Easter Bunnies

i’ve been practicing painting stripes so i made a quick and easy card to join the new Impression Obsession Challenge – Easter Fun!

i used my painted stripes for the Impression Obsession happy easter die (DIE367-J); the IO die cut bunnies (DIE168-C) were painted with twinkling H2Os on cold press watercolour paper and then i sponged the edges with walnut stain distress ink. i finished off the card with some scraps of paper in coordinating colours.

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Happy Easter

the Clearly Besotted Spring Plushies is a small stamp set but it’s perfect for spring and easter cards; it includes cute characters, spring florals, eggs and a sentiment. no surprise, it’s out of stock right now.

i sponged the sky with salty ocean distress ink and grass with mowed lawn distress ink. everything else was painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press w/c paper, fussy cut and popped on foam tape for dimension.

i’m playing along with the Allsorts #567challenge – Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue: my distress inks are 8 years old, my stamps are new, the sky is blue and i borrowed the sketch from Michelle, who designs for Clearly Besotted.

thanks for popping by and enjoy your day.

Happy Easter Chick

it’s time for a new monthly theme at the Penny Black And More Challenge and it’s an easy one – Anything Goes!

happy easter 2020 penny black card copyright linda snailzpace.com

this is the easter card I made for my daughter, using penny black ‘chick to chick,’ painted with twinkling H2Os on Arches hot press watercolour paper. Ellie, my PB and More teamie made some cute cards with dotted backgrounds so I was inspired to use the Altenew dots stencil and wild honey distress ink here.

along with an easy theme this month, it’s so easy to play along! just be sure to hand stamp a focal image, any company, to be entered for a chance to win a prize from our generous sponsors Penny Black and Swedish House Crafts.

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More Spring Flowers At Penny Black and More

I’m back with a reminder that we’re mid way through March so there’s still time to share your spring flower creations at the Penny Black and More challenge.

penny black easter copyright linda snailzpace.com

i painted this Penny Black cling stamp, easter basket, with twinkling H2Os and Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils. I added yellow nuvo drops and a Swiss dot embossing folder background.

Also a reminder that to be eligible for a prize, images from any company must be hand stamped and follow the challenge theme – it’s that easy!

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Bunny Box Treat

this is another treat box i made with the taylored expressions matchbox die that holds a mini kitkat bar.

memory box bunny plaid copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

i painted the cute memory box bunny and background with twinkling H2Os, as usual, but this time i fussy cut the jacket.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Little Red Wagon – Hippity Hoppity
Memory Box Challenge #35 – Color Challenge Green
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – INSIDE THE BOX
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers – #208  BUNNIES, CHICKS OR EGGS

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Make Mine Chocolate Too!

i’ve been seeing so many adorable bunny images but i’d like to raise awareness that chocolate bunnies are more appropriate to give for easter than real bunnies; i support the make mine chocolate campaign.

inky antics bunny copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com-1

bunnies are precious and until my daughter adopted two of my furry grand bunnies, i never knew how sweet and smart they were. unfortunately, real bunnies are given as easter presents only to be returned to shelters or worse because it was an impulse buy without any thought about their care and long term commitment.

i painted this cute inky antics image with twinkling H2Os and popped on foam tape to an embossed brick background using a taylored expressions embossing folder.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

As You Like It: Favourite Easter Character (&why): bunnies! after getting to know my two grand bunnies, i realize how cute, sweet and smart they are.
Sweet Stampers: #18 Spring or Easter
The Cutie Pie: Challenge No #121 Theme: SPRING CUTIES
The Paper Girls – #148 EMBOSSING
Always Fun Challenges – #51 EASTER
Gem of a Challenge
– Easter Time
Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday March – All Creatures Great and Small

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Spring Chicks At Penny Black And More

just a little reminder that there’s still plenty of time to play along with the ‘feature a creature’ theme this month at the penny black and more challenge.

penny black chicks copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com

i made a small card featuring the cute chicks from the penny black ‘chick to chick’ clear set, painted with twinkling H2Os, added stickles in yellow, clear and black and popped the image panel on foam tape.

remember your focal point must be hand stamped to be eligible for one of the fabulous prizes from this month’s sponsors: Penny Black, Marianne Designs, Bee Crafty. a future guest designer will be selected from those who use a PB image.

visit the blog to see what creatures my team mates are featuring.

I’m playing along with these challenges:

Papercraft Business Challenge  – #4 – Anything Goes + option of Easter
Noor! Designs UK March – Spring
Sweet Stampers  #18 Spring or Easter

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Easter Treats

i created two easter treat boxes using the taylored expressions matchbox die; a miniature kitkat bar fits perfectly inside.

easter treats copyright linda snailzpace.wordpress.com

i painted the sweet memory box bunny with twinkling H2Os and layered it up with some fun doodlebug papers.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Simon Says Monday: Easter/Spring Inspiration
Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday– March – All Creatures Great and Small
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #12 – Anything Goes with a Critter
My Time to Craft #366 – Easter/ Spring
Colour Crazy Challenge – No.10 – ANYTHING GOES
Papercraft Business Challenge  – #4 – Anything Goes + option of Easter

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Easter Treat Boxes

i made some more treat boxes with the taylored expressions matchbox die and some cute memory box bunnies.

copyright linda@snailzpace.wordpress.com memory box bunnies

i painted with twinkling H2Os and fussy cut the bow to attach to the pot and then covered it in clear wink of stella.

i’d like to submit these to the following challenges:

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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.


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

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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.

Cuddly Buddly Easter.1

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

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.

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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.


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.’


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!

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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.


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.

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Easter Bunny

cheery lynn bunny

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.

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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

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Egg-cited For Spring

kk bunny

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

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Easter Bunny

card with easter bunny holding a big egg in purple, pink and green
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.

cuddly bunnies

Hedgie’s Egg Haul

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.