Kraft Christmas Card For Rudolph Days Challenge

can you believe it? it’s time for the monthly Rudolph Days Challenge, hosted by Maureen at scrappymo’s, and it’s my turn to encourage you to create your holidays cards on a monthly basis.

Kraft Christmas card featuring Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer copyright linda snialzpace.com

this was a fairly QAE (quick and easy) creation; I spent most of my time sponging brushed corduroy distress ink around Rudolph, CZ Design, the edge border and the sentiment, all of which was cut from Kraft cardstock. I LOVE the Taylored Expressions Snow Day background stamp – it has a variety of detailed snowflakes and dots and it’s a good quality red rubber stamp. I used hero arts white pigment ink and just let it air dry while I cut Rudolphs – I’ll have a set of 8 when I’m done; I ran out of time to finish by this post. I added cranberry stickles to the nose on the left but it was much easier for my hands to just cut the nose on the right from red glitter cardstock.

I hope to see you join the challenge over at Maureen’s where you can enter for a chance to win a lovely prize.

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Happy World Bee Day!

wow. it’s been a month since I posted here and I certainly haven’t been as busy as a bee; health issues sidelined me so I appreciate any amount of time I can ‘bee’ creative. :)

it’s World Bee Day – from the UN website:

To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.

The goal is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing countries.

my daughter gave me a box of Bee Friendly seeds for Mother’s Day to attract bees; they’re cuter when they leave me alone and just go about their buzziness.

I made these mother/daughter coin pouches featuring some sweet bees and sentiments:

bee coin pouches copyright Linda snailzpace.com

thanks to an excellent video tutorial by Jan Howell, I created my initial labels for my hand sewn projects.

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Bunny Bookmark

I was a lucky random winner for the Waffle Flower March Challenge Week 3 so guess what I found? bunnies!

corner bookmark featuring bunny and books

my daughter says she’s well stocked for bookmarks but she keeps getting more textbooks so I keep making more. the April week 3 Waffle Flower Challenge Theme is ‘sew fun’ – add a stitching detail so I stitched around the edge. I masked the book pile to stamp the bunny, both from the Waffle Flower Books and Coffee set, and painted everything with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper. this is lovingly made, not perfectly made because it was my first attempt at sewing on cardstock.

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Floral Thank You Card Set

you might remember that I made two thank you cards to add to my stash. then my daughter let me know that she needed some for her profs so I made her this set of four:

set of four floral thank you cards copyright linda snailzpace.com

she really likes the floral image from the waffle flower ‘A Little Note’ set so I used it again and again painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper and die cut with the coordinating die.

I’m playing along with the Waffle Flower Challenge week 3 – watercoloured florals.

four floral thank you cards copyright linda snailzpace.com

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Peace For Rudolph Days March 2021

I’m sharing my DT creations for the Rudolph Days Challenge, hosted by Maureen at her blog.

Christmas cards featuring peace die cut sentiment with embossed holly background copyright Linda snailzpace.com

I used this beautiful Penny Black peace die, a gift from Maureen for being a DT member, to cut green cardstock and sponged it with distress inks: shabby shutters, pine needles and chipped sapphire. I added red gloss gems, no longer available but they measure 3 mm. to finish the card, I used the taylored expressions holly embossing folder and lightly brayered with brushed corduroy distress ink.

like so many dies, I thought this one was versatile so I die cut with matte gold foil paper, coloured the berries with the only two spectrum noir markers I have and added the smallest Marianne design rhinestones that I coloured with permanent markers. the card stock is actually dark teal and I added a matte gold border to finish it off.

the rules are so simple and there’s a chance to win a generous prize from maureen so why not get a head start on holiday cards; or keep adding to your pile of cards so there’ll be no last minute rush.

I’m playing along with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for March and the Anything Goes option.

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Have A Good Sleep

it’s world sleep day, “an annual, global call to action about the importance of healthy sleep.”

I don’t think these little guys have any sleep issues.

painted sloth bookmarks

I fussy cut the mama elephant sloth agenda characters, painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper. they were attached to green striped bases, cut with the mama elephant bookmark dies and stamped sentiments from the mama elephant good reads stamp set. the stack of books images is from the book worm set.

I’m playing along with these challenges:

Art Impressions Stamp Challenge #303 Itty Bitty
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Way To Cut Your Image (& Why) I like to fussy cut, but only if I use my arthritis-friendly tonic spring loaded scissors and because I can decide how much of a border I do or do not want to have.

