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it’s the first sunday of the month and time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge blog – this month we’d like to see some summer flowers.

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i watercoloured this cute little hedgie from the penny black ‘tiny wishes’  clear stamp set with watercolour pencils, watercolour paints and twinkling H2Os; the marianne flowers were die cut and sponged with distress inks.

i hope you’ll come and play along – 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 from:
Penny Black
All Occasion Dies
Crafts U Love
Marianne Design
visit the blog for some fabulous creations by the rest of the design team.

thanks for popping by.

it’s the first of august so time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge; this month we’d like to create a card with using this word cue~

Metallics

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i had a lot of fun creating this card. i started by embossing silver mirri paper and painted it with ColourArte silks acrylic glaze, black ice. the flower and leaves were coloured with metallic rub-on paint and i used the inlaid die technique for the penny black thank you sentiment. be sure to visit the blog throughout the month for tutorials and creative inspiration from the rest of the design team.

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Hello There

i’m playing along with the Noor! Design UK Challenge #8: something old, something new.

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i created another small card for my stash using an image from my new Joy! Crafts spring clear stamp set, new Joy! Crafts sun die and new elizabeth craft design hello die; the old items are the papers (watercolour, black glossy and matting) and my twinkling H2Os to watercolour with.

i’d also like to submit this to the summer theme at bunny zoe’s crafts july challenge.

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Art For The Soul

this month’s magenta challenge is to use your favourite stamp, but i have too many favourites, so i stamped this quote and played with some of my new stash from their latest release – fun!

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i used the new diamond stencil as a stamp and then sponged distress ink through the butterflies stencil and around the edges. i usually lose myself in watercolouring images, but every now and then it’s fun to just get inky and create backgrounds.

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Snail Trail

i’m playing along with the memory box monthly challenge which, in honour of july, is red, white and blue. since canada’s flag is red and white, i didn’t make a patriotic card – instead i created a festive one.

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the snail trail is the memory box corner die, cropped, that the popped memory box snails are traveling on and the snails and poppy stamps banner dies were decorated with white polka dots.

i’m also submitting this card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #154 CAS
Creative Card Crew #92 Banner/Flag
Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #33 Red, White & Blue
Simply Papercrafts #9 anything goes
Brown Sugar No. 156 Anything Goes  

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A Ton Of Hearts

i’m playing along with the WPlus9 Challenge – Get Sketchy with Joni #2 and here’s her sketch:

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i watercoloured this cute elephant from the clear stamp set ‘bubble talk’ with twinkling H2Os, masked him and stamped the hearts border. to finish it off, i added red stickles to the tiny stamped hearts and one of the sentiments from the same set. this card will be sent to a family member who loves elephants.

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#wplus9

i’m sharing a card i made just to remind you that you still have plenty of time to play along with us at the  penny black and more challenge blog – all you need to do is add a sentiment to your stamped focal point.

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i usually struggle with sentiments and where to put them so i stamp them inside. this time, i really went outside my comfort zone and decorated the die cut sentiment from the set ‘sweet wishes’ and added a stampendous grasshopper and a memory box butterfly.

i watercoloured this cute mouse from the penny black ‘garden critters’ clear stamp set with watercolour paints and twinkling H2Os.

i hope you’ll come and play along – 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 from:

Penny Black
All Occasion Dies
Papercrafts
Marianne Designs
Whimsy
visit the blog for some fabulous creations by my teamies. thanks for popping by.

Shiny Ornament Tag

i’m playing along with the lawnscaping challenge, No. 109, sparkle and shine, which i thought was perfectly suited to a christmas tag.

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some of the sparkle and shine is not showing up in the photo, but i covered the ornaments with glossy accents, edged the top tag layer with stickles and painted the background with a gold twinkling H2O that really shimmers.

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i was also inspired by this just add ink challenge no. 270 inspiration photo:

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Supplies used:
Stamps: winter gifts, joy to the woods
Dies: tag you’re it, joy to the woods
Paper:  snow day
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ribbon, twine

Today I’m sharing a card that features another adorable little mouse image from the Buddly Craft clear stamp set, Tiny Mouse Celebrates, but this time I used the sentiment that is also included in the set.

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i watercoloured the sky and image with twinkling H2Os and watercolour paints. buddly crafts has quite a selection of digi papers so i used Kim’s Digi Papers – Pretty Mix – Pink with green cardstock and die cut the banners with my favourite Joy! Crafts Cutting Die – Labels & Tags.

Visit the Cuddly Buddly Crafts Facebook page and blog for some very creative projects and updates about new products.

