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Happy Mail

today’s mail brought this adorable card with an oh so cute balloon die tucked inside from blogging friend daniela at stempelbavaria. just like hedgie, it brought a smile to my face. thank you daniela!

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Sweet Chicks

it’s time for a new challenge theme at the house of cards and this month we’d like to see some creations with enamel dots, a fun product i’ve not used before.

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for my DT card, i water coloured one of the chick images from the penny black chick to chick clear set with twinkling H2Os and added turquoise and yellow dots; the banners were included in the paper pad – my mind’s eye ‘the sweetest thing.’

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check out the blog for a video on how to make your own enamel dots and for links to all the design team members for some very inspiring projects.

i hope you’ll join us at the house!

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A Spring Chick

it’s not quite spring, (almost!) but it is the first sunday of march so time for a new challenge theme at penny black and more and it’s blossoms and bows!

for my DT card, i used one of the chicks from the penny black clear stamp set chick to chick.

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as usual, i water coloured with twinkling H2Os, rounded the image panel corners and popped it on foam tape.

remember, you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point, just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, there are some fabulous prizes to be won so i hope you’ll come and play along. visit the blog for some fabulous creations by my teamies.

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A Cute Couple

i designed this card for Cuddly Buddly using an image in the new Love Is In The Air clear stamp set from the spring release; aren’t they adorable?

Cuddly Buddly Love is in The Air

i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and Sennelier watercolour paints, added tiny pink gems to the frame and flower and used the following, available online at the Cuddly Buddly shop:

-circle frame and flower dies: Marianne Design Craftables Dies – Circle & Flower Stitch CR1248 by Marianne Design
-digi paper: Kim’s Digi Papers – Cottage Collection – Rose by Kim MacFarlane
-embellishments: Marianne Design Romantic Hearts – Pearls CA3109 by Marianne Design

check out the Cuddly Buddly blog for some very creative projects that feature some more Cuddly Buddly stamps and visit the Cuddly Buddly facebook page for more news.

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Lawnscaping’s 100th Challenge

the lawnscaping challenge is having a 100th birthday celebration with extra inspiration on the blog. i didn’t think i’d have time to join in, but i created a CAS and quick and easy card.

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i heat embossed the multi-coloured sentiment from the ‘so much to say’ stamp set and used coloured pencils to colour the randomly stamped star from the same set. i added fine glitter, matted it onto a black card base and i have another birthday card for my stash.

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i made this card to remind you that you still have plenty of time to play along with us at the penny black and more challenge where the theme for february is anything goes, but no digis.

penny black special wishes

for my DT card, i stamped a sentiment from the penny black ‘special wishes‘  clear stamp set with archival brilliance peacock ink on white glossy paper, layered it on blue shimmer card stock onto a pre made green card. the tiny butterfly is a peel off and so are the tiny dots but i coloured them to match with a permanent marker.

check out the blog for some beautiful creations by my teamies. remember, you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point, just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image. as always, there are some fabulous prizes to be won so i hope you’ll come and play along.

thanks for popping by.

Jingle Bell

i’ve not been well, the usual RA symptoms, but i really needed to create something. the jingle belles’ current prompt is to make shaped christmas cards, so i drew a bell and decorated it with designer paper, holly and a poinsettia, all edged with gold ink and finished off with a bow. the fold is at the top, but i really like lauren’s idea of ‘post card’ style cards and might do that next time. jinglebell thanks for popping by.

Love Is In The Air

it’s the first of the month and time for a new theme at the house of cards: it’s a Word Cue Challenge and the word for february is LOVE.

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for my DT card, i created this valentine card for my husband. i used this adorable bear couple from the Cuddly Buddly Clear Stamp set – Love is in the Air CBS0017, water coloured with twinkling H2Os; i stamped and cut the heart sentiment from the Cuddly Buddly set – Little Poppets in Love CBS0016 four times to give it some dimension.

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i used used Kim’s Digi Papers – Pretty Mix – Pink by Kim MacFarlane and finished it off with an impression obsession die heart border.

i hope you’ll come and play along!

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
cute card thursday – Challenge 358 – Stamping Mad!
fairy tale – #110, Etwas mit einem Herz / Something with a heart
sweet stampin’ – LOVE
really reasonable ribbon – hearts and ribbon

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it’s the first sunday of the month and the penny black and more challenge theme for february is any easy one – anything goes!

for my DT card, i stepped outside my comfort zone of coloured images and used sentiments from two penny black clear stamp sets: just a note…from tiny wishes (30-026) and it’s your special day from sweet wishes (30-104).

