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Oct 4, 2023

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - October

Hello and welcome to the October Crafty Wednesday Challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by today and hope you'll decide to join in the fun too! There were some fabulous entries last month, thank you all for sharing your crafty creations! As always you can scroll down to see who made the "top picks with a twist".

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 inspiration for October:

This Penny Black cutie illustrated by Mo Manning - Pumpkin Ride is new-ish to me, it was part of a stamp lot I purchased a few months ago from the resale site Mercari and this is my first time using it. I love these non-traditonal colors for this time of the year just about as much as I love the bright fall colors and I was inspired by some decorative fall pillows I purchased last fall :) 

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I used distress inks for some simple watercoloring. I cut a mask for the image so I could stencil around it and used Lavinia's Feather Leaf stencil because they remind me a bit of vines. 
To add more interest, my new Aall and Create Miniatures stamp set came in so handy with the wonderful wording and ants are also from this set. I found the "print" pattern paper in my stash of scraps and although I have no idea what it says, I thought it fit the rest of the card really well so I added it to the top. The sentiment is one I selected from Tim Holtz's Small Talk sticker booklet.

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Also plan to link up here:

Top Picks with a Twist

The twist selected from the September entries is.................."Santa Claus is Coming to Town". I know it seems early but Christmas will be here before we know it, so here are my top picks each one featuring Santa Claus and listed in the order of entry.

No. 10 Sparkling Pink

No. 41 Rosi

No. 61 Peppermint Santa

Aren't these just fabulous!!

Congratulations to each one of you! You may pick up your Top Pick logo below to display on 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 October 29th 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. All the elements came together so nicely Ellie and I had already spotted A&C insects across the bottom.

    B x

  2. Love your card Ellie - the soft colours and the way everything works together so perfectly makes for a beautiful result

  3. Wonderful card! I love that image. Perfect sentiment too!

  4. Amazing card and that Mo's image is just adorable! Great watercolouring and design!

  5. Beautiful card,love the cute image and stencilled background..Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations
    Carol DT x

  6. I love the non-traditional colors this time of year too and your card is just so cute! Those features are fabulous too.

  7. Ellibelle, Thank you so much for the Honor of having you select my "Peppermint Santa" as a TOP PICK! You sure know how to make a gal's day! I would like to CONGRATULATE my fellow participants for their wins as well.

  8. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card.

  9. Anonymous12:26

    So beautiful Ellie, you do some lovely PB cards, xx

  10. That is one really cute Penny Black image and your coloring is just perfect for it.

  11. Félicitations pour cette superbe création.
    Merci pour ce beau challenge auquel je vais participer.
    Bon week-end.
    Congratulations for this superb creation.
    Thank you for this great challenge in which I will participate.
    Have a nice week end.


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