More Circles At Penny Black And More

it’s time for my mid month DT post for the Penny Black and More challenge where we are going in circles.

Penny Black mice dandelions copyright linda snailzpace.com-1

i painted these little mice from the penny black ‘make a wish’ set with twinkling H2Os and added glitter to the dandelions. the designer paper is memory box from my stash that i really need to start using up.

remember, to play along, the focal point has to be hand stamped and incorporate circles to be eligible for one of the prizes from our generous sponsors.

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Happy Thoughts

i either haven’t been well or haven’t had much time lately to create so i made a quick and easy note card.

happy thoughts copyright linda snailzpace.com

i’m playing along with the Impression Obsession challenge theme of flowers for friends and i’ve used these impression obsession stamps:  sentiment A8169 and riding pretty CL255, coloured with coloured pencils and some pink glitter.

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Going In Circles At Penny Black And More

since it’s the first sunday of a new month, we have a new theme at the Penny Black and More challenge: Going In Circles.

Penny Black kitties umbrella copyright linda snailzpace.com-1

i painted these cats from the penny black Furry Affection clear stamp set with twinkling H2Os, attached the panel to a marianne design circle and layered it up.

remember to be eligible for a prize from the generous sponsors, your creation must have a hand stamped focal point, although it can be any company’s image.

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Pop Up Prezzies

it’s time for the february rudolph days challenge, hosted by maureen (scrappymo), where we create holiday cards every month instead of waiting until the last minute mail date.

penny black christmas teddy front copyright linda snailzpace.com

i painted this cute bear from a new penny black set with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper and added glitter to the snow on the top of the letters. i sponged the tree and used permanent markers to colour the clear gems, stamped the dots in white ink on red cardstock, cut it into a circle and attached it to a doily die cut circle. to finish off the card i added pop up prezzies using designer paper, card stock and my scor-pal. (see end of post).

as always it’s an anything goes theme and the challenge ends the last day of the month.

i’d like to submit this card to the Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #56 February ANYTHING GOES.

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card stock pop up mechanism:

there are pop up dies to avoid measuring and cutting into paper but the cut layer needs to attach to the inside of a card to somewhat cover the cut areas. i wanted an easier method and these mechanisms that have been around for a while can be used directly on the inside of a card.

1/2″ x 2 1/2″ card stock, scored every half inch with tape on the end section to attach to the first section for a basic square that would extend a pop up 1/2″ away from the card fold.

for pop ups that would extend further out, like 3/4″, adjust measurements: 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ scored at 3/4″, 1 1/4″, 2″, 2 1/2″.

the difference between the 1/2″ and 3/4″ extensions; attached with tape to the back and bottom sections.

for my card sample, i wanted a row of prezzies so instead of creating three mechanisms, i created one: 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, scored 4 times at 1/2″.

the one piece pop up mechanism:

any questions, contact me.

supplies:

stamp: penny black bear, hero arts snow dots, clearly besotted sentiment and paw
dies: impression obsession tree, impression obsession stitched presents, taylored expressions bow, marianne design doily

Three Tags For Penny Black And More

just a little reminder that there is still time to play along with us at the Penny Black and More challenge and the february theme of anything goes with the option of a tag.

i made three tags since they were quick and easy. i used coloured pencils and the cupcake and sentiment from the penny black party time clear stamp set, die cut with the lawn fawn say what? critter tag die set and added glitter to the icing.

remember, you can use any hand stamped image as your focal point to be eligible for a prize from our generous sponsors: Penny Black and Crafts U Love; if you do make a tag you’ll be entered twice.

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In The Pink Note Cards

i finally have a bit of time to create, although my project is a quick and easy one.

impression obsession bunny notes copyright linda snailzpace.com-1

the current impression obsession challenge is In The Pink! i made a set of note cards featuring this adorable IO bunny (B20551), painted with twinkling H2Os on hp watercolour paper, and a sentiment from the IO More Basic Greetings (CL549) clear stamp set. to finish them off, i sponged the circle edges with distress ink.

i’m also playing along with:
Simon Says Wednesday – Black, White and one Colour
Stamping Sensations – All Things Bright & BEAUtiful

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More Monster Hugs

i created a second monster hugs card for the current Impression Obsession challenge theme: It’s All About Love!

