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Cuddly Buddly Snow Boy

just a quick post of another holiday card featuring a different image from the Cuddly Buddly Snow Family clear stamp set; this cute little guy is water coloured with twinkling H20s as usual and it was a lot of fun to colour.

cuddly buddly snow family boy

Supplies used on this card available at Cuddly Buddly:

Snow Family CBS0010
Kim’s Digi Papers – Silent Night
Kim’s Digi Papers – Pretty Frosty Christmas
Marianne Design Creatables Dies – Just for You/Thanks LR0224
Marianne Design Collectables Die & Clear Stamps – Eline’s Santa & Sleigh COL1340
cArt-Us journaling die

be sure to visit 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. thanks for popping by.

i have been searching for a practical solution to my die storage and i found this 3L ‘really useful box‘ at staples here in canada that is perfect! i attached magnet sheets to heavy cardboard (recycled from empty watercolour paper pads) cut to 5 and 1/2 inches by 8 and 1/2 inches. since it comes with a lid, i’ll cut any future sheets shorter to fit under the lid; not that i *need* any more dies, but you never know. the box cost about 10 dollars here, about 6 in the u.s.a. and £3.95 in the uk.

really useful box

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this is my mid month reminder that you still have plenty of time to join the penny black and more challenge for the special occasions theme. for my DT card, i created another christmas card, this time using my all time favourite penny black christmas image – carolling trio. i had the smaller image in a clear set, but i had to have the larger cling image – more to watercolour. :)

penny black carolers

i started by painting the sky and then the mice, all with twinkling H2Os, added snow, a double bow and a treble clef die cut from my favourite  things.

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.

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Striped Tag

i managed to create one more tag for Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2014 Challenge! maybe next year i’ll be able to do all twelve, but for now i’m just happy i participated.

designer julie ebersole created a pink ombre tag on day 1, but deliberately painted stripes. i loved the look of the stripes so i was inspired to paint twinkling H2Os stripes in different colours on my tag; i also painted tiny stripes on the cuffs of the memory box die cut mittens, which are popped on foam tape.

striped tag with mittens

i added some tiny pink gems and i have another tag for my stash that was a lot of fun to make.

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

RRR Challenge #108 Tags Tags Tags (with Ribbon or Trim) Theme

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Jingle Bell Fun

i found time to create another tag for Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2014 Challenge! i was inspired by Jill Foster’s Day 7 tag; her penny black images are always so colourful and vivid regardless of the medium she uses, but she used watercolour pencils on her tag. i painted this penny black image with: Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils, sennelier watercolour paints and my twinkling H20s. DSC01672 i’d also like to submit this to these challenges:

RRR Challenge #108 Tags Tags Tags (with Ribbon or Trim) Theme
The Cutie Pie Challenge #82 Lots of cuteness on anything but a card
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 351 – Bells and / or Bows!
One Crazy Stamper December Anything Goes

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From Our House

the house of cards challenge is having an end of term blog hop and DT call; here’s the beautiful inspiration photo:

better homes chocolate and turquoise placesetting

i went with the colours and trees to create this scene. the house and trees are marianne design dies; i lightly sanded the card stock of the house, used marianne design snow paper for all the snow and popped everything on foam tape. i painted a wash of yellow twinkling H2Os to attach behind the windows and door.

marianne design house scene

i’d also like to submit this to the winter theme at marianne’s design divas challenge.

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i did it! i finally created a tag for Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2014 Challenge! i’ve been in awe of the creative talent of those designers showcasing their tags and my past efforts were all bin-worthy. but, i was determined to participate this year and i really stepped outside my comfort zone and managed to produce something worth keeping – ok, giving, since it’s for someone special.

christmas tag with turquoise, pink and rudolph the pink nosed reindeer

i was inspired  by the Day 4 tag by Kelly Alvarez; i love the colours and the sponged pink background, but since i love my twinkling H20s and painting watercolour washes, that’s how i created mine.

