the one with the robin. Love how the circle with the robin stands out.
Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Alex said...

Cute christmas card! Really wonderful!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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Keti's Projects said...

Lovely cards. Such a cute animal helpers decorating christmas tree. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Hope you will join us again this month. Keti (DT)