Sending Little Smiles

you never know where that little bunny might pop up.

happy mail card

i painted the chick and bunny with twinkling H2Os and sponged the background with distress inks; everything is popped on foam tape. the mail box was cut from grey card stock and the envelopes from lawn fawn hearts paper and doodlebug designer paper. a fun note card to make and it came together quickly.

lawn fawn supplies used:
stamps: love letters, smooth sailing
dies: happy mail

i’m playing along with the LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 57 – LITTLE THINGS
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #593 Anything Goes
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You Drive Me Happy

the current LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 55 MOOD BOARD & COLOUR INSPIRATION is full of summer items and bright colours.

summer camping card in bright colours

i painted the car and trailer from the Lawn Fawn happy trails stamp set with tombow markers bright set on hot press watercolour paper, cut with coordinating dies and added glossy accents to the windows. i stamped the line markings on grey cardstock and masked the two sentiments from the happy trails set to create this one. the sky was created with nuance powders and cold press watercolour paper and die cut clouds from the into the woods die set. to finish my card, i popped the vehicles on foam tape.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:
Little Red Wagon  #503 – Not About a Specific Event (this is an everyday card for my husband)
Addicted to Stamps and More #347- Make Your Mark (tombow markers)
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes

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Hip Hip Hooray!

i couldn’t be more proud of my daughter for earning her second degree; this is a spinning graduation cap tag i created to attach to a gift for her graduation party.graduation spinning cap tagi painted the lawn fawn smart cookie stamp graduation cap with my favourite black watercolour paint from sennelier and purple paint for the tassel then used the coordinating die.

i die cut two lawn fawn stitched circle tags: one from the spring fling paper pad and one white cardstock for the back that i stamped with ‘you’re one smart cookie’ from the smart cookie stamp set.

the slide on over circle die set was used for the interactive element; i stamped the sentiment from the tiny tag saying birthday stamp set, and layered with three pieces of yellow foam to create the channel. some of the foam needs to be trimmed from the edges to allow room for the penny/disc to move and spin the cap as it travels along the channel.

i’m playing along with the current LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 54 – PERFECT FOR PARTIES.

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Are We There Yet?

i’m playing along with the LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 53 – SPECTACULAR SKIES.

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campers at dusk; remember those long road trips?

i used 140 lb. cold press watercolour paper for lawn fawn’s stitched hillside border and sky; i swiped wild honey and worn lipstick distress inks on craft mat, spritzed with water and pressed the paper into it to create my background. lawn fawn’s happy trails images were stamped on 140 lb. hot press w/c paper and painted with my new daniel smith watercolour paints that i treated myself to; for years i’ve painted with twinkling H2Os so i need more play time to get used to these.

the hill was popped on foam tape, as were a couple of the trees and the vehicles. to finish it off, i cut a strip of paper that was sponged with black soot distress ink and i added the lines with a white gel pen.

i’m also playing along with the anything goes theme at Simon Says Wednesday.

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Snow Hearts

the current lawn fawnatics challenge theme is LOTS OF LOVE!

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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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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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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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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)

Holiday Fun

the lawnfawnatics challenge is a colour inspiration using any theme but i chose to make a christmas card since i’m a little behind on those:

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i masked off the snow with a free hand torn piece of paper and for the first time used distress oxide inks; after i sponged the sky i added water droplets and white gel pen dots. teddy was painted with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper; i added glossy accents to the sleigh rails, glitter to the hat and popped him on foam tape. the heart swirl and sentiments were stamped with versafine blue lagoon and it was finished off with die cut snowflakes.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:

As You Like It Challenge Monochrome Or Rainbow (&why): colours brighten my day and i love to use a colourful palette, mix my own custom paint colours and coordinate colours.
Stamping Sensations  – Get ready for Christmas

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lawn fawn products used:
oh what fun stamp set & coordinating die
tiny tag sayings (with love)
say what? christmas critters (christmas)
winter penguin stamp (heart swirl)
happy happy happy add on die (merry)
mini snowflakes (die cut snowflakes)
stitched rectangle die

I Love Fall

i really miss creating and i feel like i’m rusty, but family comes first and i did manage to make this tag today.

