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Feb 2, 2022

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - February Challenge

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - February challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you decided to stop by to check out the new theme and I'd love for you to join in too!

I can hardly believe it's February already, although time flies, January seemed to have been such a looooong month, it had been extremely cold here too and I am looking forward to hopefully better weather in February, although for today we're having a winter storm warning! But at least it's not so frigid now! Hope you are staying warm where-ever you are located! 

But lets get on with the challenge - be sure to scroll down to see if you were one of my Top Picks from last month! 

This month's theme

Fitting for the month of February I selected the theme of..................

Hearts or Flowers

As always the theme is for your inspiration (optional) and you may link up any of your crafty makes. This doesn't have to be a card, it can be anything creative as long as it's handmade by you!

And here is what I made:

All stamps are by Penny Black. I started out by stamping the fence (PB Snow Fence) using Ice Spruce Distress Oxide ink then inked along the edges/sky using the same ink. If you look closely you can see that I also used a circle mask when I inked up the edges and sky.
The white splatter was done using a Posca pen. Sentiment is from the Penny Black set Dream Love Sentiments stamped in Versafine Onyx ink

The cute stamp - Penny Black Nose to Nose has been stamped on a separate piece of Bristol Vellum paper, colored and then fussy cut. They look white but were colored in a very light shade of gray and blush pink cheeks. 

Penny Black's  Berries die was used behind the bears and the heart is a die from Avery Elle's Heart Frame die set.

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The color inspiration for my card came from this month's mood board from The Four Season's challenge, so will be entering my card there.

And also linking up here:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge // Simon Says Stamp - With Love // The Paper Funday - Hugs and Kisses // Dies R Us Challenge - Love// Paper Shelter - For the One You Love // Cardz 4 Guyz - Beginning with "P" (Polar Bears) // Ike's World - Love // Unicorn Challenge - Let's See Red // Double Trouble Challenges  - AG Thing 1 // A Gem of a Challenge - AG // Di's Digis Designs - Winter Fun // Crafty Catz - AG // DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Valentine // Crafty Gals Corner - Snow Much Fun // Double D Challenge - Hearts

Always Anything Goes:

Taylor Made Cards 4 U // 613 Avenue Create opt. twist watercolor // Creative Moments // Through The Craft Room Door // The Corrosive Challenges // A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Classic Design  Challenge * // Crafts Galore Encore // DL.Art Linky Challenge // Love to Craft // QKR Stampede // The Creative Crafters // World Wide Open Design Team Challenge // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 

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 // Spread the Kindness Linkup @ Shelbee on the Edge //  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 Something New or Anything Goes. They are listed in order of entry.

No. 9 Debbie M

No. 28 Pia

No. 30 Carole

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.


  1. Your card is so cute and adorable.

    Congrats to the top picks.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Congrats to the winners!
    Have a grat day!

  3. Adorable card, how sweet!! The sentiment is awesome!!
    Congrats to the Top picks!!

  4. This is just adorable I love it.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART February 2022 Linky challenge. To be eligible for the prize please make sure you link to the challenge post, not just the general blog. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  5. Your card is just gorgeous - always love your style! Thanks for a fun challenge to play along with this month :o) Nancy J

  6. Oh my goodness... I love your background and the pops of red. This is just adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  7. Love this so much, adorable image and the touch of red just brings the winter scene to life. Thanks for playing along at Double Trouble and Four Seasons!

  8. Oh Elli this is just adorable! LOVE the touches of red ... really pop! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


    P.S. Did you know this also fits our 'Hearts' challenge over on our DOUBLE D Challenge Blog ... come check us out!

  9. Elli, this is just so adorable! I seriously love the sentiment on this card. Cute image and the pop of red is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with 613 Avenue Create's January, "Anything Goes" Challenge.

  10. Adorable sample make, Ellie! Congrats to the top picks from last challenge, all gorgeous makes! xoxo

  11. JUst GORgeous! Such a sweet image. A card that made me say Ahhh. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
    GDT Chrissyxx

  12. P is for Polar Bear!! And that little duo is adorable!! Your card is just beautiful...smokey gray mixed with the white with a splash of color...perfection!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our "something that starts with P" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  13. Super adorably cute card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
    Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Four Seasons}

  14. I love every aspect of this card. The muted grey sky and fence make a fabulous scenery for the cuddly ice bear couple. Love the white die cut detail and the touches of red. The card looks wintery and feels very cozy.
    And thanks for mentioning my card. Im now also following your board on Pinterest, it looks like a great source of inspiration.

  15. Your card is so sweet and endearing, Ellie. The pops of red are perfect and so striking. Love that you've joined us on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck with your adorable card, and hope to see you again. Enjoy your day. Hugs, Lori - DT

  16. Stunning card! I love the misty background it really sets off that gorgeous image!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

  17. Absolutely gorgeous..I especially love the watercolored background. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna

  18. Thank you so much for choosing my card, Ellie! Such an honor from such a talented crafter like you! Congrats to the other winners as well!

    Your card is so inspiring! The image is so cute and love the background. Have a wonderful weekend!

  19. That card is so cute! I love those little pops of red too.

  20. Ellie, love that fencing stamp and what a beautiful scene you created with it. Adorable images. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double Trouble and one of our previous partners The Paper FunDay.

  21. OH this is sooo adorable!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Gem of a Challenge!

    Jill, Polkadoodles DT

    Tiny Treasure Workshop

  22. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  23. What a sweet and adorable card!! Cute image and looks great with that background.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}

  24. Aaahh, this is so sweet! Great colour choices and beautifully executed! I love your background and the image is just too cute! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter!

  25. Another adorable PB stamp .. love those cute polar bears and your delicate background stamping - fab!! xx

  26. A wonderful card. Gorgeous soft background and adorable image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  27. This is absolutely adorable!!! Thanks so much for linking up to Double D Challenges. Best of luck to you!

  28. What a precious card! The polar bears are adorable, and the red accents are just perfect!

    Thank you for sharing your card at Four Seasons.
    Christine, February Guest Designer

  29. This is an adorable card. I love the hint of love with the scarfs and the cute polar bears. Thank you joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

  30. So cute! I love the layers and red coloring! Great creativity! Thanks for participating in A Gem of a Craft Challenge! ~Michelle, DT Polkadoodles

  31. The image is adorable and you have given it a spectacular treatment!
    Thanks for stopping by our house at 613 Avenue Create !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    A Place to Start , Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create , Challenge Blog

  32. Your little polar bears are adorable. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

  33. 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

  34. What a gorgeous card, I love the little touches of red in the monochrome!

    Thanks for joining us in The Paper Shelter Challenge - good luck! Hugs Susan

  35. Lovely card. Thank you for joining The Paper Shelter challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

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

  37. Merci pour cette magnifique création.
    Très heureuse de participer à ce beau challenge.
    Thank you for this wonderful creation.
    Very happy to participate in this beautiful challenge.

  38. Such a wonderful winter scene! I love the sweet bears! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I hope you will join us for the February Challenge too. ♥ Sue Kment

  39. This is so gorgeous! Love that snow fence. Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for joining us at Dies R Us Challenges! Julie, DT member

  40. Aww how very adorable. Thanks for joining us at Ikes World Challenges

  41. Thanks for sharing this DARLING card in our challenge. It's always a joy to have you play along with us and we hope you will visit again soon.
    Karen L, DT Member
    The Four Seasons challenge

  42. I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  43. A beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
    DT Val x

  44. OMG this is co cuuute! I love the background and the bears! It looks lovely monochromatic <3

    Thank you for joining us at Ike's Blog Challenge!
    ~ DT Dagmara


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