6a01157003623c970c01b8d09c7503970c-320wii’d also like to submit this to these challenges:

Poppystamps Challenge #3 – Sparkle & Shine: you can never see the shimmer in the photo, but i water coloured poppy stamps rudolph and the pink background with twinkling H2Os as usual and added plenty of stickles for snow. i cut up individual branches of poppy stamps berry sprig die and attached to the turquoise base.

RRR Challenge #108 Tags Tags Tags (with Ribbon or Trim) Theme

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Mama Snow Woman

i used my scor-pal to create this pocket card, another Cuddly Buddly DT card, this time using the mama from the Snow Family clear stamp set that i water coloured with twinkling H20s as usual; i used Kim’s Digi Papers – Silent Night and you might recognize my favourite poinsettia – Poinsettias Miniature LR0142.

mama snowwoman pocket card in pink and brown

pocket card insert

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

scor-pal #11 – Anything Goes with Your Scor-Pal and More Than One Score”
holly jolly -anything goes christmas
jingle belles – linkfest 2014 anything goes

be sure to visit 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. thanks for popping by.

it’s time for a new theme at penny black and more challenge and this month we’d like to see creations for those special occasions; i’m sticking with christmas. i used Penny Black ‘Snowy‘ wood stamp 2521K to make another set of cards for my daughter. here’s a group photo before i added flower soft.

pb snowys

i kept the layout simple without any embellishments for mailing purposes – and for me too just because i don’t like mass producing cards, but i did them in stages so it worked out well.

penny black snowy

i water coloured with twinkling H2Os, added flower soft to the hat, black stickles to the buttons, glossy accents to the nose and a bit of snow.

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.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
sweet stampin christmas: snow people
mod squad challenge: frosty the snowman!
jingle belles: linkfest 2014 anything goes

thanks for popping by.

Papa Snowman

this is a Cuddly Buddly DT card that i created for my husband. i used one of the images from the Cuddly Buddly Snow Family clear stamp set and water coloured with twinkling H20s as usual; the sentiment is from the Merry Little Christmas set. I’m in the process of colouring the whole snow family but papa is the first one that got made into a card; they’re all so cute.

Cuddly Buddly Snow Family

i found the perfect papers to match at the Cuddly Buddly shop:
Kim’s Digi Papers – A Portfolio of Papers – Ochre
Marianne Design – Christmas Wishes

along with the Marianne Design Creatables Die – Poinsettias Miniature LR0142; i love the smaller size for the card sizes I make, like this one that’s 4 and 1/2 inches.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
sweet stampin christmas: snow people
mod squad challenge: frosty the snowman!
crafting for all seasons: ’tis the season
the male room: masculine ribbon
jingle belles: linkfest 2014 anything goes
ABC challenge: y is for yuletide

be sure to visit 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. thanks for popping by.

Candy Cane Wishes

the current jingle belles prompt is Christmas Feast and i love candy canes! jingle bell rudolph i used the poppy stamps candy cane die for the antlers, black gems for the eyes and a jingle bell for the nose. the darcie’s clear stamp sentiment is intentionally wonky and not a result of my hands for once – another quick and easy card. thanks for popping by.

Criss Cross Christmas Card

for this Cuddly Buddly DT card, i used images from the cuddly buddly winter wonderland clear set; i love that the scene makes for a quick card. i stamped the deer on watercolour paper, coloured with distress inks, fussy cut and attached to the front. for the inside pull out, i used one of the two sentiments included in the set and lightly sponged with distress ink.

cuddly buddly winter wonderland

Matching Tag:

i stamped two of the snowflake stamps from the winter wonderland with white ink, added some dots of snow and used the other sentiment included in the set. i watercoloured the deer with distress inks, fussy cut, attached them to some glitter paper and added raffia ribbon.

cuddly buddly winter wonderland tag

i’d like to submit this set to these challenges:
stamping sensations – christmas
monday morning challenge #1 – anything christmas or winter

visit 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. thanks for popping by.

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

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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

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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!