Guest Designing For Addicted To Stamps

i’m excited to be guest designing for the Addicted To Stamps Challenge and i had a lot of fun creating this card.

bumbly bees copyright linda

the theme for the current challenge is black and white plus one other colour, not counting skin and hair.

i painted this cute inky antics image from the bumbly bees set with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper and stamped one of the sentiments from the same set. i added clear wink of stella to her wings, a MFT daisy, and yellow stickles on her anklet and sandals. all the papers are from doodlebug.

be sure to pop over to the blog to see the lovely creations from the design team.

thanks for popping by.

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

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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The Bee’s Knees

i made most of this card on sunday, but i wasn’t able to finish it, take a photo or type until now because of a severe RA flareup that i’m still recuperating from. i’ll probably slow down a little bit, if it’s even possible to go slower, but it’s so difficult not to create; i fell behind in everything again and hope to stop by soon and get caught up on some commenting.

anyway, i’m playing along with the sketch n stash challenge with the option of wings – items from my stash include one and a half year old stamps and papers, four year old punches and brand new memory box precious heart dies. i coloured with distress inks and used plenty of stickles.

i’m also submitting this card to these challenges:
try it on tuesday challenge – feminine and fancy theme
one crazy stamper – flowers
whimsy inspirations challenge – anything goes
natalie and amy’s – things with wings

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In The Dog House

card with penny black dog house image and inky antics sentiment
the current challenge at the paper and such design blog is to make a card featuring a snail or dog. i’ve made many snail cards, so this time i used a cute penny black dog stamp that was a gift from my friend, anne. everything is coloured with distress ink pads and the sentiment is inky antics. thanks for popping by.

Triangle Treat Boxes

i love making triangle treat boxes – they’re so quick and easy and perfect for any occasion! i was quite surprised to see some i made mentioned on the inky antics blog here on tuesday – look at the variety crafters made! there’s another one posted today- check out this adorable graduation treat box here. inky antics has a triangle box template stamp and clear stamp sets to match; if you need any more incentive to visit, there’s an inky antics blog hop featuring action wobbles – fun and interactive! thanks for popping by.

One Crazy Stamper Guest Post – Buzzing By

Card with Inky Antics Bumbly Bee
this is my final card for my guest designer spot at One Crazy Stamper. this little cutie is from the same inky antics bumbly bees clear set that i used on this card. i coloured with distress inks, used my favourite marianne creatables flourish leaf die and finished it off with a sentiment from the same set, a ribbon and bow. i’d like to thank lora, one crazy stamper owner for this fun opportunity and jacilynn, for being a great DT Coordinator and for all the kind words. thanks for popping by.

One Crazy Stamper Guest Designer – May

i am so excited to be a guest designer for one crazy stamper, a canadian store that is both bricks and mortar and online – you’ll love the customer service and very fast shipping! this is my card for this month’s mother’s theme; this little cutie is an inky antics image from OCS that i coloured with distress inks, covered her wings in stickles and added a vellum flower and bow. check out the OCS blog for some lovely inspirational cards; you have a month to join in! thanks for popping by.