Tiny Mouse Celebrates

This adorable little mouse was so much fun to colour; he’s one of the images in a clear stamp set from the Cuddly Buddly Crafts Spring Collection called Tiny Mouse Celebrates.

Tiny Mouse Celebrates

I watercoloured with twinkling H2Os and watercolour paints and used some Buddly Crafts digi papers called Soft Spring, matted with kraft.

I’m playing along with Mynn’s Birthday Bash Giveaway  that she’s holding for the month of May.

I’d also like to submit this to:
Top Tip Tuesday Animals 
Pile It On #68 – Cute Animal
Graph It Colouring –  week 19 square

Visit the Cuddly Buddly Crafts Facebook page and blog for some very creative projects and updates about new products.

Thanks for popping by.

Twinkling Bokeh

it’s the first of the month and time for a new theme at the house of cards challenge – we’d like you to use the bokeh effect on your creations. if you haven’t already tried it, you can make interesting backgrounds imitating this photography technique.

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i created my bokeh with twinkling H2Os and sponge daubers on 140 lb. cold press watercolour paper and simply attached the balloons and die cut sentiment.

mynn has provided a written tutorial on the blog today and movies, tips, and more from other DT gals later this month! i hope you’ll try this fun technique and play along! different DT creations are featured every monday so be sure and check them out for more inspiration.

thanks for popping by.

Birthday Cupcake

i’m back to share a card i made mid-way through the month to remind you that you still have plenty of time to join us at the penny black and more challenge blog for our birthday theme this month that is open until april 29.

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for my DT card,  i used twinkling H2Os to colour this cute penny black image from the clear stamp set, critter party, and stamped the sentiment from the salutations set.

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.

Birthday Hedgies

it’s the first sunday of the month and the penny black and more challenge theme for april is birthdays!

for my DT card, i water coloured this penny black cling stamp, cake dance Product #40-060, with twinkling H2Os and winsor & newton watercolour paints; the balloon was painted and cut using a die that was a gift, thank you daniela!

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to 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, there are some fabulous prizes to be won so i hope you’ll come and play along. visit the blog for some inspirational creations by my teamies.

thanks for popping by.

Lawnscaping’s 100th Challenge

the lawnscaping challenge is having a 100th birthday celebration with extra inspiration on the blog. i didn’t think i’d have time to join in, but i created a CAS and quick and easy card.

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i heat embossed the multi-coloured sentiment from the ‘so much to say’ stamp set and used coloured pencils to colour the randomly stamped star from the same set. i added fine glitter, matted it onto a black card base and i have another birthday card for my stash.

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thanks for popping by.

Penny Black And More – Mid February 2015

i made this card to remind you that you still have plenty of time to play along with us at the penny black and more challenge where the theme for february is anything goes, but no digis.

penny black special wishes

for my DT card, i stamped a sentiment from the penny black ‘special wishes‘  clear stamp set with archival brilliance peacock ink on white glossy paper, layered it on blue shimmer card stock onto a pre made green card. the tiny butterfly is a peel off and so are the tiny dots but i coloured them to match with a permanent marker.

check out the blog for some beautiful creations by my teamies. 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. as always, there are some fabulous prizes to be won so i hope you’ll come and play along.

thanks for popping by.

Penny Black And More – February 2015

it’s the first sunday of the month and the penny black and more challenge theme for february is any easy one – anything goes!

for my DT card, i stepped outside my comfort zone of coloured images and used sentiments from two penny black clear stamp sets: just a note…from tiny wishes (30-026) and it’s your special day from sweet wishes (30-104).

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the notebook edge was cut with MFT die-namics and i added some pink gems.

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.

Birthday Greetings

i designed this card for cuddly buddly and this cute little dog from the Birthday Wishes clear stamp set was just so much fun to colour;  i used twinkling H2Os. i love that the set includes numbers to stamp in the today circle, plus there are two sentiments and an adorable teddy image.

birthday card in bright colours featuring a dog with presents

i cut thin strips of card stock to make the banner.

Supplies used on this card available at Cuddly Buddly:

Cuddly Buddly Clear Stamps – Birthday Wishes CBS0014
Barbara Anne Williams Digi Papers – Wee Ones Brights Aqua & Lime

be sure to visit the blog for some very creative projects that feature some more Cuddly Buddly stamps and visit the Cuddly Buddly facebook page for more projects and news.

i’d like to submit this to seize the birthday challenge – anything goes with a topping option of party.

thanks for popping by.