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this cute fox from the lawn fawn into the woods stamp set was painted with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper; the sky, ground and speech bubble were sponged with distress inks. i flicked some water droplets into the sky. the sentiment is in the same set but the tag, speech bubble and eyelet were die cut with the new say what? gift tags die set – so cute!

i’m playing along with these challenges:
LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 38 – AWESOME AUTUMN
Addicted to Stamps (October) #167 Autumn Colours challenge
Back To Basics  #13 – Watercolours
Simon Says Wednesday Anything But a Card
Die Cut Divas October- Autumn and Halloween
Stamping Sensations – (October) Shades Of Autumn

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Tiny Gift Boxes

these lawn fawn tiny gift boxes are just so fun and fast to make.

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i was lucky enough to win a lawn fawn gift card from the ‘as you like it challenge‘ so i couldn’t resist this cute die. a tiny bow is included in the set but because of my RA, my fingers just couldn’t manage that so i decorated with shaped and sponged flowers and buttons instead.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

As You Like It: Favourite Ribbons or Buttons – and WHY? i like both but it depends on the project i’m creating so this time i used buttons just because i like them for flower centres.

LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 33 – FUN FOLDS!

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Season’s Tweetings

i created a second card for the very challenging to me colour inspiration at the Lawn Fawnatics challenge 32.

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i switched back to my hot pressed watercolour paper and i think i’ll stick to it for painting images. i used tombow markers to colour these cute lawn fawn ‘winter sparrows,’ but i used three different blue twinkling H2Os to paint the sky.

this is also my second entry to the As You Like It Challenge and the Favourite Celebration (&why) theme. as i previously mentioned, celebrations aren’t the same since my son passed away but i’ve always loved making christmas cards, especially whimsical ones that make me smile and relax while i paint them.

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Owl Wish You A Happy Birthday

the Lawn Fawnatics challenge 32 is a colour inspiration that i found to be quite challenging because it uses one of my least favourite colours: orange.

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but i like blue and green so i persisted, although i’m not that happy with the results. for a change, i used cold pressed watercolour paper and i guess i’m too used to the hot pressed. anyway, i painted this cute owl from the new lawn fawn critter concert stamp set with tombow markers.

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i die cut a second lawn fawn stitched circle tag, painted it with tombow markers and attached it to the back; the sentiment is from the tiny tag sayings set and the twine was a free gift with my last lawn fawn purchase.

i’m also playing along with the As You Like It Challenge and the Favourite Celebration (&why) theme. i don’t really like celebrations of any kind since my son passed away, but i do like making birthday cards for others because it’s a happier occasion for them and usually whatever i colour makes me smile.

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Cute Flower Bookmarks

i’v mentioned before how much i love making bookmarks and keeping my daughter stocked up for her textbooks.

the cute tiny lawn fawn smiley flower from the so much to say stamp set was stamped on some leftover scraps of hot pressed watercolour backgrounds and coloured with coloured pencils. i used an avery elle bookmark die and finished them off with white dots.

i’m submitting these to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 31 – flowers, floral and foliage!

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A Little Christmas Treat

I’m playing with some new crafty goodies and the LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 17 – COLOR INSPIRATION:

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i was inspired by the bottom right photo to create these little treats for one of my specialists and his staff. i die cut the lawn fawn winter tiny tags mitten, stamped and heat embossed one of the sentiments from the LF tiny tag sayings set and finished them off with a white die cut bow. i hope they like the ghirardelli peppermint bark squares as much as i do.

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Snail Mail For You

i was really challenged by the one layer theme at the Lawnscaping Challenge No. 114!

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COPYRIGHT LINDA @ SNAILZPACE.WORDPRESS.COMwhen i first started making cards, they were CAS and a lot were one layer, but then i fell in love with patterned papers so i kind of shifted my style. my cards still focus on watercoloured images, but they usually include some pretty papers. after several failed attempts, i ended up with this card featuring this cute snail, coloured with faber castell albrecht durer watercolour pencils – the best in my opinion. i added clear stickles to the shell and embossed with a lawn fawn stitched rectangle die.

