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Nov 6, 2019

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - November Challenge

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Hello and welcome to the November Crafty Wednesday challenge right here on my blog! I'm so glad you decided to check out this month's theme and hopefully you'll join in! There were some beauties entered last month using traditional stamps, be sure to scroll down to the end of this post to see if you were the lucky prize winner or maybe one of the lucky top picks! 

This Month's Theme

We're getting closer to the busy holiday season so this month I picked the theme of:


An easy theme and can include all your holiday makes - cards, gift tags, altered bags and boxes, handmade gifts etc. 

I decided to make a Victorian themed Christmas card with a retired PSX stamp (G1879) I purchased from ebay a few years ago. Unfortunately there is currenly only 1 of these stamps listed on ebay USA. I did also find one listing on ebay UK at a better price. But you might be lucky if you simply search PSX Christmas stamps.

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My card was pretty easy to make. I started out using a circle die cut as a guide and I stamped the snowflake repeatedly around part of the circle using Faded Jeans distress ink. Next I heat embossed the Carolers stamp  using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and Clear Embossing powder. I colored with Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose and Black Soot Distress inks using a Zig Detailer brush. As you may notice I inked an impression of snow on the ground using a torn printer paper mask and Pumice Stone distress ink. The music notes were done with another retired stamp. This stamp is similar. The Christmas sentiment is from the Penny Black set Season's Gifts stamped and heat embossed with Versafine Clair ink. Using a blending tool I inked up the edges using Faded Jeans ink again then distressed with scissors. 

PSX G1879 - Carolers  or search PSX Christmas Stamps  (UK listing for exact stamp) // Penny Black Season's Gifts // Similar Music Notes Background Stamp //  Faded Jeans Distress Ink // Vintage Photo Distress Ink // Tattered Rose Distress Ink // Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink // Black Soot Distress Ink // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Zig Detailer Brush // Ranger Ink Blending Tool // Clear Embossing Powder // Heating Tool // Bristol Vellum Paper //  Heavyweight 110lb Cardstock

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I linking my card up here:
Anything Goes:
Themed Challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas // Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Christmas //  Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Winter Clothing // Country View Crafts' Challenge - Hand Stamped  // Creative Sketchy Girls - Christmas Cards // Happy Little Stampers - Christmas // Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Christmas // The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Christmas // Winter Wonderland - Holly/Ivy

This Month's Prize

For the ease of things I am continuing to offer the winner a $6 Gift Certificate to either Mo's Digital Pencil ShopTiddly Inks or Bugaboo. I am not affiliated with any of these companies and the prize will be supplied by me. 

Last Month's Winner

Thank you all that took the time to join in and share your beautiful creations. Unfortunately there can only be one prize winner, and this month's prize goes to............

Maxine from Kiwime's Creations

Congrats Maxine, you won a $6 Gift Certificate to either Mo's Digital Pencil, Tiddly Inks or Bugaboo Stamps. Please message me at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com with your choice of gift certificate and I will get that sent to you. 

As always choosing top picks is never easy but it has to be done, and here are my top picks from last month's challenge in order of entry. 

No. 17 Meghan Kennihan
No. 42 Kuni
No. 56 Inky Fingers

 Congratulations! Feel free to post this Top Pick logo to your own blogs if you like to!

As always, in order to follow GDPR regulations, I am not linking back the individual blogs, but you can see these gorgeous top picks following the "stamp it" theme by visiting last month's challenge/ linky tool.

To play along in the November challenge simply use the linky tool below. The usual rules apply:

  • Enter up to 3 times with a new project.
  • You may combine with any other challenges.
  • You may use any brand of stamps/digis (no company restriction).
  • Be sure to add a link back here to my blog.

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  1. The soft blues and sepias work perfectly with that image Ellie, they all add to the very Victorian feel to your pretty Christmas card.

    B x

  2. Oh, so excited to see that I won the random draw - thank you so much Ellie.
    Congratulations to the top pick winners too.
    Loving your card, so delicate and so exquisitely made.

    1. Thanks so much, Maxine! And congrats again on the win!

  3. Beautiful Christmas Card! Love the image!
    Have a great day!

  4. So gorgeous! LOVING the caroler's and the snowflakes!

    1. Thanks Julie! It's such a beautiful caroling stamp!

  5. I stopped over from Crafty Catz and am so glad that I did. I love PSX stamps and your card is beautiful. I'm also thrilled to learn about your challenge. Just became a follower and will be bookmarking your blog for future card entries! Kathy at

    1. Thanks so much Kathy! PSX stamps are such classic beauties! So happy you found my blog and thanks for following along. I'm your newest follower as well :-)

  6. Your beautiful card has a lovely vintage air with the fabulous stamp and distressing, love soft muted colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz.

  7. Beautiful vintage holiday card!!!! Thank you so much for one of the top picks!

  8. Awesome traditional Christmas card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "Christmas/Winter" challenge.

  10. Your Victorian Christmas card is so pretty! Such a gorgeous colour combo too! I love the old PSX stamps and wish this company were still around. I have a few in my stash and will never part with them.

  11. A lovely card! Thank you for joining us in the Colouring in Scrapland challenge,and good luck!
    XX Marisol DT

  12. I love vitange cards. You captured the Christmas charm perfectly. Thanks for joining us in CCAYR challenge. We hope you will participate in our next challenge.

  13. Awesome Christmas card! Thank you for this gorgeous inspiration!

  14. Fabulous vintage feel, adorable card!

  15. Hello Ellie just found your challenge so will be entering a card for it. I like the idea you had of using part of a circle to add your snowflakes around your image to define it. Love the soft pastel colours too. Hugs ValeryAnne.

  16. Such a great vintage Christmas Card!

  17. Thank you so much for choosing my card as Top3 and congrats to the other winners.

  18. Beautiful card and love the Victorian image.Thank you for joining us at Unicorn
    Carol DT x

  19. Gorgeous traditional image on this beautiful card.
    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.
    Hugs Sheryl
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  20. Just wonderful! I love the music and snowflakes layered, the gorgeous image and pretty colours!

  21. What a lovely image and beautiful card that you created. I like how you placed the snowflakes in a circle around the image.

  22. A beautiful vintage Christmas card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland Christmas challenge, hope you can join us again soon - Janice DT

  23. Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  24. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.

  25. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas cards link up. Hope to see you again next time.

  26. Beautiful card!!! I love the Victorian theme and the lovely shades of blue! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  27. Lovely vintage card!
    Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  28. So lovely! The vintage look you have done here is so pretty.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  29. Love the vintage feel of this card. The color combo fits perfectly.

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  30. The linky tool seems to be missing, so here is my card...

  31. I'm not seeing a linky tool, my entry may be found here ...

    Thank you


  32. What a lovely vintage Christmas card and I love how you created the snowflake wreath.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.
    Carol x

  33. Thank you for sharing with us at "A Perfect Time To Craft", best of luck with your entry. Tania Dt for

  34. Great composition on this lovely card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!

  35. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Christmas Crafts All Year Challenge this time and good luck :)

  36. Gorgeous image - lovely card! Thanks for joining us at countryview challenges! Hugs rachel xx

  37. Great creation - thanks for sharing it with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  38. Hi !! So beautiful and sweet card 🙂
    Thanks a lot for playing with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
    Hope to see you again in the next challenge.
    Lidia DT
    My blog
    DT Coordinator at

  39. Woww is a beautiful card, with beautiful Christmas details and beautiful family!
    Thank you for participating with us in CORROSIVE CHALLENGE BLOG!
    Haideé DTC Corrosive Challenge Blog

  40. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *Sorry so late commenting! I’ve had a busy couple of months!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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