IO monster pink copyright linda snailzpace.com-1

i painted a different monster from the Impression Obsession Monster Mash stamp set (CL886) with twinkling H2Os on hot press watercolour paper and brayered the embossed background with distress inks; i painted the hugs sentiment too (DIE516-A).

i’m also playing along with:
The Paper Players – #427 Love is in the Air
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes – use Impression Obsession as an option
Challenge Up Your Life – #105 – Love
Allsorts – #505 Love

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Tag It At Penny Black And More

it’s the first sunday of a new month so we have a new theme for you to play along with at the Penny Black and More challenge: Anything goes with the option of Tags.

i’ve painted a cute mouse from the penny black santa’s helpers stamp set with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper; i also painted the purple ombre on the frame and the ribbon.

remember, you can use any hand stamped image as your focal point to be eligible for a prize from our generous sponsors: Penny Black and Crafts U Love.

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Snow Hearts

the current lawn fawnatics challenge theme is LOTS OF LOVE!

lawn fawn penguin hearts copyright linda snailzpace.com-1

i painted these cute lawn fawn Snow Cool penguins with twinkling H2Os on hot press watercolour paper, die cut from coordinating dies, and popped them on foam tape to a distress ink sponged background. i did stamp the snowflakes with white ink and attached hearts from the Say What? Gift Tags die set and snowflakes from the mini snowflake die set. i stamped the sentiment from the Snow Cool set in purple ink and added glitter to her hat.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 567 – Valentines
As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Shape or Fold; my favourite shape is the rectangle because it is easily divided into thirds and i usually use two thirds for an image and one third for a sentiment – that’s my comfort zone.

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Monster Hugs

the current Impression Obsession challenge theme is: It’s All About Love!

io monster copyright linda snailzpace.com-1

i bought this impression obsession Monster mash stamp set (CL886) after halloween but i really wanted to use him so i paired him with the IO hugs DIE516-A. i painted the monster and sentiment with twinkling H2Os on hot press watercolour paper, but i brayered the embossed background with distress inks.

i stamped the inside with a heart from the Handmade (MC146) set, typically used to stamp the back of cards. i forgot to take a pic of that.

i’m also playing along with:
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes and use Impression Obsession as an option
Always Fun Challenges – #95 MONSTERS OR FAIRIES

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Love Is In The Air

this was a quick card to make since i used a pre-made tag from an old kaisercraft pad of paper that i wish was still in production.

memory box heart copyright linda snailzpace.com

i die cut the memory box Pembroke Heart die with white card stock, used markers to colour everything, added yellow enamel dots to the flower centres, red glitter to the berries, and wink of stella to the stems and leaves. i stamped the love sentiment from the poppystamps love never melts set in purple ink.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

memory box challenge: love is in the air
Cut it Up – Must have Die Cuts – HEARTS
Simon Says Wednesday – Hearts
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -Love Is In The Air

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New Beginnings At Penny Black and More

we’re continuing into the new year with a ‘New Beginnings’ theme at the Penny Black And More Challenge and there is still time to join us.

penny black glasses copyright linda snailzpace.com-1

my new beginnings are a change in optometrists and new glasses that i needed but kept putting off since i wasn’t happy with my last pair. i’ve used a new to me mouse image from the penny black ‘especially micey’ clear stamp set that i painted with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper.

remember your focal point must be hand stamped (any company) to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes from this month’s sponsors: Penny Black and Swedish House Crafts.

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Happy 2019

we’re starting off the new year with a ‘New Beginnings’ theme at the Penny Black And More Challenge: (baby, wedding, new job etc)

the new year is about all that’s new for me so far so here’s my creation.

i’ve used a taylored expressions die to create this card and penny black stamps: cute mouse image from the bubbly set, coloured with laurentian coloured pencils, stars from the crystalline set, stamped in versarmark, and the happy new year from the winter magic set. i added red mirri numbers and a few sparkles.

playing along is simple: your focal point must be hand stamped (any company) to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes from this month’s sponsors: Penny Black and Swedish House Crafts.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:
Alphabet Challenge – U IS FOR USE SOME STITCHING – REAL OR FAUX; obviously mine is faux because i rarely sewed such a straight line
As You Like It Challenge Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts #278 Celebrations
Kleuren Met Potloden December – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers #27- Anything Goes

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Winter Wonderland

i’m playing along with the LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 43 – WONDERFUL WINTER and this inspiration image and colour palette:

i painted these adorable snow people from the lawn fawn ready, set, snow set with my new winsor & newton watercolour markers on hot pressed watercolour paper. the trees from the same stamp set were stamped in grey ink, die cut with coordinating dies and some were popped on foam tape.

