Dec 4, 2019

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - December Challenge

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Hello and welcome to the December 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! So many wonderful entries last month for the Christmas/Holiday theme, thank you all so much for taking the time to join in! Be sure to scroll down to the end of this post to see if you were the prize winner or one of my top picks!

This Month's Theme

For the month of December I picked the nice and easy theme of ..........

All Creatures Great And Small

this includes animals of all kinds, humans of course and don't forget about those mythical creatures and snowmen! I can't wait to see what you'll come up with this month and hope to see you link up below!

I recently made a similar card with a different stamp and sentiment but loved how it turned out so I decided to make a few more. Here is one, and I will share another one done with this technique in my Saturday post.

I started out by flicking Masking Fluid with a cheap paint brush onto bristol vellum paper and let this completely dry. (Be sure to wash the brush ASAP as it will dry on and you'll end up throwing the brush away). Next I inked up the paper using Distress Oxides Tumbled GlassBlueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire with a blending tool.

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For this card I stamped and heat embossed the images on a separate piece of  Bristol Vellum Paper, then colored with distress inks (regular inks not the oxides). I'm sure most of you have used ink pads for coloring before, but if not, all I do is press a corner of the ink pad onto a clear block (you can use any non-porous surface) then pick up the color with a wet brush (I use theZig Detailer brush) to color the image. One of my critters comes from the set Holly Jolly Critters and the other critter plus star are part of the wood mounted stamp Listening To Stars

I used a stitched border die - similar die set - to create the hill, then added the fussy cut animals.

The sentiment from my favorite Christmas sentiment set  Penny Black Season's Gifts was stamped and heat embossed directly onto the background. Glitter was added to the star and hat with a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Penny Black Listening to Stars // Penny Black Holly Jolly Critters //  Penny Black Season's Gifts // Similar Stitched Border Die // Distress Oxides: Tumbled GlassBlueprint SketchChipped Sapphire (for the sky) //  Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Clear Embossing Powder // Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid // Bristol Vellum Paper // Zig Detailer Brush // Heavyweight White Cardstock // Cutterbee Scissors // Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Sharing with these challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // Artistic Stampers - Christmas is Coming // Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Christmas // Country View Crafts' Challenge - Stars // Crafty Animals -  Animals // Creatalicious Challenges - Winter // Creative Sketchy Girls - Christmas Cards // Daisy Chain Challenges - Christmas/Winter // Die Cut Divas - Winter/Christmas plus diecut // Happy Little Stampers - Dies // Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Christmas // Sparkles Forum Challenges - Christmas // Sparkles Forum Christmas - Winter Wonderland // Sweet Stampers  - Christmas // The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Christmas // Tinker- Dream - Christmas // Cardz 4 Guyz - Christmas Critters // Ike's World - Christmas // A Place To Start - Happy Holidays // Artsystamper Challenge - Holidays // Christmas with the Cuties  - Cute and Santa Hats // Colouring in Scrapland - Christmas // Cutie Pie Challenge - Animals // Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas // Path of Positivity - Anything Positive/ Peace // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Sparkle (glitter on star and Santa hat) // Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Holiday Fun // We Love 2 Create - Creative Mixed Media // Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Christmas // Di's Digis Designs - Animals acting like Humans // My Time to Craft - Christmas Scene // Crimbo Crackers - Christmas Animals // 
Anything Goes this week: 
Always Anything Goes:

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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 and Top Picks


Congratulations, 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 it's not been easy to select top picks but it has to be done, and here they are in order of entry:

No. 7 Nancy 
(who coincidentally happens to be the prize winner)
No. 12 Lynne R.
No. 46 Nana Connie

Congratulations ladies, your top pick logo is below. Feel free to post it to your own blogs if you like to :)

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

To play along in the December 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. So beautiful! LOVING that scene you created!!!

  2. Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

  3. Thank you for picking my card in the top 3 and your card for the new challenge is so cute, love the blue sky x

    1. Congrats Lynne and thanks so much for checking out the new theme!

  4. So, so cute! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Addicted to Stamps!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

    1. Happy to join in Darlene, and many thanks for visiting!

  5. Aww, such a sweet Peace card with the beautiful sentiment! Love all the techniques you used and your coloring on vellum is so pretty! These little guys are just so adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

    1. Thank you so much Katrina. I had lots of fun with this card! And happy to join in at Path of Positivity!

  6. Absolutely ADORABLE!! Love the sky, thanks for sharing how you made it, and the sentiment! The hedgehogs have a lot of dimension, and such beautiful water-colouring!!

