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Apr 3, 2019

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - April Challenge

Hello and Welcome to the April theme at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenge taking place right here on my blog - Ellibelle's Corner! Before I let you know more about this month's theme I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone that joined in last month. I had lots of fun visiting your blogs or galleries and a winner and top picks have been selected. They are listed at the end of this post.

This Month's Themes

I think everyone is enjoying choosing from multiple themes, and since each challenge runs for a whole month, it makes sense to let you choose from more than one theme. This month they are:

Wings, Tails or Spring Blossoms

Choose one theme or the other, or you may combine as you wish! I can't wait to see what you will share this month!

For my creation above I used a mix of Lavinia stamps on an inked background. I started out by masking the edges of my 7x7 inches Bristol Vellum paper using  painters tape, then used Distress Oxide inks for the background, applied with an ink blending tool.  I used the colors Cracked PistachioWilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch. A little water was spritzed on the background for a fun reaction before stamping the plants, fairies and words. All stamping besides words were done using  Hickory Smoke distress oxide ink, then I used  Cracked Pistachio ink for some of the words.

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Another photo below...........

I am also entering my card here:
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Spring Fever (it does appear that these fairies have long been awaiting the arrival of spring!) // Daisy Chain Challenges - Spring // Addicted to Stamps - Spring // 
Anyhing Goes:
Crafty Sentiment Designs // Lemon Shortbread // Through The Craft Room Door // Path of Positivity // Creatalicious Challenges // Happy Craft Challenge // The Creative Crafters // A Gem of a Challenge // Creative Fingers // QKR Stampede  // 

Before I continue, I wanted to mention that the Hero Arts April "My Monthly Hero Kit"  has just been release and is now shipping. If you love to work with dies and die cuts, and like creating scenes, then this kit might interest you. 


This month's prize:

A randomly selected winner will receive this fun Whimsy Stamps rubber stamp (retired) from my prize box. 


Last Month's Winner and Top Picks

The winner of the $6 Gift Certificate to Tiddly Inks or Bugaboo Stamps digi shop is .................

No. 22 Lynne 
from Lynne's Craft Haven
Congratulations Lynne. Please email me at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com by Wednesday April 17th to claim your prize. Be sure to let me know in your email which shop you choose for your prize. (Please note: Tiddly Inks or Bugaboo are not sponsors, the Gift Certificate is sponsored by me.)

And now onto the top picks, which is never easy to choose, but I did manage and they are listed in the order of entry as follows:

No. 31 Craftduckydood
No. 52 Inky Fingers
No. 54 Carole J.

Well done!  Below is your Top Pick logo, feel free to post it to your own sidebar if you like to.
Unfortunately I am unable to post links back to the creations (to be in compliance with GDPR), but you can see these beautiful top picks by clicking on the entry numbers in last month's linky tool HERE.

To join in this month's challenge simply use the linky tool below. As always feel free to combine with any other challenges and you may share up to 3 creations during the month. Please don't forget to leave a link back here to my blog!  I can't wait to see what YOU will share!

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  1. Thank you, such a lovely surprise to see I had won. Congrats to the top 3 too x

    1. Congrats again, Lynne! Hope you enjoy your prize :-)

  2. This is gorgeous! LOVING those fairies and the colors!!!!!!! Congrats to Lynne!!!!

  3. Gorgeous card and your background is lovely! Perfect to show off those darling images! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  4. Beautiful fairy card.

  5. Love the delightful fairy card thank you Ellibelle for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Maud!

  6. Just AMAZING!! Love the Lavinia' fairies images on that gorgeous background!!

    1. They are beautiful fairies, aren't they! Thanks for stopping by, Alice!

  7. What a lovely card, Ellie! The blended colors are sooooooooo pretty with those dreamy and magical images!!!
    Thank you for another fun challenge. I like the theme options that you offer us.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks Janis. Happy to hear the theme options are helpful, I just don't want to go the "Anything Goes" route, but offering choices is a good alternative.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  8. What a gorgeous, magical card!! The colors are stunning!! I love the scene you've created with the stamps!! It's beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Thanks for the challenge! I love the color you used on your card. Very pretty!

  10. This is such a beautiful card! Love the fairies and gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  11. Such a gorgeous fairy card! I love how they are dancing above the dandelions.

  12. This has come together beautifully! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again! Jackie DT member.

  13. Beautiful creation, love the colors! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  14. Oh my gosh, that fairy card is just delightful and I love your background!

  15. Beautiful Blending.Love the colours Thank you for joining us at The Creative Crafters .DT ALka

  16. I love that background! The colours and the blending are beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards, Alex aka PinkCraftyMama
    TTCRD DT {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  17. Beautiful card! I love the background and how you combine these stamps together. Thank you for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.

  18. Fun theme and I love your project - thanks for sharing!

  19. Loving your card samples. Happy crafting, Angela xxx


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