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Thank You Notes

I never seem to have enough thank you cards but the Waffle Flower Challenges week 2 with the spring theme inspired me to create two cards to build my stash.

hand painted floral thank you cards; one pink and one blue using waffle flower stamps

I stamped the flowers from the ‘A Little Note’ set on Arches hot press watercolour paper, cut with the coordinating die and painted with twinkling H2Os. I stamped the sentiments from the same set and popped the florals with foam tape. such a dull day; I can’t wait for sunnier spring days!

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Tempting Turnips

such a classic layout for the LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 95 – CARD SKETCH but it took me a long time to come up with an idea; just in time for today’s deadline.

lawn fanatics sketch challenge

bunny card copyright linda snailzpace.com

fun fact: bunnies can eat turnips but only as an occasional treat.

I painted the bunnies and turnips with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, added cotton ball white flocking to bunnies’ tails and popped them on foam tape. the most difficult thing was photographing this card that’ll fit into a 5 x 7 envelope – larger than I usually create; but what are challenges for?

I’m also submitting this card to the As You Like It Challenge Favourite Reason To Send A Card (& Why): I love sending cards to brighten someone’s day, as in a good old fashioned snail mail creation.

Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Snow Day stamps and coordinating dies (bunnies)
So Much To Say (sentiments)
Stitched Garden Border (turnip)
Tiny Gift Box Bunny Add On (grass mound)
Slide On Over Circles (smallest die)
Spring Fling 6 x 6 paper pad

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Dear Santa

my DT post for the Rudolph Days Challenge is every other month so I’m off this month but still making Christmas cards.

christmas card featuring teddy writing letter to Santa copyright Linda snailzpace.com

this one features a cute Penny Black wood stamp image of teddy writing to Santa (retired). I painted with twinkling H2Os, added a sentiment and attached everything to some festive doodlebug papers.

I’m playing along with these challenges:
Rudolph Days Challenge holidaymakers creations 25th of every month
Little Red Wagon #590 Teddies
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Anything Goes + optional: Paper Piecing

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Otterly Adorable

Joey, the world’s most famous otter, provided entertainment through a live stream of his growth at the Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in Vancouver last summer; he has his own youtube channel and now a special edition face mask featuring his image.

A friend gave me mini wobbles for Christmas so Joey came to mind – he sure can wriggle!

three cards featuring lawn fawn otter copyright Linda snailzpace.com

I started with painting the die cut Lawn Fawn stitched simple wavy borders, taped to a circle, and added a mat that was attached to some stonework paper. I painted the Lawn Fawn Winter Otter with twinkling H2Os, stamped the heart from the same stamp set, fussy cut and mounted them on mini wobbles. the sentiment is from the same small set and I added die cut Lawn Fawn mini snowflakes.

I’m submitting these cards to the LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 94 – WHAT’S THE WEATHER? It’s sunny, which will hopefully melt all the snow. If you need something to warm your heart, check out Joey.

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Happy Rudolph Days January 2021

it’s a new year and we’re here at the Rudolph Days Challenge, hosted by Maureen, to inspire you to create holiday cards every month to avoid the stress of not being ready for mailing deadlines.

this month I’m featuring a beautiful Tattered Lace bow die set, a DT gift from Maureen, that I had a lot of fun with.

first up is a tag: I cut purple mirri paper with the middle size bow and attached it with just a dot of glue to a square cut from festive doodlebug winter wonderland paper I finished it off with a lawn fawn sentiment and twine.

I cut gold mirri paper with all three dies and attached them to some red plaid paper, leftover from the gnome cards; it’s from a bo bunny paper pad, Christmas Treasures, that measures 6 inches wide and 8 inches long – perfect for those longer style cards. the merry is lawn fawn.

what to do with leftover bits? confetti! I used a toothpick to dot liquid glue in spots and attached the purple mirri bits with a Marvy jewel picker. if you’re looking for a therapeutic activity, this is it; I got a bit absorbed with deciding where the bits would go. I used the same lawn fawn die set for the happy, also cut from purple mirri for this 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch card.

the rules are simple: just submit one Christmas creation for a chance to win a generous prize from Maureen and leave a comment on her blog.

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Thanks Doc

I wanted to thank one of my medical specialists for doing telephone interviews every 6 months instead of just cancelling my appointments as one did.

thank you doctor card copyright Linda S snailzpace.com

I used the waffle flower frontline heroes 1 stamp set directly on Kraft and used colour pencils; the hamster was stamped on Arches hot press watercolour paper, painted with twinkling H2Os, fussy cut and popped on foam tape. I finished it off with a blue border on a white card base.

