Anything Goes Continues At Penny Black And More

we’re halfway through this month’s anything goes theme at the penny black and more challenge blog so i created an easter card for my daughter and of course it had to feature bunnies.

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i painted these cute penny black ‘egg hunting’ bunnies with Twinkling H2Os and painted the stripes with Sennelier watercolour paints.

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, Marianne Designs, Fantastic Ribbons, and Chalkola.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

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

HLS March Watercolour Challenge – anything goes
Card Mania #90 – Pastel Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge #150 – Dots and/or Stripes

thanks for popping by.

Happy Easter

I designed this card for Cuddly Buddly using an adorable image and sentiment from the clear stamps spring release – Toby Tumble’s Easter Day.

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this was so much fun to colour; i water coloured the image and die cut flower with twinkling H2Os and Winsor & Newton watercolour paints and the pretty purple papers are Cuddly Buddly digi papers.

Kim’s Digi Papers – A Portfolio of Papers – Berry 
Leane Creatief Cutting Dies – Small Flowers & Leaves
Studio Light Paper Pad – 6×6 #14 (green mat)

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
ABC Challenge ‘E is for Exceptionally Cute’
Animal Friends Challenge # 23 Easter (Image must have animal)
Card Mania # 66 Spring
One Crazy Stamper Anything goes
Little Red Wagon – #280 Cute,Cute,Cute
Stempelgarten Challenge – Spring
30 Day Colouring Challenge – the daily marker/kathy racoosin
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check out the Cuddly Buddly blog for some very creative projects that feature more Cuddly Buddly stamps and visit the Cuddly Buddly facebook page for more news.

thanks for popping by.

Sweet Chicks

it’s time for a new challenge theme at the house of cards and this month we’d like to see some creations with enamel dots, a fun product i’ve not used before.

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for my DT card, i water coloured one of the chick images from the penny black chick to chick clear set with twinkling H2Os and added turquoise and yellow dots; the banners were included in the paper pad – my mind’s eye ‘the sweetest thing.’

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check out the blog for a video on how to make your own enamel dots and for links to all the design team members for some very inspiring projects.

i hope you’ll join us at the house!

thanks for popping by.

A Spring Chick

it’s not quite spring, (almost!) but it is the first sunday of march so time for a new challenge theme at penny black and more and it’s blossoms and bows!

for my DT card, i used one of the chicks from the penny black clear stamp set chick to chick.

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as usual, i water coloured with twinkling H2Os, rounded the image panel corners and popped it on foam tape.

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 so i hope you’ll come and play along. visit the blog for some fabulous creations by my teamies.

thanks for popping by.

Easter Bunny

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making a tent card has been on my ‘must try this’ list for some time and i finally got around to making one; i followed beate’s tutorial and liked her window card so much that i borrowed that idea too. i’m submitting this to the cheery lynn designs challenge for their anything goes theme this week since i used two cheery lynn designs dies: the nesting egg dies and grass border. i added some pink to the bunny’s ears, a black dot for his eye and a white pom pom to his tail.

i’m also playing along with simply create too #59 no digis or stamped images.

every year i mention how bunnies should not be purchased for easter unless someone is willing to make a ten year commitment, so it’s time for another round of awareness with easter approaching.

A-rabbit-is-for-lifethanks for popping by.

 

Flowers For You

digistamp boutique easter bunny
i watercoloured this adorable digistamp boutique bunny image with twinkling H2Os, added stickles to the flower centres and flower soft to the tail.

i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
digistamp boutique march competition
papertake weekly: sketchie free for all and i used sketch No. 79
simply create too: No.58 easter or use bunnies
addicted to stamps and more: No. 88 holiday
graph’it colour crazy: springtime pastels
brown sugar: No. 87 easter

thanks for popping by.

Egg-cited For Spring

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even though more snow is predicted, i am trying to shift into spring so i thought an easter card with bright colours might help. i coloured everything with twinkling H2Os, added flower soft to the cuffs and tail and i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
kraftin’ kimmie wonderful wednesday anything goes challenge
my favorite things palette colour challenge for march
stamp and create  ready for spring
as you like it – favourite colouring medium and why: watercolouring, usually with distress ink pads and/or twinkling H2Os, is the easiest medium for me because it requires less pressure on my wrist and hands, which doesn’t aggravate my RA. painting images is so relaxing that i sometimes lose track of time when i’m ‘in the zone.’

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Make Mine Chocolate!

chocolate easter bunny with pink bow on an egg shaped card in spring pastel colours
welcome to a new follower! since my daughter rescued two bunnies a couple of years ago, i’ve come to realize just how smart these adorable little creatures are, but i’ve also learned they can be very fragile and need a lot of attention. unfortunately for some bunnies, especially at easter, they’re adopted into homes where little is known about their requirements and they suffer as a result. i made this in support of the make mine chocolate! campaign, dedicated to combating the impulse buying of bunnies and educating the public.

i’m submitting this card to these challenges:
cheery lynn designs – spring (i missed last week’s easter challenge, but bunnies can be spring themed too, right?)
die cuttin divas – use a bunny
charisma cards challenges!!! – die cuts
cute card thursday – easter parade
little red wagon – easter
the ribbon carousel – spring is in the air

thanks for popping by.

Easter Bunny

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i made this card for my daughter; she has two bunnies and this hero arts bunny stamp reminds me of her bigger bunny, although they’re both adorable and very smart. i coloured with distress inks and twinkling H2Os, added glitter to bits of the egg and flower centre and flower soft to the tail. i’m submitting this card to the spring/easter themes of these challenges: hero artscrafty calendar, word play saturday and oozak. thanks for popping by. 

Make Mine Chocolate Too!


i made this for my daughter; she has two sweet and smart bunnies – they come when called by name, respond to certain words like ‘food’ and the older one gives kisses when asked. as adorable as they are, they do require a lot of time and effort, so i support the make mine chocolate! campaign: rabbits should only be adopted if you’re ready for a huge commitment that can last up to 10 years or so! live bunnies aren’t for easter! enjoy chocolate bunnies instead!

i’m submitting this card to the joanna sheen – spring/easter challenge and the cutie pie – think pink with rabbits theme. thanks for popping by.

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Hedgie’s Egg Haul

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i can hardly believe that it’s been a year since i started playing along with the penny black saturday challenge.  i’ve been pushed outside my comfort zone at times, but it has helped me grow as a stamper.  this week’s theme is easter extravaganza and i think this hedgie image fits perfectly; i just can’t decide if he’s found all those eggs or if he’s going to help to hide them. :)  i watercoloured the image, die cut it and popped it on foam dots; added a ribbon, button and sentiment tag and it was done.  i’m also submitting this to the stampin’ royalty challenge to watercolour and the monthly splitcoaststampers fan club challenge.   thanks for popping by.