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Jun 21, 2023

I Spy With My Little Eye: A Sweet Treat or Warm and Sunny Colors (Challenges 4 and 5 Combined)

Hello everyone! Pauline and I are back again with a new "I spy with my little eye" challenge taking place right here on my blog!

Before I get to the new theme I wanted to mention that this is a "double challenge" to cover part of the Summer so it is for challenges #4 and #5 combined. The linky tool will remain open until August 13th and a new theme will then start on August 16th!

We had some fabulous entries in the last challenge so be sure to scroll down to the end to see if your entry made one of our top 2! Remember, the top picks are invited to join us as guest designers in a future challenge!

So here are our themes for challenges 4 and 5. Choose one or the other or even combine. 

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

A Sweet Treat (chosen by Ellie) 


Warm and Sunny Colors (chosen by Pauline)

And here are our shares for your inspiration:

My card (Ellie)
following the "Sweet Treat" theme

Can you spy the sweet treat?? 
This cute stamp is a Mo Manning stamp for Penny Black - Oh My Goodness. I thought it was perfect for the theme.  Stamped on Bristol Vellum paper and I colored with Stampin Up and Distress Inks and I used one of my most used stencils - Feather Leaf by Lavinia on the background. Sentiment on the tag is an oldie from Whimsy Stamps. I used a tag die (options) to cut it out and tied it onto the card using natural jute twine. Another stencil (classy stripes) was used on the top pink border with the same coral Stampin Up ink. I added another small sentiment which is part of a Colorado Craft Company stamp set. A corner rounder was used to complete the card.

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following the "Warm and Sunny Colors" theme

Please visit Pauline's blog to find out how she made this beautiful card. Isn't that sunflower stunning??!!

There are no guest designers this time so let's get straight to our Top Picks!

Top Picks from Challenge No.3

We had some fabulous entries sharing "Something with Wings" in the last challenge. Many thanks to all of you who joined us!
Our top picks are below in the order of entry.

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

No. 9 Jolanda - Pauline's Top Pick

No. 27 Jeanne - Ellie's Top Pick

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

Remember, as Top Picks, you are both invited to join us in the next challenge if you like to. That would be for challenge no. 6 starting August 16. 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.

Now it's time to link up YOUR creations! Anyone is invited to join us with your crafty makes following our theme(s). 

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 August 13th at 11:59pm CST

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brenda said...

Two lovely cards covering your selected themes Ellie.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

I do love your 'sweet treats' card Ellie - that is gorgeous. Pauline's card is stunning also

Pauline C said...

That really is an adorable image Ellie and the whole composition is indeed very sweet in the sugar pink colour scheme - perfect for your theme this time
Pauline xx

Sarn said...

Great top picks and fab cards from you & Pauline xxx

Darlene said...

Oh Ellie ... these cards are just FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


More challenge fun beginning July 7th … check it out … SIMPLY CLEAN & SIMPLE

Linby said...

Wonderful picks and two fab DT cards also.

Jolanda Johnstone said...

Wow! What fun to see that my card was selected by Pauline. Thank You. Cheers, Jolanda

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Both the cards are adorable!!! Love them so much!

Joanne said...

What a sweet card!

MortiCraft said...

Greta card and super sweet!! Definitely captures our Girls theme perfectly. Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Challenges. X

Pat K said...

Adorable image on this beautiful tag. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K x

Helen said...

An adorable card - love the subtle stencilled background!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely cards.