Merry Christmas Penguin

i’m up to day 6 of the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge and it’s a very pretty colour challenge.

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daniela’s fun and funky tag inspired me and i had a lot of fun with this one; like playing with paper dolls. i painted the sky, penguin and clothes with twinkling H2Os, fussy cut the hat and sweater and added stickles.

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Merry Mint Green

i created this tag for day 7 of the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge. 

Day 7 Tag Designers are Heather Campbell & Elena Roussakis. i was inspired by Elena’s tag: i love the gold sentiment at the bottom and the snowy background with the cute characters in the middle.

i used a pink debased background and a mint green glitter tree in the middle with the gold mirri die cut sentiment on the bottom.

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Merry And Oh So Bright

i skipped ahead to day 10 to create this tag for the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge.

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Day 10 tag designers Sharon Harnist & Svitlana Shayevich used such a pretty inspiration graphic for their tags. i was inspired by Svetlana’s tag with the bright blue background and i used the colours of the snowman on the bottom right of the graphic. i painted this sweet Darcie’s snow woman and the sky with twinkling H2Os and added stickles to her snowflake crown; is it bright enough?

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Keeping It Cozy

i created this tag for the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge.

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Day 3 Designers are Julie Ebersole & Brandi Kincaid and it was Brandi’s tag that inspired me; i love the browns she used with the pop of bright green and i feel like it’s a cozy scene.

i used coloured pencils on this older penny black wooden stamp image. i resisted adding glitter, which was a challenge unto itself.

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Silver And Gold

it’s Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge, a challenge i love playing along with; this is my third year.

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day 2 Tag Designers are Julia Stainton & Keeway Tsao and my inspiration for this tag was julia’s tag with the beautiful pink background. i painted the poinsettia with pink and gold twinkling H2Os, then coated it with shabby pink embossing enamel; it has a very fine gold glitter that doesn’t show. i used the debossed side and added a gold double ribbon bow.

i’m not necessarily creating my tags in order; i’m just going wherever my creativity takes me.

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Penny Black And More – CAS

we’ve got a very easy theme for you this month at the penny black and more challenge – to share your CAS (clean and simple) creations.

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i painted this penny black cling stamp, 40-174 winter illumination, with twinkling H2Os as usual. although i made a christmas card, your CAS creation can be for any reason.

remember, your focal point must be hand stamped, any company, 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, Tattered Lace, Fantastic Ribbons.

visit the blog to be inspired by the rest the team and their lovely CAS cards.

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A Little Christmas Treat

I’m playing with some new crafty goodies and the LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 17 – COLOR INSPIRATION:

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i was inspired by the bottom right photo to create these little treats for one of my specialists and his staff. i die cut the lawn fawn winter tiny tags mitten, stamped and heat embossed one of the sentiments from the LF tiny tag sayings set and finished them off with a white die cut bow. i hope they like the ghirardelli peppermint bark squares as much as i do.

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Candy Cane Treat

I wanted a festive way to present a candy cane so I came up with this:

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i stamped the IO holly leaves (retired) and sentiment from the IO Christmas Minis (MC199) clear stamp with versafine olympia green ink, coloured with watercolour pencils and added red stickles to the berries.

i’m playing along with the Impression Obsession ‘Tis The Season Challenge to create holiday projects, the Winter Wonderland Challenge to use Traditional Christmas Colors of Red and Green and the last Rudolph Days Challenge for 2017.

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Christmas Chickadee

i’m rushing now to complete my holiday to do list since a number of doctor appointments are interfering with my creative play time.

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i’ve had this beautiful IO Holly Chickadee (E7024) for eight years now and don’t use it as often as i should. it really is quick and easy to colour; this time i coloured with watercolour pencils and stamped the IO Enjoy the Splendour (D6165) in black ink. a perfectly flat card to mail.

i’m playing along with the Impression Obsession ‘Tis The Season Challenge to create holiday projects and also these challenges:
Happy Little Stampers CAS November – Christmas – must be Clean and Simple
Happy Little Stampers Christmas November – Anything Goes + option : Tag
Winter Wonderland Challenge to use Traditional Christmas Colors of Red and Green.

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Christmas Tree Notecard

i’m playing along with the Impression Obsession ‘Tis The Season Challenge to create holiday projects and i’ve been working on plenty of those.
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this is a notecard made with the IO Christmas Minis (MC199) clear stamp set; i bought it for 50% so maybe it’s retired because i couldn’t find a link to the IO shop. i coloured with watercolour pencils, added red and yellow stickles and covered the trees with clear wink of stella.

i’m also playing along with these christmas themed challenges:

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Chalet Christmas Card

i’m almost finished all the christmas projects i’ve been working on; hopefully i’ll be done by next week.

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this is the card that i made a set of for my dad; his only request was for a ‘peace on earth’ sentiment so i chose this cling mount one from magenta. the chalet is a nellie snellen image that stamps beautifully; i coloured it with pencil crayons and for the first time i used a blue pan pastel for the sky.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Stamping Sensations – one layer christmas cards
Happy Little Stampers CAS November – Christmas – must be Clean and Simple
Noor! Designs UK November – Winter

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Gilded Leaves

happy thanksgiving to my american friends. i love using gilding flakes for leaves, even if they are a bit delicate to work with; no sneezing near this stuff.

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i die cut the paper smooches foliage 1 leaves from black glossy paper, added the flakes and attached the panel to a sheet of memory box autumn themed paper bought years ago. the memory box a little thanks was also die cut from the black glossy paper.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Paper Smooches – Fall
Memory Box – Thank You cards
The Rubber Buggy – Challenge #6 Theme: Thanksgiving, Thank You, Blessed, Grateful

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Flower Power Reminder for Penny Black And More

you still have plenty of time to share your floral beauties with us this month for the flower power theme at the penny black and more challenge.

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since I’m short on time, working on Christmas creations, my card was very quick and easy.

this pretty floral image is a sticker from the penny black #10-147 Collage Flowers sheet; I actually made a set of cards using the sheet but I didn’t have time to take pics.

remember, you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point, just no digis; the penny black stickers are the only exception to stamping. 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, Marianne Designs.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

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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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