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Feb 1, 2023

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - February Challenge

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - February challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you decided to stop by and hope you'll join in with all your crafty makes too! There were many fabulous creations last month, many thanks to everyone who took part! Be sure to scroll down to see who made the top picks!

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.

My February sample:

I started out by stenciling the clouds (MFT cloud stencil) then stamped the image (Penny Black - retired). I stamped it again on a bristol vellum paper scrap then colored with Distress watercolor pencils and fussy cut the pig and balloons. Foam tape was used to adhere to the card. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Dream.Love. Before adhering to the card base I used a wonky stitches die for some added interest, along with some tiny die cut hearts.

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I'm linking the card up with these challenges:

January 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 January entries is ............ A Floral Affair meaning each one of my top picks will feature some flowers. I don't know about you but I am so ready to see flowers blooming again! 

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.

To join in this month's challenge please use the linky tool below. You have until Tuesday February 27th 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).
  • Please try to limit your linked up cards to 3 entries per month - it's ok if you end up with more than 3.
  • 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...

These are all beautiful!

Curated by Jennifer

Diane said...

This is absolutely adorably CUTE!! Great stenciled clouds too!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
Diane SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Stencil Fun}

brenda said...

Thought I saw seeing double with your name on my reading list for a moment then realise it's another cutie, this time with Balloons.

B x

Darlene said...

OH Ellie ... how adorable is this little piggy! LOL Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


PS ... thanks for also sharing your talents with us over on our Stencil Fun Blog ... good luck!

meg said...

An absolutely adorable little pig and sentiment,thank you for joining in at MMM

Bunny said...

I love this card, Ellie. I tried looking for this stamp on eBay to no avail. Excellent coloring and I love the clouds. [Bunny]

Jackie C said...

Thank you so much x

dj said...

That piggy floating in the air couldn't be more perfect for our challenge!! Adorable!! Fantastic coloring!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for playing along with our "love is in the air" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!! -Deb Horst, DT #SOS489

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Excellent stenciled sky for your piggie in the sky... adorable and fun card and love the wonky stitchery on the frame. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

JanR said...

I absolutely love your card! The cute pig, the colours, the scene - so awesome!

Helen said...

So cute!
Love the background too!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Alyson Mayo said...

This is simply adorable with the pig being lifted by the balloons - great sky! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

corysnana said...

Love your adorable card and am so glad to have discovered your challenge last month. Thanks for the shout out for my card. I will proudly display your badge! See you again, Ellie!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Darling card, really like the way you colored the image, and the sky looks wonderful. Couldn't help but smile when I saw this! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

SmilynStef said...

That little piggie is just too stinkin' cute ... love those stenciled clouds too ... so very glad you shared some Love with us at Shopping Our Stash.

creationsnz said...

Fell in love with your cute piggy! CarolG