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Welcome 2021!

this taylored expressions’ big grumpy sentiment sums up how I feel about this year.

happy 2021 bear card copyright linda snailzpace.com

the sentiment is one of several freebies to download; this is my favourite. I fussy cut the printed sentiment to add to the stamped grumpy that was painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper. I die cut a card base with a fold on the top between the ears so it can stand up. I added the confetti with fine tip markers – very therapeutic.

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Snow Bun Fun

this is the card that I made a set of eight for my daughter to send to her fellow animal lovers for the holidays.

santa and snow bunnies card 👮‍♀️ right Linda snailzpace.comy

I have to thank Keeway for this design; I loved her card but i made mine a bit smaller so i could just focus on bunnies. the sky was sponged and the bunnies were painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, fussy cut and popped on foam tape.

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 11

I did it! this is my last tag, day 11, for Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge.

December 11 – Deck the Halls with Kelly Griglione. Kelly wanted to see one of two choices and I chose: 1) be inspired by the title of the song and “deck” out your tags with pine branches, holly, berries, etc.

I cut the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas holly die from Kraft card stock that was stamped with the Penny Black Christmas words background. I layered the negative cut piece over another piece of kraft, sponged the hollyhocks with distress inks, shaped the leaves, and inlaid the images. I added stickles to just the tops of the berries, sponged the edges and sprayed all over with Imagine gold sheer shimmer spray. it’s finished off with a gold ribbon through the hanger, again from the Ellen Hutson shaker globe die set.

holly tag on Kraft copyright linda snailzpace.com

so much inspiration, as always, but I ran out of time to make any more for the fun challenge.

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 12 Part Two

day 12 of of Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge.

December 12 – 12 Days of Christmas with Julie Ebersole. Julie’s tags inspired me with her foiling technique; yay, I can foil! I watched the video and learned what I’ve been doing wrong. I painted this tiny bird for a partridge in a pear tree from the mama elephant holidays bitties set with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, die cut matte gold foil card stock with a lawn fawn winter tiny tags ornament die and foiled the berries with red foil.

a partridge in a pear tree tag copyright linda snailzpace.com

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 12

this is my tag for day 12 of of Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge.

December 12 – 12 Days of Christmas with Julie Ebersole. Julie’s tags inspired me with her clean and simple design, along with the lyrics three French hens. I I started bypass paining the background with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, then the birds and then the bias binding with the same paints. i used stickles on the pom poms and added a mama elephant sentiment from the mini merry messages stamp set.

three French hens tag copyright linda snailzpace.com

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 10

day 10 of Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge.

December 10 – Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer with Adelina Starace. I was inspired by the lyrics, ‘But as for me and grandpa we believe.’ I painted this mama elephant reindeer with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, fussy cut and attached it to a brown plaid piece of paper that was die cut with a mama elephant scallop trio tag. I added stickles to the hat and glossy accents to the nose and jingle bell.

mama elephant reindeer tag copying right linda snailzpace.com

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 9 Part 2

my second tag for Day 9 of Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge.

December 9 – Holly Jolly Christmas with Carly Tee Minner. Carly’s bold ‘holly jolly’ tag inspired me, along with the lyrics, to create this second tag featuring a Burl Ives snowman with Rudolph; one of my favourite Christmas shows. The images are Inkadinkado, painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper. I used a mama elephant sentiment on a tag and finished with a green ribbon.

burl ives snowman and Rudolph tag copyright linda snailzpace.com

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 9

my tag for Day 9 of Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge.

December 9 – Holly Jolly Christmas with Carly Tee Minner. Carly’s bold ‘holly jolly’ tag reinforced the lyrics already staying in my head: ‘say hello to friends you know and everyone one you meet.’

snowman tag in green and violet copyright linda snailzpace.com

so I used the mama elephant hello die, layered to make it look like snow on the top edge, added a Penny Black sticker (retired) and I used the same green card stock to cut the hanger, once again from the Ellen Hutson snow globe die. I finished it off with some Lawn Fawn hemp.

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 8

well it’s a good thing the deadline for the tags is December 16. I’m up to Day 8 of Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge.

December 8 – We Wish You a Merry Christmas with Emily Mydlowski. I was inspired by the figgy pudding lyrics, and Ardyth’s tag colours and how the snowmen popped against the background. I painted the Clearly Besotted penguin with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, fussy cut, and attached it to the front of the mama elephant framed tags union square die. I stamped the inside with a Darcie’s sentiment.

holiday tag featuring clearly besotted penguin with figgy pudding copyright Linda snailzpace.com

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 7

I’m up to Day 7 of Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge

December 7 – A Marshmallow World with Heather Meeson. I love the red and white striped snowman hat and scarf on Heather’s tag and that’s what inspired me. I used the Inky Antics marshmallow friends image, painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper and added glossy accents to the straw and red stripes – not exactly arthritis friendly so it’s a bit wobbly. to finish it off, I fussy cut, and attached it to some doodlebug paper on foam tape and added a green bow. the sentiment is from the same set.

marshmallow mug Christmas tag copyright Linda snailzpace.com

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 4

this is my tag for Day 4 of the Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge.

