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Bunny Burrow

i had a lot of fun creating this second card for the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest – 2016 and it was quite challenging to execute the idea i came up with.

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linda snailzpace.wordpress.com MFT bunnies

if you know me, you know i was introduced to bunnies when my daughter rescued one and then another of these adorable animals so this card was created with them in mind; bunnies share a special bond that sometimes can take time to develop but then they’re inseparable and even more cute.

i die cut MFT stitched snow drifts from kraft to create the burrow scene and to add the stitching lines in between the stitched circles, die cut with MFT Blueprints 12; i haphazardly sponged brushed corduroy distress ink and used green glitter foam cut with the MFT fresh cut grass die for the border.

the bunnies were stamped with grey ink and i painted the sky, clouds and bunnies with twinkling H2Os and added white flocking to the tail.

thanks for popping by.

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i’m playing along with the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest – 2016 because i love being challenged to step outside of my comfort zone, even though i initially stare at a blank card and my mind is equally blank.

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linda snailzpace.wordpress.com MFT XO

i started with the background; i used a piece of 140 lb. cold press watercolour paper that soaked up a leftover puddle from ken oliver sepia colour burst so it was very diluted and pink. i splattered with pink twinkling H2Os and die cut the stitched rectangle from MFT Blueprints 29.

the X and O, die cut with the small circle and sentiment strip from MFT Blueprints 16, were painted with twinkling H2Os and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder until they looked lacquered. the MFT Blueprints 29 banner and heart circles were die cut eight times from background scraps and double sided adhesive paper so they could each be layered twice and glittered on top.

to finish the card, i painted the MFT Blueprints 16 die cut rectangle with the same twinkling H2Os.

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Happy Everything

we’re half way through this month’s penny black and more challenge theme to add a sentiment. although our challenge rules require you to stamp a focal point, the one exception is penny black’s stickeroos.

 

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the penny black butterfly stickeroo i’ve used is from the sheet, dear friend and i stamped the sentiment from the special wishes clear set; i painted the background and splattered with twinkling H2Os.

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, Sizzix, Sam, Marianne Design. visit the blog for some fabulous creations by my teamies. thanks for popping by.

Cork Board Reminder

i created this little cork board reminder for someone special who needed a gentle reminder to keep going regardless of how long it takes.

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the sentiment is a magenta stamp i purchased when i won a gift certificate to the store and, for the first time, i used the magenta nuance powders to create the background. so much fun! the pom pom ribbon was also purchased with a gift certificate i won for the ribbon girl.

i think i’ll make myself one of these for those times when i need to create more slowly because of my health issues. thanks for popping by.

A Christmas Carol

i’m starting to make more christmas cards because in three months they’ll need to be mailed out and i’ll be extra busy this year getting ready for my christmas present – a new knee.

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i watercoloured these cute christmas carollers and poinsettias with twinkling H2Os, added stickles for the snow and used some festive christmas paper; the leaves were coloured with some metallic rub on paints.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Jingle Belles: music
Marianne Design Divas challenge 8: anything goes with 3 marianne design products (marianne design christmas carols stamp, poinsettia die, daisy & leaves die, christmas wishes paper bloc)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: stamp it
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday for August 2016: use stamps
Great Impressions: anything goes
Sunny Day Challenge 13: anything goes
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Just A Note

it’s the first sunday of september and we’ve got a new theme at the penny black and more challenge blog; this month we’d like you to add a sentiment to your stamped focal point.

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i watercoloured this cute bunny from the penny black ‘garden friends’ clear stamp set and used two penny black sentiments: thank you from the salutations set and just a note from the tiny wishes set; i used a stitched MFT die-namics die to frame everything.

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, Sizzix, Sam, Marianne.

visit the blog for some fabulous creations by my teamies. thanks for popping by.

Pumpkin Patch

it’s the first of september already, which will hopefully bring cooler temps soon and at the House of Cards Challenge we have a new theme: this month we’d like you to

Add a Bird and/or Colours

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i watercoloured this high hopes pumpkin patch stamp (won from the one crazy stamper challenge) with twinkling H2Os; i love that it is so detailed and has so much to colour. i matted the image and adhered it to kraft cardstock, trying to match the colours in the inspiration photo.

i hope you’ll come and play along with this very easy theme! different groups of design team members will have their creative cards showcased on the challenge blog every five days, so check back for a variety of styles and inspiration.

i’d like to submit this card to the simon says work it wednesday august challenge to use a stamp.

thanks for popping by.