One Lucky Chick

you might remember that i recently purchased some from the heart digital birdbrain images and this little cutie was free with a purchase. since i need a birthday card for someone who loves all things irish, it’s perfect. this week’s twist is to not use designer paper/just cardstock. i tried. it’s funny that when i first started making cards about six years ago, almost all of my cards were clean and simple and designer paper intimidated me – so many patterns and colours; and now i’m challenged by CAS.

i {heart} card sketches w/ a tWiSt #no.73:

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i watercoloured the image with twinkling H2Os and literally followed the sketch. thanks for popping by.

Birthday Bird

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i’m playing along with this week’s i {heart} card sketches w/ a tWiSt #no.70. the bird is coloured with distress ink pads and twinkling H2Os and both the image and hearts are popped on foam tape; i coated the candle with glossy accents. i reached a milestone birthday this week and i was kind of dreading it, but someone reminded me that it’s just a number – maybe i feel older than the number. lol. thanks for popping by.

Chef Teddy

Wild Rose Studio Chef Teddy

i needed to add a birthday card to my stash so i watercoloured this cute wild rose studio teddy clear stamp with distress ink pads and twinkling H2Os and used a wild rose studio sentiment. the looped heart border is one of the impression obsession dies that i chose when i recently won a gift certificate by playing along with their challenges.

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

papertake weekly – ohhh so cute
creative knockouts – colouring show off
feeling crafty – one for the girls/ladies
always something creative – birthday
natalie and amy’s challenge – rubber stamping
papercrafting challenges – my faves are watercolouring cute and whimsical images, dies, minimal embellishments
allsorts – happy birthday as they celebrate their 5th bday
one crazy stamper – anything goes and an embellishment

thanks for popping by.

Penny Black And More August – In The Garden

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it’s the first sunday of the month and time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge; this month we’d like to see ‘in the garden’ creations. i coloured this penny black ‘break for cake’ image with distress ink pads and die cut the sentiment from the ‘in the garden’ clear set. i made my own flowers again with dies and punches and used my memory box ribbon slide die and added stickles to it.

i’d love for you to play along and remember – you can use any company’s images as your focal point, just no digis please. for some fabulous prizes and inspiration from the rest of the design team, visit the challenge blog here.

i’d also like to submit this card to these challenges:
one crazy stamper – birthday
a little bit crafty – summer sun
just for fun – anything goes
penny black – beat the heat
Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World – birthday
seize the birthday – anything goes birthday linky party

thanks for popping by.

Happy Birthday!

copyright linda @ snail's space and described here for people with disabilities; birthday card in pinks and greens featuring a stamped and coloured cute elephant carrying some presents plus a die cut white heart border at the bottom
i created this birthday card for a very special someone who loves elephants; this is my first bella stamp by wild rose studio and i think she’s just so cute. i followed the sketch at a die for a sketch challenge #14 (flipped vertically), coloured with distress inks and twinkling H2Os, made my own flowers with dies and punches and of course added stickles wherever i could.

i’d also like to submit this card to these challenges:
Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World
stamp with fun #217 celebrate
the cutie pie – pretty in pink
a little bit crafty ‘die-ing for it’
the paper girls – watercolours
wordplay saturday july – birthdays
seize the birthday – anything goes

thanks for popping by.

Penny Black And More July – enjoy!

card with two hedgehogs carrying a present, a die cut enjoy sentiment and two die cut pennant borders at the top
it’s the first sunday of the month, so it’s time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge; we’d like to see dies and punches on your creations. for my DT card i coloured these cute hedgies with distress ink pads and used the memory box lower case alphabet and banner dies, while the little butterfly is a MS punch. there are some fabulous prizes from sponsors Penny Black, Whiff of Joy, Flonz, and Stix2 and remember that you can use any company’s images to play along, just no digis please. check out the challenge blog for some inspiration from my teamies and the rules – hope you’ll play along. thanks for popping by.

ETA: i’m submitting this card to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Happy Birthday

birthday card with yellow background, pennants at the top and featuring a circle of hedgehogs dancing around a birthday cake
welcome to some new followers; i appreciate your interest in my blog.

i’m still slowly easing back into creating so it was fun to colour this cute penny black hedgie image; as usual, i used distress inks. i used my new memory box pennant die to cut two and join together and used papers from the bo bunny surprise! collection – i love the bright colours and patterns in this 6×6 pad.

i’m submitting this card to the following challenges:
allsorts challenge – celebrating their 4th birthday
one stop craft challenge – furry friends
613 avenue create – anything goes
red carpet studio – 16 candles
songbird challenges – all creatures great and small

thanks for popping by.

Yummy Cookies

card in blue and chocolate brown with jar of heart shaped cookies and hope your day is delicious sentiment
i’m playing along with the Your Next Stamp Tasty Tuesday Challenge, which provided an inspiration photo full of beautifully decorated chocolate/blue/vanilla cookies that look so yummy. i coloured the image with a paintbrush, distress ink pads and tombow marker, added stickles to the chocolate chips and border of the image, and popped it on foam squares. i stamped the sentiment and added a couple of gems to complete this CAS card. thanks for popping by.

