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Dec 7, 2022

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - December Challenge

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday December challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so happy you decided to stop by today and hopefully you'll link up your own creation too! There were some wonderful entries last month so be sure to scroll down to see who made the top 3! 

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:

Stamps used: Winterscape - Stampers Anonymous // Snowflake Greetings - Dare to be Artzy (no longer available)
Inks: Stormy Sky Distress oxide // Versafine Onyx
Dies: Beneath the Birches and Dancing Snowflakes - both by Penny Black // Stitched Border Dies - Whimsy Stamps (retired - similar)
Other:  Cloud Stencil - MFT // white Posca pen // Stickles glitter // red Faber Castell Polychromos pencil

This card was inspired by the sample on the packaging for Beneath the Birches die set. I did use different stamps and created a stormy winter sky by stenciling some clouds and using a white Posca pen for snow.

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Challenges I am linking up with:
We Love Stamping - I love... (no, I don't love snow but I do love building a snowman, however I'm entering with "I Love... Stencils and Creating Scenes"!) // Stamping Sensations - Winter Wonderland // Simon Says Stamp - Add some Sparkle // Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas or Winter // Crazy is our fame - STENCILS are our game! - Stencils (my new cloud stencil!) // Everybody-Art-Challenge - Winter has come to town // The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge  // Bastel-Traum - Snowflakes // Die Cut Divas - Winter and Die Cuts // Let's Craft & Create Challenge - Inspired by a Song (Frosty the Snowman) // Lost Coast Designs - Something Seasonal // Make My Monday - Winter Card // International Art & Soul - Winter 

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 November entries is ............ Seasonal Simplicity so you will see this twist reflected in each one of the top pick's cards. Remember: Simplicity doesn't necessarily mean simple to make but to me it rather means "simple in design". I just love how each one of these features a simple but eye catching design.

No. 30 KraftyKards

No. 64 Helen F.

No. 71 Val√©rie

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.

PS: If you've been thinking about taking part in the "Year in Review" hop, there are only a few days remaining to sign up as a co-host. You can find all the details about the hop  HERE

To join in this month's challenge please use the linky tool below. You have until December 31st 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


papierelle said...

Ich liebe den Winter und Schnee hatten wir auch schon. Aber zum Schneemann bauen hat es leider noch nicht gereicht. Wunderschön ist Deine Winterlandschaft!!! LG Gundi

Pamela said...

when I think of Winter, the first thing that pop into my mind is Snowman too! Love the scene you've created for this card and thank you for joining us at MMM

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A very wintery card Ellie, and love how you realized the stencilled stormy sky behind the snowman!
Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at We Love Stamping!

Joanne said...

Such lovely dimension! I love all these white on white pieces.

Arlene said...

Such a cute scene! So glad you could join us this month at Die Cut Divas for some die cutting and Winter or Christmas themed cards.

brenda said...

A fun Snowman Ellie and you have created a magical Winter scene, many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

B x

Sue said...

This is fabulous, so crisp and clean! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lost Coast Designs and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

Helen said...

Thanks so much for selecting my card as Top Pick for November Elllie. I'm honoured. Have a wonderful Christmas. :)

Uschi said...

Wonderful winter landscape! You die cut these amazing trees and snowflakes and snowy hills and assembled them into a very pretty background to showcase the handsome snowman. And you made a very beautiful sky. Really wonderful card.
Hug Uschi

CraftyGirl said...

Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!


International Art & Soul DT

Diane said...

Adorably cute scene Ellie and love all the fun details!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood and Stencil Fun!
Diane TSH DT
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{Stencil Fun}

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful layered winter scene!! Thanks for linking up to our December challenge gallery at Die Cut Divas. Happy holidays!

Anonymous said...

I love how this turned out. The layers and wintery colors are just perfect. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge,. Lovely card

Anonymous said...

Lovely snowman in gorgeous winter scene.
Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping. Merry Christmas;-))m

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card, Happy Christmas

Mrs.B said...

Love the little winter scene you created with the die cuts for this snowman, such fun.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Avril x

pinky said...

Beautiful scene and very cute snowman! Thanks for playing along at Stamping Sensations this month.

LOU said...

Gorgeous card. Love your background.
Thanks so much for joining us for our Anything Goes plus the option of Inspired by a Song Challenge #190 at Let's Craft and Create for December 2022.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
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