December 4 – Sleigh Ride with Lisa Spangler. I love Lisa’s sleigh with an adorable bunny and how mr. bunny helped during her painting session so I was inspired to add some bunnies to my tag.

I masked off the upper portion of the tag to sponge the background with distress inks; the bottom snow bank was die cut. snowflakes were stamped with hero arts white ink and I added stickles to the edges of the snow banks. I painted the images with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, die cut with coordinating dies and popped them all on foam tape. I added glossy accents to the sleigh trim and stickles to teddy’s hat and finished it off with a sentiment.

two bunnies watching teddy sleigh ride tag copyright linda snailzpace.com

I’m also playing along with the LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 90 – COLOR INSPIRATION: i used the colours on the images.

Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Snow Cool snowflakes stamp
Oh What Fun sleigh
Smooth Sailing bunny and coordinating dies
Tiny Tag Sayings ‘merry wishes’
Stitched Simple Wavy Borders die
Silver Sparkle hemp cord

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 6

my tag for day 6 of Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge.

December 6 – Home for the Holidays with Michele Ferguson. Michelle created a cozy cabin scene and I was ready to use a cabin but the current situation influenced my thoughts – people may not be home for the holidays and may have to spend it wherever they are. This little mouse is cozy in a walnut shell so that’s where my creativity took me.  I painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper and matted with Ellen Hutson essential circles and the hanger from the EH shaker globe die set.

round Christmas mouse tag copyright linda snailzpace.com

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 5

I’m up to day 5 of Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge.

December 5 – White Christmas with Jessica Frost-Ballas. Lisa’s tag inspired me with her polar bear and northern lights. I have all the Daniel Smith paints Lisa used and I was looking forward to trying her technique to create a sky; I love painting skies. But, all my attempts with DS paints and Arches cold press watercolour paper were trashed. My conclusion is that I am too used to painting on Arches hot press watercolour paper and using Twinkling H2Os that have very different characteristics, not to mention my painting style is controlled. While it was fun trying Lisa’s technique, in the end I used my usual twinks and cold press w/c paper to get the result I was ok with.

polar bear tag copyright Linda snailzpace.com

I painted the memory box wood bear stamp with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, fussy cut and popped it on foam tape; it was sprayed all over with imagine sheer shimmer spray clear that doesn’t show.

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 3

I’m up to day 3 of Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge.

December 3 – Here Comes Santa Claus with Therese Calvird. Therese inspired me to use black card stock for the houses instead of my usual white. I used a portion of the mama elephant hilly neighbourhood die and attached sponged yellow card stock behind. I sponged the shadows and sky and added a mama elephant Santa.

santa tag copyright linda snailzpace.com

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 2

I’m trying to catch up on Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge.

mama elephant Lamb on musical background paper tag copyright linda snailzpace.com

December 2 – The Little Drummer Boy with Ardyth Percy-Robb. Ardyth’s tag is whimsical with a gingerbread playing the drum. nothing similar in my stash although I did create a whimsical tag for the phrase, ‘the ox and lamb kept time.’ this mama elephant lamb looked like he would enjoy a beat; plus, I attached a mini wobble to see him in action. I painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper and cut with coordinating dies. I used a sunny studio tag die that includes a die to add a border and the reinforcement; I thought the red glitter was festive.

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12 Tags Of Christmas 2020 Day 1

I’m playing along with Ellen Hutson’s Twelve Tags of Christmas 2020 Challenge for the seventh year; this year’s tags are based on the designers’ favourite holiday songs.

snow globe tag copyright Linda snilazpace.com

December 1 – Silver Bells with Sandy Allnock. Sandy used the Ellen Hutson Shaker Globe and airbrushed a purple sky with buildings in the front of the scene. I used the same die but die cut silver card stock and sponged distress inks for the sky: chipped sapphire and dusty concord. I added snowflakes with a white pen. I used a portion of houses from Elizabeth craft designs die, sponged with chipped sapphire distress ink and added stickles to the rooftops. the windows were cut separately and then I painted shadows on them with twinkling H2Os and a size 0000 watercolour paint brush before adding shine with a clear glaze pen. I added stickles on the snow bank and added two layers of a silver peel off sticker sentiment. finally, I added a white sheer ribbon with a silver thread edge.