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Forest Friends

i’m so glad i found time to have some fun creating this card for the Lawnscaping Challenge No. 113 – TEXTURE!

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i painted the sky and images with twinkling H2Os, die cut and popped them on foam tape. the hand cut grass and die cut trees were embossed with the tim holtz woodgrain embossing folder and then coloured with distress inks. i finally got the lawn fawn rectangle stitching dies and i added an elizabeth craft hello.

i’d also like to submit this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and the STAMP AND PUNCH/DIE CUT theme and the Time Out Challenge #39 to Make Your Mark.

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Shiny Ornament Tag

i’m playing along with the lawnscaping challenge, No. 109, sparkle and shine, which i thought was perfectly suited to a christmas tag.

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some of the sparkle and shine is not showing up in the photo, but i covered the ornaments with glossy accents, edged the top tag layer with stickles and painted the background with a gold twinkling H2O that really shimmers.

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lawn fawn ornament tag

i was also inspired by this just add ink challenge no. 270 inspiration photo:

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Supplies used:
Stamps: winter gifts, joy to the woods
Dies: tag you’re it, joy to the woods
Paper:  snow day
peel offs
ribbon, twine

Snail Bookmarks

i’m playing along with Lawnscaping Challenge 107 – calling all critters!

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i didn’t think i’d have time to play today, but i managed to watercolour these cute and comical garden critters from the lawn fawn gleeful gardens stamp set with twinkling H2Os and die cut as bookmarks. the night time photos are a bit dull, but the shimmer shows up better.

i’m also playing along with kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge, day 9.

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Holiday ATC

i’m playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge theme to try a new technique. the limited space of ATCs (artist trading cards) intimidate me; they’re 2.5″ by 3.5″ and can be purchased in packages as seen at the strathmore site or you can cut your own.

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christmas ATC

i used the strathmore 400 Series Watercolor ATCs for my new technique – to create a holiday ATC.

i painted the sky and die cut trees (lawn fawn snow day) with twinkling H2Os, popping the front row with foam squares; i added red, yellow and green stickles to the trees and clear stickles for falling snow. the snow day sentiment fit perfectly across the bottom to finish it off. i think i conquered my fear of ATCs and might make more of these now.

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Watercoloured Sentiments Part 3

this is my third submission to the Lawnscaping Challenge theme of watercolours.

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i spritzed the leftover twinkling H2Os that i used on the first and second card and pressed the watercolour paper on to the fine droplets; then i dragged a yellow ink pad across the paper, spritzed it and stamped different sentiments from the lawn fawn ‘so much to say‘ clear stamp set. i coloured the hat with a watercolour pencil.

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Watercoloured Sentiments Part 2

this is my second submission to the Lawnscaping Challenge theme of watercolours.

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i used the same twinkling H2Os as the first card; i spritzed them and then pressed the watercolour paper on to the large droplets until it was covered. while it was still wet, i pressed it with a damp paper towel, which gives it the illusion of texture. i used different sentiments from the lawn fawn ‘so much to say‘ clear stamp set.

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Splattered Sentiments

i’m playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge theme of watercolours. although i have a collection of watercolour media, i usually use my twinkling H2Os to watercolour images because that’s my favourite thing to do.

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but today, i created something different – a quick and easy card. i used a red and yellow twinkling H2O, combing them to make an orange, and painted washes over the stamped sentiments from the lawn fawn clear stamp set ‘so much to say.’ i splattered the same colours both when my paper was wet and dry to get different splats/splatters. thanks for popping by.

Sending Hugs

i’m playing along with the lawnscaping challenge and the dots and stripes theme.

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i created a clean and simple card using the bunnies and heart stamps/dies from the lawn fawn snow day set and the sentiment from the so much to say set. the heart is popped on a foam square and i added a tiny gem to the sentiment. thanks for popping by.