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Jan 2, 2019

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - January Challenge

Happy New Year! Wishing all my blog visitors and followers all the best for 2019! Here is to a Healthy, Happy and Peaceful Year!

It's the first Wednesday of the month (and year) and that means it's time for a new challenge here on my blog for Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday! This month I picked the theme of

Sparkle and Shine.

An easy theme I think, glitter, embossing powders, rhinestones ... anything that sparkles or shines. I can't wait to see what you come up with this time!

For my "Sparkle and Shine" card I inked up a new Penny Black stamp Nose to Nose using Versafine Onyx Ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I lightly colored the image using light pink, light blue and light gray Zig Clean Color Markers. The sentiment I used here is part of the Nose to Nose stamp set, but I replaced the "fantastic Christmas" part of the set with "happy birthday from the Penny Black set Snippets. I did that by using washi tape to mask off the words I didn't want, and heat embossed the happy birthday with White Embossing Powder on black card stock. 
The heart stems were done with Penny Black's die  Love Always. Wink of Stella clear glitter was brushed over the hearts and scarves to make it sparkle. 

Sharing with these challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Weekly - Something New (new to me stamp and die)
Little Red Wagon - Weekly - Something New (new to me stamp and die)
Cutie Pie Challenge -  Add a Little Sparkle
Incy Wincy Designs - Celebrate (birthday)
My Time to Craft - Something New (new stamp set and die)
International Art & Soul  -Add Some Sparkle 
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes with a twist of Sparkle & Shine
Cute Card Thursday -  Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes 
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdow - Winter Sparkle (Polar Bears on Ice)
Always Fun Challenges - Something New (New to me image and die)

I did forget to color the little bow and didn't notice until the photo was uploaded. The recipient didn't notice it either until I mentioned it :-)

This Month's Prize:

This month (January) I am giving away the stamp set below to one randomly selected winner.

Image result for dylusions everything rosy stamp set

Last Month's Winner and Top Picks

First up, the prize winner for last month, selected by Random.Org is.....

                                                                     No. 8 Paper Whims

Congratulations, you won a gift certificate for $6 to Mo's Digital Pencil. Please email me at ellibelle_blog at yahoo dot com by January 16th to claim your prize. Please note, this prize is sponsored by me, meaning I will purchase the gift cerfificate from Mo's shop once I receive your email address. 

Below are my Top Picks from the December entries - not easy to choose, but I did manage...

No. 9  Alice
No. 29 Janice 
No. 35 Becca

Well done ladies, below is your top pick logo, feel free to post it to your own blogs if you like to!

Unfortunately I am not able to post their creations here as I need to follow GDPR regulations, meaning I am not allowed to leave a link to their blogs, and whenever I post someone else's card, I believe it deserves the proper credit by linking back to them. (What complications GDPR has created for us blogger!)
But the linky tool is still there and anyone wanting to see the top pick's GORGEOUS creations can find them HERE with the linky tool.  

To join in this month simply leave a direct link to your blog post. As always you may combine this with any other challenges and use any brand of stamps you wish. I can't wait to see what you come up with for this month's theme of Sparkle and Shine!

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. 

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meg said...

Adorable stamp and card, the image is beautiful and the glitter gorgeous

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is ADORABLE!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the bears!!!! Happy New Year!!!

Janice said...

Thank you for choosing my card as one of your Top 3, I am thrilled! Congratulations to the other winners.
Your card is just gorgeous.
Janice x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Happy New Year!
I'm honoured that you choose my card in your Top Picks, thank you! :D Congrats to the other picks and to the winner!
Love the sweet card you made, those cute bears melt my heart :) The sparkling and the delicate colours make the card delicious!
Thanks for another challenge!

Becca Yahrling said...

Thank you so very much for picking my card as a Top 3 pick - so very honored!! Congrats to Alice, Janice and Paper Whims as well!!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much, Meg!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Julie, the bears were a "must have" :-)

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Janice, and congrats again on being a top pick!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you, Alice! And conrats again on being one of my top picks!

Ellibelle said...

Congrats again Becca!

Pat K said...

Oh such a sweet image. Love the border on this pretty card. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

Chriss America Real said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! Perfect for a winter birthday!

Thank you for joining us at International Art & Soul!

Chriss - DT - INAS

Brenda said...

This is one of those cards that just makes you say awwwwwwww because it's just so sweet. Love that Sparkle and Shine! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Happy New Year!

Debbie Adams said...

Oh my gosh, such a super cute card. Thanks for joining us at International art and soul sparkle challenge.
Debbie InAS DT

JanR said...

This is so pretty! I'm loving the sparkle and the soft colours. Never would have noticed the bow if you had not mentioned it. (: Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Larelyn said...

Oh my goodness, that is the cutest stamp ever! Thanks for sharing at My Time to Craft.

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, cheers Sue N x

Janis said...

Congrats to the Top Picks....esp to my crafty friends, Becca and Alice!!! YAY!!!
Love the sparkly scarves on the adorable bears! Such a sweet card.
Thank you for this fun challenge!! I need some sparkle and shine in my life right about now!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

ionabunny said...

Congrats to the winner and top picks. Glad I found you again. It's been a while since I played. Hugz