Oct 6, 2021

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - October Challenge: Any Celebrations and Holidays

Hello and welcome to the October Crafty Wednesday challenge right here on my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by today and decided to check out this month's optional theme and I'd love to see you joining in too! There were some fabulous entries last month so be sure to scroll down to see who my top picks were!

Before I announce the new theme, I wanted to let you know, that next month only - November - Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge will begin on Monday instead of Wednesday. There is a good reason behind it but I will let you know why next month :-) 

This Month's Theme:

Any Celebrations and Holidays

As always, this theme is for your inspiration, but you may share any of your crafty makes, old or new (it doesn't have to be papercrafts), and all entries will be considered as a top pick. 

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And here is my card:

I decided to make CAS card using a cute Penny Black stamp from the set Wonderful, which is an older set by oh so cute! 
Stamped using  Versafine Onyx ink and I colored with a mix of distress inks and Zig Clean Color markers. The image has then been fussy cut using my Cutterbee scissors

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The white background has been embossed with a simple dotted embossing folder - options here. The wood textured patterned paper I've had in my box of paper scraps for a long time, thought it was the perfect one to use here. 

The birthday sentiment is from the Penny Black set Sprinkles and Smiles. After stamping it, I used a circle die to cut it out, then trimmed along 3 of the edges before adhering to the card.

Not my best coloring, as I waited once again until the last minute to make my card, so I rushed a bit.  One of these days I will learn to work ahead LOL!

I'm linking up here:

Colouring in Scrapland - Coloring // Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Celebrations // Make My Monday - Embossing // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - AG // 613 Avenue Create - AG // 

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.

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

No. 25 Jenny M.

No. 35 Niki

No. 41 - Kuni

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. That is such a cute card! It just reminded me that I need to make a birthday card for my sister too.

  2. Such a sweet and really happy Birthday creation Ellie.

    B x

  3. What a gorgeous card Ellie - love the way you treated the sentiment die cut by trimming and changing the shape
    Stay safe

  4. Cute card! Love the embossed background!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

  5. That is such a cute birthday card! I love the simplicity of the design and the little hedgehogs are adorable!

    Hope your week is going well and you have a nice weekend ahead of you :)

    Away From The Blue

  6. Adorable card!

  7. Love your CAS card!

  8. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.

  9. Thanks Ellie! Your card is so cute!

  10. A lovely Card!!Thank you for joining us in Colouring in Scrapland challenge,very luck.
    Hugs,DT Marisol.

  11. Thank you so much for choosing my card
    and for your comment at Splitcoaststampers!
    Congrats to the other ladies of the TOP 3
    Greetings from Monique (niki1)


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