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Apr 19, 2023

I Spy With My Little Eye .... April Showers or May Flowers (Challenge #2)

Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to a new "I spy with my little eye" challenge! I'm so happy to say the 1st challenge was off to a great start and it was so nice to see so many of you joining in this new monthly challenge! Be sure to scroll down to see if you are one of the 2 Top Picks with an invitation to join in as a guest designer in the next challenge.

Before I get to the new theme there is an announcement to make. The lovely Pauline is joining me here as a full time designer. I am sure you will love her beautiful and creative projects! Welcome on board, Pauline! So nice to have you joining me here!

Challenge No. 2

I spy with my little eye............

April Showers or May Flowers

This is not an optional theme so please be sure we can "spy" the theme on your creations. You may share anything crafty as long as it represents the theme in some way. The linky tool is at the end of this post. 

Below are the projects from our mini- design team. Maybe we can inspire you a bit today :)

My card (Ellie)
A rainy April day in Paris

The background was made using stencils from Stampers Anonymous and Lavinia  with Stormy Sky and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. SU french script was stamped with  Victorian Velvet ink. The stamp is Penny Black's In Paris stamped with Versafine Onyx ink. I embellished with some Prima flowers and  stickyback pearls

I'm sharing the above card with these challenges:
Crafting Happiness Challenges - Rainy Weather // 613 Avenue Create - Let's Stencil // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - AG w/PB Stamps // Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges - April Flowers bring May Flowers // Stencilfun Challenge - Pattern with Stencils // Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - April Showers // Fab n Funky - April Showers // Sisterhood of Crafters - April Showers

A beautiful spring flower meadow
Please visit Pauline's blog to find out how she made this beautiful card.

Top Picks for Challenge #1 

(a Spring or Easter critter)

It wasn't an easy choice with so many fabulous spring and Easter critters but we made our selections and they are listed below in the order of entry.

No. 1 Papierelle (Ellie's Favorite) 

No. 9 Scrappy Horses (Pauline's Favorite)

Congratulations to both of you! Well deserved recognition!  
Remember, you are both invited to join us as guest designers (if you like to) for challenge no. 3 (starting May 17th). Please email me (Ellie) at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com if you would like to join us so I can tell you about our upcoming theme. *Please note, by accepting the guest designer post you agree to have your project and blog link posted here on this blog.

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

To be in compliance with GDPR, Top Pick photos and links will be removed after the start of the new challenge. 

And now it's on to you! We're looking forward to seeing what you'll share with us!

This post may include some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links. As always, this is at no cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting this blog!

A few things to remember:
  • You may share up to 5 different projects
  • You may combine with as many other challenges as you like to
  • No fully digital projects please
  • Please include a link back to this blog
  • Backlinking to a recent post is allowed
  • Challenge ends Sunday May 14th at 11:59pm CST


brenda said...

The pink and black make for a very atmospheric scene Ellie and there's nothing better than Paris in the Spring, but yes it does rain a lot!

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

Your Parisian card is so atmospheric Ellie, and stunning, Loving Pauline's card also

Jennifer said...

I really love the Parisian card!

Curated by Jennifer

ScrappyHorses said...

Thanks so much for the Top Pick! These challenges are so fun; we play the 'I Spy' game all the time with our grand girl! Such a great idea!

Diane said...

A beautiful and creative stenciled scene, oh to be in Paris, sigh!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
Diane SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Stencil Fun}

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two fabulous cards and just love that Paris stamp, wow!!

Pauline C said...

This is a stunning and very artistic card Ellie - the stamp is amazing, and your colour scheme and background stamping and stencilling just perfect. Thanks so much for asking me to join you on the mini DT for I Spy Challenge .. I'm having a lot of fun!!
Pauline xx

Joanne said...

Oh I just LOVE that rainy day in Paris; I'm a bit obsessed with the Eiffel Tower!

Janis Lewis said...

Thanks for sharing your art with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges. Hope you'll come back again!
Janis, Founder & Design Team Member

Mary Marsh said...

Love your Paris scene card- thanks for another fun challenge

Kate said...

Love your Parisian card Ellie! I'm so glad you could join us at 613 The Avenue Create! Thanks for playing on our street!
Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely cards.

papierelle said...

Eine neue Challenge und ich bin gleich eine erste Gewinnerin!!! Hurra! Ich freue mich riesig und danke für die Möglichkeit, Gastdesigner sein zu dürfen. Gratulation auch an ScrappyHorses. LG Gundi

Linby said...

The Parisian scene is so pretty as is Pauline's blooms in the lovely colours. said...

I love your Parisian scene Ellie and the sentiment too Michelle x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love your gorgeous and atmospheric scene, your colouring is gorgeous, as are your flowers too. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Crafting Happiness Challenges. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Chris said...

A fabulous card Ellie, love the Parisian Spring scene with all the umbrellas, beautiful stamped and stencilled background and the touches of delicate pink. Thank you for joining in at Fab'n' Funky.

Amy Johnson said...

Oh, that first card is stunning. I love that Parisian scene. And the second card is so pretty. Love the florals.

Darlene said...

Oh Ellie, this is just gorgeous (no surprise there!). Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Sisterhood of Crafters
Triple B ... OUR NEW CHALLENGE BLOG which is all about butterflies, birds & blooms.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your rainy card is so pretty - and I love the sentiment! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges!

Anke said...

Paulines bunte Gräserkarte schaut wunderschön aus und Ellies Pariskarte ist ein Traum *schwärm*

Liebe Grüße
von Anke