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May 3, 2023

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - May Challenge

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - May challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by today and hope you decide to join in the linkup of all things crafty too! It always makes me happy to see so many of you share! Lots of fabulous entries last month so be sure to scroll down to see last month's top picks!

As always at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday the theme is now.....................

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 for May:

I used a new to me stamp set by Visible Image - Butterfly Effect. I spritzed some water onto Mixed Media card stock then sprinkled Brusho powders onto it. I probably should have used less powder but it had been while since I used it and forgot how little of it is needed. 

The card was quick to make. After the ink dried I stamped the circles onto the card then the butterfly onto a scrap piece of paper, fussy cut and inked with Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks. I used a Sakura white gel pen to highlight the dots on the butterflies and around the circles. 

This is only my second Visible Image stamp set I own but I really loved using it and may need to get a few more.

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April 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 April entries is ..... Botanicals.

And here are the top picks in the order of entry:

No. 37  Gerrina
No. 74 Sweetpea
No. 75 I Love Scrapping 2

Congrats everyone, 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 Sunday May 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).
  • 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


  1. Wonderful vibrant colours Ellie and a beautiful focal Butterfly.

    B x

  2. Wow, was für ein schöner Schmetterling und eine super schöne Karte!!!

  3. Wow, I was admiring the beautiful butterfly card and scrolled a bit and foumd my card as a Top Pick... Thanks for choosing it!

  4. Oh I love how vibrant the colors turned out! What a beautiful card.

  5. Such a lovely card! I adore those bold colours.

  6. Stunning butterfly card and congrats to your Twist picks xxx

  7. Wonderful card, love so much all the vibrant and bold colours! Fab butterfly and elements!

  8. Anonymous16:05

    Wow Ellie you have nailed it with your new Visible Image stamps … the background is stunning and the colours on the butterfly wings gorgeous. I’m a big fan of VI and have this stamp set .. I love what you have done with it.
    Pauline xx

  9. Amazing color combination, Ellie! Love the beauty of your butterfly on the dynamic color bursts of the background.

  10. What a wonderful card you made Ellie - great use of the brushos and the butterfly image

  11. WOW was für ein megageniales Schmetterlingswerk, gefällt mir sehr.

    Liebe Grüße
    von Anke

  12. Wow, that is one gorgeous butterfly!! Our theme at The Sisterhood of Crafters is also butterflies!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B!
    Diane TB Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Triple B}

  13. How beautiful is this card! The colors, stamps, and the gorgeous butterfly are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  14. Wonderful colors both on the brusho background and inked butterfly. Love the dimension of the butterly, a little popped up, very effective!

  15. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card

  16. Me again, thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at The Sisterhood!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {The Sisterhood}
    {Stencil Fun}

  17. Wow Ellie! Your card is SO beautiful!! Stunning butterfly, lovely coloured, with an amazing background! LOVE it!

  18. Stunning card Ellie. I really like the vibrant butterfly and the gorgeous background. Thank you for entering the Inspired by Nature Challenge at Path of Positivity.


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