DTC’s Birthday Bash

mouse blowing bubbles with a balloon and a celebrate sentiment in aqua with glitter on her dress
i was fortunate to have been published twice last year in designed to color magazine, which is celebrating its first birthday with challenges and prizes. i made this card for their tic tac toe Crafty Challenge and i chose balloon, banner and aqua plus this cute penny black mouse image – coloured with distress inks as usual, along with plenty of stickles. thanks for popping by.

Shades Of Green

card in green with flowers and wishing you many lovely tomorrows sentiment
welcome to my newest follower and thank you for taking an interest in what i do! i created this card for the impression obsession challenge of shades of green. i don’t usually put sentiments on the fronts of my cards – they’re crooked (stamp positioner won’t work with curved blocks), they smudge because of my hands and uneven pressure or they just don’t fit in. this impression obsession stamp, #C8559, is so pretty that i wanted it to be the focal point. after i die cut the flowers, i sponged the edges with shabby shutters distress ink and added some stickles and punched leaves. thanks for popping by.

Penny Black And More Any Die Will Do

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it’s the first sunday of november and time for a fun new penny black and more challenge; this month’s theme is ‘any die will do’ so for my DT card i used spellbinders edgeabilities and oval and my favorite things banner. this sweet penny black image, a gift from my friend, anne, is coloured with distress inks and i used a Flonz sentiment from a set. i hope you play along for some fabulous prizes plus a chance to be a guest designer; remember you can use any image, just no digis. the rest of the design team’s beautiful creations and all the challenge rules are here. thanks for popping by.

Penny Black And More – All My Favourite Things

birthday card with penny black hedgie and mouse
this is my DT card for the Penny Black And More June challenge; this month’s theme is All My Favourite Things: penny black critters, colouring with distress inks, pink and green, stickles, punches and die cuts, and chocolate cake – this one is chocolate raspberry because i also love raspberries (have you tried the godiva raspberry chocolate bars?!) you’ll be inspired by the beautiful cards from the other design team members and i’d love to see you play along and find out what your favourites are. there are some fabulous prizes from our generous sponsors – Penny Black, Sir Stampalot, Crimson Cloud, Classy Crafts and Little Darlings Rubber Stamps and remember you can use any stamp company image, just no digis. thanks for popping by.

Birthday Tag

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welcome to my new followers! i’ve been so busy with appointments and paperwork (not the fun kind) that i haven’t had much time to create or hop around in blog land and comment. out of desperation to play, i took time out to put together this very simple tag to submit to the stampalot challenge, which is celebrating two years. thanks for popping by and i hope to get caught up next week.

Cheesy Cupcake

birthday card with penny black mice image and cupcake
it would have to be cheese flavoured for the mice, wouldn’t it? i coloured the image with distress inks and popped it on foam tape, added stickles to the cupcake and around the border. i’m submitting this to the ‘happy birthday’ stampalot challenge since they’re celebrating their 2nd birthday; the ‘someone special’ joanna sheen challenge and the paper players, who want to see CAS projects using watercolouring. thanks for popping by.

Exciting News!

i’ve been invited to join the design team at the Penny Black And More Challenge Blog. everyone has made me feel very welcome and they’ve been so patient with me as i learn blogger.

birthday card with two mice, one blowing candles out and another with balloons in yellow, blue and purple colours

this is my DT card for this month’s theme, which is ‘oh so cute.’ everything is coloured with distress inks and i added stickles to the icing.

there are some fabulous prizes to be won: our sponsors this month are Penny Black (3 stamps/sets), Joanna Sheen (£10 voucher), Sir Stampalot (PB stamp) and Letraset (set of Aquamarkers). you can view all the challenge rules and the rest of the Design Team’s cute creations here; you’ll be awww’d. thanks for popping by.

Do You Have A Wish?

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my wish is that my mojo would stop taking a break. in between medical appointments and my out of town daughter visiting with her two very cute bunnies, i haven’t had time to create much lately.  anyway, i watercoloured this image with distress inks and aquamarkers, used plenty of stickles on the wings and created this fan flower by hand scoring the paper strip; the hardest part was actually forming the flower and getting it to stick to the base. with my hands, i don’t think i’ll be making many of these, although i love how they look. thanks for popping by. i’m submitting this to the following challenges:

sir stampalot – whatever you fancy
flutterby wednesday – open theme
my time to craft – fairy tales
moving along with the times –  fantasy
papertake weekly – grow your own