Numbered Thank You

i needed a masculine thank you card for a number cruncher so i kept it clean and simple.

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i die cut the mama elephant thanks from black cardstock using stick it to layer it twice and attach it to the numbered paper.

i’m submitting this card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday – Masculine

Crafty Calendar June – Masculine

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What A Hoot!

the new Impression Obsession Challenge is Feathered Friends!

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i chose a couple of owls from the IO Zenspirations What A Hoot set (CL339) and tested out my new Caran D’ache Luminance Coloured Pencils on kraft; they work great. i sponged the edges with vintage photo distress ink.

i’m also playing along with these challenges:

As You Like It Challenge His & Hers (& why): i like making both but i usually create more feminine than masculine cards – it depends on the recipient. today’s card is for my husband.
Addicted to Stamps – #175 For a Boy/Man
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes

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Hugs For Hubby

while i’m caring for a loved one i don’t have much time to create but i did take a bit of a break to play.

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the new Impression Obsession Challenge is Pop Up Your Words! i’ve coloured the IO New England Lighthouse (G1286) with coloured pencils and popped the IO hugs (DIE516-A) on tiny bits of foam tape. i used the IO happy anniversary die (DIE627-G) and hearts from the IO looped heart border die (DIE128-C) on the inside for my husband’s anniversary card.

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Penny Black And More Mid July

i made another masculine card for this month’s penny black and more challenge; this month’s theme is quite an easy one – it’s anything goes with a stamp so you still have plenty of time to join us!

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i watercoloured this sweet teddy image from the penny black clear stamp set ‘a bear of all trades’ 30-108 with twinkling H2Os.

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, there are some fabulous prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Sizzix, Stamp Addicts, Crafty Ribbons.
visit the blog for some fabulous creations by the rest of the team.  thanks for popping by.

Penny Black And More July

it’s the first sunday of a new month so it’s time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge blog; we have an easy one for you – anything goes with a stamp.

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i watercoloured this sweet teddy image from the penny black clear stamp set ‘a bear of all trades’ 30-108 with twinkling H2Os.

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, there are some fabulous prizes to be won from: Penny Black, Sizzix, Stamp Addicts, Crafty Ribbons.
visit the blog for some fabulous creations by the rest of the team.  thanks for popping by.

Gift Card Pocket Card

COPYRIGHT LINDA @ SNAIL'S SPACE AND DESCRIBED HERE SOLELY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES; gift card pocket card in blue and rust with a thanks so much sentiment
i haven’t had much time for papercrafting lately, but i thought i could make a quick and easy project for the impression obsession die challenge this week; the paper looked like denim so this is what i came up with. i used the house die DIE009-Z, trimmed a bit off the bottom and flipped it to make a pocket, then i cut another one, trimmed it, scored along the edges and popped it on foam tape to hold a gift card. i stamped the sentiment from clear set CL41 and added some gold dots that were die cut from the largest of the snowflake die set DIE024-X because i didn’t have just the right size punches. i added the faux stitching with a fine marker. thanks for popping by.

In Loving Memory

card with teddy in blue coveralls sitting on the ground with a turtle and a miss you sentiment
i made this card in memory of my son, who passed away four years ago today. being the artist he was, he always encouraged me with my colouring skills when i started card making with stamped images. there are so many memories but this card honours him for his curiosity, love of nature and a scruffy teddy we rescued from a store shelf. i coloured this penny black teddy with distress inks and used my memory box alphabet die.

i’d like to submit my card to these challenges:
twisted tuesday – create a masculine card with clothes ends june 23
creative creations – masculine ends june 22
totally papercrafts – ends june 20

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Penny Black And More Mid Month Reminder – CAS

card with teddy bear in golf clothes with golf equipment and a you're the best sentiment
this is my mid month card for our CAS theme at penny black and more challenge. i stamped teddy three times: once on watercolor paper, which i coloured with distress inks, once on the white check paper and once on the red to paper piece his sweater. i cut out teddy and his golf bag and attached everything to the check paper. there are some fabulous prizes to be won and you still have time to come and play! you can use any stamp company’s image for the focal point of your creation, just no digis please.

i’m submitting this card to these challenges:
aloha friday challenge – #1 masculine/father’s day ends june 20
pan pastel uk challenge – male theme ends june 22
joanna sheen – father’s day or a male card ends june 26
ready-teddy-go – who’s the daddy? ends june 30

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For Dad

father's day card with stamped black wildflowers surrounded by orange, pink and red sponged ink
this CAS card is on its way to my dad for father’s day. i stamped and sponged with distress inks and i used my new memory box alphabet dies, which i love; they’re the perfect size for cards. thanks for popping by.

