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May 4, 2022

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - May Challenge

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - May challenge! I'm so glad you decided to stop by today and I'd love for you to join in too! There were some fabulous creations last month, many thanks for joining in. You can find my Top Picks at the end of the post.

This month's theme:

For the month of May it is simply...................

Anything Goes.

This can be any type of craft as long as it is handmade by you! You may use digital products in your creation, but the final creation has to be a physical piece and not just digital. You can find the linky tool at the end of this post. 

And here is what I made:

Stamps Used: Penny Black Lovely Lilac, Penny Black Message from Above (no longer available), Penny Black Brick Wall, Lavinia Stamps Stone Texture (no longer available), Whimsy Stamps Sentiment (no longer available)

I started out by stamping Penny Black's Lovely Lilac using a stamp platform and Distress inks onto Bristol Vellum paper. Then used the Brick Wall stamp randomly on the background with Pumice Stone Distress ink. 

The image was then stamped on a separate piece of Bristol Vellum using Versafine Onyx ink then colored using my Zig Clean Color brush pens and a Zig Detailer watercolor brush. This has been fussy cut using my Cutterbee scissors.

Shop Related Products:

I inked the a strip on the bottom using Hickory Smoke Distress ink then stamped Lavinia's stone texture onto this strip using the same ink. Added the fussy cut image then the sentiment which I layered onto a small strip of green colored paper to bring some green to the top of the card. I used a stapler to attach the sentiment and tied some May Arts jute twine (sorry this color is not currently available) around the staple. The image panel has been matted onto some patterned paper from my stash and then I used a heavy weight white card base. As a finishing touch I used a Sakura Stardust clear glitter pen for a bit of sparkle.

I'm also linking up here:
The Four Seasons Challenge - Spring w/optional Mood Board which was the inspiration for my design // Get Creative Challenges - Flowers // Critter Crazy Challenges - Critters // Crafty Friends Challenge - Spring // Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers

Link Parties:
The Four Seasons Mood Board

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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 for the theme of 

No. 11 Jose

No. 31 Michelle B.

No. 32 Steph

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 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 so I can manage to visit each entry.
  • Please do include a link back here to my blog in your blog post.
  • Backlinking to a recent post IS allowed.
  • Digital products are allowed and very welcome but the final piece has to be a physical creation, not just digital.
  • New work only, meaning you may not re-blog and link up previously blogged creations. It defeats the purpose of this hobby - to stay crafty! 

To join in this month simply use the linky tool below. The linky tool will be open until Monday May 30th 11:59pm CST.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for choosing my card TopPick..congratulations everybody .Grt Jose

Jennifer said...

Love the hedgehog!

Curated by Jennifer

Marilyn said...

Congrats to the winners!
have a great day!

Diane said...

Adorably CUTE card! Thank you for joining our fun at Four Seasons!
Diane FS DT

JanR said...

Such a lovely card for the May challenge! I especially adore all the purple.

Pia S said...

I love how the stamped background ties everything together and makes it such a special and detailed design. Great way to combine different stamps from your stash.

Joanne said...

That is such a cute stamp! What a lovely card.

kiwimeskreations said...

Another beautiful hedgie card Ellie - this is exquisite!

Anonymous said...

Ich liebe es, wie süß Du immer die Penny Black Stempel in Szene setzt. Hier ist Dir wieder ein ganz besonders bezauberndes Kärtchen gelungen, bin ganz verliebt. LG Gundi

brenda said...

You've showcased another PB Hedgie beautifully Ellie, a perfect Spring/Summer creation. And hope you are now getting some better weather to reflect the season.

B x

Darlene said...

Awe ... how sweet this is Ellie! 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. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your EMBOSSING FOLDERS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE. Hope to see you there!

inkblocks said...

Congratulations to the winners! Beautiful soft Spring card Ellie, thanks for another challenge :o) Nancy J

Glenda said...

Cute that little hedgehog! I also love how you did the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge!

Crafting Queen said...

Love this card, such a cute image. Anesha

StephW said...

Aww thanks so much for choosing my card as one of your Top Picks! Congrats to Jose & Michelle too. xx

Amy Johnson said...

Oh my goodness! Adorable! I love the wisteria branch hanging from the top!

Pauline C said...

Absolutely love how you have built up this scene Ellie with the background landscaping and the cute hedgie on top. I'm now wondering if i've got that stamp in my box ... I really need to use my hedgies more as they do melt your heart !!
Pauline xx

Michelle B. said...

Thrilled to be one of your top picks and congrats to all! I will proudly display your badge!

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering your cute card in the 'animals' challenge at Crafty Friends... I love the PB hedgehog stamps... good luck and hope you will join us again very soon.
Diane Louise [DT Leader] xx

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card. Thank you for entering it in the Critter Crazy challenge. Hope to see you there again next time

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a gorgeous card, love the image and the colour mix, making a beautiful scene. 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

Karen Letchworth said...

This is so super cute, Elli. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Four Seasons Challenge and please join us again soon.

cass said...

Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative for our Add some Flowers Challenge.