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the notebook edge was cut with MFT die-namics and i added some pink gems.

remember, you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point, just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, there are some fabulous prizes to be won so i hope you’ll come and play along. visit the blog for some fabulous creations by my teamies.

thanks for popping by.

Christmas Pressies

a warm welcome to a new follower; thank you for taking an interest in my creations.

the jingle belles would like to see new supplies so i’m sharing a card that i created with two new items i treated myself to: a hero arts background stamp that i heat embossed with white embossing powder and coloured with twinkling H2Os and the merry christmas sentiment die that i just had to have after admiring one of my teamie lynn’s cards; i die cut the sentiment three times to give it dimension.

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i’m also playing along with rudolph day – scrappymo is now continuing this monthly challenge started by sarn and sponsoring it at her blog, scraps of life by scrappy mo on the 25th of every month, but you have until the end of each month to join in.

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i designed this card for Cuddly Buddly using a set from the new release of spring clear stamps that has something for everyone, from cute to floral.

i initially stamped the Rose Collage in green chalk ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder four times to layer it, water coloured with twinkling H2Os and used the same twinks to create my background and die the ribbon. we used to have hybrid tea roses this colour before i had to give up gardening due to my RA, so i love colouring florals as much as i love colouring cute images.
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i’d like to submit this to these challenges:
craft-dee bow: Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

visit the Cuddly Buddly 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.

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this is just a reminder post that there’s still plenty of time to play along with the penny black and more challenge; this month, we’d like to see you create with stencils, masks and embossing folders.

for this DT card, i used all three techniques: i created my own stencil with the penny black dots and swirls die that i sponged distress inks through and then i sponged blocks of distress inks to one of the masked off sides. the stitches are dry embossed and i added a tab from the kaisercraft paper pad and a tiny pink gem to the flower centre.
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i coloured this cute penny black hedgie (a tender hug 3614F) with twinkling h2os and added stickles to the flower centres.

i hope you’ll come and play along; remember, you can use any company’s stamped image for your focal point, just no digis please.  as always, there are some fabulous prizes to be won plus a chance of being a guest designer if you do use a PB image.

thanks for popping by.

Peony Collage

i designed this card for Cuddly Buddly using the one of the new Clear Stamp Sets – Peony Collage CBS0015. i love the look of collage cards but i struggle with the design, so i love that i just have to stamp and colour – i water coloured with twinkling H2Os and the butterflies were stamped twice, cut and popped.

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i created the tag using the smaller peony image and sentiment from the same set.

cuddly buddly peony tag

visit the Cuddly Buddly 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 like the brand new spring release stamp sets.

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Wrap It Up Twice

the jingle belles’ ‘wrap it up’ prompt is to create with wrapping paper or tags; yesterday i shared a tag and today i have these 3 inch cards that came together very quickly with wrapping paper. i love goofy snowmen. just because i felt guilty about no stamping and colouring, i stamped a blue snowflake on the inside.

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You Warm My Heart

i was inspired by this lawnscaping challenge winter themed mood board to play along with my new craft supplies:

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here’s my tag:

lawn fawn warm my heart

i created the background by sponging and stencilling with distress inks and spritzing with mr. huey’s shine mist.  the heart and bunnies were die cut and coloured with twinkling H2Os and i added stickles to the tails, heart and snow drifts and stamped the sentiment. i fussy cut the trees and sponged the edges with distress inks.

the seam binding and string are new too so i’m submitting this to the really reasonable ribbon challenge #109: Looky What I Got with Ribbon or Trim Theme.

i’m also playing along with the jingle belles’ ‘wrap it up’ prompt to create with wrapping paper or tags.

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Birthday Greetings

i designed this card for cuddly buddly and this cute little dog from the Birthday Wishes clear stamp set was just so much fun to colour;  i used twinkling H2Os. i love that the set includes numbers to stamp in the today circle, plus there are two sentiments and an adorable teddy image.

birthday card in bright colours featuring a dog with presents

i cut thin strips of card stock to make the banner.

Supplies used on this card available at Cuddly Buddly:

Cuddly Buddly Clear Stamps – Birthday Wishes CBS0014
Barbara Anne Williams Digi Papers – Wee Ones Brights Aqua & Lime

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.

i’d like to submit this to seize the birthday challenge – anything goes with a topping option of party.

thanks for popping by.