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Jan 1, 2020

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - January Challenge

Happy New Year!! 

I would like to wish all of my blog followers and visitors a Happy and Healthy 2020!

Welcome to the first Crafty Wednesday challenge of the year right here on my blog! I'm so happy you decided to check it out and maybe play along! There were some fabulous entries last month, be sure to scroll down to see if you were the prize winner or in my top picks.

This  Month's Theme

Use New Goodies or Old Favorites
(or both)

I think this challenge is for everyone and I hope you'll play along! As always the linky tool is at the end of this post.

For my card I used a "new to me" stamp by Hero Arts along with some old favorites. This stamp is called Antique Bee and Flowers and is available directly from Hero Arts, at Scrapbook. com  or Amazon. My card was inspired by a another challenge card I was working on ...

Hero Arts Antique Bee and Flowers also available Here and Here // Penny Black Happy Wishes also available Here // TCW Chickenwire Stencil // Stampin Up French Script // Distress Ink Tea Dye // Distress Ink Walnut Stain // Distress Ink Antique Linen // Distress Ink Scattered Straw // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Clear Embossing Powder // Bristol Vellum Paper // Wink of Stella

Related Products:

The image has been heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper and colored with distress inks. I then used a chickenwire stencil and french script stamp to create the background with distress inks and I inked and distressed the edges.  Sentiments are from the Penny Black set Happy Wishes, stamped with Walnut Stain distress ink and heat embossed. Layered onto Stampin Up's Old Olive card stock then used 110 lb heavy weight white card stock as the base. Some clear wink of stella glitter was applied to the bee to give it some sparkles. 

I'm also linking up here:
Little Red Wagon - NBUS // Mod Squad Challenge - Make Your Own Pattern Papers // Simon Says Wednesday - Something New // Not Dressed as a Lamb - Any Blog Post

Below I've linked to Amazon for those of you interested. Affiliate links are used in this post, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase through the links,  at no cost to you. 

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 Shop 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

First up is the prize winner. was used to selected the winner, and the prize goes to......
No. 17 Paper Whims

Congratulations, you won a $6 Gift Certificate to either Mo's Digital Pencil or Bugaboo Stamps. (Unfortunately I can no longer offer Tiddly Inks as a prize as no certificates are offered in their new Etsy shop and the other shop is now closed.) 
Please message me at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com with your choice of gift certificate and I will get that sent to you. 

Choosing my top picks is never easy, but it has to be done and here they are in order of entry:

No. 16 Christy Lee
No. 29 Jan R
No. 56 Kuni

Congratulations on being selected as top picks! 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 this month's 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

PS: I recently shared my 2019 Year In Review post, where I picked my favorite creations of 2019. You can take a look here and please let me know if you've done a "favorites of 2019" post. I'd love to come check out yours!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors! Happy New Year!

Marilyn said...

Pretty card! Love the background! Congrats to the winners!
Have a great day!
Happy New Year!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Happy New Year!!
Wonderful sepia tones and great watercolouring for your card!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you Julie!!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Marilyn!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Alice. I love these colors but don't use them enough!

Wendy said...

I am so happy to be the winner of the December Challenge...thank you!

Buba said...

Happy New Year dear! I follow you on gfc #721 , follow back?

Sabrina Mello said...

Nossa que artigo fantástico, por isso que estou quase todos os dias visitando e lendo seus artigos. Porque sempre tem conteúdos interessantes e de qualidade.

Beijos 😘 !!

Meu Blog: Apostando na Loteria

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE the vintage look of this card, and your design is FABULOUS!! Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

NickScrapShack said...

Happy New Year! I loved to have a look at your favourites for 2019. You can find mine here, if you want to have a peak:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello and Happy New Year! Thank you for a new challenge and beautiful inspiration! I love bees - they are so important to our food supply!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful card, loving the vintage look and feel. Thanks so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

JanR said...

I'm thrilled that you chose my card as one of your Top 3! Thank you so much!!

Such a wonderful card! I especially love all the distressing.

creationsnz said...

Oh Ellibelle, this card is beautiful. Love all the elements and layers you have used and you still achieved an understated feel. CarolG

Maryann scrapbooking said...

C'est toujours un vrai plaisir que de participer à votre challenge et admirer les créations de la DT.

It is always a pleasure to participate in your challenge and admire the creations of DT.

America said...

A Great Challenge. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Wendy said...

Hi Ellie, I have been trying to contact you about the December win. The above email is not working for me. Please contact me. Thank you! Wendy