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Oct 7, 2020

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - October Challenge

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Hello and welcome to the October Crafty Wednesday Challenge right here on my blog! I'm so happy you decided to check out the new theme and I'd love to see you joining in too!

Just a quick note, going forward all themes will also have an anything goes option as well, for those of you just wanting to share what you made.

This Month's Theme:

All Things Autumn/Fall or Anything Goes

I'm also relaxing the rules a bit, you no longer need to link something new, you can link anything new or old - yes, back-linking is allowed! Please continue to link no more than 3 separate entries so I can get a chance to visit each one. As always, you may share anything handmade: Cards, Pages, Home Decor and anything else as long as it's handmade by you! 

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My October Creation:

Autumn Fox

I combined a few Penny Black stamp sets here: Smile All Day, Snow Blanket, Nature's Friends and Nature's Gifts along with a couple of old Stampin Up stamps (leaves and sentiment).


The tree image Snow Blanket was inked up with distress inks and stamped with the help of a stamp platform. This tool is extremely helpful when I add another color of ink like I did here on the edges of the tree. The fox from the cute set Smile All Day has been stamped using Walnut Stain distress ink onto an extra piece of bristol paper and I used my Zig Detailer waterbrush for coloring, then fussy cut to add to the card. I wanted him to stand out a bit from the colorful background so I stamped the sentiment from Stampin Up onto a strip of white card stock and added the fox next to it. The flying birds are from the set Nature's Friends and the bird sitting on the fence post is from the set Nature's Gifts. I added a little bit of ink to the sky and around the tree using a blending tool. Using my Zig detailer I also went over the fence to color in what would have been snow. (And if you look closely you can tell that I missed a bit of snow here and there :)

I'm linking up here: Encouraging Heart and Home

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Last Week's Top Picks

Selecting just 3 is never easy but something that has to be done and last month's top picks are listed in the order of entry.
No. 5 Andrea W.
No. 24 Loopyloo
No. 29 Jenni Martin

As always, in order to be in compliance with GDPR I am not able to post links, but I have decided to create a Pinterest Board where my Top Picks of the month will be pinned with links back to each Top Pick's blogs.

You can see their wonderful creations HERE.

Congratulations! Your Top Pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your own blogs!

To play along in this month's challenge simply use the linky tool below.

A few things to remember:

  • You may follow the theme or anything goes
  • Link up to 3 different entries.
  • Backlinking is allowed.
  • You may combine with any other challenges.
  • You may use any brand of stamps/digis (no company restriction).
  • Please do include a link back here to my blog in your blog post.


  1. Thank you very much for choosing my card as one of the top picks - and congrats to the other picks. xx Lynda/Loopyloo

    1. Congrats again Lynda, and thanks for stopping by!

  2. What a super Autumnal scene Ellie, you have combined the stamps together beautifully and a really cute Foxy ( even if he did nab one of our white Hens on Sunday).

    B x

    1. Thanks Brenda! I'm sorry to hear about one of your hens!

  3. Lovely card! The picture looks so tranquil and cozy!
    Cool Style For Men

  4. Cute card! Love the cute scene!
    Have a great day!

  5. Soooooo gorgeous! LOVING that tree and the fox!!!!!

  6. What a super scene you have created. It is absolutely gorgeous and what a neat idea to add the fox to the sentiment banner. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Another cute card!

  8. That looks lovely and the colours are so perfect for autumn! You did a really good job with it!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  9. How cute it is! Thanks for sharing this cutie!
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  10. Adorable!!! Love so much that cute little fox and the original point of view you given to the lovely scene putting her on the banner!

  11. Your card is so amazing! I love everything about it! Thanks for the shout out:)


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