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Plum Pudding For Penguin

after creating multi-step cards, it was quite relaxing to just sit and colour this little cutie!

penguin with plum pudding on a Christmas card copyright linda snailzpace.com

this one layer card features one of the cute Clearly Besotted penguins from the Christmas Plushies clear stamp set; I coloured with prismacolour coloured pencils.

I was inspired by these challenges:

Less Is More must be CAS– #433 – Festive One Layer Card
ABC Christmas, – Your Favorite Things/Z for Sleeping – colouring and creating cards with cute critters

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A Pair Of Penguins

this is my design team card for the last Rudolph Days Challenge of 2020; hopefully you have a nice stash of cards ready to go if you’ve been playing along.

I made a heart easel card featuring these adorable penguins from the Evelin T Designs ‘fun in the snow‘ clear stamp set. I painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, fussy cut and popped them on foam tape.I sponged the background, splattered with gesso and then added some white dots with a white marker.

I sponged this heart with distress inks too, then heat embossed the sentiment and stacked about eight hearts; to finish it off, I added stickles to the edge and the hat.

on to the gnomes.

while I was commenting for the September Rudolph Days Challenge, I found Carol’s sweet card featuring the Simon Says Stamp lil gnome die; it was the first time I saw him and had to have him.

gnome Christmas card in blue and white copyright snailzpace.com

I thought it would make a quick and easy card but I’ve only got one done so far – all the bits and pieces take a bit of time to assemble. I used the Ellen Hutson tree die over blue card stock that was splattered with white paint and popped the gnome on foam tape.

remember it’s anything goes at Maureen’s Rudolph Days Challenge for a chance to win a fabulous prize; you have until the end of the month to play along.

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Lantern With Jingle Bells

I made a second card for the Reverse Confetti NOVEMBER STOCK YOUR STASH holiday/winter theme.

just like the previous card, I painted the Reverse Confetti lantern stamp with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, cutting everything with the coordinating dies. I attached clear acetate behind the lantern and popped it all on foam tape. I stamped one of the sentiments in the set with versa clair rain forest ink and added a shimmer green card stock border.

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Lantern With Poinsettias

I’m playing along with the Reverse Confetti NOVEMBER STOCK YOUR STASH holiday/winter theme.

I am so glad I ordered the Reverse Confetti lantern stamp and die set released in September; they’re perfect for an A2 card. I painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, cut with the coordinating dies and fussy cut an extra two poinsettias for dimension. the centre dots are a gold metallic marker. I attached clear acetate behind the lantern and popped it all on foam tape. I stamped one of the sentiments in the set with versa clair rain forest ink and added a shimmer green card stock border.

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Eat, Snooze and Be Merry

I was asked to make a holiday card for someone who loves sloths; luckily, Clearly Besotted released this sweet clear stamp set full of holidays sloths, eat snooze and be merry.

I wanted to create a cozy indoor spot for this sweet sloth. I painted the images with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper, fussy cut and popped them on foam tape; the base is a separate stacked image in the same set that I cut apart.  I used the Penny Black wood floors die with white card stock and some Penny Black festive and frosty paper for the wall. to finish it off, I added stickles to the tree and speech bubble.

I’m playing along with these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp  – Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz #135 Cute Christmas
November’s NBUS #20  never before played along and never used this sweet sloth stamp set

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A Little Birdie

I created this card for the current Impression Obsession ChallengeYou’re a hoot! (owls and birds)! 

birdhouse shaped card copyright Linda snilazpace.com

I cut the IO house (DIE009-Z on sale 50% off)) from Kraft paper and made the woodgrain by brushing on distress inks: brushed corduroy, walnut stain, dusty concord and black soot. I stamped the IO sentiment, ‘A Little Birdie‘ (CL194 on sale 50% off), on a die cut Kraft circle, added the cheering up sentiment from the same set and sponged the edges with the same distress ink colours; then it was attached with foam tape. I added a die cut IO bird (DIE003-A) that I painted with dusty concord and wild honey distress inks.

I placed the house die over the left edge for a side fold card and I stamped the IO sentiment ‘some birdy‘ (A5418 ) on the inside along with the IO hugs (DIE516-A), sponged with dusty concord and black soot distress inks.

I’m also playing along with these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp – Thinking of You Wednesday Challenge
Dream Valley Challenges #236 DIE AND/OR PUNCHES + DT Call

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Halloween Mouse

just one more late halloween card and then I need to start my Christmas cards.

halloween mouse on top of stack of jack o lanterns

this cute mouse is an image in the Penny Black ‘stack o’ lanterns’ stamp set, painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper. I’m playing along with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge October challenge of Anything Goes + optional: Too Cute To Spook.

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