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Apr 6, 2022

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - April Challenge

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - April challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you decided to stop by to check out the new theme and hope you'll join in too! There were some beautiful entries last month, thank you all for taking the time to link up with me, I so appreciate it and always enjoy visiting your entries! Be sure to scroll down to the end of the post to see if you were one of my March top picks!

This Month's Theme:

For the month of April I selected the theme of...............

Animals of Any Kind

As always, the theme is for your inspiration (optional) and all crafty makes are welcome. 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:

The cute stamp is an oldie from Penny Black (Easter Joy 1936K) and no longer in production. It may occasionally pop  up on eBay or Etsy but probably not many who own it want to part with it. It's just so adorable and fun to color too!

I stamped the image on Canson Montval watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx ink then colored with Zig Clean Color brush pens and a Zig Detailer watercolor brush. The butterflies were done with my new Butterfly die set from Penny Black (Soaring), after die cutting I used Distress inks and blending brushes to give them color. I added a strip of colorful striped paper from my stash and tied some green May Arts jute twine around the card. The Easter sentiment is another oldie from Penny Black. I finished off with some glitter on the butterflies and eggs, mounted onto a retired SU green card stock  and then a white card base.

You may also like these spring themed products:

I will link up here:

Four Seasons Challenge - Spring // Everybody-Art-Challenge - Chicken, Duck or Bunny// Just Us Girls - Egg // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Easter // Paper Minutes - Easter // Unicorn Challenge - Animals // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Easter // Path of Positivity - Animals // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - AG // Sweet Stampin - Use Your Older Stash (everything besides butterflies is years old)

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!

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 listed in the order of entry.

No. 7 Elizabeth H.  

No. 12 Mummylade

No. 36 Carole J. 

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...

A± delightful Easter card Ellie and pretty how you have carried the colours of the egg to the bacd across the top.

B x

ElizStewart said...

Ellie... absolutely love how you colored the Penny Black bunnies! So cute. Thank you so much for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls.

Joanne said...

Your card is just the cutest! I can see why no one would want to part with that stamp. It's adorable. That first floral card-- the blue one? That is stunning! I just love that color blue.

Chris said...

Such a cute stamp- those bunnies are adorable! Beautifully coloured and lovely design. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this is a perfect entry for our 'use your older stash'challenge.

Carol said...

Those adorable bunnies, the glitter here and there, the perfect watercolor...what is not to love about this card? Thank you for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a sweet Easter card Ellie, beautiful water-colouring too.

Carole J said...

Beautiful Easter card, Ellie.
Thank you for my Top Pick placement from last month :)

JanR said...

Such a pretty Easter card! Lovely colouring too!

Vicki said...

Adorable Easter card. Love the vintage bunny images. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create's April Anything Goes with a Rain Twist.

Lovely said...

Such a cute Easter card! Love all the details!

papierelle said...

Liebe Ellie, Du hast eine eigene Challenge, das ist ja toll!! Da möchte ich gerne mitmachen. Deine bezaubernde Karte ist eine wunderschöne und sehr niedliche Inspiration!! Ich habe auch noch ganz viele Penny Black Stempel, die müsste ich mal wieder hervorholen.
Damit Du deutsch nicht ganz verlernst, kommentiere ich gern auch deutsch. Englisch ist für mich etwas schwieriger und ich brauche beim Kommentieren in Englischen etwas mehr Zeit .. ;-)
LG Gundi

Darlene said...

Oh Ellie, this is just adorable! Beautiful coloring & design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


Jennifer said...

Super cute!!!

Curated by Jennifer

Diane said...

Adorably cute cute card full of Springtime goodness! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}
Don't forget we have a year round Halloween challenge at Two Old Bats Halloween, giving you a chance to make Halloween cards year round, and with 50 or more players we have a prize to give away!
{Two Old Bats}

ScrappyHorses said...

Oh my, how charming is this scene! Such beautiful soft colors and the image is delightful! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers said...

Your Easter card is so adorable! (Here via Encouraging Hearts and Home)

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

Uschi said...

This Penny Black stamp is so cute. And your work is so amazing. Beautiful watercolor. I really admire your work. It's so cool! And a great design too. I am so excited about your card.
Thank you for participating in the EAC Challenge.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a delightful card so beautifully made Ellie - love it

Vickie Y said...

Adorable bunny card! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge

Sladjana Perisic said...

Your card is stunning and I love that you water-colored it! 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

Creaine said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Ine DT Member

Pauline C said...

Ooh somehow I missed this post ... how could I have failed to comment on this adorable Easter card?? You have to go a long way to beat PB Easter bunnies!! and so beautifully coloured
Pauline xx

Andree said...

A beautiful Easter card and an adorable watercoloured stamp. The lovely paper, butterflies and twine finish it perfectly.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love the clean and simple design of this Easter card with it's perfect single strip of design paper. Your water colouring is lovely! Thank you for participating in our challenge at Everybody Art with this delightful card. Hugs, Lesley

Bunny said...

I knew this was a PB image before I read it. Oh, this is an adorable card and the color are fabulous. An excellent spring card. Thank you for joining us at The Four Seasons challenge. Bunny designer for The Four Seasons Challenge

Amy Johnson said...

Oh my goodness, this is the cutest Easter card ever. I love the color and the colorful strip on top of the card.

Kelly Schelske said...

Awe, so sweet!

Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, I hope you play along again this time!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Cette carte de Pâques est magnifique. Très beau travail de coloration.
J'adore !
Merci de nous offrir la chance de participer à votre beau challenge.
This Easter card is beautiful. Very nice coloring job.
I like !
Thank you for giving us the chance to participate in your great challenge.

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! Thans for joining us at Unicorn Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Suze said...

Beautiful card Ellie. What a lovely family of bunnies. Thank you for entering the Celebrate Something Special about your Pets or Animals in General Challenge at Path of Positivity.

Helen said...

This is adorable Ellie - love the colours too!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x