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Birthday Cupcake

i’m back to share a card i made mid-way through the month to remind you that you still have plenty of time to join us at the penny black and more challenge blog for our birthday theme this month that is open until april 29.

penny black cupcake mice

for my DT card,  i used twinkling H2Os to colour this cute penny black image from the clear stamp set, critter party, and stamped the sentiment from the salutations set.

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.

i had every intention of avoiding a last minute creation for the jingle belles prompt, but time and energy have not been abundant enough; better late than never should be my motto.

bells

the current jingle belles prompt is to create cards that:

  • incorporate music
  • are inspired by a holiday song or
  • include a holiday song title

i started off with silver bells (the song was stuck in my head) but that looked kind of blah so i pieced the memory box bells together using different colours of mirri paper. i attached the vellum music piece to some light blue card stock and then to the mirri.

because of the reflective nature of the mirri, my camera kept appearing and of course then my battery had to be recharged so this is from my cell phone, taken on an angle so you won’t see it or me in there. this card looks much better in real life and now i have my dad’s christmas card done.

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Birthday Hedgies

it’s the first sunday of the month and the penny black and more challenge theme for april is birthdays!

for my DT card, i water coloured this penny black cling stamp, cake dance Product #40-060, with twinkling H2Os and winsor & newton watercolour paints; the balloon was painted and cut using a die that was a gift, thank you daniela!

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to 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 so i hope you’ll come and play along. visit the blog for some inspirational creations by my teamies.

thanks for popping by.

Spring Bunnies

this is another card I designed for Cuddly Buddly using one of the stamps from the new spring release; this adorable image is another in the Country Church set.

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i used twinkling H2Os and Winsor & Newton watercolour paints to paint the sky, grass and bunnies. the flowers were die cut with marianne design flower set; i lightly sanded off the edges of the paper and attached them to a marianne design branch forest. the papers are brand new studio light #11 and also available at the cuddly buddly shop.

i never knew, until my daughter rescued two bunnies, just how intelligent, animated and sweet they are; but they do require maintenance and time, a consideration that is, sadly, often not part of a decision to obtain a bunny, especially at easter. chocolate bunnies are preferred, and welcome, yum, unless there is a strong commitment to follow through with a long range plan to raise a pet one. make mine chocolate!

check out the Cuddly Buddly blog for some very creative projects that feature a range of products available at Cuddly Buddly shop and visit the Cuddly Buddly facebook page for more news.

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Take Time

wow, it’s april 1st already so it’s time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge; this month we’d like you to add a butterfly and/or use the colours in this inspiration photo:

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for my DT card, i used different colours and i added a die cut butterfly. the smaller butterflies were already there but they were an ivory colour so i coloured them with colour pencils to match mine. visit the blog to see what my talented teamies have created and then i hope you’ll play along!

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Country Church

This is another card i designed for Cuddly Buddly using one of the new stamp sets from the spring release called Country Church.

Cuddly Buddly Country Church Linda

i stamped directly onto a 6 x 6 sheet from the Studio Light Paper Pad #11 and just coloured with colour pencils.

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

30 Day Colouring Challenge – the daily marker/kathy racoosin
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check out the Cuddly Buddly blog for some very creative projects that feature more Cuddly Buddly stamps and visit the Cuddly Buddly facebook page for more news.

thanks for popping by.

Christmas Ornaments

the current jingle belles prompt, which i’m playing along with at the last minute once again, is embossing – dry and/or heat. this was one of the fastest cards i’ve ever made – i dry embossed and added a gold peel off sticker that looks copper in the photo.

dry embossed ornaments

i’m also playing along with rudolph day, hosted by scrappymo, since i missed last month; there just aren’t enough hours in the day. thanks for popping by.

Spring Flowers

spring seems to be taking so long to arrive this year. in the meantime, i can create with spring flowers; this is another card i made for our march penny black and more challenge theme of blossoms and bows.

i used another image from the penny black clear stamp set chick to chick; they’re adorable and perfect for spring and easter.

penny black flowers

i water coloured with twinkling H2Os and winsor & newton watercolour paints.

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.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
penny black saturday – spring blooms
Card Mania # 66 Spring
Natalie and Amy’s Challenge #30 Flowers
One Crazy Stamper Anything goes
Addicted To Stamps and More anything goes
30 Day Colouring Challenge – The Daily Marker/Kathy Racoosin (day 15 and my third entry)

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Happy Spring!

it’s almost here and i can’t wait to see spring flowers in bloom so i really enjoyed designing this card for Cuddly Buddly using another adorable image from the clear stamps spring release – Toby Tumble’s Easter Day.

Cuddly Buddly Easter2.Linda

i water coloured with twinkling H2Os and Winsor & Newton watercolour paints and the pretty blue papers are Cuddly Buddly digi papers – Cottage Collection – Sapphire by Kim MacFarlane.

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

Graph’It Colour Challenge – Spring Colours
Card Mania # 66 Spring
One Crazy Stamper Anything goes
Little Red Wagon – #280 Cute, Cute, Cute
Really Reasonable Ribbon – #113 – Flowers and Ribbon Theme
30 Day Colouring Challenge – The Daily Marker/Kathy Racoosin (day 11 and my second entry)

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

thanks for popping by.

Happy Easter

I designed this card for Cuddly Buddly using an adorable image and sentiment from the clear stamps spring release – Toby Tumble’s Easter Day.

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this was so much fun to colour; i water coloured the image and die cut flower with twinkling H2Os and Winsor & Newton watercolour paints and the pretty purple papers are Cuddly Buddly digi papers.

Kim’s Digi Papers – A Portfolio of Papers – Berry 
Leane Creatief Cutting Dies – Small Flowers & Leaves
Studio Light Paper Pad – 6×6 #14 (green mat)

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
ABC Challenge ‘E is for Exceptionally Cute’
Animal Friends Challenge # 23 Easter (Image must have animal)
Card Mania # 66 Spring
One Crazy Stamper Anything goes
Little Red Wagon – #280 Cute,Cute,Cute
Stempelgarten Challenge – Spring
30 Day Colouring Challenge – the daily marker/kathy racoosin
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check out the Cuddly Buddly blog for some very creative projects that feature more Cuddly Buddly stamps and visit the Cuddly Buddly facebook page for more news.

thanks for popping by.

the jingle belles have a beautiful inspiration photo for their very vibrant prompt. i was inspired by the green, purple and blue and the geometric shapes, which somehow ended up as stripes on my card; i usually start off in one direction and go somewhere completely different.

memory box merry christmas

in this case, i like the traditional typeface with the non traditional colours and i have one more christmas card for my stash. thanks for popping by.

Sending Hugs

i’m playing along with the lawnscaping challenge and the dots and stripes theme.

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i created a clean and simple card using the bunnies and heart stamps/dies from the lawn fawn snow day set and the sentiment from the so much to say set. the heart is popped on a foam square and i added a tiny gem to the sentiment. thanks for popping by.

Easter Treats

i’ve been having fun playing with new clear stamps from the Cuddly Buddly spring release and created these with the sentiment and egg images from the Little Poppets Springtime set.

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everything was water coloured with twinkling H2Os and the topper is a cute Joy! Crafts Cutting Die – Mery’s Sweet Bag Toppers.

i’d like to submit this to these challenges:
Card Mania # 66 Spring
craft your passion – anything goes
Crafting By Designs – March Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination – Always Anything Goes

thanks for popping by.

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.

EnamelDots

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!

thanks for popping by.

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.

thanks for popping by.

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.

thanks for popping by.

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.

lawnfawn100

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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.