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Sep 7, 2022

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - September Challenge (and August Top Picks with a Twist)

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday September challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you'll join in too!

There were many fabulous entries last month, thank you all for joining in with me! Lots of wonderful inspiration and even though it was hard choosing my top picks with a twist I had lots of fun doing so! Be sure to scroll down to see last month's Top Picks with a Twist!

As a reminder, the  theme is now always....

Anything Goes

and instead I will choose a "top pick twist".

So feel free to link up all your new or recently made crafty creations for a chance to be featured next month. As mentioned, the Top Pick 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 project? As always, the linky tool is at the end of the post.

Remember, you may share any type of craft as long as it is handmade by you!

Here is what I'm sharing this month:

The background was done using Rustic Wilderness and Twisted Citron ink and the smooshing technique. Then I stamped Lavinia's Trailing Ivy using Fern Green Archival ink  and the Hedgehog from the clear Penny Black set Wonderful using Versafine Onyx. I colored the bouquet of flowers with my Zig Clean Color markers.

I stamped the hedgehog again on Bristol Vellum paper, colored with Zig Clean Color markers and fussy cut only the hedgehog to add to the card with foam tape.

The sentiment is an oldie from Stampin Up (I have no idea which set it's from), also stamped with Archival ink and I used a retired die from Whimsy Stamps to cut it out. Some green gingham ribbon and jute twine was used to attach it to the card. I found the little butterfly (from Penny Black's set Soaring) already cut and inked in my box of extras so I added it to the card. The color matched that of the small flowers in the bouquet so it worked out well. 


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I'm sharing the card with these challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use PB Stamps // Everybody-Art-Challenge- AG // Crafting Happiness Challenges - Add a sentiment // Double Trouble Challenges - 3/2/1 Recipe (green, yellow, turquoise, ribbon, twine, PB Stamp) // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - AG // Path of Positivity - AG // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp It // 613 Avenue Create - Leaves // Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Animals // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - AG // Crafty Calendar - AG // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act // Moving along with the Times - Leaves // Critter Crazy Challenges  - critters // Crafty Animals - Animals // 

Link Parties:
Dare to Share //  Sunday Showcase - First Sunday with Ada and Mireille  //  Inspire Me Monday //  Link Up Potpourri //  Random-osity Good, Random, Fun //  Travel Tuesday. // You're The Star Blog Hop Link Party @Stonecottage Adventures // Anything Goes with Your Hosts @ My Random Musings // Jenerally Informed The Happy Now // Spread the Kindness Linkup @ Shelbee on the Edge // 
Wonderful Wednesday // My Corner Of The World //Thursday Favorite Things // Little Things Thursday // Encouraging Heart and Home @ Slices of Life //  Funtastic Friday //   Link Up On The Edge

Last Month Top Picks with a Twist:

As mentioned previously, there is now a Top Pick Twist when it comes to my selection of Top Picks. Nobody knows what the twist will be - not even me - until the end of the month as the twist will be totally inspired by YOUR creations. This means the top picks will all have something in common. 

The Top Pick Twist from the August entries is ............Keeping It Neutral! Meaning all my August Top Picks will feature neutral colors. Who knew neutral colors can make such beautiful creations! 

And here they are listed in the order of entry:

No. 63 Helene

No. 64 LoopyLoo

No. 75 Francesca

Congratulations to each one of you! Fabulous work! 

Your Top Pick logo is below. Feel free to post it to your own blogs.

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

To join in this month please use the linky tool below. You have until September 30th 11:59 CST to play along!

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 handmade creation, not just digital.


Jennifer said...

This is adorable!

Curated by Jennifer

brenda said...

Two fav greens in the background Ellie, I'm a big fan of acetate and splodged backgrounds as I'm sure you know and always enjoy a PB sweetie.

B x

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Ellibelle said...

The rustic wilderness green is new-ish to me. Can't believe I waited this long to get it. Such a beautiful color!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellie,
what a fantastic card and wonderful design too.
Love your smooshed background and the colours used are super.
Love your sweet stamped Hedggie and his bunch of flowers.
You have coloured it wonderfully as well.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge yet again.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing at Krafty Chicks Challenge!
Judy V Guest Designer

Kate said...

So many lovely details here! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 The Avenue Create! Hope to see you on the front porch again soon,
Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

Sioban said...

I’m a sucker for hedgehogs. Love this card lots of colour.

Uschi said...

Wow, your card is so beautiful. I love the little hedgehog carrying this bunch of flowers. Great background and wonderful design. I too like the colours you used.
Thank you so much for joining the Everybody-Art-Challenge.
Hugs Uschi

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a lovely card with that sweet little hedgehog! The bundle of flowers is sure to brighten someone's day! Great background, dies, and design! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Cards by Jane said...

Cute overload! A very spineless card, the hedgehog is so lovable and he certainly put's a smile on my face.

Cards by Jane said...

Thank you for sharing at TTCRD.

Joanne said...

I love your adorable card and those bright pops of blue just draw my eye right in. The features are lovely too; I especially love that white masked maple leaf.

Marjeta said...

Love this crd. It is beautiful.

Janis Lewis said...

I love the ribbon going through the sentiment tag and that gorgeous background. Your entire card is so cute! Thanks for joining the fun this week at Crafting Happiness Challenges!

Mummylade said...

Thank you so much for picking my project! You are such a great artist and it's an honour to catch your eye <3

Melanie Hungerford said...

Adorable card Ellie, I am really drawn to the water color background and how you used it with that corner stamp. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

Alyson Mayo said...

Love that watercolour background and the hedgehog is adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

I LOVE your gorgeous card! The background is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at PBSC:)

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

Jayne said...

What a super cute design! I LOVE hedgehogs so I think this has to be my favourite. :) #MMBC

Lovely said...

What a cute card! The hedgehog and the flowers look so pretty.

Amy Johnson said...

So cute Ellie, you always create the most amazing backgrounds.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love your smooched background and stamping of the fern, ivy and hedgehog. Great idea using vellum and the fussy-cut of the hedgehog giving it dimension... beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble's, a beautiful enhancement of our Recipe 3-2-1.

Anonymous said...

Ah, I really love this design. The background turned out very decorative in natural greens and I love how you incorporated textures with the sentiment label. Very nice design.

Jan Mahew said...

Awe, cute hedgehog, Elli! Your handmade background made the hedgehog pop!
Thank you for sharing!

Liz said...

Lovely card, I love the beautiful smooshed background for your cute image. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

AW! Sweet sweet sweet. Love the greens. 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

DIANA L. said...

This is so adorable!! I love it.
Thank you for entering the DL.ART SEPTEMBER 2022 Linky challenge.
Have a blessed day

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering our Trees/Leaves challenge... your card is lovely. Good Luck and hope you will join us again next month
Diane Louise (Team Leader at Moving Along With The Times) xx

Ivy (Ivette) said...

Ellibelle, such a beautiful card, nicely done and well balanced, very pleasing to the eye. Thanks for submitting it to our challenge over at A Perfect Time To Craft. You are inspiring!

Anke said...

Your card is so beautiful, Ellie. I love your green background and the sweet hedgehog with the pretty bouquet of flowers.