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Season’s Greetings

my daughter requested cards for animal lovers and her bunnies’ vets so i created this card that is flat for mailing. i used three marianne design products: the snow paper for my snow, cut from my own template, the trees and the greeting; i stamped the poppy stamp rudolph, used the matching die to cut out and watercolour with twinkling H2Os.

marianne design scene

marianne design scene group

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:

rudolph day: create two or more cards (sarn’s final challenge, but scrappymo will continue it)
marianne design divas
: winter and use 3 MD products (tree die, sentiment die and snow paper)
the cutie pie challenge: festive furry friends
bunny zoe’s crafts: snow

thanks for popping by.

Thanks

i needed a couple more thank you cards so i die cut some more impression obsession leaves and coloured them with distress inks; the thanks sentiment is a memory box die and the rest of the pieces are my favourite things blueprint die-namics so it all came together quickly.

thanks

i’d like to enter these challenges:

wags and whiskers: add some leaves
one crazy stamper – anything goes

thanks for popping by.

 

this is my mid month DT card for the Penny Black and More challenge theme of anything goes!

COPYRIGHT LINDA @ SNAILZPACE.WORDPRESS.COM

my daughter requested a thank you card for one of the vets who provides excellent care for her bunnies. i watercoloured this cute penny black bunny from the garden critters set with twinkling H2Os; the thank you is die cut with penny black wishes die.

visit the blog for some beautiful creations by my team mates and for all the fabulous prizes and rules and remember, playing along is easy – just make sure your focal point is a stamped image from any company, except no digs allowed. if you’d like to be considered as a guest designer for an upcoming challenge, just use a penny black image.

i’d like to submit this to the following challenges:

cute card thursday – red and green
one crazy stamper challenge – anything goes
hambo hoedown – thank you card
great impressions – thankful thoughts

thanks for popping by.

Cuddly Buddly Giveaways

check this out! one lucky winner will win three brand new Cuddly Buddly clear stamp sets! visit this page to enter before 11pm Sunday night.

there’s also another opportunity to win a £25 Cuddly Buddly Gift Certificate!

Cuddly Buddly Christmas Bear

for this Cuddly Buddly DT card, i used this adorable bear from the Time for Giving Clear Stamp set, which was so much fun to colour with twinkling H2Os. i made this card more masculine because it’s going to a man, but it would work equally well in more feminine colours too.

Time for Giving.Linda

i used the sentiment from the Toby Tumble’s Snowy Day clear stamp set and the holly leaves were die cut from the Leane Creatief Holly Leaves & Pine Branches die set.

Matching Tag:
i used the sentiment from the Toby Tumble & Robins Sentiment and the same holly leaves die.

Toby Tumble & Robins.Linda

 

check out the blog for some very creative projects that feature some more Cuddly Buddly stamps and visit the Cuddly Buddly facebook page for more projects and news and enter a facebook giveaway here. thanks for popping by.

Merry Little Christmas

for this Cuddly Buddly DT card, i used one of the cute images from the new clear stamp set – Merry Little Christmas CBS0007.

cuddly buddly merry little christmas

this adorable image was a lot of fun watercolouring with my twinkling H2Os. the sentiment is stamped with brilliance ink and heat embossed and the leane creatief embossing folder border snow was sanded to expose the white core. i used a couple of dies, all listed below with links to the cuddly buddly store: two poinsettias were cut from white card stock and one from vellum that i sponged with distress ink; the tiny solid snowflake was cut from marianne design ‘snow paper’ and attached to the bow; the other snowflake was used on the two corners. of course i had to add stickles to the stars on her hat, sentiment and ruffle trim. thanks for popping by and be sure to visit the Cuddly Buddly Blog for some very inspiring tutorials for holiday creations and check out the Cuddly Buddly facebook page for more projects and news.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:

stamping sensationssimply christmas
sweet stampin’ christmas – snowflakes
card mania – use your dies
one crazy stamper – anything goes
really reasonable ribbon – winter holiday with ribbon

Materials used from Cuddly Buddly:

Merry Little Christmas CBS0007.
Leane Creatief Embossing Folder – Border Snow 359982
Leane Creatief Cutting Dies – Branch 4 Seasons 458282
Marianne Design Creatables Die – Poinsettias Miniature LR0142
Marianne Design A5 Paper Bloc – Christmas Wishes PK9087

this is my DT card for the november Penny Black and More challenge and this month is an easy one for you – anything goes! i used an image from the Penny Black tiny wishes 30-026 clear stamp set and used the sentiment from the same set.

penny black tiny wishes

the heart border is a penny black die. as usual, i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os. visit the blog for some beautiful creations by my team mates and for all the fabulous prizes and rules, which are also easy – just make sure your focal point is a stamped image from any company, except no digis. if you’d like to be considered as a guest designer for an upcoming challenge, just use a penny black image.

i’d like to submit this to the november anything goes theme at one crazy stamper challenge. thanks for popping by.

Quick And Easy Thank You

it feels great to have time to get messy with inks and play along with some of my favourite challenges that i’ve missed. i’ve been involved with some intensive volunteer projects since the spring, but they’re done for now so i’m joining the impression obsession challenge - shades of fall!

i needed some thank you note cards and even though i don’t like mass producing them, this was a quick and easy card and fun to make. i started by die cutting impression obsession leaves, using both the large DIE030-S and small DIE095-D sets.

impression obsession leaves dies

i used a sponge dauber to colour each leaf with distress inks; after this photo was taken, i sponged the edges with vintage photo DI.

impression obsession leaves

to create the card base, i used the tim holtz watercolour paper, which i really like for inky messes, but not for stamping on because of its ‘tooth.’ i masked off the outer edges of the card with removable tape and coloured the centre the same as the leaves, blotting with a wet paper towel to get the mottled look; i stamped the sentiment from impression obsession clear stamp thanks sentiments set. thanks for popping by.

