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Apr 3, 2024

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - April Challenge

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - April challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you stopped by and hopefully you'll share your own crafty makes too. The linky tool is at the end of this post. There were so many fabulous entries last month so be sure to check out who made the top 3!

As most of you know, the theme is now always ....

Anything Goes

and instead of a challenge theme there will be a "Top Pick Twist", meaning I will select a twist from all of the entries for the Top 3. Nobody will know what the twist will be (not even me) until the end of the challenge. So do link up all of your crafty makes, your entry might be the one inspiring the Top Pick twist :)

Here is what I came up with:

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I made a CAS card using the beautiful Fairytale stamp by Lavinia as my focal point. The background was done with a stencil by Vicki Boutin from this set of 3 stencils. I used Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar Distress inks. The sentiment at the top is from an older Hero Arts stamp kit (this particular one is no longer available) and the word "Dandelion" is from this set by Aall and Create. I added Stickles glitter and some gems by Honeybee Stamps to finish off the card.

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March Top Picks with a Twist

As always I had a hard time selecting the top picks with a twist but it is a part of the challenge I enjoy a lot as I take more time to study the linky tools gallery, and I finally decided on the Twist of: Fun with Die Cuts. And here are the top picks listed in the order of entry, each one featuring some beautiful die cuts.

No. 5 Mary Marsh

No. 11 Jackie C.

No. 69 Donna T.

Congratulations to each one of you! 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. The linky tool closes on the last Wednesday of the month at midnight so you have until Wednesday April 24th to play along.

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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 but I may not be able to visit your entries after the 3rd.
  • 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


Liz said...

Beautiful card Ellie, I love the subtle stencilling behind the lovely fairy.
Liz xx

brenda said...

Nice soft colours and effective central masked panel for a pretty Spring card Ellie.

B x

Donna said...

You card is stunning with the lovely stenciling, stamping and glitter! I'm honored to be one of your top 3, congrats to the other winners!

Carole J said...

Your dandelion fairy card is gorgeous! I love the delicate stencilling for the background. Truly beautiful work, Ellie. Thanks for joining the Path of Positivity challenge this month. x

HilaryJane said...

A simple and very stylish card lifted beautifully by the fairy's sparkly wings. Love it xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable and so sweet card, such beautiful delicate look with the stencilled background!

Chris said...

This is beautiful Ellie, the fairy silhouette is gorgeous, love the soft stencilling, a perfect background for her.
Thank you for joining in at Crafty Catz.

ScrappyHorses said...

She is so lovely and magical with the bits of sparkle! Perfect soft background and festive sentiment bring the story to life! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Amy Johnson said...

Such a lovely card. I like how you did her wings.

Darlene said...

Just beautiful ... I'll say it once again ... you are so talented! 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, Word Power

Joanne said...

That is lovely!

Pauline C said...

Love the pretty stencilling on this gorgeous fairy card Ellie .. it turned out beautifully xx

Mary Marsh said...

Love Your background stencil work and the fairy stamp is amazing. Also thanks for picking my Santa card as one of the faves from the March challenge. It's always great to be recognized by your peers.

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card love the beautiful silhouette stamp with the sparkly wings and delicate stencilled background.
Carol x

Izzy Scrap said...

Simple and beautiful ! Love the soft blending for the background and the addition of glitter on the wings and on the dandelion is just the perfect final touch ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing at ATSM.

Toni said...

Fabulous card--I love Lavinia stamps. The background and glittered wings are perfection.

Catie Cuddles said...

This is beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT