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Mar 6, 2019

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - March Challenge

Hello and Welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge!

It's a new month, that means time for a new theme and I hope you will join in this time!
It was great seeing so many of you playing along last month, seems like the "double theme" was popular and I might continue with two theme choices for a little while. After all, the challenges do run for a whole month so two themes to pick from would be nice! Be sure to scroll down to see if you were last month's prize winner or a top choice. And as always, the linky tool can be found at the end of this post.

This month's themes:

Think Spring or Add Some Green
(of course you may combine the two themes like I did!)

The image from the Penny Black set Sweet Smiles was stamped onto Bristol Vellum paper and I colored using my Faber Castell Polychromos. I trimmed the image panel to an about 3" square and layered over striped vellum paper from my stash. I did find the exact pack I have in an etsy shop, but the seller is located in Malaysia, so shipping might not be fast. Mine was a gift from a neighbor who was visiting Japan several years ago. The butterflies were done with Penny Black's Flowing Butterfly die, which is really 3 butterflies attached to each other but I cut it out twice and trimmed off the smaller one to use on my card. They were cut out of white card stock and I used distress oxide inks Tumbled Glass  and Blueprint Sketch to give them some color. Stickyback pearls were attached to their bodies. 
If you look really closely, then you will see that I used a scoring tool to add 5 scor lines behind the image panel for some interest. I used Martha Stewart Scoring Board.

The sentiment is part of the cute set, it's been stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink directly onto the Neenah heavy weight card base.

Challenges I am entering:
AAA - Sentiment plus 3 from wheel (I picked stamped image, coloring and a die cut)
Back to Basics - tic tac toe (Pearls, Flowers, Blue)


CAS on Friday - Use Vellum (the striped paper is vellum paper with stripes.)
Crafty Calendar - For a Child
Crafty Friends Challenge - Gemstones or Pearls
Inkspirational - Use Your Stash 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes with PB/ option of CAS
Send a Smile for Kids - Anything for Kids
Ike's World - CAS
Crafty Cardmakers - Flowers

Anything Goes Themes:


March Prize:

This month the winner gets the choice of a $6 Gift Certificate to either Tiddly Inks or Bugaboo Stamps, sponsored by me. The gift certificate will be purchased after winner has been selected and contacted me with the choice, then gift code will be emailed to the winner.


February Winner and Top Picks

Nancy E.

Congratulations, Nancy! You are the February prize winner - please email me with your mailing address at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com by Wednesday March 19th.

Top picks are listed in the order of entry, and it was really hard to choose from so many wonderful creations!
 Due to GDPR regulations I am unfortunately unable to post links to the top picks and winner, and don't feel it's right for me to post other crafter's cards on my blog without properly linking to the original source, but their beautiful creations can still be seen at the February challenge linky tool. 

No. 17 - Sheryl Hare
No. 41 - Astrid
No. 55 - Treebug

Congratulations on being my top picks! Your top pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your own blogs if you like to!

The linky tool for the March challenge is below. As always feel free to combine with as many challenges as you like to, and you may share up to 3 creations per challenge.

Challenge themes: 
Think Spring or Add Some Green

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  1. How nice that I am in the Top 3. Congratulations to ladies.

    Hugs, Astrid.

    1. Remember to say that you have made a beautiful card with a cute stamp.

      Hugs, Astrid.

  2. This is beautiful!!! LOVING those little flowers and the butterflies!!!!

  3. Cute Card! Love the image! Congrats to the winners!
    Have a great day!

  4. This is a really adorable CAS!! The sweet image is a delight!
    Congrats to the winner and the top 3!

  5. Great CAS card love the cute image.Thank you for joining us at Unicorn
    Carol DT x

  6. This is absolutely adorable. So bright and beautiful!

  7. This is just the cutest ever!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Back to Basics and Beyond for our challenge this week. I love it!

  8. Your card is so sweet, that little girl on the branch makes me smile. Thank you for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond:)

  9. How sweet that is and such delicate colouring :-)
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

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  10. Oh such a pretty image and beautifully coloured too. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

  11. Such a sweet image and the coloring is delightful! The butterfly cuts are perfect with your design! Beautiful card for a special friend! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  12. Great card, lovely coloring. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

  13. Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge. Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  15. Oh that is so cute yet beautifully elegant. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  16. Oh this is so cute! Love the butterflies!

  17. What a cute card.
    Thank you for entering it in to my Flower challenge at CCM.
    Hugs Kimx

  18. It’s a darling image, so beautifully colored. I love the striped frame. Nicely clean and simple and uber cute.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational!

  19. A beautiful card, fits our challenge perfectly. I love the additoon of the butterfly. Thanks for sharing at Back to Basics and Beyond Challenges Caz. DT.

  20. Sooo cute and lovely card.... Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Cardmakers..

    Good luck...
    Dr Monika Shukla
    DT - CCM

  21. What a sweet card! Gorgeous colouring! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  22. Lovely sweet card and a great challenge theme too. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

  23. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at GCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  24. Such a sweet card Elliebelle! Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  25. What a cute card, I love the stamp and those butterflies really set it off beautifully. Thanks for joining in with the Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge. Jenny x

  26. Super sweet card! Gorgeous coloring - great job!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Good luck!


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