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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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 what 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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Ornamental Christmas Tree

i created one more card just in time for the Taylored Expressions birthday celebration and 9th year sketch challenge:

i made a christmas card for my husband using the tree from the TE baby it’s cold outside stamp set, painted with twinkling H2Os and covered the ornaments with glossy accents. i used a clear glitter pen on the tree garland dots and coloured the peel off sentiment and holographic dot stickers with permanent markers. the image circle was popped on foam tape for some added dimension.

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Let It Snow

i created a second card for Taylored Expressions birthday celebration and 9th year sketch challenge:

i made a christmas card this time to add to my stash. i painted this cute snowman from the TE baby it’s cold outside stamp set with twinkling H2Os, stamped the sentiment from the same set and popped the circle on foam tape. i added clear wink of stella to the white stripes on the scarf and the dots on the hat, glossy accents to the buttons and white flocking to the cuff of the hat.

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Get Ready For Christmas at Penny Black And More

it’s never too early to get ready for christmas and that’s what we’re doing this month at the penny black and more challenge.

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this is an older penny black stamp called 2993F xmas snail that i’ve painted with twinkling H2Os, mixing paint colours to coordinate with the paper and added flower soft to the hat.

you can use any company’s stamp for your focal point, as long as it’s hand stamped – 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, Swedish House Crafts and Rare Earth.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

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

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Silly Squirrels

i’m playing along with the Impression Obsession challenge and its ‘so very thankful’ theme.

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i used the IO Dies: leafy branch DIE055-N (pretend it’s a tree), and squirrel set DIE213-D and painted everything with twinkling H2Os. the squirrels and acorns are popped on foam tape and the sentiment is from the More Basic Greetings CL549 clear set. i attached the watercolour paper panel to an A2 card base and this card goes to my husband.

we have these silly squirrels racing around our back yard to find hiding spots for food only i’m not sure they’re the same squirrels that find it.

i’m also submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp, where Anything Goes and Shopping Our Stash #318 Your Favorite Season – mine is fall for the cooler temperatures, the colours, hot chocolate and baking comfort food. :)

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This Is Huge

i made this card for my daughter, who i’m so proud of; she’s worked hard to reach a goal that will enable her to continue her studies because she was way above the cut off mark.

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i painted this happy Art Impressions stamp, appropriately called this is huge with twinkling H2Os and also painted the background after i stamped the hero arts stamp and heat embossed it. i used one of the sentiments on the front and the other on the inside – you did it!

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Santa Hedgy For Rudolph Days

it’s time for the august rudolph days challenge to make at least one christmas card on the 25th of every month so you’ll avoid that last minute rush to create holiday cards; ‘anything goes’ is always the theme.

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this penny black hedgy is having fun playing santa. i painted with twinkling H2Os, added flower soft to his hat, stickles for snow and some memory box lower case alphabet letters. the snowflake paper is printed paper. another fun to make holiday card for my stash.

the challenge runs until the end of the month so be sure to visit the blog for more inspiration and to check out the simple rules.

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

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Cute Koala

i had fun creating this card for the reverse confetti challenge and its august sketch for you to try:reverse confetti sketch challenge august 2017copyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com reverse confetti koala-2

i painted the background, cute koala and tree branches with twinkling H2Os and then fussy cut the branches and popped the image on foam tape. i stamped the small flowers from the same set, die cut with circle dies and also painted them with twinks. i finished it off with stickles to the flower centres.

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Penny Black And More Mid August All Creatures

i’m sharing my mid month DT card for the august penny black and more challenge.

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i painted with twinkling H2Os, used the adorable penny black hugs! mice and two penny black dies: heart string and sending love. i rarely make cards this bright, but it’s summer and i was in the mood to use my least favourite colour – orange, usually reserved for autumn card making.

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, Crafts U Love, Sizzix.

visit the blog for some creative inspiration by my teamies.

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IO Sailboats and IO Sale

i’m playing along with  the Impression Obsession challenge and this was a tough one for me: orange and turquoise. wow. after a couple of failed attempts, i managed to complete a card.

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i painted washes with orange and turquoise twinkling H2Os, cut and painted the IO sailboats and stamped the IO take time sentiment.

i was happy to have won the gift certificate from the last challenge and i found some fabulous sentiment sets in the 50% clearance sale; it’s worth checking out.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Add a Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – NAUTICAL
Dies R Us #79 – Anything Goes

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Christmas Trees

i had some trees that wouldn’t quite fit on the christmas card so i used them to create a christmas tag.

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i painted the sky and trees from the Essentials by Ellen Home & Hearth die set by Julie with twinkling H2Os and stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle Retro Ornaments set. to finish it off, i added stickles to the stars and centres of the snowflakes in the sentiment.

i’m also submitting this to the august mix it up challenge at ellen hutson to pair EH with Avery Elle products.

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All Creatures At Penny Black And More

it’s time for a new theme for august at the penny black and more challenge and this time we’d like to see all creatures great and small.

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i had a lot of fun painting these little mice; the penny black image, 1649k surprise, is a wood mount stamp. of course i painted everything with twinkling H2Os and added bits of yellow stickles.

to play along, you can use any company’s hand stamped image for your focal point; 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, and Sizzix.

visit the blog to see what kind of creatures the rest of the team used.

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