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Apr 17, 2024

I Spy With My Little Eye ........... Something With Wings (Challenge No. 14)

Hello everyone 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 we hope to see you playing along with us this month. There weren't too many entrants last month but some still really beautiful creations so be sure to scroll down to see who made the Top 2, both being invited to join us as guest designers for the next challenge.

This time around it's Pauline's turn to select a theme and it is:

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

Something with Wings.

So many options here and we can't wait to see what you will come up with! The linky tool is at the end of the post but first up are our creations to inspire you. 

My card (Ellie)

 info below

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I started with a previously "smooshed" background from my box of extras, then stamped the Penny Black bird image (Bird's Eye View) and colored with a mix of Zig Clean Color and Distress inks. On the background I stamped some details and wording using the Aall and Create set Follow Your Own Path. That set is a bit grungy and I'm not sure the delicate PB bird image is a good match for the grungy Aall and Create background stamping and sentiments but decided it's not a complete fail so here it is :) I found the diamond die cut pieces in my box of die cut scraps (made with the PB Diamond Border die) so added them to the card. With the grungy additions I decided the edges needed a little bit of distressing so that's what I did before adhering to the card base.

I am entering my card (above) to these challenges:

Pauline's Card

Such a magical spring scene by Pauline! Be sure to visit her blog to find out how she made this card!

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We're so excited to have 2 guest designers this month, many thanks to Steph and Liz for joining us! Their beautiful creations are below.


So fabulous and unique! Please visit Steph's blog to find out how she made this card!


Such a great embossing pattern and cute owl! Please visit Liz' blog to find out how she made this card.

Top Picks from Challenge no. 13

We didn't have as many entries in the last challenge, I suppose many of you were over the color yellow 😄but we still had some fabulous entries and selecting our top picks wasn't easy but we finally made our decisions and they are listed below in the order of entry. 

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

No. 16 Papierelle (Pauline's Pick)

No. 28 Fiona (Ellie's 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. 15 starting on Wednesday May 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.

To be in compliance with GDPR, Top Pick photos and links will be removed after the start of the new challenge. 

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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 Something With Wings".

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.
  • Backlinking to a recent project is allowed.


StephW said...

Thank you for having me as one of your GDs ... my link is not working but just search for and you'll find me! x

Pauline C said...

Stunning birdie card Ellie … I think the PB bird works perfectly with your soft inky background and wording, and the offset die cut diamonds really make it pop
Pauline xx

brenda said...

A pretty soft background for the scene Ellie and those pink diamonds are so effective drawing the eye.

B x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable cad, full of lovely details!! Also Pauline's card is stunning and sweet! Congrats to Steph and Lyz for their GD!

Chris said...

It's a beautiful spring themed card Ellie, fabulous stamps and stamping, and a lovely subtle background.
Thank you for sharing at Stamping Sensations.

Diane said...

A beautiful and creative card!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B!
Diane TB Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Triple B}

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I'm here again with my DT hat, your card is delightful, love the sweet scene you have created with the different brands of stamps and the sweet palette! Beautiful sentiment too!
Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping!

meg said...

A gorgeous background and beautiful stamped images,thank you for joining in at MMM

papierelle said...

Oh what a great surprise!!! I was about to link my card for the next challenge and saw that my card was selected. Many thanks and congratulations to all the other winners.

Joanne said...

I love all the layers and details and techniques you manage to pull together into a lovely cohesive looking card. said...

A beautiful Spring themed card Ellie Michelle x

Gerrina said...

Sorry; entry 11 isn't correct; can you please ignore this one? Thanks!

Uschi said...

I love this soft background. It has just the right color intensity to depict this amazing bird - I think it's a dove - on this beautiful branch. Great details that you stamped on the background. And I believe your wonderful sentiment. It's true that two birds never sing the same song.
Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card with the current challenge of the Everybody Art Challenge.
Hugs Uschi

R's box of dreams said...

Such a beautiful card!Love the soft colors and the background.
Thank you for sharing your card with us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.


coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Ellie love the stamps you have used and the colour a wonderful make thank you for joining us at We Love stamping
lolo x

Jinny said...

What a beautiful card. I especially love your color choice. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley, and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Jinny