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Jan 5, 2022

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - January Challenge

Hello and welcome to the January Crafty Wednesday challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by today and hoping you will join in this month too! There were some fabulous entries in December, so be sure to scroll down to see if you were one of my top picks! 

This Month's Theme

Something New

As always, the theme is optional for your inspiration, but do feel free to share any of your crafty makes (any type of craft is welcome) and all entries will be considered as a Top Pick. You will find the linky tool at the end of the post. 

This post may include some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links. As always, this is at no cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting this blog!

And here is what I made:

For my "Something New" I went with a new (to me) product, this cute Conga Line stamp set from Colorado Craft Company. I got mine from Amazon but it's also available at and of course directly from Colorado Craft Company as well as other retailers. 

I've only just discovered this stamp set from a recent Allsorts challenge entrant and fell in love with these cute hamsters (or maybe they are guinea pigs?) Stamped using Versafine Onyx ink and simple watercoloring was done using my Zig Clean Color markers and a Zig Detailer watercolor brush. 

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Party hats and crown were paper pieced using patterned paper scraps and I used the same papers for the banners. 

The sentiment is part of the same set and I decided to use a star stencil on the background. I've had this stencil for several years and don't remember what brand it is, but this stencil is a good alternative, otherwise stamped or die cut stars would also work well. Some green jute twine from May Arts finishes off the card. 

Stamp Set Used: 

I'm linking up here:
A Place To Start - AG // Colouring in Scrapland - Coloring // Crafting Happiness Challenges - AG // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New // 613 Avenue Create - AG // Critter Crazy Challenges - Critters // Clever Dexter Challenge - Something New // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Papers // Creatalicious Challenges - Something New // The Crafting Challenge - AG // Sweet Stampin - Something New // 
 Always AG and Link Parties:
Dare to Share // Sunday Showcase (First Sunday) with Ada and Mireille // Inspire Me Monday //  Link Up Potpourri //  Random-osity Good, Random, Fun // You're The Star Blog Hop Link Party @Stonecottage Adventures // Anything Goes with Your Hosts @ My Random Musings // Jenerally Informed The Happy Now  Thursday Favorite Things // Little Things Thursday // Encouraging Heart and Home @ Slices of Life

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 Baby, It's Cold Outside or Anything Goes. They are listed in order of entry.

No. 27 Auntie Sue

No. 34 Pauline

No. 47 Jill

Congratulations!! Well deserved recognition. Your Top Pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your own blogs if you like to :)

Can't wait to see what you will share this month!

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.
  • Backlinking IS allowed.


Aimeslee Winans said...

Love your card, that conga line is so cute! xoxo

Joanne said...

What an adorable card! I actually just added that same stamp set to my cart yesterday.

Pauline C said...

This is such a fun card Ellie and very cute. Thank you so much for picking me as a top pick for December .. it means a lot xx❤️

JanR said...

Such a sweet card! Lovely colouring too!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Blog As I do Rodos

kiwimeskreations said...

Congratulations to last month's winners - their cards are amazing
Loving your card ellie, with the fabulous use of the papers and stencil behind the adorable image
Stay safe

María said...

This card is awesome. And that stamp is adorable. I also love the background you've created. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

Sarn said...

Brilliant birthday card Ellie .
Love your soft colouring and the addition of stars is perfect.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Handmade in Israel said...

Your Conga Line stamp set card is adorable! Such a sweet design.

Vicki said...

So adorable, Elliebelle! I love your Congo line of dancing mice. Thanks for joining the 613 Avenue Create, January Anything Goes Challenge.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Great image and project. 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

Barbara Bruder said...

Cute birthday card. Made me smile. 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}

Aritha V. said...

Sweet. Well done. I love to see the little crown.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I can see why you fell in love with this stamp, with your colouring it's come alive. I love it. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Loose Stitches said...

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

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute birthday card.

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful coloring! I love the green, it makes a statement!
Thanks so much for dropping this wonderful project into our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah,
A Place To Start, Owner
613 Avenue Create, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
Shopping Our Stash, DT

Sladjana Perisic said...

What a fun card! Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry, and we hope to see you again.

Donna from Creative Pixie Designs
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Cute design. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

the 4 M's said...

Such pretty cards!

Tone K. said...

Supercute! :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

Doris Klein said...

What a fun work! Nice colour and great design!

Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
*Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
*List Manager* Challenges for Days
*DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
*GDT* stamps & fun = CREATIVITY

inkblocks said...

Thanks for another great challenge to play along with, and happy New Year to everyone! :o) Nancy J

Aunty Sue said...

Thanks for the top three pplace it means alot and i can see why you loved the stamp

Chana Malkah said...

That Congo line looks like a lot of fun!
Thanks, for creating with us at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah,
A Place To Start, Owner
613 Avenue Create, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
Shopping Our Stash, DT

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.
Happy new year.

flossbite said...

Super cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterened Paper Challenge.