Colourful Owl Bookmarks

i’m playing along with the paper smooches august challenge and the ‘animal’ theme.

i don’t have any paper smooches animal stamps but thanks to kim, i chose one of her free digis to create these bookmarks for my daughter using the paper smooches bookmarks dies, all coloured with coloured pencils.

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Penny Black And More Christmas Card

i’m still in christmas card mode, this time sharing my mid month DT card for our ‘get ready for christmas’ theme at the penny black and more challenge.

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this cute mouse is one of the adorable images in the penny black santa’s helpers stamp set that i painted with twinkling H2Os; the sentiment is from the penny black christmas every day set. i added some taylored expressions die cut jingle bells, one die cut snowflake and some stickles for snow.

it’s easy to play along – your focal point must be hand stamped with any company’s image or large sentiment/quote and a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image. as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts and Rare Earth.

visit the blog to see what the creative christmas cards made by my team mates.

i’m also submitting this to these challenges:

penny black Holiday Head Start Challenge

Happy Little Stampers Christmas September – Anything Goes + option : Sparkle.

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Trick Or Treat Tags

i’m playing along with the Impression Obsession challenge and its ‘harvest hellos’ theme where they would like to see Fall or Halloween (or even those colors) projects.

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i die cut the IO Trick or Treat Die (DIE342-A) to create these tags, using both the negative cuts and the positive. the backgrounds were made with distress inks and splattered with black twinkling H2Os – quick, easy and fun.

i’m also playing along with Scrapy Land Challenges #73 Anything with a Die and they also carry the IO die.

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Ornamental Christmas Tree

i created one more card just in time for the Taylored Expressions birthday celebration and 9th year sketch challenge:

i made a christmas card for my husband using the tree from the TE baby it’s cold outside stamp set, painted with twinkling H2Os and covered the ornaments with glossy accents. i used a clear glitter pen on the tree garland dots and coloured the peel off sentiment and holographic dot stickers with permanent markers. the image circle was popped on foam tape for some added dimension.

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Let It Snow

i created a second card for Taylored Expressions birthday celebration and 9th year sketch challenge:

i made a christmas card this time to add to my stash. i painted this cute snowman from the TE baby it’s cold outside stamp set with twinkling H2Os, stamped the sentiment from the same set and popped the circle on foam tape. i added clear wink of stella to the white stripes on the scarf and the dots on the hat, glossy accents to the buttons and white flocking to the cuff of the hat.

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Get Ready For Christmas at Penny Black And More

it’s never too early to get ready for christmas and that’s what we’re doing this month at the penny black and more challenge.

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this is an older penny black stamp called 2993F xmas snail that i’ve painted with twinkling H2Os, mixing paint colours to coordinate with the paper and added flower soft to the hat.

you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point, as long as it’s hand stamped – just no digis please; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Swedish House Crafts and Rare Earth.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

i’m also submitting this to the penny black Holiday Head Start Challenge.

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Silly Squirrels

i’m playing along with the Impression Obsession challenge and its ‘so very thankful’ theme.

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i used the IO Dies: leafy branch DIE055-N (pretend it’s a tree), and squirrel set DIE213-D and painted everything with twinkling H2Os. the squirrels and acorns are popped on foam tape and the sentiment is from the More Basic Greetings CL549 clear set. i attached the watercolour paper panel to an A2 card base and this card goes to my husband.

we have these silly squirrels racing around our back yard to find hiding spots for food only i’m not sure they’re the same squirrels that find it.

i’m also submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp, where Anything Goes and Shopping Our Stash #318 Your Favorite Season – mine is fall for the cooler temperatures, the colours, hot chocolate and baking comfort food. :)

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This Is Huge

i made this card for my daughter, who i’m so proud of; she’s worked hard to reach a goal that will enable her to continue her studies because she was way above the cut off mark.

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i painted this happy Art Impressions stamp, appropriately called this is huge with twinkling H2Os and also painted the background after i stamped the hero arts stamp and heat embossed it. i used one of the sentiments on the front and the other on the inside – you did it!

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Santa Hedgy For Rudolph Days

it’s time for the august rudolph days challenge to make at least one christmas card on the 25th of every month so you’ll avoid that last minute rush to create holiday cards; ‘anything goes’ is always the theme.

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this penny black hedgy is having fun playing santa. i painted with twinkling H2Os, added flower soft to his hat, stickles for snow and some memory box lower case alphabet letters. the snowflake paper is printed paper. another fun to make holiday card for my stash.

the challenge runs until the end of the month so be sure to visit the blog for more inspiration and to check out the simple rules.

i’m also submitting this to the penny black Holiday Head Start Challenge.

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Back To School Supplies

today i’m sharing a little card that holds some extra goodies.

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i die cut the paper smooches lights die from purple mirri, added some yellow twinkling H2O and stamped the sentiment from the christmas sampler clear set. i’m submitting this card to the Paper Smooches challenge where anything goes for July and August.

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i used the paper smooches bookmarks dies to create some coordinating bookmarks.

