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Nov 2, 2022

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - November Challenge

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - November challenge! I'm so glad you've stopped by my blog today and hope you'll decide to join in this month too! There were many fabulous creations linked up last month, thank you all so much for sharing your creativity! My Top Picks with a Twist are at the end of the post.


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

Anything Goes

and instead of a challenge theme there will be a "Top Pick Twist" but nobody knows what the twist will be (not even me) until the challenge closes as it will be inspired by YOUR creations. So do link up all your new or recently created projects for a chance to be featured. Remember, you may share anything crafty, handmade by you. It doesn't have to be a card.

And here is what I made:

A one-layer card.

The image is an oldie from Whipper Snapper I had picked up many years ago when there still was a stamping store in the area. They carried the most wonderful stamps along with beautiful samples on display. How I miss that store!!

I stamped the image on Strathmore watercolor paper and used my new Distress Watercolor pencils for coloring (I have sets 1 and 3 - if you're interested in purchasing all 3 sets, there is a bundle available on Amazon.) I did use ink from the Chipped Sapphire ink pad for coloring the background as I wanted a dark blue but it wasn't included with the 2 watercolor pencil sets. I know it looks like I used more than one color, but I only used Chipped Sapphire, there must be some pink-ish pigment in the blue ink. 

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The Penny Black sentiment is another oldie. I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush on the coat and hat trim, gifts and snow on roof and chimney. Then added a little white pompom to Santa's hat.

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I'm linking up with these challenges:

These challenges below are Always Anything Goes so will try to link up here as well, if /when I get a chance:

And link parties:

Last Month's 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 October entries is ............ Sparkle and/or Shine meaning each one of my top picks is showing a way to add some "bling" to their projects. 

No. 13 Diane Louise

No. 64 Pia

No. 73 Pauline

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

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.

I'm sure some of you have heard - I am once again planning an end of year "Year in Review" hop where we will share our own favorite creations of the year and I am looking for co-hosts. You can read all the details by clicking HERE or on the logo below. 

To join in this month please use the linky tool below. You have until November 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.


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A so cute card, love your water colouring!
Fabulous picks!!!

JanR said...

Such a wonderful card! The watercolouring is fantastic!

Pauline C said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Ellie - adorable image and the colouring is fabulous - I especially love all the shading in the sky. Thanks so much also for making my card a top pick for your October Challenge - I'm delighted!
Pauline xx

Diane Louise J said...

Thank you for choosing my card as one of your top picks from your October challenge, you have made my day... congrats to the other top picks too.
Your father Christmas card is gorgeous and lovely water colouring.
Diane Louise x

Barbara Bruder said...

Ellie, this card is so cute. Santa looks like he is having a great time of it. Nice coloring. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A fabulous card.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
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Lia said...

The Santa image is so nice. Great watercoloring!

ScrappyHorses said...

Wonderfully festive with Santa on the roof; sure to spread holiday cheer! Great watercolor! Thanks for sharing at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Diane said...

What a super fun Santa he is, love that he is plump!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace n Earth!
Diane POE Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

Anonymous said...

I love the Santa, I am debating if he is chilled or shattered. Thank you for sharing at TTCRD. Jane

Nora Noll said...

What a fun card!! I LOVE that image!! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!!


Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great watercoloring of the image and love the mixture of color for the nite time sky... adorable and fun image. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Cupcake Inspirations.

Jan Mahew said...

Marvelous water coloring, Ellie! The DT created a festive array of inspiration! Thank you for your challenge and the opportunity it gives to share and to enjoy the talents of so many!

Pat said...

Lovely Christmas card with a cute image and beautiful colours, thanks for joining in our challenge at Christmas with the Cuties.

Pat xx

Donna Scholz said...

What a cute Santa card, Ellie! You are so versatile with your card making that you continue to surprise me each time one of your creations pops up!! Great job coloring Santa, too! Thank you for sharing a second one of your card creations with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

Karen Letchworth said...

Your cards are all SO sweet. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I'm so grateful to have you join us, and I hope you'll visit again soon. Have a blessed week.

Kellianne said...

I love your cute Santa card! It has a fun Old-Christmas feel to it. I also really love the top picks you posted! Darling cards. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Double Trouble :)

Leanne said...

Wonderful job, love the image and the coloring is amazing. Thank you for playing our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Happy Crafting!

Leanne DT Member/CIC
Cupcake Inspirations

Kathy Pisupati said...

Such a cute Santa! Absolutely adorable I love the layers and your colors are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspiration Challenge DT Sweetie-Kathy

Melanie R said...

Such a happy Santa Claus, Ellie! I love the rooftop scene as well. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #124.

Carole J said...

Such a fun Santa Christmas card, Ellie.
Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” November Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations