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it’s the first sunday of the month and time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge blog – this month it’s anything goes with a sentiment.

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i watercoloured this cute bunny from the penny black ‘garden critters’  clear stamp set with watercolour pencils, watercolour paints and twinkling H2Os and added a little hello from the penny black ‘every happiness’ cling stamp 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 great prizes to be won from:
Penny Black
All Occasion Dies
Papercrafts
Marianne Designs
Whimsy
visit the blog for some fabulous creations by my teamies.

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Tomorrow’s A New Day

i’m playing along with Throwback Thursday #5 at WPlus9 where the theme is to be inspired by one of three cards using the Fresh Cut Wreaths stamp set.

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i was inspired by the first card with the popped frame against the stamped floral background.

i watercoloured the chickadee from the clear stamp set, a new day, with twinkling H2Os on hot press watercolour paper, used the out of the box technique to die cut the frame, popped it with foam tape onto designer paper with a floral and leaf print. finally, i stamped the sentiment from the same set and i’m giving this card to my daughter.

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it’s the first of july, happy canada day, and time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge. we have an inspiration photo that is oh so pretty and we’re asking you to be inspired by either the colors in our inspiration, use a food image, or do both!

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i was inspired by the yummy looking strawberries, so i watercoloured this flourishes image with twinkling H2Os, embossed a background and attached it – clean and simple. i hope you’ll come and play along; you have until the end of the month to join in. be sure to visit the blog for some beautiful creations by my team mates; and check back because different groups are showcased throughout the month.

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Especially For You

i designed today’s creation for Buddly Crafts using one of the smaller images from the clear stamp set Rose Garden – they’re perfect for creating backgrounds or using on tags like this.

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i used the Marianne Design Decorative Tags, stamped, watercoloured with twinkling H2Os, and sponged the edges with distress inks. i also had some fun splattering and i finished it off with a sheer striped pink bow and some twine.

i’m submitting this to kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge – day 30. this challenge was just what i needed this month; something to focus on and stay motivated to colour and create. i may have coloured everyday but i couldn’t share some of my DT projects yet. 

Visit the Buddly Crafts Facebook page and blog for some very creative projects and sign up for the newsletter for updates about new products and sales.

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A Little Hello

this is a small card i created for my stash using a couple of bird images from the Joy! Crafts spring clear stamp set.

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as usual, i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and added some yellow stickles to the flower centre.

the sketch is challenge #268 from Just Add Ink and i’m also submitting this to the Noor! Design UK Challenge #7 here comes summer and kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge – day 29 already.

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Butterfly Bookmark

memory box is starting monthly challenges and this first one for june is to create butterfly-themed projects.

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memory box butterfly bookmark

i die cut the memory box pippi butterfly to use as a stencil and sponged distress inks onto the bookmark.

i’m also submitting this to these challenges:
kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge – day 27
really reasonable ribbon challenge 120 – sizzlin’ summer colours with ribbon.

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Flying High

you might remember that on day 4 of kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge, i posted this sky that i painted with watercolour paints:

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i wasn’t sure what i wanted to do with it; i just love painting skies. but since then i acquired a house mouse stamp set that i thought was perfect. this is what it looks like now that i added more colour with twinkling H2Os and cropped it.

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i’d also like to submit this card to the House-Mouse…and friends Challenge CODE HMFMC196 for the anything goes option, although i imagine the bunny would be flying high if he were celebrating.

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A Simple Thank You

thank you for your kind words in response to my card in memory of my son. grief and bereavement are difficult topics that are easily avoided, so i really appreciate your taking the time to pop by and comment.

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i’m submitting this to kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 24.

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In Loving Memory

i made this card in memory of my son who passed away six years ago today.

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the image reminds me of all the adventurous stories my husband would make up and i think he passed on his vivid imagination to our son, who would create his own characters in his unique artistic style and in writing.

i watercoloured with twinkling H2Os, watercolour paints and watercolour pencils and i’m submitting this to kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 18.

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Little Poppet

today i’d like to share a card i designed for Buddly Crafts using one of the cute poppet images from the spring collection clear stamp set called Little Poppets & Paws.

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I stamped the bone from the same set on kraft and watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and watercolour pencils. the Marianne Design Bird & Fence were die cut, popped on foam tape and the bird was also watercoloured with twinkling H2Os.

Visit the Buddly Crafts Facebook page and blog for some very creative projects and sign up for the newsletter for updates about new products and sales.

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Snail Bookmarks Part Two

i had so much fun colouring snails yesterday that i made some more bookmarks today; this is my second submission for the Lawnscaping Challenge 107 – calling all critters!

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just like the first set, these are watercoloured with twinkling H2Os, but look so much better in the daylight photo here. i’m also playing along with kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 10.

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Snail Bookmarks

i’m playing along with Lawnscaping Challenge 107 – calling all critters!

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i didn’t think i’d have time to play today, but i managed to watercolour these cute and comical garden critters from the lawn fawn gleeful gardens stamp set with twinkling H2Os and die cut as bookmarks. the night time photos are a bit dull, but the shimmer shows up better.

i’m also playing along with kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 9.

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Buzzing By

i managed to create a third and final card for the pretty pink posh watercoloring blog hop that ends today; wow, so much inspiration.