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i’m playing along with the August Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #40 to create 3D cards. i used my scor pal and my scor buddy to create this tent card and to custom design the box on the back to hold a small pencil and the bookmarks.

and, since this is for my daughter heading back to school, i’m also submitting this to the back to school challenge at simon says wednesday along with the anything goes theme at Dies R Us #79 

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Cute Koala

i had fun creating this card for the reverse confetti challenge and its august sketch for you to try:reverse confetti sketch challenge august 2017copyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com reverse confetti koala-2

i painted the background, cute koala and tree branches with twinkling H2Os and then fussy cut the branches and popped the image on foam tape. i stamped the small flowers from the same set, die cut with circle dies and also painted them with twinks. i finished it off with stickles to the flower centres.

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Penny Black And More Mid August All Creatures

i’m sharing my mid month DT card for the august penny black and more challenge.

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i painted with twinkling H2Os, used the adorable penny black hugs! mice and two penny black dies: heart string and sending love. i rarely make cards this bright, but it’s summer and i was in the mood to use my least favourite colour – orange, usually reserved for autumn card making.

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, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafts U Love, Sizzix.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

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IO Sailboats and IO Sale

i’m playing along with  the Impression Obsession challenge and this was a tough one for me: orange and turquoise. wow. after a couple of failed attempts, i managed to complete a card.

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i painted washes with orange and turquoise twinkling H2Os, cut and painted the IO sailboats and stamped the IO take time sentiment.

i was happy to have won the gift certificate from the last challenge and i found some fabulous sentiment sets in the 50% clearance sale; it’s worth checking out.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Add a Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – NAUTICAL
Dies R Us #79 – Anything Goes

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Christmas Trees

i had some trees that wouldn’t quite fit on the christmas card so i used them to create a christmas tag.

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i painted the sky and trees from the Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth die set by Julie with twinkling H2Os and stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle Retro Ornaments set. to finish it off, i added stickles to the stars and centres of the snowflakes in the sentiment.

i’m also submitting this to the august mix it up challenge at ellen hutson to pair EH with Avery Elle products.

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Christmas Lights

i’m working on my christmas cards; i know it’s a bit early, but i’m a slow card maker.

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i’m playing along with the august mix it up challenge at ellen hutson – this time the challenge is to pair EH with Avery Elle products. i used the lights and sentiment from the Avery Elle Retro Ornaments stamp set and the houses and stars from the Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth die set by Julie.

i was inspired by the colourful houses in newfoundland and of course i painted the sky, houses and lights with twinkling H2Os and added some stickles to the stars.

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All Creatures At Penny Black And More

it’s time for a new theme for august at the penny black and more challenge and this time we’d like to see all creatures great and small.

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i had a lot of fun painting these little mice; the penny black image, 1649k surprise, is a wood mount stamp. of course i painted everything with twinkling H2Os and added bits of yellow stickles.

to play along, you can use any company’s hand stamped image for your focal point; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafts U Love, and Sizzix.

visit the blog to see what kind of creatures the rest of the team used.

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Painted Poinsettia

it feels so good to have a bit of time to relax, paint and create.

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i used one of my favourite poinsettia stamps for the christmas in july theme for the Impression Obsession challenge : i love this IO Poinsettia (H8301) because it’s so open and i paired it with a new IO sentiment stamp Warmest Wishes (D14682).

the image was stamped three times, painted with twinkling h2os, fussy cut and attached to a splattered background, sponged with distress inks; to finish it off i added some nuvo crystal drops.

i’m also playing along with:
Little Red Wagon – Use Favorite Products: twinkling H2Os, my favourite red twink, paint brushes, watercolour paper, poinsettia stamp.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Splatter it
Happy Little Stampers Christmas August – Poinsettia
Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge – Anything Goes

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Penny Black And More Mid July For The Boys

all of a sudden, time is passing so quickly; how does that happen?! we’re mid way through July but there’s still time to join us for the penny black and more challenge.

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this adorable teddy image from the penny black ‘eat cake’ stamp set is one of my favourite penny black images to use when i need a masculine card. i’ve painted the sky and image with twinkling H2Os as usual.

to play along, you can use any company’s hand stamped image for your focal point; a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Stamp Addicts, Sizzix.

see some creative inspiration by my teamies at the blog.

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So Thankful

it’s now been one month since my new hip and for the first time since surgery, i got out today! even if it was only to my follow up doctor’s appointment. :)

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i wanted to thank the home visiting nurse who followed up with my unexpected severe reaction to adhesive so i created this card for her, mostly in blues just like her uniform.

i painted the adorable mouse and envelope with twinkling H2Os, both from the mama elephant page huggers stamp set, die cut with the coordinating dies, and popped the die cut box on foam tape; both it and the sentiment were die cut from blue corrugated paper. finally, i die cut the scallop frame and attached it to a white base.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – RED WHITE AND/OR BLUE
Cut it Up Must have Die Cuts No. 125 – Patriotic Red, White, and Blue

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