  7. Congrats and what a darling little hedgehog card!

  8. Precious card and I love your background!! Loving those little hedgehogs!
    Thanks for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.

  9. What a sweet image. I love all Penny Black Stamps. Thank you for taking part in the "My Time To Craft Challenge" #411 (Christmas Scene). DT Sam x

    1. Happy I was able to join in, thank you so much for stopping by!

  10. How super cute. I love the 'flicked' snow. Great colouring. Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

    My Challenge Blog
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  11. Love these little Hedgies! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  12. This is just so adorable! Love those gorgeous hedgies and your snowy sky! I must get out the masking fluid that's a great effect!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  13. Me again ... still think this is such a cute scene! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  14. Awww, even hedgehogs need their tree! Adorable, and love that gorgeous smooth sky! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  15. A beautiful stamped card, Ellibelle! Such cute hedgehogs and a lovely sentiment. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” December Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  16. This is so cute! So much work goes into making those cards! You did a fantastic job!

  17. Your card is adorable! I love hedgies! Thank you for a new challenge! Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Such a sweet card! Your little hedgies are so cute. Thanks for joining our challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

  19. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at 2CCC. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Mia {My Blog}

  20. So lovely and cute.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  21. Super toffe kaart. Helemaal leuk. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
    Great card, love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.


    DT Creative Sketchy Girls

  22. Merci pour ce beau challenge et l'inspiration fabuleuse de la DT.
    Plein de bonnes choses en ce dernier mois de l'Année.

    Thank you for this great challenge and the fabulous inspiration of the DT.
    Lots of good things in the last month of the year.

  23. A lovely cute card. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian (DT).

  24. I love all creatures great and small. Love your card too. Thanks for the creature challenge.

  25. Me again. I'm here with Sparkles and I still think it's a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly. Love Dawn x

  26. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz.

  27. Oh I love your gorgeous image and Project. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  28. Hello… Your card is lovely… Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Friends. Hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader]

  29. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Not Just Cards Challenge this time and good luck :)

  30. Such beautiful work and colouring, love the cute image. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Challenge at Morgan's Artworld Challenge this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT

  31. Oh this is so lovely, love your wonderful background and we don't talk about the Penny's Black mice, they are soooo sweet!

    Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  32. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the My Time to Craft Challenge.

    Helen x

  33. So cute card. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irmelin

  34. Your sky is gorgeous! I love your wintery scene with those cute hedgehogs. Thanks for playing at JUGS!

  35. I never thought of flicking masking fluid for a snowflaked background before, but it does give great white snowflakes falling to the ground. Nice tip too. So very cute and a beautiful sentiment too. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for our December challenge.

    Love the cute card thank you for sharing with the DT from WE Love To Create Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

  37. Great card, thanks for sharing with us at Christmas With The Cuties. Hugs, Shona x

  38. lovely card, but I don't see our sketch in your card?
    Nancy DT Creative Sketchy Girls

  39. I don't know how I overlooked being a Top 3 pick, but I'm delighted and honored. Thanks so much. :-D Congrats to the others, too.

  40. Super cute! These little hedgehogs are simply adorable!
    Gorgeous background technique, thanks for the explanation.
    Thank you for joining us at Ching Chou Kuik's challenge blog
    Hugs- Nélida DT

  41. Beautiful card I love the wintery scene, perfect for our challenge at Sparkles Christmas. Good luck. Hugs Debs DT xx

  42. Beautiful card! I really like the cute images from Penny Black.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges this month!

  43. Wow, I am loving your winter scene which fits in perfectly with our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas forum. Thanks for joining in with us. Good luck. Hugs Debs DT xx

  44. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  45. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional winter” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Kreativtanten)

  46. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's December "Anything Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  47. Aww that is so adorable. 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

  48. Love this card, such a great scene you created! Thanks for joining us at MLC challenge blog!
    Monica- DT

  49. Such a cute make - thanks for joining our December challenge at Countryview Challenges and good luck in the draw. Big hugs Rachel x

  50. Happy New Year!
    Awesome creation! Excellent design too.
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

  51. Oh your card is sooo cute! I love those two little hedgies and that masking snowy sky you have done it truly beautiful.
    Hugs Monica

  52. Ellie, I was honored to join you as one of the top picks at the last Path of PositiviMimi, I was honored to join you as one of the top picks at the last Path of Positivity Challenge and had to stop by to learn more about your card. I'm so glad that I did. I loved hearing about the significance of the color, the 6 pointed star and the White Eagle group. What a wonderty Challenge and had to stop by to learn more about your card. I love the sweet little Penny Black critters and your wonderful details of how you created your card. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!


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