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Jun 1, 2022

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - June Challenge with a little change

Happy Wednesday and I apologize for not having this post up sooner. Time seems to be running away from me faster than I thought I honestly I thought I had another week to prepare this post. But here we are, it's the first Wednesday of the month and time for a new Crafty Wednesday Challenge right there on my blog!

Thank you all so much for joining in last month, there were many fabulous creations so be sure to scroll down to see who made my top picks. There is also a change in how I select the top picks and the way I run Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge and you can read about it further down in the post.

Starting today and going forward the challenge themes will simply be.............

Anything Goes.

This is open to any type of crafty makes - as long as it is handmade by you,   you may link it up! I can't wait to see what you will share this month! The linky tool is at the end of the post.

And here is my creation, a last minute make I whipped up this morning when I realized I had nothing!!  

Not really 100% happy with the turnout but when it has to be done quickly, there just isn't a lot of time to dwell over card design etc, so in my mind I was just thinking "what's the quickest background to create, not much coloring, etc." So this is what it turned out to be. The fussy cutting took the longest but I'm used to it and it was just a few blooms. 

I created my background by inking up an acrylic block with Twisted Lime Distress Oxide ink and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink, spritzed with water and then created a print with this on Bristol Vellum paper. 

The stamp is Penny Black's Demure, one I've had for some years but not used in a while. Thought paper piecing was quicker than coloring, so I stamped the blossoms on some polka dotted paper then fussy cut. I stamped again on my card front then adhered the fussy cut blossoms.

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I thought the background needed something else so I used my trusty script border stamp (Whimsy Stamps - retired) randomly on the bottom portion. The sentiment is a metallic sticker from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology sticker book. I also decided to use a white Sakura gel pen on the little circles on the "branches" but hard to see. 

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Last Month's Top Picks

Starting now and going forward the Top Picks will come with a twist: "Top Pick Twist". The twist will be a top pick theme I choose inspired by some of your entries. Nobody knows what the Top Pick Twist will be (not even me) until the link up is closed but they will all have something in common. Hope you like this new Top Pick concept. 

I will continue to pin the top picks to dedicated Pinterest boardbut will also include photo and link back to blogs here. These will be removed at the start of the new challenge to stay in compliance with GDPR.

May Top Pick Twist

Mixed Media

Maxine D.

Leslie T.


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

To join in this month please use the linky tool below. You have until Wednesday June 29th 11:59pm US Central time to join in! 

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! 


Leslie said...

Thanks so much for the Top Pick honor - it's much appreciated! Congrats to all the other winners and thanks for another fun challenge! :)
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ScrappyHorses said...

Hard to believe that was a last minute card! Beautiful with the polkadots and wonderful background! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

JanR said...

I hate having to make cards last minute....but I think I wouldn't have a problem with it if I made cards this lovely! The background is so pretty and I love how you did the sentiment.

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kiwimeskreations said...

Thank you so much for the top pick Ellie. Your card is fabulous - made in a hurry or not!

Jennifer said...

The poppys are so cute!

Curated by Jennifer

Donna Walls said...

Love the card design, especially the paper pieced flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at The Inspiration Station and we hope you'll play along often.
The Inspiration Station Challenge
The Paper Funday Challenge

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great stamp and love that you pieced the flowers with the patterned paper... love the background and very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Use Your Stuff.

Pia S said...

I love paper piecing, it’s so fun and gives @ totally different look than a colored image. I also love the contrast of the red and green. A great idea for a quick design which doesn’t come out as a quick and simple make.

Donna Scholz said...

Ellie, love your paper piecing for the flowers,,, and the use of the white gel pen is such a super idea for the buds/leaves in the gel press area!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Double Trouble for our "anything goes" challenge, and using our "repeating image" optional challenge as well!!! -Donna

Suze said...

Lovely card Ellibelle. I like the sentiment and the flowers extending over the edge of the coloured panel. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Jackie C said...

Perfect in every way Ellie!
Wow! This is a smashing project!
We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
We really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

Marjeta said...

Your card is amazing.

Helen said...

Beautiful - love your polka dot flowers!

Thanks for joining us at The Inspiration Station Challenge.

Helen x

Kellianne said...

This is so pretty! I love the sentiment and the simplicity of this card. Thank you for sharing at Double trouble :)

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.

Tindaloo said...

Love the card, paperpiecing is such a fun technique ♥ I'm delighted to see my steampunk card is one of your May Top Pick Twists ♥ Thank you! Many congrats to the other picks!

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely!! Thanks so much for participating in our CREATIVE CRAFTERS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Kelly Parker said...

Wonderful card, thank you for participating in Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog at

sweetpea said...

Love the Poppies.Thanks for sharing it with us at the Classic Design challenge Janet DT.