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i watercoloured this cute inky antics bee image and mat with distress inks, winsor & newton watercolour paints and faber castell watercolour pencils and used wink of stella clear brush on her wings. the background was just as much fun as colouring the image; i sponged through the chicken wire stencil with distress inks and popped the image on foam tape. i used one of the sentiments from the same set to finish it off.

i’m also playing along with kathy racoosin’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 8.

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it’s the first of the month, wow, june already, and time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge blog – this month we’d like you to create something that features Wings – real, fantasy and fiction.

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for my DT card,  i chose this cute penny black owl, ‘very wise,’ watercoloured in the school colours of one very special graduate that i am so proud of.

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
All Occasion Dies
Sizzix
Kraftyhands

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

More Magnolias

can you tell i love magnolias? for today’s card i used a different magnolia image from altenew’s magnolias for her clear stamp set.

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i masked the first flower and deliberately stamped them close to the deckle edge of the watercolour paper and watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and winsor & newton watercolour paints; this is my second creation for the pretty pink posh watercoloring blog hop where you’ll find plenty of inspiration and prizes.

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i’m also playing along with kathy racoosin’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 6 for me. what a lofty goal i set to participate every day since i watercolour some images over several days and then take forever to create a card for the image. you’d think that after 19 years of severe RA i’d accept my limitations. maybe one day.

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Watercoloured Magnolia

today i’d like to share a card i created as a result of a happy accident that features some of the magnolia images and a sentiment from altenew’s magnolias for her clear stamp set.

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edited: i discovered i could watercolour with twinkling H2Os on kraft, lightly sponged around the edges and through a stencil; the sentiment is die cut and popped on foam tape on ribbon. i’m playing along with day one of the pretty pink posh watercoloring blog hop where you’ll find plenty of inspiration, prizes and some discount offers that end tomorrow.

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i’m also playing along with kathy racoosin’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 5; happily, today, i actually completed a card, which is always the most difficult because i’m happiest when i’m just watercolouring.

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i’m playing along with kathy racoosin’s 30 day colouring challenge to spend at least 5 minutes a day doing what makes you happy – colouring! as i mentioned yesterday, i may not be able to complete a card a day due to time constraints, my RA and generally, just because i’m a slow card maker.

this is all i had time for today – i painted a sky with watercolour paints to use as a background.

watercolour sky

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Beanie Birds

i’m playing along with kathy racoosin’s 30 day colouring challenge to spend at least 5 minutes a day doing what makes you happy – colouring! i only joined in a couple of times during the first challenge due to time constraints and my RA flare ups so i’m hoping to participate more this time around. i may not complete a card a day, though; i may just share some colouring of an image.

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this was a quick and easy card since the image is so small; i watercoloured with watercolour paints and had to photograph it with my iPad since my camera batteries needed recharging, again.

i’m also playing along with magenta’s june challenge and summertime theme.

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Ocean Breezes

i created this card for my dad for father’s day and for the impression obsession challenge theme of ocean breezes – beach theme or beachy colours; i didn’t exactly use those colours, but i imagined the view from the beach we used to have fun visiting.

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i painted twinkling H2Os washes on watercolour paper, tore the edges of each strip, attached the layers and then cut with a circle die, which is popped with foam tape to another die cut circle trimmed with blue cardstock strips and twine.

i die cut the IO sailboats (DIE189-C) from red cardstock for the boat that i cut apart and attached to the watercolour paper die cut sails.

i’m also playing along with kathy racoosin’s 30 day color challenge at The Daily Marker; this is day two’s colouring.

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BEFORE WE START–we’d like you all to know that this blog hop is also a DT CALL!!!  If you’re interested in working with us a HOC for a six month term from July through December of 2015, please put DT at the end of your entry name when you link up!!!  We’re looking for crafters comfortable in any card making style and it might just be YOU!  You will be contacted by June 18th  to know if you’ve made the team. :)   Each DT member will just be in charge of one or two cards/projects per month plus commenting.

Please email Mynn at onastampageATyahooDOTcom if you have any other questions!  And now…

Hi friends!  Can you believe we’ve come to the end of our third term here at House of Cards?!  We are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and feel so grateful to those staying on.  To say goodbye and thank you, we’re celebrating with a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Lilian’s blog. This hop will run FROM June 1ST AT 6:00 AM CST THROUGH June 15TH AT NOON CST,  ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we’ve got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment! 

 Here’s our photo inspiration~

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So, are you ready to get hopping?!  Yep, it’s time, but first we’ve got some fabulous sponsors to share with you!  Make sure you leave a comment at each person’s blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we’ll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you’re done, make a creation to share with us here, too, for another chance to win!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors.
Our team will be using a variety of products
from these amazing companies!

Deedee’s Digis
Prize: Gift Card to the online store.

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Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.
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Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package

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Here are the stamps you could win!
(Three total–flower, leaf, and sentiment)
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Inspired By Stamping
Prize: Gift Card to Store
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Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.
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My DT card was created by using products from two generous sponsors:

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i was inspired by the geometric shapes of the inspiration photo so i used a Great Impressions stamp called Homes, digi papers from Eclectic Anthology called Berry Delicious Papers and watercoloured with twinkling H2Os as usual.

Now get to hoppin’!  Your next stop is Lorry’s blog!  Don’t forget to link up a project with us after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

i’m also playing along with kathy racoosin’s 30 day color challenge at The Daily Marker.

thanks for popping by.