Autumn Leaves

our trees are almost bare but just like some of the leaves i’m hanging on to my favourite season so i really enjoyed creating this card. besides, i need a break from mass producing christmas items.

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the IO maple leaves (DIE030-S) were cut, painted with twinkling H2Os and attached in a circle to paper that i swiped with distress inks to create the look of woodgrain. i cut the thanks from the IO greetings set (DIE174-W) five times in dark brown and attached it.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Impression Obsession – Falling Leaves (fall themed)
Allsorts  – Colours of Autumn
4 Crafty Chicks #376 Give Thanks
Come and Get It – Thank you/Thankful

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Snow Cuddles

i’m still in christmas card mode, making this one for my husband.

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this cute couple is a wooden penny black stamp called ‘cuddle in snow’ that i painted with twinkling H2Os, starting with the sky and finishing off by adding plenty of snow and glitter; it shows up better at night, as you can see in this photo:

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

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Flower Power At Penny Black And More

does time fly for you? it’s hard to believe we’re into november already but that means we have a new theme for you at the penny black and more challenge.

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this month we’d like to see ‘flower power’ so i’ve painted the Penny Black Gossamer 3865K stamp and background of the image with twinkling H2Os and added nuvo crystal drops to the centre.

it’s easy to play along; just hand stamp your focal point with any company’s stamp. a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image and as always, you’ll love the prizes from: Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Marianne Designs.

visit the blog for some floral inspiration by the rest of the team.

finally, since i’m not using a critter this month, i can play along with The Flower Challenge; this month’s theme is CAS.

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EDITED: Diane asked about the background paper so i’m adding a link; it’s Studio Light #42 that I purchased at Buddly Crafts.

Happy Halloween

i’m not really a big fan of halloween, especially the macabre, but i love an excuse to make a cute card for any occasion.

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i painted this penny black image with twinkling H2Os and then covered it in glitter, which looks better in real life but the sun was hiding today.

i’m submitting this card to these challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge –  All Creatures Great And Small
Cards und More# 196 – Halloween
Always Fun Challenges #30 HALLOWEEN
Animal Friends Challenge #55 – Autumn/Halloween

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Christmas Greetings For Rudolph Days

this is my design team card for october’s Rudolph Days Challenge, which runs until the end of the month and is a great way to tackle those holiday cards.

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this adorable image is from a newer penny black clear stamp set called ‘snow much fun.‘ by the way, Buddly Crafts carries penny black stamps and has a page featuring PB Critters & Cuties Stamps here.

i painted the sky and image with twinkling H2Os, popped it on foam tape to a snow embossed background, added red pearls for the berries and glitter for the snow.

all you need to do to play along is make one christmas card; for more inspiration and to view the prize and simple rules, please pop over to scrappymo’s blog.

The Penny Black Holiday Head Start Challenge ends soon so i just have time to submit this card before the deadline.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge – U for Unlimited/V for Vibrant
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ – Anything Goes for Christmas
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

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Pumpkin Tag

i had some leftover watercolour paper scraps that i painted for halloween tags so i used those scraps to create this tag.

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the tiny memory box pumpkin dies fit the scraps of watercolour paper perfectly and i die cut the ‘b’ from black glitter paper with the memory box typewriter alphabet die set. the die cuts were attached to some printed paper that was die cut with one of the memory box general store tags. to finish it off, i added some fuzzy black ribbon.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Allsorts  – Halloween
Make My Monday – #57 I PUT A SPELL ON YOU
Memory Box Challenge #29- Color Challenge Black/Orange
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #174 – Anything Goes with Ribbon Theme

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Tiny Christmas Tag

i’m working on a number of christmas projects for various people which can be a bit repetitive so i took a break to create this tiny tag just for fun.

this cute little mouse is one of the sweet images in the penny black jolly friends stamp set that i painted with twinkling H2Os and added a bow from the penny black little ornaments die set. i finished it off by adding some glitter for snow and dotted some snow in the sky, also painted with twinks.