i painted the snow cones from the lawn fawn snow cool set, glued them together to form a heart and popped them on foam tape too.

i sponged the sky with distress inks and added glitter to the cones, pom pom and trees.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:

As You Like It Challenge Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon #478 Hey Newbie! Something New: the coordinating dies for this lawn fawn stamp set and the nuvo glitter
Simon Says Wednesday Something New: the coordinating dies for this lawn fawn stamp set and the nuvo glitter

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Very Quick Christmas Cards

happy 2019! i don’t make new year resolutions; do you? i keep an ongoing list of attainable goals so i can feel a sense of accomplishment, like creating, staying focused, and eating more healthy foods.

since i’m one who enjoys making christmas cards year round, i’m playing along with the new Impression Obsession Challenge theme of Holiday Greetings!

IO trees copyright linda snailzpace.com

this is a clean and simple design and very quick to make so i created a set of eight cards. the IO tree image (E7724) and the IO sentiment (winter trees CL98) were stamped on the front with VersaFine Clair Shady Lane, which i love, and i used another sentiment from the winter trees CL98 set on the inside.

i’m also playing along with the Alphabet Challenge where T IS FOR TREES

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Holly Prezzie

i used my scor-pal to create this different style of box for a christmas prezzie.

flap lid box copyright linda snailzpace.com

i followed this tutorial; this lid tucks in behind the poinsettia that was die cut from red cardstock and i added some glitter glue.

i’m playing along with the Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #55 December Anything Goes Christmas.

wishing everyone a peaceful holiday season and the best of everything for 2019!

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Christmas Bunny

i made this card for a friend who has a bunny that is a little diva so i had to give her a pink jacket and a purple sled.christmas bunny copyright linda snailzpace.com-1

i sponged the sky and poppystamps sentiment with distress inks and painted the memory box bunny and sled with twinkling H2Os, die cut with coordinating dies; i added glitter to the sled and the sky.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

as you like it challenge – Favourite Christmas Animal (and why?) it was difficult to choose a favourite christmas animal because i love so many, but bunnies are my favourite, this year anyway. bunnies are so adorable and i love stamps that illustrate how entertaining they can be.

addicted to stamps – #169 Christmas Non Traditional Colours

memory box – #44- Holiday Sparkle and Shine

poppystamps – #51 Merry & Bright

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Traditional Christmas At Penny Black And More

this is my mid month creation for the penny black and more challenge where the theme is Traditional Christmas (reds, golds, greens).

penny black snow man ornament copyright linda snailzpace.com-1

i painted this cute tiny snowman from the Penny Black christmas every day set with twinkling H2Os, added some glitter and snow.

remember your focal point must be hand stamped (any company) to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes from this month’s sponsors: Penny Black, Heartfelt Creations stamps, and a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image.

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12 Tags Of Christmas With A Feminine Twist 2018 Day 9

i did it; i have 12 tags and your inbox can take a break.

the day 9 theme for the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 Challenge is my favourite:

Day 9 Twelve Tags Ellen Hutson 2018 copyright linda snailzpace.com-1-1

Kelly’s tag inspired me with the whimsical foxes and bright pretty colours. i painted a wash on hot pressed watercolour paper with my own custom colour of twinkling H2Os and then painted the penny black mice with the twinks as well.

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12 Tags Of Christmas With A Feminine Twist 2018 Day 5

the day 5 theme for the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 Challenge is:

Day 5 Twelve Tags Ellen Hutson 2018 copyright linda snailzpace.com-1

Therese’s tag inspired me; i love the trees, especially the pink one with the raised dots. i die cut impression obsession trees from green glitter paper, attached them to white glitter paper and added some holographic peel off dots, some coloured with permanent markers.

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12 Tags Of Christmas With A Feminine Twist 2018 Day 8

the day 8 theme for the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 Challenge is:

Day 8 Twelve Tags Ellen Hutson 2018 copyright linda snailzpace.com-1-1-1

Sharon’s tag inspired me; i love the bird image with the greenery and her fussy cutting is amazing. of course with my hands, that would pose a problem so i used a coordinating die for my stampendous bird image; the holly are die cut too. i painted with twinkling H2Os, sponged a background with distress inks and added some pink and gold frantage.

