i don’t know where the time goes; it just flies by doesn’t it? the stores are full of halloween candy already!

penny black halloween

this is my mid-month reminder card for the penny black and more challenge; i watercoloured this image from the penny black ‘scary halloween’ clear set with twinkling H2Os, stamped the cobweb from the same set, and used letters die cut from impression obsession alphabet die. i’d also like to remind you that you can use any company’s image for your focal point, just no digis. for all the rules and some beautiful fall projects by my team mates, visit the blog. thanks for popping by.

it’s the first sunday of september and time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge. this month, we’d like to see autumn colours. for my DT card, I stamped the penny black autumn tree cling stamp and watercoloured it with derwent inktense pencils; i used twinkling H2Os for the sky, ground and the die cut letters, which are impression obsession.

penny black fall tree

be sure to visit the blog to see what my talented team mates have created and to check out the prizes on offer. remember, you can use any company’s image for your focal point, just no digis. thanks for popping by.

Christmas Treat Boxes

i used my scor-pal to create these triangle boxes for the scor-pal august challenge: “more than one score” – food for thought. these are so quick to make and the size can be easily changed to fit any treat; these will hold a small amount of hershey kisses. i just added stamped and matted sentiments and ribbon.

triangle treat boxes

edited: in answer to sarn’s comment, here’s a link to a video tutorial from splitcoaststampers.

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Exciting News!

i am so excited to share that i’ve been invited to join the design team for cuddly buddly’s new clear stamp line. you can see the adorable penguin digi image i used in the post below; it was so much fun to colour and i’m looking forward to working with their clear stamps. thank you to kim for the invitation and warm welcome!

Visit the blog for some very creative and inspirational projects and check out the shop for a variety of supplies!

Christmas Penguin

i’m starting to make more christmas cards because in only three months they’ll need to be mailed out. i used this Pachela Studios Digital Stamp available at the Cuddly Buddly shop, but it’s also available in a clear stamp set.


it was a lot of fun colouring this adorable image; i watercoloured the sky, penguin and tree with twinkling H2Os, added snow and popped it on foam tape. the snowflake border is a memory box die and the papers are from carta bella; i’m glad i bought two of those paper pads because i love the colours. thanks for popping by.

One Of A Kind

i’m playing along with the 101 waterolour challenge; over the next couple of weeks we’ll be playing with masks, so this week’s assignment is to create watercolor backgrounds with the assistance of background stamps and embossing powder. i watched all three videos linked from class and i decided to use the technique from catherine pooler’s tutorial; since my painting is controlled, i liked the more controlled look of her sample.


hero arts background

i bought this hero arts background stamp with my daughter in mind because i knew she’d love the pattern and shamefully, this is the first time i’ve used it. i heat embossed with white ep and i only used a yellow and a blue twinkling H2O and let them naturally turn into green in spots; it’s matted on green card stock because that’s my daughter’s favourite colour. i heat embossed the sentiment on vellum, attached die cut hearts out of the same painted paper and some gems. thanks for popping by.

just to let you know that there is still plenty of time to play along with this month’s penny black and more challenge theme of anything goes to have a chance of winning some fabulous prizes!


for my DT card i used another of the cute bunny images from the garden critters clear stamp set that i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os; the sentiment is from the micey day set. be sure to check out the challenge blog for the design team’s inspiring creations and remember you can use any company’s stamped image for your focal point, just no digis. thanks for popping by.

Bunny Thank You

one of my daughter’s bunnies had a couple of teeth pulled so i made this card for her to give to one of the vets; he’s a specialist. the impression obsession challenge is clean and simple which is perfect – a masculine CAS card is all i needed. i coloured the background and the IO resting rabbit (D8380) with twinkling H2Os, traced over the grass with a derwent inktense pencil and added flower soft to his tail.

i’m also playing along with 101: watercolour and this week’s theme is fun time; i always enjoy losing myself in my watercolouring.


Impression Obsession Resting Rabbit

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Christmas Stocking

the current jingle belles prompt is to shape up for the holidays and create a shaped card. i found this stocking pattern from the very talented katherine frei, who made a christmas stocking gift card holder; mine is just the card with the fold at the top that i’ll give to my dad. you can see the inside which is covered in brown paper with a deer print.


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i’m so excited to be guest designing at the stick it down challenge for august; this card sketch was a lot of fun to work with.

August 2014 SID card sketch 001


i die cut the MFT Die-namics daisies out of designer paper from basicgrey’s ‘out of print’ and lightly sponged them with yellow and pink distress inks just to make them a little more vibrant; the sentiment is from flourishes. thanks for popping by.

Salty Snow Globe

this week’s 101:water-color assignment is to use the salt watercolour technique in an embellishment/focus point.




memory box snow globe

i kind of jumped ahead last week when i used my salt watercolour leaves as my focal point, but luckily, i had leftover twinkling H2O bits so i used them to create the trees for the snow globe. this week i created the sky and woodgrain trim with my caran d’ache water-soluble wax-pastels and sea salt, both die cut with the memory box snow globe die and popped on foam squares; the stars were die cut from a twinks/salt wash. i added some details to the tiny snowmen, also a memory box die and i added the ribbon and MFT Die-namics snowflake. thanks for popping by.


it’s time for a new challenge theme at penny black and more and it’s a very easy one this month – anything goes! as always, you can use any company’s stamped image for your focal point, just no digis. visit the blog for some very creative creations by my teamies, the rules and to see what fabulous prizes we have. COPYRIGHT LINDA @ SNAILZPACE.WORDPRESS.COM i watercoloured this cute bunny from the penny black garden critters clear set with twinkling H2Os, sponged the edges with distress ink and popped it on foam squares. the sentiment is from the penny black every happiness cling set and stamped on a MFT Die-namics banner with a tiny butterfly from memory box. i hope you’ll play along. thanks for popping by.

Merry Christmas

i’m really cutting it close to the deadline, 1 hour from now, for the jingle belles prompt to use the challenge blog header, created by lauren, as your inspiration and sandra’s rudolph day challenge to create two or more christmas cards on the 25th of every month. i cased a card i made last year and used hologram and glitter paper for the poinsettias, cut the memory box merry christmas, layered it over glitter paper and added some pearls; a quick and easy card.




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A Dash Of Salt

i’m excited about a brand new weekly challenge called 101: watercolor :102 that will focus on watercolor techniques with weekly assignments so you can practice and submit your outcome.



although i watercolour my images, i don’t always use the techniques, so this week’s assignment to use salt was a refreshing change; i sprinkled fairly coarse sea salt on my wash of three different twinkling H2O greens, let it dry and then die cut the leaves with a memory box die. unfortunately, i need a sympathy card so i used a sentiment from an impression obsession clear stamp set. thanks for popping by.

Coffee Comes First

i’m playing along with i {heart} card sketches w/ a tWiSt #no.74 at the from the heart stamps blog; the twist is to use paint.

here’s the sketch:



and here’s my card: i watercoloured the image with twinkling H2Os and i used the same paints to create the splattered paper panel and the tab. this funny image reminds me of my plan every morning to have coffee before anything else. :) thanks for popping by.

we’re half way through july so you still have plenty of time to play along with the dies and punches theme this month at the penny black and more challenge. remember, you can use any company’s stamped image as your focal point, just no digis. visit the blog to view some beautiful creations by my team mates and to see the fabulous prizes on offer from some generous sponsors.


i watercoloured this sweet image from the Penny Black tiny wishes clear stamp set with Twinkling H2Os, added yellow stickles to the flower centres and used a MS eyelet punch for the borders. the sentiment is die cut from the Penny Black wishes die set. thanks for popping by.