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Jun 17, 2024

I Spy With My Little Eye: Something Blooming Lovely (Challenge No. 16) - Partnering with Double Trouble Challenge (Optional)

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 a couple of  days earlier than usual and we are so excited to be partnering with the fun Double Trouble challenge once again for some Triple Fun - more details below.

Of course it is optional for our participants to join Double Trouble challenge so lets first get started with our theme here.

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

Something Blooming Lovely

Lots of inspiration currently found in nature as so much is blooming lovely right now so we hope you will take on the challenge and join us!

And now for the extra fun part, if you make your "blooming lovely" card a slimline or mini slimline card then you are invited to join the Double Trouble challenge as their main theme is "Long and Skinny Cards"with their optional twist of blooming flowers.

Double Trouble challenge runs for 2 weeks, so that option only applies for that time frame. Our challenge here will continue running until mid July. 

And here is what we came up with this time around to inspire you.

My Card (Ellie)
All info is right below the card.

Mini slimline cards are easier for me to make than the larger slimline so that is what I went with. The inky yellow splashes were made with Brusho powders, the old script stamped in yellow is a stamp from a company called Just for Fun Rubberstamps (no longer in business). The main stamps are by Visible Image (Daisy Grunge and Bee Happy). Words stamped in black are by Whimsy Stamps and the sentiment is a sticker from Tim Holtz's Small Talk booklet. I distressed the edges before adhering to the card base. I also applied clear Wink of Stella shimmer on the flower centers and bee's wings but it is not showing up in the photo.

Such wonderful stamping and inking on this fabulous card full of blossoms! Please visit  Pauline's blog to find out how she made this card.

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We're so excited to have Diane of Nellie's Nest joining us this month as our guest designer, her beautiful creation is below.
Such bright and cheerful blossoms on this gorgeous card! To find out how she made this be sure to visit her blog

Top Picks for Challenge no. 15

Many thanks once again to everyone who joined us in the last challenge with your  fabulous masculine makes. Our Top picks are below.

Remember, Top Picks are invited to join us in the next challenge if you like to. That would be for challenge no. 17 starting Wednesday July 17th! Of course it's not a requirement but we would love to have you both as guests!!

No. 17 Melanie H. (Ellie's Pick)

No. 36 Chris (Pauline's Pick)

You are both invited to join us as guest designers (optional of course!) for challenge no. 17 starting on Wednesday July 17th. 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. 

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 Blooming Lovely". And remember, if you make a slimline or mini slimline card you may join us in partnering with Double Trouble challenge by linking up your card there too. Their challenge runs for 2 weeks so it does end at the end of the month.

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 (including AI generated projects).
  • A short mention of products used whenever possible is expected.
  • Please include a link back to this blog.
  • Backlinking to a recent project is allowed for this challenge but please remember our challenge partner Double Trouble does not allow backlinking.


Joanne said...

You definitely nailed that second challenge! I love all the patterns and textures you make with ink and color.

Pauline C said...

Stunning black and yellow card Ellie … fabulous inkiness and the colour scheme is perfect with the daisies and bees.
Pauline xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How beautiful in black and yellow! Love the grunge feel!
Beautiful DL card also from Pauline!

Donna Scholz said...

Ellie, I love your card! so much thought went into your layers, colors and sentiment!! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

Mynn xx said...

Thank you for the lovely challenge and beautiful DT inspiration! Sending crafty HUGS! Mynn xx 🤗

Chris said...

Beautiful inspiration cards from the DT- love the variety of styles and techniques.
Many thanks to Pauline for choosing my card as her top pick- I'm truly delighted.

Helen said...

Beautiful blooming cards ladies!
Helen x