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Feb 3, 2021

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - February Challenge: Hearts or Flowers

Hello and welcome to the February Crafty Wednesday challenge right here on my blog! Thank you so much for stopping by and for checking out the new theme! Maybe you'll get to join in too and share your crafty creations for a chance to be featured! Thanks everyone who played along last month, my top picks are below so be sure to take a look! 

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This Month's Theme

For the month of February I selected the theme of..........................

Hearts or Flowers

Remember, this theme is optional for your inspiration but you may share any of your crafty makes!

My February Card

I thought these cute mice were perfect for a Love or Valentines Day themed card and I used them along with some other favorite Penny Black stamps.

The mice were stamped on Neenah 80lb card stock using Memento Tuxedo ink then colored with some Copic markers. The heart from the Penny Black Set So Very Much was stamped using Victorian Velvet Distress ink on Neenah paper and I used foam tape to add the cute image.

Next I stamped the postmark and cancellation mark from the set Posted with Love to the bottom right using Pumice Stone Distress ink and the heart in the middle using Victorian Velvet ink. 

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As many designer papers and scraps as I have, I could not find anything I liked, so I decided to use my Classy Stripes stencil and Victorian Velvet ink again to make my own striped paper and cut off a small strip to add to the card.

The sentiment which is part of the set Micey Day has been heat embossed using Versamark ink and white super fine Embossing Powder on black card stock and added to the card with foam tape. I thought it needed something else dark on the top left and found some paper scraps in my scrap box which I added a paperclip to and tied some white ribbon onto it. To finish it off, I inked the edges using the same Victorian Velvet ink, then mounted onto a 110lb heavy weight card. 

Stamps: So Very Much, Micey Day , Posted with Love (all by Penny Black)
Embellishments: May Arts silk ribbon, Stampin Up paper clip (old)

I'm linking up with these blogs:
CAS on Friday - Animals // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // Crafty Animals - Animals // Crafty Friends Challenge - Animals // Perfectly CAS - Stencils // Crafting Happiness Challenges // Dream Valley Challenges - Four Legged Friends // Path of Positivity  - celebrate those you love // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Love/Hearts // Use Your Stuff - Love // Little Red Wagon - Hearts // Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air // 
Double D - Valentine's Mood Board


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Last Month Top Picks

I will continue to add my favorites to the dedicated Pinterest board, but going forward I will once again showcase the top pick's creations with links to their individual blogs, which will be removed at the start of each new month's challenge to remain in compliance with GDPR. 

Choosing favorites is never easy but something that needs to be done and here are my top picks in the order of entry. 

No. 5 Hazel

No. 31 Debbie M.

No. 34 The Creative Twins

Congratulations! Your top pick logo is below. Feel free to post it to your own blogs if you like to!

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A few things to remember:

  • You may follow the theme or anything crafty goes.
  • Backlinking is allowed.
  • You may combine with any other challenges.
  • You may use any brand of stamps/digis/products (no company restriction).
  • No more than 3 entries per person please - no worries if you end up with more.
  • Please do include a link back here to my blog in your blog post.

Note: Top picks will be selected from the entries shared with the linky tool. The top pick's creations will be displayed the following month along with their blog links until the start of a new challenge. If you do not want to be featured, please do not use the linky tool.


  1. Thank you so much for including my card as one of the top favourites. xx

    1. Well deserved Hazel. And thanks so much for joining in too!

  2. Lovely card Ellie x Susan x

  3. Congrats to the winners!
    Have a great day!

    1. Same to you, Marilyn!
      Thanks for visiting!

  4. Aw, those mice are so sweet! I have really got to get a move on with making my Valentine's day cards!!

    1. Thanks Joanne! They sure are so cute!!

  5. Your cards are always wonderful as well as inspirational, Ellie, and this card is no exception! Love your little critters. Thank you for choosing my card with this group of talented crafters! I can't wait to get going on a card to enter into this month's challenge!

  6. I love the mouse card. It has great flow and interest. Wonderful layers. Thanks for joining our hearts challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

  7. That is such a cute card, so nice for Valentine's day! :)

    Hope that you are having a good week :)

    Away From Blue

  8. Such sweet little mice, I love them. And I love this card, great design here. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

  9. Such a gorgeous card!


  10. Cute card. Love the mice and sentiment. thanks for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments, Colour crazy.

  11. Super sweet card!
    This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Stay safe and well.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  12. This is just the cutest card! Thank you for joining in our Double D challenge!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  13. This card is adorable! Love the design...especially the sweet digi over the stamped heart! Wonderful idea to add the postage stamp and the colors are perfect! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  14. I just LOVE this creation Elli! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Valentine LOVE’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  15. What a sweet Valentine card. Thanks for joining us at Pammies Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

  16. Lovely project. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  17. So sweet I love how you placed the heart image behind the mice.

  18. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.

  19. SQUEAL! I LOVE this card, the mice, the greetings, the colouring the little details that make it a whole. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  20. This is so lovely. Thanks for sharing with us over at Colour Crazy Challenge and good luck!

    - Hanna, DT

  21. Cute! I hope you'll link up this week in our SWEET challenge. (interpret your way - sweethearts, sweet saying, sweet image, sweets to eat, etc)
    :) Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges - DT & Owner

  22. Your card is so pretty. Such an absolutely darling image too!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  23. Pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Perfectly Cas

  24. Congratulations! You were selected as a RISING STAR for the week of January 24 - 31, 2021 at A PLACE TO START! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! We look forward to seeing you in our February Sketch Challenge!

  25. WOW! This card is full of love and friendship. Great colors and a great entry to our Perfectly CAS challenge this month. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us.
    Bo┼╝enA DT Perfectly CAS

  26. A really pretty, cute design.

    Thanks for joining us at the Use Your Stuff Challenge.

    Helen x


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