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Mar 2, 2022

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - March Challenge: Spring is in the Air

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - March challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by to check out the new theme and hopefully you'll join in too! There were many lovely entries last month and I thank you all for playing along and sharing your crafty makes. Be sure to scroll down to see if you were one of my top picks! 

This month's theme:

After a long (way too long!!) winter I think those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are all ready for spring, so for this month I selected the theme of....................

Spring is in the air

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! You can find the linky tool at the end of the post.

And here is what I made using some of my older stamps. 

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I stamped the image on Bristol Vellum and fussy cut. The birds and flowers were stamped, colored and fussy cut again separately. 

Penny Black's Hypnotic stencil was used on the card front (also Bristol Vellum paper) with Blueprint Sketch ink. I used these blending brushes for a soft stencil design.

I did stamp the image again directly onto the card so I wouldn't have to fussy cut the birds' legs and tail feathers and then adhered my fussy cut image over this, birds and flowers with foam tape to make them pop up. 

The sentiment is a real oldie from Stampin Up called Feathered Hope but one I will never part with as I find it so inspirational and hopeful.

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I added some loose glitter over Tombow Mono Aqua glue to the flower centers and hearts, and then some white silk ribbon on top. A little inking around the edges before adhering to the card base finishes off the card.

You may have guessed that the current situation in Europe has been heavily on my mind recently.... 

I am sharing my card here:
Four Seasons Challenge - Spring // Paper Minutes - Spring // Cupcake Inspirations - AG // Double Trouble Challenges - Spring // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stencil // A Gem of a Challenge - AG // Critter Crazy Challenges - AG // Clever Dexter Challenge - Hello Spring // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Crafty Catz - AG // The Crafting Challenge - Spring is here

 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 Hearts or Flowers. They are listed in order of entry.

No. 50 Pauline

No. 54 Jan

No. 71 Rainey's Craft

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.


brenda said...

Very sweet Ellie and love the Emily Dickinson quote, appropriate for so many ocassions.

B x

Sarn said...

Lovely card, perfect for your theme. Great sentiment - can understand why you’ll never pay with it.

Congrats to those who’ve been showcased xxx

Donna said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, beautiful design and fabulous sentiment. Congrats to the winners!

Diane said...

Very sweet and cute Spring card, love the pretty sentiment too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}

DIANA L. said...

super sweet and springy card I love it.
Thank you for joining the DL.ART March 2022 Linky challenge. Have a blessed day

Pauline C said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Ellie - love the sweet image and that is a fab sentiment. Thanks so much for choosing me as one of your top 3 for February - I'm really thrilled!
Pauline xx

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Very sweet project and sentiment. 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

Darlene said...

Oh Elli this is just ADORABLE! 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. I will be getting in touch with you in regard to Guest Designing ... just a heads up, next open spot will be August.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Such a lovely spring card! I love that soft blue with the stenciling on the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Four Seasons!

SarahR said...

Hi Ellie, that is a super sweet card you have created - right from the colour choices to the image and colouring! It's gorgeous!

Thanks for joining in with us over at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, hope to see you again!
DT - Colour Crazy Craft

Leanne said...

This is so cute, great job. Thanks for playing our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Happy Crafting!

Leanne DT Member/CIC
Cupcake Inspirations

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Adorable image and great coloring and love the softness of the doily in the background, and what great sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble's Hoodie-Hoo Spring theme.

Michelle said...

So lovely! I love the pastels and your attention to detail! I hope to see more of your creations again soon! Thanks for participating in A Gem of a Craft Challenge! ~Michelle, DT Polkadoodles

Alyson Mayo said...

Those birds are just adorable - love the stencilled background as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Nora Noll said...

What a beautiful card!! I LOVE the stenciled background!!! Thank you for playing with us this week at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

Cupcake Inspirations
Design Team Member

Kathy Pisupati said...

Ellie this is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

DT Member

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a pretty and inspirational card Ellie and gorgeous water-colouring too. I was also delighted to see that my card had been chosen as a Top Pick, thank you.

Joanne said...

Your spring card is so cute! I know I am ready for any and all signs of spring.

Jan Mahew said...

I am soooooo excited that you chose my "Spring Tiger Lilies" as a Top Choice. I am very fortunate that you liked it! THANK YOU ELLIE! 8-)

Doris Klein said...

What a super cute creation! Nice style and pretty colours!

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

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

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 5 at Gem of a Challenge!

Kinjal Trivedi said...

Oh this is such a sweet and lovely creation. Love the use of the quote! Thank you for joining in our challenge. See you again. Kinjal DT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card with a fabulous image and sentiment. love your design also. Yep! SO ready for Spring. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

In The Dark Designs said...

So cute! Just in time for Spring :) Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” March Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is awesome, Ellie. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog and please stop by again soon.
Karen, DT Member
The Four Seasons Challenge Blog

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci pour cette belle inspiration.
C'est toujours un grand plaisir de participer à votre challenge.
Thanks for this beautiful inspiration.
It is always a great pleasure to participate in your challenge.

Manuela said...

grazie per aver partecipato a The Crafting Challenge Dt Manuela