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it’s the first sunday of the month and time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge blog – this month it’s anything goes with a sentiment.

penny black bun and butterflies

i watercoloured this cute bunny from the penny black ‘garden critters’  clear stamp set with watercolour pencils, watercolour paints and twinkling H2Os and added a little hello from the penny black ‘every happiness’ cling stamp set.

i hope you’ll come and play along – 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 great prizes to be won from:
Penny Black
All Occasion Dies
Papercrafts
Marianne Designs
Whimsy
visit the blog for some fabulous creations by my teamies.

thanks for popping by.

Tomorrow’s A New Day

i’m playing along with Throwback Thursday #5 at WPlus9 where the theme is to be inspired by one of three cards using the Fresh Cut Wreaths stamp set. Wplus9.chickadee i was inspired by the first card with the popped frame against the stamped floral background. i watercoloured the chickadee from the clear stamp set, a new day, with twinkling H2Os on hot press watercolour paper, used the out of the box technique to die cut the frame, popped it with foam tape onto designer paper with a floral and leaf print. finally, i stamped the sentiment from the same set and i’m giving this card to my daughter. thanks for popping by. #wplus9

it’s the first of july, happy canada day, and time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge. we have an inspiration photo that is oh so pretty and we’re asking you to be inspired by either the colors in our inspiration, use a food image, or do both!

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i was inspired by the yummy looking strawberries, so i watercoloured this flourishes image with twinkling H2Os, embossed a background and attached it – clean and simple. i hope you’ll come and play along; you have until the end of the month to join in. be sure to visit the blog for some beautiful creations by my team mates; and check back because different groups are showcased throughout the month.

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Especially For You

i designed today’s creation for Buddly Crafts using one of the smaller images from the clear stamp set Rose Garden – they’re perfect for creating backgrounds or using on tags like this.

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i used the Marianne Design Decorative Tags, stamped, watercoloured with twinkling H2Os, and sponged the edges with distress inks. i also had some fun splattering and i finished it off with a sheer striped pink bow and some twine.

i’m submitting this to kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge – day 30. this challenge was just what i needed this month; something to focus on and stay motivated to colour and create. i may have coloured everyday but i couldn’t share some of my DT projects yet. 

Visit the Buddly Crafts Facebook page and blog for some very creative projects and sign up for the newsletter for updates about new products and sales.

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A Little Hello

this is a small card i created for my stash using a couple of bird images from the Joy! Crafts spring clear stamp set.

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as usual, i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and added some yellow stickles to the flower centre.

the sketch is challenge #268 from Just Add Ink and i’m also submitting this to the Noor! Design UK Challenge #7 here comes summer and kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge – day 29 already.

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Butterfly Bookmark

memory box is starting monthly challenges and this first one for june is to create butterfly-themed projects. 6a00d83454a17469e201bb083e8629970d-320wi memory box butterfly bookmark i die cut the memory box pippi butterfly to use as a stencil and sponged distress inks onto the bookmark. i’m also submitting this to these challenges: kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge – day 27 really reasonable ribbon challenge 120 – sizzlin’ summer colours with ribbon. thanks for popping by.

Flying High

you might remember that on day 4 of kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge, i posted this sky that i painted with watercolour paints:

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i wasn’t sure what i wanted to do with it; i just love painting skies. but since then i acquired a house mouse stamp set that i thought was perfect. this is what it looks like now that i added more colour with twinkling H2Os and cropped it.

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i’d also like to submit this card to the House-Mouse…and friends Challenge CODE HMFMC196 for the anything goes option, although i imagine the bunny would be flying high if he were celebrating.

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A Simple Thank You

thank you for your kind words in response to my card in memory of my son. grief and bereavement are difficult topics that are easily avoided, so i really appreciate your taking the time to pop by and comment.

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i’m submitting this to kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 24.

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In Loving Memory

i made this card in memory of my son who passed away six years ago today.

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the image reminds me of all the adventurous stories my husband would make up and i think he passed on his vivid imagination to our son, who would create his own characters in his unique artistic style and in writing.

i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os, watercolour paints and watercolour pencils and i’m submitting this to kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 18.

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Little Poppet

today i’d like to share a card i designed for Buddly Crafts using one of the cute poppet images from the spring collection clear stamp set called Little Poppets & Paws.

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I stamped the bone from the same set on kraft and watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and watercolour pencils. the Marianne Design Bird & Fence were die cut, popped on foam tape and the bird was also watercoloured with twinkling H2Os.

Visit the Buddly Crafts Facebook page and blog for some very creative projects and sign up for the newsletter for updates about new products and sales.

Thanks for popping by.

Snail Bookmarks Part Two

i had so much fun colouring snails yesterday that i made some more bookmarks today; this is my second submission for the Lawnscaping Challenge 107 – calling all critters!

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just like the first set, these are watercoloured with twinkling H2Os, but look so much better in the daylight photo here. i’m also playing along with kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 10.

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