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Sep 6, 2023

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - September

ETA: This post has been re-published as blogger is apparantly seeing my linky party and other card making posts as "spam" so the original post is under review. Has this happened to anyone else's cardmaking posts?? If you have previously commented on this post and don't see the comment here, then you know it's because I had to re-write the post. I apologize! Not sure what is going on with blogger...

Hello everyone and welcome to the September Crafty Wednesday challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by today and hope you'll join in too! There were lots of lovely entries last month, thank you all so much for playing along! The "Top Picks with a Twist" are at the end of the post so be sure to scroll down.

I'm sure most of you know by now, the theme is now always............

Anything Goes

and instead of a challenge theme there will be a top pick twist, meaning the top picks will each have something in common. But nobody knows what the twist will be (not even me) and will be inspired by YOUR creations. So do link up all your new or recently created crafty makes (any type of craft) for your chance to have your project featured next month! The linky tool is at the end of the post.

And here is my September card:

I was inspired by the current {Pin}spirational challenge mood board. Thought the colors were beautiful but I wish I had added a bit more orange to my flower and also wish my blue was a bit more purple-ish!! It's been a cloudy day when I made the card (yesterday) so the lighting wasn't the best in my craft room so I ended up with the wrong colors.

The mood board also inspired me to choose the floral stamp Bejeweled by Penny Black which I inked with Distress Oxides/ inks. I always use my stamp platform when using brushstroke stamps as I can layer colors of ink multiple times. On the background I used a couple of my new Aall and Create stamps - The Great Outdoors and Miniatures. Sentiments are from the set Itty Bitty Basics by MFT. The diamond border die is also from Penny Black. I added a button with twine and some liquid pearls to finish it off. 

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!

Challenges I plan to share with:
Pinspirational -  birthdays w/leaves and  mood board above
Stamping Sensations - Garden Delights
Path of Positivity - Tic Tac Toe (I chose the top row: Feminine/Button/Floral)

Top Picks with a Twist

There were so many fabulous entries last month and I had the hardest time deciding on a top pick twist. Finally made up my mind and the twist from the August entries is................Silhouettes! Meaning each one of my top picks included a silhouette image.

They are listed in the order of entry below:

No. 37 Pauline

No. 52 Jolanda

No. 82 Kraftikards

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 Saturday September 30th 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


Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog

Rajani Rehana said...

Please read my post

brenda said...

Indeed it has Ellie, I had a spate of it a few months ago, in one instance it said I had inappropriate content and would you believe as soon as I submitted my complaint (an option I got when I tried to review the posts) and within a very short time, like half an hour was back to normal.

Lovely card though.

B x

Joanne said...

Your card really picks up the colors and feelings from that mood board; great job!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous card!! There is so much to see! Love any detail!

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Ellie. Lovely colour combination and I love the layout of your design. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month.
Liz xx

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a lovely fall card! Gorgeous texture and wonderful luscious layers! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity. ~Katrina

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.

Amy Johnson said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the unique background of the bird card, and you did such a great job on the Pinterest Challenge one too!

Mary Marsh said...

Your card is beautiful. I was flagged by Blogger several times for going against community standards. I don't even know what that means. I submitted a complaint but nothing happened. The posts were over 5 years old.

Helen said...

Beautiful card Ellie - love all the stamped layers!

I had the same as Brenda - a load of really old posts got flagged as 'inappropriate content' and reverted to draft, but I was able to get them all reviewed and republished quite quickly.
Helen x

DIANA L. said...

Such a fun challenge Thank you so much for having it. I love your card it so pretty.

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in my PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Fiona said...

lovely card Ellie, those diamonds are a great addition and add some depth to thecard.

thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

Gerrina said...

I love the bit grungy and 'loose' look of your inspiration card! That red pops in such a beautiful way! Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations!