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Dec 2, 2020

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - December Challenge

Hello and  welcome to the December Crafty Wednesday challenge right here on my blog! I'm so glad you decided to stop by and hope you'll join in too! Many thanks to everyone who shared in last month's challenge. There were some wonderful entries so be sure to scroll down to see if you were one of my top picks! 

This Month's Theme

December is a busy month for everyone, so I am making it easy and it's simply ..............

Anything Goes!

Remember, this is open to any type of crafts and everyone is invited to join in as long as it's handmade and family friendly! I can't wait to see what you'll share this month! 

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Here is what I made: A Christmas card using red, kraft and black with an old Santa image. 

I used another stamp from an old stamp set by Craft UK (sorry, no link, it's a really old set, I purchased it from eBay years ago). This stamp also included a Christmas tree but I decided to fussy cut Santa and his penguin friend without the tree.

To start, I first stamped the branches in the background (Penny Black Winter Ledge) then layered some torn white card stock for snow. The image has been stamped on separate card stock using Versafine Onyx ink and colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, then fussy cut.

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Wink of Stella glitter was added to the fur trims and snow for a little bit of sparkle. The jute twine is from May Arts and the sentiment from Penny Black's set Holiday Snippets. I thought the card needed a little something more so I cut a strip of patterned paper and white card stock to add under the sentiment. 

Stamps: Craft UK set (retired), Penny Black Winter's Ledge, Penny Black Snippets
Papers: Neenah (white), Stampin Up (dark red), Hero Arts (kraft)

I'm linking up with these challenges: 
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Sentiment // Everybody-Art-Challenge - Black, Red plus one other color (Kraft) // Ike's World - Christmas // Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes // Christmas with the Cuties - Feature a Creature // Double Trouble Challenges - Create Something New and include snow // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes // A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes // A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes // Craft-Dee BowZ - Add a Bow // Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Papers // Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Christmas // DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes // LeAnn’s World 101 - Anything Goes // Love to Craft - Anything Goes // Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Christmas // Not Just Cards - Anything Goes // A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes // Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes // Sweet Stampin - Spots // Crafty Catz - Anything Goes // Just Add Ink - Just Add "S" (Santa, Snow) // Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes // Cardz 4 Galz - Cute Christmas // C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas // Crimbo Crackers - Christmas // Krafty Chicks - All Occasions // 

Last Month's Top Picks

Thank you all for joining in and sharing your wonderful creations! It's always so hard to select favorites but it's something that needs to be done and here they are in order of entry. 

No. 21 Jenny Martin
No. 40 - Kuni
No. 51 - Carole J.

As always, in order to be in compliance with GDPR I am not able to post links, but I recently 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.

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

To play along this month simply use the linky tool below.

A few things to remember:

  • 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.

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brenda said...

He looks like such a happy Santa Ellie and a lovely design in your unique and lovely style.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Ellie. Love the image and it looks amazing on the kraft card
Stay safe

Marjeta said...

Beautiful card you made. Love this stamp.

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card! Congrats to the winners!
have a great day!

Jennifer said...

This is an adorable card!

Curated By Jennifer

Bojana said...

What a lovely card to get. Your friends and family will be delighted.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable card and great colouring!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So ADORABLE! Loving that Santa and the penguin!

Pat said...

Lovely card, sweet Santa image and great design, thanks for sharing at Christmas with the Cuties.

Pat xx

Joanne said...

Santa and the penguin are both just so cute! Another fabulous card. Pinned.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love how you replaced the tree with winter boughs and twigs for your scenery on Kraft paper... great scenery with combination of the image and and the torn paper for your snow is very effective... very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble. Please come back for future fun challenges.

Kathleen said...

A really super Santa with a great background and some lovely embellishments.

Kath x

Andree said...

A fabulous Christmas card and a wonderful Santa image.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore December Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

JanR said...

Wonderful card! I adore the image and design!

Nance said...

I just love this image and you made it so much more beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Krafty Chicks.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Thanks for the shout out! I love your friendly looking Santa! A very cute card:)

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning card beautifully coloured thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card -love the image and fabulous colouring -the torn papers makes great snow banks.Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage
Carol DT x

Pat K said...

Great Santa on this lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

Barbara Bruder said...

So cute and love the scene. That Santa looks so happy with his critter friends. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Cheryl said...

I love your coloring on kraft and clean design!

Stacey said...

Beautiful card! I love your coloring on Kraft. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned.

DT Stacey

Donna Scholz said...

Ellie, your card is so darn cute!!! Love how you colored the Santa image - you are so talented! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

Melanie R said...

Great holiday scene, Ellie! I never tire of seeing or using Kraft paper. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #72.

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Cute card. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Andrea said...

Wow - wonderful coloration - I like it so much! Thanks for joining us at EAC.

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute Christmas card!

Rachelle Oltean said...

What a great image - you'd never know it was an older set it's so cute and contemporary! That's the mark of a good image! Great color palette, too! Thanks so much for joining us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog for our December "Anything Goes" Christmas Challenge! Take Care!
Rachelle - DT : )

Fiona said...

What a lovely scene and great colouring - I spotted the spots peeking at the top - thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin

Ilonka said...

I love youre card, Thanks for playing along with us at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Kim said...

This is an adorable card. My first thought was Santa is taking a rest to visit with some friends. December is a busy month! Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cute! Thank you for the adorable inspiration and for the challenge! Merry Christmas!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

What a cute card! Love it! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
Crafter's Castle
Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

valscraftings said...

Love this Santa image, fabulous card!

Thanks for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
DT Val x