From The Heart

penny black rose

welcome to a new follower; thank you so much for taking an interest in what i create.

i discovered a new unique challenge, poppy sketches, that is a sketch and colour challenge; i was curious to see how the red would work with teal and gray and i like how it turned out. i stamped the penny black image on a gesso covered piece of the dark gray paper and coloured with derwent inktense pencils which, as their name implies, are intense. if you haven’t tried them, they’re used the same as watercolour pencils, but they’re permanent ink so colours won’t get muddy. i tore the dark and light gray mats, stamped the flourishes sentiment and cut the heart from a whimsy paper pattern to make this note card. thanks for popping by.

Easter Bunny

cheery lynn bunny

making a tent card has been on my ‘must try this’ list for some time and i finally got around to making one; i followed beate’s tutorial and liked her window card so much that i borrowed that idea too. i’m submitting this to the cheery lynn designs challenge for their anything goes theme this week since i used two cheery lynn designs dies: the nesting egg dies and grass border. i added some pink to the bunny’s ears, a black dot for his eye and a white pom pom to his tail.

i’m also playing along with simply create too #59 no digis or stamped images.

every year i mention how bunnies should not be purchased for easter unless someone is willing to make a ten year commitment, so it’s time for another round of awareness with easter approaching.

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penny black stickeroo
it’s the first sunday of the month and time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge and we’d like to see blossoms and blooms. this is my DT card and it is one of the fastest cards i’ve ever made; i used a floral sticker from the penny black stickeroos collage flowers #10-147 sheet, stamped the penny black letter background 1999L in black ink on the pink paper, distressed the edges and added a strip of floral paper on the bottom.

remember, you can use any company’s image for your focal point; just no digis, so come and join us! for inspiration from my very creative teammates, and to check out the fabulous prizes, visit the blog here. thanks for popping by.

Flowers For You

digistamp boutique easter bunny
i watercoloured this adorable digistamp boutique bunny image with twinkling H2Os, added stickles to the flower centres and flower soft to the tail.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
digistamp boutique march competition
papertake weekly: sketchie free for all and i used sketch No. 79
simply create too: No.58 easter or use bunnies
addicted to stamps and more: No. 88 holiday
graph’it colour crazy: springtime pastels
brown sugar: No. 87 easter

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Winter Friends


yay, i had time to play! i watercoloured this cute image with twinkling H2Os and it was so much fun to colour. i added some pink frantage, sponged the poinsettias and the edge of the image with distress inks and popped the image on foam squares. i used sketch No. 85 at the papertake weekly challenge since this week it’s a sketchie free for all. i’m also playing along with the one crazy stamper March “Anything Goes and Whimsy Stamps” Challenge since i actually bought this stamp from OCS. i’d also like to submit this to the stamping sensations pretty in pink challenge theme for march. thanks for popping by.

Birthday Balloons

lawn fawn bday
i created this 4.25″ square card for the lawnscaping challenge No. 78 which is CAS. i stamped these fun and tiny balloons from the lawn fawn so much to say stamp set and coloured them with koh-i-noor colour pencils and used the same pencils to scribble through the sentiment.


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a tender hug!

i had a lot of fun creating this DT card as a mid-month reminder for the penny black and more challenge; this month we’d like to see anything so sweet – images, food, etc. and to me, this is one of the sweetest penny black hedgie images and it’s called a tender hug! i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os, added yellow stickles to the flower centres and some punched flowers to the memory box corner die. be sure and visit the challenge blog for some creative inspiration from my talented team mates and to see what prizes are available; remember, you can use any company’s stamped image as the focal point, just no digis. thanks for popping by.

Egg-cited For Spring

kk bunny

even though more snow is predicted, i am trying to shift into spring so i thought an easter card with bright colours might help. i coloured everything with twinkling H2Os, added flower soft to the cuffs and tail and i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
kraftin’ kimmie wonderful wednesday anything goes challenge
my favorite things palette colour challenge for march
stamp and create - ready for spring
as you like it – favourite colouring medium and why: watercolouring, usually with distress ink pads and/or twinkling H2Os, is the easiest medium for me because it requires less pressure on my wrist and hands, which doesn’t aggravate my RA. painting images is so relaxing that i sometimes lose track of time when i’m ‘in the zone.’

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Rodney the Reindeer


even though i’m desperately waiting for spring, i enjoy making christmas cards year round so i’m playing along with two challenges. the very talented stephanie of the jingle belles provided the sketch and the C.C. Designs Challenge No. 7 theme is guy cards and/or funky shaped card; i coloured Rodney with twinkling H2Os. thanks for popping by.

Sweet Wishes

welcome to some new followers; i appreciate your interest!

this week’s simon says stamp challenge theme is tag it! i love how my team mate ellie stitches on her cards, but sewing is another hobby i gave up because of my RA so i’ve invested in some stitched dies. i used a paper smooches die to create this tag with bits of kaisercraft papers, added stickles to the dots on the cupcake and pearls to the punched flower and cupcake on the front:


i added stickles to the flowers on the back, punched and attached a pink flower and stamped the penny black ‘sweet wishes’ sentiment.

i’m also submitting this tag to  these challenges:
Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge theme of anything goes
seize the birthday – anything goes
papertake weekly – anything goes

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