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Jun 2, 2021

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday: June Challenge - Clean and Simple or Anything Goes

Hello and welcome to my Crafty Wednesday - June Challenge right here on my blog! Hard to believe it's already June!! Thank you all for joining in last month, there were many wonderful creations and as always you can see my top picks at the end of this post. 

This Month's Theme:

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

Clean and Simple

(or Anything Handmade Goes)

Remember, the themes are now optional and you may share anything handmade (it does not have to be a card), old or new and any entry will be considered as a top pick. 

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And here is my card!

Both stamps I used here are very old and sadly retired but occasionally can be found on eBay or Etsy. 
Message from Above by Penny Black and Sentiment from a Stamp set by Flourishes (this company is no longer in business).

I started out by masking around the card front using painter's tape so I could ink up the rectangle. I used Tumbled Glass Distress ink for inking then removed the masking tape.

Next I stamped the image on a piece of scrap Neenah 80lb card stock using Memento Tuxedo ink and colored using Copic markers. I then fussy cut the image. 

The sentiment from an old Flourishes stamp set (which I had purchased a couple of years ago from eBay) has been stamped using Versafine Onyx ink

I did stamp the image again onto the card front to include the small flower which I hadn't fussy cut. Since this is a wood mounted stamp, I had to use an old Stamp-a-Ma -jig tool to ensure correct alignment.  I can't believe I actually found this tool as it's been many years since I last used it!!

I didn't really plan on adding a ribbon, but I found it on my desk already tied in a bow as I was finishing the card, so I added it.   

I'm linking up here:
Penny Black Saturday - Use PB Products and CAS // Passion For Markers Challenge - Make it Cute // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // Crafty Animals - Animals // Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Ribbon // Daisy Chain Challenges - Ribbon // Sweet Stampers - Animals // Double Trouble Challenges - Anything Goes // A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes // Cute Card Thursday - Critters // 

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Last Month's 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. 26 J. Atterbury

No. 35 Adry 

No. 43 - Chrissy

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

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

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. Beautiful card. Image is adorable and I love the design.

  2. Cute card! Love the sentiment
    Congrats to the Top Picks
    have a great day!

  3. What a lovely hedgehog card, Ellie! Great coloring the image as well as sponging the background for your sentiment! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Double Trouble for our "Something, Anything, Everything" challenge!!! -Donna

    1. Thanks so much Donna. Happy to join in!

  4. What a cute hedgehog! Love this card.

  5. An adorable image and really cute CAS card. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Passion for Markers this week.
    Lorraine DT

  6. That hedgehog is so cute and I think the ribbon was a great addition! It's such a sweet card :)

    Hope your week is going well :)

    Away From The Blue

  7. Wow! Thank you so much for choosing my album as one of your top picks! The other picks are so beautiful, congrats! And I love your card and how you coloured it, it's super cute and gorgeous. Blessings and hugs!

    1. Congrats again Adry, so well deserved! Your album is just gorgeous!

  8. Beautiful card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  9. The hedgehog is so cute!

    Curated By Jennifer

    1. I can never get enough of these cute hedgehog stamps!! Thanks for visiting, Jennifer!

  10. Your Hedgie is adorable, great coloring and love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  11. Love the layout of this gorgeous CAS card!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  12. Super card - such a great layout! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Passion for Markers, good luck! Juliex

  13. Wonderful card, Ellie! Great design and use of the Hedgie stamp. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #85.

  14. Your little critters card is beautiful (as your work always is), and what a lovely sentiment. Thanks for sharing your critter with us at 2CraftyCritterCrazies, see you again soon. CarolG

  15. Lovely Cute card and thanks for sharing at PFP this week love the hedgehog

  16. Such a sweet card! Sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. (:

  17. Congratulations, Ellie, on your card being selected as one of Double Trouble's "Top 3" cards for challenge #85!!! -Donna

  18. I am delighted to learn of you picking my mini notecards to feature. Thank you very much. Wonderful card you created here. Very nice lay-out.

    God bless,
    JO ANN

  19. This is just adorable! The whole design and the colours used just go so well together. Such a sweet sentiment too.
    Have a lovely weekend. :) #MMBC


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