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

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Penny Black And More Mid October – Close To Nature

we’re still enjoying ‘getting close to nature’ this month at the penny black and more challenge and you have plenty of time to join us.

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i used this adorable image from the penny black ‘bubbly’ stamp set, painted with twinkling H2Os, because bugs are a part of nature – maybe some are more welcome than others.

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, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons and Sizzix.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

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Matchbox Snowman

i was happy to see the latest taylored expressions’ release included some coordinating stamps and dies for the TE matchbox die i bought when it was released earlier in the spring.

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i used the matchy snowman die set and of course the matchbox die to create this little treat box. i’m actually making four but it’s getting so overcast that i thought i best rush and get a photo of the one i finished so far.

i’m submitting this to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon – Leftovers: i used leftover scraps of christmas paper and the nose was die cut from a leftover scrap of watercolour paper that i had painted with twinkling H2Os to use on my trick or treat tags.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – NOT A CARD
Happy Little Stampers Dies – Always Anything Goes with Dies 

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Hedgie Is A Gift

i’m still creating christmas cards because one of a kind cards with watercoloured images take me a bit longer so i have to keep at it.

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this cute image is one of the adorable images in the penny black ‘snow much fun‘ stamp set that i painted with twinkling H2Os. i added flower soft to the hat, glitter on the ground and red glitter paper for the mat and trim.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp – Christmas

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Anything Goes

Make My Monday – #56 ANIMAL ANTICS

Penny Black Holiday Head Start Challenge

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Warm Fuzzies

finally, cooler temperatures are here and i’m so relieved to be rid of the heat and humidity!

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i think it’s cool enough for hot chocolate so that’s what this cute bear is drinking. i painted the gerda steiner designs bear clear stamp with twinkling H2Os, stamped the sentiment from the same set and added a heart die cut from the glitter paper.

i’m submitting this to the gerda steiner share your design challenge.

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CAS Flower

i’m playing along with inspired by all the little things #66 featuring Anita in France; such a pretty inspiration photo:

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i love how anita framed her flower on her lovely CAS card so i framed my flower, painted with twinkling H2Os, with some squares die cut from a leftover piece of watercolour paper that i stamped with a stencil.

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You’re Invited

i created this invitation for the Impression Obsession challenge and their ‘you’re invited’ theme.

i painted the background and image from the IO when life clear set with twinkling H2Os, stamped the sentiment from the IO Invitations/announcements clear set, and stamped the cobwebs, also from the when life set, around the border.

i’m also submitting this to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE (halloween or dark colours); this is as dark-sided as i get for halloween
HLS October Watercolour Challenge – Anything Goes, optional twist gold

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Butterfly Bookmark

time sure flies! since it’s the first sunday of october, we have a new theme at the penny black and more challenge; this month we are getting ‘close to nature.’

i coloured the butterflies from the penny black florals & feathers stamp set with pencil crayons and also used the penny black letter background stamp.

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, you’ll love the prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons and Sizzix.

visit the blog to see how my team mates interpreted this theme.

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A Tiny Christmas Treat Bag

i had so much fun making the treat bag yesterday that i made another but this one is tiny; it measures 2 x 2 inches.

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i used my scor pal and followed the tutorial at pootles’ blog to create this one.

i’m playing along with the Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #41 Bags and Boxes and The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – #15 – Anything Christmas Goes and the Winter Wonderland Challenge to Wrap It Up.

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Christmas Treat Bag

it feels strange to be working on christmas projects when we’ve had record breaking high temperatures. even though today it ‘felt like’ 110 degrees fahrenheit, days are passing quickly so i need to keep creating for christmas.

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i used my scor pal to make one of these 2-5-7-10 Boxes for the first time; i’ll know better next time to align the stripes more evenly. i think it took longer to tie the bow than it did to cut and score just because of my hands,  but i’m pleased with how it turned out and will make more.

i’m playing along with the Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #41 Bags and Boxes and The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge – #15 – Anything Christmas Goes and the Winter Wonderland Challenge to Wrap It Up.

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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 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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