Blog Candy Winner

thank you to the 48 commenters! all the names were printed, cut and placed in a bowl for my daughter to draw the winner – congratulations debbie johns! i’ll email you. thanks for popping by.

Santa’s Almost On His Way!

well he’s getting ready and he’ll be here before you know it. i think this Santa from the Cuddly Buddly Jolly Santa clear stamp set is the cutest.

cuddly buddly santa

This image was a lot of fun watercolouring with my twinkling H2Os. The sentiment is one of two that are included in the set and there are some smaller images that are perfect for backgrounds or tags. Visit the Cuddly Buddly Blog for some very inspiring tutorials for holiday creations and check out the Cuddly Buddly facebook page for more projects. thanks for popping by.

Cuddly Buddly Robin

as you can see, i’m quickly adding to my stash of christmas cards. for this DT card, i’ve used this oh so cute robin from the Toby Tumble & Robins clear stamp set, just one of many adorable Cuddly Buddly christmas stamp sets. i watercoloured the image with twinkling H2Os, stamped and cut the leaves out, heat embossed them for shine and attached them back on to the card. the sentiment is in the same set and stamped in green. i added stickles to the hat, some snow and attached it to the green layer embossed with the Leane Creatief Embossing Folder – Background Snowflakes; it embosses beautifully.

cuddly buddly robin

check out the blog for some very creative projects that feature some more cute Cuddly Buddly stamps. thanks for popping by.

as promised, it’s time to share the details about the exciting penny black and more challenge october candy event.    

There is one main Penny Black prize for one lucky winner but there are more prizes from some of our regular sponsors All Occasion Dies,  Crafty Ribbons and Stix2 and another prize from Penny Black on our challenge blog.

Prizes!

PB Christmas candy

We have some wonderful prizes to be won and entering couldn’t be easier; all you need to do is:

  • Be a follower of our Penny Black Challenge blog.
  • Add the candy logo above to your own blog with a link back to the Penny Black and More blog to help us spread the word.
  • Register for free with the Penny Black Club – essential for all us Penny Black fans as we are among the first to know about new releases, news from Penny Black and so much more.
  • Leave us a comment on the challenge post.
  • And to be eligible for a further bonus prize ‘Like’ Penny Black on Facebook  here  and leave a comment. And if you would like to share as well that would be wonderful, here is the bonus prize…….
  • In addition some of the Design Team have extra goodies to give away on their own blogs and a winning name will be selected from each on 26th October. Here are the links to their blogs so please do pop along to visit them to be in with a change of winning their prizes as well as those on this post. Plus they all have a card to share as well for this month’s challenge to ‘get ahead for christmas.’ 
Linda (me)
This is my giveaway to one commenter to help you get those christmas cards done; the winner will be selected at random from comments left on this post on October 26.
blogcandy
This is my DT card; I watercoloured this cute image from the penny black holly day critters clear set, popped it on foam squares and added the memory box jingle bell die.
penny black caroling mice

to play along with our challenge, remember that you can use any company’s image for your focal point, just no digis. visit the blog for some inspiring christmas creations by my team mates and to join in the candy fun! thanks for popping by. This candy is now closed.

it’s the first sunday of october and time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge. this month, we’d like to see you get ahead for christmas. we also have some exciting news!

PB candy 2

As well as our October challenge we are going to be having a fab candy giveaway later this month, in fact there will be quite a few prizes to be won, so we would love it if you can help us spread the word by sharing the logo above on your own blogs and linking it back to the challenge blog so everyone can join in the fun. Check the blog on October 12 for more news and how to enter.

penny black penguins

for my DT card, I stamped this cute image from the penny black cold nose warm heart 30-129 clear set, watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and popped it on foam squares onto the embossed snowflake background.

remember, that you can use any company’s image for your focal point, just no digis. for all the rules, the generous prizes and some inspiring christmas creations by my team mates, visit the blog and then come and play along! thanks for popping by.

Cuddly Buddly Winter Walkies

i’m having a lot of fun designing with the new clear stamp line from Cuddly Buddly; they stamp beautifully and even the most detailed images allow for a lot of colouring space and you know how much i love to colour. the image used on this card is one included in the new and adorable  “Winter Walkies” clear stamp set.

Cuddly Buddly Winter Walkies

I watercoloured with twinkling H2Os, added the Marianne Design Greeting and Leane Creatief Snowflake. there are so many creative projects on the blog that feature more of the new clear stamp line and the shop stocks a large variety of craft supplies.

i’d like to submit this to the sweet stampin’ just for men challenge theme. thanks for popping by.

Cuddly Buddly Polar Bear

this is my first card as a design team member for cuddly buddly’s new clear stamp line; this adorable polar bear is one of the cute images in the Cuddly Christmas Buddies clear stamp set and is available in the shop. The stamps are high quality, stamp beautifully and are very reasonable; the shop displays prices in pounds, euros and american dollars.

cuddly buddly polar bear

I watercoloured with twinkling H2Os, layered the Marianne Design snowflake, added snow and a gold ribbon. check out cuddly buddly on facebook for free giveaways every weekend and check out the blog for some very creative projects that feature some more adorable stamps. thanks for popping by.

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.