Jun 6, 2018

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - June Challenge

Hello and welcome to another "Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday". It was lots of fun visiting all your wonderful blog entries following last month's theme. Be sure to scroll down to the end of this post to see if you were the lucky winner or one of my top picks....

Last month it was all about ladies, but let's not forget about all the great men and boys in our lives, so this month I selected the theme of 

Make it Masculine.

To play along simply link up your masculine creation - linky tool is at the end of this post.



I stamped the image on Xpress It Blending Card using Memento Tuxedo ink, then colored with my copic markers. The image has been fussy cut using Cutterbee Scissors. The sky was done using Tim Holtz's Rays Stencil and tumbled glass distress ink. Stamped Dr. Seuss quote is from a retired set by Whimsy Stamps and the black sentiment is from Tim Holtz's Quotations Sticker set.



A little close up below...
Waves were done using a newer Penny Black die - Curved Stitch (currently available brand new in my Etsy Shop - please note: my shop will be on vacation mode after June 15th as I will be spending some time with family and will be taking a break). 
I simply used white Neenah card stock to cut out the waves, then sponged them with Stormy Sky distress ink. I cut them apart and arranged them around the image until I liked how the waves looked.

The prize for  this month's challenge is this cute Whimsy Stamps rubber stamp from my prize box:




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I am also entering these challenges:
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Photo Inspiration

Always Fun Challenges - Summer Fun
Cards in Envy - Let's Hear it for the Boys
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Boy/Man 
Paper Minutes - In and Around the Pond
Stinkin' Inkers -The Guys Have It (Boats)
Unicorn Challenge - Masculine
Catch The Bug  - ATGoes this week
Crazy 4 Challenges - Include something barefoot (kitty paws)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Masculine 
Just Us Girls  - Word Prompt: Outside
heARTful Stamping Challenge Anything Goes + a Stamp
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes



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And now it's time announce last month's winner ....

The winning number as selected by Random.Org is...

That would be Nana Connie!

Congratulations, you won a $5 gift certificate to Mo Manning's shop. Please contact me by June 15th at ellibelle_blog at yahoo dot com to claim your prize.

And here are the top picks from last month's entries in no particular order:


Congratulations ladies! Feel free to place your top pick badge to your side bar if you like to :)
To play along in this month's challenge, simply follow these simple rules:
  • You must follow the theme
  • Enter up to 3 projects per challenge
  • You may combine with any other challenges
  • Please be sure to include a link back here in your blog post
Please note: by joining this challenge you grant the blog owner permission to post your first name, blog link and artwork you linked up here on this blog, should you be the selected winner/top pick of a challenge. Do not enter the linky tool if you do not agree to these terms. 

Also remember: this is a public blog, meaning any papercraft you link up or any comments left on this blog will be visible and clickable by third parties. The blog owner is not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without permission. 

ETA: In order to comply with the new GDPR regulations, I have decided that all winners and top picks will be selected from non-EU entrants. It is my believe that if I post someone else's creation on my blog as a top pick, it should receive proper credit by linking to the top pick's blog, but because I do not want to break any regulations, I am no longer able to link to individual blogs from the EU. Thank you for understanding. 

Happy crafting :)

14 comments:

  1. Cute card!! Congrats to the winners!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  2. Congrats to Nana Connie! Thanks for choosing my card in Top 3 of so many beautiful entries!

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  3. Congrats all!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. So Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Always Fun Challenges.
    Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy

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  5. Too cute! That's such a fun image and I love how you did the waves!

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  6. This cat looks totally relaxed! I love the how you did the waves too. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy for our Let's hear it for the Boys challenge.

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  7. I love all the wonderful details on your card, Ellie. The rays shining down the wonderfully colored cat who looks right at ease drifting on the inked waves. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

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  8. Love the cute cat and the great die cut waves, lovely card



    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations This Month
    Joan

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  9. Wow! Your card is amazing!The way you've done the sky is fantastic and the colouring is fab too:) Another stamp added to my wishlist!

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  10. What a sweet card Ellie - love how you have 'made' the waves - that is fabulous
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. I'm so happy and honored to be chosen as one of your top three! Thank you so much and congrats to the other winners!

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  12. What a fantastic layout - just love what you've done here.

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  13. Congrats to Nana Connie!! Yay!!
    Love that fat kitty lazing around in the boat. Hehehehe....

    Thank you for this fun challenge!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  14. A gorgeous card with an adorable PB stamp and I like the design with the waves. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

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