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Sep 1, 2021

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday: September Challenge - Flora and/or Fauna

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - September challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you decided to stop by to check out the new theme and hope you'll play along too! There were some wonderful entries last month, be sure to scroll down to see if your entry made my top 3!

This Month's Challenge

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

Flora and/or Fauna.

Remember, the theme is optional for your inspiration and you may link up any crafty makes. I can't wait to see what you'll share this month! 

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And here is what I made:

For my sample I used some Penny Black stamps I've had for a while. 

The cute fox from the Penny Black set Smile All Day (also available at has been stamped using Versafine Onyx ink and colored with Zig Clean Color markers and a Zig Detailer water brush on Bristol Vellum paper. 

Related Products:

The flowers are Penny Black's Brushstroke stamp Dancing Daisies, inked with Distress inks and markers then very lightly spritzed with water before stamping. 

Before adhering to the card base, I stamped the script border stamp (retired from Whimsy Stamps - alternative option but completely different text) on the left side using Versafine Onyx ink.

The sentiment is from Penny Black's set Friendship.

Some of today's products used:

Linking up Here:
Simon Says Stamp - Stamp It // Double D Challenges - Anything with a Tail // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB Stamps // The Paper Funday  - AG opt. Autumn // Cardz 4 Guyz - Things with Tails (I know there are flowers on this card but the men in my life would love receiving this card!) // Ike's World - Animals // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - No Patterned Papers // A Place To Start - Favorite Crafting Style (mixing cute with floral on card) // Path of Positivity - Nature // Dare 2B Artzy Challenges  - AG // 
 Always Anything Goes & Link Parties

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 For Boys or Men or Anything Goes. They are listed in the order of entry.

No. 3 Steph

No. 23 Elizabeth H.

No. 28 Tammy A.

Congratulations ladies! 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.


  1. Aww look at the little fox!!!

    Curated By Jennifer

  2. Congrats to the winners!
    have a great day!

  3. Wow thanks for choosing my entry as one of the top picks, congrats to everyone! xx

  4. A lovely card Ellie, love the little scene you created.
    Avril xx

  5. So pretty how you combines the Foxy along with the PB flowers Ellie.

    B x

  6. What a cute scene!

  7. Such a pretty scene! I love how you combined two totally different stamps. Wonderful card!

  8. Absolutely adorable little fox, Elliebelle! Great combination of images, adding the flower stamp. Putting on a DT hat to say how much we appreciate your support of our challenge over the years and we'll miss seeing you play after we close. Thanks for entering at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month and good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  9. Cute little fox, and really like the water colored look of the flowers.Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4Guys!

  10. A fabulous 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

  11. Love love your cute image and colored so beautifully! Adorably cute card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D! PS: This qualifies for our new challenge Four Seasons Fall Challenge too! Details can be found on my blog!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  12. Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our "things with tail" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! Your card is adorable...fantastic coloring...and I love the board text!!

  13. Love your faux water coloring, it really is a beautiful technique. That fox is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Anything With A Tail Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

  14. This card design is delightful; love the words up the side! The fox is so cute and the flower is gorgeous! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  15. Awe ... what a cute scene and your coloring/design are fabulous!Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Anything with a Tail’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

    P.S. I hope you'll come check out our brand new THE FOUR SEASONS CHALLENGE Your card fits perfectly.

  16. Awesome card. I love the cute scene. Would be an awesome Christmas card too.. So glad you shared over at Crafty Sentiments (I didn't see the link.. but font is so tiny and I have old eyes) I love your card.

  17. Awwww.... LOVE that cute fox and the sweet scene!! ADORABLE!!

  18. Awe this is so beautiful. Nice work. 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

  19. I absolutely love this! The composition and various coloring techniques are all perfectly executed. Thanks for a fabulous submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  20. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card thank you for entering it into the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge.

  21. Sweet card, I love it. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  22. Thanks so much for choosing my card as one of the Top 3, so happy! Congrats to the others as well. What a cute card and awesome design, love the words along the side!
    Tammy x

  23. Great card. I left a comment before and forgot to say thanks for sharing your awesome card over at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  24. WOW what a beautiful card, absolutely stunning.


  25. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  26. Adorable image and lovely Autumn card. Thanks for linking up with us at The Paper Funday Challenge and we hope to see your designs often! Donna

  27. Anonymous21:22

    Totally loving your cards. So cute and creative.


  28. Ellibelle your card is adorable! Thank you SO much for sharing your creativity at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy. We’re SO excited to feature you at this week’s party (#504). Have a wonderful week! :-)

  29. Beautiful card Ellibelle! Love the little fox. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for

  30. Sweet image. Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede. kReN@afourthlife. Follow me at

  31. Hi Ellie, I have had to link my entry 81 to my profile photo. It links to the correct post but for some reason I cannot select any of the photos in my post on the linky tools. All other link types are fine just not linky tools. I hope this is okay and sorry for any inconvenience. It is most weird !

    Mandy xxx


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