Fueling My Inspiration

i had just enough time to play along with the taylored expressions share joy challenge 50 and this one was a real challenge but i’m happy with the results.
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i wasn’t sure i’d be able to find papers that coordinated with each other but once i finally made my selection, the card came together quickly. this card is off to my brother for his birthday, who is an avid formula 1 fan. i’m keeping my fingers crossed that he’ll get it in time given the canada post negotiations. i die cut the TE little bits balloons, watercoloured with twinkling H2Os, added some yellow hemp cord and popped them on with foam tape.

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Bring On The Cake!

i’m playing along for the first time with the ellen hutson Essentials by Ellen August Pin-Sights Challenge to be inspired by this photo:

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my inspiration came from the bright pink and yellow flowers in the vase next to the two glass bottles with the out of focus background. i used four stamps from the WISH BIG stamp set to create this tall thin card, painting the sky and image with twinkling H2Os. finally, i matted it with some plaid memory box paper. thanks for popping by.

as you know, i love making christmas cards year round so i was excited to be invited to design for scrappymo’s rudolph days challenge to create holiday cards on the 25th of every month.

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i watercoloured this cute inky antics image with twinkling H2Os, added glossy accents to the ornaments and white flocking to the pom pom; to finish it off, i layered the wplus9 die cut merry sentiment.

the challenge runs until the last day of the month; visit scrappymo’s blog to view the rest of the team’s inspiring cards and the challenge rules.

thanks for popping by.

Red All Over

i made this very quick and easy card for two christmas challenges and my stash.

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the current jingle belles’ prompt is rudolph the red nosed reindeer, with the emphasis on red, predominantly red.

the ABC christmas challenge is Q for Quick layout.

i cut a 12 x 12 sheet of magenta poinsettia paper to make a set of cards but i only got one made so far. i usually spend hours watercolouring an image so whenever i make a quick and easy card, i feel like i cheated so i added a bit of shading with a colour pencil and then i added yellow stickles to the centres. i stamped the penny black sentiment with versafine crimson red ink and it was done.

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Cracking Me Up

i’m playing along with the taylored expressions’ share joy challenge 49: a sketch and colour combination.

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i created this card for my husband; as a person with a disability, i rely on him for a lot of help. lately, i’ve been dealing with extra health issues and he always knows when i need a laugh. i used two different blue distress inks to paint the sky and i used twinkling H2Os and albrecht durer water pencils to watercolour the cute image from the easter doodles stamp set, no link found.

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Pretty Peridot Leaves

i was inspired by Magenta Designer  and her stencilling with gesso technique on this card so i played with stencils today – something different for me.

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i watercoloured the memory box die cut leaves with ‘pretty peridot’ twinkling H2Os. after the gesso dried, which didn’t take long because of the small design, i painted yellow twinkling H2Os onto the cold press watercolour paper, then sponged dried marigold distress ink on top, splattered with both pretty peridot twinks and some water. to finish it off, i sponged shabby shutters distress ink through the diamond stencil.

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

Memory Box Challenge #15- Yellow Challenge
Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday July 2016! use august birthstone peridot
4CC #312 – LEAVES

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Cuddly Mice

i’m popping in just to remind you that you still have plenty of time to play along with us at the penny black and more challenge blog for the ‘anything goes with a stamp’ theme.

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as usual, i watercoloured these sweet mice (30-020 hugs!) with twinkling H2Os, added stickles to the flower centre and painted the die cut sentiment (51-036 wishes) .

i hope you’ll join us and 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, Crafts U Love,  Crafty Ribbons, Stix.

visit the blog for some fabulous creations by my teamies.

i’d like to submit this to these challenges:
simon says stamp: Work it Wednesday July 2016! use august birthstone peridot

thanks for popping by.

Trick Or Treat

i know it’s a bit early for halloween, but i can’t wait wait for the cooler fall weather and colours so i thought i’d create some fall cards only to discover i have more halloween stamps than actual ‘fall’ ones so that’s what i used.

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for this clean and simple card, i watercoloured this cute penny black cat with twinkling H2Os, stamped the cobwebs and the sentiment and added yellow stickles to the dots and stars on his hat.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
Critters and Creatures – Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature
One Crazy Stamper – Fall/Halloween
Cutie Pie Challenge – Cute + Work Rest Or Play

thanks for popping by.