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Jul 7, 2021

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - July Challenge: Christmas in July

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday  - July challenge, right here on my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by to check out the new theme and hope you'll decide to join in too! There were some wonderful entries last month, so be sure to scroll down to see if your entry made my Top Picks!

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

Christmas in July.

Remember, the given theme is for your inspiration only and you may link up any of your crafty makes. All entries will be considered for the top picks, whether you followed the optional theme or not.

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I kept my card in a CAS style. The image (which includes the frame) is an oldie from PSX. I've only had it for a few years but it was probably released in the 90's, and can only be found on eBay or Etsy.

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It's been stamped using Chipped Sapphire ink then colored with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. but this image didn't really require too much coloring.

I trimmed along the frame and then adhered it to a white card base using foam tape. No extra sentiment was needed here as "Let is snow" is already included. 

I added three die cut snowflakes and then some sticky rhinestones to finish off this card.

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PS: If you're looking to add some Christmas products to your stash to get a head start on your Christmas crafting, do check out's Christmas in July section. 

I'm linking up here:
Themes: Winter Wonderland  - Christmas Song (Frosty the Snowman and Let is Snow) // A Place To Start - Favorite Holiday (Christmas) // Christmas with the Cuties - Cute Christmas // Colouring in Scrapland - Coloring // Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas in July // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - Anything Goes // Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Christmas in July // Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas in July // International Art & Soul - Red White and Blue // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes // A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes // Catch The Bug - Anything Goes // Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes // Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Christmas // Taylor Made Cards 4 U - Anything Goes // Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes // Crafty Catz - Anything Goes // My Time To Craft Christmas - CAS Christmas // Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog - Christmas in July // Happy Little Stampers Christmas - Anything Christmas // Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Anything Christmas // The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Christmas // 

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.

Selecting just three is never easy but something that needs to be done and here they are from last month's theme of Clean and Simple or Anything Goes. They are listed in the order of entry.

No. 19 Melanie H.

No. 23 Made by Mandy

No. 29 Maria

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.


brenda said...

What a super Snowman Ellie - I'm never sure if they are Snow People these says to be PC but doesn't have the same ring does it. All the same it's a super fun creation.

B x

Mandy said...

Thank you very much for choosing my card as a Top 3.

Congratulations to all the winners and to you for your new DT position. Your cards are amazing so it was very well deserved :)

Hope everyone is safe and well. Stay Happy, Healthy, crafting and creating joy.

Love Mandy xxx

Jennifer said...

Super cute snowman!

Curated By Jennifer

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving that slightly quirky and absolutely gorgeous snowman Ellie. A stunning card
Stay safe

Joanne said...

That is such a cute snowman!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Lovely CAS and love the snowy frame that matches the scene so well!

Lovely said...

That's a wonderful card!

Marilyn said...

Congrats to the top picks!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

Becca Sadler said...

Thanks for sharing your celebration/holiday favorite (Christmas) creation at A Place To Start challenge blog! We appreciate your support. The snowman image is very charming! --Becca/DT for APTS

Barbara Bruder said...

Definitely a cute snowman. Love it!! Nice color used to stamp in. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

Billie A said...

Wonderful card. Awesome image and loving the snowflake below. Thanks for sharing over at colour crazy, Crafty Catz, Catch the bug

Jackie Cornfield said...

So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft Christmas.
We love to see everyone’s work.
Stay safe and well.
Good luck, do come back again!
Hugs, Jackie DT member x

JulieP said...

The blue tones really create a wintery mood. Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the HLS Christmas challenge!

Josephine said...

Fabulous card. Love all the white - it makes the image so much more dramatic!

Thanks for joining us at International Art and Soul!

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

Helen x

Chris said...

Your snowman card is gorgeous- beautiful design - love the stamp! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this month.

Suze said...

Lovely card Ellibelle. I like the shade of blue you used. Thank you for entering the Enchanted Garden and/or Christmas in July Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Chana Malkah said...

Your snowman is adorable and just perfect for our "Craft Your Favorite Holiday" challenge at A Place To Start! Thanks for sharing this fun creation with us!
Chana Malkah,
A Place To Start, Owner
613 Avenue Create, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
The Color of Cards, Owner

Christine Harrop said...

Thank you for sharing your cute card with us at IAAS this time. We hope to see you again soon. Christine DT

Donna Walls said...

Adorable Snowman and love your coloring! Thanks for joing us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies! Donna

creationsnz said...

Hi Ellie, I love the hand drawn look in this scene and beautifully set with the dark snowy frame and flakes. Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy, CarolG

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Very cool project.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for the new challenge and thank you also for joining the challenge at The 12 months of Christmas.

Julie Odil said...

Adorable snowman! Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Julie, DT member

Doris Klein said...

wow.. what amazing DT works for this fun challenge!

Thanks for this and lovely greetings
Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
*List Manager* Challenges for Days
*DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Furrbster said...

This is a lovely CAS card,

Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Stacey said...

Super cute Snowman. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
DT Stacey


Wonderful creation! I love colouring! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Wow, that stamp makes a great holiday card! Nice work! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!