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Oct 18, 2023

I Spy With My Little Eye ..............Shades of Autumn (Challenge No. 8)

Hello and welcome to a new "I spy with my little eye" challenge taking place right here on my blog! Pauline and I are back with a new theme and hopefully you'll join in the fun too!
We had many fabulous entries last month, thank you all so much for playing along with us! Our top 2 are at the end of the post, remember, if you were selected then you have the option of joining us as a guest designer next month :)

It's Pauline's turn to select a theme and she chose:

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

Shades of Autumn.

We can't wait to see what you'll share with us. Remember, you may share anything crafty, it doesn't have to be a card! As long as it fits the theme and is handmade by you we'd love to see it! The linky tool is at the end of the post.

Here is my card:

I used a mix of stamps/brands on my card, I think they all work together so nicely! The carved pumpkins are an old stamp by Stampressions (Baby, Mama, Papa boo- sorry, no link) found at a thrift store, the flowers are from a new to me Aall and Create set - Flower Journey - and the tree/branches are Lavinia's Seasonal Tree. The background was inked with Villainous Potion, Chipped Saphire and Black Soot Distress Oxides/inks with a circle die cut as a moon mask. Lavinia's hill masks were used in the foreground and I also used a stamp from another Aall and Create set for some interest on the foreground. Some water splatter created the "orbs". Happy Autumn is from an old Hero Arts stamp kit. 

I plan on sharing my card (above) with these challenges:
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Pumpkin // Unicorn Challenge - Autumn or Halloween // Bastel-Traum - Autumn Mood // FarmQuest General Store Challenge - Anything Farm or Country Goes // Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge - Anything Halloween // Crafting Happiness Challenges // Make My Monday - Autumn Colors // Double D Challenge - Pumpkins // The Card Concept - I was inspired by the beautiful colors and think the style might be "mixed Media"

Love the way she captured the beautiful shades of Autumn on this wonderful scenic card! Be sure to visit Pauline's blog to read all about how she made it!

We're so happy to have a guest designer joining us this challenge and that is Maxine from Kiwime's Creations. So glad you joined us this month, Maxine!

What a beautiful way to showcase these gorgeous Autumn Leaves! Please visit Maxine's blog to read more about her creation! Below you can see that she completed her project by decorating the envelope to match her card. It's always such a nice touch to receive a matching envelope too! 

Top Picks from Challenges No. 7

Many thank to all of you who played "I spy" with us last month. We had many fabulous entries and as always selecting our top picks wasn't easy but something that needed done so here they are 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. 

Remember, both Top Picks are invited to join us in the next challenge if you like to. That would be for challenge no. 9 starting November 15th! Of course it's not a requirement but we would love to have you as guests!!

No. 2 Jolanda (Ellie's Top Pick)

No. 57 Aimeslee (Pauline's Top Pick)

Congratulations to both of you!! Your top pick logo is below to display on your own blogs if you like to.

You are both invited to join us as guest designers (optional of course!) for challenge no. 9 starting on Wednesday November 15th. If you are interested in taking part, please message me (Ellie) at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com so I can give you all the details for our upcoming theme.

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!

Now it's time to link up YOUR creations for the new theme! Anyone is invited to join us with your crafty makes following our theme - I Spy Shades of Autumn.

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
  • Challenge ends Sunday November 12th
  • Backlinking to a recent project is allowed

PS: I am planning a Year in Review hop again at the end of the year  and looking for co-hosts. I shared more info in this post, if anyone is interested :)


Anonymous said...

Stunning pumpkin card Ellie, your colouring on the pumpkins really pops against the fab inky background.
Pauline xx

Jennifer said...

It's adorable!

Curated by Jennifer

Amy Johnson said...

What a fabulous Halloween card! I love the background!

Diane said...

A gorgeous card Elle, what fabulous pumpkins they are!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D and Two Old Bats!
Diane DD and TOB Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Double D}

coldwaters2 said...

Ellie this is absolutely fantastic I love, love those stamps you have used also the great Autumnal colours
lolo x

Heather said...

Such a great card - love the pumpkins, and I'm smitten by your flowers with the newsprint petals - what a cool effect! Thanks so much for playing at Make My Monday!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Your boo-family looks very cute Ellie, and such fabulous scene, so vibrant! Pauline's card is very elegant and love how she shown the autumnal feel! Adorable! Congrats to Maxine for her GD, beautiful card and envelope!

Karen Letchworth said...

Your art is always beautiful and inspiring, Ellie. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Cad Concept. Please stop by again soon. We're so grateful for you.
Karen L, DT
The Card Concept

Becca S said...

The autumn DT cards and GD card with envelope all have country charm! Specifically for Ellie, I appreciate the mention and link to FarmQuest General Store challenge blog for our anything farm or country goes themed competitions! Any season of the year, we love to see farm country topics' projects delivered to FQGS!!! Gratefully, Becca

brenda said...

A lovely trio of Autumnal makes from you all.

B x

Uschi said...

Wow, this pumpkin card is so beautiful. It really makes me smile. Very stunning coloring and an adorable and wonderful design. This background with the moon and these branches looks so wonderful. And I love the sparkly hat.
Thank you for sharing this great card with the current Everybody Art Challenge.
Hugs Uschi

Joanne said...

Your card is lovely! That deep purple background is so striking and those cheery pumpkins really stand out.

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Darlene said...

Oh Ellie ... what an awesome card! You are so talented! Love your pumpkin people! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Two Old Bats challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

Sue Jackson said...

Wonderful combination of elements! They all work so well together for this fabulous Halloween card! Thanks for playing along with our autumn colors challenge at Make My Monday! I hope to see you in the gallery again soon. Sue - DT

Aimeslee Winans said...

Thank you for choosing my card, Pauline. Much appreciated! Congrats to Jolanda and gorgeous DT/GDT inspiration, XOX

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A fabulous and wonderful card Ellie.

Mary Marsh said...

Love the ink blended background on your card and thanks for another fun challenge.