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Dec 1, 2021

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - December Challenge (and Still Looking for a Few More "Year in Review" Co-Hosts)

Hello and happy December! How did that happen so quickly!!??

Welcome to the December theme of my Crafty Wednesday challenge right here on my blog! I'm so glad you decided to stop by to check out the new theme and hopefully you'll join in too! Many thanks to all of you who joined in last month! There were lots of fabulous creations, you can find my top picks at the end of the post. 

And a little reminder first: There is still time to sign up for the "Year in Review" blog hop starting on December 29th (where we will share a post featuring our own favorites of 2021). 

All details can be found here. I am still looking for a few more to join in the fun! 

This Month's Theme:

For the month of December I selected the optional theme of.....................

Baby, it's cold outside.

Remember, the theme is optional for your inspiration, but you may link up any of your crafty makes for a chance to be featured in the top 3! It is also not limited to cards only, you may share any of your crafty creations! 

And here is my card:

I used some oldies but goodies on this card. 

I started out by flicking some masking fluid onto the Bristol Vellum card front. I let this dry completely before moving to the next step. 
When dry I heat embossed the line of trees (retired - PSX F-1550) using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink and clear embossing powder. I cut a paper mask following the line of trees so I could link up the sky. I used Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Blueprint Sketch  and a little bit of Chipped Sapphire Distress inks/oxides.

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With another paper mask in place, I inked up a snow bank using Speckled Egg ink. After all the inking was complete I rubbed off the masking fluid with a paper towel. 

The image from the Penny Black clear set Holly Jolly has been stamped on a separate piece of Bristol Vellum paper, using Versafine Onyx ink and colored with some of the same Distress inks I used for inking up the sky. 

The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Holiday Snippets, stamped using Chipped Sapphire ink. A little Frosted Lace stickles on the snow finishes off the card. 

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Linking up here:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB stamps // Paper Minutes - Trees // Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute // Double Trouble Challenges - Anything Goes with Thing 3 Twist Option (I used snowflakes but mine are made with masking fluid) // Make My Monday - Cute Christmas // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - Animals // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Sparkle // Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Snowflakes // International Art & Soul - Winter // Crazy 4 Challenges - Something you can ride on // Crafty Catz - AG // Jingle Belles - A Blog Header Christmas // 

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 Dies/Punches or Anything Goes. They are listed in order of entry.  





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

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.


brenda said...

A fun card with Hedgies in the snow Ellie.

B x

Donna Walls said...

Thank you for choosing my SL Card as a Favorite! Congrats to the other Top Picks!

Bernadet said...

Thanks for choose my card into your top picks
So proud!
Congrats to the others too

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Ellibelle, WOW. Your sky and snow scene is beautiful, great techniques used to create your scene and snowflakes. Love the hedgehog pulling the snowman... adorable and great coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and using one of Twisted Sister's elements from her card. Please join us again for future fun challenges.

lauren bergold said...

super sweet card! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun!

Joanne said...

Your snowman/ hedgehog card is so sweet!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Beautiful card, Ellie! Congrats to all, I'm honored my card is a Top Pick! XOX

mixamatoasties said...

Aww, beautiful card.

Thank you for joining us for the December challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh what a darling card. Great design. love all the elements you used. Nice coloring. 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...

I love your card. Awesome scene. So glad you shared over at Crafty Catz.

Pauline C said...

Adorable PB hedge snow scene .. I think I must get out some of my PB hedges and let them play in my new distress oxide landscapes 😀

Pauline C said...

Adorable PB hedge snow scene .. I think I must get out some of my PB hedges and let them play in my new distress oxide landscapes 😀

Pauline C said...

Adorable PB hedge snow scene .. I think I must get out some of my PB hedges and let them play in my new distress oxide landscapes 😀

Helen said...

A beautiful card Ellie - love the wintry background!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Donna Scholz said...

Ellibelle - absolutely love your wintery scene! Using the masking fluid for the snowflakes was really clever! Double Trouble's "Twisted Sister" will be very pleased you chose one of her options for this challenge! Thank you for sharing your lovely card and creative talents with us at Double Trouble for our anything goes challenge!!! -Donna

Josephine said...

So cute!

Thanks for joining us at International Art and Soul!

Chana Malkah said...

I always learn such wonderful techniques from you! Last week, during a craft purge, I came across a faux medal steampunk project I created using one of your techniques! Thanks for being so inspiring and thanks for sharing your wonderful art with us at 613 Avenue Create!
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Doris Klein said...

Aaaawwww.. what a pretty make! So cute and it's a fab snow scene.. Great job you've done!

Thanks for playing along with our stamps & fun = CREATIVITY Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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Dawn Phillips said...

I love the cute scene you've created. Thanks for joining my challenge at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

Kellianne said...

Those little critters playing in the snow are just adorable!! I love the snow falling and the pretty horizon behind the trees. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble and we hope to see you again! :)

Melanie R said...

Such a beautiful winter scene, Ellie! Love the Hedgie and his Snowman friend. Wishing you a blessed holiday season and thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #98.

DIANA L. said...

This is just beautiful I love it.
Thank you for joining the DL.ART December 2021 Linky challenge. Have a blessed day

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.

Ilonka said...

A beautiful Card, Thanks for sharing it with us at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Very beautiful. 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

Gale said...

Such a cute snow scene Ellie! 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

Pauline C said...

Hi Ellie your card is really gorgeous … just found your Wednesday challenge 😀