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since it’s the first of a new month, it’s time for a fun new theme at the house of cards:

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house of cards may 2016

this month we’d like you to use clear papers like vellum or acetate. i stamped an impression obsession sentiment onto a silk-like paper with gold threads woven in it and glued it onto a piece of memory box designer paper.

i hope you’ll come and play along!

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it’s the first sunday of the month so it’s time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge blog; this one is an easy 0ne – anything goes, as long as the focal point is a hand stamped image or large sentiment.

i was lucky enough to receive this adorable penny black hedgie stamp from my team mate Sam so i made a set of six cards featuring this little cutie; four of one design and two of another since i ran out of paper.

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i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and added stickles to the flower centres.

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, Crafts U Love, Crafty Ribbons, Sam.

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

Older And Wiser

i’m playing along with Pink and Main Challenge #8, which is this very pretty colour palette:

april challenge colors

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i watercoloured this cute owl with twinkling H2Os, including painting the sky and stripes on his party hat; he’s one of the birthday owls in the pink and main ‘what a hoot‘ clear stamp set. i stamped a sentiment from the same set on the yellow textured paper, following the sketch from the sketch saturday challenge #409.

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i’m popping in with a reminder that we’re midway through the birthday theme at the penny black and more challenge blog, so why not get out those penny black stamps, ink them up and join us!

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i watercoloured this cute hedgie image from the penny black ‘wonderful’ set with twinkling H2Os and used a sentiment from the ‘sweet wishes’ 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 fabulous prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Crafty Ribbons, Be Creative, Stix 2.
visit the blog for some fabulous creations by my teamies.
thanks for popping by.

Another Bunny Thank You

i need another thank you card for the specialist vet that takes care of my daughter’s bunny so i used this week’s sketch at the Share Joy Challenge 30:

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like last week’s card, i watercoloured this cute bunny from the Taylored Expressions Easter Doodles set with twinkling H2Os, added some flower soft to the tail and popped it on foam tape. i finished it off with the lady bug and sentiment from the same stamp set.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:
Critters and Creatures Linky Party 3 – Main focus must be a Critter or Creature
Cutie Pie Challenge – Cute + Woodland Friends
One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes (no digital images allowed)

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Thanking A Vet

i’m playing along with the Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge 29: Sketch and Color Challenge:

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Taylored Expression bunny

i used three of the four colours and followed the sketch to create this thank you card for one of the vets who goes above and beyond in her excellent care of my daughter’s bunny. i watercoloured this little cutie from the Taylored Expressions Easter Doodles set with twinkling H2Os, added some flower soft to the tail and popped it on foam tape.

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it’s the first sunday of april and i know i say this all the time, but where does the time go? we have a new theme this month at the penny black and more challenge blog – we’d like you to create a birthday project!

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i used this cute hedgie image from the penny black ‘wonderful’ clear set, watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and used some MFT dies to create a tag card with a pocket in the front.

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, Lets Create, ‘be Creative!’ and Sizzix.
visit the blog for some fabulous creations by the rest of the design team. thanks for popping by.

Just Peachy

i’m playing along with the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge 274 and, as usual, mine is a literal interpretation.

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MFT flower copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com.

i did change one thing though – instead of my usual watercoloured image, i used an MFT blueprint flower die as the focal point. i’ve been practicing making crinoline flowers, thanks to the very talented Tammy Tutterow and her step-by-step tutorial.

the square and this flower are coloured with pink and yellow distress inks that mixed together to create a nice orange, which is my least favourite colour, but this one’s more peachy so i like it. i added flower soft to the die cut centre; i used the Die-Namics Dainty Lace Border Die and decided to not discard the remaining piece and use it to offset the lace. to finish it off, i attached the flower to a MFT stitched circle and added the sentiment.

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Spring Has Arrived

the weather’s not quite spring-like yet, but i know it will be soon! and now that it’s the first of a new month, it’s time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge; we’d like to see your interpretation of this beautiful photo:

Use Script and/or Colors

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i was inspired by the pink and green colour combo, one of my favourites, to use this wild rose studio teddy; isn’t he cute? i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and added yellow stickles to the flower centres. to finish it off, i added a hello sentiment using an elizabeth craft die. i hope you’ll come and play along!

i’d like to submit this card to the Take It Make It Challenge Spring Flowers theme at Craft Stamper and the Simon Says: Anything Goes.

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Make Mine Chocolate Too!

since my daughter adopted two bunnies, i’ve learned a lot about how precious and sweet they are. every easter bunnies are thought to be the perfect gift, but 80% are abandoned. bunnies are adorable, but require a lot of care and commitment and the decision to give one, or more, a forever home should only be made after researching what they require. i support the make mine chocolate campaign and enjoy chocolate bunnies too.

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i painted everything with twinkling H2Os and used these dies: poppystamps grand bunny, memory box lavish branch and memory box butterfly delights. of course i added pink stickles to the flower and butterfly centres.

i’d like to submit this to these challenges:
Memory Box Challenge #10- Blossoms and Bunnies
Poppystamps Challenge #18 – Spring Fling
Pink & Main Challenge #7 – Spring

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Hello, Sunshine

finally, the sun’s been out a bit more lately and now we get an extra hour of daylight, which means better light for colouring; it’s about time! i’ve tried daylight lamps, but they’re just not the same.

i created this notecard with inspiration from these three challenges:

Colouarte’s Monthly Challenge #9 – Green Valley
http://colourarte.blogspot.ca/2016/02/monthly-challenge-9-green-valley.html
My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 272:
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My Favorite Things Colour Challenge:
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i coloured everything with twinkling H2Os, mixing some to get colours close to the MFT swatches. i usually use my twinks to colour images, but i love using them to create backgrounds as well. the MFT die cut sun was popped on foam tape and i added a sentiment from the BB Sunflower Sweetheart stamp set, retired now.

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i’m just popping in with a reminder that you still have time to play along with our feature a creature theme this month at the penny black and more challenge blog for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

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i used a different image from the penny black chick to chick clear stamp set and a sentiment from the garden friends – watercoloured it with twinkling H2Os as usual and also used my twinks to create the yellow background. i added glossy accents to the ladybug and wink of stella to the egg.

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.

visit the blog for some fabulous creations by my teamies.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge #36 Easter (must have an animal)
Noor! Designs UK #16 Clean and Simple
One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes (no digital images allowed)
Simon Says Stamp – Cute and Cuddly
Critters and Creatures Linky Party 2 – March – anything goes

thanks for popping by.