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Nov 3, 2021

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday: November Challenge - Partnering with Double Trouble Challenge (optional)

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out the new theme and maybe you'll decide to join in too! For the first 10 days of this month Ellibelle's Crafty Challenge is partnering with Double Trouble challenge for a fun optional   collaboration! More details below :)

As always, thank you so much for joining in the previous month, there were some fabulous entries, so be sure to scroll down to see if you are in my top 3!

This Month's Theme

For the month of November I picked the theme of.................

 Dies Cuts and Punches

(manual or electronic made die cuts and any type of punches)

Remember, my theme is optional for your inspiration. You can find the linky tool at the very end of this post and anyone is welcome to share their crafty makes!

And now until November 14th for some EXTRA Optional FUN: Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday is partnering with Double Trouble Challenge

To play along with Double Trouble, simply follow Thing 1 Trouble Maker's theme  and you may also choose Thing 3 Twisted Sister's Optional theme. And don't forget to link up here too!

Please note:
Double Trouble challenge runs until November 11th, but Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday still runs until the end of the month as usual! 

And here is my card:
A Tall Card and a Die for Thing 1,  Teddy Bears and Toys from Santa for Thing 3 and a Die for Thing 2 (Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday)! 

I know tall/ long cards (or slimline as they are now called) are so popular nowadays, but have to admit they aren't my favorite cards to make. But then I decided on making a "mini tall card" which measures  3.5" x6 " and I actually enjoyed working with this size :-) 

Using Washi tape from my stash, I masked off the edges then used distress ink to ink up the card. With the washi tape still in place I used the Circle Explosion stencil to add to the background, then removed the washi tape.

This vintage Santa image is from the old and retired Stampin Up set Old Fashioned Christmas, stamped with Memento Tuxedo ink and colored with  Copic markers. I fussy cut the image using my Cutterbee scissors before adding to the card. 

The sentiment is one of my favorites from the Penny Black Christmas set Season's Gifts

The string or baubles at the top was done with an old Whimsy Stamps die using brushed gold cardstock

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Stickles Glitter in Frosted Lace was applied to Santa's fur trim. 

Linking up here:
Themes: Die Cut Divas - Slimline // Bastel-Traum - Christmas // Country View Crafts' Challenge - Christmas Gifting // Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - AG Christmas // Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Christmas // Sparkles Forum Christmas - Presents // 

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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.

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

No. 9 Amy
No. 38 Liliane
No. 43 Darlene

Congratulations ladies, well deserved recognition! Your Top Pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your own blogs!

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.
  • 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.


Pauline C said...

Lovely tall card Ellie .. great background and stamp, and love your bauble die
Pauline x

Marilyn said...

Love your card Ellie! Congrats to the winners!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

The Exclusive Beauty Diary said...

These cards look very beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Ellie, thank you for partnering with us at Double Trouble for these next two weeks. Your write up was fantastic and hope that it will bring some of your happy scrappers to our challenge too. Thanks for encouraging others to meeting our Things 1, 2 and 3 requirements... your card was right on and Twisted Sister loves that you used the optional twist "T's" too with Toys and Teddy Bears. Let's T what others bring to our challenges. Don't forget to enter your card in our challenge and be eligible for 3 chances at our random draw. Thanks again for partnering with us.

Joanne said...

Very cute card! I just made a few cards this weekend using some die cuts and I am loving how much easier it is than trying to fussy cut around the images.

Jean said...

Lovely festive card great colours x Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

Darlene said...

Thanks SO MUCH for choosing my card among the October Top Picks! Honored!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Félicitations à Ellibelle pour ses superbes créations.
C’est toujours un plaisir de tenter sa chance dans ce beau challenge.
Congratulations to Ellibelle for their superb creations.
It's always a pleasure to try your luck in this great challenge.

Donna Scholz said...

Ellibelle, your card brings back memories of Santa images when I was growing up! Love your use of stickles for the fur on his suit. Your coloring of the image is wonderful with all the shading you added!! Thank you for being our Double Trouble partner this week, and for sharing your wonderful vintage Christmas card with us!!! -Donna

Crafting Queen said...

lovely card. thanks for joining 613 avenue create.

Alyson Mayo said...

This is a great vintage Christmas card. The ornaments at the top are a perfect finishing touch for the Santa image. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Melanie Hungerford said...

Perfect traditional Santa image, and that is such a nice and pretty sentiment. So happy you partnered with us this month at Double Trouble!

Creaine said...

This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
DT Ine

Furrbster said...

This is a really great card,

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

papercraftingprincess said...

Beautiful coloring. Love the gold ornaments at the top too! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

Amy Johnson said...

Oh my goodness! What a surprise to come over here and see my card featured. Thanks so much! And I love your Christmas card! You are so ahead of the game with all the Christmas cards you've been making.

Karin said...

What for a amazing Santa Claus. Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

Hugs and good luck
DT bastel-traum challenge

Anonymous said...

Such a cute card!


Gale said...

Lovely card Ellibelle. Slimline cards are not my favorite either. 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

Arlene said...

Your card is beautiful. Just darling. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas,

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Beautiful card Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Wendy DT Member for

Lori Podolsky said...

Such a cute and fabulous card, Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. We hope to see you again.
Hugs, Lori - DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

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

Kelly Schelske said...

What a great card and fun challenge, thank you!

Melanie R said...

Your card is beautiful, Ellie!

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Maritza DT


Wonderful creation!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge November ATG and sorry for the late comment.