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Dec 6, 2023

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - December Challenge

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - December challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by today and hope you'll join in the fun too! There were lots of wonderful entries last month, many thanks to everyone who joined! My top picks with a twist are at the end of this post.

{Also, as a reminder, if you were thinking about taking part in this year's Papercrafters' Year in Review hop (on December 29th), only a few more days remain to sign up. All that info can be found in this post.}

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.

Here is what I made:
I recently got the new Lavinia Large Snowflake set in the mail and so I used one snowflake as the focal point.

I started out by using Lavinia's Feather Leaf stencil with a circle mask in place to ink up the background with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. Inside the circle I stamped Lavinia's Winter Magic sentiment using a regular die ink in a coordinating color (second generation stamping). Then I used the the same Distress Oxide ink to stamp the new Lavinia snowflake in the center, which I sprinkled with ultra fine clear embossing powder and heat embossed. 

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The sentiment is an oldie from Stampin Up, love this simple font! It has also been heat embossed using the same Oxide ink. I wanted to add something with stripes to the card so I used my Classy Stripes stencil on a white paper scrap once again with the same ink. I added a crystal glimmer enamel dot from Honeybee Stamps in the center of the snowflake and, hard to see, but used a clear Sakura Stardust glitter gel pen on the dots which are part of the Lavinia sentiment.

I also made the this card using Blueprint Sketch and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide inks.

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Linking up the purple snowflake card with these challenges:

November Top Picks with a Twist:

Many thanks to everyone who joined in last month. There were so many fabulous entries and as always it's not easy to select a theme but I do enjoy that part of the challenge and the Top Pick twist from the November entries is....Three of Something.

And here are my Top Picks with a Twist each one featuring "Three of Something" posted in the order of entry:

No. 17 Melanie H.

No. 51 JanR

No. 52 Chrissy

Congratulations everyone! Well deserved recongnition! Your top pick logo is below, you may place it 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 December 31st 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


JanR said...

I'm thrilled my card was a Top Pick! Thank you so much!! Great cards you've made for this month's challenge! I really like the pretty colours.

Jan Mahew said...

Thank you for the opportunities to share and to enjoy the talents of others! CONGRATULATIONS to your talented WINNERS!

Chris said...

Beautiful stamping and stencilling to create this lovely delicate design. It looks fabulous in purple- and in all of the other colours too. Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Becca Sadler said...

Ellie: I'm loving your snowflake cards! Beautifully made! Keeping them monochrome is dynamic! The purple is my favorite color so I was thrilled to see that as your lead one! :) Thanks for sharing at MTTCC! --Becca

Darlene said...

These cards are FABULOUS! Love them all! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN 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

dj said...

Your trio of snowflake cards...fantastic!! Great layering of your stencil!! Way to go shopping your stash!! So glad you joined the fun and played along with our "Whatever the Weather" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!!
-Deb Horst, DT #SOS511

Marjeta said...

Fantastic cards. So elegant. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Knockouts.

brenda said...

Beautifully done Ellie, my thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations, apologies I'm so late arriving, no internet most of week.

B x

Doris P. said...

These cards are wonderful. I like the pastel colors. Thanks for joining us at S+F=C.

Anke said...

WOW Ellie your snowflake cards are so beautiful, I love them all.


Catie Cuddles said...

Love the purple snowglobe.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

PS sorry I am a little late in visiting - it was a busy few months and I’m now on catch up for blog visiting x but better late than never 😀