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12 Tags Of Christmas With A Feminine Twist 2018 Day 10

the day 10 theme for the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 Challenge is:

Day 10 Twelve Tags Ellen Hutson 2018 copyright linda snailzpace.com-1-1

Julie’s tag inspired me; i love her mittens, the turquoise and the snowflakes added to the wrapping paper. i die cut these tiny poppystamps mittens from leftover alcohol ink backgrounds i made for my day 1 tag. i added snowflake stickers and stamped the sentiment. i might add white twine to the blue ribbon later when i have more time.

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12 Tags Of Christmas With A Feminine Twist 2018 Day 4

the day 4 theme for the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 Challenge is:

Day 4 Twelve Tags Ellen Hutson 2018 copyright linda snailzpace.com

Justine’s tag inspired me with the cute critters in a circle. i rarely heat emboss and never with images so i heat embossed the snowflake background and the sentiment. everything was painted with tombow markers on hot pressed watercolour paper and popped on foam tape.

i’m also playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 42 – Winter Holiday.

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12 Tags Of Christmas With A Feminine Twist 2018 Day 3

the day 3 theme for the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 Challenge is:

kelly marie’s tag inspired me with all the glitter so i used plenty on my tag. i started by creating my northern lights, then die cut the lawn fawn stitched circle tag and with double sided adhesive i covered it in glitter. i added more glitter to the rooftops and trees and painted everything with tombow markers on hot pressed watercolour paper and used coordinating lawn fawn dies. all the windows, doors and clock were coated with a clear glaze pen and all the images were popped on foam tape.

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12 Tags Of Christmas With A Feminine Twist 2018 Day 2

i wasn’t able to start creating tags on day 1 because i wasn’t feeling well so i may have to double up on my posts if i’m to get them all done; i apologize in advance if you’re inundated with emails.

the day 2 theme for the Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 Challenge is:

be inspired by this Pinterest piece:

Day 2 Twelve Tags Ellen Hutson 2018 copyright linda snailzpace.com

Carissa’s tag inspired me; i loved her white ink sentiment stamping on black, the sparkle gems and the greenery. i stamped the penny black text background, heat embossed with white embossing powder, added a poinsettia sponged with green distress ink and some green gems. i used a penny black stencil on the kraft edge which i accidentally sponged over when i tried to move the stencil but i liked it so it was a happy accident.

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12 Tags Of Christmas With A Feminine Twist 2018 Day 1

this is the fifth year i’ve created tags for the annual Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2018 Challenge and it’s an event that i love playing along with.

the day 1 theme is:

Day 1 Twelve Tags Ellen Hutson 2018 copyright linda snailzpace.com

Carolyn’s tag inspired me; i love how she divided up her tag into sections and i really liked the pink so i started with pink alcohol ink on glossy white paper but then i added purple and gold so more of those show. the watercolour paper poinsettia was smooshed into gold twinkling H2Os on a craft mat and the sentiment finished it off.  i had to photograph this off to the side because of the purple mirri paper reflections.

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Autumn Shadow Box

i thought i better make another shadow box before i forget how.

autumn leaves inside.copyright linda snailzpace.com

the current impression obsession challenge is autumn colours so i used the Autumn Mosaic verse (D5529) on the front, and randomly stamped leaves and acorns in versamark from a clear stamp set, Wreaths & Garlands Fall & Winter (CL84).

i got a bit carried away with the inside but that’s what i see from my window; branches with squirrels scurrying up, down and all over.

The squirrels and acorns were die cut (DIE213-D), then painted with twinkling H2Os, attached to the picket fence (DIE206-V) and the leafy branches (DIE055-N) were added after they were sponged with distress inks.

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Christmas Shadow Box Card

i made my first shadow box card with my scor-pal and it was fun to create! i’m playing along with the LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 41 – SHAPED CARDS which ends in 7 hours.

i followed jennifer mcguire’s video tutorial and i kept the front of the card clean and simple, masking words from the say what? christmas critters to fit with the merry from the happy happy happy add on die cut from a piece of tree paper in the lawn fawn really rainbow christmas 6 x 6 paper; the thin dotted strip is from the same paper pad and it was attached to a lime green base.

i painted this cute teddy with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper and die cut using the coordinating die; the stitched circle tag die was used to create an ornament window and i added a small bow. i used blue distress inks and oxide inks to create the sky, splattered with water.

i’m also playing along with the Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #55 December Anything Goes Christmas.

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lawn fawn products used:
oh what fun stamp set & coordinating die
stitched circle tags
say what? christmas critters (sentiments)
happy happy happy add on die (merry)