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Jul 6, 2022

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - July Challenge

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - July 2022 right here on my blog! I'm so glad you decided to stop by today, hope you will link up your new or recently made creation too! There were many beautiful creations shared in last month's linkup, be sure to scroll down to see last month's features! 

As a reminder, the link up themes are now always ..............

Anything Goes,

and instead is replaced by a Top Pick Twist.

So feel free to link up all your new or recently made crafty things for a chance to be featured next month. As mentioned, the features now will follow a theme/twist but nobody knows what that will be until the end of the month (not even me) and will be inspired by YOUR creations. Will it be something you incorporated on your card? As always, the  linky tool is at the end of the post.

Here is what I made:

I started out my masking around the edges using painter's tape. Was going to use an ink blending brush to ink up inside the rectangle but then instead I decided to use an ink block to smoosh the colors onto the paper instead. I used Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks. When the ink was dry I removed the tape and stamped Penny Black's Dainty Whispers image using Versafine Onyx ink. I paper pierced along the inked edges. 

         >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> in July Sale/Ad

Sentiment is an oldie from a retired Flourishes set (as you probably know the company is no longer in business) I purchased it on eBay a year or two ago. A Sakura stardust glitter pen was used on the flowers/seeds and I added a few sticky rhinestones before adhering to the card base. 

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Linking up here:

Everybody-Art-Challenge - 2 colors (purple and blue) // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - AG // Use Your Stuff - Plants // We Love 2 Create -  AG creative or Mixed Media // 

June Top Pick Twist:

As introduced with the last challenge, instead of selecting a challenge theme I am now selecting a "Top Pick Twist". Nobody knows what the Top Pick Twist will be - not even me - until the end of the month as it will be totally inspired by YOUR creations! 

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

So without further ado here are last month's Top Picks and the Top Pick Twist is:

Non- Traditional embellishments/items

No. 37 Valerie

No. 40 Mia 

No. 47 Carole

No. 60 Niki 

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

To join in this month please use the linky tool below. You have until Sunday, July 31st  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.


  1. Beautifull card! Love the colors in the background.

  2. That is beautiful! I love that swirly colorful background with the bold black flower in front!

  3. Anonymous12:08

    It is beautiful Ellie, xx

  4. Anonymous14:55

    Thank you so much for choosing my card !
    Congrats to all the other ladies !
    Greetings from Monique (niki1)

  5. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.

  6. Anonymous10:15

    Amazing card! What a wonderful background! I like this combination of violet and blue. This cut-out in the middle of your card surrounded by those points looks very elegant. And the Penny Blacks "Dainty Whispers" appear very pretty in the front. Very true sentiment as well.
    Thanks a lot for joining the current EAC challenge.
    Hugs Uschi

  7. Thank you so much for choosing my creation on Top Picks. I feel honored. I am grabbing the badge to proudly display it on my blog. Hugs from Greece, my dear lady.

  8. Beautiful card. I love the watercoloring and the stamped image over top. It's really pretty. So glad you were able to play along in our challenge at UYS. Thanks so much. Tammy DT Co-ordinator

  9. Beautiful. I love it.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART July 2022 Linky challenge.
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  10. Beautiful card. Love the design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door this month. Judy DT

  11. Here I am with another hat on. Stunning card. Beautiful design and colours. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see your lovely art work back here again soon. Judy St.

  12. Your CAS card is stunning, Ellie! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” July Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  13. This is so beautiful Ellie, you ALWAYS inspire me so much!
    So glad you have posted this to us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  14. What a stunning card!
    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

  15. Liebe Ellie,

    Deine Karte schaut so genial aus, ich mag diesen Stempel total gerne.

    Sommerliche Grüße
    von Anke

  16. Congratulations! You were selected as a TOP ROCKER for the week of July 10 - 15, 2022 at
    613 Avenue Create ! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge
    The Design Team

  17. Your in ked background is just beautiful and sets off the floral images perfectly! Thabks for joining us at Love to Craft challenge. Deborah DT

  18. Congratulations!
    You were selected as a Front Porch Winner for the month of July at 613 Avenue Create! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge!
    The Design Team!


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