Take Note

card with teddy bear sitting at computer desk with mug and stationery print background paper along with a mug and sentiment that says i heart dad
this is my DT card for papercraft cafe and i chose to use doodlebug’s ‘take note’ paper and an image from the penny black ‘a bear of all trades’ clear stamp set, which is a great set for father’s day or any time you need a masculine card. as usual, i coloured with distress ink pads and brush and i popped the memo and arrow which were both cut out from the paper pad. i’d also like to submit this to the following challenges:

stempelsonne – fur and tail ends april 4
ladybug crafts ink
– anything goes ends april 7
papertake weekly – anything goes ends april 8
simply create too – animals ends april 11
a little bit crafty – first challenge of anything goes – ends april 28
ready teddy go – anythings goes ends april 30

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Penny Black And More Mid Month – For The Boys

masculine birthday card with orange and yellow strip of paper featuring stamped leaves on a white card base
i made another DT card for our masculine theme this month at penny black and more challenge. i randomly stamped the leaf from flowers sweet, #30-096, sponged colour through some drywall tape and matted to create a CAS card. there are some fabulous prizes to be won – ribbon, stamps, and gift certificates; all you need to do is make a card that suits the theme, use a stamped image as a focal point (no digis) and link up to our challenge blog. for inspiration, the DT have created some amazing masculine cards.

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Penny Black And More – For The Boys

teddy sleeping in a chair with an open book and a take it easy sentiment
it’s the first sunday of march so this is my DT card for the penny black and more challenge; this month’s theme is ‘for the boys.’ i used Penny Black ‘a bear of all trades’ 30-108 and stamped it three times – once to paper piece the chair, then to cut out teddy and attach him to the chair and to cut out, colour and pop the book. i coloured with distress inks, added faux stitching and a chipboard button covered with matching paper. finally, the checked paper was made by sponging through some drywall tape.

want to play along? you can use any company’s image (just no digis) for a chance to win some fabulous prizes from sponsors Penny Black, Pretty Little Ribbons, Crimson Cloud – plus, one of the lucky participants will be a Guest Designer. visit the challenge blog for some creative inspiration from the DT and to link up – i’d love to see what you make for the boys in your life.

thanks for popping by.

Walking Through Snow

christmas card with boy walking through snow and carrying a wreath
i made another CAS christmas card for my stash, using a new stamp i received for christmas. as usual, i coloured with a brush and distress ink pads, added snow and stickles and i’m submitting it to these challenges:
marianne’s design divas – it’s christmas!
Natalie and Amy’s – your favourite things (colouring!)
jingle belles – new toys
word play saturday – first challenge of ‘anything’
without words – baby, it’s cold outside
sweet stampin’ christmas – cold and frosty!

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Winter Cardinals

IOCardinals

i created this card for my husband’s birthday at the end of the month; we’re lucky enough to see cardinals year round and no matter what season it is their beautiful colours stand out. i coloured the impression obsession cardinals, K7017, with distress ink pads, as usual, and i’m submitting it to the impression obsession challenge of ‘your choice,’ the hotshot craft CAS challenge, and also the allsorts CAS challenge.  thanks for popping by.

Pumpkin George

card with george dressed up in pumpkin outfit with a spider
i created this card for the first Without Words challenge, which is an autumn theme this month. i love the cooler temperatures and rich colours of the fall season and pumpkins popping up everywhere, so i went with molly blooms’ pumpkin george stamp. i coloured with distress ink pads, sponged the edges of the kraft mat and popped it on with foam squares. thanks for popping by.

You’re The Best!

card with kraft base, heart and you're the best sentiment
i used this month’s hero arts sketch again, but this time to create this card for my husband. i’ve not been well for the past two weeks right after a month long RA flareup – he just steps in and takes care of everything and me so i thought the hero arts sentiment was perfect. i used foam tape to pop the die cut spellbinders heart and the memory box ticket, then sponged the edges of everything with vintage photo distress ink. thanks for popping by.

For My Dad

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i made this card because the image reminds me of some cartoons he drew for the newspaper where he worked. also, the sentiment is perfect –  he’ll make those early morning doctor appointments when he has to; he just won’t be cheerful about it because he’s not an early riser.
inside of father's day card with art impressions sentiment
everything is coloured with distress ink pads and i’m submitting this to the father’s day themes at the art impressions challenge and the flourishes timeless tuesday challenge. thanks for popping by.

The Beauty Of Winter

blue greeting card featuring red cardinal in tree branches and snowflakes
i created this card for the flourishes december bring back beautiful challenge and for my dad, who turns 87 next week. we don’t have any snow yet, so i enjoyed creating this wintery scene, but it’s so dull today that the extra lighting i used makes the glitter paper look silver instead of gold. anyway, thanks for popping by.

Serene Scene

lighthouse in black and white against a blue wash on white square card base
i missed being creative this past week, but we were out of town enjoying a change of scenery and visiting family. it was relaxing to be unplugged, but it’s always good to be home. i had a couple of nice surprises waiting for me – i found out i was a top pick for two challenges and this magenta stamp that i won a couple of weeks ago arrived. this photo inspired me to ink up my new stamp and make this CAS card for the splitcoaststampers inspiration challenge because i think my mojo is still on vacation. :) thanks for popping by.