Mar 7, 2018

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - March Challenge

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The linky below is for the monthly themed challenge - Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday.

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday! I'm so excited to add this fun feature to my blog! This will be a monthly challenge, posted the first Wednesday of each month right here on my blog! I will try to have a little prize every month for you to win. This month's prize is listed at the bottom of this post. 

A little bit about the challenges:

A new theme will post the first Wednesday of each month.
(There will be no "anything goes" themes)
Combine with any other challenges.
3 entries per person please, and
most of all, have fun!!

Although this blog is mainly about papercrafting, feel free to create and share other crafts as well, just be sure to follow the monthly theme. 

The theme for March is...................

All Creatures Great and Small

this means anything from insects, to our 4 legged friends, woodland creatures to birds and sea life, don't forget about those magical creatures that live a hidden life in our gardens and forests...

This should be an easy one, and I can't wait to see your creations.

For my card today I used a cute stamp from the set Garden Critters by Penny Black.

The bunny has been heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper and then watercolored with my Zig Clean Color brush pens before fussy cutting. Sentiment is an older wood mounted stamp also by Penny Black and I used Penny Black's newest Frames Die set from the Sweet Spring release. If you're interested in this die set, I currently have it available in my Etsy shop along with some other newly released stamps. 

The white card stock is Neenah Classic LINEN textured card stock (80lb weight), and my card base is Stampin Up's Crumb Cake card stock. I used a corner rounder on the bottom parts of the card. The little coral flower is from the same Frames Die set and I used a "candy dot" from Stampin Up in the flower center. Some Burlap string finishes off the card. A little bit of Wink of Stella glitter has also been added but as usual it doesn't show up well in photos.

Here's a closeup...

This post contains affiliate links, this means I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links, at no additional cost to you. 

This month I am giving away a cute stamp which I grabbed from my Etsy shop.

To be entered into the drawing be sure to follow these simple rules:

Creation must be new
Post must include a link back here
You must follow the theme
No more than 3 entries please

The winner will be posted here with the following challenge, which will be the first Wednesday of next month.
Please note, it will be the winner's responsibility to contact me in order to claim the prize within 2 weeks of announcement. If no contact is made, prize will be lost and used in another drawing.
To help you remember to check back, you can follow my blog through blogger's followers option, bloglovin,  by email or maybe twitter...whichever option is easiest for you to use. You can find the "follow" info on my side bar or the top of my blog (blogger follower button). 

I am also linking up here:
Spring and Easter challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge - Springtime, Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes + optional: Easter,  Animal Friends ChallengeSpring,  Crea Chicky's -  Easter & handcolored image,  Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Spring / Easter,  Eclectic Ellapu - Spring is Coming,  Fabrika Fantasy - Spring,  The Creative Studio - Spring and Butterflies, Paper Shelter Challenge - Spring 
Animal challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter,  Crafty Animals  Anything with Animals,   Delicious Doodles Challenge Rabbits, 
Paper Minutes - Rabbit and /or Eggs
Other challenges:
Card Mania Embossing (I heat embossed),  International Art & Soul  Embossing & Use a Die (I heat embossed),  Craft-Dee BowZ Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow,   Happy Little Stampers Dies - Anything Goes with Dies,   Di's Digis Designs - Die Cuts, Die Cuttin' Divas -Use Green
Anything Goes:

Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes, Crafty Creations - Anything Goes, Crafty Gals Corner -  Anything Goes, The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes, Crafty Sentiment Designs Anything Goes, Color Inspiration Monday -ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES WITH HAND-COLORED IMAGE

(I'm sorry I have no idea why some show up in a smaller font and some regular - no matter what I try, I don't seem to be able to fix this ... it keeps switching back to a small font.)   This seems fixed now for the most part...blogger can be a pain sometimes!

To join in my challenge simply use the linky tool below. This challenge will be open until Friday March 30th, and a new challenge will post on April 4th along with the March winner.

March Theme: All Creatures Great and Small


Maxine D said...

What a fun theme Ellie, and a gorgeous card you have made

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving this theme and your card is ADORABLE!! LOVING that bunny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful Spring Card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Sabrina Lamarina said...

Amazing!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes challenge Sabrina DT

Heike said...

Happy Easter - what an adorable cute card.

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Ellie, I just love both of these cards featuring the sweet bunnies from this set. I have been on the hunt for a good bunny image this year and this is the perfect set! Thanks so much for the link. Your watercolor skills and layering are so beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

Sherri Thacker said...

Thanks so much for stopping by at my blog and sending me your way. Your bunny card is so cute!! I'm happy to have found you. I will have to sign up to follow you :).

Miriam's creablog said...

thank you for entering our easter #19 challenge at Creachicky's with this lovely Bunny card. Gr. DT member Miriam

Ine Creaine said...

Very nice. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies,
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Amy Johnson said...

What a cute Easter card! I've been so lazy this week. I should have been making Easter cards, but never got around to it. Thanks for inspiring me!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you so much fo your kind words on my MM kitty card and for inviting me to join your challenge! This theme is right up my alley! I love animals! Your bunny card is adorable! Love the spring theme! Also love how you framed the sentiment - so cute! Must remember to try this myself! Your prize is awesome and purr-fect for a cat fanatic like me! Happy crafting!

BożenA said...

Thank you very much for inviting me to the challenge. I did not know about your game. Thank you :-)
BożenA xo

Barbara Bruder said...

Ellie, this is the sweetest card.Great coloring. I love the simplicity of this card.Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

Alexander Kretschmann said...

A real cute easter card. I like this cute bunny. Wonderful job!

Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

Crafty greetings

*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#15 – Spring / Easter}
*DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#15 – Animals}
*DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#46 – something new}
Alex' Kreative Seite

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is very sweet and I love the perfect layout. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

linda said...

such a cute bunny card, ellie, love the dies and the cute sentiment!

Sue Hickey said...

Hi and welcome to our Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

Doris Klein said...

Oh this is so very cute! I love the frame and the sweet bunny! Very nice done!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#15 – Spring/Easter)
*DT* Die Sketchtanten
*DT* Die Traumfabrik

Tammy Dale said...

Love the composition of this card! Well done and thanks for sharing with us at Do-Al(1) Creatives. Tammy DT

Seafield Jo said...

You've created such a beautiful card to inspire us, such an adorable image.

Jo x

Christine Harrop said...

Thank you for joining us at IAAS this time with your lovely Easter card. We hope to see you again soon. Christine DT

Sue from Oregon said...

Another cutie glad you share your love of PB stamps!

Thanks for sharing you wonderful inspiration with us for our March Penny Black Saturday Challenge ! ♥ Sue Kment